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Culture notes: New exec director for Gay Men’s Chorus; African artmaking show at Hammonds House

MUSIC
Men’s Chorus’ new leader

Crystal Anderson has been named executive director of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. Anderson most recently worked as senior vice president of programs for StandU for Kids, a nonprofit that serves homeless and at-risk youth. She joins artistic director Kevin Robison, who is in his fifth season leading the 100-voice AGMC.

Anderson said her first objective is to help the 30-year-old chorus build a stronger infrastructure. “I also hope to help the AGMC be an even more visible leader in the LGBTQ community,” she said, “as we let our voices break down the walls of hatred and fear and continue to build a stronger, more unified Atlanta area.”

Next up for the chorus is its annual holiday concert, “Bells in Boyland,” Dec. 9-10 at the the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, with guests including the Atlanta Concert Ringers and baritone soloist W. Dwight Coleman. More information: www.agmchorus.org. HOWARD POUSNER

VISUAL ART
African art in Atlanta

Hammonds House Museum opens the exhibition “Contemporary Artists of Africa, Here and Abroad” with a 2-5 p.m. reception Sunday (with an artists’ dialogue at 3 p.m.). The show includes work by Atlanta artists from Ghana,  Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia and Liberia along with African works from the West End institution’s permanent collection. The show continues through Jan. 29. 503 Peeples St., S.W., Atlanta. 404-612-0500,www.hammondshouse.org. HOWARD POUSNER

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