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"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