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By Collin KelleyEditorBack in the early 90s, there was a flurry of films being shot in and around Atlanta – including Driving Miss Daisy and Fried Green Tomatoes to name two – and the moniker “Hollywood South” was hatched. There was a lull in the late 90s and early part of the century, but over the last few years a new renaissance has begunNew tax incentives, the transformation of the old Lakewood Fairgrounds south of the city into a production facility and readily available talent have made Atlanta hot once again. AMC’s hit The Walking Dead films here, as do the Vampire Diaries and Drop Dead Diva. Major motion pictures have been filming here, too, with celebrities spotted all over town.In
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By Manning Harrisfmanningh@gmail.com“Let’s face it—opera is simply “Desperate Housewives” or “Dynasty” set to music,” says Kevin Robison, Artistic Director of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus.  “It’s high drama, low comedy, and great music.”The witty Mr. Robison backed up his assertion by directing the sparkling “Divas 2: Opera Revisited” this past weekend at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University.  AGMC is currently celebrating their 30th year as one of Atlanta’s—and the nation’s—preeminent musical performance groups.But make no mistake:  The Chorus—100 plus singers—perform with subtlety, power, panache, and musicianship.  From the opening “Sai
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Numerous police cars awaiting repair at the new multi-million dollar fleet maintenance facility on Memorial Drive was broken into. The dollar amount of damage and theft is not known yet. If you've ever had the opportunity to visit the facility, then you know all this could have happened.
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An Emory student notes this in-depth response by one of the seven arrested protesters to President James Wagner’s email to the community last week in a post of Emory’s Center for Ethics blog.  In the interest of equal time, I’ll post the entire letter below, just as I did with the President’s letter.I reiterate that [...]
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Dunwoody now has two guys named Bob that blog - a little confusing, but  two different people for sure.  The original BloggerBob is still around.  In fact, I spoke to him just yesterday.  The new Bob in the Blog World is Farmer Bob.  Farmer Bob is a good buddy and I'm sure he'll post some good stuff.  Counting the new Farmer Bob blog I think Dunwoody leads the USA in blogs per capita (as well as newspapers per capita). I think soon we may need to have one central blog, perhaps called DunwoodyBlog.  Then all the local bloggers can post stories to one site.  Currently you need to visit all the blogs for news, then visit Dunwoody's most complete Int
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Georgia native Shawn Mullins labored for 10 years as an independent artist until fortune shined upon him with his breakthrough, 1998 hit single, 'Lullaby.'
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A Florida tomato grower is voluntarily recalling grape tomatoes after a sample tested positive for salmonella. Some tomatoes included in the recall by Six L’s Packaging Company were shipped to Georgia, the company confirmed in a statement released Monday. No injuries have been reported, according to the Associated Press.The Immokalee, Fla.-based company says the recalled product was packed on April 11 under the Cherry Berry lot code DW-H in clam shells or 20-pound cardboard containers. In addition to Georgia, tomatoes were distributed to California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama,Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and...
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NASA Astronaut and Air Force Col. Eric A. Boe is visiting several schools in the DeKalb this week including Cedar Grove, Druid Hills and Sequoyah middle schools, and Evansdale, Chapel Hill, Fernbank, and Princeton elementary schools.
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