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Monday September 14, 2015 09:30 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business. 

? Mon., Sep. 14image-1Tonight, it's  Beer and Comedy Night at Sweetwater Brewery! Hosted by Joe Pettis, Beer and Comedy always packs a line-up of the best local...

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Thursday September 10, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Festival looks to embrace Atlanta's creative community | more...

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Thursday September 10, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Marietta theater and director Kirk Seaman take on the popular Broadway production | more...

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Tuesday September 8, 2015 12:43 pm EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

? Tue., Sep. 8image-1Last week was the debut of Atlanta’s newest weekly showcase, Happy Hour Comedy Hour. Hosts John-Michael Bond and David Perdue (two of my personal...

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Tuesday September 8, 2015 04:00 am EDT
The best in Atlanta's theater community to be honored in November | more...

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Thursday September 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Gentlemen's Foundation and LoveWorks' Gee Sessions-Smalls on annual event's significance | more...

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Monday August 31, 2015 09:34 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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======It’s the last Monday of the month which means it’s time for another great brewery show: Comedy Night at Second Self. Hosted by Travis...

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Thursday August 27, 2015 03:17 pm EDT

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? If you haven't yet, grab your tickets the Atlanta Contemporary's annual Art Party fundraiser. The block party is taking over Means Street this Sat., Aug. 29 from 7 p.m.  to midnight. Three new solo exhibitions from John Riepenhoff, Marlon Mullen, and Aleksandra Domanovic will be displayed inside the museum during the party. The event offers not only art, but great food and cocktails...

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Thursday August 27, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Social critic, activist, and writer shares stories ahead of ATL performance | more...

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Wednesday August 26, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Stars Neal A. Ghant and Tess Malis Kincaid talk bringing their iconic characters to life | more...

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Monday August 24, 2015 10:49 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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======Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar should be a part of your weekly routine as Rodney Leete hosts the best comedy show in town. Tonight's...

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Thursday August 20, 2015 03:20 pm EDT

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? If you didn't stop by last weekend, head over to the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery to check out, Living Case, an exhibition curated by Orion Crook. A practicing psychotherapist, Crook's vision for the exhibition was to honor living art forms and transform the gallery into a greenhouse-like science lab. Artists include Morgan Lugo, JD Koth, Pandra Williams, Shana Robbins, Karen...

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Tuesday August 18, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Comic and event host is supporting local talent, and bringing big names to the city | more...

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Monday August 17, 2015 10:37 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

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======It’s that time again for Beer and Comedy Night at Sweetwater Brewery, hosted by Joe Pettis. One of Atlanta’s favorite local breweries will open...

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Thursday August 13, 2015 02:20 pm EDT
image-3All weekend long, Dismantle Theater presents MONUMENT, written and performed by Erik Thurmond at Dashboard's 621 Spring St. space. While we have no idea what to expect from this local power artist duo, it's a good chance to check out experimental performances and theatre. Directed by Johnny Drago, doors open at Dashboard's Cube Performance Space at 9 p.m. and the performance begins at... | more...

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Thursday August 13, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Pinch 'n' Ouch's spin Annie Baker's off-Broadway hit requires attention to detail | more...

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Tuesday August 11, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Non-profit hopes their public art project will encourage inclusivity | more...

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Monday August 10, 2015 10:31 am EDT

? Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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Thursday August 6, 2015 12:26 pm EDT

image-3Last Saturday, Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery hosted the opening reception for the fourth annual Degenerates IV group exhibition. The show features almost 50 local artists from the art collective of the same name and it's up for the month of August. And while the opening reception hosted vendors galore, all of the pieces are still up for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure.  
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Thursday August 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Celebrity-driven summer league aims to make Atlanta hoops the city's newest star | more...

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Tuesday August 4, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Artist will create murals at four stations around the city, but not before engaging the nearby communities | more...

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Monday August 3, 2015 11:00 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some local comics and national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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======Just announced last week, Whitney Cummings will headline one show tonight at the Atlanta...

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Monday August 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Production's exploration into issues of races and marriage equality prove timely | more...

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Thursday July 30, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Despite nerves, writer takes theater company up on walk-on role | more...

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Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:35 am EDT

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? Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is probably most familiar to American audiences for his film roles including his Oscar-nominated performance as Solomon Northup in 2013's 12 Years a Slave. But Ejiofor is also a hugely accomplished stage actor in his home country of England. Atlanta audiences can easily catch a glimpse of this side of Ejiofor when the National Theatre of Great Britain does...

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Tuesday July 28, 2015 05:36 pm EDT

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?After receiving more than 300 proposals, Art on the Atlanta Beltline has its lineup for 2015. The south's largest outdoor, temporary art exhibition — in its sixth year — will kickoff Sat., Sep. 12, with the Lantern Parade, and run through Sun., Nov. 15.
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Monday July 27, 2015 11:46 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

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? Tonight, get your comedy and booze fix at Comedy Night at Second Self Beer Co. Held the last Monday of the month,...

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Monday July 27, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Big Boi, petition organizer Mack Williams, and local fans share their thoughts on who, if anyone, should replace the Confederate memorial | more...

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Thursday July 23, 2015 12:55 pm EDT
image-1?The great hip-hop philospopher Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter once rapped about the "grand opening, grand closing," of his career. Call it a stretch, but that line more or less sums up what's going down at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on Sat., July 25. The grand opening? It's the release Deer Beat Wolf Magazine's third edition, which includes works from Carl Janes, Sean Fahie, Heather... | more...

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Wednesday July 22, 2015 10:15 am EDT

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? Following up on the success of the 2013 exhibition Drawing Inside the Perimeter, the High Museum's Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines focuses on work by contemporary Atlanta-based artists. The new show expands the concept by featuring over 100 recently-acquired works by more than 75 artists (both ITP and OTP), including a title wall designed by Atlanta muralist Paper Frank. CL caught...

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Wednesday July 22, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Tony Award-winning actress is making a name for herself on stage and in film | more...

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Monday July 20, 2015 09:48 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

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======Every other Monday, Sweetwater is the place to be for Beer and Comedy Night. Atlanta’s favorite brewery opens it’s doors...

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Monday July 20, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Brian Clowdus and star Randi Garza bring Eva Peron's story to life | more...

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Thursday July 16, 2015 12:51 pm EDT
image-2??Two years ago the High Museum of Art brought us Drawing Inside the Perimeter, a showcase of drawings from Atlanta artists. Well, like any sequel things tend to get bigger and more expansive. That's the idea behind Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines, an exhibition of over 100 drawings of over 70-plus Georgia-based artists from cities such as Atlanta, Athens, Columbus, Decatur,... | more...

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Thursday July 16, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Out of Box Theatre's latest production is a comedic take on the battle of good versus evil | more...

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Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:09 am EDT
image-1 Savion Glover brings his legendary tap dancing to Atlanta's http://rialto.gsu.edu/event/savion-glover-sole-sanctuary/9905Rialto Center for the Arts this weekend for a performance of his meditative new work SoLe Sanctuary, one of the centerpiece performances of the National Black Arts Festival. CL caught up with Glover to chat about the show, his mentors in dance and the everyday... | more...

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Tuesday July 14, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A preview of the city's annual celebration of DIY and handmade media | more...

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Monday July 13, 2015 10:35 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the top comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

? Tue., July 14image-3Tuesday night marks the return of Atlanta's most delightfully nerdy show, Dungeon. Host/Game Master Remi Treuer guides...

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Monday July 13, 2015 04:00 am EDT
British artist channels Duchamp and Picasso to create show out of readymades | more...

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Thursday July 9, 2015 12:23 pm EDT
image-1The Atlanta Photography Group will be showcasing photo work from 25 artists, selected by Whitespace Gallery's Susan Bridges. The exhibition, Undiscovered Territory, is a celebration of exploration for photographers. The idea is that the travels, adventures, and moments inspired by the photogs' varied curiosities will be on display through Aug. 15. There's an opening reception Fri., July... | more...

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Thursday July 9, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Castleberry Hill art house offers space to learn about and invest in African-American art | more...

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Monday July 6, 2015 10:00 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

? Mon., July 6 Little Five Points continues to be the place to be on Mondays. Head over to the Star Bar for Rotknee Presents: Monday Night...

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Monday July 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria bring The Last Time We Were Here to the New York Musical Theatre Festival | more...

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Thursday July 2, 2015 03:00 pm EDT
image-1?Though they were bitter rivals, the works OF legendary Renaissance artists Leonardo DaVinci and Mchelangelo can now be seen alongside each other as part of DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side. The international exhibition is in ATL (more specifically, Perimeter Pointe, so not ATL ATL) on loan from the Museum of Leonard Davinci in Florence, and features inventions, paintings, and... | more...

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Thursday July 2, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Sculpture artist explores themes of commoditization via the lens of Native American culture | more...

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Monday June 29, 2015 08:30 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s top local comics, and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., June 29image-3Comedy Night at Second Self Brewing is hosting a very special show headlined by the hilarious Billy Wayne Davis. Davis has...

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Thursday June 25, 2015 04:32 pm EDT

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Andrew Alexander is the people's critic, hence why he's been voted "Best Local Arts Critic" two years in a row by Creative Loafing readers. Well, Mr. Alexander will be rocking the curator hat for Honey, You Know Where to Find Me, a contemporary dance performance from the Lucky Penny, and celebration of vinyl and karaoke. Translation: Alexander will also serve as the DJ to performers,...

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Thursday June 25, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Damaged art installation turned into a poetic statement about the plight of Atlanta's homeless | more...

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Monday June 22, 2015 12:04 pm EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., 6/22
======Start your week off right some Beer and Comedy. The Sweetwater Brewery will be open to those looking for some laughs and...

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Monday June 22, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta actress remembered for her warming spirit on and off stage | more...

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Thursday June 18, 2015 08:15 am EDT
image-1Honestly, everyone should dance in a garden at some point in life, but this weekend you should leave it to the Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi. On Thurs., June 18, at 8 p.m., the dancers known for "bringing the art to the people," will literally bring the art to the folks at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with Trip the Light Fantastic. The show is free with admission to the Botanical Garden's... | more...

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Wednesday June 17, 2015 09:00 am EDT

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I love to say "I told you so," and the past few days have given me plenty of opportunity. Last week I predicted that Morrissey would perform his scheduled concerthttp://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2015/06/10/critics-notebook-moz-is-coming-to-atlanta at Atlanta's Symphony Hall, in spite of the performer's long string of cancellations in recent years, which had many local fans...

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Monday June 15, 2015 09:30 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., June 15
======The party starts over at Star Bar. Mondays in Atlanta are the best night in of the week for comedy. Star Bar has long been the go-to show in town...

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Thursday June 11, 2015 12:27 pm EDT

image-2 Author Harrison Scott Key is making a stop by A Cappella Books on Thurs., June 11, at 7 p.m., to read from his memoir, The World's Largest Man. CL scribe Andrew B. Young reviewed the book and spoke with Key about some of the general themes and ideas in the text. Get the info here.
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image-1ICYMI: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is headed back to Piedmont Park. Starting...

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:00 am EDT

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The pleasure, the privilege is mine to share the news that Morrissey will perform at Atlanta's Symphony Hall on Sat., June 13. Any longtime fan will remind you right away of their disappointment regarding Moz's string of Atlanta cancellations in recent years, and some have protected their delicate hearts this time by not taking the risk of buying tickets. But my prediction remains:...

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Tuesday June 9, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Georgia's largest flamenco theater is adding a bit of Spanish flavor your favorite productions | more...

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Monday June 8, 2015 09:30 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., June 8image-1Grab some brews at Sweetwater Brewery today at their bi-weekly show, Beer and Comedy Night. For just $10 you get a...

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Thursday June 4, 2015 09:00 am EDT
Corrina Sephora is taking over Gallery 72 this summer. The Atlanta-based blacksmith, metal worker, and visual artist's latest exhibition, Emergence from the Waters, runs through July 9. Highlights for the nautical-inspired exhibit — scupltures, paintings, installations — include Sephora taking part in an "Art and Business" panel at Gallery 72 on June 10, with local arts entrepreneurship hub C4.... | more...

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Wednesday June 3, 2015 11:23 am EDT

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5) A Streetcar Named Desire, June 11-28, Serenbe Playhouse.
Serenbe Playhouse presents a new production of the Tennessee Williams classic at the property's new Art Farm Stage, where the set will be housed in recycled shipping containers. The Serenbe season also includes a world premiere adaptation of the children's classic The Secret Garden (through August 2) and the Andrew...

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Wednesday June 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
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Wednesday June 3, 2015 04:00 am EDT
The tireless Atlanta arts advocate and activist lives in spirit | more...

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Tuesday June 2, 2015 04:00 am EDT
From krumping squirrels to flying puppets, we've got you covered | more...

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Monday June 1, 2015 10:15 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., June 1 image-1Tonight, comedy returns to local Atlanta Brewery, Second Self. Hosted by Travis Jones, Comedy Night at Second Self takes...

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Monday June 1, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Pinch 'n' Ouch takes on Alegria Hudes Pulitzer Prize-winning play | more...

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Friday May 29, 2015 10:49 am EDT
image-1The Atlanta Urban Design Commission (AUDC) presented Atlanta Beltline, Inc. with the Award of Excellence for its Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibition. Art on the Atlanta Beltline began in 2010 with only 40 exhibits; however, the exhibit has grown rapidly over the past six years and currently has over 300 submissions. And now with recognition from the AUDC, Art on the Atlanta Beltline... | more...

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Thursday May 28, 2015 03:01 pm EDT

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Blogger and photographer Terry Kearns wears many hats, one of which is being a curator. For the exhibition Venacular Cracker, Kearns brought together William Mize, Heather McPherson, and Joe Dreher to Vintage ATL in East Atlanta. The show's been running since April 23, and tonight is the closing party, from 6-9 p.m. It may be one of the last chances you have to see the mural bearing...

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Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:15 am EDT

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It goes without saying that we are totally Team Violet.



Please join us in congratulating Atlanta drag queen Violet Chachki, who has made it into the final three on the drag reality show competition RuPaul's Drag Race, the only Atlanta queen to ever make it this far. The winner will be crowned in the show's finale which airs live on Mon., June 1, at...

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Wednesday May 27, 2015 09:30 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Wed., May 27
image-1Film buffs and comedy friends come together for Scene Missing. This unique, incredibly fun show features comedy, music,...

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Wednesday May 27, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta musician and disability activist died fulfilling his mission | more...

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Tuesday May 26, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Company's general and artistic director wants to build audience with more modern productions like Three Decembers | more...

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Thursday May 21, 2015 02:43 pm EDT
embed-1For Tanz Farm's Series 4, audiences can check out the American Premiere of Ship of Fools, from Tel Aviv-based choreographer Niv Sheinfield and dramaturg Oren Laor. Sheinfield's known as one of the leading choreographers in Israel, and his partnership with Laor has wielded several successful pieces and productions. Performances are Thurs., May 21 through Sun., May 24, at 8 p.m. It's all... | more...

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00 am EDT

It's a bit of a drag being broke around Memorial Day as everyone splits town for some place fun and beachy, but we're not letting it get us down this year. The weather is incredibly gorgeous right here at home, and there's an incredible line-up of free music in the park, so really, there's no better destination than ATL as summer begins.

The line-up for Atlanta Jazz Festival looks...

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 04:00 am EDT
How the monthly breakfast series is fortifying the city's transformation | more...

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Design shop and studio celebrates grand re-opening with artist Sam Parker's last Atlanta show | more...

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Monday May 18, 2015 09:00 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., May 18
======It’s Monday night, you got nothing better to do than go to Star Bar. Seriously, Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar is the best...

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Monday May 18, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Amanda Cucher takes on the role originally played by Sarah Jessica Parker in Stage Doors' latest production | more...

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Thursday May 14, 2015 11:08 am EDT
image-1 Bruce Davidson has been  hailed as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Known for documenting people on the fringes of society, the Henri Cartier-Bresson disciple's 1959 series, Brooklyn Gang, will be on display through Aug. 1, at Jackson Fine Art. Along with Brookyln Gang, the show will also include Davidson's color work, spanning more than 50 years.... | more...

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Thursday May 14, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Company invites three choreographers to present their works on the Cobb Energy Center stage | more...

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Thursday May 14, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the conundrums of covering rap in mainstream media | more...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 10:30 am EDT

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I was super-curious when a DVD copy of the opera Brokeback Mountain crossed my desk recently. The opera, which had its world premiere at Madrid's Teatro Real in 2014, features music by American composer Charles Wourinen, who approached author Annie Proulx to write the libretto. The opera closely follows the narrative, dialogue and details from the 2005 Ang Lee film and from Proulx's...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Corporate layoffs, clones, and LSD can't keep a good king down in the scripted Dad's Garage production | more...

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Monday May 11, 2015 10:39 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., May 11
Every other Monday you can get your fill of laughs and brews during Beer and Comedy Night at Sweetwater Brewery. Having just...

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Monday May 11, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Actor's Express artistic director talks about putting his acting hat back on | more...

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Thursday May 7, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Digital agency turns wall into a visual arts canvas for staff and locals | more...

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Wednesday May 6, 2015 09:39 am EDT
embed-2It's a bit of a bummer that dance company gloATL won't be around this May or June to create one of the troupe's http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2011/07/25/review-gloatls-liquid-culture, but we're happy for the dancers and choreographer Lauri Stallings nonetheless as they head to New York to participate in a major commission from Creative Time. The performance will take place in... | more...

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Tuesday May 5, 2015 04:00 am EDT
The children of Atlanta's history-making mayor hope to bring father's story to the big screen in 2016 | more...

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Monday May 4, 2015 11:30 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.

Mon., May 4
It’s Monday, which is comedy fans favorite day of the week thanks to Star Bar. Atlanta’s longest-running, and arguably best show, is...

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Monday May 4, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Local theater project continues to provide opportunities for and put spotlight on women lady thespians | more...

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Thursday April 30, 2015 02:33 pm EDT

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Home to history, love stories, scavenger hunts, and botanical beauty, the Oakland Cemetery is one of Atlanta’s great places. On Sat., May 2, the Historic Oakland Foundation and local creatives will harness the historic site’s past and interpret it through art. The initiative, the Arts at Oakland, will work together with ROAMtransmissions to produce The Cryptophonic Tour: an interactive...

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Thursday April 30, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Chicago artist's mural at the Sound Table to coincide with venue's anniversary | more...

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Wednesday April 29, 2015 10:58 am EDT

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




5. Lucinda’s World, Part III: Weathered Chromes. May 21-June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery.

The renowned Atlanta-based photographer Lucinda Bunnen continues with part three of a cycle of four exhibitions, each one at a different venue. This edition takes place at Marcia Wood...

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Wednesday April 29, 2015 04:00 am EDT
7 Stages uses every theatrical tool possible - and some that seem impossible - to convey a couple's emotional violence | more...

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Monday April 27, 2015 10:43 am EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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The last Monday of the month hosts one of Atlanta’s newest shows, Comedy Night at Second Self Beer Co. Breweries have...

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Monday April 27, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Pajama-clad performers celebrate pop music classics for cabaret fundraiser | more...

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Thursday April 23, 2015 12:27 pm EDT

  • Courtesy of Flux Projects


We http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/10/17/flux-bringing-performance-art-to-ponce-city-market it was coming. Flux Projects and Ponce City Market present artist Nick Cave’s groundbreaking performance, Up Right: Atlanta. With choreography by Atlanta local T. Lang, the performance piece will showcase artful dance, cultural symbolism, and the...

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:56 am EDT

Try to remain calm as we share the following announcement:

A troupe of acrobatic cats will perform in Little Five Points this weekend.

Breathe deep, read it again slowly and just let the sheer awesomeness sink in: A troupe of acrobatic cats will perform in Little Five Points this weekend.

The Amazing Acro-Cats are real house cats traveling the country performing feats of agility in a cat...

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Tuesday April 21, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Artist Nick Cave, choreographer T. Lang, and Flux Projects collaborate in the Old Fourth Ward space | more...

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Tuesday April 21, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Three very different fan favorites come to life with 'Modern Choreographic Voices' | more...

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Monday April 20, 2015 12:11 pm EDT


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Monday Nights at Star Bar is Atlanta’s greatest comedy tradition. After a decade of producing weekly shows, Rodney Leete decided to celebrate this city’s finest comedic talents by starting a record label, Rotknee Presents Records. Having recorded local artists Clayton English, Keenan Burton, and Denver’s Sam Tallent in the past year, tonight the L5P bar will host its...

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Thursday April 16, 2015 01:34 pm EDT

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On Sun., April 19, the folks over at Indie Craft Experience (ICE) will present their spring Salvage market. The event will host over 40 vendors selling everything from clothing to furniture and books — all hailing from different decades. While shopping, patrons are encouraged to wear their favorite...

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Thursday April 16, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Two painters reflect on Wifredo Lam's influence in 'Imagining New Worlds' | more...

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Wednesday April 15, 2015 09:45 am EDT




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On Friday night, the Historic Fourth Ward Park will have a two-story, 20-foot-wingspan phoenix made of projectable fabric at its basin. The free public art event, titled Resurgens, will feature a giant phoenix-shaped puppet/screen designed by Atlanta artist Julia Hill accompanied by an original score by Atlanta composer Haddon Kime. As the event's website explains:

"Using...

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Tuesday April 14, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Artist to celebrate the city's hip-hop culture with popular site-specific installations | more...

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Monday April 13, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Karen Robinson and cast bring the mystery and magic of the bayou to life | more...

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Thursday April 9, 2015 04:27 pm EDT

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  • Aram Moshayedi


Aram Moshayedi, curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, has worked with such as Maria Hassabi and Mario Garcia Torres on projects aimed for west coast audiences. Artist Carter Mull has been based and producing work in Los Angeles since 2004, but he claims a much larger world view — born in Atlanta, studied in...

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Thursday April 9, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Artist DL Warfield's latest series shows different levels of patriotism | more...

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Wednesday April 8, 2015 09:16 am EDT




We're curious to check out the National Theatre's upcoming broadcast of its production of Behind the Beautiful Forevers. The play is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo's 2012 best-selling non-fiction book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, which follows the interconnected lives of several residents of Annawadi, a...

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Tuesday April 7, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Designing Women' co-creator says there's more to it than meets the eye | more...

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Monday April 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Artist finds inspiration in Native American history in the Southeast | more...

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Thursday April 2, 2015 12:20 pm EDT

  • Courtesy of Christine Wu
  • WRITING ON THE WALLS: 200-300 frames of animation walls on display

We’ve seen live painting before, and have certainly familiarized ourselves with improv comedy. Animator and artist Christine Wu’s first exhibition, The Animated Eye, will feature live musical scoring by four participating musicians: Majid Araim, Leigh Anne Neal, Marquinn Mason, and...

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Thursday April 2, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Welcome to Night Vale' and other serialized podcasts keep listeners tuning in again and again | more...

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:39 am EDT

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


5) The Breakers, April 16 to May 10. The Goat Farm Arts Center.
A new interactive production written and directed by Michael Haverty will allow viewers to wander through the drama unfolding in a house where all the walls are made of glass....

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Pop artist organizes group exhibition for a good cause | more...

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Artist's latest work is a push to connect ATL's bubbling arts communities | more...

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Monday March 30, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Local stage star preps herself for the outdoor production of 'Man of La Mancha' | more...

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Thursday March 26, 2015 11:52 am EDT

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The Goat Farm Arts Center and the Atlanta Film Festival present Sound & Vision, a killer combination of live bands, short films, installation pieces, and music videos (a.k.a., Something You Don’t Want To Miss). ATLFF creative director Kristy Breneman has really...

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Thursday March 26, 2015 01:00 am EDT
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Wednesday March 25, 2015 12:45 pm EDT

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? Mozart fans are in luck. Not only is the Atlanta Opera preparing for a major production of the popular warhorse The Marriage of Figaro at the Cobb Energy Centre, April 4-12, but across town, the much smaller Capitol City Opera is preparing its own production of the lesser-known Mozart gem The Abduction from the Seraglio, March 27-29, at the Conant Performing Arts Center. We...

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Tuesday March 24, 2015 12:20 pm EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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Monday March 23, 2015 09:00 am EDT

The Atlanta Ballet recently debuted a new narrative piece based upon the Tennessee Williams play Camino Real, and it delivered the energy and enthusiasm that is the company’s most notable trademark. From the dazzling set design to the action taking place throughout the orchestra section of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the ballet delivered an exciting and entertaining evening.

When...

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Friday March 20, 2015 02:54 pm EDT

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  • Atlanta Film Festival's opening night feature I Am Michael stars James Franco.


Starting Friday, March 20, the 39th Annual Atlanta Film Festival will share dozens of new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films with the community. Opening night the festival will present I Am Michael, a feature film based on the life of Michael Glatze...

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Thursday March 19, 2015 04:25 pm EDT

There comes a time when not all the stars align as you wanted them to, but what can come out of that is a unique piece like this. All four of our Best of Atlanta artists: Danielle Brutto, Jose Hadathy, Andrew Munoz, and Charlie Key, collaborated on this box after they finished their own.

Find this collab piece in Decatur at 106 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.

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Thursday March 19, 2015 04:14 pm EDT

Jose Hadathy was born in Quito, Ecuador and currently lives in Atlanta, GA. He recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting.

After graduation Jose moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he spent several months teaching art and painting in the slums of the city. He now works full time for SCAD Atlanta, traveling the world and recruiting students....

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Thursday March 19, 2015 04:08 pm EDT
Born in 1989, Andrew M. Muñoz was raised in Marietta, GA. He graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting from SCAD-Atlanta in 2012. During his time at SCAD, he was awarded The Glenda Knight Keyes Prize for Outstanding Talent in painting. He has exhibited in various juried shows and events within Atlanta, including organizing and promoting group shows with other young artists. In 2011, he was... | more...

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Thursday March 19, 2015 03:49 pm EDT
Danielle Brutto is an artist and lots-of-things-maker working out of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Parsons the New School for Design where she received a Bachelors in Fine Art. While she indulges a variety of artistic ventures, her main medium of choice is paint. Whether it's performance art, or experimenting with sound or photography, her sensitivity to material and concept mirrors, often... | more...

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Thursday March 19, 2015 03:43 pm EDT
Charlie Key is an Atlanta-grown, Athens-based mixed-media artist and musician. Key’s collages conjure the landscape of dreams, often dizzily recalled yet seldom glimpsed with sober clarity. Collecting images from a carefully curated library of archaic literature, Key plants them in scenes painted with a gentle yet delirious brush. Key’s work was recently featured at the Mammal Gallery with... | more...

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Thursday March 19, 2015 11:19 am EDT

  • Courtesy Atlanta Braves

“I think it’s just very narrow minded to say, ‘Oh, why should they be able to take that money out of the public?’ We’re putting a lot more into the public, and that’s I think the flaw in some of the rhetoric is that there’s no recognition for that.”

Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President of Business Operations Mike Plant criticizes the criticism that the ball club...

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 10:15 am EDT

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Well, Chicago probably needs a little work on its catch phrase, but nonetheless, we've been cheering along this month as some of our favorite Atlanta artists take their work on the road. ?? ?

Lauri Stallings' dance company http://www.gloatl.org/gloATL is in Las Vegas this week as Stallings has...

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Organization's co-directors have their sights set on fraternities | more...

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:48 pm EDT

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
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? The Hangar in Old Fourth Ward will host a special show headlined by Karl Hess. Hess is a comedian from L.A. who has...

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Award-winning Atlanta playwright brings his original productions to Chicago and Alaska | more...

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Thursday March 12, 2015 11:16 am EDT

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Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:19 am EDT

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The Atlanta Ballet is releasing a few little pieces here and there which help give an early glimpse into the world of Camino Real, the company's upcoming world premiere ballet based on the play by Tennessee Williams. We especially like costume designer Sandra Woodall's images for the characters, which could almost stand on their own as artistic renderings of Williams' characters....

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Wednesday March 11, 2015 04:00 am EDT
The abrasive comedian and actor reflects on 40 years in show business | more...

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Tuesday March 10, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Owners are bringing clothing boutique and cafe to Old Fourth Ward | more...

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Thursday March 5, 2015 10:05 am EST

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<a href=" www.toritinsley.com" target"="_blank"">Tori Tinsley has had a busy few years. The multi-media artist has acted as intern for Burnaway, artist assistant to Pam Longobardi in Greece, research assistant for Art Papers magazine, and a fellow resident at the...

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Thursday March 5, 2015 04:00 am EST
Vice takes hipster safari through the traps of Atlanta rap | more...

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Wednesday March 4, 2015 11:53 am EST



5) Capitol City Opera performs Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," March 27-29, Conant Performing Arts Center.
? The small opera company takes on Mozart's work, the first full Atlanta performance of the piece in 35 years. ? 4) Atlanta drag queen Violet Chachki competes on season 7 of the Logo TV series "RuPaul's Drag Race." Monday nights.
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Tuesday March 3, 2015 04:00 am EST
Annual Art Auction to kick off long-term, creative vision for new venue | more...

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Monday March 2, 2015 09:00 am EST

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Muralists, musicians, sculptors, dancers, theater professionals, and other visual, and performance artists are invited to submit potential project ideas which echo...

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Thursday February 26, 2015 11:42 am EST

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The juxtaposition of queer and southern identity is unique and challenging to articulate. Theatre director and development artist Amber Bradshaw and contemporary choreographer and performance artist Corian Ellisor have collaborated to present Identified: A Queer Variety Show!, a special project about...

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Thursday February 26, 2015 04:00 am EST
Comic talks about stage presence and her favorite local venues | more...

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Wednesday February 25, 2015 10:30 am EST



"That was the weirdest movie," is a phrase that likely gets tossed around whenever a film ends strangely, abruptly, or unpredictably, but that distinction undoubtedly belongs to David Lynch's Eraserhead. The 1977 film will get a rare Atlanta screening at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema next week. Although the film is available on http://www.criterion.com/Criterion Blu-Ray and DVD,...

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Wednesday February 25, 2015 04:00 am EST
After years in the spotlight the entertainer finds his home on stage | more...

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Tuesday February 24, 2015 04:00 am EST
Former All-American football player shines on the theater stage | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2015 12:45 pm EST
image-5 ?? ?? Atlanta based artist Steve Pomberg is about to unveil new work. The exhibition, Smashed Landscapes, will combine bright color-fields and geometric shapes in an attempt to demonstrate abstracted landscapes and objects. “These paintings offer the viewer an illusionary, campestral escape from the drab tones and distressed state of our immediate urban environment,” Pomberg... | more...

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Thursday February 19, 2015 04:00 am EST
Executive Director Saskia Benjamin on the annual auction's switch to the Westside | more...

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Wednesday February 18, 2015 10:30 am EST

For the Atlanta Ballet, December means Christmas and The Nutcracker. February brings Valentine's Day and Roméo et Juliette. And this year, March will mean ... Tennessee Williams?

That's right. Things will be busy over at the ballet this month because in late March, the company will perform an all-new world premiere adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Camino Real created by the company's new...

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Monday February 16, 2015 04:00 am EST
Photography exhibition focuses on spaces and residents of Downtown shelter | more...

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Thursday February 12, 2015 12:03 pm EST

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In the wake of the Michael Brown case, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and ongoing international politics, it’s hard to deny the omnipresence of conflict in daily lives. Starting on Fri., Feb. 13, Dashboard Co-op is opening Dialogue: Conflict/Resolution, an exhibition in which six artists examine the nature of conflict and the search for resolution. Over the course...

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Wednesday February 11, 2015 09:45 am EST

If I were to tell you that that there's a made-in-Atlanta sci-fi horror movie starring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, and John Huston with Italian actor Franco Nero in a walk-on role as Jesus Christ, and radio host Neal Boortz playing a member of a criminal conspiracy, you'd probably ask what I'd been smoking lately.

Well, fair enough. Maybe someone was smoking something...

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Wednesday February 11, 2015 04:00 am EST
Showcase director Dayna Melton on planning, and her artists to watch | more...

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Tuesday February 10, 2015 04:00 am EST
Actor's Express production is rife with family drama, and shiksas | more...

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Thursday February 5, 2015 11:47 am EST

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Artist Jessica Caldas is no stranger to controversy. Her piece "Four Letter Word," the first of her work as a 2013-2014 Walthall Fellowship recipient, received some less than enlightened coverage from Fox 5, branding the work with a new title: "Kama Sutra Exhibit." Close to five months later, Caldas is ready to move forward with a new body of work: Can You Tell...

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Thursday February 5, 2015 04:00 am EST
Artist Jamie Isenstein on the all-female exhibition, and being heckled by Will Ferrell | more...

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Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:45 am EST

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

5. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Feb. 5-7, Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
http://arts.emory.edu/news/press-releases/012214-billTjones-candler.html

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4. Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, Feb. 12 to Mar. 1, Theatrical Outfit....

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Tuesday February 3, 2015 04:00 am EST
Veteran actor goes from midnight audition to landing starring role | more...

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Thursday January 29, 2015 12:21 pm EST

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Back in August 2013, Congressman John Lewis launched the March book trilogy in collaboration with co-author Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell. Whereas March: Book One followed Congressman Lewis' early life, he told CL back in July 2014 that March: Book Two takes place in 1960. Congressman Lewis, who at the time was 20 years old, played an important...

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Wednesday January 28, 2015 10:26 am EST

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • “You have a medium at your disposal which offers real power, if you only can find out how to use it," wrote Winston Churchill about painting in 1921. A temporary exhibition in Atlanta exhibits Churchill's work, some of which is being shown for the first time.

This is your last week to see the paintings of Winston Churchill in Atlanta, an...

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Thursday January 22, 2015 12:20 pm EST

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Not even 24 hours after the opening reception of Gordon Parks: Segregation Story, Andrew Moore's The South, and Steve Schapiro's In the Viewing Roon: Selma, Jackson Fine Art will give visitors the opportunity to hear from the artists themselves. Photographers Andrew Moore and Steve Schapiro will both be giving...

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Wednesday January 21, 2015 12:00 pm EST

  • Courtesy Atlanta Opera

The Atlanta Opera is giving artists just one day to write an entire opera. It doesn't seem like enough time, but really: who am I to judge?

The fifth annual 24-Hour Opera Project gives caffeinated contestants just one 24-hour period in which to compose, stage and rehearse an entire short opera. Creative Loafing arts writer Kate Douds has...

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Wednesday January 21, 2015 04:00 am EST
Live production caters to opera lovers and newcomers alike | more...

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Tuesday January 20, 2015 04:00 am EST
Photographer combines love of driving and blurring techniques in new exhibition | more...

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Thursday January 15, 2015 02:21 pm EST

  • Courtesy Jiha Moon
  • IN GOOD COMPANY: Jiha Moon's "Time Out," 2014



Atlanta artist Jiha Moon is in some pretty elite company. The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announced that the Korean-born painter was selected as an artist for the their upcoming exhibition Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015.

The biennial exhibition, Women to Watch, will be on view from June 5 to Sep. 13...

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Thursday January 15, 2015 10:30 am EST

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  • BIRD WATCHING: A new piece from Stephen Key for Frequencies at Beep Beep Gallery



The New Year comes, inevitably, with a new wave of artists at Beep Beep Gallery. The gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Frequencies, showcases the diverse work of Adam Stephenson, Alea Hurst, Masud Olufani, Paul Rodecker, Stephen Key, and Tanner Wilson. Beep Beep explains that while...

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Thursday January 15, 2015 04:00 am EST
Theater's CEO looks back on 40 years of history and community support | more...

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Wednesday January 14, 2015 11:17 am EST

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  • KEY PLAYER: Daniil Trifonov was the soloist at the Atlanta Symphony's first concert of 2015.


It may sound odd to say that in a crowd of 1,700 people you spot some new faces, but that was actually the feeling last Thursday night as the Atlanta Symphony performed its first concert of the new year. Although the band technically got back together late last November...

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Wednesday January 14, 2015 04:00 am EST
Stereoscopic photographer re-imagines our world, one diorama at a time | more...

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Tuesday January 13, 2015 04:00 am EST
In Fried Chicken and Latkes, performer's race-related humor comes home to roost | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2015 04:03 pm EST

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  • BIRD'S-EYE VIEW: Christina Egede's "Our time"



Arts reporter Han Vance and Mammal Gallery's Brian Egan are bringing pop art and a little taste of Denmark to Downtown. In their curated show at Mammal Gallery, Peripheral Visionaries: Egede & Williams, Vance and Egan are presenting the works of Copenhagen's Christina Egede (showcasing her illustrations and paintings...

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Thursday January 1, 2015 09:30 am EST

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  • INTO THE WOODS: Brooklyn/Atlanta rockers Phoenicians are part of the musical lineup for Wunderkindred.



Dashboard Co-op and Paris on Ponce are bringing Athens to ATL this weekend. Known as Wunderkindred, the event going down at La Maison Rouge is a celebration of the music and arts scene in our sister city to the east. Bands such as Pheonicians, Muuy Bien, and the Dream...

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Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:00 am EST

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

5. The 15 Project at the High Museum, Jan. 9
https://www.high.org/Programs/Programs/Events/2015-Events/Special-Events/The-15-Project-01092015.aspx

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4. Dashboard Co-op presents Wunderkindred, Jan. 3
https://www.facebook.com/events/464302790377744/?ref=br_tf

3. Lucinda's...

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Thursday December 25, 2014 10:31 am EST

  • Courtesy Our Gallery and Our Studio
  • WINDOW WATCHING: A Walk Through Peachtree-Pine runs through March, 2015.


A Walk Though Peachtree-Pine is Brad Carrington's photo exhibition at Our Gallery and Studio that explores the spaces and celebrates the people that tell the story behind the Downtown shelter. Carrington also got a little help from a photography class comprised of Savannah College of...

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Tuesday December 23, 2014 09:06 am EST

  • Courtesy High Museum, Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, Princeton University Art Museum
  • FREE TIME: The High Museum offers free admission today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Amedeo Modigliani's 1916 portrait of Jean Cocteau is just one of the works you can see.



The High Museum of Art is offering Atlantans a fantastic holiday gift. The museum has free admission today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The...

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Monday December 22, 2014 04:19 pm EST

  • Courtesy Art Papers
  • TRADING SPACES: Art Papers' Art Auction is moving from Mason Murer to BoBo Intriguing Objects



For the first time in a decade Art Papers has a new location for their silent Art Auction. The popular annual event that brings works from a myriad of local and world-renowned artists is set take place at Westside design district's BoBo Intriguing Objects in February 2015....

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Thursday December 18, 2014 10:45 am EST


Artist and AB+L Radio host (ARTS x CRAFTS) Carla "King Carla" Aaron-Lopez is putting ATL's underground creative scene in focus with this event that's centered around literature, visual art, and film. King Carla will be sharing passages from her first novel, no crown, no title: a mixtape of tho(ugh)ts. Local artists including, Michi Meko, Corey Davis, Dubelyoo, Sean Fahie, and Brandon Sadler...

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Wednesday December 17, 2014 11:02 am EST

  • Courtesy Weeki Wachee

It just wouldn't be Christmas without mermaids. That's the way I've felt ever since the Weeki Wachee mermaids started making a visit to the Georgia Aquarium, an annual tradition at holiday time each year. The Weeki Wachee mermaids are part of an oldtime Florida roadside attraction originally founded in 1947 featuring young women in fishtail costumes performing in the...

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Thursday December 11, 2014 09:52 am EST

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  • 'TIS THE SEASON: The Morehouse College Glee Club will be among the performers at this year’s Christmas With the ASO.



THURSDAY
Christmas came a little early for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this year. After more than two months of being locked out in a labor dispute the ASO musicians were able to reach an agreement with management, and thanks to their compromise, the...

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Thursday December 11, 2014 04:00 am EST
Local stage veteran David de Vries on why there's a bit of Ebenezer in all of us | more...

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Thursday December 11, 2014 01:00 am EST
A $38 million-dollar seed grant still needs Atlanta to water it | more...

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Tuesday December 9, 2014 04:00 am EST
The facial hair flies at the Battle of the Beards | more...

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Monday December 8, 2014 04:00 am EST
Dance company highlights 4th Annual Flavors and Colors of Haiti | more...

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Thursday December 4, 2014 01:35 pm EST

  • Courtesy Serenbe Playhouse/BreeAnne Clowdus
  • ICE COLD: Brittany Ellis stars in Serenbe Playhouse's production of The Snow Queen


Before there was Frozen, there was The Snow Queen. That's how the folks over the Serenbe Playhouse are pushing their production of the classic, wintery tale. Or in their words: "A triumph of love over cynicism, this stunningly visual piece will be a holiday show...

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Thursday December 4, 2014 04:00 am EST
Jim Chambers and Camryn Park's coffee-fueled business venture finds success | more...

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Wednesday December 3, 2014 10:00 am EST

  • Eli Banks
  • ALMA MATTERS: Atlanta comedy troupe Twinhead Theatre's latest show 'Fright Street' parodies the young adult horror novels of best-selling author R.L. Stine. Cherry Delrosario (left) and Marcus Weathersby are cast members of the new show which imagines the 20th high school reunion of Stine's oft-beleagured teenage protagonists.

When you grew too old for Goosebumps, you could...

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Thursday November 27, 2014 12:30 pm EST

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  • KIND OF BLUE: Branden Collins' "Inside Jarawa"



Consisting primarily of film, objects, and sculptural performance, the PANDROGENY: Experiments in Identity from Branden Collins is a series of experiments that focus on the re-thinking of gender roles and cultural traditions until one’s identity is indecipherable. This exhibition at Erikson Clock aruns Sat., Nov. 29, from 5-8...

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Wednesday November 26, 2014 01:30 pm EST

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

5. Flavors and Colors of Haiti at Rialto Center for the Arts, Dec. 11.
http://rialto.gsu.edu/ai1ec_event/4th-annual-flavors-colors-haiti/?instance_id=

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4. The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse, Dec. 4 to Dec. 21
http://serenbe.com/events/serenbe-playhouses-the-snow-queen...

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Wednesday November 26, 2014 05:00 am EST
From Selma to Middle-Earth, 15 films to get you through polar vortex season | more...

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Wednesday November 26, 2014 04:00 am EST
Candice Greathouse discusses changes at MINT and its exhibit at Gallery 72 | more...

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Thursday November 20, 2014 10:00 am EST

  • Bonnie Heath



Can you hear the sound that’s eerily similar to the theme music from Jaws? Well, that’ Black Friday coming. Why wait to wake up at ungodly hours and risk the potential of being trampled by aggressive soccer moms looking to buy their toddlers an iPad mini when you can support local and national crafters a full week before things get out of hand? That’s the idea behind the...

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Thursday November 20, 2014 04:00 am EST
Comic, actor, and family man on making his wife laugh and juggling multiple projects | more...

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Wednesday November 19, 2014 09:19 am EST

  • Courtesy Martha Schwartz Partners
  • MARTHA SPEAKS: Renowned landscape architect Martha Schwartz speaks at Georgia Tech tonight.

Her name was Rio, and she danced upon the corner of Piedmont and North....

Longtime Atlantans remember—and new ones may hear tell—about Rio Shopping Center which once occupied the midtown corner of Piedmont and North avenues where a Publix and Walgreen's now stand....

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Wednesday November 19, 2014 04:00 am EST
Comedian's one-man show explores 'Blackness' in America | more...

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Tuesday November 18, 2014 04:00 am EST
Inspiring Beauty' celebrates 50 years of Ebony's style influence | more...

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Monday November 17, 2014 03:41 pm EST

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It's been approximately one year since the Atlanta Braves announced that the team would be moving to Cobb County. To mark the anniversary, the ball club's media staff last week decided to publish a series of articles about the progress that's been made toward its eventual move in 2017.

What a surprise! Team execs took an extremely optimistic outlook in...

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Thursday November 13, 2014 03:21 pm EST

  • The Gordon Parks Foundation
  • BOYS BEING BOYS: One of the more than 40 color prints included in the High Museum of Art's Gordon Parks: Segregation Story exhibition



Back in 2006 when legendary filmmaker and photographer Gordon Parks passed away, one of the most unlikely displays of adoration came from CNN golden boy Anderson Cooper. When Parks was a photographer for Life magazine he was sent...

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Thursday November 13, 2014 04:00 am EST
Comedian brings his stand-up tour to ATL | more...

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Wednesday November 12, 2014 11:44 am EST

  • Braniff Airways Collection, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • HOW 'BOUT THEM DAWGS?: Jet-setting designer Emilio Pucci's vivid prints were beloved by '60s icons like Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren and Jacqueline Susann. A stylish new exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens...
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Wednesday November 12, 2014 04:00 am EST
Exhibit celebrates television's evolving animation process | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 09:30 am EST



The Letters Festival is returning for its second year at the Goat Farm, with a kick-off on Thurs., at 7 p.m. (at BURNAWAY), and continuing through Sat., Nov. 8. Here's what we had to say about its debut in 2013: "The people who created the Letters Festival are very passionate about books and authors and readers. They are also a little terrified. Festivals require money and participants....

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
Conversations | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
ATL comics talk birthday sex, 'Comedy College,' and Prince | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
The High Museum's Michael Rooks and Deer Bear Wolf's Davy Minor talk shop | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
Dad's Garage's Lara Smith and Out of Hand's Adam Fristoe on 'leaps of faith' | more...

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Thursday November 6, 2014 04:00 am EST
Art-techstic talk with Meredith Kooi, Nick Madden, P. Seth Thompson | more...

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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
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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

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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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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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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
Visual artist's new solo exhibition blurs line between biology and technology | 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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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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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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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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Tuesday May 20, 2014 02:25 pm EDT

  • © 2013 Shepard Fairey
  • GREAT MILEAGE: The work of Shephard Fairey will be paired with the work of fellow artist (and former South Carolinian) Jasper Johns, one of many events and exhibitions planned during Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA.

As everyone knows now, Charleston has plenty of Southern charm, but the city is actually never more charming than during Spoleto, the massive summer...

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Friday May 16, 2014 09:00 am EDT




The Atllanta Ballet's season-closing MAYhem premieres this weekend, featuring a ballet's bouquet of first and lasts. (The ballet more simply declares it "a no holds barred explosion of creativity and energy.") MAYhem will see the world premiere of Three, by Artistic Director John McFall (his first in five years); the final performance by 19-year Company veteran Christine Winkler; an encore...

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Thursday May 15, 2014 04:00 am EDT
We're seeing double at the cinema this summer | more...

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Tuesday May 13, 2014 11:15 am EDT

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • RADIO DAYS: City Café Host John Lemley will play the role of "Radio Announcer" in the play "End of the Rainbow" at Actor's Express opening this weekend.

John Lemley, the velvet-voiced host of WABE 90.1's City Café, is getting ready to announce some big news about Judy Garland.

No, the popular radio host hasn't lost his mind. Lemley will...

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Friday May 9, 2014 09:00 am EDT

  • Courtesy Mason Murer
  • LeeAnna Repass



Mason Murer is turning 10 and Stephen Bach, Dennis Campay, Babak Emanuel, William Entrekin, Barbara Fisher, Carl Holzman, Patrick Johnson, Mia Merlin, Steve Morrison, Virginia Parker, Isaac Payne, William Mize, LeeAnna Repass, and Sally Tharp are coming to celebrate. Owner Mark Karleson said the last decade has seen massive change in the local art...

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Wednesday May 7, 2014 10:14 am EDT

  • Photo by Salome Gvelesiani/ Courtesy Everything Georgian Inc.
  • GEORGIA ON MY MIND: The Georgian Cultural Festival celebrates the culture and history of Georgia.

Visitors who show up at the Georgian Cultural Festival in John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland this weekend expecting peaches, peanuts and Coca-Cola are in for a bit of a shock. The outdoor festival offering "Everything Georgian"...

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Friday May 2, 2014 09:00 am EDT

  • Courtesy Kibbee Gallery
  • Rich Gere



Rich Gere is a printmaker, by trade but his career is shadowed by a second, three-dimensional body of work. These are the pieces he'll be exhibiting in Power Failure, opening at Kibbee on Saturday - found object-y sculptures; an audio installation; a lot of flashlights. "They really underlyingly investigate how we manage power while we are on the planet...

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Thursday May 1, 2014 04:05 am EDT
Why local performance groups are ditching the theater for parks, cars, and warehouses | more...

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Wednesday April 30, 2014 10:28 am EDT

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

1. Kongo Across the Waters, a major traveling exhibition of objects from the Royal Museum for Central Africa at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, May 15 - September 21.
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Friday April 25, 2014 09:00 am EDT

  • Courtesy Stan McCollum
  • Kellie Romany



Kellie Romany will lead an "informal" talk appended to her von Luschan series of recent paintings at the Stan McCollum Gallery, which closes May 10. Romany is an abstractivist (or, if you prefer the compound, an abstract materialist) but she isn't apolitical: her paintings, marked by signature drips and texture, incorporate social and gendered...

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Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:03 am EDT
I've loved the work of author and illustrator Edward Gorey ever since I first saw the animated versions of his famous pen-and-ink drawings in the opening credits of PBS's Mystery! series way back in the day. It's one of the reasons I'm so curious about the performance of the Trey McIntyre Project dance company this Saturday evening, April 26, at Atlanta's Rialto Center for the Arts. With the... | more...

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Friday April 18, 2014 09:00 am EDT

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  • Lydia Anne McCarthy



Lydia Anne McCarthy's I Will Be the Void has its reception at Twin Kittens, in the middle of its months-long exhibition. "Working in color and experimenting with repetition, multiple exposure and light, I remove my subjects from their original context and exploit the idea that photography may be able to capture a world we cannot readily see with our...

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Wednesday April 16, 2014 10:40 am EDT



Terminus, the new production from Atlanta-based theater company Saiah, opens today at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur. The work is an immersive theatrical experience set during the Civil War that allows viewers to choose one of three paths through the story.

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Friday April 11, 2014 09:00 am EDT


  • CHARLIE MCCULLERS
  • Emily Cook in "Hamlet"



Old story, new tricks: The Atlanta Ballet will perform Shakespeare's Hamlet this weekend at the Cobb Energy Centre after a 10-year hiatus. The show is choreographed by Stephen Mills in a blend of classicism and the contemporary; the show is scored by Philip Glass with an obvious blend of the same. The show is also subtitled "an evening to die...

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Wednesday April 9, 2014 02:27 pm EDT
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Wednesday April 9, 2014 11:42 am EDT

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  • SUGARBAKER AND ASSOCIATES: Atlanta playwright and Osborn winner Topher Payne (lower right) plays Julia Sugarbaker in "Designing Women Live." The popular fundraising event at OnStage Atlanta also stars Johnny Drago as Mary Jo, Tony Smithey as Charlene, and DeWayne Morgan as Suzanne.



Well, I declare. Only in Atlanta...

Onstage Atlanta had to...

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Tuesday April 8, 2014 12:00 pm EDT
Photographer goes through the looking-glass | more...

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Tuesday April 8, 2014 09:00 am EDT

  • Charlie McCullers
  • TO BALLET OR NOT: Atlanta Ballet's performance of Shakespeare's classic Hamlet will take on an otherworldly style



This weekend, the Atlanta Ballet takes on the tragic story of Hamlet set to the otherworldly, brooding music of Philip Glass at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre from April 11-13. We caught up with music director and conductor of the Pennsylvania Ballet...

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Friday April 4, 2014 11:43 am EDT

  • Courtesy whitespace
  • Micah and Whitney Stansell, still from "Scarlet Air," 2014



Georgia natives Micah and Whitney Stansell's Scarlet Air opens for the month at whitespace, with a reception from 7-10 p.m. The Stansell's focus isn't - they embrace plurality in multimedia, having produced sculptures, paintings, video and more. Scarlet Air combines audio, film and video stills to trace the...

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Wednesday April 2, 2014 11:20 am EDT

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

5. gloATL performs at Howard Finster's Paradise Garden (Free bus with suggested donation departs from the Goat Farm Arts Center at 3pm), Saturday, April 5
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4. Paris Crayton III's The Best Game continues at Porter...

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Friday March 28, 2014 10:55 am EDT

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  • Greg Mike, "Organized Chaos," acrylic on canvas, 58x46 in.



Artist, designer, and ABV gallery owner Greg Mike has a new show opening: Heavy Mental is "by far his most personal and vivid collection of work to date" (according to the event itself). And also: "Heavy Metal is alive. The pieces breathe and seethe, they scream out with emotion and invention, barreling forward...

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Friday March 21, 2014 10:19 am EDT



Mammal Gallery opens Sapere Aude, in partnership with the N.E.M. art collective and Ex Somnium, both about which you should probably know nothing before attending the show. "So much of this requires a kind of element of mystery and having an audience who is trying to experience the pieces with no preconceived notions," says Ex Somnium Artistic Director Timothy A. Hand. "However, what I can...

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Wednesday March 19, 2014 12:57 pm EDT

  • Joeff Davis/CL File

Atlanta Ballet dancer Tara Lee is currently in the process of choreographing her fourth work for the company, which has been changing its focus in recent years to present more new works by contemporary choreographers. Her latest piece the authors will appear in a mixed program, Modern Choreographic Voices, at the Cobb Energy Center from March 21-23, also featuring work...

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Monday March 17, 2014 11:00 am EDT
Mike Stasny and Maggie Ginestra are orchestrate a perfect storm of restaurant, bar, and art gallery | more...

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Friday March 14, 2014 09:00 am EDT
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Thursday March 13, 2014 01:53 pm EDT

  • Courtesy ASO
  • FACE/OFF: Donald Runnicles and Robert Spano team up to play piano transcriptions of "La Valse" and "Rite of Spring" this weekend.

It's been a long, tough winter, and we've all been cooped up inside for what seems like ages. But finally the sun is starting to come out a bit more, it's getting warmer, and everyone can step outside again at last. In other words, it's the perfect...

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Thursday March 13, 2014 04:00 am EDT
How a free open mic night, on Mondays, in a Little Five Points rock 'n' roll dive, became the most respected and least predictable regular comedy gig in Atlanta | more...

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Tuesday March 11, 2014 10:00 am EDT
Fashion and drama converge at the Goat Farm for So Coco"" | more...

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Monday March 10, 2014 10:00 am EDT
Curating and participating in the new exhibition The Brightness | more...

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Friday March 7, 2014 03:54 pm EST

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  • Left: Erin Palovick. Right: Jared Kelley



Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, at MINT, you are invited to relax. The relaxing part is actually very important for Zzz zzz zzz zzz zzz, a collaboration between Jared Kelley and Erin Palovick. Palovick told me, "We've collaborated with musicians, poets, visual artists and performers, herbalists and dancers to cultivate a night of...

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Wednesday March 5, 2014 02:07 pm EST

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  • From "A Walk in The Valley" by Ruth Stanford

The incompetent and short-sighted decision by Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp to censor artwork for the opening of the new Zuckerman Museum was disheartening beyond words. With a single action, he turned what was to be a hopeful, exciting, celebratory occasion into a dreary...

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Tuesday March 4, 2014 10:00 am EST
Barrier breaking artist breathes fire into Gounod's classic | more...

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Monday March 3, 2014 09:33 am EST
7 Stages and KSU present a hallucinatory interpretation of the classic Civil War novel | more...

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Friday February 28, 2014 12:39 pm EST

  • Dustin Chambers



Tomorrow night the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art will open its doors with a Grand Opening celebration. The featured exhibit, See Through Walls, was planning on featuring work by 14 local and national artists that explored concepts of space and location. That number has dropped to 13 now that the work of Ruth Stanford has been removed.

Stanford, Atlanta artist and...

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Friday February 28, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Dustin Chambers
  • Zuckerman Museum of Art



Kennesaw State's $3 million, 9,200-square-foot "jewel," the Zuckerman Museum of Art (so-named for Dalton Carpet exec Bernie Zuckerman), is opening Saturday with a performance-filled evening - two years after its announcement and almost 18 months of construction. "When we started thinking about an opening, what emerged was not only to highlight...

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Thursday February 27, 2014 04:02 am EST
ATL bass music innovator drops first original track and discusses Giant Skelly project | more...

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Wednesday February 26, 2014 12:33 pm EST

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

5. Kennesaw State University's Zuckerman Museum of Art opens March 1
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4. Sanford Biggers' Shuffle, Shake and Shatter at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts, March 28...

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Friday February 21, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy Arnika Gallery
  • Allen Cooley, "Deconstructed #2"



SCAD professor Allen Cooley will open Courtney: A Visual Depiction of a Love I Don't Completely Understand at the Arnika Dawkins Gallery this Friday, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. (and an artist talk in the middle, at 7:15 p.m.). Cooley is a noted magazine photographer, having shot for Essence, Jet, and others, though this...

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Wednesday February 19, 2014 03:47 pm EST


Legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013) will get a cinematic tribute at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center on Fri., Feb. 21, beginning at 8 p.m.

Film Love curator Andy Ditzler will project several of the films Andy Warhol made of Reed and the Velvet Underground. The idea, Ditzler says, is to recreate an environment similar to the one in which the films originally screened. "It won't be a...

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Friday February 14, 2014 09:28 am EST

  • Courtesy MINT
  • Left: An outfit Alessandra Hoshor will be wearing for her performance piece. Right: portrait by Austin Power



"Technology today allows an unprecedented kind of user experience. Anyone can be a content creator." This is how curator Chanel Kim explains Steal This Bike, which opens this weekend at MINT. "The title is directly a reference to copyright - think metaphor for the...

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Wednesday February 12, 2014 11:11 am EST

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  • BLOOM'S DAY: Orlando Bloom recently played Romeo opposite Condola Rashad as Juliet in a Broadway production of "Romeo and Juliet." Atlantans will have the chance to check it out when the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens a filmed version of the show Feb. 13 and 16. It's just one of several opportunities this Valentine's weekend to see...
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Monday February 10, 2014 04:00 am EST
Alliance Theatre's award-winning comedy goes for laughs at the expense of insight | more...

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Friday February 7, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy Dashboard Co-op
  • Kevin Byrd, detail



What is COSMS? I don't know. Well that's not quite true. I do know it's being put on by Dashboard Co-op and that it includes Andre Keichian, Paper Frank, Zopi Kristjanson, Martha Whittington, Lindsey Wolkowicz, Elizabeth Riley, and more. They're 12 new artists "that are killing it in their respective fields or media," according to Dashboard's...

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Wednesday February 5, 2014 09:00 am EST


Even though I don't follow sports, it was exciting to hear a few weeks ago that Renée Fleming would be participating in something called the Super Bowl on Sunday. It was even more exciting to wake up Monday morning and find out that she totally won! Congrats, Renée! Haters gonna hate, but she truly is the people's diva.

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Friday January 31, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Heather Hendricks
  • Stefani Byrd and Wes Eastin, "No One Is As Cruel, As All Of Us"



Last year's Art Papers auction, featuring dozens and dozens of works of art (plus hors d'oeuvre), looked like this. What will this year's event, the 15th, look like at Mason Murer Fine Art? More of the same, plus more - the 2014 auction includes 250-plus artists. Proceeds benefit Art Papers' programming....

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Wednesday January 29, 2014 04:01 pm EST

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

5. True Colors Theatre Company presents David Mamet's Race, Feb 25 - March 23
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4. Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory presents Shakespeare's R & J, Feb 13-March 3...

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Tuesday January 28, 2014 04:00 am EST
Rialto's dance biennial returns to Downtown | more...

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Friday January 24, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy C4
  • Robert Sherer, "Still Life Arrangements"



C4 Atlanta's show Triage (juried by Stuart Shapiro, Louise Shaw, and CL's Wyatt Williams) tackles "broad issues of health and wellness, exploring its presence or absence." That theme emerged from Arts Health Day 2013, a collaboration between C4, WonderRoot, and Alternate ROOTS. The show is "all-media" and the list of 14 artists isn't...

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Wednesday January 22, 2014 02:59 pm EST




  • Welcome to my humble abode.

It's a proven fact that mansions suck: They suck up utilities. They suck up maintenance. They suck up cash. But that hasn't stopped nouveau riche rappers and boxers from swapping money pits like celebrity arm candy.

The latest boxer-turned-rapper-owned mansion could belong to none other than Ricky Rozay, aka Rick Ross "the Bawse," who may have recently...

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Monday January 20, 2014 10:47 am EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • SING TO ME, O, MUSE: Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will participate in a live reading of Homer's Odyssey this weekend. The free event takes place over three days, January 24-26, at Emory's Carlos Museum to celebrate the work of artist Romare Bearden.

Some well-known Atlanta civic leaders, media personalities and performers and will get their muse on this weekend...

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Monday January 20, 2014 04:00 am EST
The comedian does a stint at Laughing Skull Lounge this week | more...

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Friday January 17, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy New African Grove Theatre Company
  • James Womack, left, and Keith Franklin



The New African Grove Theatre Company will produce the Atlanta premiere of Gus Edwards' Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking at the Southwest Arts Center; it's your first weekend to see it. Its main characters, Henry and Abe "sit somewhat bewildered by the world in front of them, by the news, the...

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Wednesday January 15, 2014 07:57 am EST

  • Andrew Alexander
  • WHITE NOISE: The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is currently exhibiting Rutherford Chang's installation "We Buy White Albums."



A newly installed sign above the front door of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center may come as a surprise to visitors over the next few months. Its bright red neon letters spell out: WE BUY WHITE ALBUMS.

The sign is part of an installation by New...

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Friday January 10, 2014 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy the artist
  • Ally White, "Brown-Banged," 2013



I'm going to be honest here, y'all: Friends of mine are exhibiting at MINT's first annual Live Amateurs, which opens with a reception Saturday night. Good news! These friends are really talented. But ignore them. Juried by Craig Drennen, the exhibit collects "the work of 55 of the most exciting emerging artists currently living and...

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Wednesday January 8, 2014 07:48 am EST

  • Andrew Alexander

If there were a media list of "Atlanta artists most likely to be included on a lot of media lists this year," playwright Topher Payne would definitely be on it. We're only about a week in, and he's already got a pretty good start. Payne is, of course, the cover star of Creative Loafing's 20 People to Watch in 2014 issue, and his new play The Only Light in Reno, opening...

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Tuesday January 7, 2014 03:34 pm EST



Poor Evander. Last time the former heavyweight boxing champ was in the news, it was over the bank auctioning off his former 109-room Fayetteville home last November after he lost it to foreclosure in 2012.

So now, besides being in debt over unpaid back taxes, alimony and child-support, according to the New York Times, he's all over the Internet looking like neanderthal man this week...

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Friday January 3, 2014 09:00 am EST



Here are some questions: "Have you ever started talking? Have you ever stopped? Do you find yourself in a constant state of rational paralysis?" And here is the WonderRoot show these questions describe: Without Knowing, by Erin Palovick and Jared Christopher, which is closing Friday with the whole thing (starting at 7 p.m.) - including live music and an artist talk, which is also being called...

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Wednesday January 1, 2014 08:14 am EST


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4. Topher Payne's Only Light in Reno, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, January 9-26
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1. Gyun Hur's A System of Interiority at Get This! Gallery, January 4-February 15
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Wednesday December 25, 2013 07:51 am EST

Critics can't see everything, but with a little effort, they can come pretty close. I undoubtedly missed some important work, but I believe I saw much of what was presented in Atlanta this year across the arts.

Like many arts writers during the holidays, I've been asked to write several "Top Ten" and "Best of" and "Year in Review" lists for various publications. But the following list is...

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Friday December 20, 2013 09:00 am EST



I really tried to avoid cliches about the season, dear readers. Really. And yet: The next in "a continuing series of winter-defying aural festivities," Respite from the Cold self-markets simultaneously as cozy and cuddly and gently psychedelic. The night will be full of music from Hopi Torvald, Nomen Novum, Moth Manos, Box Elder, Snowbride, Grant Evans, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, and...

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Wednesday December 18, 2013 07:34 am EST

  • Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera
  • DELICIOUS DISH: When he's not whipping up a mean risotto, baritone Ambrogio Maestri is performing the lead role in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of "Falstaff." Atlanta audiences can see him do both when the Met re-broadcasts last Saturday's Live in HD performance to movie theaters tonight, Wednesday, December 18.

Audience members always leave a Met...

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Monday December 16, 2013 04:00 am EST
Atlanta Lyric Theatre reunites for an Atlanta holiday tradition | more...

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Friday December 13, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
  • Trine Søndergaard, "Monochrome Portrait #12, #30, #9" (from left), 2009 Digital C-Print, 23.62x23.63 in.



Trine Søndergaard's Monochrome Portraits are exactly what they sound like - a simplicity that doesn't dilute their effect. Many of the figures are posed in cliche half-turns, faces half-hidden by shoulders or hair or backs, but they seem to have...

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Thursday December 12, 2013 04:02 am EST
How to stay classy at the cinema this holiday season | more...

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Wednesday December 11, 2013 08:00 am EST



The weather has been pretty miserable lately, but we nonetheless had some fun outdoors when we happened upon the Zachary Coffin piece Rockspinner, a public artwork that was recently installed at the corner of 10th and Peachtree. The Midtown Alliance has leased the work, consisting of a ten ton granite boulder from the Nevada mountains attached to a spinning base, from the Atlanta-based artist...

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Tuesday December 10, 2013 04:00 am EST
Georgia State seniors live and exhibit in the space | more...

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Friday December 6, 2013 09:00 am EST


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Beep Beep's third annual group show, involving a lot of triangles and a lot of sizes and a lot of artists, has returned. Here's what last year's show looked like. The future is pointed. Anything is possible. Includes work by Allen Taylor, Ashley Anderson, EMER, Mike Germon, Metatronic, Rachel Berstein, and many, many others. Opens at 7 p.m.

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Wednesday December 4, 2013 08:12 am EST

  • Andrew Alexander
  • CHRISTMAS COVER: Dancer Erik Thurmond recently showcased a work-in-progress in the studios of the Atlanta Ballet. His new show "Two" with Mary Grace Phillips is one of several performances this weekend that have nothing to do with Christmas.

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against Rudolph, the Nutcracker or Tiny Tim. But for those of us who enjoy live performances and...

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Wednesday December 4, 2013 04:00 am EST
A local artist's appropriation of another artist's work raises questions about the line between fair use and plagiarism | more...

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Friday November 29, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy Vinson Art
  • Wreckless Eric, "Kodak #2", acrylic on board, 24x24 in.



There are two things I like about Wreckless Eric's first solo show, at Upstairs and to the Left. One is the location, because not enough art shows, I find, are held above pubs. Also the show's title, Paintings by an Antique English Pop Musician, which has a delicious precociousness piled atop an obvious entendre -...

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Wednesday November 27, 2013 07:30 am EST

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  • "The Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks, about 1833.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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I've always loved this 1833 painting by Edward Hicks entitled "The Peaceable Kingdom," and it always puts me in mind of Thanksgiving. The painter originally apprenticed as a painter of horse-drawn coaches in early American rural...

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Monday November 25, 2013 04:00 am EST
The current renovations should be finished in April of next year | more...

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Friday November 22, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • Courtesy Macey Ley
  • Macey Ley, "All the Places I've Never Been and Some I Have (One-Person Room Series)," 2013, 108x36x36 in.



Why Things Fall, at Further Art, is about why things fall. Admire the polarity of this self-explanation: the exhibit shows how "rules of gravity and of society play primary roles in each of the works on display." Or, as artist Macey Ley explained to me, "Each of our...

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Wednesday November 20, 2013 08:06 am EST

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  • NEW SHELL: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten with a performance of Arvo Pärt's "cantus in memory of benjamin britten" this weekend. Pictured above is the stainless steel sculpture "The Scallop" by artist Maggi Hambling, which is dedicated to Britten and stands...
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Monday November 18, 2013 04:00 am EST
Posing Beauty exhibit considers black beauty in America from all angles | more...

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Friday November 15, 2013 03:05 pm EST

So what did the Atlanta Braves want from the city to stay at Turner Field? According to documents obtained from Mayor Kasim Reed's office, the team's executives wanted to split the cost of stadium renovation costs between the city, county and Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, get out from under AFCRA's oversight and deal with City Hall directly, and manage parking.

The team also...

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Friday November 15, 2013 09:00 am EST

FRIDAY

  • Courtesy One Twelve Gallery
  • Diana Prescott Sandrini, "Headlight Scooter"



How do you feel about charcoal drawings? Diana Prescott Sandrini has a whole series of them to show off, in her new exhibit at One Twelve Gallery called Love and Ping Ping, which opens tonight from 7-9. I find the pieces delightful in a way that feels simultaneously basic and dynamic - like, I could do that...

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Thursday November 14, 2013 11:06 am EST
Let's pick it apart, CL money gurus! According to the just released details, Cobb County would pay a total of $300 million to build the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium near I-285 and I-75. The Braves would pick up the remainder of the costs for the $672 million ballpark that, pending approval by the Cobb County Commission later this month, would become the team's new home after decades playing... | more...

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Thursday November 14, 2013 04:00 am EST
The Actor's Express production balances surface and depth | more...

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Thursday November 14, 2013 04:00 am EST
Playwright Kenneth Lin lives up to Alliance Theatre's vote of confidence | more...

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Wednesday November 13, 2013 07:28 am EST

  • Courtesy Laurent Grasso/SCAD
  • EAGLE-EYE: A still from the 2009 video "On Air" by Paris-based artist Laurent Grasso, currently on exhibit at SCAD's Trois Gallery.

The installation of works by Paris-based artist Laurent Grasso, currently at SCAD-Atlanta's Trois Gallery through January 3, centers on a large projection of high-definition video of a falcon fitted with a camera flying over remote...

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Monday November 11, 2013 10:52 am EST

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Team hopes mixed-use development and parking will surround the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County.

The Atlanta Braves shocked the city this morning with its proposed move to Cobb County. It's a decision that had largely flown under the radar as city officials bent over backwards to keep Falcons' new facility Downtown (Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith said she...

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Friday November 8, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • Bobbi Jo Brooks Photography.
  • Helen Hale in "Sanity Ceremonies"



This weekend is your last chance to learn way too much about choreographer and dancer Helen Hale. Her one-woman show, Sanity Ceremonies, is a multimedia exploration of fundamental artistic questions. Where does she come from? "Of what mettle am I made?" Ceremonies looks for answers, marrying dance, video animation, costuming,...

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Thursday November 7, 2013 04:00 am EST
Artists begin life as outsiders. Then they learn the rules. | more...

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Thursday November 7, 2013 04:00 am EST
Five questions about the artist Lonnie Holley | more...

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Thursday November 7, 2013 04:00 am EST
Looking at drag culture through the controversial portraits of Legendary Children | more...

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Thursday November 7, 2013 04:00 am EST
Could the next big destination for Atlanta's arts scene be in the suburbs? | more...

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Thursday November 7, 2013 04:00 am EST
The 2013 Arts Issue | more...

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Wednesday November 6, 2013 07:45 am EST

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • GREAT BRITTEN: Tenor Nicholas Phan will sing the work of composer Benjamin Britten this Saturday night at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The relationship between composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears is one of the great love stories of the 20th century. It...

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Friday November 1, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY
  • Pam Longobardi



Hudgens Prize winner Pam Longobardi exhibits ENDLESS at Sandler Hudson Gallery. Her sculptural work, made primarily from "vagrant plastic removed from the ocean, sea caves and beaches of the world," will be exhibited alongside recent paintings and works on paper. An opening reception will be begin at Fri., Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. More details at Sandler...

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Thursday October 31, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The one-woman monologue is being performed at homes around the city | more...

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Wednesday October 30, 2013 07:36 am EDT

  • Gadi Dagon
  • ROOM WITH A VIEW: Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor will perform "Two Room Apartment" at Atlanta's Goat Farm Arts Center from November 1-3.

"Revival" isn't a word one typically associates with contemporary dance. But Israeli performers Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor have recreated the seminal 1987 work "Two Room Apartment," which helped put Israeli dance on the map. The pair meticulously...

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Tuesday October 29, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Helen Hale's solo performance explores the practices that keep us sane | more...

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Friday October 25, 2013 09:00 am EDT



Excluding the expert designistas among us, you probably won't immediately recognize the name Paul Rand. But you almost certainly know his work: Rand is the eye behind logos for IBM, ABC, UPS, and more. In a new exhibit at MODA, Defining Design lays out the arc of Rand's career and examines the design principles that would come to influence not just a generation of graphic designers, but a...

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Thursday October 24, 2013 04:00 am EDT
A tip of the hat - and head - to Serenbe's Sleepy Hollow adaptation | more...

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Wednesday October 23, 2013 08:45 am EDT

Last year, National Opera Week had a ton of cool events all over the country and a snazzy kick-off message from none other than Aretha Franklin herself. So far this year, there's just a web page telling companies how to submit an event and a link to last year's message from the Queen of Soul. Well, whatever. I'm still totally celebrating, and everyone's invited.

National Opera Week is October...

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Tuesday October 22, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Chuck Reece and Dave Whitling set the record straight with new Southern-themed website | more...

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Friday October 18, 2013 01:57 pm EDT

  • Ryan Reeves
  • Ryan Reeves, High School, 2nd Place



Tomorrow is the last day to view Atlanta Celebrates Photography's My Atlanta exhibition. The show includes 781 photographs submitted by Atlantans, featuring images by the general public as well as elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and senior centers.

The exhibit is open tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 19) at the Piedmont Park...

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Friday October 18, 2013 09:00 am EDT



This has been a long week, hasn't it? Let's celebrate! We have good reason, too: the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is turning 40 and is debuting its remodel and it's bringing back its art party, last seen back in 2002. This means several things all at once: the opening of Fallen Fruit of Atlanta and Energy Strategies; performances by Salah Ananese and Nonsense and more; craft cocktails and...

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Thursday October 17, 2013 03:43 pm EDT

Major League Baseball teams today have been spreading the word about GLAAD Spirit Day in hopes of shining light on LGBT youth and bullying issues. But a vocal group of Atlanta Braves fans aren't entirely thrilled with the effort.

Earlier this morning, the Braves organization posted a message on Facebook that encouraged Atlantans to wear purple for the cause. As Deadspin points out, there's...

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Wednesday October 16, 2013 08:15 am EDT

  • Photo by Andrew Alexander
  • STREET SCENE: Creative Loafing Photographer Dustin Chambers' piece at the Rhodes Theatre on Peachtree shows the work of Living Walls and gloATL. The two acclaimed grassroots public art organizations have hit the road this Fall and will end their journey at the beloved former movie theater for a weekend of performances, November 8-10.

It's been a few months since...

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Friday October 11, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • Thomas Deans Fine Art
  • Jason Craighead, "Of River and Blue Canoes," mixed-media on canvas, 70x86 in.



Jason Craighead's From the Soul to the Heart closes this weekend at Thomas Deans Fine Art. Craighead's method incorporates drawing, painting, collage, graffiti, and process art, producing abstract works of bizarre aggregation that are never more than off-putting. The weirdness pulls you in...

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Thursday October 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
At 93, the pioneering disc jockey is still Atlanta's clown prince | more...

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Wednesday October 9, 2013 07:55 am EDT




Days are turning blustery, nights are getting darker, and Halloween is just around the corner. One of the shows we're especially curious about as the season approaches is this production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, opening this weekend at Serenbe Playhouse.

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Called The Sleepy Hollow Experience and based on the famous tale by Washington Irving, the production...

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Monday October 7, 2013 01:50 pm EDT



Artist Nathan Sharratt is building a 3D-printed guillotine and would like for you to be a part of it. At least, he would like for a 3D-printed sculpture of your severed head to be a part of it.

You may have heard recently about 3D printing technology, which allows a computer to recreate a three dimensional object out of plastic resin with almost the same ease as printing a Microsoft Word...

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Thursday October 3, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Two of the best characters in the history of theater go head to head this month in Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday October 2, 2013 08:01 am EDT

The 26th annual Out on Film Festival begins on Thursday, October 3, and runs through Thursday, October 10, with screenings at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. It's a pretty massive event, running for an entire week, featuring close to 50 films plus discussion panels, artist appearances, and parties, all of them celebrating the presence and contributions of LGBT people in cinema.

Everyone's...

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Friday September 27, 2013 09:00 am EDT



The Navigator is kind of a big deal. Literally: 7 Stages' production combines projection, puppetry, and video; off-site locations doubling as oceans, tundra, and tornadoes; and a mix of super/natural locales, steampunk, and a plot about a race against a race against time (I think). It's a lot, and it's being mounted at The Goat Farm, a space which does not traditionally lend itself to...

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Wednesday September 25, 2013 07:53 am EDT
The Atlanta Symphony season kicks off tomorrow evening, and there's a lot that's new this year. Symphony Hall has a new shell designed to improve the oft-criticized acoustics of the venue: audiences will find out opening night whether or not the shell accomplishes what it's intended to do. And although the first night dives headfirst into stalwart classics - the three B's of Brahms, Bach and... | more...

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Tuesday September 24, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The celebrated playwright returns after getting a big start in 2008 | more...

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Friday September 20, 2013 09:00 am EDT


  • Courtesy The High
  • Andy Moon Wilson, "Blue Building," 2009, acrylic, pen, and ink on paper, 20x24. Purchased with the Lambert Fund and gift of Louis Corrigan, 2012.



Summer feels like it's been over for a while - but, alas, not until this coming weekend, with the equinox. Suitably, The High's Drawing Inside the Perimeter is also on its last weekend, after opening all the way back in...

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Wednesday September 18, 2013 08:46 am EDT

  • http://clatl.com/atlanta/ImageArchives?by=1223504
  • UNSPEAKABLE: Several upcoming screenings in the Atlanta area in the next few weeks will allow viewers to experience silent films with live musical accompaniment. Carl Theodor Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc" will get a live soundtrack from Kim Gordon, formerly of Sonic Youth, and her new collaborator Bill Nace at Augusta's Westobou...
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Friday September 13, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • Courtesy whitespace
  • Hidden Mother, 2012, C-print, 40 x 40 inches, edition 1 of 3



Wendy Given has new work with Claw, Shine Gloam and Vesper, which opened Thursday night and runs through Oct. 12 at whitespace. The pieces blend the macabre, the supernatural, and the occult - a distinction here with real difference. Or, as it's officially phrased, "Nature is prescribed as a foundation of...

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Wednesday September 11, 2013 08:20 am EDT

  • Courtesy Columbus Museum of Art
  • POP ARTIST: "Black Rhinoceros" from the Endangered Species Portfolio is a 1983 work by Andy Warhol currently part of the exhibition "Warhol in Southern Collections" at the Columbus Museum of Art through October 13.

J.T. and I hit the road last week to check out the temporary exhibition of works by Andy Warhol currently at the Columbus Museum of Art, an...

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Friday September 6, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • Courtesy 2 Rules Fine Art
  • John Westmark, "Fortress," 48x48, paper sewing patterns and acrylic on canvas



A lot of cool exhibits are closing. A lot of cool exhibits are also opening. See John Westmark's Flight and Fancy first, opening Friday at 2 Rules. A dichotomous exploration of male/female, Westmark's paintings use sewing paper applied directly to canvas; his discursive images...

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Wednesday September 4, 2013 08:26 am EDT

  • Courtesy Mauritshuis/High Museum of Art
  • TWITTER UPDATE: Carel Fabritius' painting "The Goldfinch" is part of the exhibition "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at the High Museum. Like the "Girl" herself, this little guy can only be seen in Atlanta through September 29.

The High Museum's exhibition Girl with a Pearl Earring, which opened in late June, has entered its final month. All of the...

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Wednesday September 4, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Drew Conrad exhibits filthy works at Get This! Gallery | more...

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Friday August 30, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • Photo: Jamie Hopper/Design: Aubrey Longley-Cook. Courtesy Lucky Penny.



So you know how the Decatur Book Festival is going on? Saturday is a particularly keen day for festival-ites, especially if you point your eyes and feet toward the Library stage, which will play host to a variety of panels ("Hauntings and Healings" and "Women On the Verge of a Breakdown/Breakthrough") and performances...

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Wednesday August 28, 2013 08:44 am EDT

  • Blane Bussey
  • LEGENDARY TROOPER: Blane Bussey's photograph of Atlanta drag queen Lavonia Elberton will appear as part of the group show "Legendary Children," opening September 1 at Gallery 1526.

I had a meeting with some of Atlanta's legendary children last week, and I'm pleased to report back: The kids are alright.

"Legendary Children" is a group show opening September 1 at Gallery 1526...

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Friday August 23, 2013 09:00 am EDT



With its new home on Monroe Drive, Get This! is opening a new exhibit: Drew Conrad's Backwater Blues, which features no less than what seem "the somber ruins of a once vital place." Conrad works with raw materials, producing sculptural spaces that are the more fractured for their assemblage - and which include at least one taxidermied ram. Opening Saturday, from 7-10 p.m.

Four more picks...

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Wednesday August 21, 2013 01:00 pm EDT
Atlanta's young visual arts phenom adds pastels to dreadful past | more...

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Tuesday August 20, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The husband and wife illustrators exhibit new work at the Westside gallery | more...

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Thursday August 15, 2013 04:10 am EDT
The world's most talked about street artist commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington | more...

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Thursday August 15, 2013 04:05 am EDT
5 days, 20 artists, and 1 map to help you navigate the festival | more...

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Tuesday August 13, 2013 12:27 pm EDT

The annual street art conference Living Walls has began again with artists from around the globe painting walls in Atlanta. The previously announced schedule of events kicks off tomorrow, including films at Callanwolde Arts Center tomorrow night and a performance by Killer Mike at the Goat Farm on Saturday night among other things.

The main focus - painting on walls - has been in gear for a...

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Tuesday July 30, 2013 12:25 pm EDT

  • GWCCA
  • Behold the 'Pantheon,' the proposed design of the estimated $1 billion complex

It appears that the so-called south site that's currently home to two historic churches might no longer be an option for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

Maria Saporta, quoting Lloyd Hawk, the chairman of Friendship Baptist Church's board of trustees, says the Falcons are now concentrating solely on an...

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Tuesday July 30, 2013 09:00 am EDT

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  • Agostino Iacurci
  • Agostino Iacurci



The lineup of artists participating in the 2013 Living Walls street art conference has been announced. Last year's all-female lineup generated no shortage of attention, including favorable coverage in the New York Times and controversies discussed near and far.

This year's artists come from five...

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Thursday July 25, 2013 04:10 am EDT
+Fresh.i.Am+'s streetwear-inspired movement proves the South has something fashionable to say | more...

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Thursday July 25, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta-based brands blurring the line between urban streetwear and high-end fashion | more...

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Tuesday July 23, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The comic talks about the intersection of comedy and politics | more...

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Tuesday July 16, 2013 02:00 pm EDT
Exhibition looks beyond the shoot 'em up | more...

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Wednesday July 10, 2013 09:00 am EDT
Drawing Inside the Perimeter creates a revisionist portrait of the city | more...

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Tuesday July 9, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Metamorphoses and Mighty Myths and Legends score hits with watery sets | more...

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Tuesday July 2, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Rashid Johnson calls for a dash of magical realism and historical fiction in 'Message to Our Folks' | more...

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Friday June 14, 2013 04:37 pm EDT

  • GWCC
  • "The Solarium," one of two possible designs for the new Falcons stadium



Three local design firms will help shape what the new Atlanta Falcons stadium will look like in the coming months.

Goode Van Slyke Architecture, Stanley Beaman & Sears, and tvsdesign will help 360 Architecture, the Kansas City-based company that was awarded the lead contract two months ago, make a conceptual...

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Friday June 14, 2013 10:56 am EDT

  • COURTESY RACHEL REESE
  • Work by Lee Arnold will be included in 'Cardinal'



Cardinal, a group exhibition curated by Rachel Reese, opens simultaneously at Marcia Wood Gallery and Twin Kittens tonight Fri., June 14, at 7 p.m. We caught up with Reese earlier this week to ask her a few questions about the exhibition and her work as editor of BURNAWAY. Check out her interview for more details....

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Tuesday June 11, 2013 10:04 am EDT

  • JOHN RAMSPOTT
  • A scene from Flux Night in 2011



The artists and performers to be included in Flux Night 2013, the annual Castleberry Hill evening-long arts festival, were announced this morning. Flux Projects gave the scoop to local arts blog ArtsATL, who note that, aside from long-standing Flux favorites Micah and Whitney Stansell, this year's lineup is completely new to the festival. The...

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Friday June 7, 2013 05:54 pm EDT

  • Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
  • "Triple Consciousness" by Rashid Johnson, 2009



Rashid Johnson's solo exhibition Message to our Folks, his first for a major museum, opens at the High this weekend. Johnson is the 2012 David C. Driskell Prize, a honor established by the High Museum to celebrate work in African American art. The exhibition will run through September 8.

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Friday May 31, 2013 11:18 am EDT

  • COURTESY ARTLANTIS



The annual art and music festival Artlantis returns to Poncey-Highland on Saturday for a full day of tunes and artists tents on the corner of Ponce de Leon and North Highland. Artlantis has the distinction of being run by the good folks behind Beep Beep Gallery (and Mother in O4W), making it the only festival of artists tents in Atlanta where you are more likely to find...

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Thursday May 30, 2013 04:00 am EDT
A tiny grassroots arts organization dubbed Nexus in 1973 has evolved into a nationally respected institution | more...

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Tuesday May 28, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Seminar's caustic comedy makes Book Club's shrill hijinks feel paper-thin | more...

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Friday May 24, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL



The Decatur Arts Festival returns to Old Courthouse Square with 165 exhibiting artists showing work throughout Memorial Day Weekend. Their website has the full rundown of programming.

More arts events after the jump.

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Thursday May 23, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Tired programming, budget woes, and inconsistent leadership have plagued Atlanta's National Black Arts Festival. Can the once-revered event bounce back? | more...

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Tuesday May 21, 2013 01:22 pm EDT

  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority
  • All hail the 'Pantheon'

Good news for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank!

In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds that the team will receive to help construct a new stadium, it will also enjoy some financial help from the NFL. The football league's team owners today approved a $200 million loan to Blank and company....

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Friday May 17, 2013 11:05 am EDT

  • JOEFF DAVIS
  • The Cyclorama



Queer "idea collective" John Q take over the Cyclorama this weekend for "The Campaign for Atlanta: An Essay On Queer Migration." We've got more details about the performance, which runs tonight and tomorrow at 6:30 pm.

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Tuesday May 14, 2013 11:10 am EDT
For the second year, Atlanta arts organizations WonderRoot and gloATL combined their collective forces for the fundraiser Wonderglo on Saturday night. The event attempts to rethink the typical - and typically stuffy - approach to the arts benefit by transforming the W Midtown with art installations and experiences. Dinner was served in the main ballroom on tables created by artists as gloATL... | more...

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Friday May 10, 2013 01:03 pm EDT

  • Dustin Chambers
  • Wonderglo 2012



WonderRoot and gloATL join forces for the second time on Saturday May 11 to present Wonderglo at the W Hotel Midtown. Tickets range from $10 for access to the after party (presented by CL!) with tunes from DJ Vicki Powell to $50 for access to the art installations throughout the hotel and the after party to $250 for the total three-course dinner/art...

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Wednesday May 8, 2013 04:00 am EDT
'The Game' Brain-teasing competition contains larger artistic ambition | more...

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Tuesday May 7, 2013 04:00 am EDT
c4 holds a fundraiser at FUSE and the Westside Cultural Arts Center finally gears up to open | more...

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Friday May 3, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • WELCH SCHOOL GALLERIES



This is the opening weekend for the BFA Spring Exhibition at the Welch School Galleries. The show opened last night with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and will run through May 10.

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Thursday May 2, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Whimsical video effects enhance monologue play at Dad's Garage | more...

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Tuesday April 30, 2013 02:23 pm EDT

  • GWCC
  • "The Pantheon"

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons have struck a deal with 360 Architecture to design a new stadium.

The two organizations had selected 360 Architecture the "apparent awardee" a few weeks ago, which allowed the Kansas City-based design firm a first crack at reaching a stadium deal.

"Selecting a lead architect is a very significant...

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Friday April 26, 2013 10:28 am EDT

  • GET THIS
  • phenomena, by Jenene Nagy



phenomena, an exhibition of works by Jenene Nagy, opens tonight at Get This! Gallery with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nagy presents expansive works on paper, often in graphite, featuring bold geometry. The exhibition will run through June 8.

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Thursday April 25, 2013 08:24 am EDT

  • Courtesy of Lionsgate
  • COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME LAD: Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey and Jacob Lofland in 'Mud'

The Southern coming-of-age drama Mud doesn't so much introduce the title character as conjure him from the imagination of two adolescent boys. Ellis and his sidekick Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) live in a dying Arkansas river community and enjoy sneaking off to their...

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Tuesday April 23, 2013 04:16 pm EDT
The exhibition marks the end of a yearlong fellowship program | more...

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Monday April 22, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta-born choreographer will perform at the Southwest Arts Center | more...

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Friday April 19, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER
  • Artistic License



Tonight from 8 to 11 p.m., The Goat Farm Arts Center will host Artistic License. The event will merge installation and intimate performance, billed as "an evening of boundary blurring," in which "artists test new ideas in the context of a seamless sensory experience."

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Tuesday April 16, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Five artists tackle the unstable nature of Michelangelo Antonioni's filmic reality | more...

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Friday April 12, 2013 10:19 am EDT

  • ART AGAINST HIERARCHY
  • "Untitled" by Alexandra Hoffman



Art Against Hierarchy, a one-night-only group show, opens tonight at the Arts Exchange from 7-11 p.m. Organizers made a call for submissions in any medium on the theme of "community." The night of installation, interaction, and live music will raise funds for a new Altanta Social Center, which organizers hope to open this summer, likely...

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Friday April 12, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • BETHANY SPRINGER
  • "Signal-to-Noise Ratio," by Bethany Springer



This is the inaugural weekend of Seismic Reflections, a new exhibition of work by Bethany Springer at Twin Kittens. Springer calls her works - in photography, video, and sculpture - "experiments monitoring awareness in a constantly accelerating world." Seismic Reflections opened yesterday and will run through May 24.

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Wednesday April 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
How does Saiah's adaptation of Melville's classic stack up against the original? | more...

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Friday April 5, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • WHITESPACE
  • "Swan Song," by Ann-Marie Manker



Under the Rainbow, an exhibition of works by Ann-Marie Manker, opens tonight at Whitespace, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. In mixed media, Manker creates images of female figures poised between "desire and sexuality" and "destruction and war." The exhibition will run through May 11.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
For downtown Atlanta's underground economy, the shock treatment continues | more...

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Tuesday April 2, 2013 04:00 am EDT
World premiere production at Theatrical Outfit hits too many contrived notes | more...

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Friday March 29, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • FILM LOVE ATLANTA
  • Mr. Coperthwaite by Anna Grimshaw



Film Love and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center will present part one of Anna Grimshaw's Mr. Coperthwaite: a life in the Maine woods tonight at 8 p.m. The filmmaker will be present for the work's debut. Parts two and three will follow later this year.

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Thursday March 28, 2013 03:27 pm EDT

  • Charlie McCullers/Atlanta Ballet
  • THE PLAY'S THE THING: The Atlanta Ballet's 2013-14 season includes a production of "Hamlet." It's one show in a season that's likewise full of story ballets based on theatrical works.

"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king," Hamlet famously says. For the Atlanta Ballet, the play is certainly the thing for its 2013-14 season. The...

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Friday March 22, 2013 09:49 am EDT

  • KAI LIN ART
  • "Old Marks" by Kent Knowles



Kai Lin Art opens its new Westside gallery tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. with two solo exihibitions: Nathaniel Galka's Cloud Bouncing and Kent Knowles's Avalanche. The new gallery space (shorthand: KLA 3.0 Westside) shares a building at the corner of 10th St. and Brady Ave. The exhibition will run through May 2.

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Monday March 18, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
Three-part exhibition showcases the perspective of photographers in foreign lands | more...

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Friday March 15, 2013 09:56 am EDT

  • THE GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER



The Sketchbook Project will hold library hours all weekend at The Goat Farm Arts Center, starting today at 4 p.m. The crowdsourced art project (participants receive a sketchbook, fill it up, and mail it back to the headquarters in Brooklyn) leaves Sunday, and will continue its tour in Toronto this summer.

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Tuesday March 12, 2013 10:00 am EDT
Dance troupe gloATL plans to drench the senses with intimate world premiere | more...

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Friday March 8, 2013 09:06 am EST

  • MARCIA WOOD GALLERY
  • "Grappling Mandala: Funk Roll" by Joseph Peragrine



Visit Marcia Wood Gallery from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight for the opening reception for Grappling Mandalas, an exhibition of paintings from Atlanta's own Joseph Peragrine. Wrestlers shapeshift into mandalas, populating a visual experience that promises to be both "entertaining and confounding." The exhibition runs through...

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Wednesday March 6, 2013 04:00 am EST
CDC exhibition brings attention to solutions for urban plight | more...

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Friday March 1, 2013 09:00 am EST



Creative Loafing's annual Short Cuts FIlm Contest returns this year at the Plaza Theatre. On Monday, March 4 at 7:30, we'll screen the finalists in our five-minute film contest. Our good friends Stella Artois will be there with libations while the winners will get $250 and the chance to screen at the Atlanta Film Festival. More details here.

What's happening over the weekend? Check the...

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Friday March 1, 2013 04:00 am EST
Big ambitions and small magic at the High's blockbuster exhibition | more...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am EST
Artworks are paired with responses from the community | more...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am EST
The musical Fela! returns with another Atlantan in the lead | more...

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Friday February 22, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • JACKSON FINE ART
  • Top: "Ishak Pasa Palace" by George Georgious, bottom left: "Snow Clad Trees" by Michael Kenna, bottom right: "Corredor Verde" by Andrew Moore



Three photography exhibitions open at Jackson Fine Art today - George Georgiou's Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West, Michael Kenna's Works from 2011 - 2012, and Andrew Moore's New Works from Cuba. Taken together, the exhibitions span...

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Tuesday February 19, 2013 04:00 am EST
Mike Lew's play looks at America from the seat of a bicycle | more...

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Friday February 15, 2013 10:25 am EST

  • THE HIGH MUSEUM
  • Film still from Frida



Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting opened yesterday at the High - just in time for Valentine's Day. More than 75 works situate husband and wife Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo within their political and aesthetic moment in Mexico's history and the history of the world. The exhibition will run through May 12. Every Saturday for the duration,...

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Friday February 15, 2013 04:00 am EST
Atlanta's favorite playwright finally shows some rage | more...

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Tuesday February 12, 2013 01:41 pm EST

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After festering in the weird part of the Internet for the last six months or so, the Harlem Shake dance meme thingy went mainstream like a mug last week, thereby proving that the only thing worse better than snoozing on the latest viral craze is being tardy for the party.

Now, dads and sons home alone are doing it:


Firefighters are doing it:


The UGA Men's Swim & Dive Team is doing...

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Friday February 8, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART
  • Multiple Choice: Perspectives on Spelman College




Students, faculty, staff, and friends entered the uncommon permanent collection of the Spelman Museum of Fine Art and chose 50 pieces to display as Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection. The resulting exhibit includes the responses from the lucky 50 - written and recorded - alongside...

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Tuesday February 5, 2013 09:10 am EST
Black tattoo artists are getting attention - good and bad - from a new reality show | more...

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Friday February 1, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • DASHBOARD CO-OP
  • Under the Rainbow, Kelly O'Brien


Dashboard Co-Op will present Boom City, Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight. The free, one-night-only exhibit will remake 117,000 square feet of vacant space in the M. Rich Building downtown, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. View portfolios from the 12 featured artists and other Dashboard collaborators.

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:45 am EST
The end of some local galleries doesn't mean the end of local arts. Or at least it shouldn't. | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 08:30 am EST
Photoshop works by Debbie Grossman sum up the ambitions of the group exhibition | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 04:00 am EST
Recent mural dustups reveal the unfortunate truth that we lack a language of compromise | more...

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Friday January 25, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • MOCA GA
  • Ruth Laxson Retrospective at MOCA GA



Eighty-eight-year-old Ruth Laxson will exhibit a collection of more than 100 original drawings, paintings, sculptures and other projects in a retrospective exhibition of epic proportions at MOCA GA, curated with the help of local gallery owner Marcia Wood. Some of the pieces displayed have never been seen by the public before. This extensive...

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Wednesday January 23, 2013 04:00 am EST
A half century later, Gordon Parks 1956 segregation series still speaks volumes | more...

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Sunday January 20, 2013 07:37 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Happier times

Annnnnd it's over.

The Atlanta Falcons couldn't best the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Thus ends the team's hopes of visiting the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Fans are tossing jerseys in the trash. Samuel L. Jackson has said hasta luego. And sports reporters are tweeting photos of mysterious tanks that would have been used during some sort of...

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Friday January 18, 2013 10:17 am EST

  • Purge ATL
  • Invent Room Pop 21 takes place at Beep Beep Gallery tonight.



Invent Room Pop, the monthly impromptu music creation project that pairs duets or trios of musicians together to make music at Beep Beep Gallery is back for another installment. The musician pool this week consists of Jason Butcher (synth), Zack Hollback (sax & electronics), Michael Hollis (guitar), Stephen Molyneux...

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Wednesday January 16, 2013 04:00 am EST
The new Actor's Express production plays with political anachronisms | more...

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Monday January 14, 2013 03:20 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis



View a photo gallery of the Atlanta Falcons playoff victory

The Atlanta Falcons took their fans on a roller coaster ride during an epic game before delivering the first playoff victory of the Matt Ryan-Mike Smith era at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, winning 30-28 after taking the lead in the game's final seconds.

The Falcons did little wrong in the first half, hammering the...

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Monday January 14, 2013 11:39 am EST

Local poet, essayist, and Emory professor Kevin Young is among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prizes announced this morning. His first book of non-fiction, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, is a finalist for criticism along with books by Paul Elie, David Mendelson, Mary Ruefle, and Marina Warner.

For a full list of the finalists, head over to the Washington...

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Monday January 14, 2013 07:30 am EST
The group exhibition offers an indirect portrait of an artist | more...

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Friday January 11, 2013 09:25 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • Constance Thalken presents 1.2 cm= at Whitespace Gallery, a photographic response to her battle with breast cancer.



Artist and GSU Photography professor, Constance Thalken, is exhibiting a collection of photographs titled 1.2 cm = at Whitespace Gallery. This intimate collection of photographs chronicles the artist's battle with breast cancer, documenting her body's...

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Friday January 4, 2013 10:58 am EST

  • Get This! Gallery
  • In Unison at Get This!



Get This! Gallery is exhibiting its first group show of the new year and each artist has been hand selected by William Downs. Downs, who has built a reputation as a curator in both Atlanta during his undergrad work and in Baltimore during his graduate days, has chosen artists based on a connection he created with them during his career. In Unison...

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Friday December 28, 2012 10:03 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • A window vignette installation at A Moveable Feast



The annual December show at Whitespace Gallery titled A Moveable Feast will be closing this weekend. The show which encompasses both the Whitespec and Whitespace galleries, with works from gallery artists on paper in the main gallery and work from emerging artists in the Whitespec space. In addition, artists utilized...

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Friday December 21, 2012 09:00 am EST

  • Catlanta
  • Sweatshirt featuring Atlanta's favorite feline street art



Atlanta's elusive street artist, Catlanta, has created a large litter of T-shirts, sweatshirts, cloth bags, iPhone cases, and more to sell at a holiday pop-up at the W Midtown. These gifts are perfect for fans of his work or someone who hasn't been able to find one of his highly-coveted kittens in the street. Given his fame...

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Wednesday December 19, 2012 02:30 pm EST

  • DUSTIN CHAMBERS
  • Hyuro's Living Walls commissioned work



Complex Magazine released a global list of the top 25 murals of 2012 today, including a number of works commissioned by Living Walls in Atlanta. Among works painted in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and elsewhere, Philadelphia blogger and Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore included Hyuro's controversial (and now buffed)...

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Tuesday December 18, 2012 08:20 am EST
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