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New Orleans Turns 300

On the eve of New Orleans’s tricentennial celebration, we get the inside track on good times in the Big Easy.

How Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School to trying to keep its student body diverse

ANCS’s diversity that was such a point of pride had become a victim of gentrification. In 2014, the school instituted a plan to boost the enrollment of students living on low incomes. “Diverse by design,” as the effort is called, has...Show More Summary

House Envy: This modern farmhouse lands in historic Grant Park

When local developer Michael Woods, principal in Broadview Properties, first noticed the dilapidated 1950s-era ranch-style home at 532 Mead Street in Grant Park, he knew immediately that he wanted to buy the property and build a house that would complement the neighborhood.

This Vox video explains a key part of what makes Migos sound like Migos

For the latest video in her "Earworm" series, Vox journalist Estelle Caswell breaks down the "Migos flow"—and it's all about triplets.

Bored with salads? Try cold Asian noodles for lunch.

I often find myself torn between eating big salads or Asian noodles for lunch. And when it's still warm out, cold noodles are the way to go. Here are five great dishes to try in metro Atlanta.

Mark Ruffalo honors Atlanta environmental activists as superheroes

Actor Mark Ruffalo is making the most out of his time in metro Atlanta, both on and off movie sets. In front of an intimate audience at the Plaza Theatre, Ruffalo launched #ATL100, a multi-week media campaign to bring awareness to the city’s recent commitment to achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

This was Atlanta’s Empire Building circa 1900

Thought to be named after the insurance firm that bankrolled its construction, the Empire was a risky work environment.

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 20-26

Check out cool chalk art at the Sandy Springs Festival, score treasures at the Hipster Yard Sale, and more.

Slavery does not define us: a conversation with Michael Twitty

What does it mean to be rooted? To be intentional about where the genesis of your work and things you’re passionate about are derived from? For Michael W. Twitty, a food historian and Afroculinarian in his own right, being rooted is a still, silent, strong and sure-knowing. It represents the beginning, his journey now and...

Pinewood Forrest Will Be 'First Large-Scale' All-Geothermal U.S. Community

The 234-acre 'experiential development' will use geothermal energy for all single-family residences and townhomes. The post Pinewood Forrest Will Be 'First Large-Scale' All-Geothermal U.S. Community appeared first on What Now Atlant...

It Took 32 Years

But I finally beat Toys ‘R’ Us. In the mid-1980s Toys ‘R’ Us turned me down as a managerial candidate. I was young, stupid, and so pissed at the company that I returned to Junior College. Yesterday Toys ‘R’ Us … Continue reading ?

Gregg Allman’s final album, ‘Southern Blood,’ debuts on several Billboard charts

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Gregg Allman’s swan song made some noise on several Billboard charts. “Southern Blood,” the final recording by the Allman Brothers legend, who died on May 27, arrived Sept. 8 and has debuted...

Henri’s Bakery & Café Sham-Rocks PGA TOUR Championship with Cookies, Sandwiches Sept. 20-24

Atlanta connections run deeper than a golf course pond for the PGA TOUR Championship and Henri’s Bakery & Café. The two institutions will share a delicious bond showcasing the legacy of golfer Bobby Jones when the PGA TOUR’s season-ending competition draws the world’s best golfers and throngs of viewers to historic East Lake Golf Club Sept. Show More Summary

No New Friends! #RHOA Season 10 Official Cast Photo Extended Trailer Revealed…

The official cast photo for The Real Housewives of Atlanta was dropped earlier today and it’s no surprise for those who read Straight From The A daily! As previously reported, for the benchmark 10th season the cast of characters will...Show More Summary

Review: Emory Chamber Music Society celebrates its 25th year with star-studded performance

This past Saturday night the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala concert at Emerson Concert Hall in Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. A total of 28 musicians participated in the potpourri of chamber music selections, performed before an audience that essentially filled the hall. Organist Timothy...

360 Video: Onstage and backstage with Collective Soul at Music Midtown 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene An hour before Collective Soul hit the Music Midtown stage on Sunday for a muscular set that spanned their 23-year-career, the band chatted with us on their tour...

Steve Palmer’s Sukoshi will be the first tenant at new food hall Main & Main

Steve Palmer of Indigo Road Restaurants is consulting on a new food hall called Main & Main, opening on the corner of Peachtree and 14th streets in the summer of 2019. His first concept will be a fast-casual stall called Sukoshi.

In Case You Missed It: Jerhonda Pace Speaks On Escaping R. Kelly’s Under-aged Sex Cult on The Real… (FULL VIDEO)

R. Kelly hasn’t quite dodged his latest underaged ‘sex cult’ allegations. On the season 4 premiere of ‘The Real,’ Jerhonda Pace, a woman who was once reportedly a part of Kelly’s harem, shares a shocking story about her experience and how the superstar mastered having women under his control. Show More Summary

Decatur Craft Beer Festival Tickets Still Available

The Decatur Minute reminds us of The Decatur Craft Beer Festival From : http://decaturbeerfestival.com/ October 21, 2017 - Noon to 5 PM Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Each general admission ticket ($45) includes a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Show More Summary

Video: Music Midtown 2017 sights and sounds

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene While the performers are the primary draw at any festival, a side activity is the people-watching. With more than 78,000 people on site at Piedmont Park for the Saturday edition of...

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