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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.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosted Reception at National Black Arts Festival

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosted Reception at National Black Arts Festival

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Atlanta, hosted a private pre-event reception prior to the 2011 Legends Celebration: The O’Jays. The event was held on Friday, July 15, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in a gallery near The Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center.

"Morgan Stanley Smith Barney was pleased to partner with the National Black Arts Festival, one of the premier national and international presenters of the art, music and culture of people of African Decent," stated Walter Jameson, Managing Director and Regional Director for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The hosted-event was part of the firm’s regional efforts to support and embrace organizations serving diverse communities across the United States.

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.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

ATLANTA -- India Arie helped open Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater Saturday night.

Fulton County provided tickets to county residents for free. Demand was so high, they were out of tickets after only three days.

Jean Carne, TC Carson and Chanda McKnight opened the show for Arie.

The $6 million venue in College Park can hold about 5,400 people. Concert-goers are allowed to bring their own coolers to shows.

For more information about Wolf Creek ampitheatre, call 404-613-WOLF (9653) or visit their website at www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.