Arts & Entertainment Scene


Book looks at Harper Lee

Author Marja Mills offers an intimate look at the life of Harper Lee of “To Kill a Mockingbird” fame on July 25 at First Baptist Church Decatur.

Men to offer an earful in ‘Piece of My Mind!’

“A Piece of My Mind!” by Ronald McIntyre will be read on July 26 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Mime ‘Chozen 1’ ministers through music, movement

When Antonio “the Chozen 1” Hinton dances, spectators are just mesmerized.

Professor to discuss Muslim women in U.S.

Dr. Jamillah Karim will discuss and sign her book, “American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender in the Ummah,” on July 19 at the Clarkston Library.

Mixed race pair’s ‘Loving Story’ on film

The 2011 documentary “The Loving Story,” which explores mixed marriages and civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, will be screened on July 16 at the Scott Candler Library in Decatur.

Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”

Fresh produce, culture at First Afrikan's community festival

Fans of fresh produce from the farm and handmade cultural items will find plenty of both at the 2014 First Afrikan Community Festival on July 12 in Lithonia.

Near tragedy inspires mother to write life-affirming play

Vanessa Morgan, a Stone Mountain author, poet and playwright, was driving home from the hairdresser on March 6, 2009, when her phone rang.

Maya Angelou’s works to be read at Decatur library

The heart-stirring work of the late poet laureate Maya Angelou will be read on July 15 in “The Horizon Leans Forward: A Maya Angelou Tribute” at the Decatur Library.

Jazz set at Callanwolde lawn concert

Blues jazz artist Diane Durrett is bringing her soulful vocals to Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn on July 11.

McMillan to discuss latest novel

Best-selling author Terry McMillan, whose thought-provoking books have touched millions of readers, will discuss “Who Asked You?” on July 7 at the Decatur Library.

Funk Brothers' impact on Motown explored

The story of the Funk Brothers, who backed up many of Motown’s greatest hits between 1959 and 1972, will be screened June 27 in the documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library in ...

Kids fest, concert in village

African drumming and old-time entertainment, including storytelling, sack races and musical chairs, will abound at the Second Street Children’s Festival and Community Concert on June 28 in Stone Mountain Village.

Kwok to discuss latest novel

Jean Kwok, winner of Woman’s Day Best Books of 2014, will discuss her latest novel, “Mambo in Chinatown,” on June 25 at the Decatur Library.

‘Hallelujah’ at Stonecrest Library

“Hallelujah: In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’,” a musical about the hardships faced by African-Americans during slavery, will be showcased at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia on June 27.