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Best Of Atlanta 2009 Poets Madmen Large


Poets, Artists & Madmen

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Of all things glittery and shiny we witnessed just before the economy officially flew off the rails, nothing was glitterier or shinier than last...

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Last fall, Actor’s Express’ production of Paul Rudnick’s The New Century presented a dream team of Atlanta comic talent with LALA COCHRAN,...

Best new theatrical venue BOA Award Winner

The SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER is the long overdue cultural venue on Atlanta’s southwest side — but the name doesn’t convey just how impressive...

Best visual artist BOA Award Winner

Installation and conceptual artist DANIELLE RONEY was already making thoughtful art that put her in the league of nationally and internationally recognized...

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

It’s not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative...

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

The Atlanta art scene might not be the most hospitable place for an Afro-Cuban political dissident who just wants to preach revolution while getting his...

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Atlanta's dance scene teems with modern and contemporary companies vying for recognition, but with each new showcase, Zoetic Dance Ensemble sets the...

Rich Pick: Best theater company BOA Award Winner

The spirit of “the show must go on” is alive and well at GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE. The economic downturn forced the company to cancel its annual...

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Art Papers is more widely known for its annual art auction blowout, which somehow persuades large swaths of the Atlanta art community to show up in the...

Best book event BOA Award Winner

For bibliophiles, the DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL is simply impossible to ignore. The largest independent book festival in the country, DBF brings a staggering...

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Now that the price of gas has come down, there’s no excuse for ITP-centric Atlantans not to make the trek out to Dunwoody’s SPRUILL GALLERY....

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

The last year witnessed a woeful lot of new trends. We don’t need to remind you about tanking home prices, skyrocketing unemployment, and widespread...

Best peek into an art collector's vault BOA Award Winner

Curator Stuart Horodner’s 11th-hour tour de force MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center reminded us of the old...

Best reason to name-drop BOA Award Winner

Odds are, you’re not going to run into SALMAN RUSHDIE while having a beer at the Local or getting your car’s emissions checked. During his...

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

When it came to choosing the best venue for stand-up comedy from the exhaustive list of two full-time comedy clubs actually located in metro Atlanta, new...

Best film event BOA Award Winner

Every year, Atlanta stages an intriguing variety of worthy cinematic activities, including the annual Out on Film Festival, monthly Film Love screenings,...

Best literary love for Atlanta BOA Award Winner

New York Times reporter Warren St. John offered an unconventional kind of underdog sports story with his nonfiction book OUTCASTS UNITED. While profiling...

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

With a one-line role in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Atlanta actress KATE DONADIO signaled that she’s poised...

Filthy Pick: Best public art BOA Award Winner

Armed with maps, Sharpies and $400 worth of wood, a group of local artists organized by WonderRoot and local do-gooder/merry-maker Angel Poventud ART...

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jason Phillips Studio 313-377-7225, www.jasonphillipstudio.com

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

www.susanrebeccawhite.com Runner-up Trailer Trashed by Hollis Gillespie www.hollisgillespie.com

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

www.brooksandcompanydance.blogspot.com. Runner-up Trey McIntyre Project

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

www.joshdweiss.com Runner-up Brett Thompson www.fluidtoons.com

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

Runner-up thoughtmarker.blogspot.com

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

www.myspace.com/thesubliminator Runners-up Kodak Harrison and Theresa Davis

Best opening BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Emergence at Spruill Gallery 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770-394-4019, www.spruillarts.org

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Art festivals

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Runner-up WonderRoot Community Arts Center 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jan Selman allga.org

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Louvre Atlanta at the High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St., 404-733-4444, www.high.org

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

www.atlantaperforms.com Runner-up burnaway.org

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Chris Kayser

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

www.kodacharrison.com. Runner-up Linda Taylor

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Zoetic Dance 1579 Monroe Drive, Suite F, 404-358-7340, www.zoeticdance.org

Best film series BOA Award Winner

www.silverscreamspookshow.com Runner-up Coca-Cola Film Festival

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jessie Dean

Best neighborhood art walk BOA Award Winner

www.castleberryhill.org/artstroll Runner-up Decatur ART Walk decaturartgalleries.com

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Puppets

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse 991 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-0082, www.outwritebooks.com

Best place to hear spoken word BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Apache Cafe 64 Third St., 404-876-5436, www.apachecafe.info

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-1939, www.plazaatlanta.com

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Runner-up WonderRoot Beltline Project 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

www.adultswim.com Runner-up Tie Tyler Perry and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St., 877-523-3288, www.vortexcomedy.com

Best book event BOA Award Winner

www.decaturbookfestival.com Runner-up MJCCA Book Festival

Best film festival BOA Award Winner

atlantafilmfestival.com Runner-up Jewish Film Festival

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

www.castleberryhill.org. Runner-up Little Five Points www.l5p.com

Best play BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Cannibal! The Musical at Dad's Garage Theatre 280 Elizabeth St., 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com

Best stage director BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Susan Reid

Best touring play BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jersey Boys at Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St., 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Runner-up The Alcove 2852 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-663-0159, www.alcovearts.com

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.E., Suite 8, 404-522-0655, www.eyedrum.org

Best local author BOA Award Winner

www.hollisgillespie.com Runner-up Pearl Cleage

Best local playwright BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Steve Yockey

Best museum BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 535 Means St., 404-688-2500, www.nexuspress.org

Best theater company BOA Award Winner

Horizon Theatre
Runner-up Aurora Theatre 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville, 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com

Best art event BOA Award Winner

Of all things glittery and shiny we witnessed just before the economy officially flew off the rails, nothing was glitterier or shinier than last...

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jason Phillips Studio 313-377-7225, www.jasonphillipstudio.com

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

www.susanrebeccawhite.com Runner-up Trailer Trashed by Hollis Gillespie www.hollisgillespie.com

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Last fall, Actor’s Express’ production of Paul Rudnick’s The New Century presented a dream team of Atlanta comic talent with LALA COCHRAN,...

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

www.brooksandcompanydance.blogspot.com. Runner-up Trey McIntyre Project

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

www.joshdweiss.com Runner-up Brett Thompson www.fluidtoons.com

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

Runner-up thoughtmarker.blogspot.com

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

www.myspace.com/thesubliminator Runners-up Kodak Harrison and Theresa Davis

Best new theatrical venue BOA Award Winner

The SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER is the long overdue cultural venue on Atlanta’s southwest side — but the name doesn’t convey just how impressive...

Best opening BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Emergence at Spruill Gallery 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770-394-4019, www.spruillarts.org

Best place to score affordable art BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Art festivals

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Runner-up WonderRoot Community Arts Center 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jan Selman allga.org

Best visual artist BOA Award Winner

Installation and conceptual artist DANIELLE RONEY was already making thoughtful art that put her in the league of nationally and internationally recognized...

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Louvre Atlanta at the High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St., 404-733-4444, www.high.org

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

www.atlantaperforms.com Runner-up burnaway.org

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

It’s not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative...

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Chris Kayser

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

www.kodacharrison.com. Runner-up Linda Taylor

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

The Atlanta art scene might not be the most hospitable place for an Afro-Cuban political dissident who just wants to preach revolution while getting his...

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Zoetic Dance 1579 Monroe Drive, Suite F, 404-358-7340, www.zoeticdance.org

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Atlanta's dance scene teems with modern and contemporary companies vying for recognition, but with each new showcase, Zoetic Dance Ensemble sets the...

Best film series BOA Award Winner

www.silverscreamspookshow.com Runner-up Coca-Cola Film Festival

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jessie Dean

Best neighborhood art walk BOA Award Winner

www.castleberryhill.org/artstroll Runner-up Decatur ART Walk decaturartgalleries.com

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Puppets

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse 991 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-0082, www.outwritebooks.com

Best place to hear spoken word BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Apache Cafe 64 Third St., 404-876-5436, www.apachecafe.info

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-1939, www.plazaatlanta.com

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Runner-up WonderRoot Beltline Project 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

www.adultswim.com Runner-up Tie Tyler Perry and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St., 877-523-3288, www.vortexcomedy.com

Rich Pick: Best theater company BOA Award Winner

The spirit of “the show must go on” is alive and well at GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE. The economic downturn forced the company to cancel its annual...

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Art Papers is more widely known for its annual art auction blowout, which somehow persuades large swaths of the Atlanta art community to show up in the...

Best book event BOA Award Winner

For bibliophiles, the DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL is simply impossible to ignore. The largest independent book festival in the country, DBF brings a staggering...

Best book event BOA Award Winner

www.decaturbookfestival.com Runner-up MJCCA Book Festival

Best film festival BOA Award Winner

atlantafilmfestival.com Runner-up Jewish Film Festival

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Now that the price of gas has come down, there’s no excuse for ITP-centric Atlantans not to make the trek out to Dunwoody’s SPRUILL GALLERY....

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

www.castleberryhill.org. Runner-up Little Five Points www.l5p.com

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

The last year witnessed a woeful lot of new trends. We don’t need to remind you about tanking home prices, skyrocketing unemployment, and widespread...

Best peek into an art collector's vault BOA Award Winner

Curator Stuart Horodner’s 11th-hour tour de force MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center reminded us of the old...

Best play BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Cannibal! The Musical at Dad's Garage Theatre 280 Elizabeth St., 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com

Best reason to name-drop BOA Award Winner

Odds are, you’re not going to run into SALMAN RUSHDIE while having a beer at the Local or getting your car’s emissions checked. During his...

Best stage director BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Susan Reid

Best touring play BOA Award Winner

Runner-up Jersey Boys at Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St., 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org
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