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Oakland's Boys of Summer Baseball Tour

Oakland's Boys of Summer Baseball Tour

 

Imagine looking west beyond the main gates of Oakland.  Look carefully and you will see a lush patch of green grass complete with a baseball diamond.  Beyond the playing field is a city devastated and still emotionally smoldering from Sherman's fires. Red flags hang from the doors of homes housing people with smallpox.  It is May 12, 1866 and the city desperately needs something to celebrate.  On that day the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club took the field to play the first baseball game in Atlanta.  Join us for a tour that recaptures the spirit of the day and examines the lives of a number of players taking part in that historic game. Dates– Saturday 3/30 at 3:00 p.m., Sunday: 3/31 at 3:00 p.m., Thursday 7/4 at 10:30 a.m., Friday 7/5 at 10:30 a.m., Saturday 7/6 at 10:30 a.m., Friday 8/30 at 10:30 a.m., Saturday 8/31 at 10:30 a.m., Sunday 9/1 at 10:30 a.m.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Atlanta Preservation Center to begin celebration

Atlanta Preservation Center to begin celebration

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Preservation Center is beginning its "Phoenix Files" celebration of area landmarks with the opening of a special photography project.

The center is planning a free kickoff celebration Friday at the 1854 Lemuel P. Grant Mansion on St. Paul Avenue in Atlanta.

The event includes the opening of a special photography exhibit at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The center commissioned eight Atlanta-area photographers to create images of sites it is working to preserve.

Granville Automatic, which sings about American Civil War battles and other events from history, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the mansion as part of the kickoff event.

The Atlanta Preservation Center works to promote preservation of Atlanta's architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

Men in Motion celebrates 10 years

Men in Motion celebrates 10 years

ATLANTA -- Men in Motion, a dance troupe with Moving in the Spirit, will hold three 10th anniversary performances this month.

Men in Motion consists of boys ages 8-13, and blends contemporary dance and hip-hop to inspire audiences.

The shows will be Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 13 and under. Children 3 and under get in free.

Learn more at movinginthespirit.org.

Men in Motion perform at The Beam, which is located at 750 Glenwood Avenue.

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration is soon to open for the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture's Spring 2013 class sessions. 

Four Arts Centers will offer classes in arts and culture studies, including dance, theatre, painting, drawing, pottery and others, according to Fulton County Government official Jolene Freeman. 

As Freeman reported, registration can be completed online or onsite, beginning February 19 and ending March 19. Classes begin March 19, and run for eight weeks. Youth and adults are welcome to attend. 

To sign up, visit the Fulton Arts website, or call (404) 612-5780 for more information. 

Classes are being held at the Abernathy Arts Center, South Fulton Arts Center, Southwest Arts Center and the West End Performing Arts Center. 

Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.