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Inspired by Gullah culture, this Roswell firm builds houses that are ecofriendly and chic

Simone du Boise and Denise Donahue developed a model called the EcoCraft Hybrid Home, which aims for “Net Zero Energy”—a building that consumes no more energy than it produces. In a Cadmus prototype, solar panels heat 80 percent of the household’s hot water and fuel at least 50 percent of required electricity (new technology may soon capture even more energy).

Atlanta Concerts this week: Martina McBride, Sting

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene FRIDAY Martina McBride For the second leg of her “Love Unleashed” tour, the country songbird paired with CMT’s Next Women of Country and teamed with “American Idol” runner-up (and Rossville native) Lauren Alaina....

Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Styx, J. Cole

BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Saria Canady at scanady@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call...

Georgia Music Investment Act seeks to grow local music industry

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Zac Brown Band lives in Georgia, but in 2012, Brown opted to open his Southern Ground studio in Nashville. Christian singer Chris Tomlin helped start Buckhead’s Passion City Church with Louie Giglio in 2008, but in 2015, Tomlin and his family moved their lives and careers to Music City. Show More Summary

“Lincoln in the Bardo” restores the humility and humanity of one of our most iconic presidents

“Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again.” — Major Sullivan Ballou before the battle of Bull Run Bardo, in Tibetan Buddhism, refers to the state of existence between two lives on earth, an apprehended period when the consciousness is not connected with a...

6 questions for writer George Saunders

The famed short story writer discusses his first novel and how it fits into the current political climate.

Surprise! Fulton Chairman John Eaves is diving into Atlanta mayor’s race

The already crowded race for Atlanta mayor is about to become positively jam-packed with the entry of Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves

Beyonce pulls out of Coachella performance because of pregnancy

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Beyonce would have been the first female artist to headline Coachella since Bjork in 2007, but her impending pregnancy has nixed those plans. The singer, who is expecting...

Opinion: A myth for every purpose

All over the country, including here in Georgia, Republican congressmen and senators are acting like snowflakes who might melt in a little heat, in some cases…

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Callaway Property, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of DM)

2Chainz’ Atlanta Restaurant Fails Health Inspection… READ FULL REPORT

Another day, another celebrity owned restaurant establishment falls by the wayside. This week, it’s Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, an Atlanta area restaurant co-owned by rapper 2Chainz, which has horribly failed its first health inspection. Show More Summary

Want a Tile? The company is passing out 51,000 trackers to Atlanta Falcons fans on Friday

Sick of losing something worse than a Super Bowl? Here's how you can snag a free Tile on Friday.

Shots Fired! Future Issues Online ‘Death Threat’ to Rocko Over Court Battle…

Two grown men fighting on the internet? This can’t be real life? Just yesterday, I reported on Future and Rocko’s online beef and included a timeline of their shady posts. [READ: Twitter Fingers: Future & Rocko Throw Shots Online Over...Show More Summary

A Letter from the Executive Editor & Director: Support the Georgia Council for the Arts

16 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

While other states have returned to pre-recession arts funding, Georgia has been left in the dust. Currently, we are ranked 48th in the United States, with a per capita expenditure of $0.10, which in comparison to the rest of the states is abysmal, as seen in Louis Corrigan’s article about the state of arts funding, published earlier today.

Baby Bump Watch: Ronnie Devoe and Shamari Fears Expecting First Child… (PHOTOS)

NEWSFLASH!! Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and his lovely wife Shamari Fears are expecting their first child together!! The 49-year-old Atlanta businessman and his lovely wife, a former member of the R&B girl group Blaque, recently shared the good news online along with a photo of Shamari’s growing baby bump. Show More Summary

What to see and do this week, February 23–March 1

18 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

George Saunders, the annual Art Papers Auction and "Life Interrupted" are just a few of the highlights.

West Midtown To Get Poké Perfect's Second Atlanta-Area Location

The Amsterdam-based Hawaiian-inspired eatery is replacing Yoforia in Westside Provisions District. The post West Midtown To Get Poké Perfect's Second Atlanta-Area Location appeared first on What Now Atlanta.

News: Mayor Reed invests $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign

20 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Mayor Kasim Reed has announced another major investment in Atlanta’s arts community today. The City of Atlanta has pledged $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign, one of the most ambitious fundraising initiatives in the history of Atlanta’s largest arts organization. Show More Summary

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