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"The Colored Museum" Debuts In Dekalb County

"The Colored Museum" Debuts In Dekalb County

DECATUR, Ga. -- (submitted by Dekalb County) The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center is pleased to welcome “The Colored Museum” play written by George C. Wolfe and directed by Jasmine Guy. Performances run now through April 17.

This satirical exhibit will illustrate race relations in a mosaic that spans more than 200 years of African American culture, mocks stereotypes and takes a closer look at what it means to be black in America.

Doraville offers perfect outlet for 'dramatic' kids

Doraville offers perfect outlet for 'dramatic' kids

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Doraville Rec is gearing up for a series of drama classes created especially for local children.

The course on Improv ABCs (Acting Builds Confidence) will begin Saturday, Apr. 16 at the Forest Fleming Arena at Honeysuckle Park (3037 Pleasant Valley Drive, 30340). Registration is already open.

Improv ABCs will teach children ages six to 10 acting, improv, comedy and stage presence skills. The specialized lessons promote listening, confidence and emotional mastery.

As the session progresses, the students will learn to support and encourage each other, affirm choices and ideas, and create a fun and positive environment for themselves and their friends.

Improv ABCs runs for eight weeks and is presented in one hour and 15 minute sessions. Children ages six and seven will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., while those ages eight to 10 will meet from 11:30 a.m.

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

ATLANTA -- All of the current interest in education has Metro Atlanta parents talking.

Tonight, St.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

DORAVILLE, GA -- Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will celebrate his 107th birthday on Wednesday, Mar. 2, and Doraville children are invited to his birthday party.

The Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30340) will throw a "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!" party at 10:30 a.m. on Mar. 2.

With a Dr. Seuss-themed storytime, crafts and a special surprise, this will be an event to remember.

The Dr. Seuss birthday party is appropriate for three- to five-year-old children. No registration is required.

For more information, call the Doraville Library at 770-936-3852.

Commissioner Stan Watson to Address Issues Impacting Black DeKalb

DECATUR – In recognition of Black History Month, DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is pleased to present to the citizens of DeKalb County the “State of Black DeKalb” - How Far Have We Come?  The event will feature a series of panel guests in a discussion to share insight on issues that impact critical quality of life issues.

Topics covered in the “State of Black DeKalb” include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Partnerships and Resources
  • Political Aspects
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Future of DeKalb

The event will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main theatre.

Doraville Mayor Declares Atlanta Rhythm Section Day

Doraville Mayor Declares Atlanta Rhythm Section Day

DORAVILLE, GA -- Guitarist Barry Bailey recently returned to his musical roots to accept a key to the City of Doraville and receive a proclamation from mayor Ray Jenkins.

Bailey, a founding member of the rock group Atlanta Rhythm Section, was a studio musician at Doraville's Studio One in 1970, along with other members of the band. ARS recorded its first album in 1972, and Bailey wrote the music for "Doraville," the band's first top 40 hit, in 1974.

"It's refreshing to be back, and it's nice to be honored like this," said Bailey, who retired from the band in 2005 and currently lives in Madison with his wife, Ginger. "It's good to ride around and see how the city has changed and, in some cases, not changed."

ARS recorded seven albums in Studio One, which closed in 1989.

Chamblee's Regal Theatre holds Harry Potter Preview

Atlanta, GA--  The most anticipated film in years "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" was screened 2 days before its release date to 100's of fans that showed up excited and in costume. See the pics at Metromix Atlanta.