Arts & Entertainment Scene


Historian to dish on two American music trailblazers

Historian and author Ben Wynne will discuss seminal American musicians Charley Patton and Jimmie Rodgers on Oct. 20 at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

100 Black Women’s Pink & Black Gala honors cancer survivors

Fifteen cancer survivors will be honored at the DeKalb 100 Black Women’s ninth annual Pink & Black Ball fundraiser on Nov. 1 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Decatur.

D.I.V.A. event to empower women

Women can tap into their inner diva at the Called to Be a D.I.V.A. women’s empowerment conference on Oct. 17-18 in Decatur.

Campaign puts knitted hat on shaken baby syndrome

Hand-knitted baby caps are being shared with parents of newborns as part of a CLICK for Babies campaign to spread awareness of shaken baby syndrome, the leading cause of child abuse deaths.

AARP discount at museum

AARP members can get a 30 percent discount to become founding members of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Book offers new look at Jefferson Davis

Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson will discuss his book, “Embattled Rebel,” on Oct. 13 at the Decatur Library.

Muslim Journeys to discuss Quran

Imam Plemon El-Amin will lead a discussion of “Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life” by Ingrid Mattson on Oct. 7 at Scott Candler Library.

Tickets on sale for ‘Stompin’ at Savoy’ fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual “Stompin’ at the Savoy” taking place Nov. 8 at the Holiday Inn Perimeter/Dunwoody in Atlanta.

Kids book plays joke on adults

Writer, producer and stand-up comedian B.J. Novak will discuss his irreverent and irresistibly silly “The Book With No Pictures” on Oct. 7 at the Decatur Library.

Legal thriller probes 1870 abduction

Michael Ross will talk about his legal thriller, “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era,” on Oct. 8 at the Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.

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.