Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Great American Teacher Award

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Ron Clark and the Ron Clark Academy host the first annual The Great American Teacher Award ceremony at the W Hotel in Midtown on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.

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The event started with a red carpet grand entrance.

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Ron Clark and Kim Bearden honored five outstanding teachers from around the country.

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Ron Clark Academy students offered several performances.  Friends from Pace Academy and the cast of Rent joined in on “Seasons of Love” to end the show.

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This year’s Great American Teacher of the Year was Aimée Burgamy from Lilburn, GA.

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A few of her students came along for the celebration.

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View and order prints from this event.

Hard Rock Cafe: Caddie Down, Guitar Up


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The times they are a-changin’ when Hard Rock Cafe takes down the cadillac from the front of their downtown Atlanta location on Peachtree Street.

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The convertible is expected to be renovated and hit the road once again.

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Out with the old and up with the neon.

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The 30-foot tall guitar weighs 2,800 pounds and took six hours to install on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 and now lights up the corner of Peachtree Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard.

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Stay tuned for the official lighting ceremony.  Who will flip the switch for Hard Rock Cafe?  You’ll have to wait and see.  Rock On Atlanta!