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DOWNTOWN: Georgia commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal held a moment of silence for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which took place 10 years ago this Sunday.

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Deal led a brief memorial ceremony at the state Capitol Friday, flanked by Georgia's Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Deal also paid tribute to members of the military that have served in the wars that have taken place since the attacks on New York and Washington.

Deal did not speak to reporters. Spokesman Brian Robinson said the state is taking increased security precautions due to the anniversary, but he said there has been no mention of Georgia as a potential target.

Flags will be flown at half staff at all Georgia government buildings through sunset on Sunday.

Yogli Mogli of Duluth partners with Atl Falcon Curtis Lofton for the Rally Foundation

Yogli Mogli of Duluth partners with Atl Falcon Curtis Lofton for the Rally Foundation

Duluth-  Curtis Lofton of the Atlanta Falcons is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Rally Foundation which raises awarenes and money for childhood cancer research and treatment.  On Monday, September 12th fresh off a win against the Chicago Bears, Lofton will host an event at the Duluth Yogli Mogli with live music and fun and games for the kids.

Details from the press release are below:

WHAT: A fundraiser benefiting Rally Foundation, a non-profit that empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and ultimately, cures.

Celebrate FNO in Atlanta

Celebrate FNO in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Ready to frolic with the rich and famous, be fabulous and have a fun with fashion? Check out the festivities for Atlanta’s second annual “Fashions Night Out” event. Atlanta is, once again, participating as an official host city for the annual celebration.

Fashion’s Night Out is a celebration incepted in 2009 in New York as an “after-hours shopping extravaganza”. The event is designed to allow celebrities and designers the opportunity to mingle with shoppers and participate in exclusive events.

This event does more than celebrate fashion; it enables designers to bring iconic fashion staples like the Diane von Furstenburg “wrap dress” to your front door. Showcasing the DVF fall collection, popular Paces Ferry boutique, Sandpiper will be holding a patio party on Thursday night.

And if you take a trip downtown, you have a shot at being a celebrity for a day.

Fernbank Museum Hosts Island Adventure Night at Martinis & IMAX to Celebrate New Galapagos Film

Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® Makes Science Sizzle during Island Adventure Night

 

Just when you mistakenly thought Charles Darwin was a 19th-century bearded scientist with his nose stuck in a journal, Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® reveals that naturalists like Darwin live at the mercy of their adventurous spirit. Join Fernbank, along with “ship’s captain” Big Mike Geier and his musical crew from Tongo Hiti, for this special Island Adventure night of Martinis & IMAX® on September 30, 2011, from 6:30 p.m.

Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio

Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio

FERST CENTER WELCOMES PROJECT TRIO

 

ATLANTAThe Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 2011-12 season continues with high energy chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio on Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m and 5 p.m.   Both shows are free and will be held outdoors in the amphitheater to the right of the Ferst Center, weather permitting.

PROJECT Trio is comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY.

New Fashion Line from Duluth launches during Dragon*Con 2011

New Fashion Line from Duluth launches during Dragon*Con 2011

 

Penny Dreadful Productions (PDP) of Duluth, GA premiers Remnant during Dragon*Con 2011 Saturday, September 3.  Remnant is PDP's largest fashion collection characterized by a short vignette story line.

A social media campaign was launched to introduce the story behind the costumes while building suspense for the fashion release at the convention. Remnant is a military force living among a world of mass destruction.  Remnant is a  well-structured, formidable army with a complex chain of command of fierce, but fashionable soldiers and specialists dressed by PDP. 

The Great War ended in smoke and ruin, and the world as we knew it exists no more. The fighting continues. Organized rebels and rogue pirates prefer chaos, but the world needs peace and stability.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dralion, Summer Shade Festival and German Bierfest Atlanta

WEEKEND EVENTS: Dralion, Summer Shade Festival and German Bierfest Atlanta

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend is the first week for Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Dralion, the show fuses together 3000-year-old Chinese acrobatic arts and the Cirque du Soleil approach. The show’s name is derived from dragons which symbolize the East and the lion which symbolizing the West. Dralion tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the show will be held at Philips Arena. Philips Arena is located at One Philips Drive in Atlanta.

Woodruff Park will play host to the German Bierfest Atlanta on Saturday. This is the eighth festival of its type and it will celebrate the greatness of German beer in a family environment. The festival will feature German food, activities, music and fun. The festival will be held from 2:00 p.m.