In 2007, not long after getting divorced, Pat Morrin received his first deer mount. It was a gift from a neighbor. Five years later, it sits above the fireplace in the living room of his three-bedroom home in a Duluth subdivision, surrounded by some 300 other mounts, skulls, and hides arranged in alarmingly convincing poses.
Singer Kelly Hogan may live in Evansville, Wisconsin, these days, but the Atlanta native was enjoying a late breakfast of a pimento cheese sandwich and “a baby glass bottle of Coke” as she discussed her upcoming show opening for Neko Case July 20 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It is also the twentieth anniversary year of the tragic accident that ended the short but brilliant career of Atlanta indie act the Jody Grind, where Hogan first courted fame.
There aren’t many American stage directors who can also boast of People magazine Most Beautiful status. But Kenny Leon has always had a knack for straddling two worlds. The Tony-nominated Atlantan has balanced high-art material like the MLK Jr. drama The Mountaintop with mainstream fare like a forthcoming remake of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast. Leon’s latest project is the stage debut of the 1967 race issue film
With family and friends arriving in Atlanta for tonight's Feel the Love Elise benefit at the Hard Rock Cafe downtown, Atlanta publicist Elise Roth Tedeschi didn't get much sleep overnight. In fact, response has been so overwhelming for the organizers of the fundraiser for the Tedeschi family the event will now be streamed live on the benefit's website for folks who can't make it into Atlanta to be there in person.
In response to the Supreme Court's ruling today upholding Obama's healthcare law, we could either give you impassioned tweets riddled with personal politics or focus on people mocking Atlanta-based CNN initially reporting the news wrong. We went with the funnier option:
The equivalent of Atlanta royalty—members of civil rights dynasties like the Kings, the Farrises, the Youngs, and the Lowerys; top city officials, including Mayors Reed, Franklin, and Massell; and c-level executives from The Coca-Cola Company, Delta, and Georgia-Pacific—all turned out Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) at Pemberton Place.