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Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

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Phipps Plaza to donate grand chandelier

Phipps Plaza to donate grand chandelier

ATLANTA -- Phipps Plaza is shedding light on an upcoming chandelier removal and installation project as part of its extensive renovation.

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the former grand chandelier which has hung in the mall’s Court of the South since 1992 was removed to make way for a new lighting installation -- a stunning 16-feet wide by 7-feet tall chandelier composed of an illuminated core, surrounded by 88 stainless steel spears and featuring over 2,600 acrylic spheres throughout the fixture.

Inspired by the chandeliers in New York City’s Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this custom LED lighting enhancement will complement Phipps Plaza’s other recent interior makeovers, providing the property with a fresh new look and feel.

Phipps Plaza unwraps holiday magic with new decor

Phipps Plaza unwraps holiday magic with new decor

ATLANTA -- The holiday season has officially hit the corner of Peachtree Street and Lenox Road, and Phipps Plaza is poised to spread the seasonal cheer. To complement its festive Court of the South where Santa parks his sleigh each year, the Southeast’s premier shopping destination is proud to display new holiday décor that truly captures the essence of the holidays and helps shoppers celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Phipps Plaza’s new décor features traditional holiday colors and highlights the property’s new interior improvements as part of its ongoing, extensive renovation. White garland, twinkling white LED lights and festive ornaments of green, red and silver will accompany the fresh new look and feel of the mall. Upgraded LED lighting, new paint and warm wood accents are among the major improvements shoppers will enjoy this holiday season.

Author to lecture on Stonewall Jackson

Author to lecture on Stonewall Jackson

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta History Center will host a talk by bestselling author S. C. Gwynne later this month.

Gwynne's latest book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, tells the story of "one of our country's greatest military figures."

He will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. as part of the Atlanta History Center's Livingston Lectures series.

Rebel Yell tells of Jackon's rise from unpopular physics professor to Confederate general whose knowledge of warfare struck fear in the hearts of Union leaders. Many consider Jackson the greatest Southern hero of the Civil War, after Robert E. Lee. He is one of three notable Confederates featured on the Stone Mountain carving.

Gwynne was named a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critic's Circle Award for his first historical work, Empire of the Summer Moon, about Quanah Parker and the Comanche tribe.

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Boy Choir will hold auditions next month.

The choir is looking for new members in kindergarten through 4th grade. No musical experience is required.

Auditions will be held Sept. 6 and 13 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead.

Visit georgiaboychoir.org for more information and to submit an audition application.

Win tickets for Sister Hazel charity concert

Win tickets for Sister Hazel charity concert

ATLANTA -- Sister Hazel will perform to benefit the Sarah Jones Scholarship Fund and the Dare 2 Make a Change organization.

Sarah Jones was an aspiring filmmaker and crew member who tragically lost her life this past February while on a movie set due to unsafe working conditions.

The scholarship fund created in her name will enable future aspiring filmmakers to receive the necessary education needed to fulfill their dreams.

The Dare 2 Make a Change organization seeks to establish campuses in developing countries that will provide shelter, education, medical attention and, most importantly, safe havens to otherwise destitute women and children.

The show will be Friday, Aug. 22 at the Buckhead Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

ATLANTA -- This year's Delta Classic Chastain concert series will continue with two big shows this weekend.

The Temptations & The Four Tops will return, as they do most seasons, on Friday, June 27. The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $29.50 for the lawn and rear terrace to $297 for a terrace table that seats six.

On Saturday, June 28, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo + Rick Springfield will perform with special guest William Beckett at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.50 for lawn seats and go up to $297 for a terrace table.

Visit classicchastain.com for more information.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive.