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Atlantans: Missing the drama of the 6th District race? Get involved with the mayoral campaign.

As Kasim Reed prepares to end his second and final term, more than 15 candidates are vying to succeed him. Here's how to get involved with the frontrunners.

Atlanta Mayoral Race: So many candidates, so little time

More than 400 Atlanta voters got a good look Tuesday evening at the candidates vying to be the city’s next mayor—and a look is pretty much all they got.

Atlanta employees just kinda content

Do you wake up each morning so darn happy to go to work? Atlanta is just "meh" on a new survey of overall worker contentment.

Dear Mammy

Sometime after midnight, in the early morning of December 16, 1939—more than five hours after settling into their seats—the city’s elite flowed out of Loew’s Grand Theatre, overjoyed at the spectacle they’d just witnessed. Margaret Mitchell emerged, enormously relieved. Hollywood had not destroyed her story after all.
Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell doesn’t want to stay silent on politics

Jason Isbell returns to the Fox Theatre for back-to-back shows in February with his band, the 400 Unit. The group will be pushing its latest album, The Nashville Sound, which might pack a few surprises for longtime fans of this soft-spoken Southern balladeer and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist.
Albert Schweitzer Memorial

Albert Schweitzer Organ vs. Mighty Mo: How does the new size up with the old?

The mere sound of air shrilling through metal organ pipes summons images of cavernous churches and movie houses and long-dead virtuosos. In that context, Spivey Hall’s 25-year-old Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ is just a babe. So how does this newcomer size up against metro Atlanta’s ranking piper, the Fox Theatre’s “Mighty Mo?”
Kate Pierson

Q&A: B-52s’ Kate Pierson on her new solo album and playing in Atlanta

Over the decades, singer Kate Pierson has lent her voice to hit singles by R.E.M. and Iggy Pop and, of course, the Athens-birthed B-52s’ seven-album catalog. This summer, Pierson hits the road with her own band to introduce fans to her first-ever solo album.

You can buy a town for $2.45 million

Frank Mills’s home at 246 Main Street in the town of Toomsboro, forty miles east of Macon in Wilkinson County, is not for sale. This would not be particularly noteworthy if not for the fact that practically the entire town around this eighty-nine-year-old man is.
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Derek Trucks: Music should be about “lifting people up and stirring something in their souls”

Derek Trucks, the cofounder of Tedeschi Trucks Band—which he formed in 2010 with his wife, musician Susan Tedeschi—has strong family ties to Georgia. His uncle, Butch Trucks, was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, and Derek played with the reunited ABB from 1999 to 2014. We recently chatted with the renowned guitarist about the band’s latest album and the state of rock music today.
Tunewelders

Meet Tunewelders, the sonic wizards who create everything from sound effects to musical theater

A goat chomping on nacho chips makes a highly distinctive sound. That’s why Tunewelders, a boutique music creation and audio production company, recorded an actual goat—stage name Moose, of Decatur—chowing down on chips when putting together an entry in a competition to create a Doritos commercial that would air during the 2013 Super Bowl.

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