Q: Timothy Miller sings a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America” at Braves games. How long has he been singing at the games, and does he sing at every Braves home game?
—Kathy McDonough, Peachtree Corners
A: Miller, a classically trained operatic tenor, sings "God Bless America" during the seventh innings of Sunday home games and at other games marking a special occasion, such as holidays, civil rights games and military appreciation games, he told Q&A on the News in an email. "I do miss some games from time to time, of course, if other professional opportunities to perform arise during the season," he wrote. Miller performed at a "couple of games" in 2009, when the Braves were auditioning singers. He was hired as the exclusive soloist for the 2010 season. Miller, who is a native of Augusta, also is a professor at Morehouse, his alma mater. You can follow Miller on Twitter at @TenorLion.
Q: What was the scheduled re-opening date of Deering Road and what is the actual re-opening date?
—Jon Crisler, Atlanta
A: Deering Road, which is used to cut through from Northside Drive to Peachtree Road, is scheduled to re-open on Friday, a spokesperson with the Georgia DOT told Q&A on the News. It was closed in early January so construction could begin on the parking lot in front of the AMTRAK station and a bridge. It initially was scheduled to re-open in June.
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