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There really is a lot to see an do in Atlanta. Living in the metropolitan area you might sometimes forget what all is there in regards to vacation ideas. Now with the much higher cost of travel it might be worth looking into. You can still have a ton of fun and save quite a bit of money in the process too. Keep reading here and you'll get some tips to help you on your Atlanta Staycation planning. You'll get some ideas on things you can do as well as tips on how to save even more money on your staycation. This is all stuff that you can do within a short drive for either a day trip or an overnight trip. Sometimes it is nice to be waited on, even if the place is just a little ways from your home.

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2014 Candlelight Christmas Evenings Ticket Promo Code

2014 November 6
by atlanta

Each year the Biltmore Estate puts on the Candlelight Christmas Evenings, which one of the most spectacular lighting events in the world for the Christmas season. Head on over to Asheville and you can explore Biltmore House during holiday evenings. Take in the magnificent sights of candles and fireplaces as they accent the delicate ornaments and priceless treasures. It’s truly a great experience. The Candlelight Christmas Evenings event opens on November 7th and continues through January 3rd of next year. Now your admission to this event is separate from the general admission ticket. It is also not included as part of your admission with an annual pass though you do get a bit of a discount on your admission. At last check, Biltmore annual passholders get a $20 discount on admission to the Candlelight Christmas Evenings.

Get $15 Off Admission to Candlelight Christmas Evenings (Sunday – Thursday)

If you purchase your tickets online then be sure to check for promo codes. You should notice a promo code box at the top right of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon in the box and click apply. You should notice the discount appear right below in the ticket price. Try entering 200 into the promo code box to receive $10 off your discount. There is also a discount for children and youth ages 10-16. At last check the discount comes out to about half the cost of an adult ticket. Of course children under the age of 10 get free admission to the Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Also, you can add evening options to your pass which includes a dining experience at one of their restaurants. Finally, if you want to make a weekend visit out of it then you may want to check some of the packages which include your stay plus admission to the Candlelight Christmas Evenings.

Now if you are visiting at any other time of the year then be sure to check out the Biltmore Estate coupons first to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your admission to the Biltmore Estate.


Steamy Rock Musical "Murder Ballad"

at Actor's Express, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Sun, November 23
Wed, November 26
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Fri, November 21
Sun, November 23
Wed, November 26
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FULL PRICE: $31.00 - $37.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.50 - $18.50

This sexy story of a love triangle gone wrong features hard-driving songs and powerful vocal performances. The rock musical centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider who seems to have it all. Unfortunately... [more+]

This sexy story of a love triangle gone wrong features hard-driving songs and powerful vocal performances. The rock musical centers on Sara, an Upper West Sider who seems to have it all. Unfortunately, her downtown past has a way of dangerously creeping back into her life when she least expects it. This powerhouse production explores the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that can ultimately ruin us. The Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and The Lucille Lortel Awards have all nominated "Murder Ballad" for Best Musical. [less-]

"Sexpelliarmus": A Whimsical Wizarding Burlesque

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

The spellbinding performers of "Sexpelliarmus" solemnly swear they are up to no good. Their burlesque show is filled with wand-whirling, skirt-twirling, toe-curling entertainment, with dancing and sin... [more+]

The spellbinding performers of "Sexpelliarmus" solemnly swear they are up to no good. Their burlesque show is filled with wand-whirling, skirt-twirling, toe-curling entertainment, with dancing and singing and robe-peeling galore. The wizarding world never saw so much sauciness; it's enough to make the average Muggle blush. The cast hopped broomsticks from all over the Southeast, including special guests Baron Reinhardt from New Orleans and Dee Flowered and Diego Wolf from Athens. By the end of their racy enchanted romp, you'll no doubt be able to proclaim, "Mischief managed." [less-]

Cirque Italia's "Aquatic Spectacular", With Acrobatics & More

at Cirque Italia at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
Sat, November 22
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Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
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FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $30.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00 - $15.00

The talented troupe known as Cirque Italia brings all the artistic beauty and incredible strength, acrobatic and aerial feats of a traditional European-style circus to their own big top for an "Aquati... [more+]

The talented troupe known as Cirque Italia brings all the artistic beauty and incredible strength, acrobatic and aerial feats of a traditional European-style circus to their own big top for an "Aquatic Spectacular". Their specially designed stage holds 35,000 gallons of water, which transforms the arena into a sparkling wonderland of dancing colored fountains and provides a beautiful moving backdrop for their amazing acts of derring-do. Aside from impeccable artists who fly on aerial silks, contort themselves into amazing shapes and evoke wonder and awe with their demonstrations of strength and balance, Cirque Italia also stars Coco the Clown, a fifth-generation circus performer, who holds the Guinness World Record for riding the world's smallest bicycle, a tiny 5-incher. [less-]

"Urban Nutcracker": The Holiday Classic Gets A New Twist

at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
Sun, November 23
FULL PRICE: $39.00
OFFER PRICE: $19.50

Ballethnic Dance Company's "Urban Nutcracker" is to Tchaikovsky's holiday classic what "The Wiz" was to "The Wizard of Oz". Their soulful reinterpretation takes place on Atlanta's historic Sweet Aubur... [more+]

Ballethnic Dance Company's "Urban Nutcracker" is to Tchaikovsky's holiday classic what "The Wiz" was to "The Wizard of Oz". Their soulful reinterpretation takes place on Atlanta's historic Sweet Auburn Avenue in the 1940s, with elegant Brown Sugar being swept away to a magical land by the dashing Chocolatier. Their whimsical Christmas Eve journey is filled with the spins and leaps of the Black Russian and the Reggae Rag Dolls. This creative spin on the traditional ballet will leave you with visions of Spice Drops dancing in your head. [less-]

Grammy-Winning Singer and Trombonist Saunders Sermons Performs With Saxophonist Kebbi Williams

at The Velvet Note, Alpharetta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Fri, November 21
FULL PRICE: $22.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00

Hear the sweet and soulful sounds of Grammy-winning singer and trombonist Saunders Sermons, best known as a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Sermons has been part of the two-time Grammy-winning Ted... [more+]

Hear the sweet and soulful sounds of Grammy-winning singer and trombonist Saunders Sermons, best known as a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Sermons has been part of the two-time Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band since their founding, and his own music combines their bluesy style with jazz, the R&B classics of Stevie Wonder and Al Green, and a touch of hip-hop. Sermons has also worked with Jay-Z, Diddy, Fantasia, Roy Hargrove and Maxwell, and toured the country with Tyler Perry in 2012. Now, for the first time he's joining forces with saxophonist Kebbi Williams. Williams has recorded and performed with artists such as Outkast, John Legend, George Clinton, and Earth, Wind & Fire. He's also performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with David Letterman", as well as the Grammy Awards and in the film "Brass Tacks". [less-]

Aurora Theatre's "Christmas Canteen" Holiday Extravaganza

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
Sat, November 22
+ 3 more dates
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
Sat, November 22
Sun, November 23
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
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FULL PRICE: $35.00 - $42.00
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $21.00

Aurora Theatre is all set to brighten your season with its annual holiday musical-variety spectacle, "Christmas Canteen". This living Christmas card is Gwinnett's longest-running theatrical holiday tr... [more+]

Aurora Theatre is all set to brighten your season with its annual holiday musical-variety spectacle, "Christmas Canteen". This living Christmas card is Gwinnett's longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, now in its 19th season, and is famed for both its nostalgic fun and high production values that make it feel like a true winter wonderland. The show not only features traditional favorites like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Silent Night," among others, but also serves up everything from comedy to country, rock, swing music and more, all wrapped up in one entertaining package. [less-]

Dream, Design & Build at Children's Museum of Atlanta

at Children's Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
Sun, November 23
+ 27 more dates
Fri, November 21
Sat, November 22
Sun, November 23
Mon, November 24
Tue, November 25
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Mon, December 01
Tue, December 02
Thu, December 04
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
Mon, December 08
Tue, December 09
Thu, December 11
Fri, December 12
Sat, December 13
Sun, December 14
Mon, December 15
Tue, December 16
Thu, December 18
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $13.77
OFFER PRICE: $6.75 - $8.25

Let your little one's imagination roam free at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a center of learning and discovery packed with daily and permanent programs and exhibitions covering science, cooking, ... [more+]

Let your little one's imagination roam free at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a center of learning and discovery packed with daily and permanent programs and exhibitions covering science, cooking, music, art and more. Through the power of play, the museum inspires discovery through installations such as the interactive structural wonderland "Outside the Box," the farm simulation "Fundamentally Food," and the forest and tree house zone "Leaping into Learning." Plus, there are special events happening nearly every day, ranging from live mini-musical performances to historic and cultural celebrations. Tap into innovation and exploration while forming the building blocks of math, engineering and technology -- and have tons of fun doing it. [less-]

Build Physical & Mental Strength at the InnerG Program

at Calo Dance Studio, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 21
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Whether you want to lose weight, start a regular exercise program or just lead a healthier life, the InnerG program is a comprehensive fitness education program that provides coaching and gives you al... [more+]

Whether you want to lose weight, start a regular exercise program or just lead a healthier life, the InnerG program is a comprehensive fitness education program that provides coaching and gives you all the tools you need to keep up with the program no matter where you are. You'll learn about proper exercise techniques, healthy eating, healing with natural oils and setting achievable goals that will put you on the path to success. Each 90-minute class will show you how to increase your strength and endurance while avoiding injury by using proper technique. You'll push your abilities to the max and and discover your optimal level of exertion, plus get started on the path to healthy weight loss by burning fat and building lean muscle. In addition to the exercise program, you'll learn how to create and track personal goals and get nutrition guidance. The small group sessions are the next best thing to personal training (at a more wallet-friendly price) and come with no membership contract -- you pay by the class -- just a fun and supportive environment. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective" Interactive Murder Mystery Show -- Everyone's a Suspect!

at Marriott Suites Midtown, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 22
Sat, December 06
Wed, December 31
FULL PRICE: $87.14
OFFER PRICE: $52.29

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" now comes to Atlanta to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four... [more+]

Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" now comes to Atlanta to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course sit-down dinner and a commemorative mug to take home. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]

"A Very Grinchy Christmas" -- Dr. Seuss' Classic Reimagined

at Gwinnett Center, Duluth
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 22
Sat, November 22
Sun, November 23
FULL PRICE: $16.50
OFFER PRICE: $8.25

The Grinch meets "The Nutcracker" in Southern Ballet Theatre's "A Very Grinchy Christmas". Inspired by Dr. Seuss' classic children's story, this new holiday favorite tells the story of the ultimate Ch... [more+]

The Grinch meets "The Nutcracker" in Southern Ballet Theatre's "A Very Grinchy Christmas". Inspired by Dr. Seuss' classic children's story, this new holiday favorite tells the story of the ultimate Christmas hater, The Grinch, who sets out to steal the presents of everyone in Whoville. Along the way, he orchestrates a battle between a Nutcracker, a Rat King, dolls, mice, toy soldiers and even a pirate ship armed with cannons. But, with the help of Cindy Lou Who and the rest of Whoville, the ultimate grouch learns the true meaning of Christmas. [less-]

Midtown "Turkey Mash": Thanksgiving Dance Bash

at W Atlanta Midtown, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 22
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Kick off Thanksgiving week with the massive "Turkey Mash" dance bash at The W Atlanta's Whiskey Park nightclub and start burning off those holiday calories early. DJ Rix is set to be at the turntable,... [more+]

Kick off Thanksgiving week with the massive "Turkey Mash" dance bash at The W Atlanta's Whiskey Park nightclub and start burning off those holiday calories early. DJ Rix is set to be at the turntable, spinning the hottest mixes for your dancing pleasure all night long, while the cash bar will be serving up Thanksgiving-themed cocktails. No word on whether those might include Wild Turkey. But whatever your Thanksgiving drinking pleasure, you'll enjoy the chic and elegant atmosphere at this glamorous Midtown hotspot. [less-]

Matthew Trautwein Sings "20 Songs in 2 Hours": 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Concert

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
OFFER DATES:
Sun, November 23
FULL PRICE: $10.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Matthew brings his popular "20 Songs in 2 Hours" show back to the Academy Theatre, featuring Thanksgiving favorite Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" in its entirety. Hear some of the greatest songs ... [more+]

Matthew brings his popular "20 Songs in 2 Hours" show back to the Academy Theatre, featuring Thanksgiving favorite Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" in its entirety. Hear some of the greatest songs of the last hundred years -- from classical music to contemporary classics -- in this high-energy concert that features a mix of originals, covers and requests. The setlist's never the same twice, but previous years have included Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London," The Who's "Baba O'Riley" and J.J. Cale's "Rose in the Garden." Acoustic duo Firebird Sweet open the show with their unique gypsy harmonies. [less-]

Holiday Burlesque Show "Tits for Toys for Tots"

at 7 Stages, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, November 23
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

A truly titillating way to usher in the season of giving, the eighth annual "Tits for Toys for Tots" is a joyous, adults-only evening of holiday-themed burlesque and entertainment that benefits Toys f... [more+]

A truly titillating way to usher in the season of giving, the eighth annual "Tits for Toys for Tots" is a joyous, adults-only evening of holiday-themed burlesque and entertainment that benefits Toys for Tots, a national non-profit organization that donates gifts to needy children. Replace visions of sugar plums dancing in your head with the gorgeous and talented performers of Atlanta burlesque troupe Syrens of the South, whose dancers are guaranteed to end up on Santa's naughty list this year. This fun, frisky show focuses on the art of the striptease and does not include full nudity, although performers occasionally strip to pasties. [less-]

Holiday Favorite "A Christmas Carol" by Alliance Theatre

at Alliance Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, November 23
Sun, November 23
Tue, November 25
+ 5 more dates
Sun, November 23
Sun, November 23
Tue, November 25
Tue, November 25
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
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FULL PRICE: $32.00 - $64.40
OFFER PRICE: $16.00 - $46.58

Now in its 25th smash year, the most heartwarming story of the entire season comes to life when three visiting ghosts help Ebenezer Scrooge discover the true meaning of Christmas over the course of on... [more+]

Now in its 25th smash year, the most heartwarming story of the entire season comes to life when three visiting ghosts help Ebenezer Scrooge discover the true meaning of Christmas over the course of one fateful evening. Join the all-Atlanta cast of this holiday favorite and journey through Dickens' beloved tale while meeting favorite characters along the way -- like the generous Mr. Fezziwig, the selfless and beautiful Belle, and the adorable Tiny Tim. "A Christmas Carol" is a magical tradition for the whole family, and a great way to celebrate the season. [less-]

Beginners' Flamenco Class: Caló Dance Studio

at Calo Dance Studio, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Mon, November 24
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

The perfect entry point into the world of flamenco dancing, this drop-in class from Caló Dance Studio is a no-commitment, low-pressure beginners' session. Anyone who's ever seen a professional flamen... [more+]

The perfect entry point into the world of flamenco dancing, this drop-in class from Caló Dance Studio is a no-commitment, low-pressure beginners' session. Anyone who's ever seen a professional flamenco performance and been swept away by the passion and vibrancy of it can understand the desire to get up and join in. Of course, learning a whole new genre of dance can be intimidating, but Caló's one-hour drop-in classes are fun, friendly and geared toward the total beginner. They're also non-progressive, which means you can select any class date and not miss a beat. Plus, with professional dancers from around the world guiding you, you'll be ready for regular progressive classes in no time. [less-]

"Getting Paid to Talk": How to Break Into the Voice-Over Biz

at Collider, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Mon, November 24
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Has anyone ever told you that you've got a great voice? Learn how to make money with it in this popular seminar led by a voice-over pro. The growing voice-over industry is a great field for anyone wit... [more+]

Has anyone ever told you that you've got a great voice? Learn how to make money with it in this popular seminar led by a voice-over pro. The growing voice-over industry is a great field for anyone with a background in theater, music or public speaking, but even if you've got no experience, your fabulous voice is all you really need. Discover how to make a professional voice-over demo, hear examples of demos from professional voice actors and record your own mock commercial script under the direction of the instructor-producer. Filled with practical advice rather than bogus "get rich quick" secrets, "Getting Paid to Talk" could be your first step in an exciting new career, or just a fascinating glimpse inside a unique industry. [less-]

Amaluna: "Cirque du Soleil"'s Epic Love Story -- Discounts on Group Tickets

at Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, November 27
Thu, November 27
Fri, November 28
FULL PRICE: $70.00 - $95.00
OFFER PRICE: $70.00 - $85.00

Experience an amazing night of high-flying feats and stunning imagery from "Cirque du Soleil". This magical romance, inspired by Shakespeare's "The Tempest", takes you to a mysterious island where god... [more+]

Experience an amazing night of high-flying feats and stunning imagery from "Cirque du Soleil". This magical romance, inspired by Shakespeare's "The Tempest", takes you to a mysterious island where goddesses walk the land and the rhythm of life is ruled by the cycles of the moon. The daughter of Queen Prospera is undergoing the rituals of her coming-of-age ceremony when a group of young men, caught up in a storm, become stranded on the island. Prospera's daughter falls in love with one of the brave sailors, but the two lovers must overcome many trials and setbacks before finding peace together. As the story unfolds, the dazzling arts of "Cirque du Soleil" illustrate the tale. The island world of Amaluna bursts to life with jugglers, aerial performers, dancers, unicyclists and much more. This offer gets you great discounts on tickets purchased in groups of 2 to 8. [less-]

Scrooge & Show Tunes in Dickens Parody "A Broadway Christmas Carol"

at OnStage Atlanta, Decatur
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
+ 9 more dates
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Fri, December 05
Sat, December 06
Sun, December 07
Fri, December 12
Sat, December 13
Sun, December 14
Fri, December 19
Sat, December 20
Sun, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $16.00 - $23.00
OFFER PRICE: $8.00 - $11.50

The classic tale of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge gets a fresh and tuneful twist in "A Broadway Christmas Carol". Three extremely versatile performers charge through more than 200 colorful characters o... [more+]

The classic tale of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge gets a fresh and tuneful twist in "A Broadway Christmas Carol". Three extremely versatile performers charge through more than 200 colorful characters on their way to merging uproarious Broadway musical song parodies with a rambunctious re-telling of Dickens' charming holiday ghost story. You'll recognize fun, catchy numbers by the likes of show tune maestros Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and many more -- but with new lyrics that insert them into the narrative world of "A Christmas Carol" in surprising and hilarious ways. [less-]

Unique, One-Man "A Christmas Carol" From Aurora Theatre

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
+ 8 more dates
Fri, November 28
Sat, November 29
Sun, November 30
Thu, December 04
Sat, December 06
Wed, December 10
Fri, December 12
Sun, December 14
Thu, December 18
Sat, December 20
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FULL PRICE: $20.00 - $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00 - $12.50

Aurora Theatre veteran Anthony P. Rodriguez returns for the eighth consecutive year to present a unique spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in this one-man adaptation of "A Christmas Carol".... [more+]

Aurora Theatre veteran Anthony P. Rodriguez returns for the eighth consecutive year to present a unique spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in this one-man adaptation of "A Christmas Carol". Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended, and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a solo performance. Rodriguez relies on his voice and mannerisms to masterfully bring to life the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. A few spectacular effects complete the transformation. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, this imaginative version of "A Christmas Carol" captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season -- the joy of giving. [less-]

Augustana: Rootsy Piano-Rock Band ("Boston") at The Loft at Center Stage

at The Loft at Center Stage, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 28
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Augustana achieved piano-rock fame first in 2005, when their album "All the Stars and Boulevards" reached number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. The first single "Boston" -- with its drama... [more+]

Augustana achieved piano-rock fame first in 2005, when their album "All the Stars and Boulevards" reached number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. The first single "Boston" -- with its dramatic melodies and soaring chorus -- was used in episodes of "The Big Bang Theory", "Scrubs" and "One Tree Hill", which was followed by tours with artists such as Switchfoot, Maroon 5, Counting Crows, Dashboard Confessional, Snow Patrol and Goo Goo Dolls. The Nashville-via-Southern California band broke up in 2011, but frontman Dan Layus has kept the name alive, recording a new crop of lovelorn songs, which were released in April on the album "Life Imitating Life". See the band that's been called "the heartland equivalent of Coldplay and Keane" when they come to Atlanta this fall. [less-]