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Poets, Artists & Madmen

As an entertainment writer, I’ve definitely had my share of doubts. I think to myself, “should I be covering politics, something the typical reader might consider more newsworthy?” But it is in this dark time of political discourse that covering the arts is more vital than ever. It is individualized thoughts and emotions that art provokes that keep viewers curious and grounded. It isn’t so much what is actually on the canvas, but the chance to start dialogue. This issue’s Poets, Artists, and Madmen are doing their thing to bring life to whitespace and ignite a conversational fire, and it is our hope that they will continue to set the tone for creative awareness through art made for the people, by the people.

— Lauren Leathers, Events Editor



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2018 Critics Pick: Best Photographer BOA Award Winner

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Tropico Photo

2018 Critics Pick: Best Place for an Art and Coffee Combo BOA Award Winner

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Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery

2018 Critics Pick: Best Place for Celebrity Sighting BOA Award Winner

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Clermont Lounge

2018 Critics Pick: Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

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Plaza Theatre
The Plaza Theatre has seen many reversals of fortune since opening in 1939, but its Art Deco flourishes and lived-in fixtures make it an ideal place to celebrate moviegoing. Plus, the Atlanta Film Festival and such screenings as Professor Morte's Silver Screen Spook Show, Lips Down on Dixie's hostingmore...
The Plaza Theatre has seen many reversals of fortune since opening in 1939, but its Art Deco flourishes and lived-in fixtures make it an ideal place to celebrate moviegoing. Plus, the Atlanta Film Festival and such screenings as Professor Morte's Silver Screen Spook Show, Lips Down on Dixie's hosting of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cineprov and Plazadrome capture the spirit of cinema beyond Hollywood product. less...

2018 Critics Pick: Best Place to Take the Kids BOA Award Winner

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Piedmont Park

2018 Critics Pick: Best Poet BOA Award Winner

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Nicholas Goodly

2018 Critics Pick: Best Public Art Event BOA Award Winner

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Elevate

2018 Critics Pick: Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

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OuterSpace Project

2018 Critics Pick: Best Radio Personality BOA Award Winner

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Lois Reitzes

2018 Critics Pick: Best Radio Station BOA Award Winner

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WCLK-FM Jazz 91.9

2018 Critics Pick: Best Spoken Word Artist BOA Award Winner

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Barry Lee

2018 Critics Pick: Best Street Art/Graffiti BOA Award Winner

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MARTA stations Fahamu Pecou

2018 Critics Pick: Best Street Character BOA Award Winner

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Brenda Carlyle

2018 Critics Pick: Best Stripper Other Than Blondie BOA Award Winner

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Brittany Flaherty

2018 Critics Pick: Best Tattoo Artist BOA Award Winner

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Maya Bailey

2018 Critics Pick: Best Tattoo Artist BOA Award Winner

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Charles Chatov

2018 Critics Pick: Best Theater Company BOA Award Winner

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Actor's Express
For 30 years, Actor's Express has been taking risks and breaking boundaries. They've always aimed high artistically and (almost) always meet or exceed audience expectations. Artistic director Freddie Ashley chooses challenging comedies, musicals, and dramas, and the directors he hires pull brave, gutsymore...
For 30 years, Actor's Express has been taking risks and breaking boundaries. They've always aimed high artistically and (almost) always meet or exceed audience expectations. Artistic director Freddie Ashley chooses challenging comedies, musicals, and dramas, and the directors he hires pull brave, gutsy performances from some of the best actors around. less...

2018 Critics Pick: Best Visual Artist BOA Award Winner

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Greg Mike
Greg Mike has left a lasting impression on art in the city and has killed it this year between consistently painting huge murals, putting together and founding Outerspace Project, building up ABV Agency and Gallery, and locking himself in a room for two weeks this past July with nothing but black ink,more...

Greg Mike has left a lasting impression on art in the city and has killed it this year between consistently painting huge murals, putting together and founding Outerspace Project, building up ABV Agency and Gallery, and locking himself in a room for two weeks this past July with nothing but black ink, brushes, and the bare necessities to fill eight walls at Restaurant Holmes. To keep the party going, he has more than 20 new works in progress. Mad props.

Courtesy of Greg Mike Art

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2018 Critics Pick: Best Photographer BOA Award Winner

Tropico Photo

2018 Critics Pick: Best Place for an Art and Coffee Combo BOA Award Winner

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery

2018 Critics Pick: Best Place to See a Movie BOA Award Winner

Plaza Theatre
The Plaza Theatre has seen many reversals of fortune since opening in 1939, but its Art Deco flourishes and lived-in fixtures make it an ideal place to celebrate moviegoing. Plus, the Atlanta Film Festival and such screenings as Professor Morte's Silver Screen Spook Show, Lips Down on Dixie's hostingmore...
The Plaza Theatre has seen many reversals of fortune since opening in 1939, but its Art Deco flourishes and lived-in fixtures make it an ideal place to celebrate moviegoing. Plus, the Atlanta Film Festival and such screenings as Professor Morte's Silver Screen Spook Show, Lips Down on Dixie's hosting of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cineprov and Plazadrome capture the spirit of cinema beyond Hollywood product. less...

2018 Critics Pick: Best Poet BOA Award Winner

Nicholas Goodly

2018 Critics Pick: Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

OuterSpace Project

2018 Critics Pick: Best Radio Personality BOA Award Winner

Lois Reitzes

2018 Critics Pick: Best Radio Station BOA Award Winner

WCLK-FM Jazz 91.9

2018 Critics Pick: Best Street Art/Graffiti BOA Award Winner

MARTA stations Fahamu Pecou

2018 Critics Pick: Best Street Character BOA Award Winner

Brenda Carlyle

2018 Critics Pick: Best Tattoo Artist BOA Award Winner

Maya Bailey

2018 Critics Pick: Best Tattoo Artist BOA Award Winner

Charles Chatov

2018 Critics Pick: Best Theater Company BOA Award Winner

Actor's Express
For 30 years, Actor's Express has been taking risks and breaking boundaries. They've always aimed high artistically and (almost) always meet or exceed audience expectations. Artistic director Freddie Ashley chooses challenging comedies, musicals, and dramas, and the directors he hires pull brave, gutsymore...
For 30 years, Actor's Express has been taking risks and breaking boundaries. They've always aimed high artistically and (almost) always meet or exceed audience expectations. Artistic director Freddie Ashley chooses challenging comedies, musicals, and dramas, and the directors he hires pull brave, gutsy performances from some of the best actors around. less...

2018 Critics Pick: Best Visual Artist BOA Award Winner

Greg Mike
Greg Mike has left a lasting impression on art in the city and has killed it this year between consistently painting huge murals, putting together and founding Outerspace Project, building up ABV Agency and Gallery, and locking himself in a room for two weeks this past July with nothing but black ink,more...

Greg Mike has left a lasting impression on art in the city and has killed it this year between consistently painting huge murals, putting together and founding Outerspace Project, building up ABV Agency and Gallery, and locking himself in a room for two weeks this past July with nothing but black ink, brushes, and the bare necessities to fill eight walls at Restaurant Holmes. To keep the party going, he has more than 20 new works in progress. Mad props.

Courtesy of Greg Mike Art

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2018 Readers Pick: Best Art Exhibit BOA Award Winner

The Atlanta Beltline

2018 Readers Pick: Best Art Market BOA Award Winner

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival

2018 Readers Pick: Best Beer Festival BOA Award Winner

Decatur Beer Festival

2018 Readers Pick: Best Book by a Local Author BOA Award Winner

Chocolate Covered Honey Buns by Sean Fahie

2018 Readers Pick: Best Book Event BOA Award Winner

AJC Decatur Book Festival

2018 Readers Pick: Best Bouncer BOA Award Winner

Scott Schweitzer at Whiskey Blue

2018 Readers Pick: Best Comedy Show BOA Award Winner

Cineprov at The Plaza Theatre

2018 Readers Pick: Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Phoenix

2018 Readers Pick: Best Gallery BOA Award Winner

High Museum

2018 Readers Pick: Best Gallery Show/Art Exhibition BOA Award Winner

Golden Hour at Oakland Cemetery

2018 Readers Pick: Best Instagrammer BOA Award Winner

atl_bucketlist

2018 Readers Pick: Best Library BOA Award Winner

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

2018 Readers Pick: Best Literary Event BOA Award Winner

AJC Decatur Book Festival

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Actor BOA Award Winner

Allison Hastings

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Athlete BOA Award Winner

Matt Ryan

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Emily Giffin

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Celebrity BOA Award Winner

Donald Glover

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Comedian BOA Award Winner

Lace Larabee

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Craft Market BOA Award Winner

Inman Park Festival

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Hero BOA Award Winner

Arthur Blank

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Play BOA Award Winner

Black Nerd

2018 Readers Pick: Best Mural BOA Award Winner

Northside Hospital's Lynn Teague Tribute by Ryan Coleman

2018 Readers Pick: Best Muralist BOA Award Winner

Occasional Superstar - Fabian Williams

2018 Readers Pick: Best Museum BOA Award Winner

Center for Civil and Human Rights

2018 Readers Pick: Best Museum Exhibition BOA Award Winner

Choze at Mason Fine Art

2018 Readers Pick: Best Photographer BOA Award Winner

Phyllis Iller

2018 Readers Pick: Best Place to Take the Kids BOA Award Winner

Fernbank Museum

2018 Readers Pick: Best Poet BOA Award Winner

Jessica Katoff

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