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LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

ATLANTA – It’s the summer time, ‘tis the season for chic fits, light fabrics, mandals, murses and clean faces and we know you want to let it all hang out. However it’s more important for today’s modern fashionmister to have clean and healthy skin. From cleansers to exfoliants, shavers to straight ravors, shaving creams to soaps, moisturizers and sunscreen men have a wide range of product selections to maintain their signature smirk.

Of course, every guy has their own routine; some skip a day to stay smooth others use a hot towel and facial scrub, either way; they all work to achieve the same goal which is smooth skin.

LAA Cine Latinoamericano Film Series to present Sergio

LAA Cine Latinoamericano Film Series to present Sergio

The Latin American Association (LAA) will present the documentary film Sergio Thursday, June 23rd  at 6 p.m. as part of its Cine Latinoamericano Film Series

Sergio is based on Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power’s biography of Sergio Vieira de Mello, a charismatic Brazilian U.N. diplomat who ventures into Baghdad in 2003 during the U.S. occupation of Iraq under President Bush’s administration. While there he is captured and held hostage by terrorists and later killed during an attack of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad.

Atlanta Hawks launch Spanish website

Atlanta Hawks launch Spanish website

ATLANTA -- In an effort to respond to growing demand from its Hispanic audience, the Atlanta Hawks have launched a new website, Atlanta Hawks en Español.

Featuring original video content, Twitter feeds from Hispanic players in the NBA and a blog from the Hawks' Al Horford, the team hopes to expand its reach among a population that has grown 96 percent in Georgia in the past decade.

"Our goal as an organization has always been to look for ways to further engage our fans and provide a comprehensive Hawks experience for each and every one of them," said Tracy White, chief sales officer and senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Hawks.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

14th Annual Father’s Day Friday Golf Tournament to Benefit DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet

14th Annual Father’s Day Friday Golf Tournament to Benefit DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet

Dekalb County --  Stan Watson, Super District 7 Commissioner will host the 14th Annual Father’s Day Friday Golf Tournament on Friday, June 17, 2011.

The purpose of the golf tournament will support the goal to raise $10,000 this year to benefit the citizens of DeKalb County through the DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet.

25 teams are expected to participate. The golf tournament will be held at the Sugar Creek Golf Course located at 2706 Bouldercrest Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30316.

Registration begins at 8:00A.M. with a Shot-gun start at 9:00A.M.

For those of you who are avid golf players or would like to help support our efforts, there are still spaces available for participants and teams. For registration or sponsorship information, please contact Dewey McClain, Tournament Director at 770-925-3201

Cross Keys High graduates two stellar students

Cross Keys High graduates two stellar students

ATLANTA -- More than 6,000 seniors graduated from DeKalb County high schools in 2011.

But two graduates from Cross Keys High School in North Atlanta accomplished some pretty amazing things during their years in DeKalb schools and are ranked among the country's best and brightest.

Mpaza Kapembwa and Thuy "Vy" Thi Tran both graduated with honors and received full scholarships to some of America's top colleges.

Mpaza immigrated to Atlanta from Zambia as a child.