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Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

(WXIA) -- Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was held at Madison Square Garden in April.

Those who missed this gathering of legendary guitarists can still experience it -- without leaving metro Atlanta.

A special film presentation of the festival will screen at several theaters on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It features behind-the-scenes footage and some of the best concerts from the two-day jam session.

Musicians featured in the film include Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Keith Urban and, of course, Eric Clapton.

"The Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival has long been one of the premiere events in music, and communities of fans nationwide will enjoy the ultimate concert experience on the big screen with amazing sound and front row seats," Dan Diamond, senior vice president of business development for NCM Fathom, said in a statement. Fathom will host the Aug. 13 film screenings.

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

Dutchtown ES to add Chinese immersion program

Dutchtown ES to add Chinese immersion program

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Dutchtown Elementary School is the only public school in Georgia to receive a grant to add a Chinese Dual Immersion Program to its curriculum.

Starting this fall, kindergarten students at the Hampton school will begin learning Mandarin Chinese as one of their core requirements.

Dutchtown Elementary received $15,000 to incorporate the Chinese language and culture program.

"These programs will help ensure a Georgia workforce that is fluent in languages and skilled at cultural interactions that are necessary for the economic development of our state and region," State School Superintendent John Barge said in a statement.

The dual immersion program follows a 50/50 model, where students will learn half their lessons in English and the other half in Chinese. During the 2013-14 school year, Dutchtown's kindergartners will learn math and science in Mandarin Chinese; language arts and social studies will be taught in English.

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Some of the most talented young performers in Georgia have been recognized with nominations for the 2013 Shuler Hensley Awards.

The awards program honors the best high school musical theater productions in the state.

It is named for Cobb County native Shuler Hensley, a seasoned Broadway performer who has won a number of prestigious awards, including a Tony.

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This year's Shuler Hensley Awards nominees were announced Tuesday. The awards ceremony will be held Apr. 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The nominees include:

Best Overall Production

* Avenue Q
Atlanta International School, Buckhead

* Les Misérables
Buford High School

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Ola HS presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

Ola HS presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- A "tale as old as time" will grace the Henry County Performing Arts Center stage later this month.

Ola High School will present Beauty and the Beast Jr. on Thursday, Mar. 28 and Friday, Mar. 29. Both shows are at 7 p.m.

The production is based on the Disney movie and Broadway musical of the same name. It follows the fairy tale story of an inventor's daughter and the selfish prince-turned-beast who must find true love in order to break the spell placed on him.

Tickets to Beauty and the Beast Jr. are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Ola High School at 770-288-3222.

The Henry County Performing Arts Center is located at 37 Lemon Street in McDonough.

Holocaust survivor to speak at Henry County MS

Holocaust survivor to speak at Henry County MS

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Eighth grade students at Henry County Middle School have been studying various aspects of World War II this year.

First, the children learned all about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who fought in the war.

Now, the curriculum has shifted to the Holocaust. To cap off the lesson in one of the most difficult periods in history, Henry County Middle administrators have invited an Auschwitz survivor to speak to students about her experience.

Helen Weingarten will address the school community at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. The public is invited to attend; tickets are $10 each, but seating is limited to 250 people, so those who are interested are encouraged to sign up soon.

Attendees will also be treated to a dinner theater production of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, performed by Roswell's Georgia Ensemble Theatre.