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AP photo of the winter storm the Weather Channel has dubbed Athena The World Meteorological Organization in Geneva for years has named tropical storms and hurricanes such as the recent Sandy. This anthropomorphic naming of such storms certainly helps headline writers and enables people to identify storms easier (while causing anybody who happens to have said name to suffer the verbal consequences.) Atlanta-based Weather Channel last month unilaterally announced it would start naming winter storms for the same reason. The first one that hit New York this week was called Athena. The National Weather Service sent out a… >>
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Atlanta-based CNN has added a second “non-fiction” series to its weekend lineup led by documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2004 film “Super Size Me,” featuring Spurlock consuming McDonald’s meals for 30 straight days. Called “Inside Man,” the series will debut in April 2013 alongside the previously announced series starring foodie and international traveler Anthony Bourdain . CNN this spring said it had decided to work with outside production companies, the same ones that create shows for the History Channel, NatGeo and A&E, in an effort to develop appointment TV series during the weekends. MSNBC already… >>
Friday, Aug 3. The Decatur Women’s Sports League hosts a fall softball signup night with a coaches meeting to vote on field locations and team placements. 6:30 p.m. at Savage Pizza, 115 Laredo Drive, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, http://on.fb.me/HqOyaH , www.decaturwomensports.com Today is the National Same Sex Kiss Day protest at Chick-fil-A. Grab your partner and be present for this love-in of sorts, showing Chick-fil-A the faces their overlords are discriminating against. Gather at your local Chick-fil-A at 8 p.m. Don’t forget pictures and video! http://on.fb.me/Mc3hnF… >>
To be honest, Amanda Ozment ’s trip to Atlanta to visit her friend Bradley Loomis hadn’t started off so great. She lost her wallet in the airport after she arrived. But she figured her trip would end on a high note when she stopped by the Varsity, an Atlanta landmark her dad had learned about on the Travel Channel. “As we’re finishing eating this gentleman comes by and says, ‘if you’d like to move to our lower seating area the president’s coming by.’ I’m like the president of the United States or the president of the Varsity?” Turns out… >>
Maria Menounos, with Derek Hough, just missed the finals of the 14th edition of “Dancing With the Stars.” CREDIT: ABC Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. The final four for “Dancing With the Stars’ is one of the strongest in the history of the show. Any of the four could win the competition so eliminating one tonight was almost like a crapshoot. The dancers were clustered within three judges’ points of each other after two dances Monday night. “Extra” host Maria Menounos , despite having the highest… >>
Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. >>: Elise Testone performs on AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. almost skipped his very first “Idol” hosting night due to illness. But he hung in there and though he looked a little rough, was a typical pro. This is arguably the most evenly matched final six in the history of “Idol.” When I asked the live bloggers who will go home tonight, it was split among all …
Topher Payne and DeWayne Morgan, who work together on Process Theatre’s “Designing Women,” are joining forces for a version of the campy “Auntie Mame.” Payne stars as the infamous titular character while Morgan plays sidekick Vera Charles. The theatre company had been talking about doing the play for a few years and found a place for it this season, with the two popular openly gay actors in the forefront. The show runs April 14 to May 4 at Onstage Atlanta. Payne says bringing Mame to life has been enjoyable but trying. >>
Noel Gallagher performs at a recent concert wearing a jacket much warmer-looking than his garb at The Tabernacle Friday night. Photo credit: Yui Mok / Associated Press A few songs into his set, Noel Gallagher had a quick interaction with a fan near the stage whose kid was attending her first concert. “It’s all downhill from here,” Gallagher smirked. For years the guts of Oasis, the stadium-filling (overseas) Britpop superstars, Noel Gallagher will always be known as the melodic maestro, the one who wrote those glorious guitar-jangle pop songs sung by his irascible brother, Liam. Their Cain… >>
Cokie Roberts spoke to the Atlanta Press Club Thursday about politics and the future of journalism. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ajc.com Cokie Roberts is political journalism royalty. Her parents were in Congress. She has been covering politics for decades for NPR and ABC News. She came to the Atlanta Press Club Thursday, lamenting the way Washington now works, where partisanship seems to trump all. But she said she takes it all in perspective. “People ask all the time: ‘Is this the most partisan time in our history?’ The answer to that question is no.” In the early 1800s, Roberts… >>
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Slurping on spaghetti and shouting out “Bingo!” as the numbers are called by Atlanta drag legend Diamond Lil at MondoHomo’s fundraiser is a “queerlicious” way to kick off the spring events season in LGBT Atlanta. Queer storytelling from elder activists as you daub your numbers adds icing to that cake. “Each year, one of the fantastic things MondoHomo encompasses is community love. Our first event, Spaghetti + Bingo + Queer-Story, is dedicated to this exchange of queer lovin’,” says Jesse Morgan, MondoHomo organizer. The event also brings together different generations of queer who break bread and share their… >>
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