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Over the decades, singer Kate Pierson has lent her voice to hit singles by R.E.M. and Iggy Pop and, of course, the Athens-birthed B-52s’ seven-album catalog. This summer, Pierson hits the road with her own band to introduce fans to her first-ever solo album.
Two years ago this month, the Georgia Theatre was nearly destroyed in an early morning blaze. As music fans tearfully gathered outside the still-smoldering 122-year-old structure at 215 North Lumpkin Street, owners Wilmot Green and Scott Orvold vowed to rebuild.