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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
  • 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
  • Style arbiters, celebs turn out for 22nd annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares

    Bachelorette Andi Dorfman modeled a ring that fetched $6,500.

    As she greeted guests in the platinum VIP reception at the 22nd annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefit inside the American Cancer Society building downtown, the event’s long-time co-chair Lila Hertz mused for a moment Monday night about sustainability. “That’s what it’s all about, I’m even wearing sustainable lipstick tonight!” Hertz cracked. “Each year, this evening requires the efforts of so many donors and patrons. I’m really proud of the work we do but this really speaks to the power of giving back to Susan G. Komen [Greater Atlanta Affiliate] and the Atlanta AIDS Fund and the work they’re doing.” Read More
  • How to decode Atlanta movie production signs

    Or, what do "Ramsey," "T9," and "Mineral" really stand for?

    As you may have guessed, studios don’t exactly want gawkers around a shoot. But every frame of your favorite film or show requires hundreds of people. How do you direct your cast and crew to a locale while simultaneously keeping others away? The answer is simple: code words. Read More
  • Jimmy Carter musical to premiere off-Broadway

    President Carter's character will be featured as a time-traveling environmentalist in an off-Broadway play

    A few years ago, Isaac Hopkins was browsing Wikipedia when he came across an entry for the 1969 “Jimmy Carter UFO Incident.” As many people presumably would, Hopkins found the notion of the then-gubernatorial candidate seeing a UFO in Leary, Georgia, before addressing a Lions Club International meeting hilarious. His next reaction was a little less conventional: “This could be a musical.” Read More


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