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My Style: Mara Davis

Mara Davis rose to local celebrity status as an on-air DJ at 92.9 FM in the 1990s and aughts. Now Atlantans can turn the dial to 90.1 WABE every Friday for her live music weekend preview, “Mara’s Music Mix,” or find her cohosting Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV and News Radio 106.7. She shares her style picks with us.
Best of Atlanta 2016

Concert Venue: Variety Playhouse

The Little Five points venue has been an alt-rock haven since 1990, so when new owners Agon Sports and Entertainment announced an extensive renovation, fans were understandably nervous.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

16 Atlanta New Year’s Eve events to celebrate 2016

Celebrate 2016 with everything from jam bands to kid-friendly balloon drops.
Leon Bridges

4 things to know about Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges grew up mostly in Fort Worth, Texas, but he spent his earliest years in Atlanta. Still, he hadn’t been back since March, when he headlined at Eddie’s Attic.
Kate Pierson

Q&A: B-52s’ Kate Pierson on her new solo album and playing in Atlanta

Over the decades, singer Kate Pierson has lent her voice to hit singles by R.E.M. and Iggy Pop and, of course, the Athens-birthed B-52s’ seven-album catalog. This summer, Pierson hits the road with her own band to introduce fans to her first-ever solo album.

A riot for Ria!

This may be the first time the Variety Playhouse has intentionally booked a riot into the historic Little Five Points theater. Expect the spirit of Ria’s Bluebird Café owner and chef Ria Pell to preside over (and perhaps slam dance down front) at tonight’s It’s a Ria Riot!: Queers, Punks, Eats, DJs — A Celebration and Tribute to Our Friend Ria Pell benefit concert. After all, if there was one thing the activist chef loved as much as brisket for breakfast, it was supporting Atlanta’s live music scene. So tonight, beginning at 7, local bands and musical friends of Pell’s will be performing all of her favorite tunes as a benefit for her friends, family and business, all affected financially by Pell’s unexpected death last month at age 44.

“Don’t buy your cat a Christmas present. It hates you.”

During his 70-minute "A John Waters Christmas" show at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points Thursday evening, the 66-year-old Baltimore director of "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray" offered fans a guide to surviving the holidays. Literally. Case in point: Invitees to Waters' annual Christmas party next week in Baltimore should not ring the host in advance to inquire about who's catering the party and then disclose an allergy to wheat. "Please don't tell me about your food allergies," Waters told the crowd. "If you do, I may use them to kill you."

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