Arts & Events

2020 Atlanta 500 Arts Sports Entertainment Alliance Theater

2020 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
YMG Entertainment K Pop

Could the next big K-pop star be a student from Atlanta?

In January 2019, Heather Kim held a press conference in Norcross to announce the launch of YMG Entertainment—claiming to be the first K-pop label out of metro Atlanta, home to 51,000 Korean Americans.
Atlanta Final Four Events Announced Keisha Lance Bottoms

Atlanta’s Final Four events will include an official Fan Fest, music festival, and all-star game

Expect a Fan Fest with games and autograph opportunities, a three-day music festival with headliner Taylor Swift, a free practice viewing and NCAA all-star game, and more.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: January 9-14

Two literary adaptations take the stage at metro Atlanta theaters, the Hammonds House Museum opens a new exhibition, and Eventide celebrates six years.

Don’t Miss List: Our top 4 event picks for January

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs David Bowie, eat traditional Jewish food at Atlanta Jewish Life Festival, and more.

Blockbusters, super heroes, and backlash: The decade in film in the Hollywood of the South

It’s been a wild ride as Georgia's fledgling film industry grew into a juggernaut by the end of decade. A look back at what happened in 2010-2019.
Killer Mike Run the Jewels Best Atlanta albums of decade

Our favorite Atlanta albums of the 2010s

From Big Boi to Deerhunter, Migos to Janelle Monáe to Run the Jewels, here's what three critics deemed to be the best Atlanta albums of the decade.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Queen of Soul, The Tomorrow War, and more

December is a slow time for the Hollywood of the South but there were still two MCU series in town filming, plus two Aretha Franklin bio pics.
Fox Theatre 90th anniversary

The Fox Theatre at 90: Nine iconic moments in Fox history

The city of Atlanta received perhaps its greatest Christmas gift when the Fabulous Fox Theatre opened to the public on December 25, 1929. A look back at some of its biggest moments.

Things to do

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

A new exhibition at the Atlanta History Center documents Georgia’s earliest civil rights heroes

Starting January 18, the Atlanta History Center will honor Campbell, one of the first black men elected to the General Assembly, and more of the state’s pre–World War I civil rights advocates as part of the New-York Historical Society’s Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: January 9-14

Two literary adaptations take the stage at metro Atlanta theaters, the Hammonds House Museum opens a new exhibition, and Eventide celebrates six years.

Don’t Miss List: Our top 4 event picks for January

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs David Bowie, eat traditional Jewish food at Atlanta Jewish Life Festival, and more.

Theater

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.
Alliance Theatre

This impressive oak sculpture weaves its way through the renovated Alliance Theatre

After more than 100 world premieres, the Alliance Theatre was overdue for its first major renovation. In June 2017, crews began the Midtown venue’s $32-million makeover, which opened this January.
Nia Holloway Lion King

How Lion King actress and Atlanta native Nia Holloway scored her dream role at just 17

For the past six years, Nia Holloway has lived traveling on the road. At 17, she became the youngest person to land the role of lioness Nala in Disney's national tour of The Lion King. While it’s been a grind, Holloway said it’s also been a dream come true.

Visual Arts

Virgil Abloh High Museum of Art Atlanta

From Yeezus to Nike: Your guide to the High Museum’s Virgil Abloh exhibition

The exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art is like taking a walk through Virgil Abloh’s creative genius, including a mix of garments, video, music, rare sneakers, and works by his contemporaries.
Swizz Beatz

Superproducer Swizz Beatz drops by Atlanta to give a New York artist his first installation

Art enthusiast and Harvard grad Swizz Beatz revisits attending three high schools in DeKalb County and shares some of his plans for creatives in Atlanta.
Bernie Taupin Bill Lowe Gallery

Bernie Taupin on writing songs for Elton John, Rocketman, and his upcoming art exhibition in Atlanta

Atlantans may recognize Bernie Taupin as the lyricist who wrote dozens of radio hits (from “Tiny Dancer” to “I’m Still Standing”) with Elton John, including the album, Peachtree Road. The pair continues to collaborate, but Taupin has spent the past few years focused primarily on his artwork.

Music

2020 Atlanta 500 Arts Sports Entertainment Alliance Theater

2020 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
YMG Entertainment K Pop

Could the next big K-pop star be a student from Atlanta?

In January 2019, Heather Kim held a press conference in Norcross to announce the launch of YMG Entertainment—claiming to be the first K-pop label out of metro Atlanta, home to 51,000 Korean Americans.
Killer Mike Run the Jewels Best Atlanta albums of decade

Our favorite Atlanta albums of the 2010s

From Big Boi to Deerhunter, Migos to Janelle Monáe to Run the Jewels, here's what three critics deemed to be the best Atlanta albums of the decade.

Film

2020 Atlanta 500 Arts Sports Entertainment Alliance Theater

2020 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.

Blockbusters, super heroes, and backlash: The decade in film in the Hollywood of the South

It’s been a wild ride as Georgia's fledgling film industry grew into a juggernaut by the end of decade. A look back at what happened in 2010-2019.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Falcon and the Winter Solider, The Underground Railroad, Freaky Friday the 13th, and more

The MCU is back in Atlanta with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier filming in town. Also filming is Amazon's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and a very different take on Freaky Friday.