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International Food and Music Festival returns Oct. 19

International Food and Music Festival returns Oct. 19

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- This year's DeKalb International Food and Music Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 19 at Northlake Mall.

The event, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m., is coordinated by county Commissioner Stan Watson.

"We are excited to bring back the DeKalb International Food and Musical Festival, and I am confident that the festival will unite the dynamic blend of cultures and traditions that continue to exist in our country," Watson said in a statement.

The International Food and Music Festival celebrates DeKalb residents' many cultures, including Asian, African, West Indian and Middle Eastern. Planned festivities include shopping, food sampling and a Children's Village with puppet shows and face painting; admission to the kids' section is $10.

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

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The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Original Star Wars parody to premiere in Atlanta

Original Star Wars parody to premiere in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Spirit of Broadway presents an original show for 2013, The Skywalkers, benefiting the Compassion Programs of the Metropolitan Community Center in Atlanta.

This hysterical atypical Star Wars parody, written by Woodstock resident Trevor Petty, is "honest and respectful to each and every action in the six film saga." However, Petty saw an opportunity to create story lines, motives and intentions not originally in any of the movies. The Skywalkers will be performed on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. at the First MCC Theatre.

Poverty is Real concert series returns this weekend

Poverty is Real concert series returns this weekend

DECATUR, Ga. -- The third annual Poverty is Real concert series will be held this weekend at Eddie's Attic in downtown Decatur.

The show will take place June 14-16. It raises money for Decatur Cooperative Ministry, which works to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.

Last year's Poverty is Real event brought in $10,000 for DCM. The event is sponsored by Lenz Marketing.

"We are honored to be affiliated with Poverty is Real and help them raise vital funds for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry," Lenz president Richard J. Lenz said in a statement.

This year's concert lineup includes:

Friday at 8 p.m.
Matthew Mayfield
$10 in advance

Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Caroline Herring
$10 for adults, $8 for children

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.

Novelist to speak at Decatur Library

Novelist to speak at Decatur Library

DECATUR, Ga. -- Writer and teacher Charlie Lovett will hold a book signing at the Decatur Library next month.

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Lovett's latest novel, The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession, weaves a story of murder and Shakespeare.

He will read from, discuss and sign copies of the book on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:15 p.m. A portion of sales will benefit the Georgia Center for the Book.

Lovett's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books in Inman Park, which provided a synopsis of The Bookman's Tale: