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G e n tl e m e n ²(&/5-&.&/µ4"(3&&.&/5³ 5IF#JH$IJDLFO$IPSVTJTQSPVEUPQSFTFOUBUSJCVUFTIPXIPOPSJOH ²(&/5-&.&/µ4"(3&&.&/5³ #BSCFSTIPQ)BSNPOZ4PDJFUZ(PME.FEBM2VBSUFU 1FSGPSNBODFT#Z 5IF#JH$IJDLFO$IPSVT 5IF"UMBOUB7PDBM1SPKFDU 5IF4UPOF.PVOUBJO$IPSVT BOE(VFTU2VBSUFUT ²5IF(SFBUFTU#BSCFSTIPQ4IPX 0O&BSUI³ +6/&OEQN #ZFST5IFBUSF4BOEZ4QSJOHT(" 8FCTJUF0SEFST$JUZ4QSJOHTDPN (SPVQ%JTDPVOUT#PY0G¾DF fighters, forms competitors, weapons competitors and stars the martial arts world has ever known. From Chuck Norris to Evander Holyfield, Don Wilson, Bill Wallace, (a.k.a. Superfoot), Joe Lewis, Jeff Smith and Jean Claude Van Damme, more champs and stars have graced these halls than anyone can count. This year, the event will honor the memory of Joe Lewis and honor the Joe Lewis Eternal Warriors being inducted this year. H COBB COUNTY NAACP JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION WEEKEND June 14, 6 p.m. - June 16, 5 p.m. Marietta Square North Park Square Marietta 30060 Cost: Free to attend Info: The Cobb County NAACP will have its 16th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Weekend in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. June 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. will be the Evening Under the Stars event, featuring the sounds of Jonathan "John Boy" Wright, a writer/ producer of the hit song "Wobble," and his 13-piece brass band, Surround Sound. June 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. will be the Juneteenth Cultural Festival, featuring 100- plus vendors, entertainment, a health fair, children's area and activities. June 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. will be Gospel Fest "Honoring Fathers" with award-winning sounds from Stellar Award winner Dottie Peoples. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. This was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration of June 19th was coined "Juneteenth" and grew with more participation from descendants. H STRAND OLE OPRY: KING OF THE ROAD June 15, 8 - 10:30 p.m. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre 117 North Park Square Marietta 30060 Cost: $18 - $20 Info: Roll down the windows, gas up the truck,and take a road trip down Route 66 with the Strand Ole Opry for June's down home country music jamboree. The Strand Ole Opry is a country music jamboree featuring a band of talented musicians on the banjo, upright bass, fiddle, guitar (and maybe a washboard or two), a host of guest vocalists, and good ole Southern storytelling (Opry hosts have never let the truth stand in the way of a good story) for an unforgettable night of folksy entertainment on The Strand stage. Join the performers in the Lumiere Lounge for a drink and a post-show hootenanny (and maybe even some sing- alongs) after the show. H THE HUNT HOUSE PRESENTS OUTDOOR FEST WITH RUMPKE MOUNTAIN BOYS June 15, 4 to 11 p.m. The Hunt House 1127 White Cir NW Marietta, 30060 Cost: $18 advance, $20 at the door Info: The Hunt House will have Outdoor Fest with Rumpke Mountain Boys, also featuring modern bluegrass band ol' dirty bathtub, Atlanta-based American Roots band Migrant Worker and special guest Tyler Grant. The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience.

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