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Flashes of Hope is a national program for photographers to donate their time to photograph sick children and their families.  Atlanta Event Photography’s Jenni Girtman participates yearly, sometimes twice when the calendar allows.  Support your local children’s hospital!

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Dali: The Late Work, a collection of 115 Salvador Dali pieces, buzzes in town for viewing at The High Museum of Art. The exhibit opens to the public Saturday, August 7, 2010.

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The largest piece in the collection “Santiago el Grande” is on loan from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  The 14.5 foot tall piece is intended to be seen from a low angle, lie on the floor for optimal viewing.

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The Telegraph-Journal hired Jenni Girtman of Atlanta Event Photography, thanks to Catrina Maxwell of CatMax Photography, to document for the local Canadian newspaper.

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Elliott King is the guest curator for the show, but the audio tour for children is narrated by a singing mustache.

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Never before on public display, this oil on canvas titled “Portrait of Mrs. Chisholm, 1961” is a piece Dali was commissioned to create.   Dali was sued by one of his commissioners over a portrait he painted.

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B52s Cindy Wilson, left, performs as Johnny Langford and Michelle Sink get into the spirit of the evening.

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Dali’s friend Louis Markoya and Markoya’s girlfriend Diane McCafferty attend the festivities and share memories of the artist.

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Writer Mike Landry gets personal with Dali model Denise Sandell . . . and the rest you’ll have to come see for yourself.  Surreal.

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RonClarkGraduation-0001O, what a night!  The inaugural class at the Ron Clark Academy is celebrated at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.  Ron Clark opens the event in grand fashion and keeps it green and program free, keeping the show secret and saving the earth.

First, Yolanda Adams joins RCA on stage and adds something special to her song, “The Best of Me,” a piece the RCA students regularly perform and have made their own throughout their middle school education.

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The RCA underclassman back up the gospel star. . . with pomp and circumstance.

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Oprah has contributed nearly $2 million to the Ron Clark Academy.

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The eighth graders she greeted after her well wishes will likely remember her presence at the graduation at least as fondly as her generous contributions.

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Rounding out the evening and sending the kids off in style, a personal appearance by two members of the Grammy-award winning group Boys II Men brought more tears to the room.

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Ron Clark and Kim Bearden keep it going, passing out diplomas and participating in a little impromtu dance with a few of the 20 graduates.

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Ladies and gentleman, the 2010 graduating class of the Ron Clark Academy.

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