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Sharp Notes June 06 2001

Bet on it. OutKast were one of the few acts nominated twice for the first BET Awards, slated for June 19 in Las Vegas. They're up for Best Male Group and Video of the Year for "Ms. Jackson." The show airs live on the network and again June 26 and 30. Big Boi and Andree 3000 also have been tapped to remix Lenny Kravitz's "Again."

Blowin' in the Windy City. Mudcat, just back from Europe, heads north to perform a set at the prestigious Chicago Blues Festival June 8. It's the third year in a row the band has been on the roster of the popular event.

Yard game. Looks like Travisty Theory is no more. Members of the band that enjoyed a high-profile showcase at this year's SXSW Conference have reverted to their former incarnation, Star Yard, and amended their name to simply The Yard. Those who want more info can check out personal.atl.bellsouth.net/atl/j/g/jgstar/.

Grace-full. The slowEarth track "Dried Up," taken from their Cage album, has been selected for the soundtrack of Losing Grace, starring Leslie Ann Warren. The flick previews June 10 as part of the Atlanta Film Festival. It's got a cool website with details at www.losinggrace.com/home.html.

Those who don't make it out to see local shows can experience the thrill by tapping on the Digital Club Network at DCN.com. Archived shows on the site include John Mayer from the 40 Watt Club and Amy Ray with the Butchies.

You gotta have art. The Decatur Civic Chorus recently announced Dr. Thomas J. Anderson as the recipient of the 2001 Mary Clark Community Arts Award, an honor given annually to an individual or organization showing outstanding support of the arts in DeKalb County. Anderson served at DeKalb College as chairman of the fine arts department for 25 years.