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Atlanta symphony to perform Beatles hits

Atlanta symphony to perform Beatles hits

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is taking on the Fab Four.

The symphony will present "Classical Mystery Tour" with an all-Beatles concert on July 21 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The program will feature four Beatles look-alikes who starred in the Broadway show "Beatlemania" performing 20 hits by the legendary British group.

The show will be led by guest conductor Martin Herman, who provided the orchestral transcriptions for the show. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Music Through My Lens: Backstage at Death Row Records

Music Through My Lens: Backstage at Death Row Records

ATLANTA -- The small gallery at Auburn Research Library merely scratches the surface of Simone Green's story. From 1992-1995, the Death Row Records Chief Photographer recorded the daily grind at the label, studios, public appearances, and video shoots. Beyond the lens, there was bullying and violence that took place at Death Row. In her new memoir called, "Time Served (Days and Nights at Death Row Records) she details her experiences and even crime that was brought upon her. 

While at the gallery, you can see some of the artists artists Green photographed like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, Bobby Brown, and Salt n' Pepa. Green said if they went somewhere and Suge Knight was getting out of the car, she would have to get photos of him getting out of the car. She later learned that he would send his friends photos of the happenings going on at the label. 

The Golden Soldiers' Big Day Out

You may have seen on Atlanta & Company, the interview with Lindsey Turner about Golden Soldiers. Join Conn as he goes out to find out more about THE BIG DAY OUT. Ever hear of the golden rule? Check out this clip about a man who turned the golden rule into a way to truly help the community. Watch how much fun it is! The Golden Soldiers non-profit organization honors children and families with special needs. See what Atlanta's own, Lindsey Turner, the founder has created. It certainly will touch your heart.

Benefit Performance Raises $8000 for Compassion Programs

Benefit Performance Raises $8000 for Compassion Programs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Unmasked: The Phantom of the Flopera, an original musical parody produced by The Spirit of Broadway, was a smashing success.  The congregation at First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta hosted Unmasked on Saturday, June 9th to benefit the church’s Compassion Programs, including its Food Bank, Weekly Hot Meal for the Homeless and Needy, the Clothing Closet and other outreach initiatives.  The benefit, now in its third year, raised a record breaking $8000 which is more than a 30% increase over prior years.  Unmasked was so well-received that The Spirit of Broadway is currently in negotiations with two Atlanta area theatres to produce a finalized version of the show this fall or winter, including an original parody score.

Center of Puppetry Arts Splashes into Summer with Return of "Little Pirate Mermaid"

Center of Puppetry Arts Splashes into Summer with Return of "Little Pirate Mermaid"

Argh, Mateys!

Center for Puppetry Arts sets sail on adventure with a nautical twist on a classic tale

ATLANTA (June 6, 2012) Flap your flippers and get ready to make a splash!  From the imaginative mind of Artistic Director Jon Ludwig comes a whale of a seafaring adventure based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale with a swashbuckling musical twist. What’s in store for the Mermaid Princess turned helpful pirate and her buccaneer beau? Take the plunge and see this exciting marionette adventure featuring a bountiful ocean of puppets, unique characters, original music, stunning stage effects, and bubbly action! The Little Pirate Mermaid runs June 14 – July 15, 2012 as part of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ 2012-13 Family Series.