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The Atlanta Opera Extras- Our community outreach initiatives

The Atlanta Opera Extras- Our community outreach initiatives

The Atlanta Opera Extras are community outreach initiatives that entertain and educate audiences about opera. A complete listing of upcoming fall events is below.  For more information on The Atlanta Opera Extras, visit www.atlantaopera.org or call 404-881-8801.

The Atlanta Opera @ the Decatur Book Festival

Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Decatur High School Auditorium

310 N. McDonough St. 

Decatur, GA 30030

Free and open to the public

The Atlanta Opera has commissioned a one-hour children’s opera called Rabbit Tales, based on the famed Br’er Rabbit stories, popularized by Joel Chandler Harris. The AJC Decatur Book Festival will host a special presentation called “From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Br’er Rabbit for Opera,” in which composer, Nicole Chamberlain; librettist, Madeleine St. Romain; director, Park Cofield; and Executive Director of The Wren’s Nest, Lain Shakespeare will discuss its development and creation. There also will be singers giving a sneak peak of some of the arias!

BEST SPOTS: The Tabernacle

ATLANTA -- It has played host to many international rock stars, soul singers and stand-up comics; it's  Atlanta's oldest concert venue and it started out as a church. This week, the Where U Live team spoke with booker Adam Cohon about the history of the Tabernacle.

Moms Like Me Contest: Enter the Come Fly Away Sweepstakes ($240 in tickets!)

Moms Like Me Contest: Enter the Come Fly Away Sweepstakes ($240 in tickets!)

COME FLY AWAY is the new Broadway musical that brings together the legendary vocals of FRANK SINATRA and the creative vision of Tony Award®-winner TWYLA THARP (Movin' Out).  Now, we're giving you the chance to win four tickets ($240 value) to see the show at the fabulous Fox Theatre on August 4!  

Visit MOMSLIKEME for the complete details.

 ENTER DAILY UNTIL AUGUST 1 AT 2 P.M.

BEST SPOTS: Movies in the Park

BEST SPOTS: Movies in the Park

ATLANTA – As the summer wraps up students and parents are thinking of ways to enjoy their summer “to the last drop”. During the summer, many communities hosted free movie viewing at public parks. The screenings are designed to encourage family bonding time and fellowship.

People say watching movies in the park or under the stars is relaxing.

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

Moms Like Me always has a ton of deals for families to enjoy in Atlanta.

This list has 30 free things to do this summer, from petting zoo to museums... Enjoy it all on the MomLikeMe website.

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.