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Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program at Tri-Cities High School will hold an open house this weekend.

The open house will be Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tri-Cities High's magnet program gives budding artists and performers the chance to study and train in their passions while earning their high school diplomas. Learn more at fultonschools.org.

The school is located at 2575 Harris Street in East Point.

Morgan Stanley sponsors Atlanta Mountainfilm on Tour Travelling Film Festival

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley is the presenting sponsor of the Mountainfilm on Tour ATL event, held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. Mountainfilm on Tour is a traveling showcase of inspiring, adventurous and humorous short films spotlighting the environment and outdoor activity. All screenings during the two-day event are curated from the 2013 Mountainfilm in Telluride Film Festival held earlier this year.

East Point native stars in 'Clybourne Park'

East Point native stars in 'Clybourne Park'

(WXIA) -- A Georgia girl is well on her way to becoming a seasoned stage actress. This summer, Tangela Large starred in the award-winning play Clybourne Park.

The play was written by Bruce Norris in response to the classic 1959 Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun. It won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.

"Being in this play was such a blessing," Large said. "I saw two different productions, and I got a chance to meet Bruce Norris and hear his inspiration and views about his playwritings. I basically fell in love with the play because I felt that the text was romantic and also very necessary."

Large grew up in East Point and graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2010. She is currently attending Brown University on a full scholarship.

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announced on Tuesday that South Fulton Arts Facilities are attracting a good number of visitors. 

In 2012, as reported by Jolene Butts Freeman of the Fulton Co. Government, South Fulton Arts Centers held over 550 activities and had a total turnout of around 38,000 people. Those activities included classes, summer camps, Art at Work, exhibits, festivals, lectures, screenings, workshops and productions. 

Over 18,000 visited the Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater & Gallery in 2012. A portion of that number came from attendance of "Mountaintop" - a presentation by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. The play averaged 222 people per show. 

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- For the 14th year in a row, the Fulton County School System has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation.

Fulton County is one of only two districts in the country to make the list for each of its 14 years.

"We are proud to have music programs that showcase the immense talent of our students and staff and that are heavily supported by the community," superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement.

This school year, three Fulton schools -- Alpharetta High, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High -- participated in the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.