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Mavericks together again
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Mavericks together again

Members of the well-loved country-alt band the Mavericks discovered drawbacks to success before a 2003 breakup.

Fortunately for fans, the band is back together and has an Atlanta show set for April 25. But the road to “back together” had some detours and bumps.

“People here (in the United States) don’t really know that, at the millennium, we had a huge hit in the (United Kingdom), probably our biggest hit we’ve ever had,” drummer Paul Deakin said.

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Things to do

Easter events for the whole family

Easter events for the whole family

Like the colored eggs in a child’s basket, metro Atlanta’s Easter events differ in shade and substance. Be it egg hunts, glasses of seasonal spirits, or a sunrise climb with a spiritual payoff, everyone in the family can find something to hop about.

» More weekend events: Golf legends in Gwinnett

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Theater review

Theater review: Georgia Ensemble stages a lackluster ‘Camelot’

Georgia Ensemble stages a lackluster ‘Camelot’

Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s last production, a simply sublime staging of “The Great Gatsby” that ranked among the group’s all-time bests, is an act that would be hard enough just to follow, let alone to top.

Call it an unforeseeable victim of circumstance, but coming on the heels of one such dynamic step forward for the Roswell company, artistic director Robert J. Farley’s current “Camelot” feels like two steps back.

Visual arts

At Atlanta gallery, a marriage of artistry

At Atlanta gallery, a marriage of artistry

Husband and wife artists Micah and Whitney Stansell are both fans of storytelling, they just like to tell them in very different ways.

Micah, whose primary medium is video, tends toward the mythic and sweeping, like Terrence Malick on a much smaller scale. His video installations in public spaces and gallery settings are imbued with mood and gravitas.

Movies

‘Heaven’s’ depiction of family is for real
Allen Fraser

‘Heaven’s’ depiction of family is for real

“Heaven is for Real” is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father — a local minister — that he’s been to heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been given by those who died before he was born.

His tale is inspirational for some and draws the wrath of others, who call it all a fabrication. That becomes a major source of tension in the film.

» More: Hollywood tries to win Christians’ faith


Things to do

Festivals make for fun-filled weekend
Akili-Casundria Ramsess

Best bets | April 16-23

Easter egg hunts abound this weekend, while the Sweetwater 420 Fest makes its debut in a new venue downtown.

You'll find many more ways to get out and have fun among the events listed inside.

Click 'read more' below to get all of our best bets for the weekend.

» 3 fun things: In Druid Hills, Marietta and Atlanta

» Live music picks: The best bets in live music around Atlanta

» What Atlanta is saying: Keep up with everything going on around town this weekend and beyond with AJC Current ATL.

Movies

‘Transcendence’ can’t transcend sci-fi cliches
Peter Mountain

Depp film can't transcend sci-fi cliches

“Transcendence,” a thoughtful but windy and winded sci-fi thriller, shortchanges the science — understandably — and the thrills. The directing debut of “Dark Knight” cinematographer Wally Pfister is a mopey affair with indifferent performances, heartless romance and dull action. It transcends nothing.

» Also reviewed: 'The Railway Man' | 'Alan Partridge' | 'Dom Hemingway' | 'Bears' | 'Under the Skin'

Things to do

Vin 25

Ready to dine outside? These Atlanta patios await

Convertibles are out on the road, and umbrellas are up. Patio dining returns along with the warmer weather. We’ve found five unique patios in metro Atlanta that take dining outside to an artistic level.


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