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Tweets of the Day: June 8, 2012—Smoltz Edition

As the Braves induct pitcher John Smoltz into their Hall of Fame, Twitter reacts:
Super Bowl LIII

By the Numbers: What Atlanta can expect as Super Bowl LIII comes to town

What does it take to host a Super Bowl? The host committee is expecting a wave of more than 1 million visitors over the 10-day hoopla that culminates in the Big Game on February 3 at the 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event will mark Atlanta’s third Super Bowl and the first in 19 years. Let’s hope for zero freak ice storms this time.
Atlanta family events August

23 fun events for Atlanta families in August

Pack the last days of summer with family fun, including ice cream eating contests, calf-roping, sprinkler runs, world music, and Olympic fever.

Witness them! Our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2015

With Dragon Con squarely in our rearview mirror for the year, here's a look at just some of the incredible costumes we found during the four-day convention.
Candide Atlanta Symphony Alliance Theatre

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 9-15

Watch a musical version of Candide, explore Sweet Auburn during the annual Springfest, and light up the sky at the Decatur Lantern Parade.
Architect John Portman dies age 93

No architect ever loved Atlanta like John Portman

"All I ever wanted to do in Atlanta was create something that would elevate the city.” Remembering the iconic architect, who died December 29 at age 93.

What are you doing this weekend? January 23-26

No matter if your beverage of choice is craft beer or English tea or if you spend your time jamming to folksy guitars or percussion beats, there’s a little something for every taste on this last weekend of January.

Good Ol’ Freda comes home for the holidays

This week, Chamblee High School graduate Ryan White’s critically acclaimed Beatles documentary Good Ol' Freda comes full circle in two ways. The previously untold story of Freda Kelly, the Liverpool teen who became the Fab Four’s secretary, bowed on British television Tuesday night, and on Friday Good Ol' Freda returns to White’s hometown for one last 2013 theatrical run at The Plaza Theatre.

Even teaming with Oprah, Tyler Perry incites critics

Clearly Atlanta’s adopted son Tyler Perry is the most polarizing African American entertainment figure of our time. When it was announced last fall that Perry would team with the almighty Oprah to produce original series for her network OWN, there were many raised eyebrows.
Exotic animals

Does Georgia need to tighten the leash on exotic animals?

“You can’t have them as a pet, and you can’t keep them in your home. But like any laws or regulations, people bend them, and an exotic animal can become a pet when we’re not looking,” said Lieutenant Wayne Hubbard, head of the DNR division responsible for deciding who can own exotic animals.

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