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Simply Successful. Atlanta Artist Presents New Stage Play

Simply Successful. Atlanta Artist Presents New Stage Play

Chicago born, Arkansas Raised Indie Soul Artist Looking to Express Her Talent Finds Her Niche in Theater

Tiffany Roberts is many things to many people: daughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife and mother. Like many women with that level of support uplifting her, Roberts has created an opportunity to turn her talent and passion into an entrepreneurial win. After being laid off in December 2010, Tiffany took a leap of faith and launched her company, Simply Tiffany Soul (www.simplytiffanysoul.com); a platform for her theatrical expressions and a will soon help catapult underground Indie artists in reaching their full potential within the entertainment industry. Following her dreams and aspirations is a fire that just keeps growing inside of her and she wants to share that spark with others that share the same passion. Her goal is to give new artists the tools needed to be successful without as many stumbling blocks as she has had to overcome.

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

ATLANTA – It’s the summer time, ‘tis the season for chic fits, light fabrics, mandals, murses and clean faces and we know you want to let it all hang out. However it’s more important for today’s modern fashionmister to have clean and healthy skin. From cleansers to exfoliants, shavers to straight ravors, shaving creams to soaps, moisturizers and sunscreen men have a wide range of product selections to maintain their signature smirk.

Of course, every guy has their own routine; some skip a day to stay smooth others use a hot towel and facial scrub, either way; they all work to achieve the same goal which is smooth skin.

LAA Cine Latinoamericano Film Series to present Sergio

LAA Cine Latinoamericano Film Series to present Sergio

The Latin American Association (LAA) will present the documentary film Sergio Thursday, June 23rd  at 6 p.m. as part of its Cine Latinoamericano Film Series

Sergio is based on Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power’s biography of Sergio Vieira de Mello, a charismatic Brazilian U.N. diplomat who ventures into Baghdad in 2003 during the U.S. occupation of Iraq under President Bush’s administration. While there he is captured and held hostage by terrorists and later killed during an attack of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad.

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.

Opening Night: The Mistress Club

Opening Night: The Mistress Club

Follow the clandestine tales of deceit, love, money and redemption surrounding a group of mistresses who have formed a support club where they are free to be themselves.  The women are in store for an unexpected lesson on life when the most successful of them all, Delilah, takes them on a soul searching journey. This original stage play touches your inner hate and turns it to love.  It will make you take a second look and tug your heart strings for women who stereotypically would be shunned.  You will snap and clap to some soulful melodies and find your self saying "I know she didn't'!  These ladies use their sexy dispositions to get what they want and to hide the real pain they are feeling.  Welcome to The Mistress Club!