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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

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  • 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 04:00 am EDT
Former humor columnist turned author is still the 'funniest man living' | more...

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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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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.

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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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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
Where All Light Tends to Go' leaves a great first impression | more...

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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 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
Author uses singer as a character conduit in 'All Glitter Everything' | 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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Monday March 9, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Author's semi-autobiographical novel is modernism circa 2015 | 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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?Art on the Atlanta Beltline, the South’s largest outdoor temporary public art exhibition, is returning for its sixth year, and has sent out an official request for proposals from visual and performance artists.
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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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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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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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Thursday February 12, 2015 04:00 am EST
Congressman John Lewis' graphic novel trilogy adds new chapter | more...

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

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Wednesday February 4, 2015 04:00 am EST
'Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League' wants to give us all a history lesson | more...