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Friday, February 19, 2010

Robb Pitts and Clermont Lounge's Blondie, together at last

Whether it's a new downtown library, gambling at Underground Atlanta or moving the Georgia Music Hall of Fame into the city, Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts wants to keep his constituents in the loop. He regularly emails updates about his proposals, concerns and adventures. And after hysterically giggling at these missives, we enjoy pressing "delete." Not the case with yesterday's newsletter.

The commissioner was among several people — including the Clermont Lounge's legendary dancer, poet and recycler Blondie — who recently participated in the the Fulton County Library's "Living Book" project. Library patrons could "check out" people of interest and chat with them about their lives and experiences. Since the downtown library is aWhen it came time for a group photo, Pitts knew where he needed to stand.

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From the photo caption: "Commissioner Pitts poses with the other 'Living Books' at the Living Library event. From left to right are: Arthur Powell (Ex-Gang Member), Audrey Galex (Jewish Woman), Mansour Ansari (Muslim Man), Haymanot Berhanu (East African Immigrant) and Blondie (Stripper)."

God bless Atlanta.

(Courtesy Pitts' office)

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