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Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus announces Women’s Chorus Project

Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus performs 'Divas 2: Opera Revisited'

The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus today announced the AGMC Women's Chorus Project, a new ensemble that will feature women performers. The group says the new musical group will be “committed to effecting social change through the power of music.”

Kevin Robinson, artistic director for the chrous:

“We're building the launch pad for this new group with this exciting project.  Rehearsals begin in January and the ensemble will make its debut in AGMC's spring concert, No Rest for the WICKED: The Music of Stephen Schwartz. The project is expected to quickly grow in membership and following, and to assume the formal title of Atlanta Women's Chorus.”

Dr. Melissa Arasi, who is currently the supervisor of music, theatre and dance for the Cobb County School system, has been tapped to lead the AGMC Women's Chorus Project.

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Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus salutes equality struggles

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is preparing to present “Red, White & You,” a new “mission driven” concert devoted to equality and the struggle for human rights — but not before first having a little fun at the annual Big Wig party.

The party, which this year features a fairytale theme of “Once Upon a Wig,” is set for June 2 at the former Fox Sports Grill location at Atlantic Station. Wigs are encouraged — the bigger and more elaborate, the better — with a best-wig contest as part of the festivities.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, with those not wearing wigs paying $40. DJ Todd Skelton spins.

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Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus seeks your votes for Southwest Airlines grant

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Southwest Airlines, new to Atlanta thanks to a merger with AirTran, is celebrating its arrival to the Peach State by awarding $75,000 in grants to local charities.

Among the 15 organizations vying for one of the grants is the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus. The chorus, listed in the “small charity” group, is up against VOX Teen Communications, Good Mews Animal Foundation, Nuci's Space and Coastal Counseling Center.

Georgia residents – sorry out of state readers – can vote for one winner in each category (small, medium and large charities), once a day until March 18.

Voters will also be entered to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, courtesy of Southwest, that includes tickets to a Cirque du Soleil production, round-trip airfare and four nights in the ARIA Resort & Casino.