Arts & Entertainment Scene


Boule records housed at Emory’s Rose Library

The records of the first post-graduate fraternal organization for African-American men, Sigma Pi Phi, are now housed at Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Beat the Heat Hike with Ranger Robby

Ranger Robby Astrove will lead a Beat the Heat Hike on July 29 at the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve in Lithonia.

Summer revival in Scottdale

Bishop-elect Cary Williams of Judah House of Praise and Prophetess Rosaline Ash will lead the Worshippers Interceding for Excellence Church summer revival, Victory, on July 29-31 in Scottdale.

National Poetry Slam begins Aug. 1 in Decatur

Teams of poets from across North America and Europe will converge on Decatur on Aug. 1 to compete in the weeklong National Poetry Slam.

Kayla Wyatt stands up for those who can't stand up for themselves

Fourteen year-old Newton County student Kayla Wyatt is using her many artistic gifts to tackle an all too common school problem — bullying.

DeKalb's rising graduation rate is good news all around

I love sharing good news, especially on the education front. Last year, the United States Department of Education reported a national high school graduation rate of 82.3 percent, a record high! In DeKalb County, the graduation rate rose to 71 ...

Library staff transforms space for literacy nonprofit

Refugee women receiving assistance at the Clarkston-based literacy nonprofit Mommy and Me now have a dedicated space for meetings and classes and a children's library thanks to a DeKalb Public Library community service project.

White House correspondent discusses Obama, Clinton and foreign policy

Veteran New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler will discuss the relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that has framed the nation’s great debates over war and peace for the past eight years on July 21 at the ...

Dance the Cuban salsa at Stonecrest Library

Learn to dance the Cuban salsa on July 23 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Youth cosplay competition at Stonecrest Library

Tweens and teens 10 to 17 will engage in a friendly cosplay competition on July 30 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Wade Walker Park Y screens 'Frozen'

Families and individuals can grab their favorite snacks and a blanket or chairs for a screening of the Disney animated adventure "Frozen" on July 23 at the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA.

'Changing America' documents two events in struggle for equal rights

Two pivotal events in U.S. history – the Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington – and their complex relationship to one another are highlighted in a major exhibit this summer at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library.

Educator delves into Decatur's peculiar 'Saturday School'

Longtime educator Dr. Tom Keating will discuss "Saturday School: How One Town Kept Out 'the Jewish' 1902-32" on July 19 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in Decatur.

Acclaimed writer Carmen Agra Deedy to share stories with kids, teens

Storyteller and nationally renowned writer Carmen Agra Deedy will share her stories with kids and teens on July 16 at the Hairston Crossing Library.

Historian explores 'White Rage' and the racial divide

Historian and author Carol Anderson will discuss "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide" on July 11 at the Decatur Library.