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Last Summer on Earth tour to stop in Alpharetta

Last Summer on Earth tour to stop in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- One of the summer's most dynamic music tours will stop in Alpharetta later this month.

The Last Summer on Earth tour features Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster and Boothby Graffoe. It will be at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park on Friday, July 26.

Tickets range in price from $15.75 to $89.75 and can be purchased at vzwamp.com.

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is located at 2200 Encore Parkway.

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

ATLANTA -- A film of Josh Groban's February concert at New York City's Allen Room will return to metro Atlanta in July.

All That Echoes Artist Cut will be screened in select theaters on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. The movie includes the entire Feb. 4 concert, as well as a behind-the-scenes journey through production of Groban's sixth studio album, All That Echoes, and a Q&A session with the singer's fans.

"The event will include a lot of new footage, a huge amount of behind-the-scenes of the making of 'All That Echoes' and everything that went into it," Groban said in a statement. "If you weren't able to go last time, maybe you can come this time, and if you did go last time and you want to do it again, come bring a friend."

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An upcoming 5K in north Fulton County will benefit a local performing arts program.

Lights Camera Run is a 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier that raises money for the Atlanta Workshop Players, an Alpharetta-based theater company.

People from all walks of life -- not just runners -- are invited to come out and dress up as they run through the streets of Alpharetta in support of the arts.

Race entry ranges in price from $15 to $28. Some packages come with great perks, like tickets to Studio Movie Grill, T-shirts and SWAG bags.

Lights Camera Run will be held Saturday, May 11 at Atlanta Workshop Players Acting Studio. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Visit active.com for more information.

'Spring Market' brings arts, crafts to Autrey Mill

'Spring Market' brings arts, crafts to Autrey Mill

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- "Spring Market at the Mill" is returning to Johns Creek on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Held at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, vendor and crafters will be selling natural and manmade beauty products near the Pole Barn and in the Program Barn. Those who attend can choose from natural soaps, hand-woven shawls and scarves, jewelry, watercolor works and vintage glass made into everyday use. 

"We held our first market last winter, and had a great response from the community. We're excited to offer it again while the Preserve is in full bloom," Claudette Lopez, heritage and event coordinator for Autrey Mill said. 

For more information, visit Autrey Mill online or call (678) 366-3511.

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day
 
Atlanta, GA – May 11th - 12th, 2013 – In addition to many Atlanta restaurants giving discounts, deals, and even free meals for Mother's Day, wouldn't you like to take your mother out to enjoy family events in Atlanta? Local businesses are highly encouraged to advertise and special offers are being made available and affordable to advertise on the CleanFreeFun website as well.

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- For the 14th year in a row, the Fulton County School System has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation.

Fulton County is one of only two districts in the country to make the list for each of its 14 years.

"We are proud to have music programs that showcase the immense talent of our students and staff and that are heavily supported by the community," superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement.

This school year, three Fulton schools -- Alpharetta High, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High -- participated in the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.