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Fulton County among best places for music education

Fulton County among best places for music education

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County has been recognized for the 12th year in a row as one of the best places to live for music education.

Only two school systems in the nation have received the honor every time the annual national survey has been given.

Released this week, the "Best Communities for Music Education" list represents an annual snapshot of music education at its best. It is based on a survey conducted by the NAMM Foundation and several partner organizations in the fields of music and education.

NAMM is a not-for-profit international association that represents the musical instruments and products industry.

"Fulton is well known locally and nationally for its music programs," said Superintendent Cindy Loe.

Popular puppet series returns to Roswell this summer

Popular puppet series returns to Roswell this summer

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Genki opens in VaHi, Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis and Inman Park Spring Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS: Genki opens in VaHi, Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis and Inman Park Spring Fest

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Atlanta by Air, Inc. will be conducting daily aerial sightseeing tours of the Atlanta skyline and key landmarks for up to three passengers. The flights depart from Peachtree DeKalb Airport and are by appointment only. For more information contact Atlanta by Air at (678) 536-9166. The Peachtree DeKalb Airport is located at 1 Corsair Drive in Chamblee.

Go see classic rock icons, WAR, at the Fiesta Atlanta: Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Centennial Olympic Park. The fifth annual festival will be a day-long festival of Latino culture, music, arts, crafts and children’s activities. Centennial Olympic Park is located at 285 International Boulevard.

Take the “From Civil War to Civil Rights Tour” this Friday at Underground Atlanta.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Win tickets to Yanni concert at the Fox (giveaway ends 1 pm EST, 4/20)

Win tickets to Yanni concert at the Fox (giveaway ends 1 pm EST, 4/20)

On March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US. The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Win a pair of tickets to the Atlanta Yanni concert on Saturday, April 23rd held at the Fox Theatre, beginning at 8 pm. The tickets are Free but parking, concessions, memorabilia, etc will be the responsibility of the attendees. Tickets will be held in the winner's name and available at the Will Call desk. You will be given a contact name and phone number in case of any issues at Will Call.

This giveaway is only open until 1 PM on Wed 4/20!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre announces 2011-2012 lineup

Georgia Ensemble Theatre announces 2011-2012 lineup

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, has announced its lineup for the 2011-2012 season.

Robert J. Farley, founding artistic director, announced the season at the Thursday, Apr. 7 production of Forbidden Broadway.

"I am so looking forward to celebrating Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 19th season of professional theatre with this truly entertaining and outstanding lineup," Farley said. "We had nearly 1,000 subscribers renew before we even announced the 2011-12 season.

Roswell artist to participate in Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out

Roswell artist to participate in Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A Roswell woman is one of 33 artists nationwide selected to participate in the second annual Plein Air Paint Out, Art Show and Sale at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Millie Gosch was thrilled to be chosen for the second year in a row.

"I'm very excited about the Callaway Plein Air event," she said. "I participated also last year, and it was the highlight of my year. The gardens and surrounding areas are beautiful to paint."

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