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LISTEN: 911 call released in FAMU drum major's death

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Newly released 911 audio paints a disturbing picture of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion's condition before he died.

RELATED | FAMU dismisses 4 students in wake of Champion's death
EXCLUSIVE | FAMU Band Director: 'He looked like he had passed out'

The 26-year-old was found unresponsive Nov. 19 on a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel after the school's football
team lost to a rival.

In a recording obtained by The Associated Press Thursday, an emergency dispatcher can be heard telling an unidentified man to place Champion on his back and clean any vomit from his nose and mouth.

DeKalb Cooperative Extension Helps Veterans

DeKalb Cooperative Extension Helps Veterans


DECATUR – DeKalb County Cooperative Extension recently worked in collaboration with the DeKalb County Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, Master Gardener Extension volunteers, and 4-H clubs at local schools to collect hygiene products for veterans in need.


Clayton State professor to perform at WordFeast

Clayton State professor to perform at WordFeast

ATLANTA -- One of Clayton State University's most notable professors will use his gift of words to enhance WordFeast, a production benefiting Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Phillip DePoy, a Decatur-based novelist and playwright, as well as director of Clayton State Theatre, will perform at WordFeast at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 at Fabrefaction Theatre Company.

MORE: DePoy to hold book signing at Peachtree City Library on Dec. 4

Hosted by Rob Cleveland, WordFeast will include works and performances by a variety of talented local writers. Admission is $15 or 15 cans of food for the shelves of Atlanta Community Food Bank.

"This is a worthwhile event that benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank at Christmas, and I'm very glad to be donating my time to the cause," DePoy said.

Friends, family say final farewell to FAMU drum major

DECATUR, Ga. -- Mourners filled a church in Decatur, Georgia, Wednesday for the funeral of a Florida university drum major who died this month in what officials have called a hazing-related incident.

RELATED: Fla. university system to investigate FAMU over hazing
Another victim emerges, claims hazing in FAMU band

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights

BEST SPOTS: Holiday Lights


ATLANTA – It’s officially Christmas time and now it’s time to spread some Christmas cheer. Pack your loved ones into the family vehicle and take a ride to one of these spots to enjoy the many displays set up all over the metro area. The Where U Live Team has listed a couple of the “Most Popular”, “Most Affordable” and “Longest Running” Christmas displays for you to visit, with your family. Check them out; they are sure to be shining stars over your holiday.  

Behind the Scenes with Ebenezer Scrooge

Atlanta -- The Alliance Theatre has been bringing 'A Christmas Carol' to life on stage for more than two decades.

The actor portraying Ebenezer Scrooge, Chris Kayser, welcomed 11Alive backstage before the show. Kayser, a Decatur resident, has been playing Scrooge for 19 years in the Charles Dickens' classic.

"I think people love the theme of redemption in this play," Kayser said. "That people can change even at the 11th hour in their lives, that they can make positive changes that go against a lifetime of habit, and I think people really connect with that. And me, too."

Casting call for Will A Real Man Please Stand! on Audish

Casting call for Will A Real Man Please Stand! on Audish

Monique Shaw Productions is looking for talent for Will A Real Man Please Stand!, a Theater production. See which roles are open and upload your own audition video on Audish.com

In preparation for our 2012 tour of "Will A Real Man Please Stand!", we are currently accepting submission for actors for understudy roles.

Must be able to act very well
Must be able to travel 1-2 weekends per month beginning in Feb. 2012
Must be reliable, professional, take direction well, have good memorization, and have good work ethic
Roles are for ages 25+

Note: All roles are understudy roles in addition to a principal role for Darius