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Tupac goes bronze

To honor Tupac Shakur on the ninth anniversary of his death, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain will unveil a bronze memorial statue Sept. 13. Ludacris, Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony, Memphis Bleek, Talib Kweli, E-40 and the Outlawz have contributed tracks another Tupac tribute album, The Rose, Vol. 2 -- Music Inspired by Tupac's Poetry, scheduled for release Sept. 20.

Considering arts ­and sciences

The Arts and Sciences were featured on NPR for last week's Open Mic program. Check the www.npr.org "All Songs Considered" Open Mic program archives for Episode 96, which includes the song "Tell It to the Bees" from the group's Hopeful Monsters album.

Witt goes North -- to Alaska

Local acoustic singer/songwriter Elise Witt was a "Featured Artist of the Day" at Whole Wheat Radio last Saturday. Her songs were played throughout the day on the Alaska-based site by the EJs, electronic DJs who sometimes have pronunciation issues. Check out the unusual site at www.wholewheatradio.org/WWR2/listen.htm.

Ramblin' to the hospital

Charming chanteuse Caroline Engel of Caroline and the Ramblers and her hubby, Robert, welcomed another baby girl into the world last week. The name of the child wasn't available at press time, but the bouncing lil' bundle o' joy was born at 12:42 p.m., Fri., Aug. 12. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20.5 inches tall. Congratulations!

Hall of Fame time again

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its 2005 inductees. You better sit down for this one, folks. Ready? The lucky new members include female country artist Patty Loveless, producer/songwriter Doug Johnson, gospel quartet the Sunshine Boys, and contemporary gospel group Newsong. The induction ceremony will be Sat., Sept. 17, at the Georgia World Congress Center. For ticket and table information, contact the Friends of Georgia Music Festival at 770-934-0906.

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