Our network

Arts & Culture

Now casting in Atlanta, home cooks, foodies & food entrepreneurs for new reality competition series!

Now casting in Atlanta, home cooks, foodies & food entrepreneurs for new reality competition series!

ATLANTA -- JS Casting is searching for foodies, home cooks, and food entrepreneurswho want to compete for the chance to get their dish/culinary product on supermarket shelves with one of the biggest chains in the world today. From the creators of Undercover Boss and Project Runway, culinary innovators will compete for the chance to get their dish/culinary product on supermarket shelves with one of the biggest chains in the world today. 

One-woman play 'Fighting for the Title' at Spelman for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One-woman play 'Fighting for the Title' at Spelman for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ATLANTA -- In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance, the Office of Research Resources, the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Office of Student Activities have partnered to present Fighting for the Title,” a one-woman musical written, produced and performed by award-winning gospel artist Delores Burgess, Oct. 4-7, 2012. In the play, Burgess blends her voice in R&B, gospel and blues styles to depict nine characters and share her triumphant and traumatic battle with breast cancer.

Performances for "Fighting for the Title" will be held in the Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Theater, 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta 30314. GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

Show times: Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.

Hotlanta Salsa Conference returns for third year

Hotlanta Salsa Conference returns for third year

ATLANTA -- It's Salsa--the enviable dance form and now fitness phenomenon originating from Cuba, but with a hint of Southern hospitality as the name implies-

For the third year, the Hotlanta International Salsa Conference will return to Hyatt Regency (265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta GA, 30303 ) Sept 27-Oct 1, 2012.

Featuring sultry performances by popular local and national acts, along with live concerts, workshops, and dance challenges in Salsa and Bachata; the conference welcomes families and people of all walks for  three days intense festivities.

"We are experiencing an exciting rebirth, after receiving an official city proclamation from Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, recognizing Hotlanta Salsa not only as a dance form, but also as a way towards a healthy lifestyle," event organizers said.

While online sales have ended for the event, tickets to the public will still be available at the door.

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Atlanta (Sept. 17, 2012) -- Award-winning director Ava DuVernay will break down the business of filmmaking during a discussion on Black to the Future: Era of the Artist Entrepreneur. Presented by 2012-2013 William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, the evening with the screenwriter and director will feature a clip from DuVernay’s prize-winning film Middle of Nowhere and dialogue centered on her artist-entrepreneur business model “Black Art Rising.”

Cartoon Network invites fans to help create 20th birthday mural at Centennial Park

Cartoon Network invites fans to help create 20th birthday mural at Centennial Park

ATLANTA -- WHAT: Atlanta-based Cartoon Network, one of Turner Broadcasting’s premier cable networks, is preparing to celebrate its 20th birthday on Oct.

Ice Cube talks Atlanta-based show

We caught up with Gangsta Rapper turned Actor/Producer and talked new music and sitcom filmed right here in Atlanta! Don't miss the inspiring advice he gives for you!

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.