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International bestselling author coming to Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

International bestselling author coming to Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny will visit Woodstock on September 5th at 7pm for her only stop in the entire Southeast.  Penny will discuss and sign The Beautiful Mystery, her eigth and most recent novel, at FoxTale Book Shoppe located in Downtown Woodstock.  FoxTale has become a highly sought after venue in the southeast for authors from a variety of genres.  Visiting celebrities have included:  Dorothea Benton Frank, Rick Bragg, Mary Kay Andrews, and Dog the Bounty Hunter, to name a few.  FoxTale, currently in its sixth year of business, is located adjacent to Woodstock City Park; the indie bookstore is co-owned by Karen Schwettman, Jackie Tanase, and Ellen Ward.

Iris and Roy Johansen coming to Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

Iris and Roy Johansen coming to Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Ever since FoxTale Book Shoppe opened in Woodstock, customers have been asking for an Iris Johansen book signing event.  Woodstock’s wait is finally over.  New York Times Bestselling authors Iris and Roy Johansen will be coming to FoxTale to celebrate the release of their newest thriller, Close Your Eyes, this Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm.  FoxTale Book Shoppe is known among authors, publishers, and customers for throwing a fun and great event and this one promises to be another terrific event with the signing, Q&A and light refreshments.

"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

Benefit Performance Raises $8000 for Compassion Programs

Benefit Performance Raises $8000 for Compassion Programs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Unmasked: The Phantom of the Flopera, an original musical parody produced by The Spirit of Broadway, was a smashing success.  The congregation at First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta hosted Unmasked on Saturday, June 9th to benefit the church’s Compassion Programs, including its Food Bank, Weekly Hot Meal for the Homeless and Needy, the Clothing Closet and other outreach initiatives.  The benefit, now in its third year, raised a record breaking $8000 which is more than a 30% increase over prior years.  Unmasked was so well-received that The Spirit of Broadway is currently in negotiations with two Atlanta area theatres to produce a finalized version of the show this fall or winter, including an original parody score.

'B at the Movies' this summer

'B at the Movies' this summer

ATLANTA -- Looking for some free family fun this summer?

ALDI and radio station B98.5 will present the "B at the Movies" outdoor movie series at several locations throughout metro Atlanta all summer long.

Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to the participating parks and watch the family-friendly movies on giant inflatable screens. Movies begin at dusk, but come out early for activities and giveaways.

The 2012 B at the Movies schedule includes:

Saturday, May 12
We Bought a Zoo
Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers

Saturday, May 26
We Bought a Zoo
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

Saturday, June 2
Puss in Boots
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville