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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.
The Falcons battle the Saints at home on Thanksgiving, Ponce City Market decks out for the holidays, and Chaka Khan performs at State Farm Arena.
"It is important for our fans to see that our players and our opponents are NBA players and that they will see a fast-paced high energy game," says head coach Noah Gillespie of the NBA G League team.
As first-year Atlanta Hawks forward and six-year NBA veteran Jabari Parker said at the start of Monday’s media day, “It’s a fresh start for me and the team.”
Two Georgia football greats—Herschel Walker, the most decorated player in Bulldogs history, and Vince Dooley, the only national championship-winning coach in program history—joined former Heisman trophy winner, NFL star, and Notre Dame legend Tim Brown to take turns speaking to the media during the “Return the Favor” event.
109 straight wins: Georgia Gwinnett coach Chase Hodges is one of the best-kept secrets in college tennis
Chase Hodges, the first tennis coach Georgia Gwinnett College has ever had, is clearly comfortable in the environment he helped build: “We’ll play anybody, anytime, anywhere!”
The Atlanta Hawks doubled-down on strong draft picks and a better fan experience. The future is bright.
Thursday's free NBA Draft Party in the newly renovated State Farm Arena showed off a savvier, forward-thinking direction for the Atlanta Hawks, showcasing a fan energy that Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins, who made a scheduled appearance at the party, described as “unbelievable” and “outstanding.”
Gerardo “Tata” Martino once again roamed the Mercedes-Benz Stadium sideline Wednesday night, leading the Mexico men’s national team to a 3-1 friendly win over Venezuela, a team that included Atlanta United star Josef Martínez.
Kyle and Brent Pease are many things: brothers, Ironman triathletes and philanthropic leaders. Now, with the release of Beyond the Finish, they can add "memoir authors" to their list of achievements.
Homegrown phenom and former Atlanta Brave Jeff Francoeur starts his first season as the Braves’ lead analyst, offering commentary alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Chip Caray. A look into why he was more nervous for this job than being an MLB pro.