Arts & Entertainment Scene


‘Miss Hazel’ explores race in pre-civil rights Mississippi

Essayist, speaker and memoirist Jonathan Odell will discuss his latest novel, “Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League,” on Feb. 3 at the Decatur Library.

’60s unrest fans flames of family feud in award-winning drama

“Detroit ’67,” which opens Feb. 10 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, harks back to the turbulent 1960s in America’s Motor City, roiling with political issues and Motown music.

Trailblazer in SEC faced hostile gyms in Deep South

Author Andrew Maraniss will share insights on “Strong Inside,” his biography of slam-dunking Southeastern Conference basketball star Perry Wallace, on Feb. 4 at the Decatur Library.

ACA enrollment help in Decatur and Clarkston

Assistance with enrolling or renewing health insurance coverage in the Healthcare Marketplace is available at library branches in Decatur and Clarkston beginning Feb. 2.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week provides daily exercises

ndividuals, families and businesses can get ready for winter storms and other weather emergencies during Severe Weather Preparedness Week on Feb. 2-6.

Student-powered ‘The Bridge’ receives four Aurora Awards

The DeKalb School System’s student-powered “The Bridge” TV program, which is in its second season, received four Aurora Awards – for editing, original score/music, music variety and educational programming.

Workshops offer tips, feedback for writers

Aspiring writers can get tips and feedback on their work at library sessions in Decatur and Lithonia.

Jackie Robinson film ‘42’ at Stonecrest branch

The film “42,” the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, will be screened on Jan. 26 at the Stonecrest Library.

NYU law professor to discuss best-selling memoir

New York University law professor Bryan Stevenson will discuss his memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” on Jan. 28 at the Carter Library & Museum.

Volunteers celebrate King with Day of Service across DeKalb

Volunteers spread out across DeKalb County on Jan. 19 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday that celebrates the late civil rights icon’s birthday.

Daughter says Dr. King’s nonviolent message still resonates

Martin Luther King's daughter says deadly violence by police against unarmed young African-Americans, the recent slayings of two New York City police officers, and terrorism around the world make her father’s nonviolent legacy more relevant than ever.

King papers focus of ‘Where Do We Go From Here’

GSU College of Law associate professor Tanya Washington will moderate a discussion about a rare exhibition of King papers at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ museum on Jan. 20.

King family members host book signings

Members of the King family, including Dr. Christine King Farris, will sign copies of their books on Jan. 19 at the King Center.

New Bethel to honor five at Drum Major Award Celebration

DeKalb NAACP President John Evans will be among five people honored at New Bethel AME’s 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award Celebration on Jan. 19.

Health enrollment help

Open enrollment for 2015 coverage in the Healthcare Insurance Marketplace ends on Feb. 15, and residents who need help signing up or renewing coverage can attend sessions on Jan. 21 and 22 at DeKalb Public Library branches in Atlanta and ...