Shane Harrison

Shane Harrison grew up in Pendleton, S.C., surrounded by dogs. When he wasn’t romping with them, he was forever parked in front of a cheap plastic record player, feeding it disc after disc of seven-inch vinyl. He spent several years working in record stores before landing at the AJC in 1990. After more than a decade writing about music, he’s now a digital audience specialist. He creates and curates lifestyle, arts and entertainment content for MyAJC.com.

Latest from Shane Harrison

Photos: Taylor Swift in Atlanta through the years
Taylor Swift has announced a world tour for 2018 in the wake of her just-released album “Reputation.” The tour kicks off in May and will bring the pop superstar to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Aug. 11. Let’s take a look back at some of Swift’s earlier Atlanta appearances, going back to 2009.

Posted: 9 days ago

Taylor Swift has announced a world tour for 2018 in the wake of her just-released album “Reputation.” The tour kicks off in May and will bring the pop superstar to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Aug. 11. Let’s take a look back at some of Swift’s earlier Atlanta appearances, going back to 2009.
Photos: Imagine Dragons at Atlanta’s Philips Arena
Imagine Dragons brought their energized Evolve Tour to a sold-out Philips Arena on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Opening acts Grouplove and K. Flay got the night off to a rocking start.

Posted: 14 days ago

Imagine Dragons brought their energized Evolve Tour to a sold-out Philips Arena on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Opening acts Grouplove and K. Flay got the night off to a rocking start.
Flashback photos: Georgia schools, part 1, 1907-1979
Memories of school days stick with us for a very long time. Some are happy and some not so happy. But it’s fascinating to look back on the school days of an earlier time. Some of use will recognize the people and places as our contemporaries. Others will marvel at how different things were before. Let’s take a look back at those...

Posted: 15 days ago

Memories of school days stick with us for a very long time. Some are happy and some not so happy. But it’s fascinating to look back on the school days of an earlier time. Some of use will recognize the people and places as our contemporaries. Others will marvel at how different things were before. Let’s take a look back at those...
Photos: “So You Think You Can Dance” in Atlanta
The “So You Think You Can Dance” season 14 tour entertained a nearly full Cobb Energy Centre on Thursday, October 26, 2017. This year's Top 10 dancers are Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, Kiki Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver, plus All-Stars Jasmine Harper...

Posted: 21 days ago

The “So You Think You Can Dance” season 14 tour entertained a nearly full Cobb Energy Centre on Thursday, October 26, 2017. This year's Top 10 dancers are Robert Green, Logan Hernandez, Lex Ishimoto, Koine Iwasaki, Dassy Lee, Kaylee Millis, Kiki Nyemchek, Taylor Sieve, Sydney Tormey and Mark Villaver, plus All-Stars Jasmine Harper...
Flashback photos: Georgia churches, 1892-1987
In addition to being gathering places for worship and fellowship, churches are among our most architecturally fascinating buildings. Despite the age of some of these photos, you’ll recognize many of the buildings. Others are gone, some replaced by new churches, some by businesses. 

Posted: 30 days ago

In addition to being gathering places for worship and fellowship, churches are among our most architecturally fascinating buildings. Despite the age of some of these photos, you’ll recognize many of the buildings. Others are gone, some replaced by new churches, some by businesses. 
Photos: The Eagles play Atlanta’s Philips Arena
The Eagles brought their catalog of classic hits to Philips Arena on Oct. 20, 2017, for the first of a two-night stand at the venue. The band included Deacon Frey, son of the late Glenn Frey, and guitarist Vince Gill.

2:42 PM Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

The Eagles brought their catalog of classic hits to Philips Arena on Oct. 20, 2017, for the first of a two-night stand at the venue. The band included Deacon Frey, son of the late Glenn Frey, and guitarist Vince Gill.
Flashback photos: Atlanta fires, firestations and firefighters, 1896-1987
Fire is an integral part of Atlanta’s history, leaving an indelible mark from Sherman’s Civil War torching to the tragic Winecoff Hotel blaze of 1946. The city always rises again from those ashes, with the help of the brave men and women who fight those fires. Here are some famous and not-so-famous fires and the stations and people...

6:21 PM Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Fire is an integral part of Atlanta’s history, leaving an indelible mark from Sherman’s Civil War torching to the tragic Winecoff Hotel blaze of 1946. The city always rises again from those ashes, with the help of the brave men and women who fight those fires. Here are some famous and not-so-famous fires and the stations and people...
13 songs to add to your Halloween playlist
 As Halloween draws near, there are several  “spooktacular” songs that  set the earthly mood . Any respectable playlist will include Michael Jackson’s 1982 iconic  “Thriller,” which has sold more than 105 million copies worldwide. We’ve put together a list of music for Halloween.  Some songs...

11:21 AM Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

As Halloween draws near, there are several  “spooktacular” songs that set the earthly mood . Any respectable playlist will include Michael Jackson’s 1982 iconic  “Thriller,” which has sold more than 105 million copies worldwide. We’ve put together a list of music for Halloween.  Some songs...