Arts & Entertainment Scene


Clayton to speak at NAACP dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the DeKalb NAACP’s 58th annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner taking place on Oct. 18 at Saint Philip AME Church’s Family Life Center.

Lee to portray playwright

August Wilson’s autobiographical one-man show, “How I Learned What I Learned,” will be staged at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta on Oct. 7 to Nov. 2.

DSA touring troupes open season

The touring companies of DeKalb School of the Arts students will dance, sing and act on Oct. 3-5 as their new season opens with eight performances at Kyle Theater in Avondale Estates.

Arabia Mountain teens vie for titles

J’haria Dallas, Miss Black Teen Georgia U.S. Ambassador 2014, will help crown Mr. and Miss Arabia Mountain High School on Oct. 4 at the Lithonia school.

Historic church closer to federal nod

Atlanta’s historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church is a step closer to being designated as a National Park System site.

Volunteer opportunities on State Parks Day

Sept. 27 is “Your State Parks Day” across Georgia, and individuals and families can visit state parks for free all day.Sept. 27 is “Your State Parks Day” across Georgia, and individuals and families can visit state parks for free all ...

South River makes 2015 Water Reflections calendar

“Canoeing the South River,” a photo by South River Watershed Alliance President Jacqueline Echols, will be the June cover shot for the North Georgia Water Conservation District’s 2015 Water Reflections Calendar.

DeKalb offers free pet adoptions

Families looking for a pet can adopt for free through the end of September during DeKalb’s “Fall in Love” adoption special.

Two ‘must-read’ book lists revealed

The 2014 lists of books that every Georgian and every young Georgian should read have been released by the Georgia Center for the Book at DeKalb Public Library.

Mom gets life in 3-year-old’s death

The Stone Mountain mother who suffocated her 3-year-old daughter after an argument with her boyfriend is going to prison for life.

'Tie That Binds' at Stonecrest Library

A day of inspiration, celebration and healing will take place on Sept. 20 at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Seniors’ photos, pottery on show at Porter Sanford Center

Thirty student photographers and potters from the Lou Walker Senior Center are showcasing their work at a two-week exhibit under way at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Nation remembers Sept. 11 victims

Sept. 11 will be the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon that killed almost 3,000 people on U.S. soil and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

Nunn hangs out with mayors at book festival

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn shares a light moment with Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson and Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett at the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Aug. 30.

Karon’s Father Tim returns to Mitford

Fans can catch up with Father Tim when Jan Karon discusses “Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good” on Sept. 6 at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur.