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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 26-July 2

Common performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Pride Month comes to a close this weekend with a choir performance about Matthew Shepard and Keisha Lance Bottoms reading books with a local drag queen.
Defining Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha’s no Kasim: Inside Bottoms’s very different City Hall

Her critics worried she would be an extension of Kasim Reed. But after more than a year in office, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wants you to know she’s leading the city on her own terms.
Morehouse School of Medicine Graduation

Words of wisdom from 2019’s Atlanta University Center graduation speakers

Morehouse College commencement speaker Robert F. Smith made the biggest headlines when he announced he would pay the student debt of the entire graduating class, but this year's group of Atlanta University Center commencement speakers also included a Hawks basketball legend and the mayor of Atlanta. Here are some of the best pieces of wisdom and advice from the speeches.
Atlanta Department of transportation

Atlanta’s potholes are out of control. Could a new city department of transportation finally fix them?

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is announcing this morning that the city, for the first time in its history, could create a Department of Transportation that would act as a “one-stop shop” to combine the construction duties of three different city departments.
Atlanta United MLS Cup Victory Parade

Scenes from the Atlanta United MLS Cup victory parade

On a chilly and wet Monday morning, fans took to downtown Atlanta to celebrate Atlanta United as the 2018 MLS Cup champions. Here's a photo gallery of what we saw along the parade route. (Feel free to chant along as you browse.)
Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp Georgia Governor Election 2018

How election night 2018 unfolded in Atlanta and Athens

Dispatches from the election night parties—Stacey Abrams at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Brian Kemp at the Classic Center in Athens, and Ted Metz at Mellow Mushroom Buckhead—plus a look inside Manuel's Tavern, where election night is the political bar's "Super Bowl."
Stacey Abrams Barack Obama Morehouse Atlanta rally election 2018

Former President Obama’s message to Georgia was simple: “Vote!”

During a rally for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday, former President Barack Obama played all of his fans' favorite hits. When someone in the crowd shouted "Obama, I love you," he replied, "I love you back." He said, "Don't boo, vote," his oft-repeated phrase from 2016, multiple times during his hour-long speech at Morehouse College.
Jermaine Dupri Super Bowl LIVE LIII

Welcome to Atlanta: Jermaine Dupri will produce a week of free concerts before Super Bowl LIII

Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri has been tasked with producing nearly a week worth of shows in downtown Atlanta leading up to the Super Bowl in 2019. Officials teased the events will be a "'Welcome to Atlanta' experience like no other.”
AC3 Festival Wu-Tang Clan

A3C Festival’s exec director: “I want it to be a cultural institution the world thinks about”

"When you think of Atlanta, I want you to think of the Braves, the Hawks, the Falcons, Atlanta United, and A3C," says the hip-hip festival's executive director, Mike Walbert. We chatted with him about what to expect at this year's AC3, which takes place October 3-7.
T.I.

The Evolution of T.I.

The Atlanta superstar rose to fame as a street-hardened rapper. For his next act, he wants to save Bankhead, the neighborhood that could've killed him.

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