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Charis Books will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Saturday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Charis Books will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Saturday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Charis Books & More is celebrating its 45th anniversary and its new home in Decatur on Saturday, Nov. 9. A mainstay of Little Five Points for 45 years, making it one the oldest feminist and LGBTQ bookstores in the country, Charis relocated to 184 S. Candler St. in Decatur earlier this year. The shop entered… Read full article: Charis Books will celebrate its 45th ann...→

Charis Books will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Saturday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Charis Books will celebrate its 45th anniversary on Saturday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Charis Books & More is celebrating its 45th anniversary and its new home in Decatur on Saturday, Nov. 9. A mainstay of Little Five Points for 45 years, making it one the oldest feminist and LGBTQ bookstores in the country, Charis relocated to 184 S. Candler St. in Decatur earlier this year. The shop entered… Read full article: Charis Books will celebrate its 45th ann...→

News Briefs: No charges in Downtown death; Lyft e-scooters exit Nov. 23; ticket diversion class - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: No charges in Downtown death; Lyft e-scooters exit Nov. 23; ticket diversion class - Atlanta INtown Paper

No charges will be filed in the death of Deionte Davis, 23, who was killed on Oct. 27 in an altercation with a security guard at a Downtown apartment complex near the Georgia State University campus. This decision comes after Atlanta Police Homicide investigators sought an arrest warrant from a Fulton County Magistrate judge for… Read full article: News Briefs: No charges in Downtown deat...→

New poetry collection launch will benefit nonprofit Shatterproof - Atlanta INtown Paper

New poetry collection launch will benefit nonprofit Shatterproof - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta poet Amy Pence will debut her new poetry collection “Your Posthumous Dress: Remnants of the Alexander McQueen Collection 1992-20xx” on Nov. 16 in a benefit for Shatterproof, a national organization pioneering new treatment strategies for addiction. The event will be held, appropriately, at contemporary art gallery Poem 88, from 7 to 9 p.m. and… Read full article: New poetry collection launch will benefi...→

MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail cars at cost of $646 million - Atlanta INtown Paper

MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail cars at cost of $646 million - Atlanta INtown Paper

MARTA’s board of directors have approved a $646 million agreement with Stadler Rail for the purchase of 254 new rail cars. The agreement also contains options for MARTA to order up to 100 additional rail cars. The rail cars are scheduled to be delivered between 2023 and 2028, with the delivery of a pilot car… Read full article: MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail car...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' project in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' project in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) has proposed a 20-story mixed-use “student union” tower along Spring Street in Midtown as part of its ongoing campus expansion plan. The project would include accommodations for 973 students; a dining hall and food market; a 700-seat 33,000-square-foot auditorium; 35,000 square feet of academic space and a… Read full article: SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' p...→

TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2019 - Atlanta INtown Paper

TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2019 - Atlanta INtown Paper

An 80s flashback: My sister Eileen wanted to go to the Duran Duran concert so badly. Mom and Dad were conflicted because a concert at Madison Square Garden seemed a bit much for Eileen and her 7th grade cohorts. Eventually, my parents relented, in part, because it would be Terry McCormack and his station wagon… Read full article: TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2...→

Sue Collins, Author at Atlanta INtown Paper

Sean Schacke is an equal opportunity butcher. He believes in leaving no cut behind when… Read full article: Sue Collins, Author at Atlanta INtown Pa...→

Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall

Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall

Today, Germany and allied forces celebrate the 30th anniversary of when the historic landmark began to crumble down. Read full article: Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversa...→

Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new president of PEDS - Atlanta INtown Paper

Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new president of PEDS - Atlanta INtown Paper

Cathy Clark Tyler just took the helm as the second President/CEO of PEDS, the Atlanta-based advocacy organization dedicated to making streets, sidewalks and communities safe and accessible to all pedestrians. Tyler brings to her new role, more than 25 years of senior level executive service in nonprofit, government and higher education arenas. “The Board of… Read full article: Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyl...→

Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to celebrate anniversary

Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to celebrate anniversary

Actress Hilarie Burton and "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan are celebrating one month of marriage. Read full article: Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with...→

News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park; Richard Jewell book; Downtown building demolition - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park; Richard Jewell book; Downtown building demolition - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fundraising is officially underway for HUB404, the proposed park that would cap Ga. 400 in central Buckhead. According to a report from Reporter Newspapers, the nonprofit group organizing the effort is first raising $250,000 to hire staff and start the main capital campaign. Building the park could cost $175 million to $200 million, backers have… Read full article: News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park...→

Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, theatre, shopping and more all month long - Atlanta INtown Paper

Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, theatre, shopping and more all month long - Atlanta INtown Paper

The holiday season is upon us and November is chockfull of events – from tree lightings and visits from Santa to concerts and shopping. Check out our guide and mark your calendars for some Intown holiday fun. Macy’s Pink Pig, Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Macy’s Pink Pig train ride will once again carry children… Read full article: Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, the...→

Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is presenting Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller “Night Must Fall,” directed by Shannon Eubanks, running through Nov. 10. Williams, a Welsh playwright and actor, wrote and starred in his own play in 1935; it was set in Essex, England, but Georgia Ensemble has moved the locale to near New Canaan, Connecticut. So there… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Geo...→

Google breaks ground on new offices in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

Google breaks ground on new offices in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

A groundbreaking for Google’s new Midtown office was held on Oct. 28 as part of the tech company’s plan to invest $13 billion in offices and data centers across the United States. Expected to open in 2022, the new Midtown office will occupy five floors at the at 1105 West Peachtree building under development by… Read full article: Google breaks ground on new offices in M...→

BeltLine creator holding contest to reimagine I-285 loop - Atlanta INtown Paper

BeltLine creator holding contest to reimagine I-285 loop - Atlanta INtown Paper

The urban planning guru who dreamed up the Atlanta BeltLine is staging a contest for rethinking the car-centric uses of I-285 and turning the entire Perimeter highway into “A Bigger Better Loop.” Ryan Gravel launched the contest for the concepts on Nov. 15 at Generator, his Downtown nonprofit that serves as a brainstorming club. He’ll… Read full article: BeltLine creator holding contest to reim...→

MARTA to seek federal approval for bus rapid transit line from Downtown to Southside - Atlanta INtown Paper

The MARTA Board of Directors announced during a Nov. 14 meeting that it will seek federal approval for a bus rapid transit (BRT) line running from Downtown to the Southeast Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. The BRT line would act similar to a streetcar or rail line with dedicated lanes and stations with limited stops… Read full article: MARTA to seek federal approval for bus r...→

Classic silent films to get contemporary scores in Arts @ Tech event - Atlanta INtown Paper

“Changing Score: Classic Films Re-imagined” will bring together four classic silent films shown with accompaniment by the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra this Friday, Nov. 15, at the Ferst Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at this link. Under the direction of Dr. Chaowin Ting, the orchestra will accompany Charlie Chaplin’s “The Vagabond,” Buster Keaton’s… Read full article: Classic silent films to get contemporary...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Fountain Hall included on Places in Peril list for 2020 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fountain Hall included on Places in Peril list for 2020 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fountain Hall on the campus of Morris Brown College has been included on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. A National Historic Landmark, Fountain Hall was built in 1882 and remains the most prominent building on the original campus of Atlanta University, which was founded… Read full article: Fountain Hall included on Places in Peri...→

Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturday in Atlanta, per report

Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturday in Atlanta, per report

All 32 teams were reportedly invited to the workout and interview, which will be filmed and sent to any who don’t attend. Read full article: Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturda...→

Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 13 groundbreaking in Old Fourth Ward - Atlanta INtown Paper

Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 13 groundbreaking in Old Fourth Ward - Atlanta INtown Paper

A new mixed-use project called Waldo’s is coming to the Old Fourth Ward near the busy intersection of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue. A groundbreaking party is set for Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 40 Boulevard with music, performance art, food and drinks. The development, located behind Sound Table and adjacent to Edgewood’s… Read full article: Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 1...→

Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Tech campus design helped state to compete - Atlanta INtown Paper

Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Tech campus design helped state to compete - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Georgia School of Technology started classes on campus at Tech Tower in October 1888 with 85 mechanical engineering students. Bruce & Morgan, Georgia’s leading architectural firm in the late 19th century, designed the Victorian-style, red brick four-story building with a seven-story tower on the nine-acre campus, then at the northern edge of Atlanta city… Read full article: Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Te...→

Impact data for regional transit plan released to public - Atlanta INtown Paper

Impact data for regional transit plan released to public - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) has released impact data on 192 projects costing a whopping $27 billion for the proposed  ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP). The list of projects can be found at this link, while the full draft plan is available in PDF format at this link. The projects comprise 973 miles of… Read full article: Impact data for regional transit plan re...→

Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Out Front Theatre Company - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Out Front Theatre Company - Atlanta INtown Paper

Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta’s only LGBTQIA+ theatre company, is presenting a dazzling production of the Broadway musical “La Cage Aux Folles” (the cage of crazies), directed by Out Front founder/artistic director Paul Conroy, running through Nov. 9. “La Cage” has had a remarkable, unstoppable journey; starting life as a French play by Jean Poiret… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at ...→

Long-standing champion of the printed word, A Cappella Books, turns 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Long-standing champion of the printed word, A Cappella Books, turns 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

A lot has changed since Frank Reiss opened A Cappella Books in 1989. The shop’s first location on Euclid Avenue in Little Five Points was alarmingly small—it was more of a narrow hallway, lined with shelves of used and out of print books. In fact, it’s now the entryway to Thai 5 & Sushi Bar.… Read full article: Long-standing champion of the printed wo...→

INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ageless glory of The Colonnade - Atlanta INtown Paper

INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ageless glory of The Colonnade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Not only is this year a big anniversary for Atlanta Intown, it’s also a big one for The Colonnade. As everyone knows—because it’s been right there on all their signage since the beginning—this beloved Atlanta restaurant has been around since 1927. After thirty-five years at the corner of Piedmont and Lindbergh, it moved to Cheshire… Read full article: INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ag...→

Who knows where the time goes? A letter from the editor as INtown turns 25 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Who knows where the time goes? A letter from the editor as INtown turns 25 - Atlanta INtown Paper

What were you doing in November of 1994? That’s when a neighborhood newspaper called Atlanta 30306 created by Chris Schroder began appearing in racks and at local shops around Virginia-Highland. Twenty-five years later, that newspaper has morphed into the magazine you’re reading right now: Atlanta INtown. I first picked up a copy of 30306 when… Read full article: Who knows where the time goes? A letter ...→

Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelter's 30th anniversary

Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelter's 30th anniversary

Bruno the Chihuahua dressed as a hot dog, Sharpie the Shar-Pei and lab mix as a monster and Sparkle the beagle mix as a bumblebee Thursday, not only for Halloween but also for the 30th anniversary of the ADOPT Pet Shelter in Naperville. The organization of one full-time employee, a handful of part-timers and 237 volunteers marked the completion of its third decade with shelter pets in costume and cake with lunch. But otherwise it was business as usual. Read full article: Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelt...→

Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to revitalize homes for families in need - Atlanta INtown Paper

Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to revitalize homes for families in need - Atlanta INtown Paper

Right Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding families in unstable living conditions, has launched in Atlanta to support underserved communities, specifically Atlanta-based single mothers and their children. Founded by Courtney Stewart, the manager of Grammy-nominated artist Khalid, Right Hand Foundation provides single mothers and children long-term housing, educational programs and the tools necessary… Read full article: Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to ...→

Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its Dirty Dozen report for 2019 highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. Rather than identifying the “most polluted places” in Georgia, the Dirty Dozen report instead focuses on the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and its residents “We wished we… Read full article: Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dir...→

Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is producing is producing the Bard’s most forbidding tragedy, “King Lear,” directed by Jeff Watkins, running through Nov. 24. Although it is often considered Shakespeare’s greatest play, it’s not uncommon for Shakespearean scholars to warn acting companies of the pitfalls of attempting production. I now call… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespea...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Mayor releases transportation strategic plan, appoints DOT leader - Atlanta INtown Paper

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Josh Rowan to lead Atlanta’s newly formed Department of Transportation (ATLDOT). Rowan, who is currently general manager for the city’s Renew and TSPLOST infrastructure improvement programs, has been tasked with accelerating and diversifying road and transit projects at the new department. “Creating this department gives Atlanta the transportation leadership… Read full article: Mayor releases transportation strategic ...→

Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townhomes, Buckhead apartments, and more developments - Atlanta INtown Paper

Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townhomes, Buckhead apartments, and more developments - Atlanta INtown Paper

Hoar Construction and its development partner LMC recently topped out Gentry, a 21-story luxury mixed-use apartment community at 3172 Roswell Road in Buckhead. Located on a one-acre surface parking lot that once housed the former Rio Bravo restaurant, Gentry will feature 290 apartments, a six-level parking deck with 458 spaces, and 6,000 square feet of… Read full article: Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townho...→

News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters; e-scooter impound fees; tree ordinance meeting cancelled - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters; e-scooter impound fees; tree ordinance meeting cancelled - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has promised city firefighters that they will receive additional raises, but how much and when remains to be seen. According to the AJC, Bottoms made the promise Tuesday during the annual Breakfast with Our Bravest, an awards and fundraising event organized by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. Firefighters received a… Read full article: News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters;...→

Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open Evergreen Butcher + Baker in Kirkwood - Atlanta INtown Paper

Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open Evergreen Butcher + Baker in Kirkwood - Atlanta INtown Paper

Sean Schacke is an equal opportunity butcher. He believes in leaving no cut behind when pulling out a forequarter of beef or a whole hog from the shiny new walk-in cooler of his dreams at Evergreen in Kirkwood. He is a nose to tail champion of locally raised protein, on  a campaign for dark meat,… Read full article: Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open...→

Two arrests made in murder of Clark Atlanta student Alexis Crawford - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta Police Department have arrested and charged the roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend in the murder of Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford, 21. Jordyn Jones, 21, and her boyfriend Barron Brantley, 21, have both been charged with malice murder and are being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. Crawford was reported… Read full article: Two arrests made in murder of Clark Atla...→

'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign now on display - Atlanta INtown Paper

'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign now on display - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Downtown Decatur Development Authority has officially launched a campaign to promote the city as an employment center of choice for businesses seeking office space. To increase awareness, banners are now appearing throughout downtown and a new website is providing information to potential tenants. “It’s one thing to talk about the campaign and what we… Read full article: 'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign no...→

Report: Peach Drop won't be happening this New Year's Eve - Atlanta INtown Paper

Report: Peach Drop won't be happening this New Year's Eve - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Peach Drop won’t be happening this New Year’s Eve, according to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. She broke the news yesterday on Ryan Cameron’s Majic 107.5 afternoon radio show. Bottoms said since the city no longer owns Underground Atlanta, a new location needs to be found along with upgrading the entertainment. Bottoms promised the event… Read full article: Report: Peach Drop won't be happening th...→

Lauren Leathers, Author at Atlanta INtown Paper

A lot has changed since Frank Reiss opened A Cappella Books in 1989. The shop’s… Read full article: Lauren Leathers, Author at Atlanta INtow...→

Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown getting LED upgrade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown getting LED upgrade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coca-Cola is giving its signature sign atop the Olympia Building (Walgreens) at Five Points in Downtown a technological upgrade. The neon sign is currently shrouded in scaffolding before its dismantled to make way for a “new-and-improved successor” that will be in place by January, according to Coke. The circular sign – which spans 33 feet… Read full article: Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown g...→

INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & arts leaders reflect on 25 years of the city's growth - Atlanta INtown Paper

INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & arts leaders reflect on 25 years of the city's growth - Atlanta INtown Paper

When the first issue of Atlanta 30306, the forerunner of Atlanta INtown, was published in November 1994, the city was in the throes of preparing for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Most Atlantans agree that the games were the catalyst for the city becoming the international city it aspired to be. Twenty-five years on, the city… Read full article: INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & art...→

Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturday night with Jerez de la Fontera - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturday night with Jerez de la Fontera - Atlanta INtown Paper

The three-week, multi-event Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. with a performance by the Spanish flamenco troupe Jerez de la Fontera at the Atlanta Cuban Club. Tickets and more information are available at this link. The festival, which has included dance and Spanish classes in elementary schools, dance classes for adults and… Read full article: Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturda...→

News Briefs: Building demolition halted again; tree protection ordinance; MARTA marks 40th birthday - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Building demolition halted again; tree protection ordinance; MARTA marks 40th birthday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Demolition on a former recording studio space on Nassau Street in Downtown has been halted again after a judge issued a stop-work order until a hearing can be held on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. at Fulton County Superior Court. Downtown resident and preservation advocate Kyle Kessler took the legal action to stop the demolition… Read full article: News Briefs: Building demolition halted ...→

News Briefs: No charges in Downtown death; Lyft e-scooters exit Nov. 23; ticket diversion class - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: No charges in Downtown death; Lyft e-scooters exit Nov. 23; ticket diversion class - Atlanta INtown Paper

No charges will be filed in the death of Deionte Davis, 23, who was killed on Oct. 27 in an altercation with a security guard at a Downtown apartment complex near the Georgia State University campus. This decision comes after Atlanta Police Homicide investigators sought an arrest warrant from a Fulton County Magistrate judge for… Read full article: News Briefs: No charges in Downtown deat...→

Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its Dirty Dozen report for 2019 highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. Rather than identifying the “most polluted places” in Georgia, the Dirty Dozen report instead focuses on the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and its residents “We wished we… Read full article: Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dir...→

MARTA to seek federal approval for bus rapid transit line from Downtown to Southside - Atlanta INtown Paper

The MARTA Board of Directors announced during a Nov. 14 meeting that it will seek federal approval for a bus rapid transit (BRT) line running from Downtown to the Southeast Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. The BRT line would act similar to a streetcar or rail line with dedicated lanes and stations with limited stops… Read full article: MARTA to seek federal approval for bus r...→

MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail cars at cost of $646 million - Atlanta INtown Paper

MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail cars at cost of $646 million - Atlanta INtown Paper

MARTA’s board of directors have approved a $646 million agreement with Stadler Rail for the purchase of 254 new rail cars. The agreement also contains options for MARTA to order up to 100 additional rail cars. The rail cars are scheduled to be delivered between 2023 and 2028, with the delivery of a pilot car… Read full article: MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail car...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Mayor releases transportation strategic plan, appoints DOT leader - Atlanta INtown Paper

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Josh Rowan to lead Atlanta’s newly formed Department of Transportation (ATLDOT). Rowan, who is currently general manager for the city’s Renew and TSPLOST infrastructure improvement programs, has been tasked with accelerating and diversifying road and transit projects at the new department. “Creating this department gives Atlanta the transportation leadership… Read full article: Mayor releases transportation strategic ...→

Fountain Hall included on Places in Peril list for 2020 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fountain Hall included on Places in Peril list for 2020 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fountain Hall on the campus of Morris Brown College has been included on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. A National Historic Landmark, Fountain Hall was built in 1882 and remains the most prominent building on the original campus of Atlanta University, which was founded… Read full article: Fountain Hall included on Places in Peri...→

News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters; e-scooter impound fees; tree ordinance meeting cancelled - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters; e-scooter impound fees; tree ordinance meeting cancelled - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has promised city firefighters that they will receive additional raises, but how much and when remains to be seen. According to the AJC, Bottoms made the promise Tuesday during the annual Breakfast with Our Bravest, an awards and fundraising event organized by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. Firefighters received a… Read full article: News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters;...→

Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 13 groundbreaking in Old Fourth Ward - Atlanta INtown Paper

Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 13 groundbreaking in Old Fourth Ward - Atlanta INtown Paper

A new mixed-use project called Waldo’s is coming to the Old Fourth Ward near the busy intersection of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue. A groundbreaking party is set for Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 40 Boulevard with music, performance art, food and drinks. The development, located behind Sound Table and adjacent to Edgewood’s… Read full article: Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 1...→

Sue Collins, Author at Atlanta INtown Paper

Sean Schacke is an equal opportunity butcher. He believes in leaving no cut behind when… Read full article: Sue Collins, Author at Atlanta INtown Pa...→

Two arrests made in murder of Clark Atlanta student Alexis Crawford - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta Police Department have arrested and charged the roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend in the murder of Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford, 21. Jordyn Jones, 21, and her boyfriend Barron Brantley, 21, have both been charged with malice murder and are being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. Crawford was reported… Read full article: Two arrests made in murder of Clark Atla...→

Impact data for regional transit plan released to public - Atlanta INtown Paper

Impact data for regional transit plan released to public - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) has released impact data on 192 projects costing a whopping $27 billion for the proposed  ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP). The list of projects can be found at this link, while the full draft plan is available in PDF format at this link. The projects comprise 973 miles of… Read full article: Impact data for regional transit plan re...→

Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new president of PEDS - Atlanta INtown Paper

Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new president of PEDS - Atlanta INtown Paper

Cathy Clark Tyler just took the helm as the second President/CEO of PEDS, the Atlanta-based advocacy organization dedicated to making streets, sidewalks and communities safe and accessible to all pedestrians. Tyler brings to her new role, more than 25 years of senior level executive service in nonprofit, government and higher education arenas. “The Board of… Read full article: Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyl...→

Report: Peach Drop won't be happening this New Year's Eve - Atlanta INtown Paper

Report: Peach Drop won't be happening this New Year's Eve - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Peach Drop won’t be happening this New Year’s Eve, according to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. She broke the news yesterday on Ryan Cameron’s Majic 107.5 afternoon radio show. Bottoms said since the city no longer owns Underground Atlanta, a new location needs to be found along with upgrading the entertainment. Bottoms promised the event… Read full article: Report: Peach Drop won't be happening th...→

Long-standing champion of the printed word, A Cappella Books, turns 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Long-standing champion of the printed word, A Cappella Books, turns 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

A lot has changed since Frank Reiss opened A Cappella Books in 1989. The shop’s first location on Euclid Avenue in Little Five Points was alarmingly small—it was more of a narrow hallway, lined with shelves of used and out of print books. In fact, it’s now the entryway to Thai 5 & Sushi Bar.… Read full article: Long-standing champion of the printed wo...→

News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park; Richard Jewell book; Downtown building demolition - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park; Richard Jewell book; Downtown building demolition - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fundraising is officially underway for HUB404, the proposed park that would cap Ga. 400 in central Buckhead. According to a report from Reporter Newspapers, the nonprofit group organizing the effort is first raising $250,000 to hire staff and start the main capital campaign. Building the park could cost $175 million to $200 million, backers have… Read full article: News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park...→

Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown getting LED upgrade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown getting LED upgrade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coca-Cola is giving its signature sign atop the Olympia Building (Walgreens) at Five Points in Downtown a technological upgrade. The neon sign is currently shrouded in scaffolding before its dismantled to make way for a “new-and-improved successor” that will be in place by January, according to Coke. The circular sign – which spans 33 feet… Read full article: Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown g...→

Who knows where the time goes? A letter from the editor as INtown turns 25 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Who knows where the time goes? A letter from the editor as INtown turns 25 - Atlanta INtown Paper

What were you doing in November of 1994? That’s when a neighborhood newspaper called Atlanta 30306 created by Chris Schroder began appearing in racks and at local shops around Virginia-Highland. Twenty-five years later, that newspaper has morphed into the magazine you’re reading right now: Atlanta INtown. I first picked up a copy of 30306 when… Read full article: Who knows where the time goes? A letter ...→

Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturday night with Jerez de la Fontera - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturday night with Jerez de la Fontera - Atlanta INtown Paper

The three-week, multi-event Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. with a performance by the Spanish flamenco troupe Jerez de la Fontera at the Atlanta Cuban Club. Tickets and more information are available at this link. The festival, which has included dance and Spanish classes in elementary schools, dance classes for adults and… Read full article: Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturda...→

Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to revitalize homes for families in need - Atlanta INtown Paper

Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to revitalize homes for families in need - Atlanta INtown Paper

Right Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding families in unstable living conditions, has launched in Atlanta to support underserved communities, specifically Atlanta-based single mothers and their children. Founded by Courtney Stewart, the manager of Grammy-nominated artist Khalid, Right Hand Foundation provides single mothers and children long-term housing, educational programs and the tools necessary… Read full article: Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to ...→

Google breaks ground on new offices in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

Google breaks ground on new offices in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

A groundbreaking for Google’s new Midtown office was held on Oct. 28 as part of the tech company’s plan to invest $13 billion in offices and data centers across the United States. Expected to open in 2022, the new Midtown office will occupy five floors at the at 1105 West Peachtree building under development by… Read full article: Google breaks ground on new offices in M...→

BeltLine creator holding contest to reimagine I-285 loop - Atlanta INtown Paper

BeltLine creator holding contest to reimagine I-285 loop - Atlanta INtown Paper

The urban planning guru who dreamed up the Atlanta BeltLine is staging a contest for rethinking the car-centric uses of I-285 and turning the entire Perimeter highway into “A Bigger Better Loop.” Ryan Gravel launched the contest for the concepts on Nov. 15 at Generator, his Downtown nonprofit that serves as a brainstorming club. He’ll… Read full article: BeltLine creator holding contest to reim...→

New poetry collection launch will benefit nonprofit Shatterproof - Atlanta INtown Paper

New poetry collection launch will benefit nonprofit Shatterproof - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta poet Amy Pence will debut her new poetry collection “Your Posthumous Dress: Remnants of the Alexander McQueen Collection 1992-20xx” on Nov. 16 in a benefit for Shatterproof, a national organization pioneering new treatment strategies for addiction. The event will be held, appropriately, at contemporary art gallery Poem 88, from 7 to 9 p.m. and… Read full article: New poetry collection launch will benefi...→

Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is producing is producing the Bard’s most forbidding tragedy, “King Lear,” directed by Jeff Watkins, running through Nov. 24. Although it is often considered Shakespeare’s greatest play, it’s not uncommon for Shakespearean scholars to warn acting companies of the pitfalls of attempting production. I now call… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespea...→

Classic silent films to get contemporary scores in Arts @ Tech event - Atlanta INtown Paper

“Changing Score: Classic Films Re-imagined” will bring together four classic silent films shown with accompaniment by the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra this Friday, Nov. 15, at the Ferst Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at this link. Under the direction of Dr. Chaowin Ting, the orchestra will accompany Charlie Chaplin’s “The Vagabond,” Buster Keaton’s… Read full article: Classic silent films to get contemporary...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' project in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' project in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) has proposed a 20-story mixed-use “student union” tower along Spring Street in Midtown as part of its ongoing campus expansion plan. The project would include accommodations for 973 students; a dining hall and food market; a 700-seat 33,000-square-foot auditorium; 35,000 square feet of academic space and a… Read full article: SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' p...→

Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townhomes, Buckhead apartments, and more developments - Atlanta INtown Paper

Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townhomes, Buckhead apartments, and more developments - Atlanta INtown Paper

Hoar Construction and its development partner LMC recently topped out Gentry, a 21-story luxury mixed-use apartment community at 3172 Roswell Road in Buckhead. Located on a one-acre surface parking lot that once housed the former Rio Bravo restaurant, Gentry will feature 290 apartments, a six-level parking deck with 458 spaces, and 6,000 square feet of… Read full article: Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townho...→

Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturday in Atlanta, per report

Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturday in Atlanta, per report

All 32 teams were reportedly invited to the workout and interview, which will be filmed and sent to any who don’t attend. Read full article: Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturda...→

TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2019 - Atlanta INtown Paper

TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2019 - Atlanta INtown Paper

An 80s flashback: My sister Eileen wanted to go to the Duran Duran concert so badly. Mom and Dad were conflicted because a concert at Madison Square Garden seemed a bit much for Eileen and her 7th grade cohorts. Eventually, my parents relented, in part, because it would be Terry McCormack and his station wagon… Read full article: TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2...→

Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open Evergreen Butcher + Baker in Kirkwood - Atlanta INtown Paper

Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open Evergreen Butcher + Baker in Kirkwood - Atlanta INtown Paper

Sean Schacke is an equal opportunity butcher. He believes in leaving no cut behind when pulling out a forequarter of beef or a whole hog from the shiny new walk-in cooler of his dreams at Evergreen in Kirkwood. He is a nose to tail champion of locally raised protein, on  a campaign for dark meat,… Read full article: Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open...→

Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Tech campus design helped state to compete - Atlanta INtown Paper

Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Tech campus design helped state to compete - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Georgia School of Technology started classes on campus at Tech Tower in October 1888 with 85 mechanical engineering students. Bruce & Morgan, Georgia’s leading architectural firm in the late 19th century, designed the Victorian-style, red brick four-story building with a seven-story tower on the nine-acre campus, then at the northern edge of Atlanta city… Read full article: Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Te...→

Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall

Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall

Today, Germany and allied forces celebrate the 30th anniversary of when the historic landmark began to crumble down. Read full article: Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversa...→

'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign now on display - Atlanta INtown Paper

'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign now on display - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Downtown Decatur Development Authority has officially launched a campaign to promote the city as an employment center of choice for businesses seeking office space. To increase awareness, banners are now appearing throughout downtown and a new website is providing information to potential tenants. “It’s one thing to talk about the campaign and what we… Read full article: 'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign no...→

Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Out Front Theatre Company - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Out Front Theatre Company - Atlanta INtown Paper

Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta’s only LGBTQIA+ theatre company, is presenting a dazzling production of the Broadway musical “La Cage Aux Folles” (the cage of crazies), directed by Out Front founder/artistic director Paul Conroy, running through Nov. 9. “La Cage” has had a remarkable, unstoppable journey; starting life as a French play by Jean Poiret… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at ...→

Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to celebrate anniversary

Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to celebrate anniversary

Actress Hilarie Burton and "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan are celebrating one month of marriage. Read full article: Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with...→

Lauren Leathers, Author at Atlanta INtown Paper

A lot has changed since Frank Reiss opened A Cappella Books in 1989. The shop’s… Read full article: Lauren Leathers, Author at Atlanta INtow...→

INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ageless glory of The Colonnade - Atlanta INtown Paper

INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ageless glory of The Colonnade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Not only is this year a big anniversary for Atlanta Intown, it’s also a big one for The Colonnade. As everyone knows—because it’s been right there on all their signage since the beginning—this beloved Atlanta restaurant has been around since 1927. After thirty-five years at the corner of Piedmont and Lindbergh, it moved to Cheshire… Read full article: INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ag...→

Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, theatre, shopping and more all month long - Atlanta INtown Paper

Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, theatre, shopping and more all month long - Atlanta INtown Paper

The holiday season is upon us and November is chockfull of events – from tree lightings and visits from Santa to concerts and shopping. Check out our guide and mark your calendars for some Intown holiday fun. Macy’s Pink Pig, Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Macy’s Pink Pig train ride will once again carry children… Read full article: Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, the...→

INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & arts leaders reflect on 25 years of the city's growth - Atlanta INtown Paper

INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & arts leaders reflect on 25 years of the city's growth - Atlanta INtown Paper

When the first issue of Atlanta 30306, the forerunner of Atlanta INtown, was published in November 1994, the city was in the throes of preparing for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Most Atlantans agree that the games were the catalyst for the city becoming the international city it aspired to be. Twenty-five years on, the city… Read full article: INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & art...→

Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelter's 30th anniversary

Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelter's 30th anniversary

Bruno the Chihuahua dressed as a hot dog, Sharpie the Shar-Pei and lab mix as a monster and Sparkle the beagle mix as a bumblebee Thursday, not only for Halloween but also for the 30th anniversary of the ADOPT Pet Shelter in Naperville. The organization of one full-time employee, a handful of part-timers and 237 volunteers marked the completion of its third decade with shelter pets in costume and cake with lunch. But otherwise it was business as usual. Read full article: Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelt...→

Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is presenting Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller “Night Must Fall,” directed by Shannon Eubanks, running through Nov. 10. Williams, a Welsh playwright and actor, wrote and starred in his own play in 1935; it was set in Essex, England, but Georgia Ensemble has moved the locale to near New Canaan, Connecticut. So there… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Geo...→

News Briefs: Building demolition halted again; tree protection ordinance; MARTA marks 40th birthday - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Building demolition halted again; tree protection ordinance; MARTA marks 40th birthday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Demolition on a former recording studio space on Nassau Street in Downtown has been halted again after a judge issued a stop-work order until a hearing can be held on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. at Fulton County Superior Court. Downtown resident and preservation advocate Kyle Kessler took the legal action to stop the demolition… Read full article: News Briefs: Building demolition halted ...→

News Briefs: No charges in Downtown death; Lyft e-scooters exit Nov. 23; ticket diversion class - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: No charges in Downtown death; Lyft e-scooters exit Nov. 23; ticket diversion class - Atlanta INtown Paper

No charges will be filed in the death of Deionte Davis, 23, who was killed on Oct. 27 in an altercation with a security guard at a Downtown apartment complex near the Georgia State University campus. This decision comes after Atlanta Police Homicide investigators sought an arrest warrant from a Fulton County Magistrate judge for… Read full article: News Briefs: No charges in Downtown deat...→

BeltLine creator holding contest to reimagine I-285 loop - Atlanta INtown Paper

BeltLine creator holding contest to reimagine I-285 loop - Atlanta INtown Paper

The urban planning guru who dreamed up the Atlanta BeltLine is staging a contest for rethinking the car-centric uses of I-285 and turning the entire Perimeter highway into “A Bigger Better Loop.” Ryan Gravel launched the contest for the concepts on Nov. 15 at Generator, his Downtown nonprofit that serves as a brainstorming club. He’ll… Read full article: BeltLine creator holding contest to reim...→

Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dirty Dozen report - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its Dirty Dozen report for 2019 highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. Rather than identifying the “most polluted places” in Georgia, the Dirty Dozen report instead focuses on the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and its residents “We wished we… Read full article: Georgia Water Coalition unveils 2019 Dir...→

New poetry collection launch will benefit nonprofit Shatterproof - Atlanta INtown Paper

New poetry collection launch will benefit nonprofit Shatterproof - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta poet Amy Pence will debut her new poetry collection “Your Posthumous Dress: Remnants of the Alexander McQueen Collection 1992-20xx” on Nov. 16 in a benefit for Shatterproof, a national organization pioneering new treatment strategies for addiction. The event will be held, appropriately, at contemporary art gallery Poem 88, from 7 to 9 p.m. and… Read full article: New poetry collection launch will benefi...→

MARTA to seek federal approval for bus rapid transit line from Downtown to Southside - Atlanta INtown Paper

The MARTA Board of Directors announced during a Nov. 14 meeting that it will seek federal approval for a bus rapid transit (BRT) line running from Downtown to the Southeast Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. The BRT line would act similar to a streetcar or rail line with dedicated lanes and stations with limited stops… Read full article: MARTA to seek federal approval for bus r...→

Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is producing is producing the Bard’s most forbidding tragedy, “King Lear,” directed by Jeff Watkins, running through Nov. 24. Although it is often considered Shakespeare’s greatest play, it’s not uncommon for Shakespearean scholars to warn acting companies of the pitfalls of attempting production. I now call… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'King Lear' at Shakespea...→

MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail cars at cost of $646 million - Atlanta INtown Paper

MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail cars at cost of $646 million - Atlanta INtown Paper

MARTA’s board of directors have approved a $646 million agreement with Stadler Rail for the purchase of 254 new rail cars. The agreement also contains options for MARTA to order up to 100 additional rail cars. The rail cars are scheduled to be delivered between 2023 and 2028, with the delivery of a pilot car… Read full article: MARTA commits to buying 254 new rail car...→

Classic silent films to get contemporary scores in Arts @ Tech event - Atlanta INtown Paper

“Changing Score: Classic Films Re-imagined” will bring together four classic silent films shown with accompaniment by the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra this Friday, Nov. 15, at the Ferst Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at this link. Under the direction of Dr. Chaowin Ting, the orchestra will accompany Charlie Chaplin’s “The Vagabond,” Buster Keaton’s… Read full article: Classic silent films to get contemporary...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Thursday night’s show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will open with a performance featuring Prince Royce, Anitta, Fito Páez, Natalia Jiménez, Beto Cuevas, Calibre 50, Carlos Rivera, Draco Rosa... Read full article: Biggest Night in Latin Music to Celebrat...→

Mayor releases transportation strategic plan, appoints DOT leader - Atlanta INtown Paper

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Josh Rowan to lead Atlanta’s newly formed Department of Transportation (ATLDOT). Rowan, who is currently general manager for the city’s Renew and TSPLOST infrastructure improvement programs, has been tasked with accelerating and diversifying road and transit projects at the new department. “Creating this department gives Atlanta the transportation leadership… Read full article: Mayor releases transportation strategic ...→

SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' project in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' project in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) has proposed a 20-story mixed-use “student union” tower along Spring Street in Midtown as part of its ongoing campus expansion plan. The project would include accommodations for 973 students; a dining hall and food market; a 700-seat 33,000-square-foot auditorium; 35,000 square feet of academic space and a… Read full article: SCAD proposes 20-story 'student union' p...→

Fountain Hall included on Places in Peril list for 2020 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fountain Hall included on Places in Peril list for 2020 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fountain Hall on the campus of Morris Brown College has been included on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. A National Historic Landmark, Fountain Hall was built in 1882 and remains the most prominent building on the original campus of Atlanta University, which was founded… Read full article: Fountain Hall included on Places in Peri...→

Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townhomes, Buckhead apartments, and more developments - Atlanta INtown Paper

Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townhomes, Buckhead apartments, and more developments - Atlanta INtown Paper

Hoar Construction and its development partner LMC recently topped out Gentry, a 21-story luxury mixed-use apartment community at 3172 Roswell Road in Buckhead. Located on a one-acre surface parking lot that once housed the former Rio Bravo restaurant, Gentry will feature 290 apartments, a six-level parking deck with 458 spaces, and 6,000 square feet of… Read full article: Real Estate Briefs: Madison Yards townho...→

Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturday in Atlanta, per report

Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturday in Atlanta, per report

All 32 teams were reportedly invited to the workout and interview, which will be filmed and sent to any who don’t attend. Read full article: Kaepernick will hold NFL workout Saturda...→

News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters; e-scooter impound fees; tree ordinance meeting cancelled - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters; e-scooter impound fees; tree ordinance meeting cancelled - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has promised city firefighters that they will receive additional raises, but how much and when remains to be seen. According to the AJC, Bottoms made the promise Tuesday during the annual Breakfast with Our Bravest, an awards and fundraising event organized by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. Firefighters received a… Read full article: News Briefs: Pay raise for firefighters;...→

TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2019 - Atlanta INtown Paper

TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2019 - Atlanta INtown Paper

An 80s flashback: My sister Eileen wanted to go to the Duran Duran concert so badly. Mom and Dad were conflicted because a concert at Madison Square Garden seemed a bit much for Eileen and her 7th grade cohorts. Eventually, my parents relented, in part, because it would be Terry McCormack and his station wagon… Read full article: TimmyDaddy: The quinceañera miracle of 2...→

Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 13 groundbreaking in Old Fourth Ward - Atlanta INtown Paper

Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 13 groundbreaking in Old Fourth Ward - Atlanta INtown Paper

A new mixed-use project called Waldo’s is coming to the Old Fourth Ward near the busy intersection of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue. A groundbreaking party is set for Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 40 Boulevard with music, performance art, food and drinks. The development, located behind Sound Table and adjacent to Edgewood’s… Read full article: Waldo's mixed-use project set for Nov. 1...→

Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open Evergreen Butcher + Baker in Kirkwood - Atlanta INtown Paper

Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open Evergreen Butcher + Baker in Kirkwood - Atlanta INtown Paper

Sean Schacke is an equal opportunity butcher. He believes in leaving no cut behind when pulling out a forequarter of beef or a whole hog from the shiny new walk-in cooler of his dreams at Evergreen in Kirkwood. He is a nose to tail champion of locally raised protein, on  a campaign for dark meat,… Read full article: Meat & Bread: Sean and Emma Schacke open...→

Sue Collins, Author at Atlanta INtown Paper

Sean Schacke is an equal opportunity butcher. He believes in leaving no cut behind when… Read full article: Sue Collins, Author at Atlanta INtown Pa...→

Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Tech campus design helped state to compete - Atlanta INtown Paper

Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Tech campus design helped state to compete - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Georgia School of Technology started classes on campus at Tech Tower in October 1888 with 85 mechanical engineering students. Bruce & Morgan, Georgia’s leading architectural firm in the late 19th century, designed the Victorian-style, red brick four-story building with a seven-story tower on the nine-acre campus, then at the northern edge of Atlanta city… Read full article: Perspectives in Architecture: Georgia Te...→

Two arrests made in murder of Clark Atlanta student Alexis Crawford - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta Police Department have arrested and charged the roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend in the murder of Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford, 21. Jordyn Jones, 21, and her boyfriend Barron Brantley, 21, have both been charged with malice murder and are being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. Crawford was reported… Read full article: Two arrests made in murder of Clark Atla...→

Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall

Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall

Today, Germany and allied forces celebrate the 30th anniversary of when the historic landmark began to crumble down. Read full article: Germany, allies celebrate 30th anniversa...→

Impact data for regional transit plan released to public - Atlanta INtown Paper

Impact data for regional transit plan released to public - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) has released impact data on 192 projects costing a whopping $27 billion for the proposed  ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP). The list of projects can be found at this link, while the full draft plan is available in PDF format at this link. The projects comprise 973 miles of… Read full article: Impact data for regional transit plan re...→

'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign now on display - Atlanta INtown Paper

'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign now on display - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Downtown Decatur Development Authority has officially launched a campaign to promote the city as an employment center of choice for businesses seeking office space. To increase awareness, banners are now appearing throughout downtown and a new website is providing information to potential tenants. “It’s one thing to talk about the campaign and what we… Read full article: 'Decatur, Open for Business' campaign no...→

Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new president of PEDS - Atlanta INtown Paper

Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyler named new president of PEDS - Atlanta INtown Paper

Cathy Clark Tyler just took the helm as the second President/CEO of PEDS, the Atlanta-based advocacy organization dedicated to making streets, sidewalks and communities safe and accessible to all pedestrians. Tyler brings to her new role, more than 25 years of senior level executive service in nonprofit, government and higher education arenas. “The Board of… Read full article: Walking into the Future: Cathy Clark Tyl...→

Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Out Front Theatre Company - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at Out Front Theatre Company - Atlanta INtown Paper

Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta’s only LGBTQIA+ theatre company, is presenting a dazzling production of the Broadway musical “La Cage Aux Folles” (the cage of crazies), directed by Out Front founder/artistic director Paul Conroy, running through Nov. 9. “La Cage” has had a remarkable, unstoppable journey; starting life as a French play by Jean Poiret… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'La Cage Aux Folles' at ...→

Report: Peach Drop won't be happening this New Year's Eve - Atlanta INtown Paper

Report: Peach Drop won't be happening this New Year's Eve - Atlanta INtown Paper

The Peach Drop won’t be happening this New Year’s Eve, according to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. She broke the news yesterday on Ryan Cameron’s Majic 107.5 afternoon radio show. Bottoms said since the city no longer owns Underground Atlanta, a new location needs to be found along with upgrading the entertainment. Bottoms promised the event… Read full article: Report: Peach Drop won't be happening th...→

Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to celebrate anniversary

Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with Jeffrey Dean Morgan to celebrate anniversary

Actress Hilarie Burton and "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean Morgan are celebrating one month of marriage. Read full article: Hilarie Burton shares wedding photo with...→

Long-standing champion of the printed word, A Cappella Books, turns 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Long-standing champion of the printed word, A Cappella Books, turns 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

A lot has changed since Frank Reiss opened A Cappella Books in 1989. The shop’s first location on Euclid Avenue in Little Five Points was alarmingly small—it was more of a narrow hallway, lined with shelves of used and out of print books. In fact, it’s now the entryway to Thai 5 & Sushi Bar.… Read full article: Long-standing champion of the printed wo...→

Lauren Leathers, Author at Atlanta INtown Paper

A lot has changed since Frank Reiss opened A Cappella Books in 1989. The shop’s… Read full article: Lauren Leathers, Author at Atlanta INtow...→

News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park; Richard Jewell book; Downtown building demolition - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park; Richard Jewell book; Downtown building demolition - Atlanta INtown Paper

Fundraising is officially underway for HUB404, the proposed park that would cap Ga. 400 in central Buckhead. According to a report from Reporter Newspapers, the nonprofit group organizing the effort is first raising $250,000 to hire staff and start the main capital campaign. Building the park could cost $175 million to $200 million, backers have… Read full article: News Briefs: Fundraising for HUB404 park...→

INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ageless glory of The Colonnade - Atlanta INtown Paper

INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ageless glory of The Colonnade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Not only is this year a big anniversary for Atlanta Intown, it’s also a big one for The Colonnade. As everyone knows—because it’s been right there on all their signage since the beginning—this beloved Atlanta restaurant has been around since 1927. After thirty-five years at the corner of Piedmont and Lindbergh, it moved to Cheshire… Read full article: INtown at 25: Some reflections on the ag...→

Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown getting LED upgrade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown getting LED upgrade - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coca-Cola is giving its signature sign atop the Olympia Building (Walgreens) at Five Points in Downtown a technological upgrade. The neon sign is currently shrouded in scaffolding before its dismantled to make way for a “new-and-improved successor” that will be in place by January, according to Coke. The circular sign – which spans 33 feet… Read full article: Iconic neon Coca-Cola sign in Downtown g...→

Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, theatre, shopping and more all month long - Atlanta INtown Paper

Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, theatre, shopping and more all month long - Atlanta INtown Paper

The holiday season is upon us and November is chockfull of events – from tree lightings and visits from Santa to concerts and shopping. Check out our guide and mark your calendars for some Intown holiday fun. Macy’s Pink Pig, Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Macy’s Pink Pig train ride will once again carry children… Read full article: Holiday Extravaganza! Lights, music, the...→

Who knows where the time goes? A letter from the editor as INtown turns 25 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Who knows where the time goes? A letter from the editor as INtown turns 25 - Atlanta INtown Paper

What were you doing in November of 1994? That’s when a neighborhood newspaper called Atlanta 30306 created by Chris Schroder began appearing in racks and at local shops around Virginia-Highland. Twenty-five years later, that newspaper has morphed into the magazine you’re reading right now: Atlanta INtown. I first picked up a copy of 30306 when… Read full article: Who knows where the time goes? A letter ...→

INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & arts leaders reflect on 25 years of the city's growth - Atlanta INtown Paper

INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & arts leaders reflect on 25 years of the city's growth - Atlanta INtown Paper

When the first issue of Atlanta 30306, the forerunner of Atlanta INtown, was published in November 1994, the city was in the throes of preparing for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Most Atlantans agree that the games were the catalyst for the city becoming the international city it aspired to be. Twenty-five years on, the city… Read full article: INtown's Silver Anniversary: Civic & art...→

Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelter's 30th anniversary

Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelter's 30th anniversary

Bruno the Chihuahua dressed as a hot dog, Sharpie the Shar-Pei and lab mix as a monster and Sparkle the beagle mix as a bumblebee Thursday, not only for Halloween but also for the 30th anniversary of the ADOPT Pet Shelter in Naperville. The organization of one full-time employee, a handful of part-timers and 237 volunteers marked the completion of its third decade with shelter pets in costume and cake with lunch. But otherwise it was business as usual. Read full article: Costumed pets celebrate Naperville shelt...→

Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturday night with Jerez de la Fontera - Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturday night with Jerez de la Fontera - Atlanta INtown Paper

The three-week, multi-event Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. with a performance by the Spanish flamenco troupe Jerez de la Fontera at the Atlanta Cuban Club. Tickets and more information are available at this link. The festival, which has included dance and Spanish classes in elementary schools, dance classes for adults and… Read full article: Atlanta Flamenco Festival closes Saturda...→

Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper

Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Georgia Ensemble Theatre - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is presenting Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller “Night Must Fall,” directed by Shannon Eubanks, running through Nov. 10. Williams, a Welsh playwright and actor, wrote and starred in his own play in 1935; it was set in Essex, England, but Georgia Ensemble has moved the locale to near New Canaan, Connecticut. So there… Read full article: Theatre Review: 'Night Must Fall' at Geo...→

Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to revitalize homes for families in need - Atlanta INtown Paper

Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to revitalize homes for families in need - Atlanta INtown Paper

Right Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding families in unstable living conditions, has launched in Atlanta to support underserved communities, specifically Atlanta-based single mothers and their children. Founded by Courtney Stewart, the manager of Grammy-nominated artist Khalid, Right Hand Foundation provides single mothers and children long-term housing, educational programs and the tools necessary… Read full article: Nonprofit Right Hand Foundation aims to ...→

News Briefs: Building demolition halted again; tree protection ordinance; MARTA marks 40th birthday - Atlanta INtown Paper

News Briefs: Building demolition halted again; tree protection ordinance; MARTA marks 40th birthday - Atlanta INtown Paper

Demolition on a former recording studio space on Nassau Street in Downtown has been halted again after a judge issued a stop-work order until a hearing can be held on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. at Fulton County Superior Court. Downtown resident and preservation advocate Kyle Kessler took the legal action to stop the demolition… Read full article: News Briefs: Building demolition halted ...→

Google breaks ground on new offices in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

Google breaks ground on new offices in Midtown - Atlanta INtown Paper

A groundbreaking for Google’s new Midtown office was held on Oct. 28 as part of the tech company’s plan to invest $13 billion in offices and data centers across the United States. Expected to open in 2022, the new Midtown office will occupy five floors at the at 1105 West Peachtree building under development by… Read full article: Google breaks ground on new offices in M...→