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Apparently the von Trapps (yes, as in “doe, a deer”) have been hanging around the ATL

Well, we all know Justin Bieber got his start thanks to Atlanta's star-grooming machine. But the great grandkids of Captain Georg von Trapp? Turns out Sophi, 24, Melanie, 22, Amanda, 21, and August, 18—What? no Liesl or Friedrich?—have been in town working with vocal coach Jan Smith, whose client roster includes the Biebs, Usher, and Rob Thomas. Although we were hoping for goatherds and edelweiss, the video of the von Trapps and another family band, Alpharetta's Von Grey, doing the folky "Crying Bloody Water" in studio is kind of adorable.
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Everything you need to know about the 2017 Atlanta City Council races in 10 minutes

There's a lot going on in the Atlanta City Council races, and your time is precious. A quick guide to get you up to speed on what you should know before Tuesday.

Coming Up: Perry Preview

For the sake of silence, the air conditioner has been snapped off at the Gwinnett Medical Center’s Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth, the mid-June set of Tyler Perry’s latest film, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Whoopi Goldberg uses a Chinese fan to cool off while Janet Jackson steels herself for the scene. Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, and Thandie Newton walk over last-minute marks. Perry shouts “Action!
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16 Atlanta New Year’s Eve events to celebrate 2016

Celebrate 2016 with everything from jam bands to kid-friendly balloon drops.
Garth Brooks

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 11-17

The largest gay pride festival in the Southeast, Garth Brooks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and Solange and Willow Smith at Afropunk Fest

On Friday, Outkast played their first homecoming show. It was surreal and sort of perfect

I could tell you about the night’s earlier performances, but one does not read a restaurant review to hear about the appetizers. As I mentioned earlier, many of the people in attendance weren't there for a concert. They were there to see Outkast.

Chipper miffs Braves by foretelling their demise

Most fans knew the Braves were doomed before they took to Turner Field for the NLDS last Thursday. You know, because they’re the Braves. But it turns out that negative ju-ju may have actually been brewing in the moments leading up to Game 1, as Chipper Jones, doffing a Major League Bowhunter cap, prepared to throw out the first pitch.

Q&A: Fox News’ Bret Baier chronicles his son’s struggles with heart disease

Forget reporting trips to Afghanistan or tête-à-têtes with presidents; Bret Baier’s toughest challenge involved the flawed ticker of his six-year-old son, Paul. When Paul was diagnosed with five congenital heart defects at birth, subsequent surgeries and hospital stays put the newsman’s career on hold. Baier chronicles the family’s sojourn into the world of pediatric heart disease in his first book, *Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love*. (All author proceeds go to pediatric heart research.)

What’s been filming in Atlanta this summer?

By now, it's well established that Atlanta is the “Hollywood of the South” (or “Y’allywood,” if you will). While it used to be exciting to see a film crew, we’re all getting a little jaded, and when we spot those yellow signs tacked to phone poles and hanging off buildings directing crews and stars to a location, we start to lament that it means street closings and extra traffic. But do you know what production is to blame for making you late to work? Here’s a roundup of what’s shooting around town this summer. Adjust your commute accordingly.

Atlanta artist Tristan al-Haddad makes a statement on healthy cities at MODA

“Creator extraordinaire—with an exclamation point!” That’s how artist Tristan al-Haddad describes himself. His most recent work for the Museum of Design Atlanta is “Metro-Poly,” part of the larger “Design for Healthy Living” exhibit.

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