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Steve Penley has a message for Atlanta’s weather whiners

Atlanta artist Steve Penley had a message for the city Friday, so he took to his paints and brushes to best express himself. In black paint, Penley wrote: “Atlanta is very lucky to have a great mayor and Ga. has a great Gov. Get a grip everyone. It’s weather!” He posted it on his artist Facebook page. So why did Penley feel the need to address the ongoing criticism of Georgia governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed? For starters, Penley’s work has been unintentionally ridiculed all week.

Coming: Mr. 715

He is almost always just Hank. He is recognized wherever he goes and people want to touch him, get his autograph and pose for pictures with him. He was 20 when he began these sojourns, swatting No. 1 in 1954, when Eisenhower was President.
Democratic Debate Atlanta where Candidates are

Here’s what Democratic presidential candidates are doing in Atlanta after Wednesday’s debate

The candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will be in Atlanta on Wednesday for the 5th debate, but afterward, many will stick around to try to gain and court Georgia voters.
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.

For five decades, Ashley Bryan’s works have shown children that black lives matter

Inspired by the black oral tradition, many of Bryan’s books are reworkings of traditional spirituals, folk stories, and poems. “His works are a celebration of African American experience and offer black children an important opportunity to see themselves represented in the pages of books,” says exhibition cocurator Virginia Shearer.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library new central library

Commentary: Before we knock holes into Central Library, we should be certain that’s what Atlantans really want

The problem isn’t that residents have chosen not to participate in the process of renovation downtown Atlanta's Central Library; it’s that they weren’t given the opportunity to truly engage in the process.
Aladdin

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 12-18

Music Midtown is bringing Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Gucci Mane, and more to Atlanta; Aladdin is coming to the Fox Theatre; and Brooklyn Brewery will have a pop-up with beer and eclectic music at 787 Windsor.
Big Boi Tiny Desk Concert NPR

Big Boi performs Outkast hits for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

For NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Atlanta rap legend Big Boi, Organized Noize's Sleepy Brown, and their backing band performed two Outkast classics—"So Fresh, So Clean" and "The Way You Move"—and "All Night" from Big Boi's latest solo album, Boomiverse.
Clayton Co. vs. DeKalb Co.

Clayton County vs. DeKalb County: A scandal scorecard

Not long ago, Clayton County was metro Atlanta’s cautionary example of municipal dysfunction. Then came DeKalb. We rank each venality out of 10.
Atlanta Moon Ride

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 7-13

Cycle under the stars, jam at Oakland Cemetery, and take in some free family fun.

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