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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

Michelle Taylor Willis | michelle.willis@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

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Curating Creativity

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Jamie Lober, Nailah Heard CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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HEY Y’ALL! February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in beautiful #SoFu. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Atlanta arts scene or handmade goods from local artisans, our city is bursting with creative culture. Some of our favorite arts-related things to experience in the area include Serenbe Playhouse, the Horizon Theater and South Fulton’s own Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater.   We especially love Valentine’s treats from Adonai Cookie Shoppe in Fairburn. With

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our own bustling creative scene—from artists to musicians and actresses like Nicky

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Buggs and Terry Burrell—we hope you find inspiration in these pages and appreci-

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ate the unique perspective here in South Fulton. Consider this issue your guide to all things creative and hit the town to unleash your own creativity! You never know—we may see you around!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURES 14 Bleu De Nuit Spelman Reception at Art Basel in Miami

22 Nicky Buggs In the Director's Chair

26 Artist Okeeba Jubalo Rejuvenating the Black Art Scene in Atlanta

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34 Michelle's Picks! Back by Popular Demand!

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

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Back Stage

26 Artist’s Palette 28 Local’s Choice 31

Realty Report

32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES 1.

ESAC Chapter of J&J Presents Tutus & Tuxedos Childrens' Ball The signature event of the East Suburban Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was a fun night for the whole family and especially children within the metro-Atlanta community. Children and pre-teens wore their favorite tutus and cool tuxedos. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefitted the Jack and Jill Foundation and selected local charities. PHOTOGRAPHY BY IROC PHOTOGRAPHY

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1. Event Co-Chair Colenda Arvelo-Jefferson and her family | 2. The Rap Game Star King Roscoe | 3. Event Co-Chair Angela White Chapman and her son | 4. The Rac Pac dance group | 5. ESAC Chapter J&J Moms Thandie Pinkston (seated, center) is the Chapter President | 6. Atlanta Chapter J&J Moms 8

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South Fulton Lifestyle Holiday Party SFL magazine along with the South Fulton Chamber and the Bailey Foundation presented a Holiday Party that benefitted the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Special guests included former Denver Bronco UGA's Champ Bailey and American Idol contestant Victoria McQueen. Entertainment was provided by BlackOut Experience and Infiniti of South Atlanta provided cars. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NAILAH HEARD

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AROUND TOWN

COLLEGE PARK MAYOR’S BALL

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Hosted by the Honorable Jack P. Longino, Mayor

to the Teachers, Principals and School/Support

of the City of College Park, the ball was held at the

Professionals of the Year and partnerships that

Georgia International Convention Center. A sellout

have contributed to student achievement. Banneker

crowd of over 400 raised over $60,000 to sup-

High School’s Dr. Duke Bradley, III, featured previ-

port the Mayor’s Second Hope Scholarship Fund

ously in SFL was awarded the Overall Principal of

providing scholarships to graduating high school

the Year, and Palmetto Elementary teacher Kiana

seniors in College Park.

Pinckney was named Fulton County Schools 2018

The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring photos showcasing the “The Changing Times.” Guests were treated to the sounds of Motown with the Ray Howard Band and perfor-

Overall Teacher of the Year!

DUNKIN’ WITH DADS AT CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY

mances by College Park locals Jesse James (“I Can

Campbell Elementary School held its Annual

Do Bad By Myself”) and Harvey Scales, songwriter

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Airport, Atlanta Hawks, and Prime Engineering.

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The ball committee included Crystal Black Mills, Rochelle B. Dennis, Mercedes Miller, Wanda Anderson, Erica Jones, Rasslyn Willis, Kassim Ladipo, Tawanay Bryant, and Ebony Taylor. A full sponsor list and additional event photos can be found at CPMayorsBall.com. 

support their student’s success.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Free Days provide free access to resources and experiences that promote learning through play. The free events aim to reach over 7,200 children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to visit. The first one takes place Wednesday, February 13. “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning,” said Jane Turner, executive director, CMA. “Through the generosity of our presenting sponsors PNC Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation as well as our supporting sponsor CareSource, we’ll be closer to fulfilling the Museum’s mission to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning, through the power of play.” Family Free Days include three two-and-a-half hour daily sessions to maximize attendance, visitor experience and impact; extended afterschool and

Palmetto Elementary Principal Jaqueline Bowens and Teacher of the Year Kiana Pinckney.

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after-work hours; and themed content, such as literacy, STEM, healthy living and social and emotional skills, presented in a festival-like atmosphere. “By making quality early learning programs accessible to all families, regardless of income, the

The Legacy of Excellence is a spectacular cele-

museum is extending the tremendous benefits of

bration honoring top teachers and education pro-

learning through play to our entire community,”

fessionals. More than 1,200 community members

said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president for

gathered at the Georgia World Congress Center to

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

Bleu De Nuit: Spelman Reception at Art Basel in Miami

ARTICLE LINDSAY HOPKINS

ON DECEMBER 6, 2018, SPELMAN COLLEGE AND ITS ALUMNAE HOSTED BLEU

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CONVENTION CENTER IN CONJUNCTION WITH ART BASEL. The reception celebrated the College’s contribution to the arts and Spelman artists participating in Art Basel, including Myra Greene, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture and Director of the Photography Program at Spelman, and Lauren N’Namdi, C’2000, Co-Owner of N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art and Jazzonia Arts.

Bleu De Nuit included a short program with alumnae engaged in the arts and featured a special guest, Anne Smith Collins, C’96, Curator of Collections at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Smith Collins Host Committee: Christie Grays, C’96; Betty Davis, C’96; Erica N. Wright, C’94; Me; Lauren N’Namdi, C’2000; and Dorothy Jenkins Fields, C’64 (not pictured)

received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from Spelman College and a Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. The reception also featured artwork from the private collection of Zoma Wallace, C’2004, Curator for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Wallace received her Bachelor of Arts in Art from Spelman College and Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Howard University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Art Theory and Philosophy from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. “The Art Department, Curatorial Studies program and the Museum of Fine Art are some of Spelman College’s best-kept secrets. Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 was the perfect place and time to let everyone else in on those secrets,” said Lindsay Hopkins, C’2003, a member of Bleu De Nuit’s host committee. The other committee members included Betty Davis, C’96, Christie Grays, C’96, Dorothy Jenkins Fields, C’64, Lauren N’Namdi, C’2000, and Erica N. Wright, C’94.

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N AUDIENCE ITH THE QUEE A CONVERSATION WITH TERRY BURRELL OF THE ALLIANCE THEATER’S “EVER AFTER”

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ARTICLE ERIKKA SEARLES MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY KATHLEEN COVINGTON, A’RIEL TINTER AND PROVIDED

“EVERYONE WANTS TO FALL IN LOVE, AND THIS IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL LOVE STORY… WITH A TWIST,” SAID TERRY BURRELL, WHO CHATTED WITH SFL ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF “EVER AFTER,” A MUSICAL ADAPTED FROM THE FILM STARRING DREW BARRYMORE AS CINDERELLA. The difference is that Cinderella is an activist of sorts. Even the “Prince Charming” character is a bit self-aware, able to examine himself and his privilege as part of his journey. Burrell ought to know—she plays his mother, Queen Marie, who she describes as a peacemaker.  “She’s a tolerant traditionalist who’s aware that there is change in the air, that the gap between the classes is closing,” explained Burrell. The Prince rejects an old-school arranged marriage to the Princess of Spain to go his own route and make a love match. Now all Queen Marie has to do is convince the King to go along. CONTINUED >

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AN AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEEN

(CON TI N UED)

Terry Burrell is a force in her own right, having starred in many productions on Broadway from “Into the Woods” to “Dreamgirls,” as well as the recent “Black Nativity” in Atlanta. When asked about the arts scene here in Atlanta, she raved, “It’s tremendous! There is such diversity in theater here and people will spend money if they see themselves.” She credits the leadership of Susan Booth at the Alliance Theater, stressing her unbelievable commitment.  “The sheer variety of parts is amazing in this city, and the opportunities are endless,” said Burrell, noting that she never gets bored or stuck playing the same kind of part. To this point, Burrell has even lent her talents to a puppet show.  “I love the scope of theater here,” she added. I can’t wait to see Terry display her jaw-dropping talent in “Ever After.” Won’t you join me? 

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“I AM AMBITIOUS, DRIVEN, COMPASSIONATE, PASSIONATE, CONSIDERATE, COURAGEOUS, RELIABLE AND SELFLESS.”

ARTICLE JAMIE LOBER

In the Director’s Chair with Nicky Buggs LOCAL SUPERSTAR NICKY SAN GUSTO CRUZ, BETTER KNOWN AS NICKY BUGGS, IS AN ACTOR, DANCER, DIRECTOR, ACTING COACH AND HAS WORN JUST ABOUT EVERY HAT IN THE INDUSTRY. One of the unique ways she stands out is through her work with the youth in helping them to discover their talents. The New York native was trained as a technical dancer in ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical/contemporary and jazz before making her way to television. Her talent dates back to high school, when she played softball, tennis, volleyball, track and swimming. She has it going on and she knows it. “I am ambitious, driven, compassionate, passionate, considerate, courageous, reliable and selfless,” said Buggs.   You may think Buggs was raising her voice and kicking up her heels from an early age, but it took a little extra encouragement to get her started. She struggled with shyness and turned to dance class to help her emerge from her shell.  

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“By my 10th-grade year of high school I somehow landed on stage of a show, and from that point forward my dance propellers began slowly taking flight,” explained Buggs. While it would be easy to get caught up in the limelight, Buggs wants to give back and work with youth.   “They are so fun, and kids are amongst the most charming and interesting groups to work with,” shared Buggs, adding that she enjoys the opportunity to get to know them and help them shine.   “Each one is unique and therefore brings their own life anticipations, wishes and experiences to the room, and their wide-eyed acknowledgement that everything and anything is possible,” said Buggs, noting that she likes how the kids do not see boundaries to what a character or scene can accomplish.   “The individual journey of that student will not be the same for the classmate sitting directly next to them,” said Buggs. The unpredictability of the job is one of the best parts.   “The work can sometimes be challenging or incredibly rewarding, but it is never boring,” shared Buggs. 

CONTINUED >

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NICKY BUGGS

(C ON TI N U ED)

/the teacher “EVERY EXPERIENCE IS A GIFT, SO BE RECEPTIVE, BE QUIET, LISTEN AND APPLY,” SAID BUGGS.

When it comes to accomplishments, her list is long. Buggs named mastering her shyness and eventually stepping onto the public stage; dancing for NFA, NBA and AFL; attending the Super Bowl five times; instructing public school and pushing students, watching them graduate and staying in touch with them; giving back; directing and performing as a few of her biggest honors. “I’ve taught dancers and actors and watched them go on to work on fantastic projects, like dancers for Jay-Z, Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Las Vegas Celebrity Headliners and The Grammys,” said Buggs. It is never too early or too late to get involved with the performing arts, Buggs assured.   “Your teachers want you to succeed so you should take advantage of all of the opportunities presented to you each time,” said Buggs. “Every experience is a gift, so be receptive, be quiet, listen and apply,” said Buggs.  

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To learn more about Buggs, check out her Instagram at Nicknackable or visit her website at SanGustoCruz.wix.com/NickyB.


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ARTIST’S PALETTE

Photo by Nailah Heard

ARTICLE NAILAH HEARD

A RTI S T O K E E BA J U BA LO R E J U V E N AT E S B L AC K A RT S C E N E I N AT L A N TA

COMMUNITY LEADER, ARTIST AND CEO OKEEBA JUBALO IS A VISIONARY PIONEER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND BUSINESS IN ATLANTA. Jubalo has helped push the culture forward and create opportunities for others through his marketing and branding agency, NobleSol Art Group. His agency’s client list includes The Morehouse College National Alumni Association, The Atlanta Dream to the National Black Arts Festival along with many others. He has curated and been featured in a number of fine art exhibitions as well. Jubalo has over 20 years of experience in the art industry, ranging from music and fine art to branding and graphic design. One of his most recent art exhibitions took place in July 2018 at the National Black Arts Festival 30th Anniversary Gala, which included Atlanta notables Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Coca-Cola Foundation President Helen Smith Price and contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey. Jubalo founded NobleSol Art Group in 2002 with the intent to not only build his personal brand, but to direct the branding process of other entrepreneurs. NobleSol Art Group created a voice for entrepreneurs by branding their businesses, which sparked Jubalo to create the national publication, Young Black Entrepreneur Magazine to serve as an educational platform for entrepreneurs.  One of the more recent components Jubalo created under the wing of NobleSol Art Group is the Wolfpack internship group. Wholeheartedly endorsed by eight-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Maynard Eaton, the Wolfpack is designed to help college students develop real Photo by Nailah Heard

world professional skills and build upon career opportunities.

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A SOFU resident, Jubalo is a true trailblazer. His ability, work ethic and selflessness have paved the way for himself and countless others.

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IN ITS 30TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN ATLANTA, THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL WILL PRESENT MORE THAN 230 ARTISANS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AT THE LARGEST JURIED FINE CRAFT SHOW IN THE SOUTHEAST. The 2019 show is at the Cobb Galleria Centre March 15-17. “Our goal at the Council is to bring the best fine craft to Atlanta and to instill in our patrons a personal connection to the artisans who make it,” says Pamela Diamond, ACC’s director of marketing and communications. “The Atlanta show draws many of our audience’s favorite artists who return for multiple years, including South Fulton’s Wycliffe Bennett.” Bennett, like many of his fellow fine craft artisans, spent his professional career in another field. “I was devoted to providing a good life for my family,” Bennett notes, “but I didn’t forget my goal to be an artist and my Caribbean roots. I combined those two things after my career as a certified public accountant, and now I have the freedom to highlight my artistic side.” Bennett joins more than 30 Georgia artists and popular programs in this fun-for-all-ages feature. Let’s

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organizations

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slow-batch beverage, food and skin care companies. Mudfire Studio & Gallery,  Rev Coffee,  Dirty Beauty,  Georgia Association of Woodturners,  Silver River Center for Chair Caning, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance and others will offer demonstrations and tastings. Additional programs include  Hip Pop for emerging artists that allow show patrons to discover and shop new crafts and School-to-Market, which bridges the gap between higher education and the marketplace by providing students a public venue for a curated exhibition of their work.   $12 advance tickets available at CraftCouncil.org/Atlanta.  COBB GALLERIA CENTRE 2 Galleria Parkway, $13; $5 after 5 pm Friday night (onsite only). American Craft Council members: free Annual membership at the Show: $40  28

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REALTY REPORT

REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

SOUTH FULTON

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

$1,400,000

$1,337,500

95.54%

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8

10

Serenbe

$729,900

$715,000

97.96%

340

4

5

Rugby Manor

$675,000

$677,000

100.30%

212

5

5

Serenbe

$659,000

$659,000

100.00%

349

3

4

Champions Park

$649,000

$672,000

103.54%

10

5

5

Champions Park

$525,000

$490,000

93.33%

202

4

7

Serenbe

$499,900

$495,000

99.02%

46

2

2

The Regency

$450,000

$450,000

100.00%

76

6

5

Chattahoochee Hills

$439,000

$425,000

97%

64

4

3

Camp Creek

$437,900

$437,900

100.00%

22

5

5

Guilford Forest

Information compiled from Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 10/15/2018 through 11/14/2018. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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THROUGH FEB 10

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February 21 at 8pm, Friday, February 22 at 8pm, Saturday, February 23 at 2pm*, Saturday, February 23 at 8pm, Sunday, February 24 at 3pm, Sunday, February 24 at 7:30pm, *Saturday's

BROADWAY IN ATLANTA PRESENTS “WAITRESS”

“EVER AFTER” Midtown

with some of the dancers. Tickets

Fox Theater

A musical based on the popular film,

start at just $29.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking

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the Cinderella story. This opens the

ible new hit features original music

newly renovated Coca-Cola stage

and lyrics by six-time Grammy Award

at the Alliance Theater. Directed by

nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave,"

Susan V. Booth.  

"Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (“Les Dangereuse Liasons”, “Waiting for Godot”) and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (“Hair”, “Pippin”,

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Neverland”).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved

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23 9TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS BALL Southwest Atlanta

THROUGH FEB 24 “THREE LITTLE BIRDS”

Atlanta Mardi Gras Ball is a dance party

with

live

entertainment,

food, drinks, and vendors at the Ivy Center. Includes a second line. Bring your own adult beverages. ATLMardiGras.com.

Downtown

film, “Waitress” tells the story of

Family Reggae musical featuring

Jenna—a waitress and expert pie

the timeless music and lyrics of Bob

maker—who dreams of a way out of

Marley, and based on the children’s

her small town and loveless marriage.

book by his daughter. “Three Little Birds” features a boy who wants to

THROUGH FEB 17 YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS High Museum of Art

The first survey exhibition to explore the evolution of the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms. Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian’s modern

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THROUGH FEB 24 ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Fox Theater

and contemporary art museum,

Join the Ailey company at the fabulous

the exhibition will be on view at the

Fox Theatre for their 60th Anniversary

High through February 17. If you

celebration, filled with premieres by

missed your chance to get advance

some of the most acclaimed cho-

tickets, a limited number of tickets

reographers, plus returning favor-

(approximately 100) will be available

ites—including Mr. Ailey's beloved

on-site at the Museum each day for

Revelations. There's never been a

We are always accepting submissions

walk-up purchase. Those tickets

better time to experience the world's

for events you'd like to see included

will be available on a first-come,

most popular modern dance com-

in our Calendar section. Submissions

first-served basis and will be valid

pany. There are only six chances

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

for that date only.

to see Ailey in Atlanta: Thursday,

at SouthFultonLifestyle.com.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

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THE JOISTICK I’ll be the first to admit, I am no social media maven; it takes me 40 minutes to do an IG post.  That makes  The Joistick  even more amazing. It allows you to livestream on multiple devices. You can place your phone in one place on the stick and stream, place your iPad on another section of the stick and livestream on another platform.  Multiple livestreams, multiple devices, multiple socials! Am I the only one who thinks that is boss?  The really cool thing about it is that it’s named after the woman who created it—her name is Joi. The stick is the Joistick.  Get it?  Anyhoo... if you’d like to grab one, or at least learn more about it, use my personal link at Joistik.com/Ref/MichelleTaylorWillis.     HAROLD’S CHICKEN AND ICE BAR OLD NATIONAL I’m usually driving past Old National Highway, not getting off of it. I now have reason to make an intentional exit. I don’t do a lot of fried foods, so it took a lot for me to dive into the wings and fries. I’m so glad I did! Hot, fresh, crispy, tasty...  You get the point. The beautiful thing is they don’t stop at wings. The shrimp and grits—OMG, I wanted to take a bath in the grits! The blackened fish tacos are also some of the best. If you like live jazz, karaoke and music, they’ve got it all, depending on the night of the week. And karaoke fans, it’s fun karaoke, not “looking for a record deal karaoke.” So, if you’re looking for a place to hang with a mature crowd, a nice bar and great atmosphere, check out my new BFFs at Harold’s. Find them at HaroldsOldNat.com or at 5495 Old National Hwy, Ste B11. See you there!

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