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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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Wednesday September 3, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Exhibition brings monumental works to peoples' backyards | more...

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Tuesday September 2, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Daily Show' show star on hijacking CL for economic gain, life on the road, and Robin Williams | more...

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Thursday August 28, 2014 11:28 am EDT



It's an extra long weekend in this, what has become a vengefully long summer, and the AJC Decatur Book Festival promises a matching breadth: among other things, "actively engaging imaginations" through "stories, artist talks, installations, film, visual art, photography, and musical, dance, and theatrical performances," according to its official description. Oh, let's not forget the onsite...

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Thursday August 28, 2014 04:00 am EDT
CL's annual guide to Labor Day Weekend's craziness, PLUS: 70 fall events! | more...

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Tuesday August 26, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Choreographer showcases his 'riskiness' with Wabi Sabi | more...

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Friday August 22, 2014 05:04 pm EDT

  • Coutesy of Dimension Films
  • BEHIND GREEN EYES: Josh Brolin finds Eva Green to be 'A Dame to Kill For'

At a time of expansive crime dramas like “Breaking Bad” and “True Detective,” film noir can seem kind of small. The hard-boiled movie genre emerged from the cynicism that followed World War II and reveled in human darkness and shadowy black-and-white cinematography. Film noir found human...

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Wednesday August 20, 2014 04:00 am EDT
The NBA center talks about coming out, gay culture in pro sports, and Atlanta's LGBT community | more...

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Local design incubator looks to foster the region's up and coming talent | more...

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Friday August 15, 2014 12:10 pm EDT

  • Joshua Gwyn
  • UPSIDE DOWN: Caroline Caldwell's unfinished wall at Egdewood Avenue and Hilliard Street.



When Caroline Caldwell first visited Atlanta last summer for the Living Walls Conference, the Philadelphia native was just here to watch and learn. The Vandalog contributing writer and student at Sarah Lawrence College is back in town as a participating artist, working on a wall at the...

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Thursday August 14, 2014 09:02 am EDT



Acclaimed documentary Finding Fela, about the eponymous African Afrobeat pioneer, will open at Landmark in Midtown on Friday night, kicking off a weekend of festivities and a week-long run at the theater. Opening night will be hosted by Atlanta Africa 2014 and Terry Bello and the International Soul Music Summit; and will see remarks from ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe and others. An...

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Wednesday August 13, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Organization looks to celebrate the city's public art collaborations | more...

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Tuesday August 12, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Artist talks about his installation at the Zuckerman Museum of Art | more...

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Friday August 8, 2014 08:30 am EDT



Jon Duff will exhibit Radical Sabbatical at MINT, opening tomorrow. Duff is the winner of the first-ever Live Amateurs. What is there to say about Radical Sabbatical except everything: Duff's curiosities include both sci-fi and natural history and grapple, aesthetically, with the personal politics of incompleteness. The whole thing is a concept. It is also — happily! and somewhat surprisingly...

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Wednesday August 6, 2014 01:11 pm EDT

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

5. The Savannah Disputation at Theatrical Outfit, August 21-September 7.


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4. Living Walls Street Art Conference, August 13-17...

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Tuesday August 5, 2014 04:00 am EDT
How the most casual MOBA is affecting the rapidly evolving gaming community | more...

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Monday August 4, 2014 05:01 pm EDT


  • Dustin Chambers
  • Atlanta-based Joshua Ray Stevens paints his 2013 Living Walls mural off of Edgewood Ave.



After commissioning more than 100 murals by as many globally and locally renowned artists since its founding in 2009, the street art nonprofit Living Walls is celebrating this year with a conference that encompasses the trend of public art in Atlanta and beyond over the last half...

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Thursday July 31, 2014 12:00 pm EDT

  • BreeAnne Clowdus
  • TO SURREY WITH LOVE: Kelly Chapin Schmidt and Edward McCreary perform in Serenbe Playhouse's outdoor production of Oklahoma! Director Brian Clowdus doesn't shy away from some of the show's strange, dark elements.

Brushing a bit of dust off an old classic is director Brian Clowdus' aim with Serenbe Playhouse's latest show, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! running through...

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Thursday July 31, 2014 10:47 am EDT



"The discipline of architecture needs a swift kick in the ass, especially in Atlanta" Jennifer Bonner told me in an email. Thus Domestic Hats, a new exhibit of hers opening at the Goat Farm, where the Emerging Voices Award-winning artist/Georgia Tech professor will exhibit 15 mega-models (and one "super-mega-model," according to TGF) of roof forms. "I am encouraging 'misbehavior' in...

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Eccentric young fashion entrepreneurs' head north | more...

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Monday July 28, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Contemporary designers hope installation encourages interaction | more...

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Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00 am EDT


  • Chris Carder
  • Dancers (front to back) Alisa Mittin, Anna Bracewell, Claire Molla, Alex Abarca, and Erik Thurmond



Dearly Depatures needs a bit of explaining. The dance show involves five people and a piece of technological metalwork that is officially called a split flap display, but which you should probably picture as a departure board, the kind you'd find in a 20th-century train...

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Thursday July 24, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta civil rights icon wants to see his graphic novel in every American school and library | more...

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Wednesday July 23, 2014 09:30 am EDT

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • NOSY NEIGHBOR?: Reporter Marja Mills will read from her new memoir The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, which details her experiences as neighbor to famously reclusive author Harper Lee.

Beware the friendly new neighbor. Especially if she's a reporter.

That may be the takeaway lesson from the story of Marja Mills, a reporter for...

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Wednesday July 23, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Artists use gallery space as installation canvas | more...

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Wednesday July 23, 2014 04:00 am EDT
New coordinator looks to re-energize event, connect creative community | more...

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Thursday July 17, 2014 11:29 am EDT

  • Courtesy the High



Mi Casa, Your Casa, in collaboration with the Instituto de México and gloATL, begins its months-long stretch at the High, where it will colonize the Sifly Piazza for performances and other events. Anchoring the site-specific work is an installation designed by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena: 36 three-dimensional, bright red frames, each in the shape of a house, which...

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Wednesday July 16, 2014 09:30 am EDT
Morrissey has a new album out this week, and it received what we think is a good review in the New York Times ("It's perfect, but I don't ever want to hear it again," seems to be the critic's verdict). Anyway, we're curious to give it a listen at the first available opportunity, but we're actually just as intrigued with a new website that launched in conjunction with the album's release.... | more...

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Wednesday July 16, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Aaron Munoz's performance carries exceptional production | more...

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Tuesday July 15, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta street art enthusiast takes his appreciation to the extreme | more...

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Friday July 11, 2014 09:00 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis
  • Corian Ellisor (left) and Alex Abarca



So do you remember Be(a)stie, by Corian Ellisor and Alex Abarca, from a few years ago? Well it has a sequel, See you Soon, which sounds a bit like a downer ("We are older, more mature and moving on," the duo wrote via the event's Facebook page) but is probably buoyant. At least as buoyant as any movement like this can be. As CL's Andrew...

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Thursday July 10, 2014 01:00 am EDT
Atlanta-based 'National Geographic' photographer publishes two books | more...

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Monday July 7, 2014 11:25 am EDT

  • Andrew Alexander
  • gloATL performed at the Sol LeWitt sculpture "54 Columns" in July 2011. The Atlanta-based dance company will create a new series of free public performances around Atlanta this summer beginning Wednesday, July 9.

Dance company gloATL will hit Atlanta's streets starting this week for a series of free public performances entitled gestures that soon will disappear.

The series...

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Friday July 4, 2014 04:00 am EDT
The Paper-Cut-Project collaborates with gloATL in new exhibition | more...

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Wednesday July 2, 2014 04:28 pm EDT

  • Courtesy the artist
  • Jessica Wohl, "SnipOrStab"



It has all of a sudden gotten very, very hot, as it always does and it is always surprising. Perhaps sensing this, several exhibits are all closing this weekend - like Kibbee's Defiant Providers, which closes Saturday. The collaborative exhibit from Jessica Scott-Felder and Jessica Wohl explores themes of domesticity, gender, class and...

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Tuesday July 1, 2014 04:04 pm EDT



This Friday marks the 238th anniversary of the United States' Declaration of Independence, but there's actually another upcoming anniversary that's well worth celebrating this weekend, as well: The Beatles film A Hard Day's Night turns 50 on July 6. You can commemorate it by checking out a newly restored version of the classic at Atlanta's historic Plaza Theatre, July 4-10. Happy Fourth......

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Monday June 30, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Collaborative exhibition explores the struggle to provide for family | more...

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Thursday June 26, 2014 08:09 am EDT

  • Courtesy Galatea Project
  • SUIT YOURSELF: The Galatea Project uses a wireless electromyography smart suit that captures a dancer's muscle movement, brain waves and heart rate, allowing the performer to influence the lighting and sound. The performance this weekend at Atlanta's Skwirlhaus venue is just one of the many offerings this unusually busy June.

Summer is usually a quiet, restful time...

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Tuesday June 24, 2014 04:00 am EDT
The latest trend in local tees and streetwear is a real cultural throwback | more...

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Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:10 pm EDT

  • Jeff Roffman
  • CLASSIC SUMMER: The Atlanta Symphony's new assistant conductor and youth orchestra leader Joseph Young will begin his tenure by conducting two free concerts in Piedmont Park, June 19 and 26.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is headed to Piedmont Park for two free concerts on June 19 and 26 (Tickets for the 19th are all booked, but for more information on how to reserve tickets for...

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Friday June 13, 2014 09:49 am EDT

  • Aubrey Longley-Cook
  • MALE ROOM: Dancers Erik Thurmond and Nicholas Goodly vie with each other to the sounds of Beyoncé in "Meh Meh" this weekend.

On Tuesday evening, I was lucky enough to sit in on a dress rehearsal for the dance performance "Meh Meh," which is having its world premiere this weekend in a deliciously odd vintage space in the old Druid Hills Baptist Church on the corner of...

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Thursday June 12, 2014 10:43 am EDT



Featuring lectures with titles such as "Intersectionality and Urban Culture," "Candiactrick: How to Do Something without Being Noticed," and "Deep Topics for Small Pockets: Using Zines to Discuss Death and Dying," the Atlanta Zine Fest returns for its second year. The event is slimmer than its inauguration (last year was a weekend affair), but Saturday is still all-day at Castleberry Hill's...

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Tuesday June 10, 2014 03:35 pm EDT

  • Courtesy Google Cultural Institute's Street Art Project
  • New Orleans artist MOMO completed the Boulevard Tunnel for Living Walls' Concepts 2014.



After five years spent cementing a growing reputation as a street art organization, Living Walls is going global via Google.

The Atlanta street art nonprofit joins 30 29 other partners spread throughout the world in the inaugural launch of the...

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Tuesday June 10, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Unique dance form goes from circus to fine art | more...

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Wednesday June 4, 2014 04:13 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



There's a lot you can say about "Post Up," the latest from choreographer T. Lang premiering Friday night at the Goat Farm. It incorporates composer John Osburn and engineer Deigratia Daniels, "who will create computer-vision interactive systems ." It collapses the struggles of multi-generations or a through-line. It has dancers. "Post Up" is, for its daring, also daringly...

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Wednesday June 4, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Davy Minor's latest venture hopes to promote the Atlanta you don't see | more...

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Tuesday June 3, 2014 02:57 pm EDT

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

5. Georgia Shakespeare performs As You Like It in Piedmont Park, June 4-8
http://www.gashakespeare.org/shakespeare_in_the_park1

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4. Morrissey, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, June 4
http://www.cobbenergycentre.com/event/morrissey/

3. The Lucky Penny presents...

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Friday May 23, 2014 09:00 am EDT

  • Dustin Chambers



Remember Molly Rose Freeman and former CL photo assistant Dustin Chambers' collaboration Hourglass? Remember what Freeman was doing, publicly painting a mural, an undertaking "necessarily interdisciplinary, interpersonal, and intermediated"? So anyway it's opening at Beep Beep, Freeman's kind of Day Glo, all-over constellations. Technically this opening is phase two,...

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