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Celebra el Caribe! Vivan las islas del ritmo y son!

Celebra el Caribe! Vivan las islas del ritmo y son!

Celebrate the Caribbean during this night dedicated to the islands of rhythm, dance and festivity. Move to the sounds of Orquesta MaCuba and dance the night away to the island’s most popular music forms, salsa, merengue and bachata.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

IT DOESN’T TAKE BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK IN A BIG WAY - Spend Your Summer with Bert’s Big Adventure

Bert's Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to allow children with a chronic or terminal illness ages 5 to 12 years of age that prove financial need and live in The Bert Show’s Atlanta radio listening area (WWWQ-FM/99.7), to experience a magical 5 day adventure with their families at Walt Disney World®.

Now that summer is now in session and in addition to bringing warm weather, the new season has brought about a host of philanthropic events, all benefiting one of Atlanta’s favorite organizations: Bert’s Big Adventure. With different events throughout the summer, there’s sure to be something to fit your style and schedule.

Saturday, July 16 Charity

Car Show at Tires Plus, Hamilton Mill | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Free for spectators | 3225 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519 Have a cool ride you want to show off? Bring it to the Tires Plus Total Car Care Hamilton Mill in Buford Charity Car Show event on July 16 from 10 a.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

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, the Castleberry Hill neighborhood will host their monthly Castleberry Hill Art Stroll at the Castleberry Point Condominiums. This event is sponsored by city councilman, Kwanza Hall and begins on Friday at 7 p.m. This week, the stroll will feature Denise Jackson’s Emerging Art Scene Gallery installations and The Wine Shoe will hold a $10 wine tasting. Food trucks will also be lined up in front of Castleberry Point. The corral will include: Tex’s Tacos, The King of Pops, Westside Creamery and the Pup Truck. The Castleberry Point Condos are located at 327 Nelson Street in Atlanta.

On Sunday, the Grant Park neighborhood will hold their first-ever Community Yard Sale starting on July 10.

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Charitable Tourney Benefitted the March Forth With Hope Foundation

Tradebank of Charlotte (an outlet of Lawrenceville-based Tradebank International) successfully ran its 1st Annual Golf Tournament with proceeds to benefit the March Forth With Hope Foundation. The event took place June 22 at the Olde Sycamore Golf Course in N.C..

“We are pleased to have hosted our first golf tournament in cooperation with March Forth With Hope,” said Michael Torcellini, a regional owner of Tradebank of Charlotte. “It is an excellent organization and this tournament provided us and our Tradebank members an opportunity to support a foundation that means a great deal to all of us.”

The March Forth with Hope Foundation provides financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.