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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- A bestselling author will visit three locations in metro Atlanta this week.

Cassandra King's novels include Making Waves, The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Her latest book, Moonrise, is based on Daphne du Maurier's popular Rebecca.

King will be at the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 9560 Spruill Road in Johns Creek.

On Friday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., King will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock. She will also be at the Perimeter Center Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Book Atlanta provided this synopsis of Moonrise:

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

RELATED | See last year's Suzi nominees
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The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Ryan Seacrest talks about MSQ, his Dunwoody HS days

Ryan Seacrest talks about MSQ, his Dunwoody HS days

(WXIA) -- His is one of the most recognizable faces in television, but metro Atlanta's own Ryan Seacrest comes from a humble background.

The "Million Second Quiz" and "American Idol" host told 11Alive's Karyn Greer that he has always wanted to pursue an entertainment career.

"I wasn't built for football. I was built for this," Seacrest joked from the New York City set of "The Million Second Quiz."

He described the new NBC game show as "a circus" and said he's having a great time hosting it.

RELATED | Local MSQ contestant doesn't make finals

Seacrest grew up in Dunwoody and graduated from Dunwoody High School.

MJCCA announces book festival lineup

MJCCA announces book festival lineup

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- More than 40 authors, including some big literary names, are scheduled to attend this year's Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

The festival will be held Nov. 2-17 at the MJCCA in Dunwoody.

Attendees include Pulitzer Prize winner A. Scott Berg, popular "beach read" writer Elin Hilderbrand and Atlanta's own Pat Conroy, whose talk with Atlanta magazine columnist Theresa Weaver will close the festival.

Learn more about this year's festival and buy tickets for scheduled events at atlantajcc.org.

Justin Bieber's vocal coach promoting Dunwoody teen singer

Justin Bieber's vocal coach promoting Dunwoody teen singer

ATLANTA -- Dunwoody teen Caitlin Gutierrez admits she was a nervous wreck when she first stepped into the recording booth at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta.

"I was like, 'Oh, my gosh. I'm standing in the same place that Justin Bieber was standing in.' I'm a major fan," Caitlin told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie.

Jan Smith has shaped the voices of Justin Bieber, Usher and Rob Thomas, who all refer to her as Mama Jan.

Interim CEO addresses county employees

Interim CEO addresses county employees

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May held his first employee meeting Tuesday.

RELATED | DeKalb interim CEO begins his tenure

May addressed about 400 people, sharing his vision for DeKalb's future and his plans for the 2014 budget. He also took questions from the audience.

Those who want to watch the meeting can tune in to DCTV Channel 23 on Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m., Friday at noon and 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.