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NEA-funded art exhibit opens at KSU

NEA-funded art exhibit opens at KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A new art exhibit is on display at Kennesaw State University's Visual Arts Building.

The exhibit, "Walking Through the Lonesome City," was installed by KSU assistant professor Matt Haffner and was funded by an NEA Art Works grant awarded to the university's Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

"Walking Through the Lonesome City" features video portraits of urban environments and working-class people. Haffner describes it as a "timely, fictional, post-apocalyptic visual narrative" that blends graffiti, photography and film, and projects the images over vinyl and aluminum cutouts.

Lithia Springs Choir, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church wins Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

Lithia Springs Choir, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church wins Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

ATLANTA -- Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” tour returned to Atlanta for the 5th year, Monday, September 10 at Philips Arena.

Shuler Hensley named artist-in-residence at KSU

Shuler Hensley named artist-in-residence at KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. -- An award-winning actor from Cobb County has been named an artist-in-residence at Kennesaw State University.

Marietta native Shuler Hensley hopes to bring a flavor of Broadway to the school's College of the Arts.

Hensley has won the coveted Triple Crown of theater awards -- a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Circle Award. He played Jud Fry in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and originated the role of The Monster in the Broadway production and national tour of Young Frankenstein. He also starred in Stephen King and John Mellencamp's original musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre.

International bestselling author coming to Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

International bestselling author coming to Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny will visit Woodstock on September 5th at 7pm for her only stop in the entire Southeast.  Penny will discuss and sign The Beautiful Mystery, her eigth and most recent novel, at FoxTale Book Shoppe located in Downtown Woodstock.  FoxTale has become a highly sought after venue in the southeast for authors from a variety of genres.  Visiting celebrities have included:  Dorothea Benton Frank, Rick Bragg, Mary Kay Andrews, and Dog the Bounty Hunter, to name a few.  FoxTale, currently in its sixth year of business, is located adjacent to Woodstock City Park; the indie bookstore is co-owned by Karen Schwettman, Jackie Tanase, and Ellen Ward.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php