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Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine previews upcoming Essence Festival

Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine previews upcoming Essence Festival

 

Once again it’s time for the ESSENCE Music Festival! In celebration of its 18th anniversary, the world renowned musical celebration will be centered around the theme “The Power of Our Voice” in New Orleans July 6-8th. This year’s theme focuses on how the audience’s voices are heard through various platforms such as music or community organizing.  Click here and read our complete preview of the 2012 Essence Fest

Javier Colon to perform at Variety Playhouse

Javier Colon to perform at Variety Playhouse

ATLANTA -- The first-ever winner of "The Voice" will perform in Atlanta on Valentine's Day.

Javier Colon's performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Variety Playhouse. His smooth tenor voice enchanged millions of viewers across the country, which helped him take the first crown on NBC's televised singing competition. Colon's debut album, Coming Through for You, was released to widespread critical acclaim, and its first single, "Stich by Stitch," peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tickets for Colon's Atlanta performance range in price from $30.50 to $76. Learn more at www.variety-playhouse.com.

Variety Playhouse is located at 1099 Euclid Avenue NE in Little Five Points.

Avenue Q returns to the Horizon Theatre

Avenue Q returns to the Horizon Theatre

 

 

Smart, hilarious, risqué and full of heart, Avenue Q is Broadway's smash-hit Tony-award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The neighbors are nice onAvenue Q, the only address you can afford when you're fresh out of college, out of a job, or just trying to find your way in life. Princeton, Gary Coleman (yes, that one!), Christmas Eve and their newfound friends (played by talented actors and puppets) valiantly seek jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. An upbeat musical for grown-ups.

* Contains mature language and situations; not intended for children.

TOYS 4 TOTS CHRISTMAS BASH - Win 2 FREE tickets today!

TOYS 4 TOTS CHRISTMAS BASH - Win 2 FREE tickets today!

Win Two Free Tickets by Clicking Here and commenting what you love most about Open Mics or what is your favorite gendre of music.

I happen to love all kinds and I think the raw talent you see in open mics is where the true talent lives. Now you get to have your ear drums entertained and your heart filled because you gave back to a child in need of a great gift this Christmas. Come down December 23rd at Apache Cafe (64 3rd St, Atlanta, GA) Admission is $5 before 10pm with a toy.

Swedish Christmas Market returns to Inman Park on December 11th

Swedish Christmas Market returns to Inman Park on December 11th

Inman Park -  The Trolley Barn in historic Inman Park will once again be the location of SWEA's traditional Swedish Christmas Market to take placeon December 11th from 11am to 4pm.

This annual big event draws many international and American families from across the metro area, and is becoming increasingly popular for holiday shoppers. The vendors will be selling baked goods, holiday flower arrangements, traditional and modern handicrafts, Swedish Christmas ornaments, Scandinavian design and delicious homemade foods. There will also be a Swedish Café with traditional drinks and food, so make sure you come hungry!

The market also offers kid’s activities hosted by the Swedish School of Atlanta and Lucia processions at 12 and 2 o’clock. Admission: Adults $5, 12-18 $2, under 12 free.