Arts & Events
The fan favorite/blood and guts master talks behind the scenes, future spoilers, and more
He’s the heart and soul of AMC’s The Walking Dead. No, I’m not talking about Norman Reedus, but rather Greg Nicotero: one of the show’s executive producers, occasional episode director, and the man in charge of all the guts, gore, and gangrenous undead flesh on the show. He was in town this weekend as a guest at Walker Stalker Con, now in its second year, where he participated in a panel.Read more
But according to Reedus, the well-known bromance is really a threesome
The brotherly bond between The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus is so ubiquitous that even their Walker Stalker Con appearance was billed as the “Bromance Panel.” But when Lincoln arrived to Saturday’s event, he greeted a packed room of screaming fans not with Reedus, but with executive producer/director Greg Nicotero.Read more
Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus among guests at the three-day convention
Halloween is still two weeks out, but Downtown Atlanta will be filled with zombies as Walker Stalker Con returns to the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart this weekend. The convention is set to yet again bring an all-star Walking Dead guest lineup, including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and more.Read more
Pop culture historians will never be hungry again
Land, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, isn’t the only thing that lasts. This year, Colorado-based Taylor Trade Publishing celebrates the movie’s seventy-fifth anniversary with a trio of books about the phenomenon that ensures pop culture historians will never be hungry again.Read more
How do you measure the impact of a weekend that seemed to be embraced by the whole city?
More than 60,000 people attended the three concerts held in Centennial Olympic Park, according to Pat O’Brien of the promotions group Bowery Presents South. The economic impact to the city has not been tallied, but attendees took over surrounding downtown hotels, restaurants, and bars, paid handsomely for parking, bought T-shirts, and took plenty of $13.50 rides on the Ferris wheel.Read more
”It feels good to be home,” said Dre and Big Boi over and over.
I could tell you about the night’s earlier performances, but one does not read a restaurant review to hear about the appetizers. As I mentioned earlier, many of the people in attendance weren’t there for a concert. They were there to see Outkast.Read more
Everyone, including Big Boi and 2 Chainz, is camera happy
Everyone seems to understand the significance of Outkast’s homecoming weekend – and to be eager to document being part of it. Here are the best photos so far. We’ll be updating as the weekend goes on.Read more
For 20 years, Atlanta has shared Andre and Big Boi with the world. This weekend’s concerts will be a family reunion, celebrating a duo that grew up along with the city.
Outkast’s beats and lyrics embodied everything associated with the South. It felt good, and like your grandmama, it could charm you one minute and cuss you out the next. And unlike East Coast or West Coast hip-hop, it seldom picked a fight, but instead welcomed everybody to sit on the porch and listen.Read more
Hundreds of visual and performing artists are taking part in the exhibition, which runs through November
Now in its fifth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibition in the Southeast, according to Elan Buchen, the BeltLine’s coordinator for art and design. This year, visual arts installations stretch not only along the Eastside Trail but also along six more miles of future BeltLine trails along the southeast and westside corridors.Read more
The sold-out event featured performances from Run DMC, Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, Eminem, and more
This past weekend Music Midtown returned to the Meadow at Piedmont Park for a monstrous two-day, three-stage, 24-act music festival. Debuting in 1994 as Atlanta’s original music fest, Music Midtown paved the way for CounterPoint, TomorrowWorld, Imagine, and Shaky Knees, despite a six-year hiatus ending in 2011.Read more