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Preview: “Our bones cannot contain us,” Son Lux approaches new, wilder forms

Over the last two years, Ryan Lott’s multidimensional solo project Son Lux has transformed into a trio of boldly experimental artists, including guitarist-composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang. The urgently textured 2015 album Bones grew from a necessary need for collaboration, the generative rush that undoes and remakes a sound. Bones is certainly that...

New multi-disciplinary art show has heart

Multi-disciplinary art show Heart Space dedicates an explorative evening to the physical and emotional space around the heart. Choreographers Leah Boresaw (above, top) and Christen Sewell Weimer (above, bottom), both Atlanta nativesShow More Summary

Dr. Ryan Seacrest gives shoutout to Dunwoody High during UGA Commencement @RyanSeacrest

Video - The day will happen whether or not you get up. Ryan's commencement speech was well written, it honored his family, his time at UGA and acknowledged the loss of those who could not attend; it was his personal advice given from the heart and I wouldn't have expected anything less. Show More Summary

Preview: Anicka Austin and Crystal Monds on healing and social justice efforts with photography and movement in “CHROMA”

The prolific Anicka Austin (Lucky Penny Work Room resident artist, a member of gloATL, an organizer for The Boiler Room, and more) combines energies with visual artist, activist and fellow Atlanta Yogi Crystal Monds for CHROMA: Spring, three exhibits at Arketype / Axess Stones at 8 p.m., May 20-22. The two first met through Austin’s work...

‘Sing Street’ is one of the best movies of the year – and I have free tickets to give away

I haven’t been in love with a movie in a long time… until “Sing Street” came along. Set in Dublin in 1985, the movie is a valentine to classic ‘80s Europop – the extraordinary bass playing...

Art as interruption: Katherine Dirga and Erin Bernhardt on the necessity of public artwork at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

This article was brought to you in partnership with artcloud. Artcloud is a personalized tool for curating an art collection — whether you are an artist, gallery, or collector. With this social network and built-in marketplace, you can browse thousands of artworks by price, keywords, color, and more through the artcloud app. — Decades before he became...

Profile: New online literary magazine, “Nately’s,” provides venue for writers in Atlanta and beyond

Nately’s, a new Atlanta-based literary magazine, offers a venue for writers in the city and around the country. Though only live since early March, founder and editor-in-chief Jerad W. Alexander has already curated an impressive array of work. An experienced writer with a background in publishing and photojournalism, Alexander says about his practice of editing...

Preview: Fly on a Wall troupe gets on the wavelength for Eyedrum’s “Boiler Room”

In December 1977, audiences gathered at the Forrest Avenue Consortium (which later became Nexus) for an onstage holiday party lit up with drinks and music, an opera singer. Throughout the night, small groups were led by a “caretaker” through the hallway, down the stairs to the [former elementary school] building’s boiler room. When the door...

Imagine Music Festival expands its EDM sounds to new Atlanta location

Fans of electronic dance music lamenting the disappearance of CounterPoint and TomorrowWorld will have reason to break out the LED gloves this summer. The Imagine Music Festival will return Aug. 26-28, but this year’s it’s going...

112 singer discusses solo effort, Bad Boy reunion concerts and Wolf Creek Amphitheater show

This year Atlanta group 112 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album. It’s been nearly two decades since Bad Boy Records debuted the band with feel-good R&B singles such as “Only You” and “Cupid.” Now,...

Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac in life and legacy, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur, the political activist, former Black Panther, and mother of the most iconic rap artist of all time, has passed at the age of 69. Her death comes just four months shy of the 20-year anniversary of her son Tupac Shakur's tragic death. Show More Summary

Tupac Shakur’s mom dies; “Dear Mama” trends on Twitter

BY JEWEL WICKER More than 18,000 tweets with the hashtag “Dear Mama” have been posted in the last few hours. Shortly after reports of the death of Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur, surfaced, the hashtag began trending on...

Afeni Shakur never stopped missing her son Tupac

BY BO EMERSON Afeni Shakur, who died Monday night, never stopped missing her son. She talks about missing him in a 2011 video, saying “I miss his being. He was my son and I miss him...

Robert Shaw documentary premieres at Atlanta Symphony this weekend

Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices premieres at ASO on April 24. Producer Kiki Wilson discusses Shaw's legacy and the making of the documentary.

Test Drive: Burning calories (and swallowing pride) at Dance 101’s tap class

Barry Thomas remembers a particularly strict tap-dance teacher who always told him, “If you can’t say it, you can’t do it.” And though at the time he’d mentally flipped her off, it’s now become one of his mantras as a dance instructor at Dance 101 on Briarcliff Road.

LPGA documentary The Founders premieres at Atlanta Film Festival

A few minutes into The Founders, Marlene Bauer-Hagge, one of the original 13 female golfers who banded together to create the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950, issues a warning and a challenge to the filmmakers: “You better get busy. Show More Summary

A new documentary offers a look at life inside Atlanta’s storied Clermont Hotel

Finally completed thanks in part to funds from a 2015 Kickstarter campaign, the documentary Hotel Clermont makes its Atlanta premiere this month at the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival.

Refusing Limitations: Floyd Hall and Fahamu Pecou discuss The Dungeon Family’s Expressions of Black Masculinity

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Atlanta Colts Football & Cheerleading early registration ends Saturday - save money today.

Video The video above is from my oldest sons first seasons of football with the Atlanta Colts and I know that even after almost ten years many of these boys are still enjoying the sport at Dunwoody, St. Pius X, Wesleyan and Woodward Academy. Show More Summary

Preview: Rupaul’s Bob the Drag Queen comes home for Mother’s Day, and a Heretic drag show

Nobody calls Christopher Caldwell by his real name except for his mother and bill collectors. Everyone else refers to him as Bob, which is short for Bob the Drag Queen — his stage name. This Georgia-raised, now New York City-based artist and performer has been caught in a whirlwind of gigs since appearing on Logo...

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