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7 of the best banh mi around metro Atlanta

When the Vietnamese adopted the bread of their colonizers, they made it their own by tossing rice flour with the wheat. The result is a loaf that’s cloudlike on the inside and more crackly when it comes to the crust. It is one of the most weightless breads around, yet it has the fortitude to sandwich a whole lot of delicious stuff. In the case of the banh mi, that stuff almost always consists...
Strong characters at heart of ‘20th Century Women’

Strong characters at heart of ‘20th Century Women’

“Whatever you imagine your life is going to be like, know your life is not going to be anything like that,” one character tells another in the picaresque comic drama “20th Century Women.” The voice of wisdom is Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a lodger in a shabby Southern California rooming house in the summer of 1979. Her young protege is 14-year-old Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), who lives...
Michael Keaton fascinating as Kroc in ‘The Founder’

Michael Keaton fascinating as Kroc in ‘The Founder’

The title “The Founder” is in some ways a perplexing descriptor for a biopic of Ray Kroc, the man who took the McDonald’s burger restaurant from a local favorite to a global behemoth. Truth be told, he’s not the founder of McDonald’s. But the title fits Kroc’s specific approach to success, a version of the American Dream that states, if you want something, go out...
ASO review: Runnicles leads masterful mix of Bruckner’s works

ASO review: Runnicles leads masterful mix of Bruckner’s works

When the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra played a richly blended triple-forte Thursday night, led by a brass section anchored by an authoritative tuba, it sounded otherworldly: It was as if an organist had pulled out all the stops and was raining down on the keys with demonstrable force. During the concert — which programmed Anton Bruckner’s expansive, hourlong...
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern to open second location

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern to open second location

The Mother Nature Salad is on the menu at HOBNOB. An Atlanta tavern is set to open a second location in Town Brookhaven this May.
Kristian Bush assures authenticity in new Alliance Theatre musical ‘Troubadour’

Kristian Bush assures authenticity in new Alliance Theatre musical ‘Troubadour’

It’s a week from the first preview of “Troubadour” and a wad of creative energy is ricocheting inside the Alliance Theatre.
Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Radiohead, Chris Botti

Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Radiohead, Chris Botti

Chris Botti will head to Atlanta Symphony Hall. BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know.
Atlanta Concerts this week: Lee Brice, Don Henley

Atlanta Concerts this week: Lee Brice, Don Henley

Lee Brice will visit the Fox. BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene SATURDAY Run the Jewels Now that Killer Mike isn’t spending as much time immersed in politics, he and partner El-P can concentrate on music for a bit.
Signs of Solidarity: Positive words spring up on signs around town

Signs of Solidarity: Positive words spring up on signs around town

America needs a chill pill. As an antidote to the angst of this election season, a group of Atlanta artists are hanging signs of encouragement and good will on storefronts and residences all around the downtown, Cabbagetown and the Fourth Ward. “Love and Unity” reads one. “Girls with Dreams Become Women With Vision,” says another. “Spread Compassion” reads a third...
These are the metro Atlanta breweries and brewpubs to look out for in 2017

These are the metro Atlanta breweries and brewpubs to look out for in 2017

2016 was a big year for beer in Georgia. Among other things, MillerCoors took a majority stake in Athens-based Terrapin and Brick Store Pub joined the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle. 2017 is shaping up to be just as — if not more — exciting, with several new projects set to make their debuts. Check out what to watch for in the year to come: Athens-based Creature Comforts...
Lady Antebellum returns with new song, album and tour dates

Lady Antebellum returns with new song, album and tour dates

They’re baaack! BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene After taking a hiatus last year, Lady Antebellum is back.
Alliance opens homegrown ‘Troubadour’

Alliance opens homegrown ‘Troubadour’

At a recent showcase for the new Alliance Theatre production, “Troubadour,” which opened this week, the talent on display was like a feast of the locally-grown. On stage at the Rich Auditorium in the Woodruff Arts Center to talk about the musical was the author, Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer, creator of a string of plays for the Alliance including “The Geller Girls.” Next...
We’re busting our diet at this Marietta doughnut shop

We’re busting our diet at this Marietta doughnut shop

Daily Donuts opened last year in Marietta. Its Old Fashioned Doughnut (at bottom left), is a sour cream cake doughnut that ranks high in texture and taste.
Here’s how to assemble a stinky cheese plate for the Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game

Here’s how to assemble a stinky cheese plate for the Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game

Epoisses (center) will make your cheese plate nice and pungent. / AJC file photo Wisconsin is best known for three things — its frigid winters, the Green Bay Packers and cheese.
Poll: Which Georgia foods should Gov. Deal wager for Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game?

Poll: Which Georgia foods should Gov. Deal wager for Atlanta Falcons-Green Bay Packers game?

Chili dogs sit ready to be served at The Varsity in downtown Atlanta/ BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL Do Coca-Cola and peanuts cut it?
Mike Love steers the Beach Boys back to Atlanta

Mike Love steers the Beach Boys back to Atlanta

Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love has released an autobiography that covers the long and at times tumultuous history of the group, not to mention more than a few parts of his personal life. But when asked what he hopes readers will take away from the book, titled “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” Love points to something that might surprise some — his lifestyle. “I&rsquo...
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame desecrates Trump shirt at Georgia concert

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame desecrates Trump shirt at Georgia concert

Waka Flocka Flame probably isn’t looking for an invite to the White House. BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Well, we know how Waka Flocka Flame feels about the incoming president.
Try these 8 new metro Atlanta spots to eat brunch and lunch

Try these 8 new metro Atlanta spots to eat brunch and lunch

Brunch cocktails from Drift Fish House. / Photo courtesy of Drift Fish House It’s a new year, and with the turn of a calendar page comes a bunch of new metro Atlanta restaurants serving brunch and lunch.

Jeezy to play hometown Atlanta concert at the Tabernacle

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene While Jeezy fans await the release of “Snow Season,” they can see the Atlanta rapper promote his most recent album, “Trap or Die 3,” with a show at the Tabernacle. Jeezy will perform an all-ages show at the venue at 8 p.m. March 22. Tickets are $42.50 (all general admission) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the venue box office,...
Atlanta restaurants offering ‘Bad Hombre’ menu items for Inauguration Day

Atlanta restaurants offering ‘Bad Hombre’ menu items for Inauguration Day

The scene at Fred’s Meat & Bread at Krog Street Market. / AJC file photo It was barely three months ago when then presidential candidate (now president-elect) Donald Trump made headlines by referring to “bad hombres” during a presidential debate.
Chicken combo meals are $2.99 at this popular chain restaurant

Chicken combo meals are $2.99 at this popular chain restaurant

Honey-butter biscuit battered chicken tenders are available for a limited time at Church’s Chicken.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds pair for tour that will play Alpharetta

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds pair for tour that will play Alpharetta

Guitarist Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews performed the opening song, “Recently,” during DMB’s 2014 tour stop at Lakewood.
Punch Bowl Social expanding to The Battery at SunTrust Park under Hugh Acheson’s guidance

Punch Bowl Social expanding to The Battery at SunTrust Park under Hugh Acheson’s guidance

The interior of Punch Bowl Social Less than a year after announcing he was joining the Punch Bowl Social restaurant group as a “culinary advisor,” the Empire State South owner and “Top Chef” star has announced he’ll help open the first metro Atlanta location this year.

Idina Menzel tour includes Atlanta concert at Fox Theatre

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Idina Menzel will embark on an ambitious 50-plus date worldwide tour this year, which will bring her through Atlanta this summer. Almost exactly two years since she performed at Chastian Park Amphitheatre, the massive-voiced star of “Wicked” and “Rent” who taught us how to “Let it Go,” will perform at the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m...

Radiohead will return to Atlanta in April

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Radiohead will return to Atlanta this spring for its first show here since 2012. The British band announced nine tour dates on Tuesday, including a 7:30 p.m. April 1 stop at Philips Arena. Tickets for the show are $45.50-$85.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 via the venue box office, www.ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000. There is a limit of...
New work by Atlanta composer highlights Orpheus concert

New work by Atlanta composer highlights Orpheus concert

Crumbling buildings with windows long since blown out by bombs and gunfire line the solitary street. A young man walks down the road past a charred car. Debris and rubble are everywhere. This is just one image of many images published recently by the BBC of the war in Syria. As Atlanta-based composer Richard Prior saw these pictures — as well as photos of conflict...
‘Troubadour’ aims to bring country authenticity to Alliance stage

‘Troubadour’ aims to bring country authenticity to Alliance stage

It’s a week before the first preview of “Troubadour” and the creative energy is ricocheting inside the Alliance Theatre. In one room, Radney Foster and Zach Seabaugh look over two pages of script changes with director Susan V. Booth. Down the hall, Kristian Bush – he of Sugarland fame and the composer for the country-themed musical – sits...
Free cookie at Great American Cookies today

Free cookie at Great American Cookies today

Get a free cookie at Great American cookies today. Photo credit: Global Franchise Group. Today is a fun, yummy food holiday; it’s National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day.

Zac Brown Band announces two Atlanta concerts, new album

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene It didn’t take the Zac Brown Band long into the new year to announce an ambitious schedule. The Atlanta-based country superstars will launch the 40-plus date Welcome Home tour with a pair of shows at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta May 12-13. In addition to playing a slew of amphitheaters, the band will also hit a few stadiums, including Wrigley Field in...
Aaron Lewis talks Staind, anger, patriotism and recording with his daughter

Aaron Lewis talks Staind, anger, patriotism and recording with his daughter

BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE/AJC Staff Writer Like driving over a concrete median in a divided highway, Aaron Lewis changed genres from heavy rock music to the classic county he grew up hearing his grandfather play in the house.

Which Georgia musicians are up for People’s Choice Awards?

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene While no one is going to confuse the People’s Choice Awards with the Grammys, there is an element of pride that comes with the acquisition of a purely fan-voted award. This year’s show, hosted by the lovably smirky Joel McHale, will air live at 9 p.m. Wednesday on CBS. Performers include Blake Shelton and Fifth Harmony, who will perform for the first...

The Avett Brothers set for a pair of concerts at the Fox Theatre

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Avett Brothers will bring their indie-rock-folk-Americana songs to Atlanta for a pair of concerts this summer. The band will perform at 8 p.m. June 9-10 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 via the Fox box office, www.foxtheatre.org, select Ticket Alternative locations and by calling 1-855-285-8499. In June, the...
3 fun things: Jan. 20-22

3 fun things: Jan. 20-22

STONE MOUNTAIN Lewis Grizzard ‘In His Own Words’ Beloved Southern writer Lewis Grizzard may have passed on long ago, but his comedy continues to entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Here’s a chance to start the weekend by recalling some of his best laughs by watching as Bill Oberst Jr. brings the famed comedian back to life. Born and raised in Georgia, Grizzard was a...

Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young hopes other cities can learn from Atlanta’s success. “It’s no accident that Atlanta is doing so well and most cities are not,” said Young, who is also a civil rights veteran. Young’s documentary, “Making of Modern Atlanta,” that addresses how the city moved forward when other’s didn’t, will be shown at 7:30 p.m...
The Halal Guys set to open in Chamblee this month, celebrating with free food

The Halal Guys set to open in Chamblee this month, celebrating with free food

A platter and sandwich from The Halal Guys. The long wait is (almost) over — The Halal Guys is ready to make its Georgia debut, and give out some free food in the process.
Second Muss & Turner’s location coming to East Cobb, taking place of Common Quarter

Second Muss & Turner’s location coming to East Cobb, taking place of Common Quarter

Muss & Turner burger / Photo courtesy of Unsukay Concepts Common Quarter in Marietta is closing to make way for a second Muss & Turner’s location.
5 reasons to check out Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta

5 reasons to check out Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta

Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar’s bourbon-braised short ribs are served on truffle sweet potato puree and topped with Cajun shoestring onions.
Mediterranea set to open this month in Grant Park

Mediterranea set to open this month in Grant Park

Baked Egg Shakshouka at Mediterranea. / Photo courtesy of Mediterranea A new restaurant and bakery with a Mediterranean flair is set to open its doors this month in Grant Park.
Fast causal Korean restaurant BullGogi now open in Decatur

Fast causal Korean restaurant BullGogi now open in Decatur

The interior of BullGogi. / Photo from the BullGogi Facebook page A new spot for fast-casual Korean food has opened in Decatur.
Review: Ramen (with the drinks to match) at Nexto

Review: Ramen (with the drinks to match) at Nexto

Behind the former factory that once made telephones, look for an outbuilding where a welder once lit torches and cut metal. You will know you are in the right place when you see a pixelated space invader glowing mysteriously on an exterior white wall. Step inside. Look up. The industrial ceiling will rise so high that it seems to disappear over the room’s centerpiece: a bonsai-like arrangement...
Review: Stick with the chowder at C&S Chowder House in Roswell

Review: Stick with the chowder at C&S Chowder House in Roswell

I love the sand and sea, but I don’t like to eat beach. Yet, there I was at C&S Chowder House trying to stomach gritty-beyond-edible steamed clams that were part of a $50 lobster dinner called the Down East Feast. The debacle of the Down East Feast was the breaking point after a slew of misshapen fish and seafood dishes at the restaurant, which opened this fall a few doors down from the Peach...
Ben Affleck wears too many hats in ‘Live By Night’

Ben Affleck wears too many hats in ‘Live By Night’

With “Live By Night” there’s the sinking feeling that Ben Affleck should perhaps reconsider his tendency to star in the films he directs. He’s proven to be a gifted filmmaker, but the weaknesses in his oeuvre are more often than not his leading performances, which are usually the least interesting parts of his films. In “Live By Night,” writer, director and star...
‘The Bye Bye Man’ delivers horror at its most derivative

‘The Bye Bye Man’ delivers horror at its most derivative

The newest movie villain to haunt your nightmares is a pasty demonic spirit who looks like Voldemort and dresses like the Grim Reaper. Stalking his victims, he jumps out of closets and photobombs their pictures, making them see things that aren’t real, until they go mad with homicidal rage. His name? The Bye Bye Man. That moniker sounds like something a toddler would dream up. And although the...
‘Monster Trucks’ is a fun-fueled hybrid of live action, CGI

‘Monster Trucks’ is a fun-fueled hybrid of live action, CGI

One of the best things about the 1988 comedy “Big” was Tom Hanks’ main character, a kid stuck in an adult’s body who used his playful imagination to rise through the ranks of a toy company. At one point, he pitches the idea of a robot toy that turns into a bug, arguing that kids will prefer something that’s both unexpected and fun. The premise of “Monster Trucks&rdquo...
Film retells important story but lacks heart

Film retells important story but lacks heart

“Patriots Day” is the story of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the search for the two men who planted the bombs that killed three and hurt more than 250. The incident remains a vivid memory because it happened so recently and everything the news unfolded on TV. That created major problems for the filmmakers. Director Peter Berg, who wrote the screenplay with Matt Cook and Joshua...
Director draws tender portrait of love

Director draws tender portrait of love

“Paterson” arrives like a warm embrace in the midst of winter, its tenderness and compassion first inspiring the viewer to reach out and hug its characters, then the man who made it. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch — who for three decades has personified indie-film cool and ironic detachment — this love letter to love and letters feels both like a throwback and an improbably...
Ludacris to perform at Atlanta Falcons halftime, but social media wants Future

Ludacris to perform at Atlanta Falcons halftime, but social media wants Future

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Ludacris has been tapped to perform at halftime Saturday when the Atlanta Falcons host their anticipated rematch with the Seattle Seahawks.

‘Elle’ is a mysterious puzzle

When you think of movies that roar out of the starting gate with a brutal act of sexual violence, you don’t predict the victim will casually sweep up the debris from the attack, take a relaxing bubble bath and mention it in passing to her swank dinner companions before ordering. Then again, when you think of films made by that perverse, cynical provocateur Paul Verhoeven, you don’t expect...
AKA sorority turns out in force to support ‘Hidden Figures’

AKA sorority turns out in force to support ‘Hidden Figures’

You may notice a sea of pink and green during the opening weeks of the highly praised film “Hidden Figures.” In real life, the three main characters were all members of one of the nation’s leading black Greek organizations, Alpha Kappa Alpha, which was founded in 1908 at Howard University and was the first black Greek letter sorority. Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P...
Kempner: A new tax break for golf clubs and fitness classes?

Kempner: A new tax break for golf clubs and fitness classes?

Our folks in Washington want to pay Americans to sweat (or do something that at least has the potential to create sweat). Planning to buy a new golf putter? Ka-ching! That could be a tax write-off. So could paying for a fitness club membership, registering for a road race, signing the kids up for a baseball travel team, hiring a yoga instructor and participating in bunches of other activities. In...
Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro now closed at Atlantic Station

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro now closed at Atlantic Station

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro at Atlantic Station. / AJC file photo One of the first tenants to open at Atlantic Station has decided to close its doors.
Learn how to make fermented food at Fermentation Fest in Decatur

Learn how to make fermented food at Fermentation Fest in Decatur

Kimchi is one of several fermented foods that will be for sale at the Fermentation Fest. / (Chris Lee/St.
Your ultimate guide to Atlanta Falcons tailgating

Your ultimate guide to Atlanta Falcons tailgating

Pork green chile Frito pie, dirty bird upside down cake, grilled fundido and Fox Bros. barbecue ribs and wings.
Hippity-hop to this Atlanta restaurant and order the rabbit

Hippity-hop to this Atlanta restaurant and order the rabbit

Coniglio from Valenza, an Italian restaurant in Brookhaven. Photo by Ligaya Figueras DISH OF THE WEEK: Coniglio from Valenza There is a delightful stretch on Dresden Drive that is full of palate-pleasers whether you’re in the mood for Mexican, Japanese or New American bistro fare.
A meal of burgers, wings, fries and more is $4 at this chain restaurant now thru Feb. 12

A meal of burgers, wings, fries and more is $4 at this chain restaurant now thru Feb. 12

Head to Krystal for the More meal, a hearty combination of two signature burgers, two boneless wings and more for $4.
Orpheus Brewing launches double IPA Truth, Body, Soul

Orpheus Brewing launches double IPA Truth, Body, Soul

By George Mathis Atlanta’s Orpheus Brewing has launched a new double IPA packed with hop and fruit flavors. VIDEO:  Orpheus president and brewmaster Jason Pellett discusses the brewery’s double IPA Truth, Body, Soul The midtown brewery first offered Truth, Body, Soul at an anniversary event in early 2016, but is now making the brew available on tap at local bars and in cans...
‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ sets course for Fox Theatre Jan. 12-15

‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ sets course for Fox Theatre Jan. 12-15

Often credited with kicking off the Disney Renaissance throughout the 1990s, “The Little Mermaid” became a box office splash back in 1989. Audiences can relive the tale of the quirky mermaid Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian the crab and more when “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” arrives at the Fox Theatre from Jan. 12-15. Director Glenn Casale, known for directing...
Art review: Photographs arrest grief in Stephanie Dowda’s solo show

Art review: Photographs arrest grief in Stephanie Dowda’s solo show

Psychology-inflected places are photographer Stephanie Dowda’s métier in a solo show of black-and-white images at Whitespace Gallery. What are these spaces, you wonder, these wooden barns, streams, forests and fields, and what is their significance for the photographer? The images themselves are bisected by white lines — cross-hatchings, webs and rays — overlaid on Dowda&rsquo...
Shaky Knees 2017 lineup: The xx, LCD Soundsystem and Phoenix headline

Shaky Knees 2017 lineup: The xx, LCD Soundsystem and Phoenix headline

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene For its fifth anniversary, the Shaky Knees Music Festival will sport a lineup highlighted by headliners The xx, LCD Soundsystem and Phoenix. The three-day event, which returns to Centennial Olympic Park May 12-14, includes more than 60 bands playing on three stages. Others performers include Cage the Elephant, Pixies, The Shins, Nick Murphy, X Ambassadors, Third...
Kick back with $3 and $5 drinks in Atlanta today

Kick back with $3 and $5 drinks in Atlanta today

Draft cocktails are $5 today at Morningside Kitchen. Photo credit: Henri Hollis. Kick it with colleagues after work at Morningside Kitchen where draft cocktails are $5 and draft Georgia brewed beers are $3 from 5-10 p.
Shaky Beats Music Festival 2017 lineup: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Griz

Shaky Beats Music Festival 2017 lineup: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Griz

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The building-shaking thumps and electrifying lights of the Shaky Beats Music Festival will return for a second year this spring with a high-profile lineup including The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Griz, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Galantis, RL Grime, Gramatik and Girl Talk. More than 45 artists will perform on three stages staggered around Centennial Olympic Park. This...
Theater review: ‘Greetings Friend’ not perfect, but it sure has heart

Theater review: ‘Greetings Friend’ not perfect, but it sure has heart

“Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance Is Required,” a new comedy by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne, feels like a smashup of “Book of Mormon” and a Disney fairy tale set in an exotic locale. While the Georgia Ensemble Theatre world premiere is far from the musical-theater raunch that defined Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone’s parody of the Church of Jesus...
Craft Izakaya to close at Krog Street Market, will reopen as Makimono

Craft Izakaya to close at Krog Street Market, will reopen as Makimono

Assorted sushi , takoyaki and pickles at Craft Izakaya. / (Beckysteinphotography.com) One of the first spots to open at Krog Street Market is closing its doors to rebrand, Eater Atlanta reports.
Charlie Wilson announces Atlanta concert date in March

Charlie Wilson announces Atlanta concert date in March

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The indefatigable Charlie Wilson will return to Atlanta to promote his upcoming album, “In It To Win It.” The R&B-soul man known to fans as “Uncle Charlie” will swing through Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m. March 4 with guests Fantasia, Johnny Gill and Solero. Tickets are $49.50-$104 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the venue box office...
First Look: Scout brings casual fine dining and a communal bar to Oakhurst

First Look: Scout brings casual fine dining and a communal bar to Oakhurst

Bangs Island Mussels, Free Range Chicken Sandwich, Local Veggies and cocktails at Scout in Oakhurst.
SAMA Food for Balance coming to Buckhead in early 2017

SAMA Food for Balance coming to Buckhead in early 2017

SAMA owner Shannon Sliger. The Andrews Square development in Buckhead is set to get a new option for healthy eating in early 2017.
See Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain, in Atlanta theaters

See Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain, in Atlanta theaters

The movie that gave Debbie Reynolds her big break is finally coming to a theater near you. Make that coming back to a theater … “Singin’ in the Rain” will play at a handful of metro Atlanta theaters for two days next week — 65 years after it first appeared on the big screen. Maybe the funniest movie ever made about making movies, the “Singin’”...
U2 unveils dates for ‘The Joshua Tree’ anniversary tour – no Atlanta show included

U2 unveils dates for ‘The Joshua Tree’ anniversary tour – no Atlanta show included

Photo: Anton Corbijn BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene U2 will return to stadiums to celebrate and revisit its landmark 1987 album, “The Joshua Tree.
Kids meals are $1.99 at this restaurant in Buckhead and Roswell

Kids meals are $1.99 at this restaurant in Buckhead and Roswell

Kids can eat for $1.99 at The Big Ketch. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates. Children 12 and under can sink their claws teeth into a Fun Zone menu meal at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill.
Outkast’s music the topic of course at Savannah university

Outkast’s music the topic of course at Savannah university

Old school players to new school fools? Photo:: Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos.com BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene What’s cooler than being cool?
Atlanta Snow: Most concerts going on as planned

Atlanta Snow: Most concerts going on as planned

Most concerts around Atlanta are slated to take place this weekend, including Steve Earle Saturday at City Winery.
Atlanta Snow: What to watch, read, listen to while indoors all weekend

Atlanta Snow: What to watch, read, listen to while indoors all weekend

The weather outside is brutal. Any grocery store that isn’t already shut down is so stripped of things to eat and drink it might as well be. Meanwhile, museums, movie theaters, major attractions — they’re either closed or not worth potentially getting trapped for hours on an icy road to get to. So let’s face it: You’re gonna be inside for much of the next few days. We&rsquo...
The Pinewood unveils new dining room in Decatur and more Atlanta food and restaurant news from the week

The Pinewood unveils new dining room in Decatur and more Atlanta food and restaurant news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta: The Pinewood’s new lounge.