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Atlanta arts February 2023

Atlanta’s arts scene is unparalleled—and it’s time you started exploring it

Here’s a look at the state of the arts in metro Atlanta and a few events to look forward to this month.
Best of Atlanta Arts and Culture

Best of Atlanta 2020: Arts & Culture

The best of Atlanta's arts and culture in 2020, including best new album, best neighborhood art walk, best online access, best poet, and more.

29 fun February events for Atlanta families

A month full of cabin fever–busting events, from kid-friendly plays to tree-spotting hikes

5. See a show—before it goes to Broadway

You don’t have to go to New York for adventurous drama. The Alliance Theatre and True Colors Theatre regularly stage brand-new works, U.S. premieres, or reinvented classics.

Playwright Katori Hall on bringing The Mountaintop to King’s hometown

Writer and Memphis native Katori Hall’s play "The Mountaintop," a fictional account of the final night of Martin Luther King Jr’s life, concludes its well-received Atlanta run this weekend at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre. The play made its U.S. debut on Broadway last year in a $3 million production directed by Leon and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. In an exclusive interview with Atlanta magazine, Hall took time out from writing the screenplay based her new play “Hurt Village” to talk about bringing “The Mountaintop” to Atlanta.

Atlantans to get benefit sneak peek of Kenny Leon’s all-star Steel Magnolias

Atlanta director Kenny Leon's legion of local fans won't have to wait until Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. to watch his remake of "Steel Magnolias" on Lifetime. The modern adaptation of the 1989 mother of all chick flicks will have its Atlanta premiere on Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Georgia Pacific Auditorium downtown as a benefit for Leon's 10-year-old True Colors Theatre.

True Colors Theatre founder Kenny Leon returns to the stage with Jasmine Guy in “Fool for Love”

Between knock down, drag out fights with "Fool for Love" co-star Jasmine Guy this month, we had a moment to congratulate True Colors Theatre artistic director Kenny Leon on being selected as one of Atlanta magazine's "50 Who Made Atlanta" in our 50th anniversary issue now on stands.

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