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Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.

'Flight of the Butterflies' soars at Fernbank

'Flight of the Butterflies' soars at Fernbank

ATLANTA -- A breathtaking new IMAX film will take off at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in January.

Flight of the Butterflies will begin its Fernbank run on Friday, Jan. 4.

The movie chronicles the life and work of Dr. Fred Urquhart, who dedicated his career to tracing the extraordinary migratory path of the monarch butterfly.

"It's remarkable how such a small insect can migrate up to 3,000 miles to a place it has never seen. Just as amazing is Dr. Urquhart's lifelong work to shed light on a scientific mystery by discovering the over-wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly," Fernbank biologist Becky Facer said in a statement.

Flight of the Butterflies shows the evolution of a monarch, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly, through MRI and micro CT scans.

The film travels to monarch sanctuaries in Mexico for stunning IMAX-worthy footage of hundreds of millions of butterflies.

Atlanta Boy Choir to perform at monastery

Atlanta Boy Choir to perform at monastery

CONYERS, Ga. -- The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers will once again host the Atlanta Boy Choir for a Christmas concert this December.

The world famous choir, under the direction of Maestro Fletcher Wolfe, and its small chamber orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the monastery's Abbey Church.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at trappist.net. The show always sells out in advance.

Learn more about the Druid Hills-based Atlanta Boy Choir at atlantaboychoir.org.

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is located at 2625 Highway 212 SW.

Fernbank to ring in holidays with Caroling & Cookies Weekend

Fernbank to ring in holidays with Caroling & Cookies Weekend

ATLANTA -- Fernbank Museum of Natural History has planned a holiday extravaganza to get patrons in the Christmas spirit.

In addition to covering its building in decorations that represent cultures across the world, the DeKalb County children's museum will host a Caroling & Cookies Weekend event.

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The fun begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 with plenty of family-friendly activities like ornament making, snowflake rubbings, train rides and a cookie sale.

Entertainment includes performances from the Buckhead Girls Choir at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a holiday medley from the Georgia Boy Choir at 11:30 a.m., Nutcracker-inspired pieces from the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education at 1 p.m., and music from the Pope High School Chamber Music Society at 2 p.m.

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

Best Halloween Weekend Bet For Families

1. Green Halloween: Halloween Costume Swap at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center.

As part of a Green Halloween, GEHC will be hosting a costume donation and swap. During the month of October, drop off old costumes, masks, and accessories in the GEHC lobby. The costume swap event will kick off on October 13th, from 1-4pm, and continue each Saturday, from 10am-4pm, until Halloween. Come donate, swap, or grab a new-to-you costume for your green ghouls!*Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.www.greenhalloween.org


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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.

"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