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Gray Acres

Where’s the oldest house on Peachtree? There are a few old residential structures left on Peachtree, says Don Rooney of the Atlanta History Center. “But the Solomon Goodwin house is the oldest.” Just north of Colonial Drive in Brookhaven, the white clapboard house sits as it has f

11 Atlanta festivals to attend in July

Celebrate everything from ice cream to classic movies to gospel music

CeeLo Green describes growing up in the Dirty South

Like the greatest stories ever told, mine starts off in one of those strange yet somehow familiar places where horrible and amazing things can and do happen, all the time.
Better Business

With Start:ME, Emory looks to connect Atlanta’s minority communities with startup know-how

"Entrepreneur accelerator” START:ME focuses on small-business owners in communities like Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta’s Southside. The Emory University Goizueta Business School’s 14-week program aims to give entrepreneurs the skills, networks, and seed capital to develop scalable business.

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Our December update includes The Nice Guys, Ant-Man, and The 5th Wave

We’re back with another batch of production codes, shooting locations, and insight into Yallywood’s biggest projects. For all of our ITP readers, you’ve been seeing a lot of MISTY signs in the last few weeks. That’s the production code for The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, and Russell Crowe.
Neal Ghant

Neal Ghant steps into Jack Nicholson’s iconic Cuckoo’s Nest role

Neal Ghant—who leads the Alliance Theatre’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this month—had no qualms about watching Jack Nicholson’s gonzo, Oscar-winning portrayal of mental ward patient Randle P. McMurphy.
Wild horse training

Training unwanted mustangs revived Elisa Wallace’s Olympic equestrian dreams

Since Elisa Wallace is a veteran trainer and world-class equestrian, it seems only natural that she’s able to get horses to follow her commands. That is until you consider that unlike many of the horses Wallace works with, Fledge and Rune didn’t come from a breeding farm with a documented lineage. Instead they’re mustangs who were running wild across the western plains not long before she bought them.

The Orly Crash Forced Atlanta’s Art Scene to Grow Up Fast

Like the alkaline dust that coated lower Manhattan for months after the Twin Towers crumbled, the 1962 disaster at Orly Field near Paris hung in Atlanta’s atmosphere for years afterward. On June 3 of that year, a Boeing 707 carrying 106Atlantans—some of the city’s most passionate arts patrons, returning from an art tour of Europe—crashed on takeoff, killing everyone aboard except for two flight attendants. Gone were Atlanta’s cultural elite—its artists, collectors, and those who sustained the still-embryonic High Museum and its school, the Atlanta Art Institute.
Atlanta United Tata and Josef Martinez

Reunited and it feels so good: Josef and Tata’s Atlanta meeting was a brief blast of nostalgia

Gerardo “Tata” Martino once again roamed the Mercedes-Benz Stadium sideline Wednesday night, leading the Mexico men’s national team to a 3-1 friendly win over Venezuela, a team that included Atlanta United star Josef Martínez.
Tyler Perry Studios opening Atlanta

Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded

Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson with a gala that brought a monumental number of stars, including everyone from Oprah to Hank Aaron to Beyoncé to Andrew Young.

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