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Atlanta Freedom Bands perform ‘Holiday Fantasy’

Atlanta Freedom Bands

The Atlanta Freedom Bands will kick off their 20th performance season Dec. 15 with their annual holiday concert, this year titled “Holiday Fantasy,” to be held at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. Tickets to the event are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.

Musicians from both the Atlanta Freedom Bands Concert Band and the MetroGnomes Stage Band will perform.

The concert will feature festive classics and a few surprises, according to Atlanta Freedom Bands President Cliff Norris. Music from “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Nutcracker” and even a meeting between Saint Nick and super-spy James Bond are in the works.

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Atlanta Freedom Bands head ‘South of the Border’ for Saturday concert

In the mood for a fiesta? The gay Atlanta Freedom Bands perform "South of the Border," featuring songs from Central and South America, on Saturday, May 19, at Saint Mark United Methodist Church.

The 8 p.m. concert features the full band as well as six chamber ensembles.

“’South of the Border’ is an experiment for us in a couple of ways,” said AFB President Cliff Norris in a press release. “First, we will highlight the immense talent in our group by featuring six different small ensembles

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Upcoming LGBT events

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