Arts & Entertainment Scene


Entertainment, info shared at Family & Back-to-School Expo

Thousands turned out to the Mall at Stonecrest on July 25 for CrossRoadsNews' annual Family & Back-to-School Expo on the Mall's lower level.

Atlanta courthouse named landmark for civil rights rulings

The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Atlanta is among three Southern courthouses designated as National Historic Landmarks for their contributions to civil rights.

Cops, firefighters face off in flag football for charity

Local public safety and law enforcement agencies will face off in the Metro Atlanta Flag Football Association’s first games of the season on Aug. 8 in Lakewood Stadium.

Noted historian to discuss debut novel set in Ga.

Award-winning historian Tiya Miles discusses her debut fiction, “The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens & Ghosts,” on July 27 at the Decatur Library.

King of South auto show, concert to attract 5,000

Kylan Jones of Ellenwood, a 2002 graduate of Stephenson High, is realizing a lifelong dream – indulging his passion for cars with one of the biggest car and bike shows in the Southeast on Aug. 2.

Stone Mountain eatery makes ‘100 Plates’ list

The Philly cheese steak at Weeyums Philly Style in Stone Mountain Village has been named one of Georgia’s “100 Plates That Locals Love.”

Expo helps kids, parents get in mood for new school year

Ready or not, the new school year is right around the corner.

Oakhurst offering BTS screenings

Back-to-school hearing and eye screenings will be available at the CrossRoadsNews Family & Back-to-School Expo on July 25 for children headed back to school.

Immunization can protect children, help prevent outbreaks

As students head back to school for the fall on Aug. 10, health officials are underscoring the importance of all children having up-to-date immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, mumps, and pertussis or whooping cough.

Right words can encourage a great attitude about education

With the new school year right around the corner, most families are busy trying to soak up those last few days of summer.

Singer-dancer makes ‘Splash’

Columbia High School junior Zion Moore is firmly on his way to becoming a triple threat with the July 7 release of his new hip-hop song “Splash” on YouTube.

‘We teach them to pay it forward’

Bridgette Rucker has been training kids to pay it forward for 20 years at the Georgia Stars Academy of Dance & Performing Arts in Stone Mountain.

Bicycle and music festival in Village

Face painting, raffles, live music and international cuisine will be available at the July 18 International Bicycle and Music Festival in Stone Mountain Village.

Refugee exhibit at CDC museum

Clarkston, one of the most diverse cities in America, is the focus of “Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities” at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum through Dec. 31.

Local author’s debut novel explores a fantasy world

Software engineer Scott Hawkins, who explores a fantasy world in “The Library at Mount Char,” will discuss his best-selling debut novel on July 22 at the Decatur Library.