Archive for September, 2009

The Rockettes!

Posted in Around Atlanta on September 30, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with the Rockettes

Corinna with the Rockettes

(Cue the theme to New York New York…)

What little girl hasn’t dreamed of being a Rockette?

The glitz of the World Famous Radio City Music Hall.

The glamour of international recognition.

I got to experience it all, vicariously, recently when I met two of the Atlanta born high steppers recently.

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They were in town promoting their appearance next month at the Fox theater.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs from November 19th to December 6th.

You can meet the girls yourself, by checking out the interview for Better Mornings Atlanta.

Then, check out how I did in the auditions, but watching the piece I did for Better Atlanta.

Wish me luck!

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Collective Soul

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Ed Roland Works The Crowd

Ed Roland Works The Crowd

When was the last time you heard live music, sung by the man who wrote it?

Always a treat.

Ed Roland and his band, Collective Soul was in town performing recently at Centennial Olympic Park.

I caught up with Ed at the CD release party later that night at the W Atlanta Downtown.

But not before shaking my grove this with his wife, Michaeline, during the concert.

Radiant as always, her glow was enhanced by having her newborn son, Lennon E, strapped to her chest.

Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park

A celebration all around.

Book Club

Posted in Book Club on September 14, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook

BOOK CLUB_DEBRA SHIGLEY

Mark your calendar for our next Book Club!

Tuesday, September 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Via Restaurant, 262 Pharr Road in Buckhead.

Our focus is on “Chic Lit” (short for Chic Literature).

This month’s author is my friend, Debra Shigley, author of “The Go Getter Girl’s Guide”.

Don’t worry if you don’t have time to read the book!

The club is mainly just an excuse to bring together our fabulous group for a night of conversation and encouragement.

Anyone is welcome to join us — free of charge!

Just RSVP or call (404) 909-5695.

You all know what a goof ball I can be, now’s your chance to get to know me in person!

Plus our author is always on hand to answer questions about her book, career, and life in general.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Jason Wu in Atlanta!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots on September 11, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Jason Wu

Corinna with Jason Wu

You may not recognize his face — yet — but you’ll definitely recognize Jason Wu’s work.

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Michelle Obama has worn his designs on many occasions, including the Inauguration Ball last November.

I caught up with the 26 year old designer recently at Jeffrey Fashion Cares show.

A native of Taiwan, Wu was self conscious about his English.

There was no need — he speaks as beautifully as he designs.

He says he takes inspiration from his travels, sketching color and architectural ideas where ever he goes.

While in Atlanta, he looked forward to enjoying some of our restaurants, including Bacchanalia in West Midtown.

Celebrating its 17th year, Fashion Cares raises money for the prevention of AIDS and Breast Cancer.

For this year’s gala, I wore two dresses.

For the interview with Jason, I wore a knee length ruffled dress in canary yellow.

Corinna at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Corinna at Jeffrey Fashion Cares

For the gala, I changed into the more formal, full length dress in royal blue.

Both dresses were designed by Vanessa Vinci.

All my jewelry, including the diamond dog tags you see in the picture with Jason, are from David Yurman.

Jerry Springer sings!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots on September 8, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Jerry Springer

Corinna with Jerry Springer

For some people, public speaking is more scary than death.

Still, I speak in public every day with out breaking a sweat.

But I’ll tell you what WOULD give me the shakes — singing in front of a group!

And Jerry Springer is no different.

He’s an attorney who’s worked in both politics and live TV.

But when he stopped by the newsroom recently, he told me that his role in the musical “Chicago” is by far his biggest challenge yet.

So how does he stack up?

You can check out his performance this week at the Fox.

Or, better yet, you can get a taste of his musical stylings RIGHT NOW by watching my interview with him here.

Enjoy!

Real Housewives of Atlanta

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots on September 4, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Ne Ne Leakes

Corinna with Ne Ne Leakes

Long before the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ne Ne Leakes was a single mom, stripping to make a living.

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That’s just one of the juicy tidbits she reveals in her new book “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice”.

We talked about her book over pedicures recently at the W Atlanta Midtown’s Bliss Spa.

Wanna see the interview? Click here!

Ne Ne’s candid about the abusive relationship she had with the father of her first child.

Ne Ne leakes family

These days she’s says she’s “not a gold digger” but enjoys being married to a successful real estate developer, and raising her two boys.