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Culture notes: Paying tribute to Marquez in Decatur; Museum of Design delays plans to fete Portman


EVENT

100 readers to pay tribute to Marquez

On May 18, 100 metro Atlantans will honor Gabriel Garcia Marquez by reading three-minute passages from the Nobel Prize laureate's “100 Years of Solitude,” starting at 1 p.m. at the Harris Bandstand on the downtown Decatur square. The Colombia-born writer died April 17, and outfits including the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Paste Magazine, WMLB-AM/1690 and A Cappella Books began organizing the free tribute. Those wishing to read may sign up (and request a preferred time) by emailing charles@pastemagazine.com. More details on the "100 Readers of Solitude" Facebook page. HOWARD POUSNER

BENEFIT

Museum of Design plans to honor Portman delayed

Citing logistical issues, the Museum of Design Atlanta has delayed plans to honor architect John Portman as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. MODA's "Futura Bold" party, originally planned for May 16, is to be rescheduled for September. Stay tuned for more details. www.museumofdesign.org. HOWARD POUSNER


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