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Friday September 3, 2010 10:05 am EDT

  • Johnny Waggener


"Experimental Writers" and "Great American Novelists" mix in Decatur while Cornbred gallery serves up ribs and a solo show. Details after the jump.

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Thursday September 2, 2010 03:30 pm EDT
Atlanta's no New York - and that's a good thing | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:05 am EDT
Eight of Atlanta's most interesting talents to follow this fall | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Ann-Marie Manker is among the busiest artists in Atlanta. Aside from teaching at SCAD and directing the new Kibbee Gallery, her drawings and paintings showed at the Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle earlier this summer, and are currently on view at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. And all this while she works on a new body of work for Whitespace Gallery called Softcore... | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Best bets for plays, exhibits, film fests and more | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Barely seven months after public arts organization Flux Projects produced its first official event, it's hard to imagine the Atlanta art scene without it. While the recession has forced some arts organizations to cut back, executive director Anne Archer Dennington has helped the Louis Corrigan-founded organization set a new agenda for public art. In doing so, she has assumed an ambitious... | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

One of the animating forces behind the early punk scenes in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., was the fact that many of the musicians made almost no distinction between themselves and their audiences. In those DIY days, the musicians were on stage not because they were doing something you couldn't do, but precisely because they were doing something you could — and often did — do.

Jason...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

Atlanta actress Jill Hames doesn't exactly run away from her stage image as a bubbly wisecracker. She wears a "Cutie Pie" T-shirt to an interview and, whether in person or on Facebook, makes jokes with the frequency of a wacky neighbor on a sitcom. You feel like a laugh track should follow her around.

For years, Hames has proven her musical chops in lighthearted shows ranging from Once Upon a...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

On stage, Kevin Gillese finds it easy to switch into "party guy" mode. The 29-year-old Canadian director, poet and improviser can comfortably portray loud, oblivious, floppy-limbed Will Ferrell types who brim with beery bravado. Off stage, he tries to keep his energies focused and disciplined as Dad's Garage Theatre's new artistic director.

Gillese moved from the wind chill of Edmonton,...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

"The solar annulus is the intact anus of her body at eighteen years to which nothing sufficiently blinding can be compared except the sun, even though the anus is night," reads the last line of Georges Bataille's "The Solar Anus," the surrealist text for which authors Blake Butler, Jamie Iredell, and Amy McDaniel named their upstart reading series in October 2008.

The three writers were...

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Wednesday September 1, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Doomed romances make spectacular theater at Actor's Express | more...

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Tuesday August 31, 2010 11:14 am EDT

  • Whirligig by R.A. Miller and two works of Tramp Art



The term "folk art" gets thrown around too often. It's a broad term, of course, meant to encompass a wide variety of styles and skills and approaches that don't fit comfortably in the canon of western art. Lately though, it brings to mind the imitators cranking out work for the shopping mall style booths at neighborhood festivals,...

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Monday August 30, 2010 01:48 pm EDT



Comedian Patton Smith is a Good ol' boy with a silly side. The always animated, Alabama-born comic has fun on stage mixing it up with well-balanced sets of social satire, spontaneous zaniness and intelligent foolery. Smith tip-toes the line of confident and cocky well, remaining likeable even in sarcasm. In 2008, he won the "Funniest Human in Chattanooga" contest, and he has been making...

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Monday August 30, 2010 12:55 pm EDT



As Georgia State University's inaugural football season approaches, many people—CL included—are still questioning the school's desire to start a football program.

With the increase in student fees and the falsely assumed triviality of collegiate athletics in general, it's easy to understand why current GSU students might not be quite as "football-giddy" as the throngs of alumni anxiously...

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Friday August 27, 2010 12:32 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



John Caparulo is a football-watching, beer-drinking, "man's man" of a comic... who just happens to be on E! A regular on the networks "Chelsea Lately," and an alumnus of the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: Next Generation," Cap is in town all weekend to headline the Punchline. This morning he stopped by CL for Another Comedy Podcast where we discussed why shitting his pants at age...

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Friday August 27, 2010 09:18 am EDT

  • Nic*Rad and Brock Scott explore dreams at MINT Gallery tonight


Home videos of Basquiat, dreaming boys at MINT Gallery, and subterranean cinema at Eyedrum this weekend. Details after the jump.

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Thursday August 26, 2010 12:22 pm EDT

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  • Falcons linebacker Coy Wire (right) not only brings the hammer on the field, but off it as well

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Coy Wire may look like your prototypical football player.

He's intense, he's built like a fire hydrant and he's bald—not sure whether or...

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Tuesday August 24, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Online Producer Alejandro Leal visits a luxurious South American monastery | more...

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Tuesday August 24, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Paul Mooney brings his politically charged act to the Cobb Energy Centre | more...

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Monday August 23, 2010 02:59 pm EDT



As I sat inside the Georgia Dome press box before kickoff of the Falcons first preseason game of the 2010 season, there was an undeniable sense of energy and excitement stemming from the 65,726 fans in attendance—and this was just a preseason game.

Less than two miles away, 38,602 baseball fans filed into Turner Field to watch the first-place Braves take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Monday August 23, 2010 12:10 pm EDT



Comedian Ronnie Jordan is a big man doing big things. A native of southwest Atlanta, Jordan has been a hot comedy commodity since he first took the stage in 2001, being named Uptown Comedy Corner's "Rookie of the Year." He then went on to win the Miller Lite "Kings and Queens of Comedy Search Tour" in 2003. His flame of fame is still burning bright as he is currently one of the most booked...

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Thursday August 19, 2010 10:01 pm EDT

  • Twin Kittens gallery opens Saturday night



This weekend is packed full of artist / curator talks, mixed in with a few gallery openings, an experimental film festival and a shot of nudity—in case all that intellectual crap gets boring.

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Thursday August 19, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Theatrical Outfit offers an awkward but generally pleasing world premiere production | more...

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Thursday August 19, 2010 04:05 am EDT
Foul-mouthed performer and Drop Dead Diva star finds inspiration in the ATL | more...

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Wednesday August 18, 2010 11:56 am EDT

Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory something in common this year, as both companies use the Pulitzer Prize as a unifying theme for their 2010-2011 season.

Theatrical Outfit applies the Pulitzer label a bit loosely. Its season began last week with A Confederacy of Dunces, artistic director Tom Key's adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer winning novel. It ontinues Jan. 26-=Feb. 20 with...

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Monday August 16, 2010 06:00 pm EDT
Process Theatre takes a chance on Mark Ravenhill's play and succeeds to mixed effect | more...

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Monday August 16, 2010 03:30 pm EDT
Discarded rubber works and photogravures examine the artist's process and place | more...

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Monday August 16, 2010 01:55 pm EDT



One of Atlanta's most consistent performers for the last decade, comedian Dan Mengini has jokes, on jokes, on jokes. Nicknamed "The Machine" for his rapid-fire delivery, Mengini's shows move at a frenetic, but entertaining pace. While most of the UGA alumni's material is a family-friendly mix of one-liners and funny stories about his Italian father, Mengini is a big draw on college tours, and...

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Friday August 13, 2010 02:51 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



Today comedy icon and podcast extraordinaire Marc Maron stopped by the office to ask the greatest of all questions - What the fuck? Working as one of the most fearless comedians out for more than two decades, Maron now takes his cynicism and commentary from the stage to the airwaves, as the host of the very popluar WTF with Marc Maron podcast. We were delighted to have him as...

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Friday August 13, 2010 09:14 am EDT

  • Jason Murphy


International street artists are pouring into Atlanta this weekend and that's not even half of it. Check out all the details after the jump.

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Friday August 13, 2010 09:05 am EDT
Street artists are descending on the city for a weekend of mural-painting and trouble-making. Will Atlanta even notice? | more...

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Wednesday August 11, 2010 11:47 am EDT

  • "Dali's Mustache" by Philippe Halsman
  • 3,534 people?! Damn!

Clearly I was out of mind to think that last Saturday's Surreal Soiree, an opening party for Dali: The Late Work at the High with a wearable-art fashion show by local artists including Sister Louisa, R.Land, Andy Moon Wilson, Lucha Rodriguez, Cooper Sanchez, Kelly Teasley, and HC Warner among others, would be low key.

My sister and...

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Wednesday August 11, 2010 10:13 am EDT

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  • Falcons rookie LB Sean Weatherspoon says that he knows a thing or two about 'Hotlanta'



"Whooooo."

That's the reaction from newest Atlanta Falcon Sean Weatherspoon when asked about his initial feelings after being drafted 19th overall by his new team back in April....

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Monday August 9, 2010 05:30 pm EDT
Stage adaptation rises to the challenge of the film version | more...

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Monday August 9, 2010 03:32 pm EDT


Mia Jackson may have started her career as a timid, aspiring comic in Athens' open-mic circuit, but today she can be seen confidently performing all over Georgia. Her ability to take broad, generally playful material to any crowd and clean it up, or edge it up, as necessary, has made her one of the most sought-after comics in the city. When Mia isnt hitting the stage solo, or adding to her...

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Monday August 9, 2010 01:20 pm EDT



The Braves (64-47) managed to take three out of four from the visiting San Francisco Giants (63-49) over the weekend and in doing so, improved their league-best home record to 39-15.

However, another mundane performance from Atlanta closer Billy Wagner prevented the Braves from the four-game sweep and a more comfortable three-game division lead.

Wagner hasn't been quite as dominant of late...

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Friday August 6, 2010 01:15 pm EDT

(DISCLAIMER: My sincerest apologies to redheads and stepchildren for the disparaging comparisons in the following article. Being one of the latter myself, I'm fully aware of the hardships that my fellow "multi-parented" individuals have long endured. The following remarks were not meant to offend anyone of fair skin tone or people who celebrate every holiday twice.)

When you type the phrase...

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Friday August 6, 2010 12:45 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis



Internationally-acclaimed Canadian comic, Jeremy Hotz, is in Atlanta this weekend to perform at the Punchline. This morning he forgot to take his Ritalin before stopping by CL to explain why he encourages heckling. We also discussed Canadian/American differences in comedy while he inexplicably continued to engage ACP's mic-less producer, Alejandro Leal, in conversation....

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Friday August 6, 2010 09:00 am EDT

  • A detail from "Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina," which hasn't been exhibited publicly since 1959



So, you might have heard about this exhibition at the High with paintings by that Spanish guy with the moustache? Dalí and more in Atlanta this weekend.

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Thursday August 5, 2010 01:26 pm EDT


The Braves won their first series in nearly two weeks on Wednesday night after a 8-3 victory over the New York Mets and have miraculously maintained their division lead in the N.L. East.

And while Atlanta's struggles with runners in scoring position have been well-documented, there seems to be one key area where the Braves are struggling that few people have recognized.

We all know that...

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Wednesday August 4, 2010 03:47 pm EDT



What's a MFA graduate got to expect these days? A good job waiting tables? A decent-sized debt? A profile on CNN?

SCAD student Stephen Hayes's installation at Mason Murer Fine Art has been getting well-deserved attention from local critics, and now he's got national coverage thanks to a feature on our local cable news network.

You can check out Cash Crop for yourself at Mason Murer until...

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Tuesday August 3, 2010 10:00 am EDT
Hurricane Katrina's five-year anniversary informs three new exhibits | more...

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Monday August 2, 2010 12:40 pm EDT
Tanner Inman is one of comedy's undiscovered gems, though Atlanta's underground scene has relished his antics for years. A fearless and unique performer, Inman is deliberately the artistic genius and village idiot all at once. Whether he's lugging a guitar case on stage to laboriously open it and take out a kazoo, reciting a two-page love letter that he wrote to a can of tuna fish, or cockily... | more...

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Monday August 2, 2010 12:17 pm EDT



After Atlanta's worst nine-game stretch (3-6) since late April—when they lost nine consecutive games—there isn't too much for Braves fans to get excited about (making my job harder).

But here goes nothing.

Thanks to an extra-inning victory on Friday night and a Brad Lidge blown save on Saturday, Atlanta avoided a 2-7 road trip and what would be a microscopic division lead of just 0.5...

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Friday July 30, 2010 11:43 am EDT



The Braves lost their second consecutive series for the first time in nearly three months this week in Miami and Washington, D.C., respectively.

This abrupt streak of losing—notice the refrain of the term 'losing streak' as the Braves haven't lost three games in a row since June 22-24 against the White Sox—has caught most fans off-guard, but if you take a closer look at the recent...

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Friday July 30, 2010 08:25 am EDT

  • Dayna Thacker


Catch up with some of the summer's best shows before they close this weekend and then head over to Gather Atlanta like you know what you're talking about. All the details after the jump.

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Wednesday July 28, 2010 10:00 am EDT
Local playwrights Peter Hardy and Gabriel Dean reveal inspiration for new plays | more...

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Tuesday July 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Solo show at Twin Kittens examines the psychology of the watcher | more...

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Monday July 26, 2010 11:39 am EDT

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Comedian Karlous "da Jokeman" Miller is never too proud to act a damn fool. Though the Oxford, Mississippi native is a strong writer, and talented story teller, Miller is at his best when he's creating hilarity from improvised rants and unplanned crowd participation. Known for very rarely doing the same set twice, Karlous gets...

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Friday July 23, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Is Atlanta positioning itself to be the next big city of comedy? | more...