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The Buzz, Aug. 5, 2010

Kason Layne coming to One Trick Pony

ALBANY -- Kason Layne, a south Georgia-based country music band that will see its first album released next month, will be "Living It Up" at 9 p.m. Friday at One Trick Pony Country & Western Club in Albany.

"Living It Up" is the name of the 6-year-old band's debut album, which will come out on the 12 String Records label. Kason Layne's first single, "I'm Country," will also be released in September.

The 11-track album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn., mixed at Studio D in Moultrie and mastered by rock legend Rodney Mills at his Rodney Mills Masterhouse in Duluth. The band mixes Southern rock, modern rock, modern country and old favorite honky-tonk sounds.

One Trick Pony is located at 2538 Old Dawson Road.

Albany artist makes state, national shows

ALBANY -- Denise Brock of Albany, an Albany ARC consumer, will exhibit original paintings in two art shows -- one state, one national.

Brock's landscape painting was selected for inclusion in the CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) International Art Display. CARF, headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, and Albany ARC is one of its accredited agencies. More than 1,000 pieces were submitted for the exhibit.

Another landscape work by Brock was chosen from the field of 200 entries from Georgians for inclusion in VSA's exhibit, "No Limits -- Celebrating Georgia Artists With DisAbilities." VSA is an advocacy organization that represents people with disabilities.

Sunday school class planning yard sale

ALBANY -- N' Fusion, a single Sunday school class at Sherwood Baptist Church, will have a yard sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be at the Sherwood Christian Academy lower campus, 2200 Stuart Ave.

Park sets up for view of meteor shower

CORDELE -- Georgia Veterans State park will host an astronomy night 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 14 at the park's astronomy field.

The park will have telescopes and astronomical binoculars available for participants, who may also bring their own stargazing equipment to the event. Though the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak Aug. 12, park officials say meteors, Venus, Mars, Saturn and first magnitude stars should be visible.

The program fee is $1 per person. The park is located at 2458-A U.S. Highway 280 West. Contact (229) 276-2371.

Florida writer to sign books in Albany

ALBANY -- Art Adkins of Gainesville, Fla., will be at Books-A-Million in Albany at noon Aug. 21 to sign copies of his books.

Adkins, a lieutenant in the Gainesville, Fla., Police Department, was the 2008 Detective Suspense Book of the Year Award from Books-and-Authors.net and recently was selected for the book "50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading." The 29-year veteran of law enforcement moved to Gainesville in 1993 after working at the Los Angeles and Fort Launderdale police departments.

Adkins' latest work is "The Oasis Project," an environmental murder/mystery set at Cedar Key, Fla. The plot centers on the slaying of Billy Waterbury and his parents after Waterbury comes up with an invention worth billions of dollars. Waterbury's sister get a retired Los Angeles deputy police chief, Slade Lockwood, to investigate her family's death.