ATLANTA – Tickets went on sale Friday for Good Times Productions' and The Fox Theatre's tribute concert "Atlanta Pop: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Atlanta International Pop Festival. The show will be held Dec. 6 at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse.

Library lovers will want to check this book out. Readers of prison literature will find it arresting. If you’re just curious about behind-the-scenes at a different kind of library, “Reading Behind Bars” will have you under lockdown.

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Folks who have been around church life for any length of time can often testify that the doors might be locked and the windows slammed shut, yet the devil will still manage to get inside. Call it a church split. Call it a church fight. Call it the topic of the latest book written by Conyers author Dr. Joe Lester.

Super-sensitive readers, please pass on this book because it’s riveting but also very disturbing. For true-crime buffs, though, it’s a gigantic “yes”: “The Family Next Door” will have you in its clutches until its back cover is closed.

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It was announced in June that Liz Stillerman, a Newton County native, would assume the position of artistic director on July 1, with Atlanta native Josh Schadl taking over as director of the CRB school and ballet master on the same day.

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The Rockdale Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed Flash Foods Monday.

Authors John Douglas and Mark Olshaker keep readers rapt through descriptions of interviews done and crimes that were committed, which helps to explain the processes used to understand the psychology of serial killing. 

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At the inaugural Black Heritage Hall of Fame induction in March, E.R. Shipp, educator Jacquelyn Belcher and educator and long time Conyers City Council member Cleveland Stroud were recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Author A.F. Harrold has a way of taking subjects that grown-ups know all too well but that we’ve forgotten accidentally-on-purpose, and he forces us to look at those childhood pricks and pains again. 

Author Heath Hardage Lee brings readers a real-life account of politics, espionage, and secrets, inside a tale of a changing world and an unpopular war, inside a story of one small corner of the history of women’s rights. 

As I was contemplating the New Year, 2017, I thought of an incident in the book of Joshua. This is the situation. The Promised Land has been spied out, and the signal is go. The Israelites have followed Joshua to the Jordan River. The long-awaited Promised Land is just ahead. A new and exciting day is dawning.

Newton High School band director Jason Smith is a semifinalist for the 2017 Grammy Music Educator award. The award recognizes teachers from kindergarten through college, in public and private institutions, for their significant contribution to the field of education and for demonstrating a commitment to maintaining music education in schools. The award is sponsored by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.

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13-year-old Luke Hardeman plays the role of Shon in the recently released CBS Films’ production “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.” The movie is based on the 2011 fictional novel of the same name written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.

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