Atlanta people and places

Casting call: “Pitch Perfect 3” will turn Atlanta into France and New York

7:27 am Feb. 8, 2017

A “Pitch Perfect 3” casting call seeks to fill lots of background roles, and the details indicate scenes will portray France and New York.

On Feb. 14 and 15, the project is looking for “those to help make ATL look like France; We will be shooting a beautiful flower market we are creating.”

Men and women 18 and older of all ethnicities are welcome. It’s a two-day scene so when you reply indicate “ONE

The Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, where afternoon tea, cocktails and a bar menu are currently served, will close next month as the hotel renovates in preparation for a new dining concept. Photo: Jennifer Brett

A new dining concept coming soon to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

7:34 am Jan. 26, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead plans to debut a new dining concept this summer.

Trade Root, a Mediterranean inspired restaurant and bar, will replace the current restaurant, The Café, and adjacent Lobby Lounge. Its menu will feature dishes with a Mediterranean heritage “plated with a distinctly Southern flavor.”

The new dining destination has been designed by Wimberley Interiors.

“We are excited to bring a new dining experience to Buckhead,” General Manager Erwin Schinnerl said in a statement.


Atlanta restaurant ruffles feathers with plans to host Packers rally

4:20 am Jan. 18, 2017

Some Atlanta Falcons fans are squawking after Park Tavern announced plans to host a Green Bay Packers fan rally the day before the Falcons play the Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome.

The NFC winner will play the winner of the AFC (New England or Pittsburgh) in the 51st Super Bowl.

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Donald Glover thanks Atlanta after “Atlanta” wins Golden Globe

9:27 pm Jan. 8, 2017

The Golden Globe goes to “Atlanta.”

And the thanks goes to Atlanta.

The FX series’ creator and star Donald Glover gave a shout-out to the ATL upon accepting the award for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical. He later picked up his own trophy for Best Actor In A Comedy Series.

“I really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta, just for being alive, just for being amazing people,” he said.


WATCH: Atlanta yoga studio holding class right now on Facebook Live due to snow

9:38 am Jan. 7, 2017

Icy roads won’t keep Westside Yoga practitioners from their Saturday morning class. Founder Amber Barry decided to lead the session via Facebook Live.

“No matter what happens on Saturday morning,” she says, “we have got you covered for your New Years’ resolution.”

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