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30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

Moms Like Me always has a ton of deals for families to enjoy in Atlanta.

This list has 30 free things to do this summer, from petting zoo to museums... Enjoy it all on the MomLikeMe website.

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.

Meet Selena Gomez at Mall of Georgia

Meet Selena Gomez at Mall of Georgia

BUFORD, Ga. -- Singer and actress Selena Gomez is preparing to launch a 10-city mall tour with a stop in Metro Atlanta to promote her new film.

Selena's local stop will be Thursday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Take a stroll thru a unique Suwanee exhibit of 15 sculptures

Take a stroll thru a unique Suwanee exhibit of 15 sculptures

Suwanee, GA -- Heads are literally turning as folks who drive or walk through Suwanee’s Town Center notice something new. Make that 15 somethings new! Fifteen outdoor sculptures have been installed throughout Town Center – it’s all part of the inaugural Suwanee SculpTour, a public arts initiative that officially opened last week during the Arts in the Park festival.

The sculptures, representing various styles, materials, and sizes, are on loan from a dozen different artists and will be exhibited in Suwanee through March of next year. Citizens will be invited to vote for their favorite sculpture via www.suwanee.com beginning in July; the sculpture with the most votes at the end of the exhibit in March will be the “People’s Choice” and purchased as part of the City’s permanent art collection. 

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

Mexican Music composer Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández is an icon in the classical music and especially in Atlanta where he is a  violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Atlanta Virtuosi Foundation, Inc. and the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, and conductor of the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, began his study of music in Mexico. At age 14, he began studying with Henryk Szeryng, and continued as Szeryng became his principal mentor in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.