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BeltLine Lantern Parade

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 19-25

Atlanta's beloved BeltLine Lantern Parade is back, EDM will be raging at Imagine Music Festival, and Kathy Griffin is holding a comedy show for her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour.
Fahamu Pecou fire

After a fire destroyed his studio, Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou prepares to start over

Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou was vacationing in Cuba, on his way to a market, when he stopped at one of Havana’s many Wi-Fi parks to check his text messages. As soon as he was able to connect, his phone lit up one alarming message after another. “Call me right away, it’s an emergency.”
Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence evacuees: Atlanta says welcome with free offers and discounts

Just like when Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida this time last year, Atlanta is displaying its Southern hospitality by welcoming evacuees with open arms. Hurricane Florence evacuees, enjoy your stay in Georgia's capital with these discounts and free deals.
Monday Night and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Monday Night Brewing agreed to host a Brian Kemp event. Outraged fans said, “Hold my beer.”

The Georgia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business asked Monday Night Brewing to host its endorsement event of gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. The brewery agreed. When media coverage found its way to Twitter, the reaction was swift.
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.
Georgia Brewed Cinema

Georgia Brewed Cinema outdoor film series celebrates local movies, beer, and food

Held during three evenings in September at Georgia Beer Garden, the Georgia Brewed Cinema film series will screen three locally-filmed and set movies—Smokey and the Bandit, Drumline, and Baby Driver—and pair with each a special menu and beer selections from Wild Heaven Beer.
Atlanta drivers least safe Allstate report

Of 200 biggest U.S. cities, Atlanta is the 15th least safe to drive in, says Allstate

Just before Labor Day weekend, Allstate insurance released its annual report of America's Best Drivers. In a result that should surprise exactly zero Atlantans, our city ranked 186 out of the top 200 most populated U.S. cities.

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.

Peace, Love, and Puppets: Why adults may need the Center for Puppetry Arts more than kids do

Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta Vincent Anthony Jon Ludwig
Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, which turns 40 this month, is one of the only institutions of its caliber in the world. Meet the devoted staff behind it, who can remind all of us how important it is to stop and play.

Confessions of a Cover Band: Yacht Rock Revue croons the hits you love to hate

Yacht Rock
Yacht Rock Revue is hard to define—they're part fandom, part joke, part self-promotion, and each element is infused with irony. But when they take the stage at Old Fourth Ward's Venkman’s, the band is fully in character, complete with gaudy shirts and sunglasses, playing music people hate. And everyone loves it.

A long, strange trip: The oral history of Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing
Family feuds, hostile takeovers, sewage in the newsroom, sex workers in the lobby, fearless reporting, and a man named Mud—the very weird, very true history of Creative Loafing, the alt weekly the internet still hasn’t killed.

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