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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.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Local independent film project announces casting call for principal roles

Local independent film project announces casting call for principal roles

Online Submissions Accepted by July 20, In-Person Auditions to be Held July 21 in Kennesaw

Rising Faith Productions in partnership with St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church is pleased to announce its first casting call for the major motion film project “Five Blocks Away.” On Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. open call auditions will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (St. Catherine’s) located at 1618 Ben King Road, in Kennesaw. This announcement was made by Kevis Antonio, parishioner of St. Catherine’s and the project’s writer, director and producer.

"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

NY Times Best Selling Author Adriana Trigiani Coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe

From The Today Show to CBS This Morning to Woodstock’s very own FoxTale Book Shoppe, best-selling author Adriana Trigiani is quite busy with the release of her latest novel today called The Shoemaker’s Wife.  FoxTale is excited to welcome Adriana Trigiani on Tuesday, April 17th for an exclusive Georgia event.  Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker and, most importantly, author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time and Rococo.   Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has recently written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap.