Atlanta To Host Jazz Concert, Party In Famous Cemetery

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File photo of a band. (Credit: Mary Turner/Getty Images)

File photo of a band. (Credit: Mary Turner/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials say they’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs with a jazz concert and party in one of the city’s most famous cemeteries.

Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Camille Russell says aside from honoring the department’s 40th anniversary, the May 4 festival at Oakland Cemetery will also honor former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson — who founded the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Jackson is buried in Oakland Cemetery along with another former mayor, Ivan Allen Jr., “Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell and golfing great Bobby Jones.

The event is also expected to feature a multimedia exhibition, which is being presented in partnership with the Atlanta University Center.

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