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Jam veteran Haynes brings symphonic tour of Garcia music to Atlanta
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Jam veteran Haynes brings symphonic tour of Garcia music to Atlanta

Call him the hardest working man in jam business.Devotees of the jam music genre — rock-based acts delving into extended, improvisational live performance — know guitarist-vocalist Warren Haynes for his resume full of gigs to impress.
Mysterious smoke permeates tale

Mysterious smoke permeates tale

How’s your poker face? What if, instead of being expected to just master your expression, you had to control torrents of smoke that flowed from your pores?
GSU art professor Larry Walker chosen for NEXUS award

GSU art professor Larry Walker chosen for NEXUS award

Larry Walker, former director of art and design at Georgia State University and an active gallery artist, is the recipient of the 2016 Nexus Award, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center announced Thursday.
Make a weekend of it at the highest waterfall in Georgia

Make a weekend of it at the highest waterfall in Georgia

Amicalola Falls is a state park that boasts the highest waterfall in Georgia, and with its proximity to Atlanta (clocking in around two hours) and nearby towns, it's a great place to have a weekend away without wasting time on the road.
Gigantic indoor water park coming to Georgia

Gigantic indoor water park coming to Georgia

A new attraction planned for LaGrange will give visitors something to howl about. Great Wolf Lodge, located at exit 13 off I-85, about 68 miles southwest of Atlanta, will include a 93,000-square-foot water park.

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ROSWELLComputer Museum of AmericaOn several Saturdays this summer, the Computer Museum of America is opening its doors and inviting the public to learn a “byte” more about the history of the machine that has become a necessity.
‘The Fits’ is immersive, engrossing coming-of-age tale

‘The Fits’ is immersive, engrossing coming-of-age tale

“The Fits” pulls you in and won’t let go. Made by a first-time feature director working with a microscopic budget and a tiny, 11-year-old protagonist, it’s a 72-minute wonder, a self-assured, gently mysterious little film that is hypnotic in unexpected ways.
Live music picks

Live music picks

FRIDAYThe CureOn the group’s first major tour since 2008, the British mope-rockers are giving fans a thorough reminder of their meaty catalog.
Live music picks

Live music picks

FRIDAYThe CureOn the group’s first major tour since 2008, the British mope-rockers are giving fans a thorough reminder of their meaty catalog.
‘The Shallows’ is cheesy summer fun

‘The Shallows’ is cheesy summer fun

Every summer needs a movie that’s as sun-drenched and easy-breezy as “The Shallows,” the Blake Lively vehicle that pits surfer vs.
‘The Neon Demon’ aims for sharp satire but draws no real blood

‘The Neon Demon’ aims for sharp satire but draws no real blood

The headlines generated by last month’s premiere of “The Neon Demon” at Cannes — virtually all of which singled out the film’s violence, cannibalism and lesbian necrophilia — were not sufficient to crush all hope that filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn had returned to the mastery he displayed in his breakout film, “Drive.
5 ways to get BBQ sandwich bliss in Atlanta

5 ways to get BBQ sandwich bliss in Atlanta

Obviously, we love BBQ in the South. We love it in every form possible: ribs, chopped pork, smoked chicken with just the right sauce.

Author events, June 19-25

Robert Burke Warren, “Perfectly Broken.” 6 p.m. June 19. Talk, reading, signing, music. Free. A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave.
Southern Made: Unusual Father’s Day finds

Southern Made: Unusual Father’s Day finds

Bowled over For more than 45 years, Jack Anderson created furniture, cabinets and custom houses. The self-taught Marietta woodworker now specializes in hand-carved large bowls from fallen trees.
Woodruff Arts Center sets new fund-drive record

Woodruff Arts Center sets new fund-drive record

The Woodruff Arts Center, which includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art, announced Friday it had reached a new high in its fund-raising efforts, collecting $14.
6 easy, kid-approved camping options in Georgia

6 easy, kid-approved camping options in Georgia

Nothing says outdoor family bonding like sitting outside toasting marshmallows over a crackling campfire, soaking in the night stars and breathing in fresh mountain air.
3 food tours every Atlantan should do

3 food tours every Atlantan should do

The soul of a city is solidly encrusted in a mixture of its food, drizzled with the personality of the people who play lead on the stage of the local evolution.
‘Dory’ is a delight

‘Dory’ is a delight

Unforgettable. That’s how fans felt about Disney’s 2003 hit “Finding Nemo,” and about the film’s breakout supporting character, the infectiously energetic and forgetful blue tang Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.

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KENNESAWSkateboarding charity eventProfessional skateboarder Tony Hawk is free-wheeling into town, and he’s bringing a few of his friends to support a good cause.
Live music picks

Live music picks

FRIDAY Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia The soulful duo originally planned only a few dates together, but their joint outing was so successful that more shows, including Atlanta, were added.
Over-the-top drama hurts ‘Ma Ma’

Over-the-top drama hurts ‘Ma Ma’

It’s hard to make a cancer melodrama sing, even when it includes a doctor who sings. Yes, Spanish filmmaker Julio Medem’s “Ma Ma,” starring Penelope Cruz as a woman coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer, goes there; the absurdly handsome doctor (Asier Etxeandia) not only croons a few ballads, but he falls in love with Cruz’s Magda to boot.
Gary Louris on the return of the Jayhawks after rehab

Gary Louris on the return of the Jayhawks after rehab

Founded by the singing-songwriting duo of Mark Olson and Gary Louris in 1985, the Jayhawks were part of a happening Minneapolis music scene that spawned funk-rock genius Prince and punk-rock icons the Replacements.
5 free things for dad for Father’s Day in Atlanta

5 free things for dad for Father’s Day in Atlanta

You don’t have to break the bank this year to celebrate the special father in your life. In fact, you can show your dad and/or the father of your children just how much they mean to you without spending a lot of money.
Christian band OBB sharing the spirit of brotherly love

Christian band OBB sharing the spirit of brotherly love

The three brothers in OBB are used to not winning — and that’s worked out just fine for them.Zach, Jacob and Nich Oswald — the namesakes of the Atlanta-based Christian pop-rock act Oswald Brothers Band — debuted nearly a decade ago at a local battle of the bands contest.
Lions and tigers and smartphones: The circus now has an app

Lions and tigers and smartphones: The circus now has an app

PALMETTO, Fla. — Now that Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus has retired its iconic elephants, executives under the big top say they must do more to draw a younger generation of fans, many of whom are glued to their smartphones and screens.
12 things you didn't know about Waffle House

12 things you didn't know about Waffle House

The soft glow from Waffle House’s black and yellow sign has been beckoning Georgia’s weary travelers to stop, rest and dine for over 60 years.
10 things worth braving the heat for in Atlanta

10 things worth braving the heat for in Atlanta

Aaahhh, summer. The smell of freshly cut watermelon invites the season of liberated toes where the daily cologne of choice is a mixture of Banana Boat and Cutter.
Pat Conroy tribute will kick off AJC Decatur Book Festival

Pat Conroy tribute will kick off AJC Decatur Book Festival

Pat Conroy was a ubiquitous presence at the AJC Decatur Book Festival in recent years. He was often seen hanging out in the University of South Carolina Press booth, signing books in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tent, dining at area restaurants and taking the stage to talk about his books and the books of others he admired.
Bike the Atlanta Beltline on this patio bar tour

Bike the Atlanta Beltline on this patio bar tour

We all love the Beltline, and spring makes it even better with longer days and warmer weather. Tune up your bike, grab a friend and take our self-guided tour of these 10 patios, heading north to south along the Beltline.

Author events, June 12-18

Crystal Sanders, “A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle.” 7:30 p.
New book showcases grandeur of Grandfather Mountain

New book showcases grandeur of Grandfather Mountain

Randy Johnson’s “Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon” looks like coffee-table eye candy — a big, heavy volume of beautiful photos.

The tale of the tight Tony ticket

The transcendence of the musical “Hamilton” is spiking interest in Sunday’s Tony Awards, and demand for tickets to Sunday’s 8 p.
Dance a silent dance: Living Walls fundraiser

Dance a silent dance: Living Walls fundraiser

A lover of the arts, and a creative program director for the non-profit Living Walls, Laura Calle, age 26, died unexpectedly last November of complications from kidney disease.
Best bets for seafood in Atlanta

Best bets for seafood in Atlanta

There's no doubt that Atlanta is absolutely fabulous. The only thing missing is a beach. Although we can't to dip our toes in the sand and smell the salty air, we're not deprived of incredibly fresh seafood.
‘Conjuring 2’ is a masterful ghost story

‘Conjuring 2’ is a masterful ghost story

Entering the canon of sequels that are better than the original, “The Conjuring 2” exceeds the scope and scares of the surprise ’70s-era horror hit from 2013.
‘Warcraft’ won’t win any awards, but it isn’t all bad

‘Warcraft’ won’t win any awards, but it isn’t all bad

The skepticism has been whirling around “Warcraft” since the first trailer dropped for the epic fantasy adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s massive multi-player online role playing game, directed by visionary sci-fi auteur Duncan Jones.
3 fun things

3 fun things

ALPHARETTA Animal Rescue Fair Help a furry friend find a home or just come to support a good cause this weekend at the annual Animal Rescue Fair.
2016 Summer bucket list for Atlanta families

2016 Summer bucket list for Atlanta families

"I'm bored!" Have you heard it yet? If so, we've compiled a list of summer things to to do around Atlanta that will make for the last time you have to hear those words.
Author revisits shooting that paralyzed Larry Flynt

Author revisits shooting that paralyzed Larry Flynt

On March 6, 1978, “Hustler” magazine publisher and professional provocateur Larry Flynt was shot and critically wounded on a street corner in Lawrenceville.

Author events, June 5-11

Debra Goldstein, “Should Have Played Poker.” 2 p.m. June 5. Talk, signing. Free. Tall Tales Book Shop, 2105 LaVista Road N.
‘Popstar’ starts strong, fizzles out

‘Popstar’ starts strong, fizzles out

The plotline of the music mockumentary “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” by the sketch comedy group The Lonely Island, is a journey that could be extrapolated onto the story of The Lonely Island themselves.
Live music picks

Live music picks

FRIDAYPeter WolfThe sometimes-J. Geils Band frontman was slated to open the new City Winery Atlanta at Ponce City Market, but another round of construction delays means another round of relocated concerts.
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