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Duke Ellington ‘Treasures’ Up for Auction, Atlanta is the HIV Capitol

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*On May 18, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem will launch “Forever Ellington,” an auction of the late Duke Ellington’s personal treasures and a celebration of his influence and 50 year career, reports Jet Magazine.

Included in the auction are over 250 items such as original music manuscripts, Duke’s white grand piano, suits, tuxedos and other items from his clothing collection, paintings he created and much more.

The live auction will be hosted by Guernsey’s auction house. Music fans can also make digital bids on liveauctioneers.com or invaluable.com.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is in the heart of the historic community that housed the original Cotton Club where Duke led the Harlem Renaissance.

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Doctors say the HIV epidemic in Atlanta is as bad as third-world African countries, and that 1 out of 2 children will contract the virus. Dr. Carlos del Rio, the co-director of Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research, gave a statement to WSB-TV in Atlanta, in which he compared the HIV epidemic in downtown Atlanta to countries in Africa, saying, “Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe or Harare or Durban. This is not Africa, we have resources.”

According to a study conducted by the CDC in 2014, Atlanta ranked fifth in the United States for new HIV infections. Another study from the CDC predicts that 1 in 51 Georgia residents will contract the virus. Contracting HIV is not limited to sexual intercourse, as Fulton County, Georgia reported that heightened heroin usage in Atlanta could lead to a wider spread of the disease. Watch the video below.

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