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Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Boy Choir is looking for new members between the ages of 5 and 12.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 and are by appointment only.

All auditions are low-pressure. Boys are asked to sing a song of their choice and to repeat back some musical phrases.

Reserve an audition time at georgiaboychoir.org.

The Georgia Boy Choir is located at the Heiskell School in Buckhead.

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- Elevate Week, the Office of Cultural Affairs' large scale public art project, will begin Friday, Oct. 18 at locations throughout the city.

Muralists and performance groups will create art with the theme "Transit: Time, People and Places" through Saturday, Oct. 26.

"I am excited by this year's program because it is a testament to the evolving role of public art in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta," Eddie Granderson, public art program manager for the Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. "We are growing Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination through public art."

MARTA has partnered with the program to design a special Elevate bus. Route 49 will drive past much of the Elevate artwork, giving riders the opportunity to see it.

Jazz under the Stars at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Jazz under the Stars at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility will host “Jazz under the Stars” on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Benson and will feature vocalist Gina Grate of Grate Productions. According to her website, Ms. Grate performs with numerous “big bands and small combos” along with her work in the recording studio.  Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive NE, Sandy Springs.  The public is invited to join Benson participants as they enjoy an evening of music and fellowship.

“Jazz under the Stars” is free.  For more information, please contact Ms. Lila Womack at 404-612-2303.

Kansas & Toto to play Chastain

Kansas & Toto to play Chastain

ATLANTA -- Two classic American rock bands will take the stage at Chastain Park Amphitheater this week.

Kansas and Toto will play at the popular north Atlanta venue on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

A list of helpful tips for concert attendees can be found at classicchastain.com.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive NW.

Single tickets on sale for Gipsy Kings

Single tickets on sale for Gipsy Kings

ATLANTA -- French band the Gipsy Kings is coming to Chastain Park Amphitheater later this month.

Tickets are currently on sale for the show, which will be held Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.

They range in price from $35 for lawn seats to $354 for a terrace table for six. Visit classicchastain.com for more information and to reserve your seat.

The Gipsy Kings is made up of two groups of brothers. Their music is inspired by that of their ancestors -- Spanish gypsies who fled to France to escape a civil war.

Learn more at gipsykings.com.