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12  RAMSEY LEWIS & JOHN PIZZARELLI Straighten Up and Fly Right | Jan. 21, 2017

14  THE NILE PROJECT A Musical Voyage Down the Nile | Jan. 28, 2017

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16 MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Cuban Contemporary Dance | Feb. 11, 2017 18  SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® Sweet Blend of Music and Message | Feb. 18, 2017 20  BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHIA From Carnaval to Capoeira | Feb. 24 & 25, 2017 22  DIANNE REEVES Rialto Fan Favorite! | March 4, 2017 encoreatlanta.com | Atlanta’s Performing Arts Publication

10 President’s letter 24 Staff & Advisory Committee

26 Sponsors 28 Donors

30 General information


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3 Advertise with Encore Atlanta 6 Fifth Group – Alma 14 Watch The Nile Project’s video “Allah Be2y” 16 Enjoy a preview of Malpaso Dance Company’s 24 Hours and a Dog 18 Listen to “Sojourner’s Battle Hymn” from Sweet Honey in the Rock 20 Learn about the cultural influences behind Balé Folclórico da Bahia 22 Watch a video message from Dianne Reeves 31 ARTitude – Celebrate the art of giving 32 WellStar Rialto Center for the Arts | rialto.gsu.edu

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N at i o N a l B l a c k a r t s F e s t i va l’ s

Neiman Marcus presents

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to benefit the National Black Arts Festival thursday, March 16, 2017 • 6:00pm- 9:00pm Neiman Marcus – atlanta Fine Art + Fashion brings together lovers of art and fashion with scholarship and award recipients, among them Georgia students who are emerging talents in fashion design, visual artists and the first Rising Star fashion designer, all of African descent. Join us for a truly spectacular evening of fun, fashion and art but its impact extends far beyond the event and the evening! For reservations or sponsorship information, see fact sheet online at nbaf.org or contact

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President’s Letter

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ne hundred years ago, an ambitious venture opened its doors in downtown Atlanta. Debuting as the largest movie

house in the Southeast and boasting the largest electric sign south of New York City, the Rialto was emblematic of the booming, bustling city it called home. Motion pictures were still a relatively new art form, but the Rialto gave this new technology a fitting home in the heart of a city on the move, offering Atlantans the latest in arts and entertainment from across the globe. While the theater has seen many changes in the past century (including a completely new structure that replaced the original in 1962), the Rialto has steadfastly anchored its corner of downtown and has consistently adapted to the changes taking place around it. One of the biggest changes came 20 years ago this season, when the Rialto reintroduced itself to the city as the Rialto Center for the Arts following its acquisition by Georgia State University. Then came an ambitious overhaul of the building itself. No longer a temple to just the motion-picture arts, the Rialto became a state-of-the-art space dedicated to bringing the best in the performing arts to the university community, to Atlanta and to the region. Welcoming everything from contemporary dance and classic jazz to world music and bluegrass, the Rialto quickly established itself as the city’s most eclectic performing arts venue, showcasing the unfamiliar and the unexpected alongside the classics and rediscovered gems. Just as Georgia State University is committed to bringing the outstanding students and faculty from across the nation and the world to Atlanta in the pursuit of academic excellence, the Rialto is committed to showcasing the finest performers the world has to offer here in downtown. Expanding the city’s cultural horizons through often unexpected artistic connections, this 20th anniversary season promises to be extraordinary. We guarantee there will be something eye-opening for everyone in this season’s lineup: classic American jazz masters; Shaolin warriors; a Brazilian street carnival; Argentine, Cuban and Israeli dance; reimagined silent film classics; and much more. Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts truly is where Atlanta meets the world. Whether you’ve been attending Rialto performances for the past two decades or are joining us for the first time, attending one performance or 10, we hope you’ll join us, explore new and perhaps unfamiliar artists, and enrich a conversation that’s been taking place at the Rialto for 100 years. Dr. Mark Becker and Laura Voisinet President and First Lady, Georgia State University

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2017 SERIES

404-413-9TIX (9849) or rialto.gsu.edu Jan. 21, 2017 Saturday

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli Straighten Up and Fly Right The Nat King Cole Tribute

Jan. 28, 2017 Saturday

The Nile Project Musical Voyage Down the Nile

Feb. 11, 2017 Saturday

Malpaso Dance Company Cuban Contemporary Dance

Feb. 18, 2017 Saturday

Sweet Honey in the Rock® Sweet Blend of Music and Message

Feb 24-25, 2017 Friday & Saturday

Balé Folclórico da Bahia From Carnaval to Capoeira

March 4, 2017 Saturday

Dianne Reeves Rialto Fan Favorite!

March 25, 2017 Saturday

Shaolin Warriors The Legend Continues

Apr 1, 2017 Saturday

Eddie Palmieri Legendary Mambo Master

April 6, 2017 Thursday

Randy Brecker with the Georgia State University Jazz Band

April 8, 2017 Saturday

Che Malambo Muy Macho Men!

Apr 9, 2017 Sunday

Bent Frequency performs the music of John Luther Adams Groundbreaking Sonic Landscapes

April 21-23, 2017 Friday-Sunday

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Georgia State University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra Rialto Center for the Arts | rialto.gsu.edu 11


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Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli | Jan. 21, 2017

RAMSEY LEWIS & JOHN PIZZARELLI

#RialtoJazz

Straighten Up and Fly Right The Nat King Cole Tribute

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at King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing a huge number of solid hits right after his first

“Straighten Up and Fly Right” soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Even those later tracks crafted for the pop charts belie a piano technique, vocal phrasings and on-the-mark orchestration that are indebted to his early roots in jazz. RAMSEY LEWIS and JOHN PIZZARELLI have crafted a tribute to the titan of ’50s vocal pop, from his hits along with those singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz that have influenced their own careers.

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PHOTO: TIMOTHY WHITE

PHOTO: RAVINIA FESTIVAL

Ramsey Lewis Repertoire includes “Route 66” “Smile” “Hit That Jive Jack” “This Will Make You Laugh” “Sentimental Reasons” “Nature Boy” “Welcome to the Club” “Sweet Lorraine” “Portrait of Jenny” “For All We Know” “Straighten Up and Fly Right” “Unforgettable” “Baby, Baby All the Time” “Body and Soul” “Paper Moon” “Walking My Baby Back Home” Encore: Ramsey Lewis classics

John Pizzarelli

from the press ... “W ho better to pay tribute to Cole than two giants of music, Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli? Guitarist Pizzarelli handles the vocals, while piano legend Lewis takes on Cole’s brilliant keyboard stylings. With stars like these doing full justice to the Cole catalog, the evening is guaranteed to be … unforgettable.” — MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA “We have a hard time imagining anyone recapturing the magic of sterling jazz pianist and pop-idol crooner Nat King Cole in quite the way that piano vet Ramsey Lewis and string-swing star John Pizzarelli do.” — TIME OUT NEW YORK

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#RialtoWorldMusic

The Nile Project | Jan. 28, 2017

THE NILE PROJECT

a musical voyage down the nile

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rom its debut concert, captured live on the 2013 release Aswan, it was clear that the Nile Project was something new. NPR named the recording one of five “Must-Hear International Albums.” Fast-forward a few years — through two Africa tours and a four-month U.S. tour with stops at 25 universities, Lincoln Center and the United Nations — and almost every major media outlet. The Nile Project brings together artists from the 11 Nile countries, representing more than 400 million people, to make new music that combines the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on Earth. Resonant harps and lyres from up and down

the river — from its sources beyond Lake Victoria to its delta in Egypt — have learned new musical modes, while buzzing timbres and ingenious polyrhythms support vocals in more than 10 languages. Instruments that parted ways millennia ago are reunited and pushed into new places. Love songs have crossed geographic and linguistic barriers to forge new, close friendships. Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages musicians and audiences, encouraging them to feel connected to the world’s longest river and to explore new approaches to its large-scale social, cultural, and environmental problems.

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Malpaso Dance Company | Feb. 11, 2017

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

Cuban Dance Company

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ased in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company’s core artistic vision is led by Osnel Delgado, its resident repertory choreographer and artistic director. The company was founded in 2012 by Delgado,

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Dailedys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz, and consists of 10 dancers. Its repertory includes 24 Hours and a Dog and Farewell by Delgado, both set to music by Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Arturo O’Farrill (who wrote an original overture for the piece, of the same name). It also includes the original commissions Why You Follow by Ronald K. Brown and Under Fire by Trey McInytre, among other works.

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MALPASO DANCE COMPANY An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fernando Sáez ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Osnel Delgado ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER . . . . . . . Daileidys Carrazana BALLET MASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dailys Bacallao STAGE MANAGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana Rosa Hernandez PRODUCERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ilter Ibrahimof Barbara Frum PRODUCTION AND COMPANY MANAGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Carlino LIGHTING SUPERVISOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manuel De Silva DANCERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dunia Acosta, Maria Karla Araujo, Michel Avalos, Fernando Benet, Daile Carrazana, Osnel Delgado, Manuel Durán, Beatriz García, Claudia Molinet, Abel Rojo, Lisbeth Saad This engagement was made possible in part by Joyce Theater Productions, an initiative of The Joyce Theater Foundation in partnership with Sunny Artist Management that supports select projects from inception to premiere and subsequent tours.

Artistic director Osnel Delgado graduated as dancer and professor from the National Dance School in 2003. He was a member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (DCC) from 2003 to 2011. He has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), el Premio Ramiro Guerra (Ramiro Guerra Prize), as well as a special mention award at the VII Iberomerican “Alicia Alonso” Choreography competition in Madrid. Delgado has worked with such choreographers as Mats Ek, Rafael Bonachela, Kenneth Kvanstrom, Ja Linkens, Itzik Galili, Samir Akika, Pedro Ruiz, Isidro Rolando and George Cespedes, among others, and has created works for DCC, Rakatan and Ebony. He is a professor of dance at the National Dance School in Havana, Cuba.

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#SweetHoneyInTheRock

Sweet Honey In The Rock | Feb. 18, 2017

#SweetHoneyInTheRock

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®

Sweet Blend of Music and Message

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rammy Award-nominated and globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to its members’ indelible legacy as activists and artists. They have stayed true to their mission to educate, entertain and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Last year they released their first album principally comprised of original songs, #LoveInEvolution, which was critically acclaimed and featured their collective voices and prowess as stunning vocalists and compelling songwriters.

Touching on the culturally complex relevance of our times — social justice, human and civil rights — the album integrated many of the complex sounds of such African-American musical genres as blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation, which have contributed to Sweet Honey’s patented core style. The singers continue to stretch their artistic boundaries as live performers to produce a sound filled with their soulful four-part harmonies and intricate rhythms, accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass (acoustic upright and electric).

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Balé Folclórico da Bahia | Feb. 24 & 25, 2017 #RialtoDance

BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHIA

From Carnaval to Capoiera PHOTO: WENDELL WAGNER

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alé Folclórica da Bahia (BFB), the only professional folk dance company in Brazil, was formed in 1988 by Walson Botelho and Ninho Reis and has achieved considerable success in its short history. Under the artistic direction of José Carlos Arandiba, the company’s many national and international tours have earned it a prestigious reputation throughout the country and abroad that is reflected in the response of the public and the critics. The 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers performs a repertory based on a “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin and includes slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba and those that celebrate Carnaval. The company presents the region’s most important cultural manifestations under a contemporary theatrical vision that reflects its popular origins.

The Rialto Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors.* 2016-17 SEASON SPONSORS

*Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

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#RialtoJazz

Dianne Reeves | March 4, 2017

Dianne Reeves Rialto fan favorite!

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ianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world today — her arsenal of talents is richly on display in each and every song of her limitless repertoire. As a result of her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B

#RialtoJazz PHOTO: JERRIS MADISON

stylings, Reeves has received five Grammy awards for best jazz vocal album and an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard. Her magical, timeless voice, exceptional personality and the sheer force of her performance mark her as a captivating world-class artist. “She has one of the most powerful, purposeful and accurate voices of this or any time,” jazz trumpeter and educator Wynton Marsalis has said. Reeves’ recent Grammy Awardwinning album, Beautiful Life, epitomizes the spirit of her storied and extraordinary career, traversing many genres and collaborating with a diverse collection of artists. Adored by audiences and critics throughout the world, Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed. She will be joined by her outstanding musicians Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully.

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PRODUCER | $2,500-$4,999

100 Peachtree Bill & Peg Balzer David Caudill & Julia Bannerman Naomi M. Kirkman-Bey Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company LEADER | $1,000-$2,499

Richard & Marty Alterman Mark Becker & Laura Voisinet Ken & Kathy Bernhardt Tony & Mary Burger Walter Coffey & G. David Sprowl Michael & Kristen Delaney Mike & Anne Easterly GeorgiaLink Public Affairs Group Jo Ann Haden-Miller David & Mary Haddow Tammy & Don Hale Robert & Connie Hawkins Darryl Holloman & Glynis Williams Uriel Kitron & Amy Aidman

Leslie Gordon & Blake Leland Carl D. Hudson & Jennie Raymond Randy E. Hyman & Marc Shapiro SUSTAINER | $500-$999

David M. Cheshier Minette Kirkman Tom & Pearl McHaney Gloria J. Mims Kathleen E. Smith Les & Susan Spencer Verah M. Turner William & Nancy Yang STAR | $250-$499

Anonymous The Coca-Cola Foundation William & Mildred M. Cody W. Bruce Harlan & Lisa Cremin Darrell W. Daniels John & Carlye W. Dooley Ralph & Mary Gilbert Anna M. Gray Hodges D. Harper Harvey & Sarah Hill Katherine Klein Christina C. Million Quebec Trade Office Benjamin S. Roth David & Sharon Schachter James & Susan Slemenda Fred B. Smith Celia Till Judith A. Aehle & Andy Weiskoff PARTNER | $100-$249

Mark Lapolla & Holly A. Bacon Kate Balzer Robert & Judy M. Benowitz Richard Bergman Jane E. Bickerton David & Connie Breeser James R. Brown Lawrence & Marva G. Carter

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Janet M. Chapman Keith R. Charlton Kelly G. & Anthony C. Chelena Gregory S. Cherry Kimberly A. Cretors Jonathan N. Dietch Richard & Lynn Delage Enid Draluck Mary Dufore Ian & Constance Falconer Andrew B. Feiler Julie Fishman & Terry F. Pechacek Willie D. Gaither Roger & Cheryl Gelder Stuart Gerber Richard & Janet Grimshaw Jack & Michal H. Hillman Joyce E. Jelks Kevin & Jane Kell Vernon P. Kimbro Walter W. & Tammy Klein Constantine Kokenes Glenn & Patti Langford Emma Lankford Damien Lawrence Hilliard Lee Susan J. Levy Vernita Lockhart Janet J. Love Sharon L. Margetson Janet V. Mark Felicia M. Mayfield Ray & Mary Maynard E. & JoAnn McClinton H. & Sandra E. Miller Posey E. Miller Judith Service & Juan H. Montier Jennifer Moore George Munsterman Donald & Carmen Newton Suzanne K. Nieman Sue E. Olszewski Sandra L. Owen Jerry & Usha Rackliffe Patrick Reid Ronald & Sara Reams


PARTNER | $100-$249 (cont.)

Susan E. Roberts Gordon Robinson Tommy L. Ross Jon & Rachel F. Schwab Jamie R. Sellers & Denise Shaw Robert & Camille Simmons Jeremy R. Sims Lisa G. Smith John A. Steward Anthony Stringer Cedric L. Suzman Melody D. Travis Jeanette G. & Maurice R. Turcotte Aileen J. Wallace David A. Webster Sharon J. Willis Janna I. Zwerner FRIEND | UP TO $99

Jagdish & Sarla Agrawal Clinton F. Aul Holly Bacon Helen Bailey Letitia Baldwin Monica Barnes Isaiah T. Bell Angela K. Bennett Lilllian Muriel Birchette Elaine Blumenthal John & Carolyn S. Brooks Ira T. Brown Susan Byrd Christopher L. Carmouche Mary Carr Mark W. Christianson Cynthia Cindric L. Coley-Greene Jo E. Costanzo Robin K. Cox Deandra T. Craigen Denise Curtis Jacob D. Curtis Vernon J. Davis David H. Ducharme Rebecca Des Marais Pinky G. Elliott Christopher Escobar Barbara J. Feinberg Devon E. Ferguson James Filey Louise Gobron Ralph & Rachel Greil

Georgia State University Alumni Association Henry & Louise L. Hall Darlene Hamilton Bernadette Hartfield Catherine P. Hartsfield Wayne & Virginia K. Helms Adele T. Hernandez John F. Hicks Eve Hoffman Teresa L. Hollingsworth IBM International Foundation Andrea Ivory Alicia S. Johanneson Jamie Jones John W. Lewis Judy H. & Robert I. Loftin William G. Lucas Ray & Mary Maynard Jason R. McCullough Munir Meghjani Julie Mei Lawrence & Ruth P. Menter Joseph & Susan P. Mondello Francisco J. Montero Monica D. Noble Willie M. Oyogoa Irina Patrusheva Laverne Perry Alan & Patricia Pinado Mica J. Poerio Joyce Presswood Mark A. Prichard Thomas J. Ptaszynski Kathryn Ralston Patricia J. Ramon Vidyashankar & Vita Rangaswamy Jean Rearick Kathleen O. Rinehart Janet Russell Charles L. Samples Marsha Sargeant Kat Schwartz George P. Shoultz Thomas E. Silvey George & Rosalind Simpson Sonia N. Singh Jeffrey Slattery Diana M. Smedler Ronell & Rachel V. Smith Elizabeth H. Smith & Stuart D. Smith Christian Stephanos Charles Storm

Elizabeth Sullivan Luke Swanger Robin K. Taylor Shaleen Tibbs Charlena Waller Michael B. Walton Mary Waters Linda Whitman Martin J. Wildes Harrison E. Williams Michael Williams Constance G. Woodruff Karen M. Zabrucky & D.D. Moore

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General Information

TICKETS Tickets available for purchase by phone at 404.413.9TIX (9849), online at rialto.gsu. edu, or in person at the Rialto box office, 80 Forsyth St. NW (corner of Forsyth and Luckie streets). BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WEBSITE Visit rialto.gsu.edu for a complete calendar of events or to purchase tickets 24 hours a day. REFUNDS & EXCHANGES All sales are final with no exchanges or refunds. Patrons may return tickets before a performance and receive credit for a taxdeductible donation. USHERING Interested in volunteering as a Rialto usher? Sign up online or call 404.413.9845. PARKING The Equitable Building parking deck at the corner of Fairlie and Williams streets, provides official parking for the Rialto Center. SPECIAL NEEDS The Rialto Center is fully accessible to patrons with special needs. Wheelchair seating can be reserved in advance. Patrons who are TTY users, hearing impaired, speech disabled or hard of hearing can call us through the Georgia Relay Service at 711. For more information about these services, please call 866.787.6710. You can also email us at info@rialtocenter.org.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY The exit sign closest to your seat shows the shortest route out of the theater. In case of an emergency, please walk to the exit. ETIQUETTE Smoking is permitted outside only. Please turn all cellphones and electronic devices to silent operation. Late-arriving patrons will be seated at the House Managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discretion during a pause in the performance. Please refrain from talking during the performance. CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES The use of cameras or sound/video recording equipment without the written permission of the management is strictly prohibited. LOST AND FOUND For items lost or left at the theater, please call the House Manager at 404.413.9844. MERCHANDISE The Rialto has items available for purchase at the box office including umbrellas, coffee mugs and more. RENT THE RIALTO Our state-of-the art facilities offer the perfect setting for everything from a VIP reception to an unforgettable corporate event. For more information, please contact Jo Costanzo at 404.413.9814 or jcostanzo@gsu.edu.

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itude

CELEBRATING THE ART OF GIVING

ARTitude is an uptown funky gala benefitting the Circle for Children in its 90th year. A festive cocktail party, auction and menu of arts precede a seated dinner with fabulous entertainment including comedian Jerry Farber and energizing Platinum Band Atlanta, all to impact the lives of children for years to come â&#x20AC;Ś

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | Mason Fine Art, Atlanta Tickets $185 | www.circle4children.org | 404.295.9510

GOLD SPONSORS Martha & Bill Bechtel

Peggy & Tom Cannon

SILVER SPONSORS MIQ Logistics | Neiman Marcus | Northern Trust | Massive Booth Fidelity Bank | OTR Capital | Anne Wallis, in memory of W. Barry Wallis

MEDIA & SPECIAL THANKS The Atlantan (Exclusive) | Kroger | Diane & Tom Casey, Encore Atlanta Susan Petersen, Artesma Photography | Julie Vatuone, Graphic Designer


Healthier Heart

Each Know Your Heart participant receives a personalized report with test results, reviewed with a WellStar Medical Group, Cardiovascular Medicine provider. The consultation also includes risk factor education, diet, weight and exercise recommendations.

Heart Screen â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $99 or $149 per couple

Basic Risk Assessment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $49

Offered in Acworth, Austell, East Cobb, Marietta & Woodstock.

Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

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