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Migos member Takeoff dies at 28

Funeral for Migos rapper Takeoff will be held at State Farm Arena and open to Georgia residents

Takeoff, the Grammy-nominated rapper who made up one-third of Atlanta superstar group Migos, was killed early Tuesday morning at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. A celebration of life will be held at State Farm Arena at noon on November 11 at State Farm Arena.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Nathalie Stutzmann

The Atlanta Symphony’s new music director will navigate postlockdown programming and forge new connections—from Switzerland

New music director Nathalie Stutzmann will navigate postlockdown programming and forge new connections with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s musicians, audience, and community—from Switzerland
Music Midtown canceled

What Music Midtown’s cancellation could mean for the city that “influences everything”

Tyler Lyle, the Atlanta-based half of synthwave band The Midnight, believes the city “got punked by the gun lobby,” as Music Midtown organizers on Monday called off the iconic, (usually) annual festival at Piedmont Park.
How Bankhead became a hip-hop landmark

How Bankhead became a hip-hop landmark

Before Vincent “Pudgy” Richardson and brothers Kevin and Travis Denson helped turn Bankhead into a hip-hop landmark, they sold CDs and white tees out of a bread truck outfitted with 15-inch rims. How they got the bread truck, or why they chose that specific mode of transportation, only Kevin knows. But this mobile operation—the humble beginnings of Toe Jam Music—made a lot of business sense in spring 1998.
Shaky Knees 2022

Scenes from Shaky Knees music festival 2022

After a two-year pandemic delay, Shaky Knees music festival finally returned to Atlanta's Central Park on April 29 through May 1. Relive the festival with this photo gallery featuring musical acts from all three days.
The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton

Author Jerry Grillo on his “basically true” biography of jam-band legend Col. Bruce Hampton

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story more rock n’ roll than the life and death of Col. Bruce Hampton. Here, author Jerry Grillo talks about his biography of the Atlanta jam-band legend and what made Hampton magical.
2022 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

2022 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.
October 20, 2021 declared Lil Nas X Day in Atlanta

Lil Nas X returns home to Atlanta and is honored with his own day

Lil Nas X, the rapper whose single “Industry Baby” is currently the No. 1 song in the country, walked into the event space at The Gathering Spot and immediately began dancing.
Vicki Powell

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"
Atlanta artists to watch 2021

6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021

We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.

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