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Tuesday June 28, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Midtown venue gives aspiring improvisers their shot | more...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 01:00 pm EDT
Fanatical, fun and a little nerdy: Inside the Atlanta ping-pong revival | more...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 05:00 am EDT

Atlanta's unofficial bar pong circuit is filled with colorful and diverse personalities who've got some serious ping-pong game. We're not saying it's impossible to beat these dudes. But you're probably gonna have a hard time beating these dudes, OK?

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If you want to play the best on the bar pong circuit, go the Albert on a Tuesday...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 05:00 am EDT

Even on the bar pong circuit, you'll find players who are very serious about their paddles. In fact, it's probably no coincidence that the players who win the most local tournaments have the best paddles. In fact, some of the top players at the Albert build their own paddles using wood, rubber, glue, etc., that they purchase online.

If you're tired of using the bar's crappy paddle, first of...

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Tuesday June 21, 2011 04:30 am EDT
Book tour/exhibit arrives June 24 at Jackson Fine Art | more...

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Wednesday June 15, 2011 03:18 pm EDT

  • Courtesy WonderRoot
  • WonderRoot's Memorial Drive community center before its multi-colored paint facelift

WonderRoot and Alternate ROOTS announced today a new partnership with the Ethics and the Arts Initiative at the Emory University Center for Ethics and New York-based arts nonprofit Creative Captial to produce the FREE weekend workshop "Internet for Artists" this fall. From the press...

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Monday June 6, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Fiber artists join together for International Yarn Bombing Day and World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 11 | more...

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Thursday June 2, 2011 05:00 pm EDT
Altie may not be real, but yeah, it's a thing | more...

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Thursday June 2, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Beware, all of you Mothmen, Bat Boys and Bigfeet on the loose in the shadows. On the free audio podcast "MonsterTalk," Kennesaw's Blake Smith and his co-hosts Ben Radford and Dr. Karen Stollznow use science and skepticism to poke holes in some of the more spurious claims of cryptid sightings. Smith pays his mortgage with computer programming and web design, but has a passion for paranormal... | more...

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Wednesday June 1, 2011 04:00 am EDT
MA11 celebrates the best of architecture, fashion and more | more...

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Tuesday May 31, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Chinese artist's massive contemplative works on display at MOCA GA | more...

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Tuesday May 24, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Queer fest's 'Mondo Posse' chats about Sissy Bounce, analog tweets, embroidery hoops and more | more...

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Saturday May 14, 2011 10:48 am EDT

  • Charlie McCullers
  • Gina Patterson's "Quietly Walking" is one of the pieces in the Atlanta Ballet's mixed program "Ignition" on stage at the Alliance this weekend.

If there's still any doubt as to whether or not the Atlanta Ballet is a company willing to take risks, Ignition, the mixed program of three new works by young choreographers playing this weekend at the Alliance Theater, should put...

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Friday May 13, 2011 11:39 am EDT

  • Dustin Chambers

About 75 people gathered outside City Hall yesterday to protest proposed budget cuts to the Office of Cultural Affairs. Lining Trinity Avenue in front of City Hall artists, some in costume, and representatives from local arts organizations held a spirited rally with music, chanting and speeches, waving signs at passing cars and letting up cheers when cars honked in support....

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Thursday May 12, 2011 10:21 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis
  • 2010 rally to save Georgia Council for the Arts

Last week, the City of Atlanta announced a new round of budgetary belt-tightening that, yet again, puts arts funding on the proverbial chopping block. Last year it was the state legislature's proposed elimination of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Currently, the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2012 includes a 50 percent...

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Monday May 2, 2011 05:00 am EDT
humanistic approach to street art | more...

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Thursday April 28, 2011 09:00 am EDT

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  • Courtesy of Proper Medium
  • Charlie Brouwer's Rise Up Atlanta in progress



More than 150 artists and craft makers will be part of the Inman Park Festival's massive street market this weekend. In between the world-record-breaking Gnome March and the totally sweet Tour of Homes, you'll be able to peruse R Land's "Pray for ATL" stuff, Mike Snowden's...

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Thursday April 28, 2011 04:02 am EDT
A portrait of the artist as a young blogger | more...

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Tuesday April 19, 2011 04:00 am EDT
What's the environment got to do with it? | more...

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Monday April 11, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Daye's debut solo show, Want To See A Sad Boy Smile? Pay Him, opens Thursday | more...

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Thursday April 7, 2011 04:10 am EDT
Because God has his back | more...

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Thursday April 7, 2011 04:10 am EDT
More from our sit down with the media mogul | more...

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Tuesday April 5, 2011 05:20 pm EDT

  • Courtesy Saltworks and the artist
  • “The March of Democracy, 2010” by Brian Dettmer

This weekend, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia announced the 2011-12 recipients of its annual Working Artists Project awards. Awardees include book surgeon Brian Dettmer, the cartographically inspired Gregor Turk, and site-specific sculptor Martha Whittington, and were chosen with the help of guest...

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Tuesday April 5, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Blood, Bones & Butter avoids self-serving narcissism | more...

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Saturday April 2, 2011 10:04 pm EDT

Fed up with finding their home and building defaced with graffiti, two Old Fourth Ward residents and a nearby business have filed a lawsuit against the people they say are behind the works. The AJC's Kristi Swartz says the lawsuit, filed Friday in Fulton County State Court, seeks $1 million in punitive damages for intentional destruction of property and emotional distress.

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