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Best Of Atlanta 2009 Poets Madmen Large


Poets, Artists & Madmen


Best art event BOA Award Winner

Le Flash
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

Lala Cochran, Don Finney And Shelly Mccook
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 dance performance BOA Award Winner

"Dirty Pretty"

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Kate Donadio

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Daniel Thomas May

Best reason to name-drop BOA Award Winner

Salman Rushdie

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Art collectives

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Daniel Thomas May
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

Hammonds House Museum (Featured)
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 visual artist BOA Award Winner

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

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

"El Bicho: 2008/2009"

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Art Signed the Beltline

Best visual artist BOA Award Winner

Danielle Roney

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Dirty Pretty
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

Georgia Shakespeare (Permanently Closed)
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 venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

The Laughing Skull Lounge

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Lala Cochran, Don Finney and Shelly McCook

Best film event BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Film Festival

Best theater company BOA Award Winner

Georgia Shakespeare

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Art Papers Live! Lecture Series
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

Decatur Book Festival
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

Spruill Gallery & Gift Shop
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

Art Collectives
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

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Featured)
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

Salman Rushdie
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

Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)
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 art event BOA Award Winner

"Le Flash

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

"Mergers & Acquisitions"

Best artistic stimulus package BOA Award Winner

Art Papers Live! lecture series

Best literary love for Atlanta BOA Award Winner

"Outcasts United"

Best film event BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Film Festival
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

Outcasts United
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

Kate Donadio
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

Art Signed The Beltline
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 book event BOA Award Winner

Decatur Book Festival

Best new theatrical venue BOA Award Winner

Southwest Arts Center

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Wm Turner Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jason Phillips Studio 313-377-7225, www.jasonphillipstudio.com

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

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

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Brooks and Company Dance
www.brooksandcompanydance.blogspot.com. Runner-up Trey McIntyre Project

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

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

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

BurnAway.org
Runner-up thoughtmarker.blogspot.com

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

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

Best opening BOA Award Winner

Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo (Permanently Closed)
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

Young Blood Boutique
Runner-up Art festivals

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up WonderRoot Community Arts Center 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Extraordinary Machine at Wm Turner Gallery

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

"Crux" by brooks & company dance

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Silver Scream Spook Show

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Hollis Gillespie

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Tom Key

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

Castleberry Hill

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Josh D. Weiss

Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

WonderRoot (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jan Selman allga.org

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

High Museum of Art (Featured)
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

Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Performs
www.atlantaperforms.com Runner-up burnaway.org

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Tom Key
Runner-up Chris Kayser

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Theresa Davis

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Kodac Harrison
www.kodacharrison.com. Runner-up Linda Taylor

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Beep Beep Gallery

Best museum BOA Award Winner

High Museum of Art

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

A Cappella Books

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Best play BOA Award Winner

"The Wild Party" at Onstage Atlanta

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Adult Swim

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Dance

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Ballet (Featured)
Runner-up Zoetic Dance 1579 Monroe Drive, Suite F, 404-358-7340, www.zoeticdance.org

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Silver Scream Spook Show
www.silverscreamspookshow.com Runner-up Coca-Cola Film Festival

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Allison Hastings
Runner-up Jessie Dean

Best neighborhood art walk BOA Award Winner

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
www.castleberryhill.org/artstroll Runner-up Decatur ART Walk decaturartgalleries.com

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

<p>Runner-up<br> Puppets</p>
Runner-up Puppets

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

A Cappella Books (Featured)
Runner-up Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse 991 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-0082, www.outwritebooks.com

Best place to hear spoken word BOA Award Winner

Java Monkey (Permanently Closed)
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

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

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

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

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
Runner-up Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St., 877-523-3288, www.vortexcomedy.com

Best gallery spotlighting local artists BOA Award Winner

Beep Beep Gallery

Best place to hear spoken word BOA Award Winner

Java Monkey

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

The Subliminator

Best established visual artist BOA Award Winner

R. Land

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Decatur Book Festival
www.decaturbookfestival.com Runner-up MJCCA Book Festival
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Best art event BOA Award Winner

Le Flash
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

Wm Turner Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jason Phillips Studio 313-377-7225, www.jasonphillipstudio.com

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

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

Best comedic threesome BOA Award Winner

Lala Cochran, Don Finney And Shelly Mccook
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

Brooks and Company Dance
www.brooksandcompanydance.blogspot.com. Runner-up Trey McIntyre Project

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

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

Best local arts blog BOA Award Winner

BurnAway.org
Runner-up thoughtmarker.blogspot.com

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

The Subliminator
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

Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo (Permanently Closed)
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

Young Blood Boutique
Runner-up Art festivals

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up WonderRoot Community Arts Center 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Extraordinary Machine at Wm Turner Gallery

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

"Dirty Pretty"

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

"Crux" by brooks & company dance

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Kate Donadio

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Silver Scream Spook Show

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Hollis Gillespie

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Daniel Thomas May

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Tom Key

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

Castleberry Hill

Best reason to name-drop BOA Award Winner

Salman Rushdie

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Art collectives

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Josh D. Weiss

Best advocate for the arts BOA Award Winner

WonderRoot (Permanently Closed)
Runner-up Jan Selman allga.org

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

High Museum of Art (Featured)
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

Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Performs
www.atlantaperforms.com Runner-up burnaway.org

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Daniel Thomas May
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

Tom Key
Runner-up Chris Kayser

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Theresa Davis

Best local poet: Tie BOA Award Winner

Kodac Harrison
www.kodacharrison.com. Runner-up Linda Taylor

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

Hammonds House Museum (Featured)
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 visual artist BOA Award Winner

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

Best underground art space BOA Award Winner

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Best orgiastic feast BOA Award Winner

"El Bicho: 2008/2009"

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Beep Beep Gallery

Best museum BOA Award Winner

High Museum of Art

Best place for author reading/signing BOA Award Winner

A Cappella Books

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Best play BOA Award Winner

"The Wild Party" at Onstage Atlanta

Best public art BOA Award Winner

Art Signed the Beltline

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Adult Swim

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Dance

Best visual artist BOA Award Winner

Danielle Roney

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