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A concert in Atlanta this week boasts an eclectic lineup of rap, R&B and gospel for a good cause.

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Kelly Price has had an extraordinary and long career, from being called "Little Mahalia" at age 9 to singing with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Notorious B.I.G. and releasing a pair of platinum-selling albums.

This week, she's putting on a show to benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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While students at the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus hunkered down in preparation for a hit from Hurricane Irma, their leader fled to Atlanta.

Sophia Wisniewska, the regional chancellor for the Tampa-based university, negotiated a resignation Monday as university officials were set to fire her for incompetence and "lack of leadership."

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Updated at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday

As the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus was preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irma, its leader suggested to her boss in an email that she was still there when she had actually left the state, a newspaper reported.

Sophia Wisniewska, regional chancellor for the Tampa-based university, negotiated a resignation Monday as university officials were set to fire her for incompetence and "lack of leadership."

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Before Tropical Storm Irma hit Atlanta full force last Monday, metal panels were already falling off 34 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

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The 32-story office tower is sandwiched between Woodruff Park and Broad Street. And the top of it has metal panels protecting the building's mechanical equipment.

The Creative Group owns the building and David Barrett is the building manager. He said the owner wasn't aware of any issues with the panels until Sunday.

Downtown Atlanta Roads Set To Reopen Following Irma

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The area around 34 Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta has been closed off due to storm winds knocking metal panels off the tower.
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Some roads in downtown Atlanta that were closed because of storm damage from Irma reopened Thursday afternoon.

For the past few days, the area around 34 Peachtree Street has been roped off with caution tape.

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On Sunday, winds from Tropical Storm Irma knocked metal panels off the 32-story office tower. More fell on Monday when the storm hit the city full force.

No one was hurt, but police closed off the area because they worried more panels would fall.

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