Saturday, September 22, 2018

The ASO’s latest album will mark bassist Michael Kurth’s national debut as a symphonic composer

Since the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed his fanfare “May Cause Dizziness” in 2011, the group has commissioned and premiered five more of Kurth's melodic, polyphonic, and intensely rhythmic works. “Robert Spano has opened doors and trusted me and championed me,” Kurth said.

In the twilight of his career, AJC political columnist Jim Galloway worries about what he won’t write

Political columnist Jim Galloway has been a part of the Atlanta Journal Constitution for almost 40 years—covering seemingly everything in Georgia politics and gaining trust from politicians and readers because of his vast institutional knowledge.
Childish Gambino tour Atlanta Duluth September 6

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for September

Childish Gambino kicks off his “This is America” tour in Duluth, the BeltLine is about to get lit with the Lantern Parade, and PGA Tour is coming to the East Lake Golf Course.
Crawford Love

Flashback: The day a Korean War POW was reunited with his family in Atlanta

For 27 months, all Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Love of Polk County could do was worry about their son Crawford, a 25-year-old army private. More than 7,000 miles away, the avid hunter and fisherman had been confined in a Korean prison camp, where he watched guards beat his friends.

Flashback: The implosion of Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium

Roughly one week after imploding the Omni to make way for Philips Arena, demolition crews laced the 32-year-old Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium with 1,250 pounds of dynamite. The site would become a parking lot for the new Turner Field.
Doris Ulmann

Doris Ulmann’s photography aimed to preserve disappearing cultures in the Southeast

Despite her groundbreaking documentary photography, photographer Doris Ulmann never gained the reputation of her contemporaries. Now the Georgia Museum of Art is hosting the first complete retrospective of her work, Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann.

How far will Atlanta City Hall’s corruption probe go? Only BJay Pak knows.

BJay Pak, U.S. attorney in the northern district of Georgia, is the supercop tackling the region's most important crimes. The most prominent open investigation Pak is handling is the longstanding corruption pay-to-play probe at City Hall under the Kasim Reed administration.
Bird electric scooters

Bird Invasion: Atlanta’s electric scooters are fun, dangerous, exciting, annoying, and unstoppable

In early May, without much of a heads up to Atlanta City Hall, Bird, founded by a former Lyft and Uber executive, dropped off 200 of its electric scooters in the city. The electric vehicles—which include Lime, Spin, Ofo, Muving, and Relay—have since become fun, dangerous, exciting, annoying, revolutionary, and polarizing. What can Atlanta do?
RJ Rappaport Hollywood money

When Hollywood needs fake cash, it turns to Atlanta’s RJ Rappaport

If you need to make it rain in a music video or want hundreds of $100s for that drug-deal scene, Rich “RJ” Rappaport is the man to see. He owns RJR Props and is Atlanta’s premiere proprietor of fake money for movies.
Lake Lanier

Flashback: How rolling acres of land became Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta’s largest source of drinking water

When crews broke ground on Buford Dam, the almost 39,000-acre area that would become Lake Lanier was home to approximately 700 families. During severe droughts, the water level drops, occasionally revealing remnants of the area’s former life.

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