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Line dancing teams to compete at Six Flags

Line dancing teams to compete at Six Flags

AUSTELL, Ga. -- If country line dancing is your thing, you won't want to miss the Texas Roadhouse line dancing contest at Six Flags.

The competition will be Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nine teams are scheduled to compete: four from Georgia (Douglasville, Hiram, Marietta and Snellville), three from Alabama and two from Mississippi.

Teams are made up of eight to 10 dancers dressed in Texas Roadhouse attire. They will each dance to three songs, and a panel of judges will evaluate them on creativity, energy, spirit and synchronicity.

The winning team will go on to represent the region in a national line dancing competition.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes a ticket to Six Flags, parking pass, food voucher and admission to the line dancing contest.

Six Flags, White Water add extra week to summer

Six Flags, White Water add extra week to summer

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags Over Georgia is extending its summer fun with additional operating days during a special "Bonus Week" in August.

Both Six Flags and White Water will be open every day from Monday, Aug. 8 to Friday, Aug. 12.

To add to the excitement, the Starburst® Summer Concert Series will conclude the 2011 season with three incredible shows.

* Saturday, July 23
We The Kings
This pop punk band from Florida released their debut album in 2007.

BEST SPOTS: Movies in the Park

BEST SPOTS: Movies in the Park

ATLANTA – As the summer wraps up students and parents are thinking of ways to enjoy their summer “to the last drop”. During the summer, many communities hosted free movie viewing at public parks. The screenings are designed to encourage family bonding time and fellowship.

People say watching movies in the park or under the stars is relaxing.

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

Moms Like Me always has a ton of deals for families to enjoy in Atlanta.

This list has 30 free things to do this summer, from petting zoo to museums... Enjoy it all on the MomLikeMe website.

Rock out with Shiny Toy Guns at Six Flags

Rock out with Shiny Toy Guns at Six Flags

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The Starburst® Summer Concert Series at Six Flags Over Georgia continues this weekend with a concert from Shiny Toy Guns.

With a Grammy nomination for their debut album, We Are Pilots, Shiny Toy Guns quickly rose to the top of the indie/rock industry.

Season of Poison, their second album, features two singles that peaked within the top 30 on the alternative charts in 2008. The band's newest album, III, will be released later this summer.

Doors to the concert will open at 5:15 p.m.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.