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Art Review

Wednesday September 23, 2015 10:00 am EDT

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?The Atlanta Lyric Theatre is taking a chance on a modern production at its newly renovated Lyric Studio. The show is called Edges, and it is a song cycle rather than a traditional musical. So, if you tend to cringe uncomfortably when characters randomly burst into song in the middle of a conversation, this may be more up your alley. On the other hand, if you’re craving The Pirates of...

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Art Review

Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:35 am EDT

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? Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is probably most familiar to American audiences for his film roles including his Oscar-nominated performance as Solomon Northup in 2013's 12 Years a Slave. But Ejiofor is also a hugely accomplished stage actor in his home country of England. Atlanta audiences can easily catch a glimpse of this side of Ejiofor when the National Theatre of Great Britain does...

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Art Review

Wednesday July 22, 2015 10:15 am EDT

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? Following up on the success of the 2013 exhibition Drawing Inside the Perimeter, the High Museum's Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines focuses on work by contemporary Atlanta-based artists. The new show expands the concept by featuring over 100 recently-acquired works by more than 75 artists (both ITP and OTP), including a title wall designed by Atlanta muralist Paper Frank. CL caught...

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Art Review

Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:09 am EDT
image-1 Savion Glover brings his legendary tap dancing to Atlanta's http://rialto.gsu.edu/event/savion-glover-sole-sanctuary/9905Rialto Center for the Arts this weekend for a performance of his meditative new work SoLe Sanctuary, one of the centerpiece performances of the National Black Arts Festival. CL caught up with Glover to chat about the show, his mentors in dance and the everyday... | more...

Art Review

Wednesday June 17, 2015 09:00 am EDT

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I love to say "I told you so," and the past few days have given me plenty of opportunity. Last week I predicted that Morrissey would perform his scheduled concerthttp://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2015/06/10/critics-notebook-moz-is-coming-to-atlanta at Atlanta's Symphony Hall, in spite of the performer's long string of cancellations in recent years, which had many local fans...

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Art Review

Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:00 am EDT

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The pleasure, the privilege is mine to share the news that Morrissey will perform at Atlanta's Symphony Hall on Sat., June 13. Any longtime fan will remind you right away of their disappointment regarding Moz's string of Atlanta cancellations in recent years, and some have protected their delicate hearts this time by not taking the risk of buying tickets. But my prediction remains:...

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Art Review

Wednesday June 3, 2015 11:23 am EDT

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5) A Streetcar Named Desire, June 11-28, Serenbe Playhouse.
Serenbe Playhouse presents a new production of the Tennessee Williams classic at the property's new Art Farm Stage, where the set will be housed in recycled shipping containers. The Serenbe season also includes a world premiere adaptation of the children's classic The Secret Garden (through August 2) and the Andrew...

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Art Review

Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:15 am EDT

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It goes without saying that we are totally Team Violet.



Please join us in congratulating Atlanta drag queen Violet Chachki, who has made it into the final three on the drag reality show competition RuPaul's Drag Race, the only Atlanta queen to ever make it this far. The winner will be crowned in the show's finale which airs live on Mon., June 1, at...

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Art Review

Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00 am EDT

It's a bit of a drag being broke around Memorial Day as everyone splits town for some place fun and beachy, but we're not letting it get us down this year. The weather is incredibly gorgeous right here at home, and there's an incredible line-up of free music in the park, so really, there's no better destination than ATL as summer begins.

The line-up for Atlanta Jazz Festival looks...

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Art Review

Wednesday May 13, 2015 10:30 am EDT

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I was super-curious when a DVD copy of the opera Brokeback Mountain crossed my desk recently. The opera, which had its world premiere at Madrid's Teatro Real in 2014, features music by American composer Charles Wourinen, who approached author Annie Proulx to write the libretto. The opera closely follows the narrative, dialogue and details from the 2005 Ang Lee film and from Proulx's...

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Art Review

Wednesday May 6, 2015 09:39 am EDT
embed-2It's a bit of a bummer that dance company gloATL won't be around this May or June to create one of the troupe's http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2011/07/25/review-gloatls-liquid-culture, but we're happy for the dancers and choreographer Lauri Stallings nonetheless as they head to New York to participate in a major commission from Creative Time. The performance will take place in... | more...

Art Review

Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:58 am EDT

A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 




5. Lucinda’s World, Part III: Weathered Chromes. May 21-June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery.

The renowned Atlanta-based photographer Lucinda Bunnen continues with part three of a cycle of four exhibitions, each one at a different venue. This edition takes place at Marcia Wood...

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Art Review

Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:56 am EDT

Try to remain calm as we share the following announcement:

A troupe of acrobatic cats will perform in Little Five Points this weekend.

Breathe deep, read it again slowly and just let the sheer awesomeness sink in: A troupe of acrobatic cats will perform in Little Five Points this weekend.

The Amazing Acro-Cats are real house cats traveling the country performing feats of agility in a cat...

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Art Review

Wednesday April 15, 2015 09:45 am EDT




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On Friday night, the Historic Fourth Ward Park will have a two-story, 20-foot-wingspan phoenix made of projectable fabric at its basin. The free public art event, titled Resurgens, will feature a giant phoenix-shaped puppet/screen designed by Atlanta artist Julia Hill accompanied by an original score by Atlanta composer Haddon Kime. As the event's website explains:

"Using...

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Art Review

Wednesday April 8, 2015 09:16 am EDT




We're curious to check out the National Theatre's upcoming broadcast of its production of Behind the Beautiful Forevers. The play is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo's 2012 best-selling non-fiction book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, which follows the interconnected lives of several residents of Annawadi, a...

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Art Review

Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:39 am EDT

A monthly listing of Atlanta art critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five events in Atlanta: 


5) The Breakers, April 16 to May 10. The Goat Farm Arts Center.
A new interactive production written and directed by Michael Haverty will allow viewers to wander through the drama unfolding in a house where all the walls are made of glass....

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Art Review

Wednesday March 25, 2015 12:45 pm EDT

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? Mozart fans are in luck. Not only is the Atlanta Opera preparing for a major production of the popular warhorse The Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre, April 4-12, but across town, the much smaller Capitol City Opera is preparing its own production of the lesser-known Mozart gem The Abduction from the Seraglio, March 27-29, at the Conant Performing Arts Center. We...

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Art Review

Wednesday March 18, 2015 10:15 am EDT

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? Viva Las Vegas, hooray for Hollywood ... and Chicago, that toddlin' town. ?

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Well, Chicago probably needs a little work on its catch phrase, but nonetheless, we've been cheering along this month as some of our favorite Atlanta artists take their work on the road. ?? ?

Lauri Stallings' dance company http://www.gloatl.org/gloATL is in Las Vegas this week as Stallings has...

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Art Review

Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:19 am EDT

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The Atlanta Ballet is releasing a few little pieces here and there which help give an early glimpse into the world of Camino Real, the company's upcoming world premiere ballet based on the play by Tennessee Williams. We especially like costume designer Sandra Woodall's images for the characters, which could almost stand on their own as artistic renderings of Williams' characters....

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Art Review

Wednesday March 4, 2015 11:53 am EST



5) Capitol City Opera performs Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," March 27-29, Conant Performing Arts Center.
? The small opera company takes on Mozart's work, the first full Atlanta performance of the piece in 35 years. ? 4) Atlanta drag queen Violet Chachki competes on season 7 of the Logo TV series "RuPaul's Drag Race." Monday nights.
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Art Review

Wednesday February 25, 2015 10:30 am EST



"That was the weirdest movie," is a phrase that likely gets tossed around whenever a film ends strangely, abruptly, or unpredictably, but that distinction undoubtedly belongs to David Lynch's Eraserhead. The 1977 film will get a rare Atlanta screening at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema next week. Although the film is available on http://www.criterion.com/Criterion Blu-Ray and DVD,...

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Art Review

Wednesday February 18, 2015 10:30 am EST

For the Atlanta Ballet, December means Christmas and The Nutcracker. February brings Valentine's Day and Roméo et Juliette. And this year, March will mean ... Tennessee Williams?

That's right. Things will be busy over at the ballet this month because in late March, the company will perform an all-new world premiere adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Camino Real created by the company's new...

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Art Review

Wednesday February 11, 2015 09:45 am EST

If I were to tell you that that there's a made-in-Atlanta sci-fi horror movie starring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, and John Huston with Italian actor Franco Nero in a walk-on role as Jesus Christ, and radio host Neal Boortz playing a member of a criminal conspiracy, you'd probably ask what I'd been smoking lately.

Well, fair enough. Maybe someone was smoking something...

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Art Review

Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:45 am EST

A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 

5. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Feb. 5-7, Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
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4. Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, Feb. 12 to Mar. 1, Theatrical Outfit....

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Art Review

Wednesday January 28, 2015 10:26 am EST

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  • “You have a medium at your disposal which offers real power, if you only can find out how to use it," wrote Winston Churchill about painting in 1921. A temporary exhibition in Atlanta exhibits Churchill's work, some of which is being shown for the first time.

This is your last week to see the paintings of Winston Churchill in Atlanta, an...

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