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April 8th, 2005 Weekly Newsletter
030805: Braves Opening Day
Thanks for waiting a few extra days for this week's newsletter. After a great week of skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado we're back in the ATL and ready for some BASEBALL!

Get to the game EARLY tonight to enjoy the "Pre-game Extravaganza" including a 96 Rock concert featuring Zac Brown & Francisco Vidal, a Navy flyover, complete sideline introductions of both teams and, at approximately 7 PM the brand new (world's largest!) high definition video board will be ceremoniously unveiled to fans with a special introductory video.

Atlanta Braves Homeopener vs. NY Mets
@ Turner Field   Friday, April 8th 7p
The Atlanta Braves home opener at Turner Field on Friday, April 8, vs. the New York Mets, will include a "Pre-game Extravaganza," including an array of entertaining features. Among the highlights are: a special video on the world's largest high definition video board, a Navy flyover, and complete sideline introductions of both teams. At approximately 7 PM the world's largest high definition video board will be ceremoniously unveiled to fans with a special introductory video. Fans should plan on being in their seats by 7 PM to witness all of the pre-game excitement. Tickets will be available for pick up at will call windows beginning at 9 AM Friday morning.

Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine representatives from the Atlanta area will unfurl a giant flag in centerfield, and following the National Anthem, fans can look to the skies to see Strike Fighter Squadron 106 of Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia fly over Turner Field in four F-18 Super Hornets. The first 45,000 fans will receive a Georgia Power Magnetic Schedule.

For the second straight season, the Atlanta Braves and Turner South will host the live music series, My South Rocks, at Turner Field before every Friday home game. Sponsored by 96 Rock and Comcast, the 13-part music series will kick off at Turner Field on Opening Night at 6 p.m. with Zac Brown & Francisco Vidal.

Theatrical Outfit Presents "The Foreigner"
@ Balzer Theatre at Herren's   thru April 24th
Theatrical Outfit opened its new theater home at 84 Luckie Street in December and is launching its fourth show in as many months in this compact inaugural season.

March 29 through April 24, Theatrical Outfit will present the comedy, The Foreigner by Larry Shue.

Set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the comedy revolves around a stranger that the locals believe speaks no English. Speaking freely around him, they reveal all manner of plots, intrigues, dirty dealings and family secrets. In numerous plot twists, the bad guys definitely lose in the end.

Directed by Kate Warner, the Outfit's former Managing Director and now Artistic of Dad's Garage, the show features a strong comedic cast including Chris Kayser, Jill Jane Clements, John Benzinger and Wendy Melkonian. The show is sponsored by the law firm, Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP.

Atlanta Journal/Constitution International Auto Show
@ Georgia World Congress Center   April 9-17
Area new car enthusiasts will once again have the chance to shop and compare from over 38 different lines of new vehicles when the 23rd Annual Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show returns to the Georgia World Congress Center on April 9-17, 2005. This will mark the first year that this very successful show will run for nine days. This expansion is really no surprise, because Atlanta has been one of the fastest growing five day auto shows in the nation, setting new records for attendance during each of the past two years.

The show is also the largest automotive event for the Metro Atlanta dealers, featuring a wide variety of styles, including luxury vehicles, economy cars, sports cars, exotics, limited production cars, concepts, convertibles, MPV vans, light trucks and 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Lenny Kravitz
@ The Tabernacle   Saturday April 9th 8p
The experience of a concert at The Tabernacle is unrivaled. This historical landmark is Atlanta's must see entertainment complex. Comparable to a great palace, the walls and ceiling are as colorful as the works of art that adorn them. Guests of The Tabernacle are first greeted by the "Preachers of Rock and Roll," an extensive collection of black and white photography taken of the most seminal musical artists of the twentieth century.
Blending Varietals: Special Selections by the Taste Network
@ The Westin Sundial   Tuesday, April 12
An exhilarating 85-second ride in one of the two scenic glass elevators will carry you to The View atop The Westin Peachtree Plaza, the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere. From this level guests delight in the bird's eye view of the bustling Atlanta streets below. The View is the perfect place for observing Atlanta's famed landmarks, stadiums, and natural features. Join us next Tuesday the 12th while we explore blended whites and reds of outstanding quality.

"Blended Whites" is open to the public, this tasting will focus on the fundamentals of wine made from blending two or more grapes. We will discuss what each grape lends to the table of characteristics, flavor and taste ultimately resulting in a finished product.

2005 Downtown Neighborhood Festival and Tour of Lofts
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