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3 North Fulton high schools invited to Midwest Clinic

3 North Fulton high schools invited to Midwest Clinic

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Three high schools in North Fulton County have been invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic.

Musical groups from Alpharetta High, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High will travel to Chicago for the clinic next week.

"This is unprecedented," Jessica Booth, fine arts coordinator for the Fulton County School System, said in a statement. "Never in the Midwest Clinic's history have three schools been selected from one district in the same year."

The Alpharetta High School Symphony will perform Dec. 19, while the Chattahoochee Chamber Orchestra and the Johns Creek Philharmonia Orchestra are scheduled to perform Dec. 21. Selections include new works, as well as masterworks by such greats as Mozart, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Grieg.

'Once Upon a Mattress' Coming to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

'Once Upon a Mattress' Coming to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

Take an unlikely princess in a fictional, medieval kingdom, Princess Winnifred the Woebegone. Add her bride-seeking suitor, Prince Dauntless the Drab. Toss in some witty writing and a delightful score that won the original show a Tony nomination for Best Musical, and you have Once Upon a Mattress.

The beloved, musical adaptation of  Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea" will be presented by Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's award-winning middle- and upper-school players on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m.

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.

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

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

The video for Celebrate – from the motion picture SPARKLE featuring Jordin Sparks

The Golden Soldiers' Big Day Out

You may have seen on Atlanta & Company, the interview with Lindsey Turner about Golden Soldiers. Join Conn as he goes out to find out more about THE BIG DAY OUT. Ever hear of the golden rule? Check out this clip about a man who turned the golden rule into a way to truly help the community. Watch how much fun it is! The Golden Soldiers non-profit organization honors children and families with special needs. See what Atlanta's own, Lindsey Turner, the founder has created. It certainly will touch your heart.

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

'Happiest Baby' film to screen across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp is bringing his famous, revolutionary parenting techniques to a movie theater near you.

The film Parent' Night Out with the Happiest Baby & Happiest Toddler, starring Dr. Harvey Karp will be screened at select theaters at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The screenings will be hosted by actress Ali Landry.

Learn more about Karp and his parenting guides, The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block, at www.happiestbaby.com.

Tickets to the Parents Night Out film can be purchased online or at participating theaters' box offices:

Alpharetta
Regal North Point Market 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Chamblee
Regal Hollywood Stadium 24
3265 Northeast Expressway