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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.

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

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

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, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets went on sale on Friday, Dec. 20.

The award-winning band will pull from their 40-year 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. 

Ronnie Milsap to sing No. 1 hits on Mill Town stage

Ronnie Milsap to sing No. 1 hits on Mill Town stage

BREMEN, Ga. -- ‘It was Almost like a Song’ when Ronnie Milsap, one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s, announced he would entertain the Mill Town Music Hall crowd on Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm.  Both country and pop fans can reminiscence as they listen to this talented pianist and popular singer perform all of his 40 number one hits.  Milsap, who is blind, has a versatile style of music that has endeared him to a generation of fans.  Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Ave.).

'The Elf on the Shelf' sequel hits stores

'The Elf on the Shelf' sequel hits stores

ATLANTA -- The sequel to "The Elf on the Shelf" -- a Christmas holiday-themed book written by Atlanta-area authors that has sold more than 6 million copies and become a tradition in many homes -- hit the shelves this week.

The new book -- "The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition" -- co-written by the same authors, Acworth resident Carol V. Aebersold and her daughter, Chanda Bell, has Santa granting permission for scout elves to visit families for birthday celebration and to share traditions of celebrating birthdays in the North Pole.

Aebersold said they were inspired to write the second book after many children said they thought about their elves outside of Christmas. "The children are fascinated with what their elves are doing the rest of the year and (ask) 'can't they come back for my birthday,'"she said.