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LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

ATLANTA – It’s the summer time, ‘tis the season for chic fits, light fabrics, mandals, murses and clean faces and we know you want to let it all hang out. However it’s more important for today’s modern fashionmister to have clean and healthy skin. From cleansers to exfoliants, shavers to straight ravors, shaving creams to soaps, moisturizers and sunscreen men have a wide range of product selections to maintain their signature smirk.

Of course, every guy has their own routine; some skip a day to stay smooth others use a hot towel and facial scrub, either way; they all work to achieve the same goal which is smooth skin.

The City of Atlanta’s First Annual Inaugural Civil War Series explores race relations

The City of Atlanta’s First Annual Inaugural Civil War Series explores race relations

Atlanta, GA --  Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. marks the second event in the summer 2011 series and features historians Brad Quinlin and Ken Denney.

Quinlan and Denney will invite participants to a Civil War experience and through their detailed research will immerse listening audiences in the smells, sounds and tastes of 1860’s Atlanta. They also will provide little-known information about African-American participation in the Civil War and details of their burials in a local cemetery.

Critics condemn Boortz rant on violent crime

Critics condemn Boortz rant on violent crime

ATLANTA -- Atlanta radio talk show host Neal Boortz is getting negative national attentional for his recent comments on violent crime in Atlanta.

In reaction to news of two violent carjackings, he said:

"This town is starting to look like a garbage heap. And we got too damn many urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people, you are - you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun, and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta. We need to see the next guy that tries to carjack you shot dead right where he stands. We need more dead thugs in this city."

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

ATLANTA, GA, June 14, 2011 – For the entire month of June, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney  will encourage, recognize and reward employees for volunteering in their local community. All its  employees in Atlanta, close to 400, are encouraged to get out, volunteer their time and help their community.

On the first day of the month, employees from Petra Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney spent the day stocking the food pantry and preparing food to be donated at the Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) on Peachtree Road. BCM provides emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis. The organization places special emphasis on preventing homelessness through education and the provision of food, clothing and financial assistance with rent and utilities.

“We are proud to be associated with a firm that puts so much emphasis and value on giving back,” said Jim Easterling, senior vice president of Petra Wealth Management Group.

Brooks Conrad Live with Fred Kalil

Brooks Conrad Live with Fred Kalil

ATLANTA -- The Braves are back in town after a three-city road trip that lasted almost two weeks. Their six game winning streak ended with a thud last night in an 8-3 loss to the Astros, but a 7-and-3 road trip was just what the team needed.

Jair Jurrjens looks to continue his dominance at Turner Field tonight as the Braves open a three-game set against the Mets.  Jurrjens is 8-and-2 with a 1.82 ERA, the lowest qualifying ERA in baseball, and the young right hander is tied for second in the majors in wins.  The Braves enter tonight's game just 2 and a half games behind the first place Phillies.

Utility player Brooks Conrad joined Fred Kalil live on 11Alive News at 6.