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Poster contest returns for 2013

Poster contest returns for 2013

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The Brookhaven Arts Alliance will hold its annual Commemorative Poster Contest for the arts festival again in 2013.

Entrants are asked to design a poster that best represents the Brookhaven Arts Festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013, and the new city of Brookhaven.

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The winning design will grace both the poster and a commemorative T-shirt.

Submissions must be 2D works of art. There is no limit to the number of designs one person can submit, and contest entry is free.

All designs must be submitted by Apr. 15, 2013.

For more information, including how to enter the poster contest, visit brookhavenartsalliance.com.

'Spring Awakening,' 'Red' take top Suzi Awards

'Spring Awakening,' 'Red' take top Suzi Awards

ATLANTA -- Monday was a huge night for metro Atlanta theater, as the winners of the 2012 Suzi Bass Awards were announced at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County.

Some of the area's most talented actors, directors and techies walked away with Suzis, which are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions.

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The award for Outstanding Production of a Musical went to the Actor's Express staging of Spring Awakening, while Theatrical Outfit's Red won Outstanding Production of a Play.

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

1. Green Halloween: Halloween Costume Swap at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center.

As part of a Green Halloween, GEHC will be hosting a costume donation and swap. During the month of October, drop off old costumes, masks, and accessories in the GEHC lobby. The costume swap event will kick off on October 13th, from 1-4pm, and continue each Saturday, from 10am-4pm, until Halloween. Come donate, swap, or grab a new-to-you costume for your green ghouls!*Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.www.greenhalloween.org


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Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

ATLANTA -- The nominees for this year's Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

The Suzi Awards are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions. This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, which scored 18 nominations.

Aurora's world premiere production of Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale had 15 nominations -- the most of any play or musical. Second place went to Spring Awakening at Actor's Express with 10 nominations, while two shows tied for a third-place seven nominations -- Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Gypsy and Theatrical Outfit's Red.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Win 2 Free Tickets to the 7th Annual En Sound Music Awards

Win 2 Free Tickets to the 7th Annual En Sound Music Awards

 

Win 2 Free Tickets to the 7th Annual En Sound Music Awards

 

Be the 10th Person to comment on our website to enter and win!

 

THE EN SOUND MUSIC AWARDS 2012Hosted by Gerard Henry Formerly with BET’s “Lift Every Voice” & Twanda Black of Kiss 104.1, Atlanta’s Delra Harris Leads with Nine Nominations, Followed by South Africa’s Martin PK

 

Metro Atlanta continues to become a hub for top music events. En Sound Entertainment has announced the 2012 En Sound Music Awards, recognizing the talent of indie Christian and gospel artists around the world