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Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Victoria Justice to perform at Chastain

Victoria Justice to perform at Chastain

ATLANTA -- Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice is bringing her Here's 2 Us Tour to metro Atlanta this summer.

Justice will perform at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information.

Justice, 19, is the star of the TV show "Victorious" and also starred in the movie Fun Size. The Here's 2 Us Tour features songs from "Victorious" as well as new material from Justice's upcoming solo effort.

Chastain Park Amphitheatre is located at 4469 Stella Drive NW. Learn more about the venue's 2013 season at classicchastain.com.

Italian improv troop to perform at Basement Theatre

Italian improv troop to perform at Basement Theatre

ATLANTA -- One of Europe's most popular improv groups will perform at the Basement Theatre later this month.

Teatribù will perform its show Stereotypes at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Milan, Italy-based troop's show examines cultural and national differences to hilarious effect.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at thebasementtheatre.com.

The Basement Theatre is located at 175 West Wieuca Road NE.

Improv classes begin Jan. 1

Improv classes begin Jan. 1

ATLANTA -- The Basement Theatre in Atlanta will begin hosting improv classes this Tuesday.

Classes are available at three levels and run for six weeks. Tuition is $175 per session.

Learn more and sign up at thebasementtheatre.com.

The Basement Theatre is located at 175 West Wieuca Road NE, not far from Chastain Memorial Park.

'Portraits of Yemaya' opens Jan. 11

'Portraits of Yemaya' opens Jan. 11

ATLANTA -- Portraits of Yemaya, a new photography exhibition by Arturo Lindsay, opens at the Chastain Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 11.

An opening night reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Lindsay's photographs were taken in port cities across the world, including Bocas del Toro, Panama; Cape Town, South Africa; Alexandria, Egypt; and Havana, Cuba.

Portraits of Yemaya aims to "depict portraits of Yemaya through a collection of still and moving images of the sea and things related to or affected by the sea," according to the Chastain Arts Center.

Learn more at ocaatlanta.com. Portraits of Yemaya will be on display through Mar. 22.

The Chastain Arts Center is located at 135 West Wieuca Road NW.

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

ATLANTA -- Tobacco use is responsible for 87% of lung cancer deaths, most cases of chronic obstructive disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, 21% of all coronary heart diseases and kills more than 400,000 Americans each year, with about 700 of those deaths occurring in Fulton County.