Jonny Lang Botanical Garden concert canceled

Blues wonder boy Jonny Lang has canceled his Friday night concert at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Midtown, according to garden spokesman Danny Flanders.   Lang has a good reason. He and his wife welcomed a new baby into the world Thursday.   Ticket holders may request refunds at point of purchase.   Flanders says the garden hopes to work the guitarist and singer into their 2011 Concerts

Spotted! A “Dreamgirl” at South City Kitchen

Actress and singer Jennifer Holliday popped into South City Kitchen in Vinings this week for dinner. We're told the Tony-winning star of "Dreamgirls" dined on chicken livers and a mixed greens salad.

From “Colored Girls” to zombies and Betty White, We look back on the year in Intel

It's New Year's Eve 2010 and time to reflect on our first incredible year chronicling the city's pop culture scene here at Intel Central. This year, Atlanta survived a zombie invasion, waved goodbye to a two-time Oscar winner, welcomed (?) the return of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and new TBS late-night star Conan O'Brien (and his big orange blimp) to town. Here are just a few of the fave things we had the honor of covering for you this year.  

And the winner of the Ambassadors of Rock Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands is…

The final round of the Ambassadors of Rock Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands got so intense late Wednesday night, the panel of judges even used the calculator apps on their phones to double-check their math while adding up scores. With great local talent like Sun Domingo, Ill, My Instant Lunch, Ben Deignan Band, Calling All Stars and The Brotherland all in the finals, nobody wanted to make a mistake. For more than four hours, each

Outwrite scores “Out of Oz” author, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill close down Atkins Park

If the "Wicked" enthusiasts are any barometer, Outwrite Books owner Philip Rafshoon should probably invest in a sturdier velvet rope for his Midtown shop's scheduled November 5 author signing. That's when author Gregory Maguire arrives in Atlanta with "Out of Oz," the fourth and final volume in his popular reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz." The much-anticipated book arrives in stores that same week on Nov. 1. Be warned: You may need to brush up on your bench presses beforehand. The $26.99 novel is a whopping 592 pages.

Early trade reviews are unkind to Tyler Perry’s “Colored Girls”

Atlanta director Tyler Perry may want to summon his inner cast iron skillet-clutching Madea to take on the haters as the first show business trade paper film reviews of "For Colored Girls" roll out this week.   Let's get the most scathing review out of the way first. Of Perry's adaptation of the 1970s theater classic, Hollywood Reporter film critic Kirk Honeycutt writes: "The Bottom Line: Tyler Perry utterly butchers Ntozake Shange's theatri

Spotted! Ryan Seacrest, Dallas Austin celebrating birthdays at Davio’s

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, the new posh Phipps Plaza eatery continues to entice celebrity samplers. On Christmas Eve, Dunwoody High grad and former Star 94 intern Ryan Seacrest lunched there with his family. We're told the multi-millionaire "American Idol" host, broadcaster and TV producer enjoyed the grilled salmon. Seacrest's next hosting job is on Friday night where he'll oversee "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve" on ABC.   Befo

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