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Cobb Energy Centre Foundation presents A World-Class Jazz Series – JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series – TICKETS ON SALE

(1888PressRelease) THREE DAZZLING NIGHTS – EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY JAZZ STARS – TWELVE GRAMMY AWARDS. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation announces its much-anticipated concert series, debuting September 21st

Atlanta, GA – There’s nothing impromptu about the new Atlanta jazz series that will premiere September 21st at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

“Congratulations to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation for its hard work and its success bringing JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to metro Atlanta,” said Cobb Energy Centre Managing Director Michael S. Taormina, CFE. “This is an exceptional opportunity for Atlanta audiences to enjoy the performances of world-class jazz musicians and-consistent with the Foundation’s educational focus-for all of us to better understand the influences and impact of this uniquely American art form.”

The inaugural concert of JAZZ ROOTS in Atlanta is scheduled 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 21 with a performance called JAZZ & SOUL, featuring two celebrated, multi-Grammy Award winners, Al Jarreau and Ramsey Lewis-artists who have taken jazz and merged it with soul to create their own signature sounds.

“We are thrilled to bring our JAZZ ROOTS series to Cobb Energy Centre and to the music fans of the Atlanta region,” said JAZZ ROOTS producer Larry Rosen. “Our concerts and accompanying education and outreach programs reach out into the community and bring folks together as we celebrate the great artists and the legacy of America’s music.”

Double Time: music and a mission
JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series was created in conjunction with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Established in 2008 and presented in cities throughout the United States, JAZZ ROOTS celebrates the blend of jazz, blues, gospel and R&B that, along with cultural, political and stylistic elements from American history help create the music called jazz.

Music great Quincy Jones has proclaimed JAZZ ROOTS “the most important new concert and educational jazz series in America . . . this series is simply imperative.”

“JAZZ ROOTS is a natural fit for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, whose mission is to provide quality arts education programs and community outreach initiatives to the region,” said Alice J. Thacker, the Foundation’s Director of Development. “Through the JAZZ ROOTS education opportunities, the Foundation is able to further its mission and support of arts in education.”

The JAZZ ROOTS series will offer a unique opportunity for a host of young music lovers. For each of the three concerts, 100 high school students from metro Atlanta schools will attend the show, as well as, enjoy the privilege of attending pre-concert sound checks and participating in special Q&A sessions with the performers.

The JAZZ & SOUL concert-the first of three scheduled events of the JAZZ ROOTS Atlanta series-will coincide with Cobb Energy Centre’s annual benefit celebration, Overture Gala, this year marking the 5th anniversary of the venue’s opening.

The two other concerts in Atlanta’s JAZZ ROOTS series are LADIES OF JAZZ – Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington, at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012; and DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, both at Cobb Energy Centre. (See attached artists’ bios)

Sponsors for the series currently include: Copeland’s of New Orleans,and media sponsors 91.9 – WCLK-FM, “The Jazz of the City” and Atlanta Tribune – The Magazine.

Tickets for JAZZ ROOTS are as follows: JAZZ & SOUL, $40 – $100; LADIES OF JAZZ, $26 – $77; DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2012, $36 – $76 per person, and are available at the Centre’s Bank of North Georgia Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlet locations, or via phone at 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, is open Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. The venue is located at 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

About Larry Rosen
Larry Rosen, musician, producer, executive producer, and music industry entrepreneur, has had an impact on virtually all areas of the music industry. He is the producer/executive producer of over 350 albums of which 80 have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards, winning 33 GRAMMYS. Mr. Rosen is the creator and producer of JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series, Chairman of Larry Rosen Productions, Inc., co-founder, along with GRAMMY and Academy Award winner Dave Grusin of GRP Records, and co-founder and past Chairman of N2K, Inc. (NASDAQ). Mr. Rosen is the creator and producer of the PBS Television series LEGENDS OF JAZZ, and he is the creator and producer of the multi-media TV series RECORDING: the History of Recorded Music, with hosts Quincy Jones and Phil Ramone.

About Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is charged with securing financial resources for the Foundation’s community and educational outreach activities including its signature, ArtsBridge education program. Additional information about the foundation and ways to contribute is available at

About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a 2750 seat, state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is metro Atlanta’s premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational performances, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts four resident companies, the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet, ArtsBridge and the Gas South Broadway Series. Additional information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is available at


Al Jarreau pairs a voice that’s recognized as one of the world’s most precious treasures with his unique and innovative musical expressions. This combination has made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time. Jarreau’s achievements include seven Grammys, scores of international music awards, and numerous hit records.

Ramsey Lewis, NEA Jazz Master, multiple Grammy awardee, and host of LEGENDS OF JAZZ, the acclaimed PBS TV series, is a true legend of jazz. A pianist and composer, Lewis is often referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style rooted in his early gospel roots and classical training. His recording of “The In Crowd” is a jazz and soul classic.

Esperanza Spalding has been called the new face of jazz worldwide. The bassist and vocalist is blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren. With appearances recently on virtually all the late-night shows, not to mention three special performances for President Barak Obama, she seems to have exploded onto the scene. She won the 2011 Grammy for “BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR.”

Terri Lyne Carrington, drummer, composer, record producer, entrepreneur-and 2012 Grammy winner- has crafted an eclectic brand of jazz that incorporates elements of bebop, soul, funk and much more. She has been featured with such jazz greats as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, James Moody, and Partice Rushin, Her Grammy winning “The Mosaic Project” features some of the world’s most gifted female instrumentalists and vocalists.

Dave Koz is a multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire whose career spans 20 years and a dozen albums, including three classic holiday albums and his most recent GRAMMY-nominated offering, “Hello Tomorrow” featuring the chart-topping hits “Put The Top Down and “Anything’s Possible.” He also hosts the long-running, syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show.


The change is responsibility of all of us – Paul Chehade

Our nation cannot continue to be manipulated by lobbyists that buy and control the power, it should be controlled by the representatives of the constituents, the representatives who works for and by the people. Paul Chehade.

Dear Friends:

I greet you with utmost respect. Despite the multiple attacks and threats that we have received for communicate with you in Spanish, we will not be intimidated and will continue communicating as always in both, English and Spanish.

My team and I will continue fighting to represent the people with dignity, ethic and fundamental respect, keeping in mind the necessities and ambitions of the citizens of our nation without discrimination of any kind.

Time is running out, we need your help today!.

I want to make clear that this nation, the United State of America was founded by the people and for the people; this includes both the rich and the poor.

The media only focuses on Democrats and Republicans without considering the Independent, which as a group, represent the 99% of the people, the people who have been manipulated but not represented.

Without regret as to what I will have to leave behind in my personal life, I decided to dedicate my time to be the voice of the people of the United State of America and forge a reorganization that will reestablish the dignity of our nation and international respect, with the final goal of establishing peace treaties and intellectual maturity.

Our nation cannot continue to be manipulated by lobbyists that buy and control the power, it should be controlled by the representatives of the constituents, the representatives who works for and by the people.

The young men and women of our arm forces are our pride and we have to give them the respect they deserve. Part of that respect is that our politicians don’t send them to die in senseless wars, only to augment the wealth of weapon manufacturers and oil companies. President Dwight D. Eisenhower said this many years ago and now it is more relevant than ever.

We currently have Mr. Barack Hussein Obama as our President, who limits himself to promises and justifies his lack of action by stating that others don’t allow him to act. With the respect that he deserves, he is an public employee and if he cannot serve the people for any reason, he should go home and give the opportunity to another person who has the capacity to work for the people of the United State of America and has the sufficient endurance to fight for the people, at any cost, no matter the consequences. Obama only thinks of his own interests within his party and multinationals.

On the other hand we have a Republican Party which has only the Tea Party’s interests in mind, and let’s face it, the interests of those who got rich during the Bush administration, and they want to keep doing this. They are wasting more resources in the primaries than in solving the nation’s problems. It’s embarrassing.

Many who don’t know the truth consider themselves Republicans or Democrats, this is a grave mistake. It’s shameful what these two parties have done with our nation and the rest of the world.

I have faith that the nation’s youth have woken up and together in this election, we will be able to place this nation on a new and better path, on the independent path, a path based on ethical and moral principles, along with allowing government the freedom to govern free of internal conflicts.

I am a person who respects you and I don’t want to promise or meddle with your desires, necessities, and much less with your sufferings.

The American dream has turned into a nightmare. Who can sleep calmly thinking about debts, bills, or all that they have lost after a lifetime of struggles? Who can rest knowing that they have to go to the doctor without medical insurance or money?

How do you tell a little boy that they will have to go without a birthday party or a toy? Or even worse, that they have to eat less to be able to feed everyone?

The American dream is now a constant struggle to stay afloat, and the weakest are the first to go under.

We are submerged in a deep socio-economic crisis. Don’t be fooled, the change won’t come on its own, it all of our responsibility to bring it.

We can’t be cowardly, we can’t sit on our hands and wait for a hero that will never come. Let’s be brave and start today, we are not invisible, they just don’t want to see us. We don’t want to know what artist gets sexier with age or what is the next best diet…

We want to know where we are going, what to hold on to, what is the truth about the state of this country, and what are our options. We have the right to know the truth.

All change comes at a cost and have consequences, but I can assure you that whatever the consequences are, they will be far less damaging than if we continue on the path that we are on now.

I promise to fight in this election and in any election that is necessary to take this country out of the situation that these two political groups, who are unscrupulous and without morals or valor, have put us in.

I’m only one person but I can count on a large group of people, which is every one of you and your friends, and all together we will create a better future for our nation.

Today more than ever, I need your help. You know that in these times, publicity is essential to spread our message and to be able to reach the widespread population, so that the public can hear new ideas and a legitimate alternative.

This means that our campaign needs to be ready to inform the voters about the reality of our nation and the way we can solve the problems that it faces.

Because of what has been established, I ask for your help to make the first quarter of 2012 the most successful of all the financial reports of this campaign.

Make your donation in a secure way on our web page.

God bless America!


Paul Chehade:.
Candidate for President of the United States of America 2012.

P.S.: Spread the word, forward this email to your friends and colleagues, it is a great way to help to this campaign.


Chesterfield Lyons: East Chesterfield Christian Church Celebrated Its 150th Anniversary

The Little White Church On The Corner – Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2008, East Chesterfield Christian Church welcomes you. We are located 5 miles outside the town of Lyons, in a beautiful rural setting. Sunday worship is at 9:oo am.

Communion is held every Sunday. As is the custom of the Disciples of Christ, all who believe that Jesus Christ is the true Son of God whose death and resurrection gives us salvation from sin, are welcome to participate in the Lord’s Supper.

East Chesterfield Christian Church – History
It all started in 1857 when L. L. Carpenter and James Hadsell held meetings in the Maple Grove Schoolhouse, then situated on the northwest corner of the Philip Roos farm in Chesterfield Township. At times the services were held in the barn of the Roos homestead. In the following year, April 1858 the church was organized.

The church at the onset was a strong one. There were 70 charter members. A few of the names were Mr. and Mrs. Philip Roos, George Roos, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Terry, Mrs. Sarah Wait Sheffield and her son Fred.

A meeting was called by Rev. J. C. Goodrich for the purpose of organizing a society to build a meeting house. Plyn Harden, James Onweller and J. P. Roos were appointed trustees, George Roos as treasurer. Seven years later in 1865 the house of worship was built.

J. H. Turner and Albert Deyo were carpenters, Jerry and George Sheffield, Charles H. Stutesman and Chester Whelch, who were small boys, helped to raise the building. A site had been purchased from William Onweller Sr. for $50. The deed was written December 17, 1864.

Turner and Deyo were to furnish a frame structure complete for $2300. Joseph Brown built it. The building was completed within contract time and was dedicated on December 21, 1865 as a house of worship.

East Chesterfield was the only church in Chesterfield Township at the time. It is the oldest active Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church and one of the oldest church buildings in Fulton County.

The church family has always been close and active. The Lord still has plans for this country church. The present members still have strong dedication and commitment in keeping our doors open. All are welcome.



All About Kids Abuja Support Educational Reformation In Nigeria

AAK Abuja shows support for Educational Reformation in the giant of Africa, by introducing various school activities which have proven to engage and enlighten kids in Nigeria.

Nigeria is a multi-ethnic country with different languages and cultures. Children of all ages are grappling with religious, cultural and phonetic influence of their native languages, culture and religion. The main objective of Educational Reformation in Nigeria is to circumvent the influence that these societal factors have on the developing child.

All About Kids Abuja is introducing a monthly Cinematic Event where kids watch movies and discuss the movies in a classroom environment. By doing this, kids are able to see how fun learning can be and establish a habit of finding out more when things interest them. Kids can build analytical skills by discussing movies and documentaries; what will happen next? Who did it? What will the result be? What could that character have done instead? Asking these types of questions will help them learn to think, solve, and predict.

In most developing or developed countries, Educational Institutions find new and innovative ways to educate children. All About Kids Nigeria introduced a Legendary Nigerian Superhero last month which caught the attention of many parents and educational bodies. Inspired by the attention and encouraged by feedback received, All About Kids Abuja will be launching kids Movie Cinema on the 3rd of March 2012. This event will be taking place at No 10 Owena Close off Yedseram Street Maitama Abuja.

A spokes person of the publicity team spoke about the societal benefits of this event to the Nigerian public. “Through media, kids can explore places, animals, or things that they couldn’t see otherwise. We want to impact the children in our care with the right kind of movies, cartoons and documentaries to help with societal development and to bridge the gap between cultures and religions.”

These movies will be occurring once a month and is intended to benefit the children, their parents, and the general family structure. All About Kids will give parents 4 hours of “ME” time once a month and help with family solidarity.

See the All About Kids Face book Fan page for cost and other information. or call 234-8127750300


Heavy Demand of Chinese Translation Jobs

Can you recollect the total number of languages spoken all over the world? There are hundreds of languages in which some have become obsolete, while a lot of have prime status among the global population. A lot of people prefer learning some foreign language. This helps a lot in achieving higher growth in work career. Many opportunities in different work field start to open up.

Some of the most important and widely spoken languages include French, German, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese, and Spanish. Among these names, Chinese is probably the widest spoken language in the entire world. It is also necessary to keep in mind that unlike English where there are only 24 alphabets to deal with, Chinese language features for around 20,000 characters! Quite a few, isn’t it? It is necessary to learn all these 20,000 characters in order to speak, read, and write Chinese fluently.

These days, the job of Chinese translation has a good market, not only within China but in different parts of the world. China has developed into one of the major business and trade nations. Chinese products are considered to be the cheapest in the market. Wherever you may go, the price of Chinese products is always the cheapest. Translation services are required not only for speech delivery, but also for translating the product labels into English. After all, the global market relies mostly on the English language.

It is the only international language accepted all over the world. Those, who want to take up the profession of Chinese translation they need to have strong hold on the mandarin Chinese language. There may be various forms of Chinese, but Mandarin is the core or base from which every other forms have generated

Importance of Spanish Translation Being One of the Widely Spoken Languages

Spanish is a popular language in terms of global context. It is the native language of Spain and Latin America (a large part). The United Nations has six official languages to deal with. Spanish is one of them. Some amazing facts about Spanish: It is the 2nd most widely spoken language in the whole world; the first being Chinese. It is the 3rd most usable language while surfing the internet; the first two being English and Chinese. It is also the 2nd most studied language in the word, after English.

The demand for Spanish translation experts within the corporate world is huge. Apart from English and Chinese, this language is the most widely spoken language to interact with international clients. BPO customer care professionals, who can speak Spanish, always have an additional advantage in the industry. In recent years, several institutes have been opened up where this language is taught. In fact, there are diploma and other certificate courses available to avail.

A person, having diploma in Spanish translation will always have an additional advantage while searching for jobs. Mentioning Spanish in the “languages known” section will always make the employer provide extra attention to the resume. If the candidate has a greater proficiency in the language, then there is a higher chance in getting the job.

If a candidate is searching for BPO call center jobs, then having a basic fluency in Spanish and English will be sufficient to grab the opportunity. In fact, Spanish knowledge is also required in education industry. Candidates applying for Lecturer and professor posts (mostly in Arts. steam), will get an additional advantage, if he/she has a diploma or degree in Spanish language.