Our network

Arts & Culture

Riverwood student's artwork displayed at High Museum

Riverwood student's artwork displayed at High Museum

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Riverwood International Charter School junior is thrilled that her artwork is on display at the High Museum of Art.

Michel Rodriguez is a semi-finalist in the DREAM@50 Art Contest, which encouraged students to create artwork for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Only two students from Fulton County made the cut.

Rodriguez used the quote "Let us not satisfy our thirst for freedom (by drinking) from (the cup) of bitterness and hatred" in her painting.

"(Michel) has always been frightened by crows herself and felt like this was a good symbol to add to her piece," Riverwood visual arts teacher Dana Munson said in her description of Rodriguez's artwork. "The crow symbolizes the fear that all people felt during the time of segregation."

Dogwood Festival returns

ATLANTA -- Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing in Atlanta: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back!

The dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

Gordon Biersch debuts 'Million Dollar Brew'

Gordon Biersch debuts 'Million Dollar Brew'

ATLANTA (March 5, 2013) – Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta and Gordon Biersch Brewery in Midtown announce the creation of “Million Dollar Brew,” a Gordon Biersch beer, in conjunction with the Atlanta debut of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Fox Theatre from March 12-17!

“Million Dollar Brew” is a Black IPA. With a style similar to the traditional IPA, the Black IPA possesses a high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma and with the addition of black malts, it balances malty flavor that is exaggerated with roasted overtones for bright crisp robust ale. Gordon Biersch Brewerywill offer free tasters of the “Million Dollar Brew” to all ticket holders, and the beer will be available for $3.75 at the Midtown location only.

Million Dollar Quartet to play at The Fox Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet to play at The Fox Theatre

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta welcomes the Tony® Award Winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET as part of the 2012/2013 season, playing at the Fox Theatre from March 12-17, 2013. Tickets for the national tour, inspired by the electrifying true story, are on sale at $33 and will be available at the Fox Theatre box office, by visiting www.FoxAtlTix.com/ or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

The international Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

ICAA Southeast Chapter to hold seventh annual Shutze Awards

 ICAA Southeast Chapter to hold seventh annual Shutze Awards
Winners Recognized Among Industry Notables for Excellence at Awards Ceremony

 
ATLANTA – The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Southeast Chapter were pleased to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual Shutze Awards at the Shutze-designed Piedmont Driving Club on Feb. 23. The Shutze Awards, named after the renowned architect Phillip Trammell Shutze, recognize excellence in traditional design and spotlight practitioners for their work while educating the general public and professionals about the enduring excellence, appeal and importance of traditional design and those in the community that contribute to its advancement.
 
The 2012 awards jury committee and master of ceremonies awarded 10 victors of various groups at a black-tie event that included a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and the Southeast’s finest design awards ceremony among prominent design practitioners.
 

One day only: $26 tickets to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in celebration of Johnny Cash’s birthday

One day only: $26 tickets to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in celebration of Johnny Cash’s birthday

ATLANTA In honor of The Man in Black’s birthday, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is treating fans to a special offer on MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET tickets. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, fans will be able to purchase $26 tickets for the March 12-13 performances using the code BIRTHDAY.

Playing March 12-17 at the Fox Theatre as part of the 2012/2013 Broadway in Atlanta season, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the story of when Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time on December 4, 1956. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.