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‘Real Housewife’ Zolciak releases snippet of new single

Atlanta's own Kim Zolciak of Bravo's “Real Housewives” fame has released a clip from her second single “Google Me” and it's no “Tardy for the Party.”

Maybe it'll grow on me. After all, “Tardy” was built with a major storyline during the popular television series that made Zolciak a star in the first place. Listening to her monotonous drone in the studio made “Tardy” an instant classic, almost regardless of the outcome, and maybe seeing a piece of that with “Google Me” will do the same.

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Happy holidays

The staff from GA Voice wishes you a happy holiday season ...
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Atlanta Dream fall to Seattle Storm

It was a disappointing end to a great season for the Atlanta Dream after claiming their first-ever Eastern Conference Championship.

The Dream lost game three of the best-of-five series in Atlanta last night after starting the first two games in Seattle. The Seattle Storm completed the series sweep and claimed their second championship by winning game three 87 - 84.

In the end, the Storm’s Lauren Jackson, named the Finals MVP, was too much for the Dream to handle. Jackson, Seattle’s center, put up impressive numbers in points, rebounds and blocks throughout the series. Seattle maintained a perfect record throughout the 2010 playoffs.

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Diana DeGarmo does Dolly in ‘9 to 5’

American Idol alum Diana DeGarmo

“American Idol” veteran and local girl Diana DeGarmo grew up idolizing Dolly Parton, so it’s somewhat fitting that she’s now taking on the role the singer played in the film “9 to 5” in the touring version of the new musical.

With music and lyrics written by Parton, “9 to 5: The Musical” debuted on Broadway last year. DeGarmo saw that version, liked it and was naturally receptive to doing the tour. She’d seen the movie with Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin several times, even though it was released before she was even born.

According to DeGarmo, there are subtle differences in the musical but for the most part the plot is the same — a trio of secretaries bond and decide to get even with their boss. In doing so, they practically take over their company. Parton has written new songs for the musical, but not surprisingly the show opens with her popular, titular song.

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Radio show brings black gay issues to forefront

Better Days radio show

It’s a sweltering recent Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, and looking at the sweat-stained radio hosts Sir Daniel (Adrian Daniel) and Drama Dupree (Brian Taylor) as they prepare for the 51st episode of Better Days Radio, it’s apparent that everyone is feeling the heat.

The small studio they occupy is cooled by a single fan and it’s taking a while to set up the equipment and the circulation. Despite the scorching weather, Daniel and Taylor are jovial, making small talk about the day’s episode and joking with their engineer about men and sex.

As the show’s disco-inspired intro finally kicks in and the countdown to air begins they instantly transform into an explosive radio duo.

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[Video] Savannah Pride’s Queer Power March

Hundreds of LGBT persons and their allies gathered in downtown Savannah last weekend for the city’s Pride festival.

The Queer Power March was organized by Jesse Morgan and Laura Cahill and was the first LGBT march in Savannah's history. The march was held Friday, Sept. 10, and Pride was held on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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Celebrating a Republican ally

LGBT reception tonight honors state Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta), the most gay-friendly lawmaker in the General Assembly

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Musician marks anniversary of Eagle raid

Local musician Brian Snead put together a fantastic video collage set to an original song called ‘The Gayborhood’ to mark the one year anniversary of the Atlanta Police Department’s raid on the Atlanta Eagle.