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Saturday Arts Classes Are Back!

Saturday Arts Classes with YEA!   After the huge success of the fall session, YEA is thrilled to announce the new Spring Session of Saturday Arts Classes (SAC), taking place March 2nd through April 20th.  This is your chance to train under the skilled instructors of YEA and learn the performance basics.  The 8-week session includes training in music, dance and drama during three-hour Saturday classes. Classes are only $160 ($20 per Saturday),

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YEA Announces Winter 2013 Auditions

  Calling all ACTORS, DANCERS, and VOCALISTS ages 9 - 20!   YEA will hold Winter 2013 auditions Saturday, February 9th, 9am - 12pm. If you are hard working, serious about your craft, and passionate about becoming a performer, then the south’s premiere African-American youth theatre company may be for you! Auditions will be held at YEA's rehearsal home, next to the New Schools at Carver High School. You must call the office at 404.652.0515

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YEA’s Children Production “Colors of Love” Returns

Colors of Love has entertained young audiences for over six years and has featured some of YEA's most talented alumni, as well as rising stars in Atlanta's performing arts community. This magical holiday show follows in the YEA tradition of providing exceptional productions for the entire family. About Colors of Love Meet Mama Jones and her four kids as they turn a potentially disastrous Christmas Eve into a fun-filled Holiday. Through some fun-filled

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YEA Announces Fall 2012 Auditions!

Calling all ACTORS, DANCERS, and VOCALISTS ages 9 - 20!   YEA holds Fall auditions Saturday, September 22nd, 9am - 12pm. If you are hard working, serious about your craft, and passionate about becoming a performer, then the south’s premiere African-American youth theatre company may be for you! Auditions for YEA will be held at YEA's rehearsal home, next to the New Schools at Carver High School. You must call the office at 404.652.0515 to

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Highlights from “A Taste of YEA” Gala 2012

Special thanks to all who made our annual fundraising gala a huge success! The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) hosted its 2012 Taste of YEA, a fundraising Gala at the Rialto Center for the Arts on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The fundraiser recognized the life-changing programs that have been the hallmark of YEA. The event also included a tribute to legacy artists Antonio Fargas and Lynn Whitfield, and hit songwriter Johnta Austin. Past recipients

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2012 “A Taste of YEA” Honorees Announced

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta celebrates its 22nd anniversary and the lifetime achievements of the 2012 "A Taste of YEA" honorees. Visit our events page for more information about the 2012 "A Taste of YEA" Gala.   Lynn Whitfield Lynn Whitfield rocketed to international fame with her portrayal of legendary entertainer Josephine Baker in HBO's THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY, for which she won the Emmy Award. A veteran of stage, screen and television,

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YEA Performs for the Martin Luther King III Institute

YEA stirred audiences who attended the April 4th Revisited: Saving Lives, Building Dreams! event, presented by the Martin Luther King III Institute for Social Justice and Human Rights, with their anti-violence piece, War is on the Streets. Members of the audience included Martin Luther King III, film and recording artist Tyrese Gibson, and several of Atlanta's civil rights activists. During the panel discussion that followed the performance, Mr.

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YEA at the Atlanta Hawks MLK Day Game 2012

YEA jump starts 2012 with a performance at the Hawks MLK Day game vs. Toronto on Jan 16th. In February 2010, YEA was honored with an Atlanta Hawks Black History Month Trailblazer Award. This year YEA ignited the Phillips arena with a passionate selection from their latest original human and civil rights piece, RISE!

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