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Georgia Author of the Year Awards | Children's Book nominees

Georgia Author of the Year Awards | Children's Book nominees

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The nominees for the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Awards have been announced.

More than 100 authors have been nominated in 12 categories, including Short Stories, which is a new addition in 2012.

Nine local writers will face off to take home the top prize in the Children's Book category:

Robin L. Gordon
Lift: A Gosling's First Flight
A native of Michigan, Gordon has made it her mission to channel positive messages through her picture books. Her website says that she is certified to teach special education and enjoys watching geese in her spare time.

Georgia Author of the Year Awards | Biography nominees

Georgia Author of the Year Awards | Biography nominees

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The nominees for the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Awards have been announced.

More than 100 authors have been nominated in 12 categories, including Short Stories, which is a new addition in 2012.

Three local writers will face off to take home the top prize in the Biography category:

Jonathan W. Jordan
Brothers Rivals Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
Jordan, an attorney who lives with his family in Marietta, is a World War II enthusiast. According to his website, he is currently working on a book about President Roosevelt's high command during the war.

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Braimah’s master classes cost as little as $5 dollars and are part of the ‘DanceAfrica Atlanta Class Series’ produced by GIWAYEN MATA, Atlanta’s all-female dance, percussion and vocal ensemble.

Feb 15, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – This weekend in Atlanta, Black History Month anticipates the teachings of a world-renowned drum master. Ghana-born djembe and dunun master drummer Weedie Braimah will teach a drum workshop at BNM Studio located 409 Mead Road Decatur, GA 30030.  Joined by New Orleans native  and dancer, Christan Carter, expect to learn how the dance movements correspond with high-energy West Africa drumming techniques.

Atlanta Increases Entertainment Footprint

Watch as we head to the Georgia Entertainment Association's annual holiday party to learn about what new things are happening in the entertainment field. Why is 2012 a great year to be in the entertainment industry in Atlanta? Watch and find out! For more great stories like this one head to http://www.conntv.com/

Behind The Scenes Of: Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Join us as we go behind the scenes of Tom Cruise's latest action movie, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. Is Tom really free falling from the world's tallest building? Watch and find out!

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Emory Celebrates 175 Years

Emory Celebrates 175 Years

To celebrate Emory University's 175th anniversary, a special convocation was held Dec. 7th in Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church to honor the school's legacy and look toward what is to come. Among the packed crowd were more than 100 of the 175 Emory history makers who have left an indelible mark on Emory and society. To learn more about Emory's history makers, click here: http://bit.ly/emoryhistorymakers.

Exclusive Interview: Yo-Yo Ma

Check it out as we go back stage with the greatest cello player ever, Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo has come out with a new album that he says is his best yet. Join us as we discover why. 

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