Angela Tuck

Angela Tuck is a former Features reporter/coach at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Tuck has been a journalist for 34 years, including 23 years at the AJC where she has been a reporter, editor, newsroom recruiter and public editor.

Latest from Angela Tuck

Why 3 saxophonists are uniting for Mother’s Day concert
 Jazz saxophonist Ryan Kilgore is no stranger to big stages. In his second year performing with Southwest DeKalb High School’s Marching Band, he played in the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games. And for the past 10 years, Kilgore has enjoyed playing 15 feet away from one of the most legendary performers on the planet &mdash...

10:24 PM Monday, May. 08, 2017

Jazz saxophonist Ryan Kilgore is no stranger to big stages. In his second year performing with Southwest DeKalb High School’s Marching Band, he played in the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games. And for the past 10 years, Kilgore has enjoyed playing 15 feet away from one of the most legendary performers on the planet &mdash...
Longtime quilting tradition continues with 10-day show in North Fulton
 You might call Sandy Teepen a bit of a pack rat. The Wisconsin native has always collected things. And she loves to sew and make wall art from the textiles and other items she picks up. Teepen—who has worked in the costume departments of three major theatre companies—has a habit of turning her collectibles into colorful collages...

11:43 PM Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017

You might call Sandy Teepen a bit of a pack rat. The Wisconsin native has always collected things. And she loves to sew and make wall art from the textiles and other items she picks up. Teepen—who has worked in the costume departments of three major theatre companies—has a habit of turning her collectibles into colorful collages...
Atlanta schools to close, merge elementary schools
 The crowd listened intently as Atlanta public schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen made the case for merging two small elementary schools in east Atlanta during a Wednesday night meeting. It’s part of a wider and long-lasting plan to deal with declining student populations and save money. Atlanta Public Schools at one point had...

11:35 PM Thursday, Mar. 02, 2017

The crowd listened intently as Atlanta public schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen made the case for merging two small elementary schools in east Atlanta during a Wednesday night meeting. It’s part of a wider and long-lasting plan to deal with declining student populations and save money. Atlanta Public Schools at one point had...
Kennesaw snow
A Kennesaw girl plays on a hill in her neighborhood Saturday morning., Jan. 7, 2017.

2:18 AM Sunday, Jan. 08, 2017

A Kennesaw girl plays on a hill in her neighborhood Saturday morning., Jan. 7, 2017.
Angel tree helps survivors of Atlanta’s sex trade
 Angel trees are common around the holidays. Churches, schools and other groups engage in this annual tradition, where names are chosen from beautifully decorated trees, and then gifts are purchased for families in need. This year, for the first time, interior designers at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (adacatlanta.com) added a twist...

3:58 PM Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

Angel trees are common around the holidays. Churches, schools and other groups engage in this annual tradition, where names are chosen from beautifully decorated trees, and then gifts are purchased for families in need. This year, for the first time, interior designers at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (adacatlanta.com) added a twist...
Campaign puts focus on pediatric heart transplant research
 As the father of three young daughters, John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band knows all too well the importance of a healthy heart. One of his daughter’s friends died this year as a result of a heart defect, said the singer-songwriter, who lives in east Cobb. Hopkins performed a recent holiday concert with the Atlanta Pops Ensemble...

5:00 AM Monday, Dec. 26, 2016

As the father of three young daughters, John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band knows all too well the importance of a healthy heart. One of his daughter’s friends died this year as a result of a heart defect, said the singer-songwriter, who lives in east Cobb. Hopkins performed a recent holiday concert with the Atlanta Pops Ensemble...
Nonprofit steers young people adrift toward useful careers
 Jesus Abarca is the first to tell you he was a troubled teen. Born in Mexico, Jesus immigrated to metro Atlanta when he was 8 years old. By the time he was in high school, he routinely skipped high school classes. One day, while wandering the halls of Fulton County’s Independence High School, he decided to do something productive: he...

8:49 PM Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Jesus Abarca is the first to tell you he was a troubled teen. Born in Mexico, Jesus immigrated to metro Atlanta when he was 8 years old. By the time he was in high school, he routinely skipped high school classes. One day, while wandering the halls of Fulton County’s Independence High School, he decided to do something productive: he...
Former Falcon Warrick Dunn makes home ownership a reality for many
 Former Falcon Warrick Dunn was a senior in high school when he heard devastating news that would crush anyone. His mom, his best friend, his confidant had been gunned down in the line of duty. His mother, Baton Rouge police corporal Betty Smothers, was killed in January 1993 during an ambush at a local bank. Two men were convicted for her...

11:46 PM Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

Former Falcon Warrick Dunn was a senior in high school when he heard devastating news that would crush anyone. His mom, his best friend, his confidant had been gunned down in the line of duty. His mother, Baton Rouge police corporal Betty Smothers, was killed in January 1993 during an ambush at a local bank. Two men were convicted for her...
Can’t drink, vote or smoke, but this Atlanta teen is changing the world
 He may have just turned 16 years old, but at a young age, Aidan Anderson has done more to help others than many people do in a lifetime. At the tender age of 7, Aidan was a natural performer. The first time he played his blues harmonica outside a restaurant, people dropped $80 into his fedora. But unlike many children at that age, he...

2:57 AM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

He may have just turned 16 years old, but at a young age, Aidan Anderson has done more to help others than many people do in a lifetime. At the tender age of 7, Aidan was a natural performer. The first time he played his blues harmonica outside a restaurant, people dropped $80 into his fedora. But unlike many children at that age, he...
‘Black Nativity’ tries to appeal to age groups from students to seniors
 The students and senior citizens at a recent matinee performance of the gospel musical “Black Nativity” danced, swayed and sang along with performers in this classic holiday show now playing at Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta. For many of the seniors, it was a welcome day out at the theater that wouldn’t have been possible...

11:17 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

The students and senior citizens at a recent matinee performance of the gospel musical “Black Nativity” danced, swayed and sang along with performers in this classic holiday show now playing at Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta. For many of the seniors, it was a welcome day out at the theater that wouldn’t have been possible...
Ryan Cameron’s lifelong love of giving back
 You may know him as the dynamic morning radio personality on V-103 or the booming voice at Atlanta Hawks home games. But above all else Ryan Cameron is Linnie Beatrice Cameron’s grandson. And “Linnie B.” taught her grandson at an early age about the importance of giving back. Cameron remembers going with his grandmother...

7:48 PM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

You may know him as the dynamic morning radio personality on V-103 or the booming voice at Atlanta Hawks home games. But above all else Ryan Cameron is Linnie Beatrice Cameron’s grandson. And “Linnie B.” taught her grandson at an early age about the importance of giving back. Cameron remembers going with his grandmother...