Rick Beato Youtube

YouTuber Rick Beato explains why your favorite rock song sounds so good

From his music studio in Stone Mountain, the 58-year-old posts new videos a few times a week for 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting, including series like "What Makes This Song Great?", countdowns of the best guitar solos, music theory, history lessons, and more.
Ruth E. Carter SCAD

From Black Panther to Malcom X, Ruth E. Carter’s costumes on display at SCAD FASH

Longtime costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s over 30 year history in film is documented in the engaging SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film exhibition “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design” open through September 12, 2021.
Atlanta 500

2021 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.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Nine Atlanta events to (safely) get into the holiday spirit 

We've curated a short list of drive-in and walk-through spaces—plus one streamable classic—for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season safely.
Jambo Books

Jambo Books introduces children to a world of diverse characters

Jambo Books is a Decatur-based company that introduces children to a more inclusive set of heroes. Each box contains two or three books with main characters who are people of color, with story arcs often centering on self-confidence and empathy.
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.
Southern Voice Atlanta

Why Southern Voice, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ newspaper, meant so much

Co-founder Chris Cash recalls why she founded Southern Voice, and why having an independent queer news outlet remains imperative in 2020.
Erin Swenson

When Erin Swenson transitioned in the 90s, a close vote kept her ordained as Presbyterian minister. Her new podcast tells her story.

Erin Swenson was the first Presbyterian minister to transition and remain ordained. Her new podcast, So Much More than Gender, shares her story.
Ultimate Backstreet Playlist

Reminisce your days partying at Backstreet with this ultimate playlist

With the help of the nearly 10,000-person Facebook group I Partied at Backstreet who served as curators, we’ve assembled this massive three-decade, nearly 12-and-a-half-hour Backstreet playlist for our readers.

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