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Atlanta Ballet begins to diversify

How the Atlanta Ballet is working to become more diverse

Seven months into his tenure as executive director of Atlanta Ballet, Tom West saw a line item on the pay scale that didn’t seem right. Dancers entering the company under its apprentice program were paid less than $500 a week. Company leaders noted that apprenticeships are standard practice in the field. But the low-paying program was one of several barriers faced by young dancers from historically underrepresented communities—the very dancers Atlanta Ballet has struggled to attract. Atlanta’s population is close to 50 percent Black, and until recently, Atlanta Ballet’s roster had only a token few Black artists.
5 Reasons to love Vinings

5 Reasons to love Vinings

With its northwest location near Buckhead, the Battery Atlanta, and the Silver Comet Trail, Vinings feels both intown-ish and suburban, a combination that attracts people young and old to its leafy neighborhoods. The Chattahoochee River provides one boundary, while I-285 and I-75 provide others.
A room filled with people playing computer games

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: November 13–19

K-pop supergroup SuperM comes to Infinite Energy Center, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton participate in ATLive, Santa's Fantastical starts in Sandy Springs, and more.
Atlanta Ballet 2 Beauty & the Beast

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 20-26

Watch Atlanta Ballet 2 perform Beauty & the Beast, celebrate the last weekend of Black History Month with the Black History Month Parade, and go back in time to learn about the history of design and technology with coffee.

Best of Atlanta 2018: Arts & Culture

The best of Atlanta's arts and culture in 2018, including best superstar, painter, museum for local art, improv theater, and more.
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.

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 28-March 6

Meet the women behind the Muppets, watch motorcross racing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and listen to the Atlanta Opera perform the Daughter of the Regiment.
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for March

Midtown's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, the American Craft Show, and Graham Nash at City Winery.

40 delightful December events for Atlanta families

Get into the holiday spirit with caroling, light displays, the Pink Pig, and more
2015 Atlanta Steeplechase

38 super fun events for Atlanta families in April

Enjoy the festival season before the weather heats up, plus the Braves return to the Ted, and more.

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