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VIDEO | ATL Profile Hunts For a Co-Host

VIDEO | ATL Profile Hunts For a Co-Host

ATL Profile host Christopher Martin searches for new talent to star beside him in season two of the hottest entertainment show in Atlanta, the ATL Profile! [READ ON]

A Cappella Books to hold dinner, book signing for local author

A Cappella Books to hold dinner, book signing for local author

ATLANTA -- A Cappella Books will host a tasty event for local author Marc Fitten this week.

Linton Hopkins, the award-winning chef at Buckhead's Restaurant Eugene, will prepare a special four-course dinner inspired by Fitten's latest book, Elza's Kitchen. The meal will be inspired by the luxurious foods and flavors of Hungary.

Fitten will attend the dinner to read from and sign copies of Elza's Kitchen, the second book in his Paprika Trilogy. The novel follows a successful chef and the happenings in her restaurant in post-Soviet Hungary.

The dinner and signing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Admission is $110 and includes a copy of Elza's Kitchen.

To reserve your place at the dinner, call Restaurant Eugene at 404-355-0321. The restaurant is located at 2277 Peachtree Road NE.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Christina Byrnes of tvsdesign Earns Local Recognition

tvsdesign employee Christina Byrnes, AIA, LEED AP has two impressive accomplishments to add to her growing resume: in addition to graduating from from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Leadership program, Byrnes was also accepted to the LEAD Atlanta program, an initiative of Leadership Atlanta. These two activities not only represent Byrnes’ commitment to the practice of architecture and her dedication to city of Atlanta, but also reflect the commitment of tvsdesign to the development of its next generation of leaders.

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has sworn in the newest justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell was sworn in Thursday morning in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

Deal last month appointed the 37-year-old Blackwell to fill a vacancy left by Chief Justice George Carley. Carley's resignation as chief justice was effective Tuesday.

Blackwell had served on the Court of Appeals since he was appointed in 2010 by former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He is the 92nd justice since the court's creation in 1845.

Blackwell previously practiced civil and criminal law. He will serve on the court until 2014, when voters will decide whether to keep him on the bench for a six-year term.

M*A*S*H* star to perform in Atlanta

M*A*S*H* star to perform in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- An Oscar-nominated actress and singer will visit Atlanta later this month.

Sally Kellerman is best known for playing Maj. Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the film adaptation of M*A*S*H* -- she was nominated for an Academy Award for the performance. She has appeared in more than 90 films and television shows, and has also lent her singing talent to several album recordings and cabaret shows.

Kellerman will perform one of those cabaret shows at Jerry Farber's Side Door in Buckhead on July 27 and 28.

"I couldn't be more excited that Sally has chosen to come to Atlanta and play at my club her first time here," Jerry Farber, owner of Jerry Farber's Side Door, said in a statement.

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

By Eric King, ASLA, King Landscaping, www.EricKingLandscaping.com

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Physical activity can help control weight; build lean muscle; reduce fat; promote strong bone, muscle and joint development; and decrease the risk of obesity. To grow up to a healthy weight, kids need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day.

It's getting more difficult to get children to want to go outdoors. Let's Move, a nationwide effort to raise a healthier generation, says eight to 18 year-old adolescents spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media during a typical day.

We are fortunate to live in a warm climate that provides ample opportunities for children to play outside. What we need to do is remove the obstacles that deter them from doing so.