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Atlanta’s arts community relies on support from SunTrust and Turner. So what do the latest corporate shakeups mean?
With the news that SunTrust Bank had been acquired by BB&T and that the Turner Broadcasting name will soon be a thing of the past under AT&T's acquisition of WarnerMedia, many Atlanta nonprofits are asking questions about what these changes mean for corporate support of the arts in the city.
The UniverSoul Circus is back in town, find your zen with puppy yoga at Atlanta Humane Society, and if you haven’t started your Black History Month celebration, go experience the 4HUNDRED art exhibit.
Drink piña coladas and get lost in Atlanta’s tiki lounges with the Atlanta Tiki Tour, strip your clothes and run through town for Cupid's Run, and watch more than 70 movies exploring the diverse reality of Jewish life and culture at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
If Lefont’s name sounds familiar, it’s likely because you’ve patronized the Plaza Theatre, Screening Room, Garden Hills Cinema, or one of the other half-dozen Atlanta movie theaters he's operated. For nearly four decades, if you wanted to see a foreign, independent, or revival film, Lefont was close to the only game in town.
When the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival launched in 2000, it unfolded over 10 days in four theaters. Today, the organization holds year-round events at area theaters and campuses, and its annual 23-day showcase attracts nearly 50,000 people, plus Hollywood hotshots like Lawrence Kasdan and Judd Hirsch, making it Atlanta’s largest film festival.
90 breweries at Decatur Square, 100 restaurants in Historic Fourth Ward Park, and a walk/run in Piedmont Park to raise money for HIV/AIDS services.