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2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

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The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

ATLANTA -- Popular Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off his 2013 reelection campaign with a rally on the front steps of City Hall.

The 44-year-old mayor said he held Monday's event mainly to reassure everyone he has no other political ambitions despite receiving several offers.

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"I've got my dream job," the former Democratic state lawmaker said. "Sorry if people think I don't aim high enough ... my mother thinks I should be a senator by now."

"I think I make the mayor's office look sexy," Reed added with a laugh.

When asked about his plans four years from now, he said he wasn't sure.

Essayist to speak at Highland Inn

Essayist to speak at Highland Inn

ATLANTA -- Author Mark Rosenberg will speak about his new collection of essays, Eating My Feelings, in Atlanta next month.

Rosenberg's book "(skewers) the author's struggles with weight and body image, both as a kid in the 1980s and as a gay man in the 2000s," according to A Cappella Books in Inman Park, which is sponsoring the visit.

He will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Inn Ballroom.

Eating My Feelings chronicles Rosenberg's childhood stint in fat camp, his crushes on the personal trainers he hires and his imaginary relationship with the P90X spokesman, among other tales. Signed copies of the book can be pre-ordered for $16.

Atlanta-based Cardlytics appoints CFO

Atlanta-based Cardlytics appoints CFO

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based Cardlytics, the leader in Card-Linked Marketing, today announced a key addition to the leadership of the company. The company named Jim Morgan as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Morgan will lead the finance and accounting teams at Cardlytics, and will be based in Atlanta.

“Jim comes at a pivotal point for Cardlytics,” said Scott Grimes, CEO of Cardlytics “His global financial management expertise - and depth of experience in navigating significant growth - is exactly what we need to take the company to the next level.”

'The Skies Belong to Us' writer to speak at Carter Library

'The Skies Belong to Us' writer to speak at Carter Library

ATLANTA -- An author and former New York Times columnist will read from his new book at the Carter Library later this month.

Brendan Koerner is the author of The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking, which explores the consequences of a heist in the 1960s.

The reading will be held Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public; copies of The Skies Belong to Us will be available for purchase.

Koerner's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books in Inman Park, which provided this summary of his novel:

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

'Big Fish' author to read at Ivy Hall

'Big Fish' author to read at Ivy Hall

ATLANTA -- A well-known Southern fantasy author will read from his latest novel in Atlanta next month.

Daniel Wallace recently published The Kings and Queens of Roam. He is best known for his first novel, Big Fish, which was made into a 2003 movie of the same name and will come to the Broadway stage later this year. He is also the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wallace will discuss and sign copies of his new book on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at SCAD Atlanta's Ivy Hall writing center. The event is free and open to the public.

His visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books, which provided a synopsis of The Kings and Queens of Roam: