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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is finding a home at the state capital.

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Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival will be graced by the sultry soul of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics this weekend.

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The group has been around for 10 years and released their acclaimed album “It’s About Time” in 2012.  They have new music coming out this fall, and in the meantime, they're busy with shows from festivals to a concert celebrating 60 years of Stax Records in September.  

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Known for their high energy sets, Atlanta band Baby Baby are the connoisseurs of fun rock.

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“Fun rock is just the blending the most fun parts of different genres of music,” lead singer and guitarist Fontez Brooks said. “Even sad music’s got some fun parts to it.”

Baby Baby's most recent single, “Here,” is a tribute to all four cardinal directors of Atlanta.  

City Lights: Steffen Thomas; Ruby Velle; And More

Aug 25, 2017
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Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Atlanta’s Onyxcon is one of many conventions that highlight and celebrate the African Diaspora in comics, movies and related media. The first one started in 1993 in Chicago, called the Black Age of Comics Convention, and that and others around the country inspired local artist and actor Joseph R. Wheeler III to start his own.

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Wheeler points out that African Americans have been involved with comics since they began.

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