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Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

ATLANTA -- This year's Delta Classic Chastain concert series will continue with two big shows this weekend.

The Temptations & The Four Tops will return, as they do most seasons, on Friday, June 27. The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $29.50 for the lawn and rear terrace to $297 for a terrace table that seats six.

On Saturday, June 28, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo + Rick Springfield will perform with special guest William Beckett at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.50 for lawn seats and go up to $297 for a terrace table.

Visit classicchastain.com for more information.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive.

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to perform at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to perform at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) Tuesday, June 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming:

Past, present explored in Ventulett Gallery exhibit

Past, present explored in Ventulett Gallery exhibit

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Ventulett Gallery at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church presents “Scenes of Past & Present” by painters AC Brown and Jan Eubanks, from June 5–July 7. The public is invited to view the exhibit and attend a wine-and-cheese opening reception on Thursday, June 5, from 6–8 p.m. in the Gallery.

Eubanks' style is “somewhere between realism and expressive contemporary, where sincerity is honored but still challenges the viewer, ” she says. "I want my paintings to be visually exciting and poetic."

Eubanks is a graduate of the Arts Students League of New York and the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, and her work has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, the Swan House Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, among other locations. Corporate collections including Eubanks’ work include the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, Tyler Perry Productions, and Kaiser Permanente.

Mark Trail cartoonist retires at 90

Mark Trail cartoonist retires at 90

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- In a Sandy Springs house, in the basement is a portal, a doorway to childhood for the millions of us who grew up reading the funny papers -- learning about wildlife from a photographer and writer named Mark Trail.

"I guess I really feel like I was Mark Trail myself," Jack Elrod said.

It's no wonder Elrod feels like his title character. He has worked on the nationally syndicated strip for 64 of its 68 years -- most of those years from his basement office decorated with national awards.

Holy Innocents' 'Colors Of Haiti' exhibit supports Haitians

Holy Innocents' 'Colors Of Haiti' exhibit supports Haitians

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The public is invited to Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, to celebrate and support the people at St. Matthieu Episcopal church and school in Leogane, Haiti.

The event will showcase the work of Haitian artists (paintings, decorative art, and jewelry). Paintings from exceptional local artists will be featured as well.

All proceeds from this special event will fund student lunches and teachers’ salaries at St. Matthieu Episcopal School. Holy Innocents' Episcopal school and church both have a long-standing relationships with the Diocese of Haiti, one dating back to 2002. Through the efforts of parishioners, school families, and others in the HI community, some $750,000 has been donated to help build schools and churches, pay salaries, provide meals for students, and fund Lopital Sainte Croix hospital.

New York Times bestselling author gives public talk at Holy Innocents'

New York Times bestselling author gives public talk at Holy Innocents'

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Conor Grennan, author of the New York Times bestseller Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, will present the Program for Global Citizenship lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES). The public is invited to a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture at 7 p.m. in the school’s Fine Arts Building.