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Collective Soul will release new album in October, set hometown concert at Tabernacle

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI For Collective Soul fans, the release of “See What You Started By Continuing” can’t come soon enough. The long-awaited album (which, trust me, was worth the wait considering how terrifically robust it turned out)...

Dunwoody Kids are giving it their all this weekend in national spotlight sporting events.

Brianna Harris, winner if the Dunwoody Soap Box Derby in the Super Stock Division is in Akron, OH and ready to take on all comers on Saturday to become the Grand Champion. Based on the Heat Sheets, Brianna will need to win five rounds...Show More Summary

… where Twitter is the sound of a songbird

The time has come. Finally…. I’m headed off to a Trump-free zone, a place where twitter is nothing more than the sound of a songbird and trolling is a motorized means of fishing. So I’ve asked the great Elvin Bishop to serenade me out the door with an appropriate tune: Be kind to one another in my absence.

Come out to Dunwoody Food Truck Tonight for a rocking good time in Brook Run Park

Video Music by BLT looks like pretty good band for this evenings entertainment and check out their site here. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 Don't miss this week's Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays! This weekShow More Summary

Georgia Senators Express Misgivings About Iran Deal

On August 14th, officials announced an agreement had been reached between the United States, Iran and five other countries regarding Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. As the White House sung the praises of the arrangement, others...Show More Summary

Morning Reads for July 22

The one thing the nation needed more than anything else? 16 GOP POTUS hopefuls. “The Warning” by Hot Chip.  Our oceans are warming faster than we thought.  Four of the five hottest months on record occurred in 2015.  Good thing the jury...Show More Summary

Is this the end of Trump ’16? I very much doubt it

Donald Trump said something truly dumb over the weekend, which isn’t exactly news. The news came in the reaction of his fellow Republicans, who finally saw the chance they had sought to gang up on...

‘Old man look at my life, I’m a lot like you were….’

One of the first albums I ever bought — purchased with my own money, earned mowing lawns — was Neil Young’s “Harvest.” It remains one of the most beautiful albums in the rock archive, and my favorite cut is still “Old Man.” Great lyrics, guitar work, vocals …. and now Neil Young, who turns 70 this year, sees life from from the other viewpoint. Have a good weekend everyone.

Iron & Wine talks new covers album project with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell

BY YVONNE ZUSEL For years, Sam Beam, also known as Iron & Wine, would feel a little twinge of excitement when he opened his mailbox. Every few months or so, he’d find an envelope with a...

What’s the one food that Guy Wong just can’t stand?

Le Fat's Guy Wong discusses fears, Krispy Kreme, and his favorite karaoke song in this week's edition of 13 Questions.

Concert review: Rod Stewart, Richard Marx offer enduring parade of hits in Atlanta

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When you go to a party, Rod Stewart is the guy you want to see when the door opens. As rascally and playful at 70 as he was in the “Rod the Mod” days...

T.I. held liable in ‘Blurred Lines’ ruling

A judge has ruled that Atlanta rapper T.I. actually can’t do whatever he likes, at least when it comes to being a part of the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines”. In March, a jury found Robin...

Morning Reads for July 15 — Summer’s Peak!

Of course the one day I decide to not watch le Tour, Chris Froome all but wins it. “Tour de France Etape 2? by Kraftwerk.  “The Dream World of Southern Republicans.”  “Southern Republican officeholders who, despite the smart occasional...Show More Summary

Iran nuclear deal far better than any of our other options

So now we have a choice to make. Earlier this morning, and after years of negotiations, President Obama announced the successful and historic conclusion of a nuclear arms deal with Iran. “I strongly believe that our national...

Janet Jackson adds second Atlanta tour stop

When Janet Jackson makes a comeback, she really makes a comeback. Less than a month after announcing a Sept. 26 tour stop at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta — the first time she’ll play...

MRs: Letterman and Trump; MARTA’s $8 billion pitch; John Lewis at Comic-Con

National Letterman comes out of retirement to mock Trump Is the 2016 election already over? Hard sell for Iran deal Scott Walker’s sons: ‘We’re not trying to change his mind’ Local MARTA’s $8 billion pitch for metro Atlanta Focus shifts...Show More Summary

‘It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me’

The other night we sat down to watch “What Happened, Miss Simone,” a new documentary on Netflix about the life and career of the great Nina Simone. It’s a powerful film, showcasing Simone’s unique talent and complicated life, and I highly recommend it. Show More Summary

Heritage? OK, which heritage do you choose?

“I think it wiser moreover not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavoured to obliterate the marks of civil strife and to commit to oblivion...

Senator McKoon Proposes Stricter Regulation of Illegal Immigrants

Columbus State Senator Josh McKoon held a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday morning to present two proposals he intends to introduce at the start of the 2016 legislative session. One deals with a rewrite of Senate Bill 6, which eliminates the issuing of drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Show More Summary

‘Amy’ documentary spotlights tender and tragic sides of Winehouse’s life

That sigh of a statement epitomizes the Winehouse dichotomy — brilliant songstress, troubled addict — made all the more distressing because it was uttered during a period when Winehouse wasn’t abusing substances. “Everyone was so happy...

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