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GSU's music school gets multimillion-dollar gift

GSU's music school gets multimillion-dollar gift

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State University School of Music has received a multimillion-dollar gift to support music students, faculty and programs.

The planned gift comes from Atlanta alumna Aileen M. Valianos and her husband Chris. Aileen Valianos holds a bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. from the university.

Aileen Valianos owns an insurance company, and her husband leads a mediation, arbitration and counseling practice. They say they've attended a number of productions by GSU's School of Music in recent years and have been inspired by the enthusiasm of the faculty and students.

The School of Music enrolls about 450 students representing six countries and 21 states. It has 40 full-time and 30 part-time faculty. Concentrations include performance, music education, music management, music recording and technology, composition, and jazz studies.

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.

Jersey Girl Sports kicks off football season with its signature '1st & Flirty' in Atlanta

Jersey Girl Sports kicks off football season with its signature '1st & Flirty' in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- If you have been anticipating the start of football season like many other die-hard fans then you're in for a treat as Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), the number one online multimedia website and lifestyle brand for female sports fans host 

Performance schedule announced for the 3rd annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Performance schedule announced for the 3rd annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

ATLANTA --  Art on the Atlanta Beltline returns this fall as Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition, showcasing the work of new and returning, established and emerging visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine on both the east and west sides of town. The third annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine uses varied and dynamic art installations to draw the public onto some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods. The exhibition will open on Saturday, September 8, kicking off with the Krewe of the Grateful Glutton’s Lantern Parade beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Avenue / Irwin Street and the Eastside Trail. The two-month long exhibition will feature free outdoor performances over seven weekends beginning Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, November 11.

VIDEO | ATL Profile Hunts For a Co-Host

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Slow but steady, Aesop's Fables emerges victorious as the best summer show for kids

Slow but steady, Aesop's Fables emerges victorious as the best summer show for kids

The Tortoise, the Hare and other Aesop’s Fables at the Center for Puppetry Arts is an interactive take on classic fables and poems that will delight audiences of all ages.  Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave

Brides & Grooms Prepare for a Romantic Wedding Planning Experience at Serenbe

Brides & Grooms Prepare for a Romantic Wedding Planning Experience at Serenbe

Wedding planning can be stressful and couples often need to take a time out to reconnect and renew.  Black Bride Presents "Meet Me in Serenbe" a romantic wedding planning retreat at Serenbe for couples at the 1,000 acre sustainable residential community southwest of