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Blessed Brand Clothing Has a Bright Future

When a person desires to spread a message that they are deeply passionate about, that person has many options. Some individuals choose to write creative works that bring underrepresented groups and social issues into the limelight. Other individuals may choose to communicate their values and ideals through painting, drawing and other forms of visual expression. The University of West Georgia encourages students to use their talents and gifts to not only make money but to also inspire others. One student is doing this through his clothing line. 

Monsoon: Athens’ Most Iconic Rock Duo

In the music world, a traditional rock band consists of at least four members. A singer, guitarist, bassist and drummer. Although this setup is common, famous bands such as The White Stripes, The Black Keys and The Kills have established that just two people can be as powerful as a fully equipped band. Creating and performing music as a duo is hard work, and truly iconic two-piece bands are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Monsoon, an introspective power-punk pair from Athens, Ga., has accepted this challenge and proven that it only takes two.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Carrollton Center for the Arts presents “The Nutcracker” ballet to celebrate the holiday season. The production starts on Nov. 17 with an abridged school field trip matinee, and the full production premieres that evening at 7 p.m. There will be four full-length shows in total from Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 19.

Impact West Georgia Helps Keep HOPE Alive

The nonprofit organization Impact West Georgia defines homelessness as a lack of dwelling where one can rest or places not properly adequate for habitation. This local organization is leading the charge in bringing awareness and resources to those in need.  

Atlanta United One For All, All for One

Heartbreak as Atlanta United falls out of the MLS Cup Playoffs following a 4-2 defeat in Columbus. After clawing back a win on home soil following the return of their star Thiago Almada, Atlanta United was defeated in game three of the new best-of-three playoff series.