WOOF-WORTHY PORTRAITS

Sandy Springs company turns pooch photos into fine art.

Artist Aziz Kadmiri works on a pet painting in the company’s Woodstock studio.

Artist Aziz Kadmiri works on a pet painting in the company’s Woodstock studio.

Sandy Springs resident David Lefkovits is an entrepreneur who doesn’t own a dog. But he knows a business opportunity when he sees one. That instinct sparked the creation of his […]

TRUE CRIME TO RAW FICTION

Brookhaven author’s harrowing experience shapes the story of her first book.

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Write what you know.” That’s the age-old wisdom often offered to aspiring authors who are grappling with a way to find authenticity in their work. In the case of Liz Lazarus, writing what she knew meant reliving a pivotal moment in her life that took place more than 25 years ago. […]

DISCOVERING THE ARTISTS OF TOMORROW

Annual show features works of up-and-coming creators.

Recognized as one of the region’s emerging artists, Rachel K. Garceau will showcase several of her porcelain works at the Swan Coach House event.

Recognized as one of the region’s emerging artists, Rachel K. Garceau will showcase several of her porcelain works at the Swan Coach House event.

Imagine buying a cool cubist abstract by Picasso before anyone […]

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

Buckhead’s Tomer Zvulun ditched his career plans to focus on his passion.

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He envisioned becoming a doctor, yet the minute he saw the inner workings of an opera house when he was almost 20, he knew his plans were about to change.

Buckhead resident Tomer Zvulun, the general and artistic director of The Atlanta Opera, has worked all around the world directing, but he feels most at […]

LIFE AFTER DEATH

New memoir inspires spouses to move beyond grief.

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After 16 years of marriage, Myra McElhaney was looking forward to a long retirement with her husband, Phil. The couple, just nearing their 50s, was making plans to travel, pursue passions and fill their newfound free time with adventures.

Those plans imploded in 2009 when McElhaney’s spouse was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died within 18 months. […]

INDIE FILM CHAMPION

George Lefont has paved the way for critically acclaimed movies for four decades.

George LeFont celebrates his 40th year in the theater business this year.

George LeFont celebrates his 40th year in the theater business this year.

At 77, Buckhead resident George Lefont has done what he loves for a long time—and is not slowing down a bit. The Lefont Sandy Springs movie theater, which […]

MURDER! MAYHEM! MYSTERY!

Sisters in Crime are on the case

Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime Atlanta chapter whose members are working on their own stories as well as reading some of the newest books in the genre. Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime […]

A NEW MORNING VOICE

Buckhead and “The Bert Show” welcome comedian Brian Moote.

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Now that being an on-air radio personality is his profession, Brian Moote can look back and chuckle somewhat. It’s certainly nothing he ever grew up aiming for.

In early January, Moote joined Q100’s very popular “The Bert Show,” syndicated in 17 markets across the country, as part of a morning trio that includes host Bert Weiss and co-host Kristin […]

OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Book highlights survival stories and ways to get involved.

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Jennifer Bradley Franklin

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Mary Frances Bowley

Stories about human trafficking may lead listeners to shrug their shoulders. After all, what can one person do to address an issue that involves unknown numbers of victims and perpetrators […]

MOXIE, MOVIES AND MORE

Buckhead actor Brian Kurlander delves into writing.

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Brian Kurlander is one of the busiest artists in Atlanta these days, yet he didn’t grow up yearning for a life as a performer. It came about almost on a whim. A wrestler at James Madison University, he was walking through a campus building one evening where auditions for the play “Personals” were taking place. A colleague […]