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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.

Atlanta Reads Event Announcement: June 30,2011 Marks the Night of the Atlanta C.E.O. Mixer

Atlanta Reads Event Announcement: June 30,2011 Marks the Night of the Atlanta C.E.O. Mixer

The Park Tavern will open it's doors on June 30, 2011 to an upward of 500 people as the Atlanta C.E.O Mixer gets underway. The Atlanta C.E.O stands for "Connections, Entertainment, Opportunities" and will be supported by well-known celebrities such as:

The Rude Boys (performing)

Quinton Aaron (actor/ Blind Side)

Cocoa Brown (comedian/ actress)

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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.

Introducing Sen. Albers' summer interns

Introducing Sen. Albers' summer interns

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Georgia Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) has hired three incredible young people to work as his summer interns.

"I'm committed to working with high school and college students, giving them a unique learning opportunity and helping them to make a difference in their state government," said the senator. "It's a joy to work with Brendan, Paul and Erin. They are hard-working and a definite asset to my team."

Brendan Starr is originally from Fairfax, Va. and is a rising senior at Roswell High School. He works in a woodworking shop and is a member of the Robotics Club and Young Republicans Club at Roswell High.

Paul Oh goes to Georgia Tech, where he is majoring in international affairs and modern languages. He enjoys video production, traveling and meeting new people.

Erin Hanson, a native of Glen Burnie, Md., was valedictorian of her class at Glen Burnie High School.

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.