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Wednesday November 26, 2008 12:04 am EST
Gangly, charmingly quirky character actor and blogger James Urbaniak became a familiar face to indie-movie audiences thanks to breakthrough roles in American Splendor and Hal Hartley's Henry Fool. He's most respected for his Drama Desk-nominated turn in the acclaimed one-man show Thom Pain (Based on Nothing), but may be most beloved as one of the lead voice actors on Adult Swim's "The Venture... | more...

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Wednesday November 19, 2008 12:04 am EST
Ballethnic Dance Company co-founders (and spouses) Nena Gilreath and Waverly T. Lucas II referred to their homegrown take on Tchaikovsky, Urban Nutcracker, as "A Holiday Tradition in the Making" when they first staged the ballet in 1992. Urban Nutcracker has subsequently become an Atlanta tradition and returns Nov. 21-23 at the Ferst Center for the Arts with performances that will undoubtedly... | more...

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Wednesday November 19, 2008 12:04 am EST
The budget bailout | more...

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Wednesday November 12, 2008 12:04 am EST
Actor and humorist John Hodgman isn't some kind of human computer, although he plays the PC on Apple's popular "I'm a Mac" ads. He does qualify as a font of obscure knowledge and "fake facts" in his recurring appearances as a "Resident Expert" on "The Daily Show" and through such books as his latest, More Information Than You Require, which he'll be signing at the Buckhead Barnes & Noble on... | more...

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Wednesday October 29, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Corsets, dolls, bungee cords and clawfoot bathtubs provide part of the repertoire in Dirty Pretty, Zoetic Dance Ensemble's latest feat of athletic modern dance playing Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at 7 Stages. Ellen McCollister, a member of Zoetic's all-female ensemble for eight years, talks about the demands of being a dancer and the development of Zoetic's playful signature imagery. McCollister graduated... | more...

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Wednesday October 22, 2008 12:04 am EDT
The swans come home to roost when the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra returns to perform live accompaniment for Swan Lake, the Atlanta Ballet's first show of the 2008-2009 season at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 23. The Atlanta Ballet had switched to prerecorded music in 2006 over budgetary disputes with the orchestra, but donors recently stepped in to ensure that the 48-piece... | more...

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Monday October 20, 2008 05:06 pm EDT

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ART FUSION 40 CELEBRATED WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER’S 40TH  YEAR: Atlanta’s moneyed art patrons are notoriously conservative and uptight.

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Decades before Madison Avenue suits were defining the "look" of Obama's and McCain's presidential bids, Emory Douglas presided as the godfather of the Black Panther Party's visual identity. Douglas' posters, illustrations, flyers and other ephemera are instantly recognizable for the late-60s, power-to-the-people aesthetic they helped create. Douglas will be reviewing his work during the Party's... | more...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT
You've probably never seen Bob Bergen before, but chances are you've heard his voice. For 25 years, the Los Angeles-based voice actor has worked in film, television shows and commercials, and is probably most famously known as the current voice of Porky Pig. Atlantans will get the rare opportunity to lay eyes on Bergen when he brings his one-man show to the Basement Theatre on Oct. 17. He also... | more...

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Tuesday October 14, 2008 09:51 pm EDT
image-1<span style="font-size: 10pt;font-family: "Bookman Old Style&quot&quot&quot&quot">Just in time for Election Day, Arts Engine Inc. releases the documentary Election Day and nine other DVDs as part of its Ten Year Anniversary Collection boxed set. Arts Engine Inc. produces socially conscious documentaries and advocates such projects as MediaRights.org, an &#147;on-line commons&#148; for... | more...

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Wednesday October 8, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Investigative journalist and Harper's Washington editor Ken Silverstein wanted to find out how low Capitol Hill lobbyists would go for a buck (or at least a couple hundred thousand). So he went undercover as a corporate middleman representing the Stalinist dictatorship Turkmenistan and found that there were actually people willing to influence public policy and opinion for a regime deemed "one... | more...

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Wednesday October 8, 2008 12:04 am EDT

While all the other kids were out playing ball and stuff, I used to stay in my room and imagine that there was a camera in the wall. And I used to really believe that I was putting on a television show and that it was going out to somewhere in the world.

– Andy Kaufman as quoted in Michael Largo's new novel Genius and Heroin: The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession, and Reckless...

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Wednesday October 8, 2008 12:04 am EDT
One of Atlanta's most acclaimed young stage directors, Joe Gfaller haunts the Alliance Theatre by day as associate director of marketing and brand management. He's directed terrific productions of plays by David Mamet and Caryl Churchill for 7 Stages, and is currently helming Steven Dietz's adaptation of Dracula, which opens Oct. 9 at Aurora Theatre. He talks about his research into the lore of... | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT

"And now here is my secret. A very simple secret. Repeat after me so you will always remember it. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly ... What is essential is invisible to the eye."

– The title character of The Little Prince, a stage adaptation of the classic children's book by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, playing through Oct. 26 at 7 Stages

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT
The Second City: Too Busy to Hate ... Too Hard to Commute, playing at the Alliance Hertz Stage through Oct. 26, will test Atlanta's ability to laugh at itself. The comedy revue combines new material about Atlanta with classic sketches from Chicago's legendary Second City troupe, for decades an incubator of future comedy stars from Fred Willard to Mike Myers to Steve Carell. Second City veteran... | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Besides authoring more than 40 plays over the years, Lewis Black has built a comedic empire calling "bullshit" on everything from politics to pop culture to religion. Currently, he mediates debates on the merits of beer vs. weed and sororities vs. strip clubs, among other vices, on Comedy Central's "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil." And while he may be best-known for acerbic rants such as "Back... | more...

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Tuesday September 23, 2008 09:10 pm EDT

image-1The Atlanta Ballet announced yesterday that a live orchestra will accompany a selection of its 2008-09 performances. The ballet made the switch to digital music in 2006 to save money. According to the press release:

Swan Lake, the October season opener, February&#146;s Dracula, a favorite of Atlanta audiences, and the May world premier of John McFall&#146;s Don Quixote will feature...

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Wednesday September 17, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Comedian stands up for sexy | more...

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Wednesday September 17, 2008 12:04 am EDT
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother by Judy Gold | more...

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Wednesday September 17, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Photographer mounts solo show at Whitespace | more...

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Wednesday September 10, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Where the River Ends by Charles Martin | more...

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Wednesday September 10, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Actor makes Synchronicity debut in Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter | more...

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Wednesday September 10, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Artist's painting to represent Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride, Sept. 13-14 | more...

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Wednesday September 3, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Peachtree Battle creators | more...

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Wednesday September 3, 2008 12:04 am EDT
The good Fête | more...