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Valdosta
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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM GEORGIA


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TRADITIONAL GEORGIA FOODS


  • Fried Chicken
  • Okra
  • Squash
  • Butter Beans
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Barbecue
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Seafood
  • Green Peas
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Peanut Cakes
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Pecans
  • Muscadines
  • Blueberries
  • Fried Sweet Potatoes





 

   

A TASTE OF GEORGIA
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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT GEORGIA?


  1. The 2010 US Census reported 9,687,653 residents, making Georgia the ninth most populous state.

  2. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the capital and the most populous city.

  3. Historically, about half of Georgia's population was composed of African Americans who, prior to the Civil War, were almost exclusively enslaved. The Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of blacks from the rural South to the industrial North from 1914–1970 reduced the African American population.

  4. According to census estimates, Georgia ranks third among the states in terms of the percent of the total population that is African American (after Mississippi and Louisiana) and third in numerical Black population after New York and Florida.

  5. Today, African Americans remain the most populous race in many rural counties in middle, east-central, southwestern, and Low Country Georgia, as well as in the city of Atlanta and its southern suburbs.

  6. Georgia's 2007 total gross state product was $396 billion. Its Per Capita personal income for 2007 puts it 37th in the nation at $33,499.

  7. Georgia high schools (grades nine through twelve) are required to administer a standardized, multiple choice End of Course Test, or EOCT, in each of eight core subjects including Algebra I, Geometry, U.S. History, Economics, Biology, Physical Science, Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, and American Literature and Composition.

  8. The majority of Georgia is primarily a humid subtropical climate. Hot and humid summers are typical, except at the highest elevations. Georgia is one of the leading states in frequency of tornadoes, though they rarely are stronger than F1.

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THE ARTS COUNCIL announces its ARTS COUNCIL SIGNATURE SERIES - 2017

THE ARTS COUNCIL


THE ARTS COUNCIL proudly announces THE ARTS COUNCIL SIGNATURE SERIES (formerly The Arts Council Pearce Series). This series offers unique opportunities to witness nationally and internationally famed performers. The concerts this season include ARTRAGEOUS – January 17 at 7:30pm (Pearce Auditorium), THE JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND featuring guest vocalist ANNIE SELLICK – June 3 at 8pm (The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn) and THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA featuring guest vocalist ROBERT CANTRELL - June 16 at 8:00pm (The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn). Series tickets are only $85 per person and include ALL three performances. Individual performance tickets are: ARTRAGEOUS $35 per adult; $32 per senior (65+); $28 per student; THE JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND featuring guest vocalist ANNIE SELLICK $28 per adult; $25 per senior; $20 per student; Table of 8 $274 and THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA featuring guest vocalist ROBERT CANTRELL $35 per adult; $32 per senior (65+); $28 per student; Table of 8 $320. All tickets are subject to 7% tax. For tickets call 770.534.2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net

ARTRAGEOUS – January 17 at 7:30PM - Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University “You’re the BEST! The Artrageous Troupe of Artists, Singers, Dancers… burst onto stage in a wildly creative celebration of the arts.” — Harrison Ford

This one-night ONLY, one-of-a-kind artistic spectacular will showcase mindboggling Visual Art, Music, Theater, Puppetry, Singing, Dancing, Comedy…All on one stage for the entire family! IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction ­ Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The Artrageous troupe of performers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement.

THE JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND featuring guest vocalist ANNIE SELLICK

June 3 at 8PM – The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn (gates will open at 6PM for socializing and picnicking)

“Joe is a young man w/an old soul and a classic voice. He is a great talent, with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. And don’t forget, he plays a hell of a trumpet!" - Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director

The Joe Gransden Big Band is a seventeen-piece ensemble that hearkens back to an era when the Great American Songbook, swing music and the big band sound was all the rage. In this time of digital overload, where music is often formulaically produced by synthesized sounds, electronic drum machines and auto-corrected vocals, Gransden and his band have challenged convention and found an audience that still appreciates the incredible sound that can only come from hearing a finely tuned big band with all the power, beauty and awe that it can produce in a live setting.

Featured Vocalist Annie Sellick, who hails from Nashville, is a Gainesville favorite having performed at The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz series for several years. Her demand has outgrown the small space dedicated to our annual Jazz series so we are offering more of you Annie’s inimitable talent and charm. “Annie Sellick may be compared to the greats - “Ella’s playfulness, Carmen’s attitude, Betty’s instincts and Anita’s flair…” (Greg Lee, WMOT jazz radio). But, she is unequivocally and undeniably an original.

THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA featuring guest vocalist ROBERT CANTRELL - June 16 at 8PM – The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn (gates will open at 6PM for socializing and picnicking).

This orchestra is a globally championed and cheered symphony! The orchestra burns with focused fire from its very first, lurid notes. The strings are always lush, the woodwinds play beautifully chiseled, and the brasses have the kind of spectacular power and precision that make them legendary. In Gainesville, the symphony will celebrate its 41th Anniversary with The Arts Council.

The Arts Council welcomes back, Gainesville native, Robert Cantrell in his debut performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Robert found his voice as a member of Gainesville High School’s Crimson Chorus. This is a homecoming of sorts for Robert who continues to be a tour-de-force on the Baltimore/Washington opera scene. Robert Cantrell, Bass-Baritone, has been described by the Baltimore Sun as “A deeply expressive, rich, plangent Bass-Baritone,” and Washington Post critic, Joseph McLellan mentioned Cantrell “ has a warm supple voice that brought out the lyrical intentions of the composers making them treasured moments.”

THE ARTS COUNCIL


Grab your lawn chairs and cozy blankets, picnic baskets, beverages of choice and candles or reserve tables and ENJOY the Orchestra’s many layers, under the stars.

For tickets and more information call 770-534-2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net

DIRECTIONS TO PEARCE AUDITORIUM

One Centennial Circle, Gainesville, Georgia - Telephone: 770.534.6246

From Atlanta: Take I-85 north to Exit 113 bearing left onto I-985 north and proceed to Exit 22 US 129 (E.E. Butler Pkwy). Turn left onto US 129 and proceed approximately 1.7 miles to intersection with Washington Street. Turn right onto Washington Street and proceed one (1) block to Boulevard Ave. Turn left onto Boulevard Ave. and proceed one (1) block and turn right onto Centennial Circle and entrance to Brenau University, Yonah Hall 1st building on left and Pearce Auditorium 3rd building on left.

From Athens: Take US 129 North to Gainesville (approximately 39 miles). Follow directions above beginning with US 129.

DIRECTIONS TO ARTS COUNCIL SMITHGALL ARTS CENTER

331 Spring Street SW, Gainesville, Georgia - Telephone: 770-534-2787

From Atlanta: Take I-85 north to Exit 113 bearing left onto I-985 north to Exit 20 GA Highway 60 (Queen City Pkwy/Candler RD). Turn left onto GA 60 and proceed approximately 2 miles to intersection with GA Hwy 369 (Jesse Jewell Pkwy). Turn right onto GA 369 and proceed approximately 1 / 2 mile to intersection with W. Academy St (Poultry monument/railroad museum on left & BB&T on right). Turn left onto W. Academy and proceed two blocks and the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center will be on the right at the intersection of W. Academy and Spring St.


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Fishing From Georgia Trips Event Groups

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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Georgia
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 65% 30% 0.7% 2.8% 7%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Quick Facts:
  1. Georgia ranks #38 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 13.4%

  3. 51.5% of Georgians are female and 48.4% are male.


State Symbols:

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The Flag of the State of Georgia


  • Flower - Cherokee Rose
  • Bird - Brown Thrasher
  • Song - “Georgia on My Mind”
  • Tree - Live Oak

    Nickname: Peach State, Empire State of the South
    Capital: Atlanta


10 Largest Cities:
  1. Atlanta
  2. Augusta
  3. Columbus
  4. Savannah
  5. Athens
  6. Macon
  7. Roswell
  8. Albany
  9. Marietta
  10. Warner Robins
 


















 
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