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"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?"

Beyoncé coming to Gwinnett Center

Beyoncé coming to Gwinnett Center

DULUTH, Ga. -- Fresh off her explosive performance at Super Bowl XLVII, Beyoncé is about to embark on a world tour with a stop in metro Atlanta.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will come to the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Friday, July 12.

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Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour begins Apr. 15 in Belgrade, Serbi and will travel throughout Europe before coming back to the U.S. with a show in Los Angeles on June 28.

Learn more and buy tickets for Beyoncé's concert at ticketmaster.com.

Eric Clapton tickets go on sale Nov. 30

Eric Clapton tickets go on sale Nov. 30

DULUTH, Ga. -- Legendary musician Eric Clapton will perform at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in 2013, the venue announced Tuesday.

Clapton and special guest The Wallflowers will stop at the Duluth arena on Wednesday, Mar. 27. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. They can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

A native of Surrey, U.K., Clapton is the only musician to be inducted three times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- once as a solo artist and once each as a member of Cream and The Yardbirds. His biggest hits include "Wonderful Tonight," "Tears in Heaven," "Cocaine" and a cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff."

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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Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Kid-centric event to include entertainment, vendors in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

DULUTH, Ga. -- The founders of the popular Atlanta’s Chef Expo and Atlanta Street Food Festival are excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Dynamic Kids Expo taking place on Saturday, October 13, at the Gwinnett Convention Center from noon to 6 p.m. Primed to become the premier children’s expo, showcasing the region’s most popular talent and vendors, the Dynamic Kids Expo will delight and entertain children and adults alike throughout the all-day festivities. Proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in support of its patients.

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.

JapanFest announces headliner! This weekend: September 15-16

JapanFest announces headliner! This weekend: September 15-16

DULUTH, Ga. -- JapanFest Weekend will be held on September 15-16, 2012, from 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday) and 10am to 5pm (Sunday) at the Convention Center at Gwinnett Center (located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). They have introduced their headlining act, Yoshi Amao from New York City who will be performing authentic Japanese Samurai sword fighting. He will be performing on Saturday at 12:30 and 4:00 and on Sunday at 12:30 and 3:30 (Click here for a complete event schedule).