1) America Elects Its First Black President continues at Wood Is Wonderful Gallery.
2) Dr. Jim Cobb discusses his new book chronicling Georgia's past at the Decatur Library.
3) Chattahoochee Nature Center hosts Flying Colors Butterfly Festival.
4) Have Heart, Verse and Fondation perform at the Drunken Unicorn.
5) Earth, Wind and Fire performs at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
(Image Joel Gresham)
1) Young Americans is on display at the High Museum.
2) Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes perform at Turner Field.
3) The Five Spot hosts Just Think!, a night of political exploration.
4) Unplugged in the Park continues at Piedmont Park.
5) Atkins Park Tavern hosts the Dave FM Sunset Live Concert Series.
(Photo © Sheila Pree Bright)
1) Chris Rock performs at the Fox Theatre.
2) Atlanta Contemporary Art Center presents Artist's Talks with Daniel Duford, Dave McKenzie and Susan Silton.
3) New Street Gallery hosts Vinyl Show.
4) Papa Grows Funk performs at Smith's Olde Bar.
5) Charles Frazier signs his new book, Thirteen Moons, at Eagle Eye Book Shop.
Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier returns to Atlanta to once again promote his follow-up novel, Thirteen Moons, which Curt Holman reviewed in advance of a previous appearance by Frazier. (I also reviewed the movie version of Cold Mountain.) Frazier will appear on Saturday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center as part of the "Gwinnet Reads" series.Here is Frazier discussing the pressure to follow up Cold Mountain
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Fans of Fannie Flagg know that there's no replacement for Southern humor. Now take that Southern humor, mix in some social change and add four irrepressible ladies, and you get North Carolinian Dawn Shamp's debut novel On Account of Conspicuous Women.
On Account of Conspicuous Women takes place in Roxboro, N.C., (Shamp's hometown) in 1920, and the author's four "conspicuous women" are more than conspicuous they're world changers. Fighting for their rights, their short haircuts and their suffrage in the time just before the 19th amendment was passed, Bertie, Ina, Guerine and Doodle are just the kind of inspiration we Southern women need in an election year.
Dawn Shamp will read and sign copies of her book at the (quaint and Southern) Fox Tale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m.
Todays Air Loaf features CLs Chanté LaGon and David Lee Simmons discussing author and Atlanta native Rob Kutner. The Emmy award winning writer will be in town to promote his new humor book Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times Into the Best of Times!.
Kutner will appear Saturday, July 12, at the Barnes and Noble at Perimeter Mall, and on Sunday, July 13, at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
Air Loaf is broadcast weekdays on 1690 WMLB-AM at approximately 8:10 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.
My Speakeasy interview with "The Daily Show" writer and Atlanta native Rob Kutner gets the extended-online-version treatment on our website for this week's issue, which includes a lot of funny/funnier stuff. Again Kutner will appear on Saturday, July 12, at the Barnes and Noble at Perimeter Mall and on Sunday, July 13, at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
Here's a favorite "online-only" back-and-forth that didn't make it in the print version:
According to Wikipedia, and Wikipedia is never wrong: The Westminster Schools is a private secondary school in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1951, Westminster has the largest endowment of any non-boarding secondary school in the United States. The schools expressed mission is to develop the whole person for college and for life through excellent education." You now work for "The Daily Show." Would you call yourself a riches-to-rags story, then?
Id say yes. All I can hope is that my story will inspire millions of would-be immigrants to give up and just stay in their country of origin.
And for those who are curious about Kutner's work with the Shushan Channel, here's a pee-in-pants promo for Jewno, their hilarious satire of Juno. Kudos for them to con J.K. Simmons (one of my fave character actors) into reprising his role as the dad.
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(Photo courtesy Rob Kutner)
1) The Swear performs at Andrews Upstairs.
2) Reflections of Culture continues at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
3) Alison Krauss and Robert Plant perform a sold-out show at Chastain Park Amphitheater.
4) Natalie Chanin discusses and signs Alabama Stitch Book at Whitespace Gallery.
5) Langhorne Slim & the War Eagles perform at the Earl.
(Photo Elizabeth Elkins)
1) Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory speaks on Sen. Barack Obama, health and more at Shrine of the Black Madonna.
2) Soul Asylum and Gin Blossoms perform at Chastain Park Amphitheater.
3) CL hosts a raging party for Best of Atlanta 2008 at Star Bar.
4) Vans Warped Tour comes to Lakewood Amphitheatre.
5) Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts Summer Coffeehouse Series Open-Mic Poetry Reading with Kodac Harrison.
(Photo courtesy Dick Gregory)
Savor the South: Farm to Table.
2) Black Angels perform at the Earl.
3) Iris Johansen discusses and signs Quicksand at Margaret Mitchell House & Museum.
4) Joan Armatrading performs at the Variety Playhouse.
5) Sarah Seabolt's Solo Exhibition continues at Gregg Irby Fine Art.
(Photo by Our Labor of Love for the Reynolds Group)
I wonder if Ariel and Maya's "game hosted by friends" was the Georgia Tech Band's…
Su ch a blessing!!!
Captured every detail, you'll have to come back on a clear night.
does he need the Z and the S?
love this story !!!
Evan is a very funny fella