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West Pentacostal Church Chorale performs on 11Alive

West Pentacostal Church Chorale performs on 11Alive

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Chorale performed Christmas music on 11Alive News Today on Tuesday morning.

The entire choir was awarded "Best Church Choir in America" in 2009 during the Verizon Wireless gospel choir competition called "How Sweet the Sound."

The choir took home a $30,000 prize and released their first album in 2011.

During this year's competition, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church won for the Atlanta region.

Local children's author to host book signing

Local children's author to host book signing

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia children's author will sign copies of her book in Douglas County this weekend.

Vicki M. Fisher, who lives in Douglasville, is the author of Cambio: The Best Blue Butterfly, which encourages children to be themselves.

Fisher will sign copies of Cambio on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Dog River Library Festival. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dog River Library is located at 6100 Ga. Highway 5 in Douglasville.

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.

Lithia Springs Choir, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church wins Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

Lithia Springs Choir, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church wins Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

ATLANTA -- Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” tour returned to Atlanta for the 5th year, Monday, September 10 at Philips Arena.

"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

Mill Town Music Hall to Host Jeff & Sheri Easter on March 30

Mill Town Music Hall to Host Jeff & Sheri Easter on March 30

Mill Town Music Hall to Host Jeff & Sheri Easter on March 30  

BREMEN, Ga. (March 6, 2012) – Mill Town Music Hall welcomes Southern Gospel royalty – Jeff & Sheri Easter – on Friday, March 30. The concert begins at 7 p.m., with The Blue Ridge Quartet performing as the opening act. Located in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue), the venue focuses on wholesome family music and events.

The Easter’s are a well-known Southern Gospel duo have been regulars on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series for nearly 20 years and have won numerous awards, including five Dove Awards, and have received two Grammy Award nominations. In addition, Sheri Easter has been named the Singing News Magazine’s Female Vocalist of the year four times.
 
Based in North Carolina, The Blue Ridge Quartet is a southern gospel and country group that has played for record breaking crowds at state and county fairs.
 

Beat Black Friday boredom with 'Deathly Hallows' screening at Best Buy

Beat Black Friday boredom with 'Deathly Hallows' screening at Best Buy

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to stand in line for Black Friday deals at Best Buy, you may get a chance to enjoy a free screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Four Atlanta-area Best Buy stores will show the film at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, giving customers the chance to relax before the Black Friday shopping begins at midnight.

Get there at 8 p.m. to take advantage of refreshments and giveaways. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3D will be available for sale at Best Buy stores.

Participating locations include:

Alpharetta
* 975 North Point Drive

Bogart
* 3898 Atlanta Highway

Douglasville
* 6875 Douglas Boulevard

Dunwoody
* 1201 Hammond Drive