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Third Eye Blind, Panic! at the Disco to perform at UWG

Third Eye Blind, Panic! at the Disco to perform at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Two very popular music groups will perform at the University of West Georgia this week.

Third Eye Blind and Panic! at the Disco will play at the UWG Coliseum on Thursday, Apr. 3. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the concert scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

The show is open to the public. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the concert. For UWG students, the price drops to $15 in advance and $20 day-of.

The concert is hosted by UWG's Center for Student Involvement.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

Like 'Dust in the Wind,' Kansas to blow through Mill Town Music Hall

Like 'Dust in the Wind,' Kansas to blow through Mill Town Music Hall

BREMEN, Ga. -- Kansas, one of the most popular bands in the 1970’s and 80’s, will be performing at Mill Town Music Hall stage on Saturday, Mar. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning band will pull from their 40-years in the making catalog of hits.

Celebrating their 40th year as a band in 2013, Kansas burst onto the music scene in 1974 with their self-titled album. The band has produced eight Gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums, one Platinum live album and million-selling gold single, Dust in the Wind.  In addition, Carry On Wayward Son was the number one most played track on classic rock stations in 1997. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 consecutive weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

‘Your Money and My Good Looks’ tour returns to Mill Town

‘Your Money and My Good Looks’ tour returns to Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- Mill Town Music Hall welcomes back “The Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and iconic country vocalist Gene Watson on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm.

Concertgoers will be entertained by two great vocalists as they sing from their own music collections, as well as from the successful album they recorded together in 2011, “Your Money and My Good Looks.”

With five Grammy nominations and seven consecutive wins as Female Vocalist of the Year from the IBMA, Vincent is one of the most awarded artists in bluegrass. Her music is known for incorporating savvy contemporary while pulling from traditional classical bluegrass. At the end of January, Vincent will release a two-disc combination project. The project includes six songs each of Bluegrass and Country, with Willie Nelson being featured on the title song, Only Me.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to perform at Mill Town

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to perform at Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- Multi-award winning bluegrass musician Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver will take stage at Mill Town Music Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

Eagle’s Wing will open the concert with their unique sound of bluegrass instrumental and southern gospel vocals.