A premiere destination for wildlife in the Southeast and the oldest cultural destination in Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta experienced record attendance in 2016, with nearly a million visitors. That achievement has been surpassed on only one other occasion in the zoo’s 127-year history, in 2000, when giant pandas Lun Lun and Yang Yang made their debut.
Heralded as the hottest holiday ticket in town, Tower of Talent will showcase the most outstanding child performers in Atlanta in a world-class concert extravaganza on Dec. 4 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. From Beethoven to Broadway and beyond, there will be something for everyone at this 3rd annual benefit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hosted by Brenda Wood and Tom Sullivan.
Despite battling a personal illness, Lovette Russell continues her crusade to help others. That includes spearheading the campaign to raise millions of dollars for the ER expansion at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, recently named the Lovette Twyman Russell Emergency Center in her honor.
International opera singer Jessye Norman will headline the Atlanta Music Festival with a concert Nov. 18 at Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory. The week-long event seeks to unite the community through the power of the arts.