Do you know a talented\, young musician who is dedicated to
leading a healthy lifestyle?
The Partnership at Drugfree.org\, in conjunction with the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®\, is kicking off the back-to-school season in search of young musicians (ages 14-18) to compose or create an original song and/or music video that promotes and c elebrates healthy living and/or appropriately depicts a story about drug a buse. In our efforts to raise awareness of addiction and recovery\, we enc ourage teens to submit their powerful messages of struggle\, hope and triu mphant healing.
The first\, second and third place winners wil l each receive:
A trip to Los Angeles to attend the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards® Backstage Experience\, a unique backstage tour taking pla ce as artists rehearse live for the GRAMMY awards\;
Placement and ex posure of their musical entries on the GRAMMY365® website\, MTV Act Blog\ , and the Above the Influence campaign website\;
An iPad\, equipped with the GarageBand app\;
The opportunity to release a record with I ron Ridge Road Recordings\, courtesy of Clarity Way of Hanover\, PA\; and
A certificate from the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in acknowledg ment of each winner’s activism in disseminating of health information on substance abuse.
A cash award of $500 will go to the first place wi nner\; $250 to the second prize winner\; and $100 to the third place winne r courtesy of the Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu\, Californ ia.
Submit a musical entry now at drugfree.org/teensmakemusicco ntest.
Be part of the Teens! Make Music Contest today!
Submissions postmarks must read between
August 15th\, 2012 + December 3rd\, 2012
Participants will submit their creative Music Video OR original Music/Lyrics composition that celebrate healthy and creative living or music that accurately portrays the dangers of drug abuse. The contest winners’ names will be announced publicly d uring the National Institute on Drug Abuse National Drug Facts Week which is January 28 – February 3\, 2013.\n
For more information on GRAM
MY Foundation or MusiCares go to www.musicares.org or www.grammyfoundation
The Museum invites visitors and members to attend an opening reception celebrating a new exhibition on view in the Museum's North Wing . 'The Philadelphia Story' features contemporary figurative works from art ist-alumni of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This reception is free with membership or Museum admission. More information on the exhibit ion is available at www.ashevilleart.org.\n
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'Mavis Staples is the most underrated diva of the century. S
he has an almost superhuman ability to implant the pure power of passion a
nd emotion.' – Rolling Stone
Grammy-winning gospel and blues legend Mavis Staples performs at 8 p.m. on Tuesday\, Feb. 5 in UNCW’s Ke nan Auditorium. The performance\, co-sponsored by the UNCW Office of Cul tural Arts and The Penguin - 98.3 fm\, is part of the UNCW Masters Series\ , which brings artists of cultural and historic significance to Wilmington each year.
Staples' remarkable career began in the 1950s when her family's gospel group\, The Staples Singers\, became a household name with popular hits such as 'I'll Take You There' and 'Respect Yourself.' Si nce that time\, Staples has maintained her gospel roots while blazing new trails – taking her from the epicenter of the civil rights movement and collaborations with artists such as Bob Dylan\, The Band and Prince to her 2011 Grammy-winning album You Are Not Alone\, produced by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.
“Mavis is the walking embodiment of undaunted sp irit and courage\,” says Tweedy. “She’s an ever-forward looking\, po sitive example for all human beings. And she sounds like she’s in the pr ime of her life.”
One of the greatest voices of our time\, St aples’ many contributions to the American musical landscape have been re cognized by the NAACP\, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame\, National Endowment fo r the Arts and artists and critics from across the music spectrum.
Tickets are $25-35 (reserved seating). More information is available a t the Kenan Auditorium Box Office\, M-F\, noon-6 p.m.\, 910.962.3500 or 80 0.732.3643 and at www.uncw.edu/arts.
Engineer Your Future. Find the job you want!
Whet her you are looking for a full-time job or an internship\, you will find t he Engineering Career Fair at NC State University a great place to start y our search.
Our Engineering Career Fair is one of the largest c areer fairs in the country held specifically for engineering students. The event provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of industries to meet with engineering students interested in working for their companies.
The first Lake Norman Women’s Conference will feature a ke
ynote speech by veteran Charlotte broadcast journalist Stacey Simms\, a lu
ncheon\, fashion show\, panel discussion\, team-building and a wine recept
ion. The conference is organized by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Di
versity Council. Registration: 704-892-1922\; www.lakenormanchamber.org.
Read more here: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/huntersville _nc/events/show/304560707-lake-norman-women-s-conference#storylink=cpy
Connected PRO Presents...
cPRO Charlotte Lets Ge t Connected Small Business Show and Expo
*Accepting Vendor Applicatio ns*
Connected PRO Small B usiness Show and Expo goal is to create an environment of business growth\ , education and support. With Connected PRO Shows and Expos you can expect opportunities for those looking to promote their business\, start a busin ess\, join a team of consultants\, shop for products and services\, partic ipate in giveaways\, and networking.
Read more here: http://eve nts.charlotteobserver.com/charlotte_nc/events/show/297719865-lets-get-conn ected-small-business-show-and-expo#storylink=cpy
Admission: Fre e and Open to the Public
Connected Professionals Reaching Out are her e to support and network primarily with and for Independent Consultants\, Home-Base Businesses and Small Businesses.
Our goal is to create an e nvironment of business growth and support through
Events\, Shows and Expos.
Looking to start a business? Join a team of consulta nts? Shop for great products and services?
Your search stops he re...
With Connected PRO Shows and Expos you can enjoy all of this in one place.
Join us for our 2013 cPRO Shows and Expos
Phon e (704) 350-5394
Price Free Admission
Read more here : http://events.charlotteobserver.com/charlotte_nc/events/show/297719865-l ets-get-connected-small-business-show-and-expo#storylink=cpy
Rock the Prom 2013 is the premier event for SE North Carolin
a\, bringing everything prom under one roof\, for one day\, highlighted by
fashion shows exhibiting the newest in prom\, pageant\, and social occasi
on dresses and gowns\, hosted by Isabella Grape Boutique\, and Kenny Barne
Proceeds from Rock the Prom 2013 will benefit Women of Hope\, a local non-profit organization providing programs and services for area women undergoing treatments for all types of cancer.
F ind more information by either calling Isabella Grape at 910 256 0025\, or visiting rockthepromnc.com\, where additional information regarding ticke ts\, exhibitor space\, plus much more is available.
Price Tickets are $5 in advance\, $7 at the door\, and very limited VIP seating of $10\ , securing runway seating with unobstructed views of the fashion shows\n
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African-American History Comes Alive! Come join in the spiri t of “GLORY – Another Soulful Celebration!”. Featuring JUDA Dance Mi nistry coordinated by Vision United Dance Director Cheryl Thomas\n
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