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LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Southern Soul Food Spots

DINNERS ON A DIME: Southern Soul Food Spots

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local soul food. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Local political hub and famous soul food restaurant, Paschal’s Restaurant, tops our list. Come to this restaurant on Sunday afternoon and you can hob-nob and stand shoulder to shoulder with Atlanta’s political elite. The restaurant is known for their “Southern Fried Chicken” served with their famous home-style sides, which include black-eyed peas, fried okra and collard greens. They also offer classic southern cuisine like Shrimp and Grits and Fried Catfish. The restaurant is located at 180-B Northside Drive in Atlanta.

Busy Bee Café offers daily specials; from their Monday Meatloaf to their Baked Tilapia on Fridays, they’ve got it all.

DINNERS ON A DIME: CupcakeMania

DINNERS ON A DIME: CupcakeMania

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local cupcake bakeries. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Described as one of the premier cupcakery in Atlanta, CamiCakes “specializes in gourmet cupcakes for Atlantan’s to enjoy for every occasion. The bakery offers an array of cupcakes like the Lemon Drop, Sweet Potato, Strawberries and Cream and the CinnaSwirl. The shop isn’t open on Sunday’s and sometimes they offer half-price cupcakes on Saturday, in order to sellout. All cupcakes are baked fresh, daily. And this shop has locations in Jacksonville and Tinseltown, Florida. CamiCakes is located at 2221 Peachtree Road in Atlanta.

Tucked away in Milton, Jilly’s Cupcakery is a family owned cupcake bakery which offers cupcakes for every occasion.

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- Happy Friday! Celebrate the start of the weekend with a half-price however-you-want-it Frappuccino from Starbucks.

On May 6, participating Starbucks stores will hold the first Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All flavors and sizes of the popular blended coffee drink are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks is also bringing back two coconut drinks for summer.

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a signature flavor in the chain's Hawaii stores.