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Tuesday June 10, 2008 08:00 am EDT
image-1Who knew a Ouija board could be more than a comical component of game night? In his exhibit FUN AND GAMES, continuing Tues., JUNE 10, Ben Goldman uses all his fingers and none of the lighthearted nature of questioning the Ouija to create works of art such as "Sweet Dreams," a piece done in ink, directly on familiar game boards. Through July 25. Free. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10... | more...

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Tuesday June 10, 2008 03:46 am EDT

1) Ingrid Michaelson plays Variety Playhouse.

image-12) Masaru Emoto, author of Hidden Messages in Water, discusses his photographic process at Georgia World Congress Center.

3) Comedian Dale Jones begins his three-day stop at the Punchline.

4) Stevie Nicks performs at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

5) Whole World Theatre hosts Improv Comedy.

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Monday June 9, 2008 03:23 pm EDT

For years, I’ve studiously avoided “Top Chef,” Bravo’s reality chef-competition show — which is unusual for me considering my near obsession with practically all things Bravo reality-TV programming. (And in my defense, I do believe the best of the crop, “Project Runway,” is a multi-Emmy nominee, no?)

But “Top Chef” eluded me for years mainly on...

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Monday June 9, 2008 08:00 am EDT



(Image courtesy Ernesto Cuevas)

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Monday June 9, 2008 03:45 am EDT

1) Ben Goldman’s exhibit, Fun and Games, continues at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

2) Rick Fowler performs at Smith’s Olde Bar with Mighty Orq, Brian Wright & the Waco Tragedies, and Quadrosonic.

3) Full Radius Dance presents http://atlantahappenings.creativeloafing.com/gbase/Events/Event?oid=oid:409556&max=10Sideshow dance performance at 7 Stages.

4) Steven...

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Sunday June 8, 2008 03:45 am EDT

image-11) Don Dixon performs at Eddie’s Attic.

2) Virginia-Highland Summerfest wraps up its final day on Virginia Avenue.

3) Jim Breuer finishes his four-day stop at the Funny Farm.

4) Apache Café hosts FFX: Free Forum Exchange spoken-word open mic.

5) Atlanta Stage Write Productions presents the second annual 9 x 9 '08: Nine Plays by Nine Playwrights at Norcross...

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Saturday June 7, 2008 03:45 am EDT

image-11) Comedian Margaret Cho performs at the Tabernacle for one night only.

2) Indie Craft Experience hosts “Lucky No. 7” at Centennial Olympic Park.

3) Little Five Points’ Five Spot hosts a solid bill including Feeding Fingers, Slow Motion Crash, Cinetrope and more.

4) A (new) Genre Landscape opens at Cyclorama in Grant Park.

5) ZZ Top performs at Chastain...

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Friday June 6, 2008 11:11 pm EDT



Personalities such as Tribe carry Reiss' (Better Living Through Circuitry) and producer Tracy Wares' enlightening and fast-paced film. Bomb It traces the art and its counter culture from its origins in 1960s Philadelphia to its current state around the world in cities such as Paris, London, Tokyo and São Paulo through the eyes of those who live it.

Bomb It was released on DVD May...

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Friday June 6, 2008 09:47 pm EDT

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So where is everyone with Adam Sandler? As we head into the weekend and what feels like the zillionth vehicle, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, I'm at a complete loss as to whether to consider Sandler a legitimate comedic talent of his generation. It's been long enough since his departure from his mugging days on "Saturday Night Live," and he now has what we haughtily refer to as a...

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Friday June 6, 2008 08:30 pm EDT
James Hong may be the most famous Asian face you've never heard of. You may remember him as Wong in last year's Balls of Fury, or as Chen in the TV series "The Big Bang Theory," doing the usual stereotypical Asian role that is being examined this month on Turner Classic Movie's "Race and Hollywood: Asian Images in Hollywood." He's also had small roles in some of the great films of his... | more...

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Friday June 6, 2008 07:24 pm EDT

Get ready to face reality in the next two weekends with a couple of reality TV casting calls.

For all you bad girls out there, Bunim-Murray Productions is lookingimage-1 for seven women (not ladies) with attitude (problems) for the 3rd season of Oxygen's hit series "The Bad Girls Club" — it's like VH1's "Charm School," but with more heart and fewer references to Flavor Flav. So if you...

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Friday June 6, 2008 03:18 pm EDT

Today’s Air Loaf features CL’s Chanté LaGon and David Lee Simmons chatting about Surfwise, a film about the traveling Paskowitz family (opening tonight at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema), as well as comedian Margaret Cho whose Beautiful Tour stops at the Tabernacle this Sat., June 7.

Air Loaf is broadcast weekdays on 1690 WMLB-AM at approximately 8:10 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m....

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Friday June 6, 2008 08:00 am EDT
image-1Billed as a traveling one-hour salute to politics in what is sure to be a year filled with them, Twinhead Theatre's DONKEY PUNCH! challenges a deeply ingrained aversion to heading to the polls by heading to the bars Fri., JUNE 6. The 13-member Twinhead ensemble, directed by Diana Brown, takes a less conventional approach to battling voter apathy by tackling politics – and Uncle Sam... | more...

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Friday June 6, 2008 08:00 am EDT
image-1Ethan Miller is best-known for the droning art metal of his other band, Comets on Fire. But with HOWLIN RAIN, performing Fri., JUNE 6, Miller helms a show of baroque, psychedelic rock jams that are laced with nods to the avant-garde. But above all else, Howlin Rain is a rock band that's rooted in the traditions of Jefferson Airplane in the '60s, the Byrds and the good Grateful Dead... | more...

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Friday June 6, 2008 03:45 am EDT

1) The Dixie Bee-Liners play Eddie’s Attic with openers the Chapmans.

2) "Last Comic Standing" alum Gabriel Iglesias performs at the Punchline.

3) Theatre Decatur presents opening weekend of A ... My Name Is Alice.

4) Battlestar Galactica goes down at Java Lords.

5) Django hosts Party with a Purpose, featuring art, music, and drink and dinner specials, to benefit the...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 10:36 pm EDT
Dad's Garage Theatre's zombie musical Song of the Living Dead (written by Matt Horgan and Travis Sharp, with songs by Eric Frampton) has its world premiere on Fri., June 6. To give you a taste, the playhouse and Cougars Film Group have produced this trailer, and it's probably the most effective Youtube-ready video clip I've ever seen for a new stage play. The actors include Gabriel Dean, Z... | more...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 09:36 pm EDT

My review of Kung Fu Panda has hit the internet — and so, too, has one of my favorite scenes from the surprisingly entertaining cartoon feature. The voices are provided by Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman, and it'll probably make you hungry for dumplings. I recommend you watch the bigger, clearer image here, but this is good enough:

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Thursday June 5, 2008 07:04 pm EDT
The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the 40th anniversary of which is remembered today, was the first historical moment that had any kind of resonance with me. There remain only fragments of it: plopped on my family’s living-room floor while my family, including my Massachusetts-born father, watched the news coverage. I knew something bad had happened, and I think I remember it being... | more...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 06:52 pm EDT

The perfect joke makes you forget about your life. The perfect joke makes you remember about your life. The perfect joke is stupid when you write it down. The perfect joke was not made up by one person. It passed through the air and you caught it. A perfect joke is somewhere between an angel and a fart.

– From The Clean House, a domestic comedy by Sarah Ruhl, playing through June 29...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 05:49 pm EDT
image-1He's played the First Amish Man in Space, and perhaps even more impressively, former President Jimmy Carter (while Jimmy Carter was in the audience!). Now Matt Horgan, ensemble improviser at Dad's Garage, puts character to paper in co-scripting (with Travis Sharp) Song of the Living Dead!: A Zombie Musical. The musical, directed by Kate Warner with music composed by Eric Frampton, runs... | more...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 04:48 pm EDT

image-1Fahamu Pecou's neo-pop expressionist self-portraits are familiar to any Atlantan who's been paying attention to local art over the last half dozen or so years. Formerly represented by Ty Stokes Gallery, Pecou's latest junket, Something Like a Fahamenon, opens at Midtown's Vaknin Gallery on June 7.

Continue reading Speakeasy.

(Photo courtesy of Fahamu Pecou)

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Thursday June 5, 2008 03:42 pm EDT

image-1Summer is about here, and so is Mattress Factory's Summer Open Studios. The semi-annual event features painting, photography and sculpture from more than a dozen local artists. Admission is free, and all art is available for purchase.

The event is this Sat., June 7 from noon-10 p.m. at Mattress Factory Studios, 290 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

The show features artwork by...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 02:29 pm EDT

Today’s Air Loaf features CL’s Chanté LaGon and David Lee Simmons chatting about Song of the Living Dead!: A Zombie Musical at Dad's Garage. The musical, directed by Kate Warner with music composed by Eric Frampton, runs June 6-July 5.

Air Loaf is broadcast weekdays on 1690 WMLB-AM at approximately 8:10 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

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Thursday June 5, 2008 08:00 am EDT
image-1When Pat Sullivan, aka "Papa Crazee," defected from the ranks of Brooklyn smart rockers Oneida, he embarked on a journey. That journey led the vocalist and guitarist far from the ballsy and oddball rock stylings of his past to pursue a tamer, countrified Americana. Six-piece alt-country outfit OAKLEY HALL tours Thurs., JUNE 5, under Sullivan's lead in support of I'll Follow You (Merge),... | more...

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Thursday June 5, 2008 03:45 am EDT

1) Mixed-media artists Ernesto Cuevas and Cullen Washington Jr. open their dual exhibit New Perspectives during Turner First Thursdays Downtown Artswalk at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

image-12) Railroad Earth performs at the Variety Playhouse.

3) MSNBC correspondent Richard Engel reads and signs War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq at Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.

4) Round...

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