"They lost their wings to . . . Paula Deen!" The climactic scene in "Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens" featured singers (l-r) John Elliott Yates, Christine Lyons (as the triumphant Paula Deen) and Sondra Collins. This was the winning opera in the recent 24-Hour Opera Project.

Krispy Kremes, Paula Deen and a Major Award

4:15 pm Dec. 1, 2015

By Jill Vejnoska

It’s hard to imagine anything can top the high of writing an opera about Paula Deen and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but Vynnie Meli has managed to pull it off.

The Atlanta playwright has won

Sneak Peek Elf the Musical

12:12 pm Nov. 23, 2015

You probably know the delightful 2003 movie, “Elf,” the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.

Raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves, Buddy is a regular-sized man who is unaware that he is actually human. He journeys to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York

Paula Deen is happy to be talking and not dancin'

Meet Paula Deen in the (lightened up) flesh!

12:15 pm Nov. 9, 2015

File this one under there’s no free (and lightened up) lunch.

Now that she’s

Her only metro Atlanta appearance is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnes and Noble at Mansell Crossing in Alpharetta.

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When they bought their townhome, Jeffrey Chandler and Pedro Ayestaran Diaz changed the flooring in the upstairs bonus room from carpet to wood. The wood floors helped transform the space into a spacious and chic sitting area. Text by Lori Johnston and Keith Still/Fast Copy News Service.

(Christopher Oquendo Photography/www.ophotography.com)

Private Quarters: Eclectic feel in Vinings townhome

1:00 am Oct. 29, 2015

“I like those pieces that make you think, ‘Wow,’” said Ayestaran Diaz, who worked with antiques in Venezuela before moving to the U.S. “It’s good to have that eclectic look.”

Text by Lori Johnston and Keith