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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

  • Courtesy Top Shelf Productions



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

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  • “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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  • Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art



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

  • Courtesy Beep Beep Gallery
  • 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

  • Courtesy Christina Egede
  • 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 8, 2015 05:00 am EST
First Place | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2015 05:00 am EST
Second Place | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2015 05:00 am EST
Third Place | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2015 05:00 am EST
There's no right or wrong way to 'Crush' | more...

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Thursday January 1, 2015 09:30 am EST

  • Courtesy Phoenicians
  • 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.

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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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Wednesday December 17, 2014 04:00 am EST
DJ Mars harnessed hip-hop's DIY spirit to publish definitive book on mixtapes | more...

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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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Tuesday December 2, 2014 04:00 am EST
Letters to Lovers Who Love to Hate Me' reveals life of an artist as a work-in-progress | more...

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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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Tuesday November 25, 2014 04:00 am EST
Author's 300,000,000 is a narrative blood bath | 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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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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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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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...