June 27, 2011 Featured

My mother called me a bird. Last December, 18 days after I graduated college, I flew south for winter to sweaty Santiago, Chile, where the seasons are reversed and summer was just beginning. But warm weather wasn’t the purpose of my journey. It’s winter now (in late June) and thankfully my intentions and ideas have… Read more »

Southerners are proud of their roots spanning back through eons. For Alan Stout, a native Southern gentleman, he’s translated his love of history into collecting and selling fossils. In Stout’s personal collection he also has multiple skulls belonging to Sabre tooth cats (though these are not for sale). Stout is most well-known for triceratops horns…. Read more »

June 24, 2011 Music Variety

Y’all may have heard this one before, especially if you like to shag. If not, meet “Carolina Girls” by General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board. Norman Johnson (a Southerner born in Virginia who died last year in Atlanta) teamed up in 1978, with Danny Woods and Ken Knox under the name General Johnson… Read more »

From their album “Eat A Peach” the Allman Brothers most recognizable song is arguably “Melissa”. Who was Melissa you may ask? Gregg Allman gave the history of this song’s origin to the San Luis Obispo Tribune on Nov. 30, 2006: “I wrote that song in 1967 in a place called the Evergreen Hotel in Pensacola,… Read more »

Now let, say it once all together y’all… “Awww! How cute!” Meet 1/2 Pint the Pup. At only two months old, he was hand picked to be our first Pretty Southern Puppy! Every Friday, we’ll be featuring a puppy available for adoption at the Atlanta Humane Society. We’re so excited to be working with our… Read more »

June 23, 2011 Music Variety

The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is bringing Motown hits this Fourth of July weekend. At this marvelous Marietta, Ga., theatre y’all will be treated to hits by Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and a host of Motown greats. “Our focus for Independence Day weekend this year is to celebrate… Read more »