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SCAD To Host Lecture Series with Scott Ross

On September 21st, the Savannah College of Art and Design will feature digital media giant, Scott Ross, in an exciting cross-country lecture series.

Ross has been recognized as a trailblazer in the entertainment and technology industry for more than 30 years, he has led companies such as Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic, and Digital Domain, receiving more than 15 Academy-award nominations and seven Oscars.

During this multi-city tour, Ross will speak about his career, the changing digital industry, hiring new talent, and how SCAD is preparing students for careers in creative fields. All lectures are free and open to the public.

During the early nineties, Ross was named vice-president of LucasArts Entertainment Group. About three years later, Ross branched out and created Digital Domain, one of the largest and most respected digital production studios in the motion picture and advertising industries.

With Ross at the helm, Digital Domain was honored with eight Academy Award nominations and received Oscars in 1997 for the groundbreaking visual effects in "Titanic" and in 1998 for "What Dreams May Come."
The lecture series will be in Atlanta on:

Step Out Walk with Atlanta City Council

Join the City of Atlanta in fighting against diabetes. Captained by Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999, city employees have routinely stepped out and gone walking with the American Diabetes Association at its annual fundraiser and awareness walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 25 at Grant Park (840 Cherokee Ave SE).

 “After I was diagnosed with diabetes, a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, I made a commitment to educate my community about the effects of this disease and to do all I could to prevent diabetes from hurting anyone else,” Councilman Bond said.

It’s estimated that 10% of Georgians have been diagnosed with diabetes. And that diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in Georgia.

Fayetteville Native to appear on "The Apprentice"

Are you ready for the new season of “The Apprentice”? If not, maybe you should be because Fayetteville native, Kelly Smith Beaty, will be a contender on the upcoming season of "The Apprentice” which features the first “civilian” cast in three years.

Recently named one of the city's “Power 30 Under 30”, Beaty is an avid supporter of "Living Water For Girls," which is a rehab center that rescues and restores abused girls. She serves as an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization, and is a founding member of the "Next Wave Society," the young professionals auxiliary of the world famous Georgia Aquarium.

Beaty received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Spelman College and her Master’s in Public Communication from American University.

Free Concert: Jason Sturgeon

Atlanta Arts Festival

Sunday, September 19th 2010

Piedmont Park / 10th @ Monroe / Atlanta, GA

2 p.m.

Fashion's Night Out with Aveda

Atlanta’s leader in eco-beauty, Aveda, celebrates Fashion’s Night Out by inviting guests to indulge in a moment of beauty and wellness. Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is a “global initiative founded by Vogue magazine editor, Anna Wintour, and launched in NYC to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the fashion industry’s economy and put the fun back in shopping”.

From September 10th – September 12th, shoppers that’s visit The Aveda Experience Center at Perimeter Mall (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road) or Lennox Mall (3393 Peachtree Street NE) will be treated to a complimentary hairstyling ritual and mini makeup application.

And guests will also be able to take advantage of hand massages, aromatherapy and neck and shoulder massages which mirror the treatments that will be performed at the New York City Aveda location.