Lucie Series is when we shine a light on all of the good and interesting stories in our community. Every month, we give away one positive story and are currently accepting nominations. If you know of a great story that deserves to be heard, let us know here.
ATL Year of the Youth
The Year of the Youth has begun in Atlanta! Mayor Andre Dickens is launching this initiative to make sure young adults have everything they need to thrive.more
Style writing is a very specific art form that is the art of creative letter bending,” says Miranda Kyle, Arts and Culture Program Manager of the Atlanta beltline. In our first Lucie Series of 2023, we dive into the colorful world of style writing through the lens of some of Atlanta’s best — Mister Totem II, Dr. Dax, and SKIE KOAS.more
Piedmont Pilgrimage Model Railroad Tour
Some call it the world’s greatest hobby. Railroaders showcased their pristine model railroads all across the Atlanta area for the 2022 Piedmont Pilgrimage event.more
Christmas on Dixie
‘Tis the season for decorations and giving to others. For the Seabolts and McCurleys in Madison, GA, giving back to the community includes a lavish Christmas display and providing for those in need.more
Exclusive Interview with TikTok Celebrity 'Midgetmafiaog'
Viral Videos & Reese's Pieces - Georgia TikTok star midgetmafiaog talks with Lucie about how his life has changed after growing a following of over 2 million.more
A Morning at Piedmont Park
To me, the meditative tones of "Morning Dew" by Ardie Son was how I felt that early morning I shot this piece. The music I think illustrates the quiet wonder nature gives us this time of year. All one has to do is be open and see this brilliance everywhere in Piedmont Park.
- Lucie Content Creative Director Mark Petersonmore
Dice and Goblins
Step through the doors of Dice Goblin Games and Grill in Cumming, Georgia and you will find yourself in another world or several for that matter. People crowd around the rows of gaming tables—absorbed in the sprawling scenes that cover the surfaces. Here hostile aliens, supernatural creatures, adventure, and magic spring to life with a roll of the dice.more
Lucie Series: By the Sea
At first glance, Bombay Beach seems bleak, and practically deserted, except for a few locals. But intertwined among the empty lots and abandoned buildings, creativity flourishes and thrives. Nestled in Southern California, on the banks of the state’s largest lake, Bombay Beach serves as an oasis for artists.more
Atlanta Beltline Ribbon Cutting
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is looking to harness the potential that the millions of visitors to the BeltLine could provide for local businesses. In partnership with the Village Market, a pilot program was launched in the summer of 2022 called the Beltline MarketPlace. Six businesses, whose owners include Black men, women, veterans, families and members of the LGBTQ+ community, set up shop in specially designed shipping containers along the...more
Lucie Series: American Women, A Love Letter
The series began primarily with one piece of work, “The American Woman.” Glover set out to capture the obstacles a woman faces in her life. He explains it was an evolving process and not one he could easily step away from.more
The Very Airy Library
Imagine a library that contains every book ever written. Now, imagine that library is inside a tree—a tree that can fly. This is the world Stan Tucker and twin brothers Matthew and Jared Young have createdmore
“My mom and my father when they got married, they were master tailors. My mom takes care of women clothes. My father makes suit and pants and shirts for men. So, I learned automatically. After school, I would go home and help them for living.”more
The Art of Nature
The nature preserve’s mission is to create a personal experience with nature through conservation, education, and the arts. One program that helped to achieve that goal was The Art of Nature: Light as a Feather. The seven-week program began in April 2022 and encouraged artists to create alongside nature.more
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.
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...more
Lucie Series: The Story Behind a Jean-Michel Basquiat Masterpiece
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...more
Lucie Series: Sculpt Personal Fitness Studio
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...more
Lucie Series: SHINE Health & Wellness
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...more
Lucie Series: CAG Lumber
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...more
Lucie Series: Vieux Carre Bistro
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...more