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'The Skies Belong to Us' writer to speak at Carter Library

'The Skies Belong to Us' writer to speak at Carter Library

ATLANTA -- An author and former New York Times columnist will read from his new book at the Carter Library later this month.

Brendan Koerner is the author of The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking, which explores the consequences of a heist in the 1960s.

The reading will be held Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public; copies of The Skies Belong to Us will be available for purchase.

Koerner's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books in Inman Park, which provided this summary of his novel:

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announced on Tuesday that South Fulton Arts Facilities are attracting a good number of visitors. 

In 2012, as reported by Jolene Butts Freeman of the Fulton Co. Government, South Fulton Arts Centers held over 550 activities and had a total turnout of around 38,000 people. Those activities included classes, summer camps, Art at Work, exhibits, festivals, lectures, screenings, workshops and productions. 

Over 18,000 visited the Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater & Gallery in 2012. A portion of that number came from attendance of "Mountaintop" - a presentation by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. The play averaged 222 people per show. 

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

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

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Irish novelist Colum McCann will read from his latest book at the Carter Center in June.

McCann will speak on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, is his first book since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin.

Tickets to McCann's talk and signing are $10, or free with purchase of TransAtlantic ($29). They can be bought online or at A Cappella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park.

McCann's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books and the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

"A Cappella Books continues to bring some of the most important writers in the country to Atlanta, and we're thrilled to work with them," AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director Daren Wang said in a statement.

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