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2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Some of the most talented young performers in Georgia have been recognized with nominations for the 2013 Shuler Hensley Awards.

The awards program honors the best high school musical theater productions in the state.

It is named for Cobb County native Shuler Hensley, a seasoned Broadway performer who has won a number of prestigious awards, including a Tony.

RELATED | Shuler Hensley named artist-in-residence at Kennesaw State

This year's Shuler Hensley Awards nominees were announced Tuesday. The awards ceremony will be held Apr. 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The nominees include:

Best Overall Production

* Avenue Q
Atlanta International School, Buckhead

* Les Misérables
Buford High School

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The Empress of Soul will perform a concert in south Fulton County later this year.

Gladys Knight, former lead singer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, will grace the stage of Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Friday, May 3.

Singer and songwriter Howard Hewett will be Knight's special guest for the concert. Jazz trumpeter "Milkshake" Mayfield is also scheduled to perform.

Tickets for the May 3 show are currently available and can be purchased at ticketalternative.com. They range in price from $45 for a lawn seat to $125 for a VIP table.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road. Learn more at wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration is soon to open for the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture's Spring 2013 class sessions. 

Four Arts Centers will offer classes in arts and culture studies, including dance, theatre, painting, drawing, pottery and others, according to Fulton County Government official Jolene Freeman. 

As Freeman reported, registration can be completed online or onsite, beginning February 19 and ending March 19. Classes begin March 19, and run for eight weeks. Youth and adults are welcome to attend. 

To sign up, visit the Fulton Arts website, or call (404) 612-5780 for more information. 

Classes are being held at the Abernathy Arts Center, South Fulton Arts Center, Southwest Arts Center and the West End Performing Arts Center. 

Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Be first to hear 'GOOGLLE ME' by Ray-Ray Johnson

Be first to hear 'GOOGLLE ME' by Ray-Ray Johnson

ATLANTA -- We are interviewing Ray-Ray Johnson, Atlanta's up-and-coming R&B artist. He has a new song that is about to hit all the radios. Stay tuned and listen to the show to find out what it is and when you will be able to get your own copy. 

Raymond was born and raised in the entertainment capital of the Southeast. Ray-Ray, as he has come to be known as, has Atlanta as his home and music as his heart. Ray-Ray, along with his two brothers was raised by his mother and father in a home that was filled with the love of God, school and music. From the age of 3, Ray-Ray's family realized that he had a special gift. Not only was he already showing exceptional vocal talent, he was eagerly commanding an audience at family gatherings. It could be the carpet in the family room or the picnic table at the family reunion, Ray-Ray was always eager to put on a show. 

To learn more about Ray-Ray Johnson and to follow him on Facebook, be sure to like his Facebook page


You can hear the show Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30PM by clicking here or calling into 760-683-2655.

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

ATLANTA -- Tobacco use is responsible for 87% of lung cancer deaths, most cases of chronic obstructive disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, 21% of all coronary heart diseases and kills more than 400,000 Americans each year, with about 700 of those deaths occurring in Fulton County.