Despite a catchy chorus and name-dropping the street in question, "April," a track off Atlanta act The Constellations new sophomore effort, "Do It For Free" will likely not become the official anthem of Atlanta city councilman Kwanza Hal's Year of Boulevard clean up initiative. Especially since the title character is a coke-addicted hooker turning tricks in alleys for blow whose body is eventually discovered in a dumpster on the corner of North Avenue and Boulevard.
On Monday, MARTA released an independent audit that cited employee benefits as one major drain on the cash-strapped transit authority. On Tuesday, this appeared on the front page of the AJC print edition:
How people are celebrating this year's two-day music festival:
Thanks to AT&T, this year's Music Midtown festival goers have a brand new guide to tonight and Saturday's shows in Piedmont Park. Festival organizers are encouraging iPhone and Android users to download the free app before heading out to party this weekend.
Late Tuesday night and a full two weeks ahead of schedule, legendary Atlanta rock act The Swimming Pool Q's emailed a special thank you to fans who have now donated a total of $15,602 to fund the release of the band's long out of print A&M albums.
Though it doesn’t technically open until October 15, and sizable chunks of it are still under construction, the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail is already populated with business-attired bicyclists, joggers, skaters, and entire convoys of families. Police and Beltline officials stress that people who use the trail now do so at their own risk.
After reading our coverage today, Fox News reps have thoughtfully released a statement about R.E.M's cease and desist request after the cable news channel aired a portion of the Athens act's hit single, "Losing My Religion" this week during the Democratic National Convention.
A weird thing happened to Honey Boo Boo last week.
Last weekend was packed with institutional Atlanta events such as DragonCon and the Decatur Book Festival, but this weekend marks the third anniversary of a younger civic tradition: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, a three-month-long exhibition that brings visual and performance art to the BeltLine's twenty-two miles of trails, parks, and rail lines.