Lucie Series

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Moving with music, the intertwining Portuguese language, and the thrill of pushing yourself to new limits make a class at Capoeira Atlanta electric. Master Muriel Ribeiro says the Brazilian martial art classes are about much more than just physical health.

“I need to control not just my body. I need to control my brain. My mind.”

Ribeiro was first introduced to capoeira when he was a child growing up in Brazil.

“I saw...

Lucie Series: A Star wars story you wouldn't expect

It’s hard to decide what’s most impressive about the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club: their insanely accurate Star Wars outfits or their charity mission.

“Almost everything we make is more or less made from scratch. There is a little bit of a learning curve. You have to handle some power tools you’re not quite used to, figure out how to make these flat objects shape and fit to your body,” said Nick White, Member 2324 of the Mandalorian...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is the artist behind one of the most expensive paintings ever purchased. His paintings had already started to rise in value before he died at the age of 27 in 1988, but it wasn’t until 30 years after his death that his paintings amassed millions of dollars.

One of those paintings is called “Pollo Frito.” It sold for $25 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2017. Before it was worth millions of dollars, it belonged to...


Barry Richardson’s alarm clock goes off around 3:00 a.m. every morning. He does cardio, hits the shower, then gets ready for his first boot camp of the day at Sculpt Personal Fitness Studio in Dacula, Georgia.

“I’ve got really long days, but I don’t think I’ve ever stopped having really long days,” Richardson told us.

Sculpt Personal Fitness takes pride in being a different type of gym - not just another place with weights and...

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When you hear SHINE Health & Wellness owner Nicole DeWard talk about her business, her passion is contagious. Her focus at SHINE is to focus on the entire person and their needs, regardless of gender or age. “SHINE services men and women from the youngest, of age 7, all the way to 87,” DeWard said.

A glance around the building in Roswell, Georgia and you can quickly see SHINE is more than a gym. It’s a wellness center. The staff...


Stephen Brown can tell you about a tree’s entire life just by looking at a single piece of wood. “Wood can tell you a story about the growth, because the growth rings, the tighter they are there wasn’t much rain. In one inch you can have 30 growth rings, so that’s 30 years of growth,” he told us.

He started CAG Lumber in Gainesville, GA more than 20 years ago as a hobby, but says he just kept adding more inventory. Eventually, the...


When you walk into the Municipal Market off Edgewood Avenue in Downtown Atlanta, your senses are almost on overload. The area is packed with more than a dozen food options, everything from fresh produce to bakery items to meat and seafood.

Ernest Dents hopes you’re in the mood for authentic New Orleans cuisine. His restaurant, Vieux Carre Bistro, delivers Cajun flavors using top quality products from Louisiana. Dents told us his...