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"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

The video for Celebrate – from the motion picture SPARKLE featuring Jordin Sparks

Offensively Funny Original Musical Parody to Debut in Atlanta

Offensively Funny Original Musical Parody to Debut in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- How often is a musical rated 'O' for Offensive?  Trevor Petty, the writer and producer of this original show, thinks not often enough.  Unmasked: The Phantom of the Flopera is exactly that, hilariously and equally offensive and laugh out loud fun.  This original show comes with this warning: Unmasked is an equal opportunity offender, without regard to race, religion, gender, political affiliation or sexual orientation and has been rated "O" for “Offensive” by the Committee Against Creativity in America (CA-CA).  The show is produced by The Spirit of Broadway.

The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement to screen 'Restless City' 4/27 at Phipps Plaza

The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement to screen 'Restless City' 4/27 at Phipps Plaza

ATLANTA --  (submitted by Terri Vismale-Morris)  AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, will open its third film, RESTLESS CITY, in Atlanta this Friday, April 27 at AMC Phipps Plaza.

Filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu's stunning feature directorial debut was an Official Selection at 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT category, and tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk.

Variety explained, "The extraordinarily beautiful "Restless City" achieves revelation on two tiers -- in the kinetic landscape of the city itself and in the world of Senegalese immigrants, whose struggle evolves just beneath the sightlines of the average New Yorker. Visually, it's euphoric."  While The Hollywood Reporter called the film, "a stunning, intense twist on the American Dream." 

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Braimah’s master classes cost as little as $5 dollars and are part of the ‘DanceAfrica Atlanta Class Series’ produced by GIWAYEN MATA, Atlanta’s all-female dance, percussion and vocal ensemble.

Feb 15, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – This weekend in Atlanta, Black History Month anticipates the teachings of a world-renowned drum master. Ghana-born djembe and dunun master drummer Weedie Braimah will teach a drum workshop at BNM Studio located 409 Mead Road Decatur, GA 30030.  Joined by New Orleans native  and dancer, Christan Carter, expect to learn how the dance movements correspond with high-energy West Africa drumming techniques.

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Country Star Erica Nicole Headlines Int’l Food and Music Festival on Saturday Nov. 12th

Country Star Erica Nicole Headlines Int’l Food and Music Festival on Saturday Nov. 12th

Dekalb - Dekalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and Commissioner Stan Watson recently announced that musical star Erica Nicole will be the headlining act for the first-ever Dekalb International Food and Music Festival.  

 

“I am so honored to take part in the DeKalb Food and Music Festival!  Having grown up in DeKalb County, I am so proud to see that my county is recognizing and promoting all the various cultures from around the world by holding this great inaugural festival,” said Nicole.  “I look forward to sharing my music and giving back to a community that has given so much to me."

 

The DeKalb International Food and Music Festival takes place this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2–8 p.m. at the GM Doraville Assembly Plant, 3900 Motors Industrial Way in Doraville.