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Johnny Knapp dies at 89

Remembering jazz legend Johnny Knapp and his 70-year career

“Johnny had a million stories, and he knew a million songs—an endless flow of songs.” Johnny Knapp accompanied artists from Billie Holiday to Tony Bennett to Barbara Streisand. His friendship with Col. Bruce Hampton introduced him to a new audience of Atlanta music lovers. He died in Lawrenceville on November 9 at age 89.
Tom Crawford

Remembering Tom Crawford: Longtime political journalist was “a great raconteur and a walking encyclopedia”

Tom Crawford, an old-school newspaperman who found innovative ways to cover Georgia politics for more than three decades, died of complications from cancer on July 18 at age 67.
Carey Carter Carter-Barnes Salon died

Legendary Atlanta hairstylist Carey Carter’s legacy is laughter

As colleagues and customers reflected on Atlanta hairstylist Carey Carter’s life and legacy this week at his Carter-Barnes on Paces salon in Buckhead, one consistent sound served as a fitting tribute—laughter.
Cornelia Walker Bailey

Commentary: The legacy of Cornelia Walker Bailey, the griot of Sapelo Island

Cornelia Walker Bailey knew Sapelo Island’s history and was determined to get it straight. As the unofficial griot (a West African term for a historian or storyteller) of Hog Hammock, the last remaining of the original African American communities founded by the island’s population of freed slaves and their descendants, she taught it every chance she got.
Mychael Knight death

Remembering Mychael Knight: “Atlanta is the city that has always nurtured me”

Atlanta fashion designer and Project Runway finalist Mychael Knight died on October 17 at age 39. In his final interview with Atlanta magazine, he talked about the state of reality TV and what Atlanta meant to him.

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