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Atlanta designer Tim Hobby and Jennifer Astrop team up for HA Modern

Tim Hobby is back in the furniture business. The veteran Atlanta designer and former retailer has opened a Minotti showroom at ADAC (suite 317). His business partner, Jennifer Astrop, had most recently been independently representing modern furniture lines. Now the two have joined forces and dubbed their new venture Hobby Astrop Modern.

Improv Everywhere takes over the Altanta Marriott Marquis elevator

Already featured in seemingly every movie ever, the elevator at downtown's Marriott Marquis has a new claim to fame—as the star of an Improv Everywhere video.

Usher and The Roots will perform on Facebook Live telethon for the ACLU

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Usher and The Roots have signed on to perform during the “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU” Facebook Live “telethon.” The streaming event will take place on Facebook at 7...

News: Rachel Ciprotti steps down as executive director of Atlanta Chamber Players

Rachel Ciprotti, executive director of the Atlanta Chamber Players, plans to move to Seattle and has turned in her resignation. Ciprotti became the leader of the city’s premier chamber orchestra last July after serving as the group’s general manager for nearly two years. The group, founded in 1976, is conducting a search for a new...

Review: “Simply Simone” confirms that Nina Simone’s life is not so simple to convey

Can the spirit of Nina Simone be adequately captured and conveyed in a musical revue? The answer, based on the current production of Simply Simone at Theatrical Outfit through April 15, I’d say is partly yes, mostly no. Four women — Marliss Amiea, Tina Fears, Chani Maisonet and Chelsea Reynolds, backed by a strong three-piece...

When you buy, Design Samaritan donates furniture to families in need

“We give these families something that could be a new heirloom piece,” founder Paul Bowman says. “It’s like a metaphor that symbolizes their own transformation.”

Review: Serenbe’s version of “Grease” is hopelessly devoted but never quite catches fire

Never one to stage a production without imprinting his own brand of theatrical derring-do, Brian Clowdus and his Serenbe Playhouse colleagues have turned their attention to leather jackets and poodle skirts for an interpretation of Grease. Running through April 16 at Serenbe Playhouse, it’s the kind of immersive, imaginative event the company is known for,...

DIVORCE DRAMA!! Apollo Nida Claims #RHOA Phaedra Parks Is Hiding Millions in Assets…

Now that Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been outed for her divorce shenanigans, her incarcerated hubby, Apollo Nida, wants to snag his fair share of their assets. [READ: STILL MARRIED: Judge Rules Phaedra Parks Divorce...Show More Summary

Rick Ross Pays Surprise Visit to Atlanta Area Boys & Girls Club… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

Rick Ross paid a visit to Atlanta’s Techwood neighborhood area yesterday (March 28) for a surprise visit to a local Boys & Girls Club. The popular entertainer was greeted with cheers and hugs from the young kids, who were quite shocked to see him. Show More Summary

Ashley Sue’s Baked Goods serves up “nostalgic junk food”

Amid the Latin candies that clutter the checkout counter at Old Fourth Ward’s LottaFrutta lie a few pristine wrapped handmade pastries: perfectly formed Pop-Tarts and mini chocolate chip cookie "chipwiches." The treats are the handiwork of Ashley Sue Holtzclaw.

Opinion: Can Ossoff take the Sixth? Of course.

Could Georgia Democrats possibly pull off the impossible? Could some virtual unknown, a gangly political neophyte named Jon Ossoff¹, win the state’s 6th Congressional District, the…

Review: Hahn and Levin play a masterful Spivey recital of classics and contemporary

On Sunday afternoon at Spivey Hall, violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Robert Levin performed a recital of music by Bach, Abril, Türk, Mozart and Beethoven. It was an engaging, persuasive performance of three stalwart classical works and two freshly contemporary ones. Hahn and Levin opened the program with J.S. Bach’s Sonata No. 6 in G...

Oneal Ron Morris Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Administering Fatal Butt Shots…

A transgendered male has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for murdering women who sought his back room plastic surgery services. The illegal butt shot trend seems to be dying a slow death after several woman have lost their lives over the years. Show More Summary

If you’ve never spun the giant rock in Midtown, go now

Farewell to the Rockspinner, the 22,000-pound rock that sat faithfully at the intersection of 10th and Peachtree streets for three years.

The Cast of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Reunite (But Where’s Jazzy Jeff?)… (PHOTOS)

The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunited for a brief reunion earlier this week and guess what? They’re still fresh! The shot above was posted to IG on Monday by Will Smith, who starred in the popular series as the streetwise Philly teen sent to live with his well-to-do aunt & uncle. He […] Straight From The A [SFTA] - Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News

A conversation with Starbenders about music as activism

Starbenders, a glam rock four-piece band from Atlanta, has always believed in making music that’s for everyone. This attitude of inclusivity incited the plans for Friday Night Classic, a show they’re hosting alongside Lost-n-Found Youth, to raise money, promote awareness and collect donations for local homeless LGBTQ youth. The band has been rising in notoriety...

Foxtrot Liquor Bar, Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Foxtrot Liquor Bar: a cozy bar with trendy cocktails Last month, I had the chance to visit Foxtrot Liquor Bar in the heart of Midtown. It was part a girls staycation /birthday bonanza. More on that, soon. I immediately fell in love with...Show More Summary

Chinese Restaurant Coming to former Saba Space in Oakhurst

Well this is delicious news. Decaturish reports that the folks behind Taiyo Ramen in Downtown Decatur and Suzy Siu’s Baos in Krog Street Market are opening “Double Dragon Oakhurst Chinese” in the former Saba space in downtown Oakhurst. According to Decaturish… The restaurant will source locally from Global Growers, Riverview Farms, Aluma Farm and Finch […]

I’m Hatching Plans

The thought that I am hatching plans should startle and scare you, well, at least it should do so to me. Progress is being made, details will appear here as milestones are met. Yesterday my new hangars that I ordered … Continue reading ?

Here’s what you can eat inside SunTrust Park

What can you eat while watching the Braves play at SunTrust Park? Catfish tacos, garlic fries, cannoli, and an ice cream pop shaped like a tomahawk, among other things.

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