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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.

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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

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. 

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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

Al Roker talks White House, new book and his rules!

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3 North Fulton high schools invited to Midwest Clinic

3 North Fulton high schools invited to Midwest Clinic

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Three high schools in North Fulton County have been invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic.

Musical groups from Alpharetta High, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High will travel to Chicago for the clinic next week.

"This is unprecedented," Jessica Booth, fine arts coordinator for the Fulton County School System, said in a statement. "Never in the Midwest Clinic's history have three schools been selected from one district in the same year."

The Alpharetta High School Symphony will perform Dec. 19, while the Chattahoochee Chamber Orchestra and the Johns Creek Philharmonia Orchestra are scheduled to perform Dec. 21. Selections include new works, as well as masterworks by such greats as Mozart, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Grieg.

Museum Day | Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

Museum Day | Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. --  In celebration of the Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center will be offering free admission. 

The center encompasses a "historic village" with local Native American history and artifats from the 1940's. According to the center's webpage, "properties on the site include a replica Native American village, church, tenant house, farm house and general store." 

All exhibits will be open for tours and the collections will all be on display.