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Dad's Garage moves to 7 Stages

Dad's Garage moves to 7 Stages

ATLANTA -- Dad's Garage Theatre, arguably Atlanta's most popular improv troupe, is moving from its regular venue on Elizabeth Street to 7 Stages in Little Five Points.

"It's official. At the ripe ol' age of 18, Mom and Dad are kicking us out of the house. Dad's Garage Theatre has received notice that our building, as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street, is changing ownership and will be redeveloped in the coming months," Dad's Garage wrote in a statement.

7 Stages has housed a number of creative initiatives over the years, including Synchronicity Theatre, Push Push Theatre and Sideways Dance Company.

"We have a tremendous amount of respect for Dad's Garage and we are happy to help them out in any way we can," 7 Stages managing director Mack Hendrick said.

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Irish novelist Colum McCann will read from his latest book at the Carter Center in June.

McCann will speak on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, is his first book since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin.

Tickets to McCann's talk and signing are $10, or free with purchase of TransAtlantic ($29). They can be bought online or at A Cappella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park.

McCann's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books and the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

"A Cappella Books continues to bring some of the most important writers in the country to Atlanta, and we're thrilled to work with them," AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director Daren Wang said in a statement.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Dogwood Festival returns

ATLANTA -- Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back!

The dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration is soon to open for the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture's Spring 2013 class sessions. 

Four Arts Centers will offer classes in arts and culture studies, including dance, theatre, painting, drawing, pottery and others, according to Fulton County Government official Jolene Freeman. 

As Freeman reported, registration can be completed online or onsite, beginning February 19 and ending March 19. Classes begin March 19, and run for eight weeks. Youth and adults are welcome to attend. 

To sign up, visit the Fulton Arts website, or call (404) 612-5780 for more information. 

Classes are being held at the Abernathy Arts Center, South Fulton Arts Center, Southwest Arts Center and the West End Performing Arts Center. 

KaiCarra: A beautiful sound you haven't heard before!

KaiCarra: A beautiful sound you haven't heard before!

ATLANTA -- KaiCarra's patriotic anthem "Lady" released last 4th of July on iTunes & Amazon, and on radio. Her holiday single "Christmas Sunrise" was released on Dec 1st, 2012 & finished the Season at #2 Holiday and #3 Ambient on ReverbNation US Music Charts. Please watch for her "Up Until Now" CD slated for release in 2013.

KaiCarra calls her song, “Lady” as a “gift” to her country, USA. It is inspired by the Statue of Liberty, as she adds, "The song is very patriotic. I am proud to be an American, and want to share my love and encouragement with my fellow countrymen, especially in these challenging times."