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3 local albums you should listen to this summer

These Atlanta artists will complete your playlist

Pool music. Midnight music. Road trip music. Summer’s sultry activities need a soundtrack, and these Atlanta acts are ready for courting. Read More

7 slightly random, mostly Atlanta-centric facts to help you enjoy the World Cup final

Who knew? There's a futbol club team in Argentina named Atlanta.

Drinking beer, singing songs, spilling said beer while shouting “Gooooal!,” and singing more songs, it all comes to an end with Sunday’s World Cup 2014 final between Germany and Argentina. Will Germany score seven goals again, as they did against tear-stained Brazil? Will Messi turn all the pressure into diamonds with seven goals of his own? In what has been a zany World Cup, not even Nate Silver has the answers. Read More

Video of the Day: Adron's homage to Monty Python

Just in time for Earth Day, a reminder of our small place in the "Galaxy"

Fans of Monty Python — bitter and humorless as you are — we have some Earth Day news for you. One of your favorite songs has gotten a refreshing update from a pair of popular Atlanta performers. Read More

Want to join the Atlanta tennis scene? A quick primer

Tips for those new to the bustling and competitive sport

For proof that tennis is a game of “love,” look no further than Kathy Berthelette, who met her husband, Dan Bradley, when she picked up the game in 1986. Their first date was buying her a decent racket. Now Berthelette is president of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association, the self-proclaimed “largest local tennis league in the country.” Read More

Go North: See Rock City

Along the back roads of northwest Georgia

From the sunset side of Interstate 75 to the Alabama border, you won’t spot a municipality themed to an Alpine village or wine trails with slick marketing campaigns. Read More