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Dad's Garage moves to 7 Stages

Dad's Garage moves to 7 Stages

ATLANTA -- Dad's Garage Theatre, arguably Atlanta's most popular improv troupe, is moving from its regular venue on Elizabeth Street to 7 Stages in Little Five Points.

"It's official. At the ripe ol' age of 18, Mom and Dad are kicking us out of the house. Dad's Garage Theatre has received notice that our building, as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street, is changing ownership and will be redeveloped in the coming months," Dad's Garage wrote in a statement.

7 Stages has housed a number of creative initiatives over the years, including Synchronicity Theatre, Push Push Theatre and Sideways Dance Company.

"We have a tremendous amount of respect for Dad's Garage and we are happy to help them out in any way we can," 7 Stages managing director Mack Hendrick said.

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Irish novelist Colum McCann will read from his latest book at the Carter Center in June.

McCann will speak on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, is his first book since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin.

Tickets to McCann's talk and signing are $10, or free with purchase of TransAtlantic ($29). They can be bought online or at A Cappella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park.

McCann's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books and the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

"A Cappella Books continues to bring some of the most important writers in the country to Atlanta, and we're thrilled to work with them," AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director Daren Wang said in a statement.

Earth Day activities at Fernbank Museum

Earth Day activities at Fernbank Museum

As one of Atlanta’s top resources for environmental programming and education, Fernbank Museum of Natural History is offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day. Programs will be held over several days to accommodate weekend schedules and include:

·        The Joys of Nature Journaling Workshop and Book Signing

Led by Helen Correll, Author, Middlewood Journal: Drawing Inspiration from Nature , Sunday, April 14, 1pm to 3pm – Advanced reservations required by April 12.

'The Book Club Play' coming to Horizon Theatre

'The Book Club Play' coming to Horizon Theatre

ATLANTA -- A "comedy about books and the people who love them" will open at the Horizon Theatre next month.

Karen Zacarias' The Book Club Play opens Friday, May 17.

According to a release from Horizon:

Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new book titles, and these six friends are bound for pandemonium.

The Book Club Play will run until June 23. Tickets range in price from $20 to $30 and can be purchased at horizontheatre.com.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Million Dollar Quartet to play at The Fox Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet to play at The Fox Theatre

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta welcomes the Tony® Award Winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET as part of the 2012/2013 season, playing at the Fox Theatre from March 12-17, 2013. Tickets for the national tour, inspired by the electrifying true story, are on sale at $33 and will be available at the Fox Theatre box office, by visiting www.FoxAtlTix.com/ or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

The international Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"