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The Last Dreamer

This article originally appeared in our August 2003 issue.
Aladdin

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 12-18

Music Midtown is bringing Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, and more to Atlanta; Aladdin is coming to the Fox Theatre; and Brooklyn Brewery will have a pop-up with beer and eclectic music at 787 Windsor.

The Biebs in the ATL

The flock of shrieking preteens (and a few shamefacedly excited adults) attending Justin Bieber’s January 23 Philips Arena show will undoubtedly be well versed in the moppet’s history. After all, the eighteen-year-old has already published two (!) memoirs. For the rest of us: a primer on the pop star’s past—including his tutelage under Atlanta impresario and Emory dropout Scooter Braun—courtesy of his mom Pattie Mallette, who wrote a memoir of her own, Nowhere but Up.

What you need to know about Hurricane Harbor, the new Six Flags water park

Six Flags Over Georgia, where throwing your hands in the air, relishing in the thrilling moments of plunging downhill and looping upside-down in reckless (and seat-belted) abandon is totally and completely worth the wait in line … with the sweltering heat, dizziness, and nausea that accompany it. Right?

Metro Atlanta No. 19 for Hispanic population

The numbers crunchers at Pew have a new report—with nifty interactive maps—that analyzes the U.S. Hispanic population by state and metro area. In short, the project shows that although Hispanics still cluster in a few areas (nine percent of the nation’s Hispanic population is in the Los Angeles metro area, for example) over the past decade, Hispanics are moving to other parts of the country.

What are you doing this weekend? December 6 – 8

Apparently ’tis the season of organized strolls—and runs. December’s arrival brings hot cocoa, festive light displays, and organized walks through other people’s homes. And given the crazy weather of the past week, it’s good to know that not all these events are outdoors.
The Kirkwood

5 things to know about The Kirkwood apartments

With thousands of apartments popping out of Atlanta’s red clay like multifamily moles, Avila Development (formerly Euramex Management Group) found what they believe is a burgeoning yet underserved market in historic Kirkwood.

Newt thinks he did well at Sunday’s debate

Pundits seem to think Newt did well at Sunday's GOP debate in South Carolina. Newt clearly agrees with the them. In fact, he just produced a commercial consisting of two of his *zingers* from the debate (I've bookended the word zinger with asterisks because I think it looks zingier that way).

Commentary: Dear Braves fans, stop taking it out on Cobb

Listen you ITP people, there’s no reason to get personal. We Cobb residents didn’t ask for a baseball stadium any more than you Atlantans lobbied to kick the Braves out. Please direct your anger at Braves owner Liberty Media and your *own* elected officials. Hating on Cobb County is like an ex-wife blaming her husband’s new spouse, even though she’s the one who initiated the divorce.
Peter Smith in I Am My Own Wife Out Front Theatre Atlanta

For the first time, a trans performer will play all 35 roles in Out Front Theatre’s production of I Am My Own Wife

Out Front Theatre's latest production, I Am My Own Wife, marks the first time the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning show has been staged with a transgender performer, Peter Smith, playing all 35 roles.

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