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Suzi Awards to be held Monday

Suzi Awards to be held Monday

DECATUR, Ga. -- The 2013 Suzi Bass Awards ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County.

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This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Del Hamilton and Faye Allen, founders of 7 Stages Theatre. The duo started the Little Five Point theater company in 1979. Today, it's one of metro Atlanta's most popular and respected theaters.

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The winner of this year's Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award for an outstanding play penned by a local writer will also be revealed at Monday's ceremony.

DeKalb recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Day

DeKalb recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Day

DECATUR, Ga. -- Tuesday, Oct. 22 has been named Domestic Violence Awareness Day in DeKalb County.

DeKalb Solicitor-General Sherry Boston is passionate about ending domestic violence.

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"I am pleased to see DeKalb County recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Day so that we can spread the word about this very serious problem," Boston said in a statement. "It's important that we stop the cycle of abuse that is often passed down from generation to generation."

Boston recently helped create a Special Victims Unit in DeKalb County. The police unit will investigate and prosecute domestic violence and stalking crimes.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

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.

Taste of EAV to be held this weekend

Taste of EAV to be held this weekend

ATLANTA -- This year's Taste of East Atlanta event will be held Saturday, Oct. 5.

Residents and visitors alike are invited to stop by their favorite EAV restaurants from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for samples, camaraderie and fun.

Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased in advance at a discount of 10 tickets for $8. Buy advance tickets at the Elder Tree Public House on Flat Shoals Avenue or the Big Daddy Biscuits booth at the East Atlanta Farmers Market.

Learn more at the Taste of East Atlanta Facebook page.

Beulah Heights University climbing the career ladder in ministry

Beulah Heights University climbing the career ladder in ministry

ATLANTA -- Beulah Heights University, one of the oldest Bible colleges in the Southeast located in historic Grant Park, recently celebrated its 95th birthday.

Whether you’re looking to climb the career ladder in ministry, leadership or business, Beulah Heights University has undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs designed to help ministers, church administrators, entrepreneurs and the communities they serve.

The community is invited to attend Discovery Days the week of September 16-21, 2013 to preview classes and campus life for free. Discovery Days will allow the prospective students to discover what BHU has to offer by attending classes of their choice (day and/or evening) for one week absolutely free.

Brownwood Park to host Falcons kickoff

Brownwood Park to host Falcons kickoff