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Broadway in Atlanta offers rush, discount ticket prices for students for 'Mamma Mia!'

Broadway in Atlanta offers rush, discount ticket prices for students for 'Mamma Mia!'

ATLANTA -- For local students looking for a magical night at the theatre, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 student rush ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of Mamma Mia!, playing at The Fox Theatre September 23-28.

Students simply need to bring valid student identification with them to the Fox Theatre box office any time prior to the performance time. The student rush ticket price will be available for all performances with a two-ticket limit per student ID. Student rush tickets will apply to any open seat in the house.

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Gunmen try to rob two women on Tech campus


ATLANTA -- For the third time in a month gunmen tried to rob somebody on the Georgia Tech campus. Georgia Tech Police said the suspects in the latest crime got scared off and fled before carrying out the robbery.

According to a police incident report the attempted robbery happened on the boundary of the campus at around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Two women, aged 23 and 21, who were not students, were walking east on 10th Street. As they approached the intersection at Center Street, a car pulled in front of them and stopped. The report said two men with guns got out of the car and pointed the guns at the women.

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Fulton County has added an additional public meeting in conjunction with Johns Creek to allow more public input into the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Shakerag Fire Station located at 10925 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek.

'The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales' returns to Atlanta

'The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales' returns to Atlanta

ATLANTA -– Expert Chinese artists weave together five traditional and not-so-traditional stories of ancient China in The Old Man and the Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales by Dragon Arts Studio.

For two weeks only, Sept. 24 through Oct. 5, Center for Puppetry Arts will present fables of compassion, consideration and cunning, along with the greatest ping pong match of all time.  As part of their final tour before retiring, this performance is Atlanta’s last chance to experience the distinguished puppetry skills of the renowned Dragon Arts Studio artists Yuqin Wang and Zhengli Xu.

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Seniors have the power to stop a fire before it starts

Seniors have the power to stop a fire before it starts

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each year, approximately 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die as a result of a home fire. During National Preparedness Month, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department (FCFRD) reminds senior residents they have the power to stop a fire before it starts.

About 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and about 17,500 are injured. According the United State Fire Administration, compared to the rest of the U. S. population, people between 65 and 74 are nearly twice as likely to die in a fire.

The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department believes the best fire prevention is fire education and encourages seniors to learn how to protect themselves and their property from a house fire.

With a few simple steps, older people can dramatically reduce their risk of death and injury from fire.

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Neighbors concerned about future of Music Midtown


ATLANTA, Ga. -- As soon as the crowd at Music Midtown dispersed late Saturday night the tear down crews got to work.

Pretty much everyone agrees, this year's Music Midtown was a success. But the most vocal critics of the concert, who live in the neighborhood surrounding Piedmont Park, argue the city and the concert promoters are taking a huge risk every year.

"It's too big for the area, the park or the streets. So if something were to happen you wouldn't be able to address it," said Kathleen Dumitrescu with the Midtown Neighbors Association.

"Most people want to have stuff going on in their neighborhood. However, a festival that big, that's fenced in is a gamble."

A gamble that paid off this year, but we only need to rewind to last year to understand what Dumitrescu is talking about.

Music Midtown is a mixed bag for local residents


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- With countless festivals year round, the neighborhoods surrounding Piedmont Park are accustomed to re-routed traffic and big crowds.

"It's just something you have to deal with," said area resident Luke Olliff.

He said he is delighted to be a short walk from this year's Music Midtown festival.

"It's just something that comes with the territory," he said.