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Central Georgians Jump on "Harlem Shake" Train

Georgia College students jumped on the Youtube viral sensation with their own "Harlem Shake."

First Presbyterian in Macon does the "Harlem Shake" on Valentine's Day.

 

by Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY STORY

Dance craze has roots in the '80s More than 4,000 'Harlem Shake' videos a day are posted on YouTube.

The song that spurred the craze is No. 10 on iTunes Gangnam Style is so last year: 2013's new dance craze is the Harlem Shake.

Nominate A Music Teacher for a GRAMMY Music Educators Award

Nominate A Music Teacher for a GRAMMY Music Educators Award

The Recording Academy announced a new award Sunday on The 55th GRAMMYs Award Show.

Students can nominate teachers for the "GRAMMY's Music Educators Award."

Fill out this form, telling the Recording Academy who it is and where to reach them.

Click here If you're a music teacher reading this and want to nominate yourself.

If you're a school administrator nominating a music educator, use this form.

The deadline is April 15, 2013. The form says that the teacher will then have to fill out an application after your nomination. Be sure to give teachers plenty of time before the April 15 deadline.

Open Mic Night in Downtown Perry This Week

Open Mic Night in Downtown Perry This Week

Head over to the Coffee Cup this week for Open Mic night.

Want to share your voice? Call ahead to sign up.

They're located at 900 Caroll Street in downtown Perry.

Art of Chocolate Event Returns to Houston County

Art of Chocolate Event Returns to Houston County

The night of "Art of Chocolate"  features chocolate samplings from various vendors, dancing, & the Georgia Big Band.

That's on Saturday, February 16 from 6-11 p.m. at the Perry Arts Center.

Tickets are $25 per person.

Call 478.971.7716 to buy tickets.

Senator Tolleson: Update from the State Capitol

Senator Tolleson: Update from the State Capitol

 

It was another busy week at the Capitol as I spent the majority of my time meeting with constituents and celebrating and commending the hard work they do throughout the year.

It’s always exciting to work with members of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) which is the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia.  On Sunday, I spoke on a legislative panel for the GMA Environment and Natural Resources Council.  It was an educating experience as we exchanged and discussed issues such as water supply, waste management and air quality and how the legislature is working daily to improve these areas.  I was privileged to spend time with District 20 mayors, Mayor James Faircloth of Perry and Mayor Chuck Shaheen of Warner Robins, at GMA’s Mayor’s Day Conference.  This conference attracts mayors from across the state and provides workshops and training courses to further their skills as leaders. 

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Urges Official Participation

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Urges Official Participation

January 10, 2013

We are writing this letter with the hope that an annual event that brings thousands of visitors each year to Dodge County can be saved.

Since 2005, Golden Isles Parkway Association has sponsored the Annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale the second Saturday of March each year with the goal of promoting tourism and economic development to the communities located along Highway 341.  Golden Isles Parkway Association (GIPA) utilizes a vast advertising campaign to promote Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale. This campaign includes print, radio, digital, and direct mail advertisements aimed at tourists across the United States.

Chamber Announces New Additions to Dogwood Festival

Chamber Announces New Additions to Dogwood Festival

 

Perry, GA-The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce held a press conference Tuesday morning to unveil a flurry of plans for the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the Dogwood Festival scheduled for April 13th and 14th.  Details included a Dogwood Tree Planting Project, the addition of a DockDog Competition during the two day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Perry, a Hot Air Balloon Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, and ten sanctioned events being produced during the two day festival.  Chamber officials also unveiled the Official Art for the 25th Annual Dogwood Festival as well as a new logo and website design.