Category: Arts & Entertainment

Photos: Atlanta History Center visitors learn history, make art for MLK Day

Visitors to the Atlanta History Center learned history and made art as they observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20. Among the programming at the museum on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead were Civil Rights-related art-making and immersive role-playing as the “Freedom Riders” who challenged segregated bus service in the 1960s. Photos by Phil...

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Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players to perform ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players will perform “The Glass Menagerie” in a run that begins Jan. 24 and continues through Feb. 16. The Tennessee Williams classic is about a young man, Tom, living with his controlling mother and introverted sister Laura, who lives in her own world of make-believe. Tickets are $34 ($31 seniors, $24 students). Performances are held at the Stage Door Playhouse, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. For more information, see...

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Local Martin Luther King Jr. Day tributes to be held Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the annual commemoration of the Civil Rights leader, arrives on Jan. 20. Events in Reporter Newspapers communities offer ways to mark the occasion. Atlanta History Center Community Day Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Performances, programs, and historical simulations that highlight contributions and stories of African Americans in Atlanta. Free. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Buckhead. Info: atlantahistorycenter.com. Brookhaven Dinner & Program Monday, Jan. 20, 5:30-7 p.m. The city of Brookhaven’s annual event and dinner, featuring former Federal Reserve Bank executive James Brown Sr. and National Football League referee Barry...

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Atlanta History Center exhibit to look at ‘Jim Crow’ segregation era

A touring exhibit about the “Jim Crow” era of racial segregation will come to the Atlanta History Center on Jan. 18. “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” exhibit explores the African American struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War, featuring historical artifacts, art, photographs and other visuals. The exhibit was created by the New York Historical Society in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and will be expanded with locally relevant materials from the collections of local museums. The exhibit will remain...

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‘Men Are from Mars…’ comedy to play City Springs

The comedy show “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Live!” comes to City Springs on Jan. 18. The Off-Broadway hit is based on John Gray’s bestselling book about romantic relationships between men and women. The one-man show stars Amadeo Fusca or Ryan Drummond on various appearances. The show runs 4 and 8 p.m. at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. Tickets are $60. For more information, see...

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Muhammad Ali documentary to show at Atlanta History Center

A new documentary film about Atlanta leaders’ role in bringing Muhammad Ali back into the boxing ring will screen Jan. 17 at the Atlanta History Center. “Ali’s Comeback” looks at a historic moment in Ali’s career in 1970. He was finishing a ban from professional boxing due to a conviction for evading the draft for the Vietnam war after his religious objection application was denied. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned his conviction. The film screening is scheduled to be accompanied by a panel discussion, with participants to be announced. The film will screen at 7:30 p.m. and tickets...

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Year-long celebration of Dunwoody’s Donaldson-Bannister Farm’s 150th anniversary kicks off Jan. 26

A year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Dunwoody’s Donaldson-Bannister Farm kicks off Jan. 26 with a “Champagne Concert” in the historic farmhouse including cake, classical music and a champagne toast. The concert will be held 1-4 p.m. at the farm at 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. Tickets are limited to 50 people and cost $25 for Dunwoody Preservation Trust members and $35 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made by visiting dunwoodypreservationtrust.org. The farm is a public park owned by the city of Dunwoody and managed by the nonprofit Dunwoody Preservation Trust. On March 1, the trust will host an “Afternoon...

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Sandy Springs’ Abernathy Arts Center to host regional juried exhibit

A Southeast regional art show will open Jan. 17 at the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs. “Sights & Insights” is a juried show presented by the Fulton County Arts & Culture program and the Dunwoody Fine Art Association. The exhibit will run through Feb. 28. An opening reception is scheduled for Jan. 25 and a gallery talk on Feb. 1, both 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free and the artworks will be on sale. The arts center is located at 254 Johnson Ferry Road N.W. For more information, call 404-613-6172 or see the arts center’s website...

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Young Sandy Springs cousins win the right to sing at Carnegie Hall

What does it feel like for a singer to step onto the stage to perform in Carnegie Hall? Two young cousins from Sandy Springs set foot in the historic New York City venue for the first time to do just that in mid-December. Phoebe Rose Claeys, 8, and Sarah Serena Thompson, 12, were winners in the 2019 American Protégé International Vocal Competition. Winners in the competition won the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall. Claeys admitted to being a little frightened at first as she looked out at all the people in the iconic recital hall. “But once I...

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Oglethorpe museum to host Mississippi photography exhibit

An exhibit of travel photography by Atlanta resident Jane Robbins Kerr will open Jan. 10 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Brookhaven. Kerr has traveled the world, photographing people and places, according to the museum. The exhibit will continue through March 1. Admission to the exhibit is $5. The museum is located in the university’s Lowry Hall, third floor, 4484 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. For more information, see...

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Local bestselling author joins trio in historical adventure novel: Q&A with Karen White

Karen White is a bestselling author in her own right in the mystery and Southern women’s fiction genres. And the Milton resident is part of a trio of authors – along with Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig – who have co-written the bestselling historical adventure novels “The Glass Ocean” and “The Forgotten Room.” The novel-writing team is back together for “All the Ways We Said Goodbye,” a romantic drama about three different women’s adventures at the Ritz Paris hotel during both world wars and the 1960s. While Williams and Willig live in the Northeast, all three authors will visit...

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