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dj kai alce remembers house in the park

For the past five years, Labor Day weekend in Atlanta has signaled the arrival of House in the Park, a family-friendly outdoor music festival for lovers of house, afrobeat, and soulful dance music. Though it continues to swell each year, House in the Park is still a largely under-the-radar event in Atlanta, mainly because it…

atlanta’s national black arts festival kicks off next week 0

atlanta’s national black arts festival kicks off next week

Only a few more days before the 22nd National Black Arts Festival begins! Well, technically, the festival never ends since it's a year-round celebration of arts and culture across the African Diaspora. But from July 14-18, we'll be treated to a concentrated dose of all that the NBAF has to offer. The NBAF is always a…

earth day turns 40 today – some gifts you can give 3

earth day turns 40 today – some gifts you can give

  Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day – a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the lovely blue planet we call home (well, most of us anyway… some of y’all are clearly from the outer limits). Haven’t thought of how you’ll celebrate the day? No worries, here’s a handy list of…

the 2009 NBAF sponsors’ luncheon 1

the 2009 NBAF sponsors’ luncheon

The 2009 National Black Arts Sponsors Luncheon is the festival’s way of saying thank you to the corporations, NGOs, government agencies, and private individuals who provide that most vital of resources to the arts community – funding. At this year’s luncheon, the sponsors were given three very special treats. The first was the official changing of…

Behind the Scenes at the NBAF: Rebekah Jones – Production Manager 0

Behind the Scenes at the NBAF: Rebekah Jones – Production Manager

It’s a little past 8 am on Thursday morning, the second official day of the 2009 National Black Arts Festival. Several of the festival’s staff members are seated at multiple round tables on a lesser-used part of the 5th floor headquarters office. On the other side of the floor-to-ceiling windows, the sun is defiantly beaming…