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  • Art Rocks Athens honors its musical history this weekend

    Members of Pylon, B-52's, The Squall and The Fans will hit the stage at The 40 Watt and Georgia Theatre

    Fans will get a two-night crash course in the history of the Athens music scene this weekend, thanks to two icon-studded bills as part of Art Rocks Athens: The Music. Tonight at the 40 Watt in Athens, the music of The B-52’s, Pylon, The Side Effects, R.E.M., Is/Ought Gap, Club Gaga, The Fans, and Kevin Dunn will be celebrated. On Saturday night at the Georgia Theatre, music vets and newbies on the Athens set will pay tribute to Method Actors, Squalls, Kilkenny Cats, Dreams So Real, Oh-OK, Bar-B-Q Killers, and others. Read More
 
Books
  • Q&A: Fox News' Bret Baier chronicles his son's struggles with heart disease

    The face of top-rated Special Report and Dunwoody native discusses the genesis of his first book and being pseudo Southern.

    Forget reporting trips to Afghanistan or tête-à-têtes with presidents; Bret Baier’s toughest challenge involved the flawed ticker of his six-year-old son, Paul. When Paul was diagnosed with five congenital heart defects at birth, subsequent surgeries and hospital stays put the newsman’s career on hold. Baier chronicles the family’s sojourn into the world of pediatric heart disease in his first book, *Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love*. (All author proceeds go to pediatric heart research.) Read More
 
Music
  • AJ Ghent Band introduces sacred steel guitar to the masses

    As openers for Zac Brown Band, the group showed off the African American gospel style pioneered by Ghent's family

    When the bearded white dude introduced himself, AJ Ghent was nonplussed. “I didn’t have a clue who Zac Brown was,” recalls Ghent, whose band was rolling into a midnight set when Grammy winner Brown entered the almost empty Dixie Tavern one evening last summer. Read More
 
Film
 
Entertainment
  • Power Couple: Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad in 'Same Time, Next Year'

    The duo selected the play, directed by Chris Coleman, so they could act together

    When True Colors Theatre Company asked Chris Coleman to direct his old friend Kenny Leon and the luminous Phylicia Rashad in the 1975 play Same Time, Next Year, the former Atlantan and cofounder of Actor’s Express first thought, “Oh my God, that’s kind of random.” Then he became titillated by the thought. “Getting the job of making Kenny Leon make out with Phylicia Rashad —come on! Who is going to turn *that* down?” Read More
 

 

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