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Join Us for GET UP Atlanta

   

B98.5 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and B98.5 is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta for GET UP Atlanta!   

Visit KomenAtlanta.org to get more info, sign up to pledge 8 hours of physical activity in October, then record your hours of exercise and share your progress. 

Why 8? Everyday in Atlanta, 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and one will die. Puts things into perspective, don’t you think?

Friends and family are invited to sponsor or become involved in the fitness program themselves, which has an entry fee of $35. 

The challenge runs through the month of October and has a goal to raise $40,000 for Komen Atlanta. 

Every day in Atlanta, seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and one will die. 

Komen Atlanta works to educate the community about the importance of early detection and provides thousands of free breast health services each year to ensure that every woman has access to everything she needs to detect and survive breast cancer.    

On October 23, a special celebration will be held at the Monday Night Brewing Garage located at 933 Lee St. SW. Entry to the celebration is free for Get Up Atlanta participants and $30 for non-participants.

  

Pop Icon P!nk Announces Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING OCTOBER 13TH AT TICKETMASTER.COM  

RELEASES NEW TRACK, “WHATEVER YOU WANT” TODAY; FROM SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA DUE OUT OCTOBER 13TH VIA RCA RECORDS  

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!  

(October 5, 2017) – Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North American arena tour produced by Live Nation will start in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st and culminate in Los Angeles, CA at The Forum on June 2nd.  

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, October 10th at 10am local time through Thursday, October 12th at 10pm local time.  

U.S. and Canadian residents who purchase tickets online between October 10th and October 20th will be able to redeem (1) physical copy of P!NK’s new album “Beautiful Trauma,” out Friday, Oct. 13th, 2017. All albums must be redeemed by October 20, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Tickets will be on sale starting Friday, October 13th to the general public. Tickets for Atlanta are $207.45, $157.45, $137.45, $87.45, $67.45 and $47.45.  

To ensure fans gain access to tickets, Fan Registration for the U.S. and Canadian tour dates will be available here through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.  

P!NK last hit the road on her The Truth About Love Tour which saw her play 142 sold out shows across 13 countries. The Los Angeles Times said, “Pink remains perhaps the most gifted and imaginative physical performer in pop right now,” while Rolling Stone claimed, “the singer had demonstrated an epic workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note,” and The Hollywood Reporter raved, “she still is one of pop's most powerful vocalists.” 

In addition, P!NK releases another track, “Whatever You Want” from her highly anticipated seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma which is available for pre-order now and due out in stores on October 13th (click here to listen) via RCA Records. The track was produced and written by Max Martin and Shellback along with additional writing credits from P!NK. P!NK has also released two other tracks from the album, first single, “What About Us” and “Beautiful Trauma” to rave reviews.   

Beautiful Trauma 2018 Tour Dates 

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Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. She has sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass. The track was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video. P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart. The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.  

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.  

For More Information: 

Official Website: http://www.pinkspage.com 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pink 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinkofficial 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pink 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PinkVEVO 

Press Assets: https://rcarecords.com/artist/pnk/  

About Live Nation Entertainment 

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.  

7 scenic drives that will make you love Georgia just a bit more

Congratulations, you happen to live in a place surrounded by some of the most stunning and breathtaking scenery in the country. 

One drive around some of Georgia’s scenic byways, and you’ll be reminded of just what beauty lies just miles away from Atlanta.

Hit the road this year and experience these unbeatable scenic routes in Georgia:

The Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway, Dalton

When you travel along the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway, you'll find yourself surrounded by peaceful forests, pastoral landscapes and stunning mountain overlooks. This scenic drive has a little bit of everything. It all starts at the Historic Prater's Mill, which takes you through the rolling hills of Murray County, meanders around the Chattahoochee National Forest and ends with a mountaintop overlook. To experience the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway, take Interstate 75 north to State Route 52 in Whitfield County.

»RELATED: Hike these 5 beginner-friendly waterfall trails in North Georgia

The Russell Brasstown Scenic Byway, Blairsville

If you're drawn to majestic mountain scenery, enjoy a scenic drive through the Russell Brasstown Scenic Byway. This route, which takes you deep within the Chattahoochee National Forest, travels past sections of the Appalachian Trail, through the Bavarian-themed village of Helen, up to Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in Georgia, and past Vogel and Unicoi State Parks. Access the Russell Brasstown Scenic Byway by taking Interstate 985 north to Highway 23. Follow to State Route 384, then take State Route 75 North to the byway.

The Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway, Villanow

Georgia is home to some of the most lush and fertile farmland in the South, and you can experience this for yourself on a journey along the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway. Along this route, you'll see 19th century farmhouses sprinkled in with breathtaking mountain stop-offs, including the Keown Falls Scenic Area, John's Mountain Overlook and the Pocket. To get on the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway, take Interstate 75 north to Exit 306, then travel west on State Route 140. Follow to Highway 27 and continue along the highway north until you reach State Route 156.

The Historic Effingham-Ebenezer Scenic Byway (cities of Ebenezer, Guyton, Springfield, and Rincon)

Take a tour through Southern history with a drive along the Historic Effingham-Ebenezer Scenic Byway. You can see the historic churches throughout Effingham County, explore American Revolution-era taverns, retrace the steps of George Washington and General Sherman and see the ferries and gorgeous waterways along the Savannah River. To take a scenic drive down the Historic Effingham-Ebenezer Scenic byway, get on Interstate 95 to Exit 109, then follow Highway 21 north to Fourth Street in Rincon where the byway begins. (Note: this is a long way from Atlanta. To get to I-95 from Atlanta take I-75 south to I-16 east to I-95 north. Basically, you drive almost to Savannah then head north.)

The Millen-Jenkins County Scenic Byway, Millen

If you love history, this scenic drive is for you. The Millen-Jenkins County Scenic Byway passes through the Downtown Millen Historic District where you will see turn-of-the-century railroad depots, notable farmhouses and churches and Historic Fort Lawton, the 1864 prisoner-of-war camp. Stop by the Millen-Jenkins County Museum to see Native American artifacts, 19th century tools and vintage cotton mill equipment. From Interstate 20 east, take Interstate 520 to Highway 25. Follow Highway 25 south to access the byway along Big Buckhead Church Road.

The Altamaha Historic Scenic Byway, Darien

Spanish moss and Southern heritage abound along the Altamaha Historic Scenic Byway. This route will take you past Fort King George, the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Butler Island and the marsh ecosystems found throughout the Georgia Coast. Experience the Altamaha Historic Scenic Byway by taking Interstate 95 south to Exit 58, turning east on State Route 57. When State Route 57 becomes State Route 99, the Byway will begin at the Sapelo Island Visitors Center. (Note: again, this is a long way from Atlanta. To get to I-95 from Atlanta take I-75 south to I-16 east to I-95 south.)

»RELATED: 8 places to have outdoor adventures around Atlanta

The Enduring Farmlands Scenic Byway, Hawkinsville

Whether you love the idea of starting your own hobby farm or just enjoy looking out over a peaceful landscape, the Enduring Farmlands Scenic Byway will give you a glimpse into a truly Southern rural lifestyle. Visit quaint, small towns, shop at local farmer's markets and drive past pecan groves, cotton fields and cattle pastures along this picturesque route. Hit the road along the Enduring Farmlands Scenic Byway by taking Interstate 75 to Exit 135, follow to Highway 41, then continue toward the Perry/Larry Walker Parkway.

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Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Trust us, we heard you. And we want to help, too.  

So we're collecting bottled water, filling up a truck and taking it to Houston!  

This version of "Convoy of Care" will be hosted by Cox Media Group - specifically, News 95-5 and AM 750, KISS 104.1, B98.5, 97.1 The River, WSB-TV, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  

If you're interested in donating, bring your bottled water to our studios (1601 W Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309) between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  

So help us spread the word using #AtlantaCares and we'll see you at the truck!  

Thanks to Atlanta Peach Movers for providing the truck and movers to help load it!

Photo: Tour de France cyclist shares shocking photo of veiny legs

People across the world marvel at athletes’ physiques and rightfully so. They train months, even years, to get in great shape. 

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However, what people don’t always see is the grueling effect it has on the body. Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski changed that this week when he shared a picture of his veiny, muscular legs on Instagram

Poljanski, who is competing in the Tour de France, captioned his photo: “After sixteen stages I think my legs look (a) little tired.”

In just 21 hours, the photo garnered more than 22,000 likes on Instagram and hundreds of comments. 

The image was also shared on Twitter, where users expressed awe and disgust.

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Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro receives Pat Tillman Award at 2017 ESPYs

During the 2017 ESPY Awards Wednesday night, comedian and television host Jon Stewart presented U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro with the Pat Tillman Award for service. 

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Del Toro was severely injured while on tour in Afghanistan in 2005 when his military truck drove over a bomb. Del Toro lost most of his fingers and more than 80 percent of his body was severely burned. He went into a coma for three months and was given a 15 percent chance of survival. When he awoke from the coma, he was told he likely wouldn’t be able to breathe or walk again on his own. 

Del Toro not only did both, he also used sports as rehabilitation, later competing in the Invictus Games, a sports competition for wounded service members. In 2014, he won a silver medal in powerlifting, and in 2016, he won gold in the shot put.

He was awarded Wednesday for his perseverance, military service and athletic pursuits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“He found a way not just to survive against the odds, but to thrive. He is a study in strength, tenacity, bravery and service,” Stewart said, calling Del Toro “a soldier who has gone through pain and struggling you would not believe just to survive and be here tonight.”

Del Toro said he was honored and humbled to receive the award. 

“Receiving this award is still strange for me. I don’t see myself as someone special,” he said at the awards show. “Thank you for letting this guy who just had a bad day at work feel like someone special tonight.”

Del Toro talked about what it felt like to be tapped for the award last month.  

“I’m humbled for even being considered for this prestigious award named after Pat Tillman, a man I admire, but to actually receive this honor is unbelievable,” Del Toro said in a statement. “When I heard that Pat Tillman gave up a career in the NFL to serve his country after the 911 attacks, it gave me so much pride to call him a brother in arms. He truly is a shining example of Service Before Self. To Mrs. Tillman and the Pat Tillman Foundation, I give you my pledge that I’ll always try to live up to the true meaning of the Pat Tillman Award for Service in everything I do, and to represent his spirit to the best of my ability.”

Del Toro still serves in the military as an Air Force technician.

Pat Tillman, a former NFL player, left the league in 2002 to enlist in the Army after the Sept. 11 attacks. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004.

Special Olympics Georgia 2017 Duck Pluck

On August 11th, 10,000 rubber ducks will take a swim in the pool at Post Chastain. Your $5 donation will not only help support our athletes during the State Games by providing meals, housing, and medals, but it will also make you eligible for a chance to win some awesome prizes! For your donation of $5 or more, a number will be assigned to a lucky rubber duck in your honor, and at 1 PM, six winning ducks will be “plucked” out!

Get more information and adopt your ducks, here.

5 films (besides ‘Baby Driver’) you didn't know were set in Atlanta

If you've seen the recently released movie "Baby Driver," you've probably gotten caught up in the excitement of thinking, "Hey, I know where that is!" countless times as you watch the car chases unfold. 

Atlanta plays a very prominent role in the movie, which was also filmed here. Though there’s a running list of films and television shows that are shot in the Atlanta area, there are fewer lists devoted to those films that have Atlanta plot lines.

RELATED: The 69 TV shows that are now being produced in Atlanta

If you want to see more of the ATL on the big screen, try watching these five films you probably didn’t realize were set in Atlanta:

"Wanderlust"

The 2012 comedy features Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as a married couple who are moving from New York to Atlanta after they both find themselves out of work. On their way to the city, they stop at a commune in Georgia before ending up in Atlanta. There's some back-and-forth as the characters are torn between the commune's free love atmosphere and the promise of jobs in Atlanta. And in a scene after the credits, the sister-in-law of Rudd's character is shown as a cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

Not only was the film set in Atlanta, but it was also filmed in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Monroe and Clarkesville, which served as the setting for the fictional commune.

RELATED: Georgia tops California in feature film production, study finds

"Moonlight"

The winner of the Oscar for Best Picture was set in both Atlanta and Miami, although it was filmed in Miami and other parts of Florida.

"Moonlight" tells the story of its lead character through three stages of his life as he deals with his sexuality and identity. In his adulthood, Chiron, who is now known as "Black," is living in Atlanta, dealing drugs. By the time the movie’s plot changes from Miami to Atlanta, the character, who's now being played by Trevante Rhodes, is living alone in a small house and has bulked up considerably since his youth. The film’s last scenes, which we won’t reveal here, are also set in Atlanta.

"Catch Me if You Can"

The 2002 film is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), who impersonated a doctor, lawyer and airline pilot while scamming people out of millions of dollars before he reached the age of 19.

Part of the film is set at the former Riverbend Apartments off Interstate 285 in Atlanta. Overlooking a bend in the Chattahoochee River, the complex became famous – or infamous – in the 1970s for its clubhouse keg parties, nude swimming and swinging singles lifestyle. And at the end of the movie – spoiler alert! – Frank is sentenced to 12 years in maximum security prison in Atlanta.

"Trouble with the Curve"

Atlanta – as well as the Braves – figure prominently in this story of an aging baseball scout who's given one last assignment to try to prove his value to the organization. Clint Eastwood portrays the Braves scout, who is accompanied by his daughter, played by Amy Adams, on a scouting trip to North Carolina.

In addition to a plotline that centers around the Braves, the movie was filmed at Turner Field and George's Bar & Restaurant in Atlanta and other locations in Georgia.

"Ride Along"

The 2014 action-comedy stars Kevin Hart as a security guard who applies to the Atlanta City Police Academy. He tries to prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, played by Ice Cube, by riding along on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

Along the way, the duo responds to a call at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, and you can also spot CNN Center and Bank of America Plaza in the movie.

In the movie's sequel, "Ride Along 2," the story returns to Atlanta, where the filmmakers turned the second floor of the Georgia Capitol rotunda into a night club.

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