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Theatre Review: ‘Eclipsed’ at Synchronicity | Atlanta INtown Theatre Review: ‘Eclipsed’ at Synchronicity
Many folks who care about fine theatre in Atlanta have heard about or seen Danai Gurira’s searing drama “Eclipsed,” running at Synchronicity Theatre, directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, through June 25. I know this because I attended last night’s sold-out performance; and even though the play’s run is finished after this weekend, attention must be paid.… The post Theatre ...
Atlanta INtown | June 23, 2017
Summer Arts Preview: 13 TV shows with LGBT tie-ins to keep you cool through August | Georgia Voice Summer Arts Preview: 13 TV shows with LGBT tie-ins to keep you cool through August
An Australian import. An Oprah original. A reality remake. “True Blood”-style shenanigans. And Kevin Arnold all grown up and playing gay. There’s not many similarities among the gayest shows we found hitting the air and streaming this summer, and that’s the way we like it. Now, let’s make your queue more queer. “Queen Sugar” Premiered […] The post Summer Arts Preview: 13...
Georgia Voice | June 23, 2017
Sunday’s ‘Standing Silence’ protest to reflect on issues of democracy, LGBT rights | Georgia Voice Sunday’s ‘Standing Silence’ protest to reflect on issues of democracy, LGBT rights
There is power in words. There is also power in silence. That’s the idea behind this Sunday’s “Standing Silence” protest in Atlanta, which will serve as a time to reflect up on and encourage awareness of a number of issues, including healthcare, a living wage and LGBT rights. “There have been lots of us who […] The post Sunday’s ‘Standing Silence’ protest to reflect on i...
Georgia Voice | June 23, 2017
Ryan Lee: Cuddling for sluts | Georgia Voice Ryan Lee: Cuddling for sluts
As someone whose relationship goals are focused on one-night stands rather than long-term monogamy, I’ve learned the importance of cuddling responsibly. When it comes to intimacy, I operate on an inverted sexual diamond, with first base equaling penetrative sex, hitting a double leading to oral, cuddling is third base and a home run would be […] The post Ryan Lee: Cuddling for sluts...
Georgia Voice | June 23, 2017
Atlanta Pride announces slate of LGBT organizations, activists as 2017 Pride grand marshals | Georgia Voice Atlanta Pride announces slate of LGBT organizations, activists as 2017 Pride grand marshals
Today, Atlanta Pride announced the grand marshals that will helm the Pride Parade this October. The eight individuals and organizations represent HIV/AIDS activists, Black Lives Matter, the Latinx and trans communities, family advocates and more. “We are excited to introduce this year’s slate of grand marshals,” Atlanta Pride Executive Director Jamie Fergerson said in a […] The post Atlan...
Georgia Voice | June 23, 2017
Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter sold, will close in August | Atlanta INtown Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter sold, will close in August
The controversial Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Downtown will close in August and the building sold to nonprofit community development organization, Central Atlanta Progress (CAP). CAP released a statement to the media about its purchase of the building but did not offer details on a purchase price or the future of the historic building at the… The post Peachtree-Pine homeless shelte...
Atlanta INtown | June 23, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 23 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 23
1. The Mississippi governor signed House Bill 1523 a year ago, and this week the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals made the so-called “religious freedom” bill law. Advocates are calling it “the worst anti-LGBT law in America.” 2. Take a look at how the US Department of Justice will commemorate Pride month for its LGBT […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know today,...
Georgia Voice | June 23, 2017
Bond hearing for man charged with murder of adoptive son | News Radio 1067 Bond hearing for man charged with murder of adoptive son
The man charged in the drowning death of his adoptive son will go before a judge for a bond hearing Friday morning. According to an arrest warrant, Leon Williams admitted to beating 10-year-old Kentae Williams with a belt, pouring hot water on his feet and holding him under water in a bathtub for 30 to […]
News Radio 1067 | June 23, 2017
Police: Shooting leaves man dead, 6 injured | News Radio 1067 Police: Shooting leaves man dead, 6 injured
Police said a “retaliatory shooting” left a man dead and six others injured early Friday morning. According to investigators, a hail of gunfire rang out at a home in the 1100 block of Osborne Street in southwest Atlanta. The shots hit a total of seven people inside the home. One victim, a man, died. Six […]
News Radio 1067 | June 23, 2017
Garth Brooks to play first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta INtown Garth Brooks to play first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is bringing Garth Brooks to Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 12,  for a special concert that will also feature Trisha Yearwood. The show will be the inaugural concert at the stadium, giving visitors their first taste of the arena as a concert venue. “Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz Stadium were to create… The post Garth Brooks to play first concert at Mercedes...
Atlanta INtown | June 22, 2017
‘Trigger Warning’ brings Atlanta, LGBT stories of violence, trauma to 7 Stages | Georgia Voice ‘Trigger Warning’ brings Atlanta, LGBT stories of violence, trauma to 7 Stages
On a typical day, Atlanta storytelling practice StoryMuse serves as a way to assist people in exploring their personal narratives. This weekend, however, it’s taking a different form. Eight Atlanta-area storytellers will take the stage to share their experiences of difficulty and trauma in the spoken show “Trigger Warning.” Some stories will be heavier, others […] The post ‘Trigger ...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
Groundbreaking held for big mixed-use project on the BeltLine | Atlanta INtown Groundbreaking held for big mixed-use project on the BeltLine
North American Properties (NAP) has broken broke ground on Edge, an $80 million mixed-use community in the Old Fourth Ward on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. According to a media release, Edge will be a “creative living community” on both sides of the Eastside Trail at DeKalb Avenue. The development will feature 29,000 square feet… The post Groundbreaking held for big m...
Atlanta INtown | June 22, 2017
DeVos won’t vouch for LGBT students under school voucher programs | Georgia Voice DeVos won’t vouch for LGBT students under school voucher programs
She hasn’t issued an Educational Degree No. 24, but US Department of Education Sec. Betsy DeVos is not a fan favorite in the LGBT community. Her consistent push to introduce school voucher programs is seen by many as discriminatory, as has her refusal to condemn private schools that discriminate against LGBT students. “Pressed by Democrats […] The post DeVos won’t vouch for LGBT stu...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for June 23 – July 6 | Georgia Voice LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for June 23 – July 6
Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25 The second annual Southwest Atlanta Pride includes an artist showcase at Gallery 992 on Friday night, a VIP Pride brunch at Greens & Gravy restaurant on Saturday morning and fun, games and prizes in Adair Park on Sunday afternoon, various locations, www.facebook.com/events/1831777627141010 Friday, June 23 The Atlanta Gay […] The post LGBT Atlanta̵...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
High Museum hosts largest Andy Warhol retrospective, featuring famous works, LGBT-themed pieces | Georgia Voice High Museum hosts largest Andy Warhol retrospective, featuring famous works, LGBT-themed pieces
Is it possible to go to a grocery store and not think of the “Campbell’s Soup Can” print in the soup aisle? Is it possible to look at the “Campbell’s Soup Can” on the wall of the High Museum this summer and not think about the effects the rise of consumerism had on the women’s […] The post High Museum hosts largest Andy Warhol retrospective, featuring famous works, LGBT-themed pieces appe...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
MODA welcomes ‘Designing Justice’ poster exhibit from Luba Lukova | Georgia Voice MODA welcomes ‘Designing Justice’ poster exhibit from Luba Lukova
Luba Lukova wanted to have a purpose to her paintings. “[Activism] is the purpose of art, of any genre of art, in a way. Not just to entertain, but to say something meaningful about our time and we know that anything is possible in art,” Lukova said. “You’ve spent so many years learning how to […] The post MODA welcomes ‘Designing Justice’ poster exhibit from Luba Lukova appea...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
Ashleigh Atwell: Pride, police and #NoJusticeNoPride | Georgia Voice Ashleigh Atwell: Pride, police and #NoJusticeNoPride
When most people get stopped by the police, the protocol is the smile, drum up some witty banter and, possibly, cleavage, so they can go about their business. For them, being pulled over is anywhere from a minor inconvenience to a pain in the ass. For Black people, it can be a matter of life […] The post Ashleigh Atwell: Pride, police and #NoJusticeNoPride appeared first on Georgia Voice ...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
Atlanta firefighters, city workers get pay increase in new budget | Atlanta INtown Atlanta firefighters, city workers get pay increase in new budget
The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a $648.6 million fiscal year 2018 budget during a special called meeting on June 21. The budget includes salary increases for firefighters and raises the city’s minimum wage to $13 per hour beginning July 1. The general fund is part of the city’s $2 billion operating budget for FY18.… The post Atlanta firefighters, city workers get pay increas...
Atlanta INtown | June 22, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 22 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 22
1. Two important pieces of research for y’all to take a look at this morning. According to the Public Religion Research Institute, about six in 10 Americans believes that transgender individuals, gays and lesbians are discriminated against (that same number also corresponds to the number of Americans who support same-sex marriage). And Gallup just found […] The post 5 LGBT things yo...
Georgia Voice | June 22, 2017
Gay Georgia author to release first literary work this fall | Georgia Voice Gay Georgia author to release first literary work this fall
Out Georgia author Mike McClelland’s gearing up for the release of his first literary work this fall, and he couldn’t be more excited. “Gay Zoo Day” is a collection of eight short tales that take mainstream-style stories and add a LGBT twist. “You’d have your typical kind of short story and add gay characters and […] The post Gay Georgia author to release first literary work this fall app...
Georgia Voice | June 21, 2017
Business Briefs: New retail coming to Intown and more | Atlanta INtown Business Briefs: New retail coming to Intown and more
Lionstone Investments has acquired the 25-story office tower at 271 17th Street in Atlantic Station. Built in 2009, the 541,789-square-foot building is home to companies such as BB&T, Sage Software, Womble Carlyle, The Ogilvy Group, Pandora Media, and Live Nation Worldwide, among others. Property management and leasing will be performed by Cushman Wakefield, led by… The post Business ...
Atlanta INtown | June 21, 2017
News Briefs: MARTA to operate streetcar; property assessments frozen; new city website | Atlanta INtown News Briefs: MARTA to operate streetcar; property assessments frozen; new city website
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has told 11Alive that MARTA will take over operations of the Atlanta Streetcar in Downtown at a date to be determined. Reed also pledged that the streetcar would expanded to connect with the Atlanta BeltLine and that the streetcar would eventually be free to ride.  The Fulton County Board of Commissioners… The post News Briefs: MARTA to operate streetcar; property...
Atlanta INtown | June 21, 2017
Healing Art: HealiUm Center brings community together | Atlanta INtown Healing Art: HealiUm Center brings community together
“The word HealiUm has a big red U, what do you think that symbolizes?” Jim Peera asked. “It signifies you; today is your day. It’s your day to be you.” Peera is the director and artist behind the local art collective HealiUm Center in Candler Park. He runs the organization with the help of his… The post Healing Art: HealiUm Center brings community together appeared first on Atlanta INtown...
Atlanta INtown | June 21, 2017
Beyond the Bridge: Protecting the beauty of the South River | Atlanta INtown Beyond the Bridge: Protecting the beauty of the South River
According to healthy river advocate Jackie Echols, most people only see Atlanta’s rivers from bridges. Echols wants to get people off the bridges and down to the banks with the creation of the South River Neighborhood Network. “Most don’t know the name of the creek in their backyard,” said Echols, who is president of the… The post Beyond the Bridge: Protecting the beauty of the South Rive...
Atlanta INtown | June 21, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 21 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 21
1. Rhode Island Teacher of the Year Nikos Giannopoulos became a household name when he posed “visibly gay” alongside President and First Lady Trump for a photo op. He explains his message to NPR. 2. Meet Jake Zyrus: a former “Glee” star who embraces his true identity as a man. 3. A gay version of […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 21 appeared f...
Georgia Voice | June 21, 2017
Analysis: Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges | Atlanta Tribune Analysis: Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges
By Erica Werner, Associated Press Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling “Obamacare.” And Democrats are looking almost incapable of translating the energy of their core supporters into actual election wins. Tuesday night’s outcome in a Georgia special House race was a triumph for the...
Atlanta Tribune | June 21, 2017
Mayor wants to turn Atlanta Streetcar over to MARTA | News Radio 1067 Mayor wants to turn Atlanta Streetcar over to MARTA
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants to turn over operations of the Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA. The Mayor said both sides agreed it is the right thing to do. The Streetcar operates on a 2.7-mile route and has been plagued with problems. Mayor Reed is aware of the safety issues, accidents, and low ridership, but said […]
News Radio 1067 | June 21, 2017
Anti-LGBT Karen Handel wins 6th District race | Georgia Voice Anti-LGBT Karen Handel wins 6th District race
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel pulled out a win against Democratic upstart Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in the most expensive House race in US history. Handel was up 52.4 percent to 47.6 percent with 83 percent of precincts reporting as of the latest figures, with Handel ahead by over 10,000 votes. Handel in […] The post Anti-LGBT Karen Handel wins 6th District race appeared firs...
Georgia Voice | June 20, 2017
Augusta, Southwest Atlanta Pride celebrations scheduled for the weekend | Georgia Voice Augusta, Southwest Atlanta Pride celebrations scheduled for the weekend
The big Atlanta Pride celebration isn’t until October, but you can still get your fill of Peach State Prides in June. Both the Augusta Pride and Southwest Atlanta Pride festivities take place this weekend. Southwest Atlanta Pride began in 2013, primarily for the in-town corridor neighborhoods like West End Historic district, Adair Park, Capitol View […] The post Augusta, Southwest Atlanta...
Georgia Voice | June 20, 2017
Atlanta City Council: Budget meeting; entertainment district; building permits | Atlanta INtown Atlanta City Council: Budget meeting; entertainment district; building permits
The Atlanta City Council has rescheduled its deliberation on the city’s proposed $2 billion operating budget and proposed $637 million general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to a special called meeting. The council will reconvene to approve a budget on Wednesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. in Council Chamber, Atlanta City Hall. For a complete… The post Atlanta City Council: Budget meeting; ente...
Atlanta INtown | June 20, 2017
Lineup announced for this year’s Music Midtown | Atlanta INtown Lineup announced for this year’s Music Midtown
Music Midtown has announced the lineup for the 2017 festival set for Sept. 16-17 in Piedmont Park. Headlining the event will be Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Future and blink-182. The weekend of music will also include sets by Wiz Khalifa, Weezer, Big Sean, HAIM, Young the Giant, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Tove Lo,… The post Lineup announced for this year’s Music Midtown appe...
Atlanta INtown | June 20, 2017
Tech Byte: Food Tech | Atlanta Tribune Tech Byte: Food Tech
Food Technology describes how technology can improve agriculture and food production, supply chain, distribution and consumption. It’s a rapidly-expanding field that has the potential to combat hunger and environmental issues, and with a new grant from the Economic Development Administration, Clark Atlanta University will soon be leading the city’s food tech innovation pack. The University rece...
Atlanta Tribune | June 20, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 20 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 20
1. Six people resigned from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS last week, claiming the Trump administration has no strategy in place to handle the ongoing HIV epidemic, and the administration looks to push forward legislation that would harm HIV-positive Americans. 2. The United States doesn’t offer mandatory parental leave, so it’s especially difficult for […] The ...
Georgia Voice | June 20, 2017
Voting information for 6th District Runoff | News Radio 1067 Voting information for 6th District Runoff
The much anticipated 6th Congressional District runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is Tuesday. Not every voter is eligible to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s runoff. Only those who live within the 6th Congressional District can vote. Click here to view a map of the district. While Early Voting has shown a […]
News Radio 1067 | June 20, 2017
GA’s 6th Congressional District runoff: Voting underway | News Radio 1067 GA’s 6th Congressional District runoff: Voting underway
Voting is underway for the much anticipated 6th Congressional District runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Either Handel will claim a seat that’s been in her party’s hands since 1979 or Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Voters in parts of Cobb, DeKalb […]
News Radio 1067 | June 20, 2017
Inmate Graduation Leads to Parole | News Radio 1067 Inmate Graduation Leads to Parole
( L-R, Caryl Deems, Deputy Director of the Parole Board’s Clemency Division; Geiger and Judy Ethridge, a parole investigator for the Parole Board.) A recent Georgia graduate earned more than a walk across the stage. State prison inmate Kenneth Geiger got a diploma and a parole in the same ceremony. Geiger completed Lee State Prison’s […]
News Radio 1067 | June 20, 2017
Break-in attempt at gun store in Lawrenceville | News Radio 1067 Break-in attempt at gun store in Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville police are looking for a suspect after someone drove a piece of construction equipment into a gun store early Tuesday in an attempt to rob the business. Officers told FOX 5 the incident happened at the Bulls-Eye Indoor Range and Gun Shop round 3:30 a.m. Police believe someone grabbed a backhoe from a nearby […]
News Radio 1067 | June 20, 2017
Turner Field trust fund, Philips Arena renovations dominate city council meeting | Atlanta INtown Turner Field trust fund, Philips Arena renovations dominate city council meeting
The Atlanta City Council was confronted by an overflow crowd of angry residents during its June 19 meeting as the body prepared to vote on creating a trust fund for the neighborhoods around Turner Field and financing bonds for renovations to Philips Arena. Residents from Summerhill, Peoplestown, Mechanicsville and Pittsburg were outraged when it was… The post Turner Field trust fund, Phil...
Atlanta INtown | June 19, 2017
Apartment tower to be built atop Peachtree Center parking garage | Atlanta INtown Apartment tower to be built atop Peachtree Center parking garage
The Invest Atlanta Board of Directors has passed a resolution approving the use of $9 million from the Eastside Tax Allocation District (TAD) for the development of a $90.5 million, 14-story, 302-unit residential tower at 161 Peachtree Center Avenue in Downtown. Sixty of the units, or 20 percent of the total units, will be set… The post Apartment tower to be built atop Peachtree Center pa...
Atlanta INtown | June 19, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 19 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 19
1. Vladimir Putin decided it’s his God-given duty to stop same-sex marriage so that more babies can be born. He’s also against gay adoption. 2. For the first time ever, Iceland selected a transwoman to be its Lady of the Mountain during the country’s annual national holiday. 3. Today, Human Rights Campaign asks the LGBT […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know today, ...
Georgia Voice | June 19, 2017
Everybody Eats: A Q&A with Jeff Graham | Atlanta INtown Everybody Eats: A Q&A with Jeff Graham
Welcome to the interview series where I discuss food with citizens of Atlanta who are prominent for non-food-related reasons. Let’s get to know our most high-profile residents a little more personally, shall we? For this installment, I spoke to Jeff Graham, Executive Director of the LGBT advocacy group Georgia Equality. How do you like your… The post Everybody Eats: A Q&A with Jeff G...
Atlanta INtown | June 19, 2017
Enter to win $4k with Red White and Win | News Radio 1067 Enter to win $4k with Red White and Win
As we head into the July 4th holiday, tell us what America means to you and you'll be entered for a chance to win $4,000 to help make your American Dream come true!
News Radio 1067 | June 19, 2017
TimmyDaddy: Dance like your daddy | Atlanta INtown TimmyDaddy: Dance like your daddy
Margo was about 3 or 4 when she had her first ballet recital. I knew enough to bring flowers, but I wasn’t quite prepared for all the ado. The scene was a jangle of nerves, wildly uncomfortable looking outfits and hair pulled back so tightly it gave me a migraine just looking at it. Then… The post TimmyDaddy: Dance like your daddy appeared first on Atlanta INtown Paper.
Atlanta INtown | June 18, 2017
City announces new on-street parking management program | Atlanta INtown City announces new on-street parking management program
SP Plus Corporation (SP+) has been selected to manage the City of Atlanta’s on-street parking program, which will be called ATLPlus. The municipal division of SP+ will provide parking enforcement, meter maintenance, collection and citation processing services. The new program replace the controversial PARKatlanta, which was criticized by residents and business owners for its heavy-handed…...
Atlanta INtown | June 18, 2017