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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
A city employee, a neighborhood president, and a local artist open up | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
5 founders of emerging arts orgs look back and to the future | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
'Reality is a playground. Gender is a playground.' | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
Creative minds behind @WhyILoveATL and #weloveatl tell city's story | more...

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Wednesday November 5, 2014 11:09 am EST

A monthly listing of Atlanta critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:

5. Deer Bear Wolf's Phoenix Festival, Nov. 15
https://www.facebook.com/events/320985311414230/

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4. Gordon Parks: Segregation Story at the High Museum of Art, Nov. 15 to June 7, 2015
http://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Gordon-Parks.aspx

3. Preservation Hall Jazz...

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Thursday October 30, 2014 12:59 pm EDT

  • Courtesy Kibbee



Kibbee will open Mediated Line, an exhibit of abstractions from Angus Galloway and Lauren Peterson, on Saturday. Galloway creates with a "blind" technique, the better to produce direct/unfiltered marks, according to the gallery, which Galloway then finishes into a complex drawing. Peterson also works within the boundaries of mark-making, though her mixed-media pieces also...

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Thursday October 30, 2014 11:53 am EDT

  • Courtesy MODA
  • HONEY, BOO: The exhibition "Inspiring Beauty" is just one of the things you can do on October 31 if you're in the mood for an out-of-the-ordinary Halloween.

Nothing against costumes, candy, scary films and all the rest, but have you ever felt burned out on Halloween before it even arrives? The fact that stores are now putting out decorations in late August certainly isn't...

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Thursday October 30, 2014 04:00 am EDT
CL scribes visit Netherworld, Chambers of Horror, Zombie Works, Camp Blood and more | more...

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Thursday October 30, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Why Atlanta is this horror host's favorite haunt | more...

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Thursday October 30, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Celebrate the scariest time of the year with Professor Morte, haunted houses, and more | more...

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Thursday October 23, 2014 09:00 am EDT



What a time to be a puppet. Specifically the kind of "giant puppetries" that will be included in Ninja Puppet Productions' and W(,)'s This Darker Life, a "performance emersion" running at The Goat Farm, Thurs.-Sun., that is based on five stories. The production includes Raymond Carr, Bill Taft, S. Bedford, Dani Herd, Brian Griffin, Gregg van Laningham, and Victor Wilson; and has such features...

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Thursday October 23, 2014 01:00 am EDT
Actor/comedian opens Book Festival of MJCCA | more...

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 02:39 pm EDT

  • Photo by Andrew Alexander
  • DAY OF THE DEAD: A detail from Paul Cézanne's "Study of a Skull" (1902-1904). The work is part of the exhibition "Cézanne and the Modern," which opens at the High on Oct. 25.

It's been a bit of a rough fall this year, so it was a pleasure to walk into a preview today for the High Museum's upcoming fall shows and find everyone and everything in the museum seemingly...

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 10:55 am EDT

  • Dustin Chambers/CL File
  • Atlanta-based Joshua Ray Stephens paints a mural off of Edgewood Avenue

A few months ago, arts advocates and neighborhood residents managed to slam the brakes on Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd's proposal to require property owners to seek permission before installing sculptures or painting murals on their land.

Well, the proposal is back. And Sheperd's...

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Monday October 20, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Photographer's latest collection is Poem88 EDITIONS' first publication | more...

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Thursday October 16, 2014 12:43 pm EDT

  • Courtesy Ebony Fashion Fair



The Ebony Fashion Fair is turning 50. Isn't time strange? How it passes. Anyway: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair opens Sunday at the Museum of Design Atlanta, which MODA describes as, "Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others,...

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Thursday October 16, 2014 01:00 am EDT
New author's short story collection proves 'unnerving for everyone' | more...

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Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:00 pm EDT

  • Courtesy La Passante
  • RAIN CHECK: French company La Passante is just one of the groups performing at Elevate, which brings a week of free art events to downtown Atlanta. Check out some critic's picks for the best of the fest below.

This week, we're all about trying to rise up out of the ashes, and there's no better event to help Atlanta do just that than Elevate, which begins this Fri., Oct....

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Thursday October 9, 2014 10:00 am EDT



David Shevlino's Summer Turns to Fall, a collection of paintings, opens Friday at Thomas Deans Fine Art. And it has been more fall-like, finally, hasn't it? One never knows with Georgia; but one is cautiously optimistic. So now is ripe for Shevlino's pieces, several of which recreate summer scenes through a soft focus which suggests nostalgia, or waves of heat. With a reception from 6-8 p.m....

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Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
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Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Best bets for events, thoughts on ATL's LGBT community, and art by John Q | more...

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Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
From the annual Pride Parade to the Commitment Ceremony, Dyke March, and more | more...

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Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
City's art commissioning program encourages cultural growth | more...

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Thursday October 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Program director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival discusses Pride in community | more...

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Wednesday October 8, 2014 01:00 am EDT

  • Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
  • THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: New York critics and audiences alike are raving about Anna Netrebko, who performs as Lady Macbeth alongside Željko Lučić as Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera. Check it out for yourself at Saturday's live broadcast.

Have you ever seen a performance so amazing, so mind-bogglingly incredible that, as you watch, you slowly feel the bonds of...

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Tuesday October 7, 2014 04:00 am EDT
New exhibit encourages viewers to create their own reality | more...

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Thursday October 2, 2014 12:15 pm EDT

  • Carl Martin photograph courtesy Opal Gallery. Chris Verene photograph courtesy Marcia Wood Gallery.
  • From left: Carl Martin, Chris Verene photography



Opal Gallery will open "a visual conversation between Chris Verene and Carl Martin" on Friday night. That is: the pair are contemporary photographers, like documentarians swirled with performance artists — or the kind of people who are brave...

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 10:33 am EDT

A monthly listing of CL critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:

5. The Met Live in HD 2014-15 season begins with Verdi's Macbeth, Oct. 11
http://www.metopera.org/metopera/liveinhd/live-in-hd-2014-15-season

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4. Elevate Atlanta 2014,  Oct. 17-23
http://www.elevateatlantaart.com/

3. Out of Hand Theater presents White Rabbit, Red...

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Accomplished Southern photographer showcases her private life and art in new exhibit | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Craig 'Flux' Singleton and Kevin 'Mr. Soul' Harp on using art to 'change the world' | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Visual artist's new solo exhibition blurs line between biology and technology | more...

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Thursday September 25, 2014 11:30 am EDT

  • Courtesy Mason Murer
  • Libby Rowe, "(sub)Division"



Here is everything, all at once: Mason Murer, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography is dedicating a whole showcase to local photographers. Lucinda Bunnen will open one show, Lucinda’s World, while Margaret Hiden, Libby Rowe, and H. Jennings Sheffield will openFamily as the Vernacular. And of course Fay Gold curates Women in...

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Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:30 am EDT



It's been a busy spring and summer, so we were glad to finally have the chance to sit down a few weeks ago with Morrissey's Autobiography which was published in the U.S. last winter. It's every bit as good as you might...

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Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:21 pm EDT


  • Dustin Chambers/CL File
  • PAINT DRIP: Miami-based artist Kazilla's wall installation from last year's Art Beats + Lyrics show. Kazilla is one of the featured artists for this year's event.


The multi-medium arts showcase that preceded a 24/7 digital radio station of the same name is returning for it's 10th year. Art Beats + Lyrics, Jabari Graham's traveling visual arts and music tour...

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Tuesday September 23, 2014 04:00 am EDT
The Jimi Hendrix of hip-hop talks Atlanta rap, Adult Swim, and his own creative whims | more...

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Tuesday September 23, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Organization's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series explores the other side of 'ATLwood' | more...

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Monday September 22, 2014 04:00 am EDT
The Loss Prevention pays tribute to longtime civil rights pioneer in new public artwork | more...

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Thursday September 18, 2014 11:37 am EDT



Isn't it fun to grow older? Or at least: two of the city's arts groups are celebrating anniversaries this weekend. The oldest is the Arts Exchange, which turns 30 on Sunday with a Galabration (get it?) from 2-9 p.m., at the Paul Robeson Theatre. The whole affair is actually a benefit party, concert, poetry reading, and dance recital. Lots of media there crisscrossing, co-mingling, and...

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Thursday September 18, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Best of Atlanta 2014 | more...

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Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00 am EDT
We like being right almost as much as we like great theater, which is one of the reasons we've been enjoying watching the career trajectory of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne this year. At the beginning of 2014, we predicted that this would be a big year for Payne by naming him as one of our 20 People to Watch in 2014. Not long after his play Only Light in Reno had its world premiere in... | more...

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Thursday September 11, 2014 12:30 pm EDT

  • Courtesy Actor's Express
  • Costume sketches by Erik Teague



Some sizzle, as we all try and pretend that summer is over: Actor’s Express has kicked off its 27th season with Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton's intricately seductive (and seductively intricate) play, based on the classic novel, later the foundation for two films — an eponymous adaptation and the deliciously...

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Thursday September 11, 2014 01:00 am EDT
Best of Atlanta 2014 | more...

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Wednesday September 10, 2014 10:38 am EDT

  • Johan Persson
  • SHADE: Gillian Anderson must learn to rely on the kindness of strangers as Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." The show will be broadcast to Atlanta movie theaters on September 16.

Live broadcasts from the world's major art institutions have become a big trend at movie theaters across the world in recent years, though the Atlanta market...

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Tuesday September 9, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Between ratchetness and respectability, the Hudsons are hustling their flow | more...

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Friday September 5, 2014 11:00 am EDT
Paralympic medalist and DWTS finalist takes center stage on Oprah's national tour | more...

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Thursday September 4, 2014 12:00 pm EDT

  • Courtesy the artist
  • Still from Cécile B. Evans, "How Happy A Thing Can Be," 2014, HD video, dimensions variable



At the Ponce City Market, ART PAPERS opens Movable Types, featuring Rosa Aiello, Jennifer Bonner, Budd Dees and Galen Olmsted, Cécile B. Evans, Jill Frank, and Fernando Pessoa — all commissioned artists for ART PAPERS' magazine and website, with the exhibit functioning as...

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Thursday September 4, 2014 09:26 am EDT

A monthly listing of art critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:

5. Topher Payne's Perfect Arrangement at Process Theatre, Sep. 12 to Oct. 4.
http://www.theprocesstheatre.org/

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4. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 2014-15 Season opens, Sep. 25.
http://www.atlantasymphony.org/

3. Natasha Trethewey's Native Guard at the Alliance...

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Thursday September 4, 2014 04:00 am EDT
7 Stages production invites viewers to embrace theater space | more...

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Wednesday September 3, 2014 12:00 pm EDT


  • Broken Window Theory??
  • TOP DAWG: Broken Window Theory's Todd Gurley II mural



Broken Window Theory's Hank Samuels rarely misses a Georgia Bulldogs game. The artist says he's been rooting for the Dawgs his entire life, so when junior running back Todd Gurley II went full beast mode against Clemson last Saturday he decided to honor the amazing performance.?

"I think any UGA fan...

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