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LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Isakson announces U.S. military academy appointees

Isakson announces U.S. military academy appointees

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Johnny Isakson is proud to announce that 29 Georgia students have received appointments to prestigious military academies.

"One of my favorite tasks each year is to nominate promising young leaders to our nation's military academies," Isakson said. "This was an extremely competitive year and I congratulate these appointees who will make Georgia and America proud."

Each member of Congress must nominate young people to the nation's military academies every year.

Those who are accepted are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, board, medical and dental care.

Isakson will host a reception for the students and their families on Sunday, June 12 at the Georgian Club (100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta).

The accepted students for 2011 include:

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Gone with the Wind, RENT and Six Flags

WEEKEND EVENTS: Gone with the Wind, RENT and Six Flags

MARIETTA, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Marietta Gone with the Wind museum is hosting their 75th Anniversary on Saturday morning. The museum has planned a huge celebration and two actors and an actress will be a part of the festivities. The actors will be signing autographs from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  And a swap meet will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The event costs $35; however, the celebrities may charge a fee for their signatures. The museum is located at 18 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta.

- Previously, we listed the 75th Anniversary Gone with the Wind event at the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum as free; however, admission to the event was $35 per person. We apologize for whatever confustion this may have caused.

Deals of the Day: Free summer camp, 50% off Macaroni Grill

Deals of the Day: Free summer camp, 50% off Macaroni Grill

ATLANTA -- A summer camp session for free plus discounts at area restaurants as well as Father's Day freebies make up the Deals of the Day on Atlanta MomsLikeMe.

Steal a Deal!!! Foreclosures, Short Sales, Investor Specials!

 Steal a Deal!!!  Foreclosures, Short Sales, Investor Specials!
Your local Castles By Chrissy Team will be hosting a Buyer Caravan of 6-10 Hot Foreclosures in the Area!   Come see what is on the market today!   Yes, Yes, Yes - there are 1,000 of deals out there right now and we want to physically show them to you!  We have come up with a great way to do so.  The Castles By Chrissy Team will pick one area of town and caravan to the top foreclosures in the area.   The next Steal a Deal Caravan will be June 12, 2011.  You can drive with us or you are more than welcome to follow us.

Red Velvet Event Planners Launches in Atlanta

Red Velvet Event Planners Launches in Atlanta

Congratulations goes out to Helena Paschal for launching her new girly company called, Red Velvet Event Planners. I was invited out to Cobb Galleria yesterday where the festivities took place and it was too Pinkalicious! It was definitely a red carpet party!

Paschal looked gorg with her signature red dress and matching stilettos. She welcomed guest as they arrived and then directed them to browse around and see what the company has to offer. There were samplings,workshops, party favor ideas,photo booths, cake designers,floral designers,decorators, caterers and more at the event. My son and I had a fun time sampling all the small bites and desserts, oh my!

To red and see more pics: http://talkingwithtami.com/red-velvet-event-planners-launches-in-atlanta

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plays, Festivals and a Trolly Tour

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plays, Festivals and a Trolly Tour

MARIETTA-- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out and enjoy a movie on the Marietta Square. At the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, the 2002 film “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” will be screened at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3.

The Aurora Theatre is hosting a play called, “Over the River and Through the Woods” about Hoboken, New Jersey, an Italian-American neighborhood with a tradition of eating dinner at the Gianelli’s house. It continues through June 5.  

Rock station 97.1 is hosting The River Wing ‘N Rock Fest at Woodstock City Park on Saturday, June 4. The festival features tons of wings, beer and tribute bands with the comfort of being outside.