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Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- Elevate Week, the Office of Cultural Affairs' large scale public art project, will begin Friday, Oct. 18 at locations throughout the city.

Muralists and performance groups will create art with the theme "Transit: Time, People and Places" through Saturday, Oct. 26.

"I am excited by this year's program because it is a testament to the evolving role of public art in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta," Eddie Granderson, public art program manager for the Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. "We are growing Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination through public art."

MARTA has partnered with the program to design a special Elevate bus. Route 49 will drive past much of the Elevate artwork, giving riders the opportunity to see it.

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

RELATED | See last year's Suzi nominees
RELATED | See last year's Suzi winners

The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program at Tri-Cities High School will hold an open house this weekend.

The open house will be Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tri-Cities High's magnet program gives budding artists and performers the chance to study and train in their passions while earning their high school diplomas. Learn more at fultonschools.org.

The school is located at 2575 Harris Street in East Point.

'All Shook Up' playing in Fairburn

'All Shook Up' playing in Fairburn

FAIRBURN, Ga. -- The Southside Theatre Guild's production of All Shook Up opened Thursday and runs through July 28.

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the musical features the songs of Elvis Presley and tells the story of a small-town girl who falls for a bad boy.

Tickets for opening weekend are $14 in advance and $15 at the door. After this weekend, they are $16 in advance and $17.50 at the door. Children 12 and under always get in for $8.

For more information or to reserve your seat, visit stgplays.com.

The Southside Theatre Guild is located at 20 West Campbellton Street in Fairburn.

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announced on Tuesday that South Fulton Arts Facilities are attracting a good number of visitors. 

In 2012, as reported by Jolene Butts Freeman of the Fulton Co. Government, South Fulton Arts Centers held over 550 activities and had a total turnout of around 38,000 people. Those activities included classes, summer camps, Art at Work, exhibits, festivals, lectures, screenings, workshops and productions. 

Over 18,000 visited the Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater & Gallery in 2012. A portion of that number came from attendance of "Mountaintop" - a presentation by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. The play averaged 222 people per show. 

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.