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Pride: Deborah Cox comes full circle

Deborah Cox headlines this year's Atlanta Pride festival

Deborah Cox is home, but only for the moment. She’s just returned from a trip to Toronto, promoting her work on the judging panel of “Cover Me Canada,” a talent competition in the “Idol” mode. She’ll have a few days of rest before hitting the road again for a series of performances, culminating in her headlining appearance on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Atlanta Pride.

Then there are the workshops for her starring role in “Josephine,” a new musical based on the life of jazz-age icon Josephine Baker. The production marks her first onstage role since her Broadway debut in “Aida” seven years ago. She’s also the mother of three children, all under the age of 10.

In short, talking to Deborah Cox will make you feel lazy. But she’s never been one to sit around and wait for opportunities.