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A 'Joyful Noise' rings across Georgia

A 'Joyful Noise' rings across Georgia

ATLANTA -- Georgia's film industry is thriving -- a quick glance at any movie theater marquee will tell you that.

On Friday, the film Joyful Noise opened in theaters nationwide. The Dolly Parton/Queen Latifah-helmed musical was shot right here in metro Atlanta, and features several faces and locations that may be familiar to residents.

Here are some distinct Georgia places that fill the big screen in Joyful Noise:

* The beautiful little Pacashau Divinity Church is actually Bethany United Methodist Church (607 Rivers Road, Fayetteville).

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Atlanta's own Electric Violinist Ken Ford performed live on Saturday, December 10th in front of millions for the 77th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by on ESPN. A first in the network's history to have a live music performance take place during the Heisman presentation. 

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Wedding Expert, Tia R. Ervin is coming to the rescue for all brides preparing for upcoming nuptials in her signature "WEDucation" event, Beauty & The Bride, hosted at Polished Beauty Lounge in quaint Vinings on Wednesday, December 7th.

'Chair-ity' chairs on display at Fayette Co. Library

'Chair-ity' chairs on display at Fayette Co. Library

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- There is still time to see a display of chairs that will be auctioned off during the Children's Village annual fundraiser.

Through Thursday, Dec. 1, anyone can stop by the Fayette County Library to see the unique hand-painted chairs. The auction, named the Children's Chair-ity Event, raises money for the abused and abandoned children who live in cottages at the Children's Village at Christian City.

MORE: Learn about the Children's Chair-ity Event

The Fayette County Library is located at 1821 Heritage Parkway in Fayetteville.

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“History and Culture Day” to Highlight Darnell Senior Facility’s 12th Anniversary Celebration

“History and Culture Day” to Highlight Darnell Senior Facility’s 12th Anniversary Celebration

On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Georgia artist Malaika Favorite will re-introduce her “Studies in Black History, 1999” as a part of History and Culture Day at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility, 677 Fairburn Road, N.W. Atlanta.

Introduced by the Fulton County Public Art Commission in 1999 for the opening of the Facility, the collection includes 28 mixed-media paintings reflecting the life stories of the people and places within the surrounding community.

Clayton County Hosts Halloween Happenings

Clayton County Hosts Halloween Happenings

Jonesboro, Ga. — From frighteningly fun festivities to family-friendly activities, Clayton County serves as the perfect fall getaway to enjoy the spirit of Halloween.