The good news about “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” a musical version of the 1994 Australian movie involving two drag queens and a transgender performer on a road trip across the Outback, is that it marks the arrival of a new troupe in town: Out Front Theatre, dedicated to producing shows by, for and about the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community — a worthy endeavor, to be sure.
Launching a new theater company was never on Paul Conroy’s must-do list. Neither was Atlanta. Seven years ago, the Boston-area native and lifelong theater devotee found himself a victim of an unforgiving economy, like many others in the arts.
The NFL needs a Hail Mary, fast.This fall’s startling dip in television ratings has sparked a fresh round of finger-pointing among worried insiders who blame the lackluster viewership on everything from Deflategate to Donald Trump.
With his back toward the audience and his attention fixed on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, violinist Joseph Swensen sawed his bow pointedly during tricky musical passages of Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
A wise person once claimed “comparison is the thief of joy” — wise words to keep in mind when impossibly perfect, gorgeous, worldly new neighbors move into the cul-de-sac, as they do in the action-comedy “Keeping Up with the Joneses.
The Scottish actor Ewan McGregor makes a respectable if unimaginative directing debut with “American Pastoral,” yet another adaptation of a Philip Roth novel that mistakes a book’s plot and characters for its artistry.
Over her 20-year career, filmmaker Kelly Reichardt has carved out a singular, determinedly off-center space in the cinematic landscape, working in sometimes epic scale (“Meek’s Cutoff”) and in intimate chamber pieces (“Old Joy”), but always with a quietly observant, compassionate eye on human-scale foibles and dynamics.
by Zachary Hansen, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It’s not always easy to get work right after you graduate from college. However, for Vegas Giovanni, he’s not only started a promising freelance photography business, but he’s also had his work featured in Fox’s hit drama “Empire.
In the ranks of contemporary, internationally known artists, German photographer Thomas Struth is a significant player whose works have commanded seven-figure sums and have been exhibited in top museums around the world.
A distant hope entered Dianne McIntyre’s mind in early 2016.The legendary choreographer was working with the dancers of the famed Dance Theatre of Harlem at their home studio in Harlem’s Sugar Hill neighborhood, creating her work “Change,” which sets the movement of three female dancers to recorded spirituals from the Spelman College Glee Club.
All of the easy facts, as Atlanta-transplant Molly Brodak refers to them, are neatly laid out by page four, so there’s no spoiler here: Her dad robbed 11 banks when she was 13, went to prison for seven years, got out and lived “normally” for seven years before being locked up again for robbing more banks.
The original Yellow Brick Road Warrior Elton John announced that he will write a memoir chronicling his life as one of the most creative, prolific and celebrated performers and writers in popular music.
With the rising interest in Asian whiskey, Atlanta distillers crafting bourbon again after a century, and the distilling of the city’s first single malts, brown water remains the undisputed king of spirits in the heart of the South.
Following the indie ethos and popularity of craft beer and spirits, craft hard cider is having a moment around the metro area — offering fresh, bright, often complex and sometimes funky tastes of local and regional apples.
Jarrett Stieber is an artist. The chef is skinny, scruffy-chinned and far more humble than you’d expect, considering that the James Beard Foundation anointed him with a Rising Star of the Year nomination this year.
With a moving story of loss and triumph and a raft of accolades that include being named America’s best new restaurant of 2016 by Bon Appetit magazine, year-old Staplehouse has emerged as Atlanta’s most in-demand dining destination.
Situated 10 miles southwest of Atlanta, the Tri-Cities area of East Point, College Park and Hapeville offers affordable housing, historic town centers, walkability and increasing dining options that range from taco stands and Southern gastropubs to Jamaican and Ethiopian fare.
With each passing day we’re finding vegetable dishes that more than satisfy. Here are four of our favorite vegetarian plates that are so big on taste, they’ll not only keep herbivores happy, but also carnivores questioning their rib-eye order.
Humans weren’t the only evacuees leaving the Georgia coast last weekend. Over the weekend 18 rescued turtles escaped the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, and traveled from Jekyll Island to Atlanta in the company of staff from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Maybe you didn’t grow up roller skating at a 1970s-era roller rink outside Tampa, Fla. Maybe your friends weren’t smoking in middle school or preening in navel-baring shirts, trolling for the kind of boys who keep a bottle of peppermint schnapps tucked into their jeans.
East versus West. Man versus woman. Servant versus master. Mozart’s 1782 singspiel “The Abduction From the Seraglio” revolves around timeless conflicts that would seemingly resonate profoundly in our time.
Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante feels a little like a dream. Oh, sure, we’ve all heard about that little market hidden away on a side street where everything is made from scratch, it feels casual enough for any weeknight but somehow has flawless service, it sources all the best ingredients, it has just the right glass of wine, and you’ll be sent home with a little box of something for lunch the next day.
Paula Hawkins’ debut novel “The Girl on the Train,” is a story told through multiple points of view that takes on the malleable, fallible nature of memory through the tale of an alcoholic divorcee attempting to solve a crime through her own boozy blackouts.
“Girl Asleep” opens on Greta Driscoll’s first day at a new school. With a worried brow and a freckled face, the 14-year-old sits alone on a bench while other kids on their lunch break flit around her, socializing, playing basketball, doing tai chi.
Atlanta artists, including dancer/choreographer Lee Harper; founding director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund Lisa Cremin; Paula Peace, founding pianist of the Atlanta Chamber Players; and visual artist and educator Larry Walker, were honored Wednesday by Governor Nathan Deal.
by Helena Oliviero, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With stunning new images from the surface of Mars to the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn and close-up views of life in extreme environments here on Earth, a new Imax film at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History asks the fundamental question: “Is there life elsewhere beyond Earth?
An idiosyncratic mix of loveliness and grit, photographer Jill Frank’s portraits in “Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained” on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia are nothing short of memorable.
LaLa Cochran and Andrew Benator may not be the two greatest actors Atlanta theatergoers have ever seen, exactly, although both of them certainly rank among the better and more experienced members of our local talent pool.
Greg Wohead isn’t always the easiest guy to get in touch with. He’s finally reachable after finishing a 15-day, no cellphone backpacking trip along the John Muir Trail in California from its beginning in Yosemite Valley to its end at the summit of Mount Whitney.
At Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Africa is trending.Artist Lina Iris Viktor’s large-scale work “Constellations,” inspired by African tribal marks, stars and black women, possesses an undeniable magnetism.
Anyone looking for a nuanced, serious exploration of either the environmental, political and economic fallout from the explosive Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 — the largest oil spill and worst ecological disaster in U.
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