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