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For the record Occasionally, my personal interests and a story we’re working on for INtown coincide. Such was the case in February when we decided to do our cover story on places to buy new and used vinyl records around the city. While most music lovers ditched their vinyl with the advent of CDs, MP3s and streaming, I kept mine. I also kept a turntable, because I appreciated the ceremony of removing a record from its sleeve, carefully placing it on the platter and the satisfying pop and crackle as the needle settled into place. On a chilly Friday morning, I set off for a day of record shopping with contributor and friend Julie Bloemeke, who is also a fan of vinyl. We managed to hit Wax ‘N’ Facts, Wuxtry and Decatur CD & Vinyl, vowing we weren’t going to buy very much, but at the end of the day we’d both spent nearly $100. It was worth it. I added some Peter Gabriel, Sade, Pretenders, Blondie, Swing Out Sister and Dionne Warwick to my collection, while Julie went for Neil Diamond, U2 and Prince. It was a fantastic afternoon of crate digging. If you turn to page 40, you’ll find a guide to a slew of Intown Collin Kelley shops that specialize in vinyl. My recommendation is to make a collin@atlantaintown- list of musicians or titles before you go, knowing that you will be sidetracked by all the other albums you didn’t know you wanted until you found them. If you’re in the market for a new turntable, many of the shops sell those, too. I highly recommend AudioTechnica. I bought my set up last year and it sounds fantastic. Enjoy your crate digging and let me know what treasures you find.


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Field of Dreams

Work underway on new sports complex for Grady High School By Clare S. Richie


or years, soccer, football, lacrosse, softball and baseball players who attend Henry W. Grady High School’s urban campus in Midtown have dealt with insufficient field space for practice and games. Relief is on the way as Atlanta Public Schools (APS) converts the former Walden Middle School site near the Downtown Connector in the Old Fourth Ward into an off-campus athletic complex for Grady High School Athletics. “I am very happy that Grady Athletics will have use of a brand new $7 million athletic center. The setting is gorgeous. The fields have one of Atlanta’s best skyline views. This is a valuable investment,” Ash Parker, Grady Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach said. The project is funded by the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) that voters approved in 2016 and is on schedule for August 2018 completion. The complex will feature a turf field shared by the Grady Knights football, soccer and lacrosse teams and a convertible field for softball and baseball practices and games. To improve upon playing baseball on a dirt infield, APS will build a clay pitching-mound each spring. “With a field closer to Grady, the team can spend more time practicing on the field and not stuck in traffic,” Grady Baseball Coach Darryl Farley said. “This will help us work on more skills and drills that will help us during games. I think we will have better support from the students, teachers and feeder schools because they will be able to attend our games.” Once completed, the complex will also contain a field house with locker rooms, restrooms, concessions, storage and office space. Other project amenities will include sidewalks, limited parking, fencing, lighting, scoreboards, dugouts and concrete pads and bleachers. As of early February, the contractor had demolished the building, poured concrete for the field house and graded the fields. “I love that we are moving towards equity in athletic facilities across the district and that Grady athletes will have some of the same facilities that other high school athletes enjoy. We realize that competition practices spaces are in limited supply in the midtown area. This project is moving rapidly towards completion and we anxiously await the day we can hit Knight Field this summer,” Grady Principal Betsy Bockman stated. Teams like Boys Soccer Junior Varsity team that now practice on a small grassy patch near the stadium will soon have the space to train like their opponents. “The Walden Complex will allow our Grady sports teams to spread out. We can hardly wait to have adequate training space so we can give our coaches and players the space they need and deserve,” said Paige Cucchi, Grady Boys Varsity Soccer.

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To truly make their mark on this facility two miles south of its main campus, Bockman has the authority to change the name. Current APS policy states that a principal may “name a room or designate some area on the school’s property in honor of an individual or group that has performed outstanding service to the school.” “I believe naming the field for the Grady Knights and/or the Grady Cluster would fall under this policy,” Erica Long APS Policy and Governance explained. Regardless of its name, excitement is building for the new complex to come on line next year, especially among older players and families. “As a senior I will not get the chance to ‘take the field’ on the new diamond but it still excites me knowing that Grady baseball will finally have a field that we can call home,” student Miles Pierre said. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Atlanta makes Top 10 list of cites with worst traffic Just as we all suspected, Atlanta not only has some of the worst traffic in the country, but the whole world. Atlanta appears twice on the latest INRIX Global Congestion Ranking list – at number 4 for most congested urban area in the U.S. and at number 8 for most congested city in the world. In the U.S. ranking, Atlanta has held the 4th spot for the last two years in a row, bested only by Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. In the global ranking, Atlanta holds the dubious honor with LA, Moscow, New York City, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Bogota, London, Paris and Miami. INRIX said Atlanta drivers spent 70 hours in traffic in 2017. – Collin Kelley

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‘Battle of Atlanta’ comes back to life A sneak peek at History Center’s cyclorama


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MEETINGS The Atlanta City Council meets March 5 and March 19 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. For agendas and more information, visit citycouncil.atlantaga. gov. NPU-E, which covers Midtown, Ansley Park, Home Park and Loring Heights, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree St. The Decatur City Commission meets in open session on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, at 7:30 p.m.

Central Atlanta Progress will hold its annual meeting on March 29, 7 a.m., at Georgia World Congress Center. More information at NEWS MARTA now has free Wi-Fi on all buses and trains, plus the transit agency has announced plans to replace 25 percent of its bus fleet over the next six years. MARTA will introduce 387 buses and 211 Mobility vans from now until 2024. Invest Atlanta has received $60 million in new markets tax credit from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide gap financing for economic development projects in low-income areas. Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker retired last month and First Deputy Chief Randall Slaughter is currently serving as Interim Fire Chief. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an ordinance that eliminates cash bonds to secure release from the detention center following an arrest for violation of city ordinances.

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A painting conservator works on the “Battle of Atlanta” cyclorama painting at Buckhead’s Atlanta History Center on Jan. 25. The museum plans to open the cyclorama exhibit this winter, but must first complete a major restoration of the painting.

By Evelyn Andrews In a gigantic room holding the 359-foot-long “Battle of Atlanta” cyclorama, workers perched along the 50-foot-high painting on lifts with paintbrushes and iPads. Using old photographs and state-of-theart technology, they are bringing the 130-year-old painting back to life. The historic cyclorama painting of the pivotal Civil War battle was moved to the Atlanta History Center from Grant Park last year and many visitors are eager to see it in its new home. Not many know that the cyclorama is already hanging on the circular wall of a massive new exhibit hall for the extensive restoration work that must be completed before public display. It’s painstaking work that has already pushed that grand opening back from this fall to sometime in this winter. But in an exclusive preview, it was easy to see why. Having recently finished removing varnish and poor repainting done in a previous restoration, the museum is gearing up to repaint the entire sky and pieces removed over the painting’s 130-year history, Gordon Jones, the museum’s senior military historian and curator, said during a Jan. 25 tour of the new cyclorama building. The museum’s main goal is to present the painting as it was originally intended, correcting several flaws in how it was presented in Grant Park since 1921, Jones said. “Nobody that is alive today will have seen the painting the way it was supposed to be seen,” Jones said. “The whole thing here is restore the original illusion, which was virtual reality of its time.” The painting was “hanging like a loose shower curtain,” in the Grant Park building, ruining the illusion, museum spokesperson Howard Pousner said during the tour. The painting, which was first displayed in Minnesota in 1886 and toured various states before ending up in Atlanta, is now pulled tight, and in an impressive display covers the circular walls of the enormous room built to hold the cyclorama. In the center of the room is a raised viewing platform where visitors will overlook a diorama installed at the base of painting. That diorama, consisting of 128 soldiers, will be a restored version of one created for the Grant Park cyclorama display, Jones said. Technicians working on the “Battle of Atlanta” so far have removed varnish and poor repainting done during the 1979 to 1982

restoration. They will next repaint the entire sky to remove the numerous fluffy clouds that were added in 1922 to cover damage and stains, but ruin the illusion, Jones said. “We feel like that is an essential part of restoring it to how it looked in 1886,” Jones said. Several inches cut off the top of the painting each time the painting was moved will also be repainted. The chunks that were removed from the bottom of the painting in the 1930s after the diorama dirt caused the painting to mold will not be replaced, but covered by the new diorama, Jones said. The experts are also using old pictures as guides to repaint two large pieces that were removed. One piece was removed after the collapse of the roof of an Edgewood Avenue building, where the painting was installed prior to its longtime Grant Park home. The second piece was removed when the painting would not fit in the Grant Park building, Jones said. A ring of lights that shine on the painting to simulate daylight and assist the illusion will also be used for “dramatic lighting” that will occur during a periodic show that will explain what is happening in the painting. The show will be similar to the show at Grant Park, but include fewer details and be much shorter, Jones said. Visitors will be able to go behind the painting and read information about the restoration process, Jones said. Other related exhibits will be installed in the cyclorama building, including a historic streetlamp that is part of African American history, advertisements for the cyclorama from when it first opened and exhibits detailing how art and propaganda work to influence how historic events are remembered. The “Texas,” a legendary locomotive dating to 1856, has been installed inside a glass enclosure in the museum’s new wing built along with the cyclorama building. The locomotive was previously a main fixture of Grant Park’s cyclorama exhibit for 88 years. The locomotive can be seen from the outside, but the exhibit has not opened yet. Once it does open, visitors will be able to climb onto the train and into the cab. The museum, at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, has been at work cleaning and restoring the painting since August 2017. It initially hoped to open the exhibit in the fall of this year, but has pushed that back to the winter, Pousner said. The museum raised $35 million to move and restore the painting, and has set aside $10 million of that for future restorations, which will constantly be needed, Jones said. “There will another restoration and another restoration after that. It will never be done. But hopefully what we do is extend its life and we pass this on to the next generation,” Jones said.

Countdown begins for Super Bowl in Atlanta next year With the Philadelphia Eagles soaring to victory in last month’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, the City of Atlanta was officially handed host responsibilities in a ceremony on Feb. 5 at the Mall of America. Super Bowl LIII will be played in Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Downtown. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attended the ceremony, along with members of the Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee, including Executive Director Carl Adkins and Chief Operating Officer Brett Daniels, as well as President of the Atlanta Sports Council and Super Bowl LIII Host Committee Board of Directors Dan Corso. Representing the City of Atlanta at the ceremony was Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

“We are officially on the clock for Super Bowl LIII and we couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to showcase Atlanta to the rest of world,” said Daniels. “We are already a full year into our planning process and know everyone will feel the incredible passion and pride of our city as we intend to put together the best Super Bowl experience ever.” The Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee introduced a video at the press conference titled, “We Are ATL,” featuring popular Atlanta musician, actor, philanthropist and devoted NFL fan, Ludacris. The video also included Atlanta residents in locations around the city describing what the words ATL mean to them. Watch the video below. Commissioner Goodell delivered a

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New renderings for Downtown redevelopment WRS, the South Carolina developer behind the revamp of Underground Atlanta, has released new renderings of the four-block redevelopment, including the area known as Kenny’s Alley – or Block 3 as it’s now known – at the southwest corner of Central and Alabama. Featuring more than 150,000 square feet of retail, office and communal areas, construction on Block 3 began in January and is expected to be complete in 12 to 14 months, according to a media release from WRS. Design and architectural improvements have started that include:

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■ The removal of the former Underground Atlanta food court along Central Avenue. This will open up the alley level to the street as shown in the above rendering. ■ WRS is opening up the “Exchange” building to Upper Alabama to provide more of an open-air connected corridor between Kenny’s Alley and Upper Alabama. ■ Replacement of all retail windows with modern/industrial office storefronts that will be customized based on tenant size. ■ Repair of the circa 1882 Block Candy Co. building at 86 Pryor, and replacement of its 1980’s storm windows with historically-accurate and energy efficient ones. ■ Removal of 1980’s “mall” touches like escalators and miscellaneous metal screening. ■ Repair and repainting of all façades, with addition(s) of street art and murals throughout. ■ Reworking of interior access so that it functions more like an office/ workshop space rather than a circuitous mall.

“It is important for us to modernize this footprint while restoring and keeping as much of the charm as we can of this iconic area,” explained Scott Smith, CEO of WRS, Inc. “We are investing a great deal in the structural safety of Block 3 while upgrading systems including all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. We are working to bring everything to current code including new windows, lighting and new water quality measures for future tenants and patrons.” Block 3 is also the permanent home of The Masquerade nightclub and concert venue as well as co-working space Post-Office.

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Each March, thousands of athletes test themselves at the Publix Georgia Marathon/ Half Marathon. This year, the Kyle Pease Foundation led by brothers Kyle and Brent Pease is proud to support 58 disabled athletes accompanied by more than 200 volunteers as they tackle the hilly course. “When I see each athlete cross the finish line with a smile on their face, that brings the greatest joy to me,” foundation co-founder Kyle Pease said. “Publix and the Atlanta Track Club have done a great job supporting inclusion. I’m proud to be a part of it.” Nowadays, more wheelchair athletes are competing in endurance events, individually or assisted, in part due to early role models like the Boston marathon father/son duo “Team Hoyt” and now the Pease brothers. Kyle grew up with spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, a neurological condition that creates a stiffness in muscles limiting his mobility. He has used a wheelchair since he was a young child. Family videos of Kyle, his twin Evan, and older brother Brent show a typical childhood of three brothers goofing around and playing sports. Big brother Brent was protective from an early age and made sure Kyle was included. “Brent always had that older brother mentality – he would always look out for me,” Kyle said. But as they grew older, Kyle couldn’t participate in certain sports, like baseball “the way everyone else played ball.” That all changed when the two “stumbled into the endurance world where you don’t have to change the rules. You just get to do it like everyone else does,” Brent said. After enjoying collegeinlife tooIntown much, Brent to get back into shape. Asadmittedly a specialized agent the areadecided since 1997, In a span of three years, he built from a 10K to a full Ironman. Kyle I would be honored to represent you in your watched in awe as his brother took on these new physical and mental tests. next realdoestate transaction. “Can people in wheelchairs an Ironman?” Kyle asked Brent after his first Ironman. “Brent answered ‘absolutely yes.’ Ever since then, we’ve been breaking down barriers.” The year 2011was transformative for the Pease brothers. In February, they entered their first race together, a small neighborhood 10K. In March, they completed the Publix Half Marathon. By April they finished their first triathlon. And in June they started a foundation. “The idea for the foundation came right after we did our first triathlon. I had an aha moment. I want to get other people involved to give them hope and a sense of purpose,” Kyle said. Kyle and Brent co-founded The Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) to provide assistance to meet the individual needs of disabled persons through sports. This is accomplished by providing scholarships, purchasing equipment, contributing to similarly purposed organizations and raising awareness through outreach. “My mom and dad surrounded me with sports growing up – I wanted to give that to other people,“ Kyle shared. At first, the brothers struggled to find other disabled athletes to join them, until they met Jake Vinson. His mother, Amy, approached Brent and Kyle after all three completed a 10K. “She came up to us after the race and said ‘this is incredible. I’ve been looking for something like this for my son. Tell me about it,’” Brent recalled. “We have a foundation. We can help.” At the 2012 Publix Half Marathon, a year after Kyle’s debut, Jay participated as the foundation’s first athlete in their first event. “Now, this is our largest event with 58 athletes and more than 200 volunteers,” Kyle said. Not only is the foundation growing in size, it may also expand its scope. “After (foundation athlete) Justin Knight, completed his first assisted Ironman, my assumption was that he would say he wanted to take on another race but instead he said ‘I At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Atlanta sculptor Julian Hoke Harris will be featured for the first time this year with an open house at new partner Cherrylion Studios, as well as being the topic of a lecture by Atlanta architectural historian Dr. Robert M. Craig. Other events celebrating the arts, which have historically contributed so much to Atlanta’s culture, include the Atlanta Ballet, the Museum of Contemporary Art and new partners the Carlos Museum and David Knox Photography. The Apex Museum, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Sweet Auburn Works, the Atlanta Daily World and new partner Constellations will combine to illustrate the revitalization of the Old Fourth Ward. Tours of the Balzer Theatre, the Healey Building and the Rialto Theatre will offer visitors a view of the revitalized Fairlie-Poplar Historic District. Events at the English Avenue School, the Herndon Home, the Hammond House, the Wren’s Nest and the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council tours will be among the assets showcased on the Westside. Returning popular events include historic cemeteries at Oakland, Southview, Sylvester Westview and Utoy, along with numerous churches and houses of worship. The fabulous Fox Theatre also returns this year, along with the Piedmont Driving Club, the Eastlake Golf Club and the Atlanta Woman’s Club. The Atlanta Preservation Center will again offer its Box City program for children, an open house and tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods. A new offering this year is the North AvenueGeorgia Tech Campus Tour. All events are free to the public, but reservations are required for some events. Visit for information.

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We spotted a guy at Dick’s Sporting Goods wearing a t-shirt that said, “I can’t. My kid has practice.” All I could do was nod as if to say, I know, dude, I so know. It was a dreary Sunday afternoon and our basketball season had ended the day before with a thud as Elliott’s team lost a playoff game they could have won. I can offer that critique because I was the coach. We hoped to soothe the burn a little by shopping our way into soccer season. We started off as a very focused group. Elliott’s friend Sebastian was with us and while they both already had cleats, they needed flats for the once-a-week indoor practices. I assisted the boys while Kristen helped Margo find some running shoes for an upcoming 5k. Then we switched. Then we switched back because according to Margo, Mommy is better at shoe shopping than me. Then I lost everyone. Kristen and Margo had moved on to the vast, athleisure wear department and the boys just disappeared. I was wondering why the mannequins in the golf section all have the physique of an MMA fighter when a sales associate asked if he could help me find anything. I said “My wife and kids?” He thought I was kidding. As we slipped into hour two of our Dick’s excursion I found the boys loudly shooting baskets on goals that had plastic lids over the rims. I corralled them to help me find Kristen and Margo and they pantsed a mannequin along the way. Eventually we made it to the register and even with all my coupons you’d think I bought a boat. There is a valid argument I should care less about the outcomes of youth recreation basketball games. Like most By Tim Sullivan coaches in the league, I do and I don’t. I’m not a hysterical sideline presence but the want for our players to have a positive experience is strong. When I played in the NY Catholic school league, basketball was on par with religion. I’ll never offer advice on who or what to pray to nowadays but if we’re talking the implementation of a one-three-one trap defense, I’m going to have some opinions. Nothing is more satisfying to me than seeing a kid score their first basket and if a give and go actually works, it’s euphoric. Maybe it’s just me. Margo scored her first basket of the season on a beautiful Tim Sullivan grew up jumper but the team lost their playoff game 8-2. It had been a in a large family in the Northeast and now lives tough campaign for the Lancers. Still, we had fun and all the girls improved. Margo may be filing a formal complaint with with his small family in Oakhurst. He can the league about the officiating though. At her level the refs be reached at tim@ “encourage” dribbling and sound defense but don’t call walks or fouls. Apparently she would prefer something a bit more draconian. Elliott’s squad, The Red Storm, had really hit their stride. We lost our first couple games and then finished the season winning five out of six. I liked our chances in the playoffs but in the first round we faced a stingy Raiders team that forced us into a shooting performance that had me checking to make sure there weren’t plastic lids over the rims… We lost in overtime and the season was over. None of us were ready for that. Elliott was our leading scorer but that didn’t matter to him. He wanted more basketball and I didn’t blame him. When we got home, Elliott immediately started shooting hoops in the driveway. It was raining but I joined him anyway. We just shot around, breaking down the game and eventually we moved on to talking about what we might look to do next year. Maybe the rain was something of a therapeutic balm because after an hour he was ready for a snack, a shower and for soccer season to begin. I’ll get there eventually.


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Sparrowhawk makes getting a tattoo like a day at the spa By Grace Huseth


hile some tattoo parlors can be grimy affairs, a trip to Sparrowhawk at Studioplex in Old Fourth Ward makes tattooing feel more like a day at the spa. The self-proclaimed intimate, feminist-inspired studio is an amalgamation of many different styles. The space stays bright with white walls, a fresh fig tree, fine art oil paintings and a comfy midcentury couch. Owner Amy Leavell Bransford, who also owns Aviary Beauty & Wellness Collective in Studioplex, used the help of interior designer Gavin Bernard and Atlanta based fiber artist Sonya Yong James to create macramé like partitions so tattoo tables have a private, but open feel. “The space has evolved into a gallery space where our clients are the canvas,” Bransford said. Sparrowhawk may attract women, but Bransford has found both men and women trust the space and the expertise of tattoo artist Cori James. There has been some cross-pollination of clients from Aviary, as well as clients who wish to support the female run shop and many who seek out James for her tattoo visions. Cori James has been tattooing in Atlanta since 2012 and is known for her own trademark technique: first she starts with a strong black outline, adds in black shading and then adds in color to make tattoos pop. This method allows for creative expression while a set process guarantees a tattoo that continues to look good years later. At Sparrowhawk, James tattoos by appointment only to ensure clients have time to curate the best design. Bransford met James at Aviary, while the artist was getting a facial. James voiced she was growing restless at a tattoo shop in the city and wished she could tattoo somewhere like Aviary that offered a more personal feel. There’s something about being in the chair that makes people open up. “When you are in a facial room, it’s very private and people share all sorts of aspects of what’s going on in their life,” Bransford said. “When you are in that environment you feel like the entire world passes through and you partly become a people connector.” As Bransford got tattoo business licenses for Sparrowhawk, she decided to get further licenses for other needle aesthetic services like microblading. She soon hired Juliana Ramus, who uses the microblading tattooing technique to create semi-permanent tattoos for flawless eyebrows. The former researcher in real estate finance was growing weary of corporate culture when she took a big leap into the world of microblading. “I knew I needed support and that I had so much to learn in this business because it works so differently than a big corporation,” Ramus said. “This was a huge risk, but I’m so glad I did it and now I do this full time.” Ramus clients range from those who are simply over tweezing to those who have alopecia or other hair loss concerns. One of her recent clients suffered from trichotillomania,

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a type of impulse control disorder that results in pulling out hair. Ramus was able to use the client’s blank canvas to create new eyebrows to frame her face. “Now she doesn’t have to worry about that stuff,” Ramus said. “It might seem insignificant to some people, but it’s been a huge part of her life.” Sparrowhawk is expecting a rise in microblading clients this season. Since summers in Atlanta are so hot, many women like to pare down their beauty routines to avoid melting makeup and microblading eyebrows takes one step out of the grooming process. “I’ve supported other women entrepreneurs at the Aviary, including people who are afraid to leave well established spas and go out on their own. It’s been gratifying to me, as a publicist who has gone into the beauty industry, to be part of that,” Bransford said. The studio plans to acquire include a few more tattoo artists this spring, but doesn’t expect a full staff to blossom any time soon. “One thing that I learned from Aviary is that it’s really important to wait for the right team and sometimes that takes some patience,” Bransford said. “It’s a bit like being in a band, working in a space this small with only four or five players, so you want to make sure everybody has a specific highlight.” Sparrowhawk is located in Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave., Unit G3. For more information, visit At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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A JW Marriott hotel will rise on part of the former Georgia Dome site adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Downtown, according to a report from Tomorrow’s News Today. The 1,000room hotel would also be adjacent to the upcoming Home Depot Backyard, a tailgating and event space, which will fill much of the old Dome site.


Portman Holdings has secured financing for its $150 million, 21-story state-ofthe-art office development in Midtown for healthcare provider, Anthem. PCCP contributed equity financing and SunTrust was the lead lender, while Regions also served as a lender for the project. Anthem Technology Center will offer 352,000 square feet at Technology Square and act as a hub for about 3,000 multi-disciplinary IT professionals. The John Portman & Associates designed project will also feature more than 14,000 square feet of terrace area for greenspace and 7,000 square feet of retail space. SunTrust Bank will also open a full service branch at the building.

New renderings of historic Pullman Yards in Kirkwood have been released by Atomic Entertainment, which plans to transform the century-old train yard into a mixed-use development with an emphasis on filmmaking. There will be a soundstage for movie projects, office space, a boutique hotel, food bazaar, townhomes, apartments and a large greenspace for film screenings and concerts. Permitting is underway now and Atomic Entertainment hopes to break ground on the $200 million project in June. Paces Properties has partnered with Austin-based Bunkhouse on the adaptive redevelopment of the Intown Suites property in Piedmont Heights at Cheshire Bridge Road. The 1960’s Mid-Century Modern hotel will feature 162 rooms and 48 commercial studios. The soon-to-be-named hotel will begin construction in the second quarter of 2018 with a projected opening in 2019. AT&T will vacate its 47-story Midtown tower and consolidate its workers in smaller office spaces in Midtown and Buckhead, according to a report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The building, located behind the Fox Theatre, is now being touted as a potential home for Amazon’s HQ2 headquarters. The office tower was originally constructed in 1982 for BellSouth and spurred the “Save the Fox” campaign when the historic theatre was threatened with demolition. Philips Arena will get a new name after the technology company announced it would not renew naming rights for the Downtown venue. According to Venues Today, the naming agreement will expire in June 2019. Philips has shifted its focus to residential lighting and healthcare technology, and indicated that the naming deal no longer fit with the brand. Kroger will introduce its new Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology at stores in Atlanta this year. The technology will allow customers to use a wireless handheld scanner or the Scan, Bag, Go app on their personal device to scan and bag products as they shop for a quicker, seamless checkout experience. The tech will also allow shoppers to view and download digital coupons, keep a running total of their order, and view the current week’s sales ad.

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One of Atlanta’s oldest gay bars, Burkhart’s, has closed following the revelation of racially charged social media posts by owner Palmer Marsh. Popular for its regular drag shows, most of the staff and drag performers quit following the revelation of the posts by Wussy magazine. An attempt to sell the bar fell through at the end of January. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will open its newest location in Buckhead this spring at 668 Miami Circle. Consignments are currently being accepted across all categories, which include fine art, fine jewelry, modern design, books and manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts and more. The City of Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative has announced its 2018-19 cohort of 15 entrepreneurs. The selected business owners will participate in a 15-month program designed to foster their growth and sustainability through business education, financial literacy, access to mentors and consultants, and peer-to-peer networking. The entrepreneurs include Terri-Nichelle Bradley of Brown Toy Boy; Jennifer Graham of Civic Dinner; Margaret Lee of Designstyles for LivN; Ellen Hunter of Impactive; Stefanie Jewitt of Activvely; Kelli F. Kelley

Shops Around Lenox in Buckhead is welcoming new retailers this spring and summer, including New York-based fitness company SoulCycle and healthy food concept Flower Child. Tootsies, a staple in Atlanta luxury fashion for 25 years, has moved to a new location at The Exchange, 3167 Peachtree Road, in Buckhead. The new 7,000 square foot space will offer an open floor plan allowing for new designers, trunk shows and enhanced event programming throughout the year. The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta has been named one of the best hotels in the world for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

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three years ago, he has seen a major increase in interest from prospective homebuyers in the small neighborhood. He reported that in the past year there have been several remodels and a couple of new constructions. Crick added that the BeltLine has been a transformative force for many neighborhoods around Atlanta and Berkeley Park is no exception. “The BeltLine is projected to run along the southern boundary of Berkeley Park,” he said, “and though it’ll probably be several years before it’s completed, many businesses – like Urban Tree Cidery – have made Berkeley Park their home in anticipation of the opportunity the BeltLine will bring.” He’s also looking forward to other developments and improvements in the area, Katherine Urquhart including the completion of Westside Park and the resurfacing of the Howell Mill corridor. “The addition of bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks will make Berkeley Park much more pedestrian friendly,” he said. “Every month I see new faces eager to take part in making their new community a better place,” Crick said. “I see Berkeley Park transforming from a beautiful, but often overlooked neighborhood, to a thriving urban village that combines the quaintness of a small neighborhood with the excitement of an urban lifestyle.” Urquhart reported that, overall, real estate in Westside and West Midtown is “going gangbusters. We listed a 100-year-old home in Howell Park that needed a lot of repair and restoration, and it sold for $60,000 over the asking price.” Hinote predicted that as more retail and restaurants come in and housing remains affordable, young professionals will flock to the area. “I think the proximity to Downtown, Midtown and the whole ‘cool factor’ of West Midtown is attracting true urban dwellers, from millennials to empty nesters who still Atlantic Yards crave the city vibe,” he said. There are specific hot spots that are bringing in homebuyers. “I think that West Highlands is very hot, especially with its proximity to Westside

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Westside’s newest interior design market feels more like an art gallery By Grace Huseth Thursday is Brandon Quigley’s favorite day at Upper Westside Interiors. During opening hours, the store manager is busy greeting guests and visiting dealer booths. In the evening, he and fellow interior designers take to Facebook live to chat about design tips between sips of wine. For him it’s a full day of everything that Upper Westside Interiors has to offer. With more than 80 dealers and 150 contributing artists, the former door and window manufacturing facility at the corner of Collier Road and Defoor Hills Road was transformed last summer into a spacious interiors, antiques and artists market. With so many unique pieces, whether art or antiques, it’s important to have a tour guide in someone like Quigley. The store manager is not a salesperson but a stylist seeking to help each customer identify designs that will best reflect the individual personality of a home. The dealer booths have recently been curated to look fresh for the new spring season. “We don’t put limitations on the dealers. We say, ‘Be creative, let your personality show in your booths. I don’t want anything typical or trendy. I want what makes you happy,’” Quigley said. When everything is marvelously displayed, it’s hard to notice all the delicious details throughout the showroom. A wall of fluffy pillows is a star attraction, and so is a large glass case displaying Art Deco jewelry beneath a bold steampunk chandelier. A wide center hallway is devoted to art of all kinds. This corridor gives off a museum feel, but breaks tradition by displaying an impressionist painting next to a mixed medium piece and above a metal installation. Furniture often includes elements of art, such as dealer Sittin’ Pretty who reupholsters chairs taking ideas from recent Vogue fashions, while artist Harry Tallman makes functional light fixtures from industrial components to turn cookie cutter desk lamps into conversation pieces. “The whole focus on this entire building is art and creativity. Even if someone just has interior design in mind, they are going to find a way to incorporate an artist,” Quigley said. If the art inside doesn’t draw a crowd, the mural on Upper Westside Interiors will. Commissioned by the building owner to coin the area Upper Westside, mural artist Daniel Flores was hired to create a 300-foot long design that combines the Atlanta skyline with a train to reflect the neighborhood’s transportation history. In an effort to promote art, Upper Westside Interiors has a full calendar of classes, workshops and events that take place in a special area called Creativity Station. “Apart from it being a store and art gallery, we want to focus on bringing people in to take classes on everything from furniture refinishing to teaching interior design classes,” Quigley said. Take a tip from Quigley: while he gravitates to Victorian and contemporary designs, he never lets himself be boxed into one style. Instead, a chosen color palate allows for a variety of designs, from antique to industrial accents, all within color continuity. When in doubt, tune into Quigley’s Thursday chats on Facebook for an instant dose of creativity. Industrial components are used to create new lighting Upper Westside Interiors is located fixtures for your desk or walls. at 2060 Defoor Hills Road. For more information, visit At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Buckhead Coalition touts apartment growth By Evelyn Andrews Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell is drawing attention to the growth of apartments in the neighborhood, saying they are a “two-edged” sword that can bring nearly as many problems as they do benefits. The coalition is touting the apartments in the neighborhood on the cover of this year’s Buckhead Guidebook, an annual publication by the coalition that gives a comprehensive look at the neighborhood. The cover of the book, which was distributed at the Buckhead Coalition’s annual meeting on Jan. 31, is a sprawling spreadsheet of 55 names of apartment buildings that have been proposed or constructed since 2012. “The multi-use buildings under construction in this region — enough to create a new skyline and surprise residents and visitors alike — has the economy all aglitter,” the coalition wrote in the book’s introduction. “Although we acknowledge impressive growth in Midtown, as well as real valueadded improvements in Downtown, Buckhead doesn’t take a back seat to any of our neighborhoods,” it continued. There were 12,000 apartment units when the Buckhead Coalition started keeping track in 2012, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell said. Since then, 17,114 apartment units have been built or proposed, with 1,741 of those units later taken off the


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drawing board. “Too much of a good thing may have to have some control, but we see it as a major part of Buckhead,” Massell said. “It needs to be included in the community as a part of the formula for what makes it great.” Massell predicted the continued growth of apartments in his 2016 “State of Buckhead” speech, in which he encouraged audience members to embrace the changes they bring, including an influx of millennials. The cover of the annual guidebook highlights a different trend in the community each year. Last year, it highlighted Buckhead’s entrepreneur community and “idea incubators” like Atlanta Tech Village. The 2016 cover highlighted millennials. Massell said that some people are critical of apartments because of their potential effects on the community, but said the apartments are already in Buckhead, so they must be accepted. “It’s not a question of if we can have them or if we should have them. They are already here. They are us,” said Massell, who spent 20 years in the real estate business before entering public office. But Massell acknowledged possible downsides to density. “They are correct that density does generate problems in any community. It generates more crime. It generates more traffic. It generates more pollution,” he said. City Councilmember Howard Shook introduced legislation last year to deal with worsening traffic issues caused in part by the apartment developments in the Peachtree Road corridor. The legislation would create an overlay district with new limits on parking spaces. But lack of density can be even worse, Massell said. It can generate poverty, deterioration of buildings and lack of business expansion, he said. That eventually can trickle down to not having enough people living there to generate enough property revenue to provide amenities. “It’s a two-edged sword, definitely. I’m not trying to deny that,” he said. Apartments also provide more opportunities to create more affordable housing in Buckhead, which currently does not have many affordable options, Massell said. Apartments also draw millennials who are more likely to ride bikes or transit and could help push for more transit expansion and other forms of alternative commuting, he said. “We’re looking at it from the view of, ‘Here’s what we have. How do we make the best of it?’ ” he said. Another change noted in the guidebook is that the estimated Buckhead population has surpassed the 90,000 mark. The guidebook, which includes data for the previous year, has data that estimates 2017’s population was 90,390. The 2016 population estimated in last year’s guidebook was 87,314. Meanwhile, Massell is working on the next major event that follows the annual meeting — his “State of Buckhead” address. The speech will continue the same theme of the annual meeting, which was uniting Atlanta politically, he said. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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s the population of Atlanta continues to grow, and new developments encroach upon neighboring forests, there are more and more risks to native wildlife. Cars, refuse, diminishing local plants that typically provide food and shelter, and the effects of pesticides all have a negative effect on the environment and its inhabitants. In an increasingly unwelcoming world, who is there to look out for the animals whose presence long predates condos and malls?

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wonderful, caring, dedicated team,” said Executive Director Scott Lange, who joined AWARE as a member of their board of directors in 2014. “I was an attorney who was looking for a way to help animals and get involved in the community.” Later, when the director stepped down, Julia Sparks, Sami Netherton and Tappy the Owl Lange filled the role as a AWARE, which stands for Atlanta temporary solution and ended up loving it Wild Animal Rescue Effort, is a center so much that he formally accepted the job. dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating One thing that the administrators, local animals. Located near Arabia caretakers, and volunteers all have in Mountain, the organization helps around common is a passion for saving and helping 2,000 orphaned and injured animals each wildlife. “Dedicated animal care volunteers year, and is the only center that accepts all are the folks who make AWARE work,” species of native Georgia wildlife. At any explained Lange. “They commit to weekly given time, the center is full of animals, five-hour shifts, receive training, and then including turtles, snakes, rats, opossums, deliver care for all our wild patients.” owls, hawks, pigeons, raccoons, ducks, Once a month, on the first Saturday, geese, squirrels, and even bobcats, wolves, AWARE hosts orientations for new and coyotes. AWARE’s passionate carers volunteers who are then trained on tending work long, hard hours maintaining the to various parts of the center, such as food property, tending to injuries, and make prep and cleaning. The center also is open every effort to prevent the animals from at 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for becoming too accustomed to humans and brief 30 to 45 minute visitations, and they therefore unreleasable back into the wild. host two major events each year: the Night “It is amazing to come to work Owl 5K on April 21 this year and a gala every day and be surrounded by such a

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and art auction called Wild Night Out which occurs in the fall. “As a nonprofit wildlife hospital, funding is always a challenge,” Lange continued. “Food and medicine for a coyote who needs months of intensive care can really add up.” Caring for a vast array of animals requires a multitude of supplies, food, and medicines. This is the case especially in ‘baby season,’ as they call it, which is a span of time that runs from Spring until Fall, when orphaned babies are brought into the center in spades. While many times the animals are truly abandoned and need help, there are some that are also mistakenly removed from their parents and natural habitats by well-intentioned rescuers. Public education is a big part of the work that the center does, though it is often behind the scenes. Misinformation about the wildlife around us leads to errors in judgement, and those who work at AWARE actively try to improve the community’s understanding about these creatures. “We have to find a way to educate the public,” said Sami Netherton, a wildlife care supervisor at the center. Originally volunteering at the center in the summer of 2016, she later accepted a permanent position near the start of 2017. Her bachelor’s in biology has served her immensely in caring for her wards, and it’s clear that she’s very passionate about the work, though she admits that “you are always learning… to the end of time.” Julia Sparks followed a similar path. Rather than coming from a background in biology, Sparks had gone to school for humanities. “I had not planned on being a vet,” Sparks explained, but began working at

AWARE because she was interested in the work. Sometimes, being a wildlife care specialist is a particularly unglamourous job, as all of the creatures in her care require cleaning, along with their enclosures, on a daily basis. But if you ask Sparks what it’s like? “It’s very exciting,” she said with a smile. So what can the public do to help AWARE in their selfless cause? Well, beyond offering your time and energy as a volunteer (“no prior experience needed!” assured Lange, who said interested parties should email volunteer@awarewildlife. org), the community can also contribute by attending the center’s fundraising events, contributing financially or purchasing items from AWARE’s Amazon Wish List, buying their promotional shirts designed by local artist Black Cat Tips, and informing friends and family about the center and their mission. For more information, visit

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The most dangerous thing you can do as a parent, or a teacher, is to pretend like something is not happening when it clearly is, especially when that thing will have consequences for the lives of your children or students. As the old saying goes, denial is not just a river in Egypt; it is a force in all of our lives. But, how do you talk about an issue like climate change, which is already occurring and will accelerate in the lifetimes of today’s young people, without scaring or depressing them? Father and climate journalist Jeff Goodell, a man whom I’ve known since he wrote “Big Coal” more than a decade ago, has some ideas that he offered to the parenting resource, Fatherly. I’d like to share some of them with you, along with stories from local teachers and school leaders. First, no age is too early to start talking about how the natural world is changing around us. As Jeff says: “It’s an ongoing conversation that one has throughout their lives; it starts out with talking about science – in the way that a three or four-year-old would understand it.” Animal stories about polar bears on the declining ice or birds that have to migrate are examples. In Jeff’s view, “Mother Nature is the greatest storyteller of all.” At Pace Academy in Atlanta, climate change is fully integrated into the K-12 student curriculum, according to Trish Anderson, director of the Isdell Center for Global Leadership. This program cultivates leadership capabilities among students by focusing on annual themes that range from climate, water and food to conservation and energy. Trish says that a core principle of the Global Leadership program is “advocacy for change within communities.” It is not just about service, but also developing “a mindset” of advocacy in relation to others. The key, she says, is to keep the students By Sally Bethea engaged in specific projects that underscore how they can make Sally Bethea is the a difference. retired executive direcLike Jeff, Trish believes that the fundamentals of science tor of Chattahoochee and faith in creativity are essential in order for young people to Riverkeeper and curgrasp what is happening in a world where the climate is rapidly rent board president of changing. Stories about what inventors, entrepreneurs and Chattahoochee Parks scientists have done in the past resonate more with kids than Conservancy whose the specifics of climate change. mission is to build a At a small, private school in Athens – where one student is community of support a climate refugee from Puerto Rico – Jesslyn Shields, a middle for the Chattahoochee school teacher, says that she regularly incorporates present-day River National Recreevents such as hurricanes, wildfires, coral bleaching and changes ation Area. in animal migration patterns into her lesson plans. A trained scientist, Jesslyn helps the students understand how scientists (with adequate resources) can quantitatively examine an issue like climate change, design studies and develop strategies and solutions. “The students seem to understand that it’s a now, not later, situation,” she says.

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Another common theme: Make sure that your children and students spend time outside: to have fun in nature, learn how the natural world is connected to our everyday lives, and develop a feeling of personal responsibility for its care. Provide opportunities for outdoor adventures. Let your kids get dirty and muck about in nature. Show them how streams connect to rivers and then the ocean, how trees and forests provide important services for all species, how and why birds migrate and more. Che Calix, a science teacher at The Paideia School who previously taught in a public school in East Point, says that it’s tough to get the climate change subject into public schools because “there is so much other material that must be taught.” Now at Paideia, he’s been “blown away” by the level of understanding and acceptance of climate change. Che says that the topic comes up “organically” with his middle school students and notes that he is careful to present information based on the students’ level of awareness and sophistication. “Dealing with change is what we as humans have to do,” says Jeff Goodell optimistically. For years, he has been working thoughtfully and strategically to raise his children to be tough, smart and resilient – to know that they are moving into a different world and to be ready for it. I have no doubt but that my grandchildren will live in a world that will be fundamentally different than the one I have experienced – that there will be social, food and water disruptions that we can only begin to imagine. I worry about how they will live and thrive and often contemplate what I can do (once they arrive in the coming years) to help them be strong, adaptable, compassionate and always hopeful.



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TAQUERIA DEL SOL ► 359 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 or (404) 377-7668 Memphis: chopped smoked pork with a spicy jalapeno cole slaw and tequila BBQ sauce ($2.69) Carnita: twice cooked tender pork with salsa frita, cilantro, and onions ($2.99) Brisket: shredded beef brisket with pico de gallo ($2.79) By Isadora Pennington


n 2016, Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos, and those numbers continue to rise. The simplicity, the tastiness and the variety of modifications can please even the pickiest of palates. My own taco love affair began with a small neighborhood restaurant called Pozole, which was tucked away behind the Dark Horse Tavern in Virginia-Highland. I called it my home for several years when I was working my way through school at Georgia State, first as a hostess and later as a server. Sadly, Pozole has since shuttered its doors, but I have great memories. And their $1 taco night pulled me through many a financially tight time. Now, the concept behind tacos is pretty

simple, and their origin is contentious, storied and not necessarily the most glamorous. While native cultures in both North and South America relied upon corn for a number of uses spanning the past millennia, and there is evidence that baked corn cakes were wrapped around fish and insects long before written history, it is commonly accepted that the tacos we know today can be traced most directly to an evolution of Mexican street food. Though the onset of colonialism and the impact of European and American tastes has undoubtedly taken tacos in a direction away from their cultural origins, the dish remains a staple of what we consider Mexican cuisine. In Atlanta, there are plenty of places to get a delicious taco, so for this month’s food feature, I checked out four of them.

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Ashley Auer Pastry Chef, Cooks & Soldiers

Do you use your own kitchen as a lab, or save experiments for the restaurant’s kitchen?


Most chefs might be a little ashamed to admit it, but I guarantee that after spending upwards of 80 hours a week of doing so for the love of the game, sometimes you just want someone else to cook for you. I spend a lot of my free time trying new restaurants and meeting fellow chefs. When I do cook for myself at home, it’s for personal comfort. My most favorite dish is a humble and hearty pot pie. The irresistible combination of flaky crust and silky gravy, full of meat and vegetables, just does something for my head and my heart. It reminds me of home. On using the kitchen versus home for experiments, it’s always at the restaurant. The rewards are greater.

Q: Do you ever make pastries for your dogs at home? A:

I have certainly considered pampering my pooches with home-baked goods, but in all reality, they will always prefer cat poop over any biscuit I could ever make them, so what’s the point?

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Q: Most people think pastry chefs just make dessert. What else to do they contribute? A:

I began my culinary career on the savory side of things – five years in the industry were spent slinging sandwiches, rolling burritos, and making far more salads than I want to ever relive. Those experiences are what constantly drive me to “be more than just a pastry chef.” Pastry chefs are often underestimated, and sometimes expected to just produce the desserts. However, we still come to work every day to the very same kitchen as our fellow savory cooks, and still observe everything that everyone is creating around us. In culinary school, if you want to study to be a pastry chef, you still must learn the savory stuff, too. The characteristic pastry chefs possess that contributes to the rest of the restaurant? My most simple answer would be patience, because following a recipe requires a lot of it.

Q: What’s the difference between how you

cook at home versus at work? Are there things you’d never cook for yourself at home?

Q: Kitchens are an intense atmosphere. What does your kitchen sound like? Is it deadly silent, does somebody pick a radio station or playlist, or do you just fling witty banter? A:

The sound of the kitchen depends on the time of the day; it goes through many different moods. The early morning is mostly silent, with my prep team working diligently together to start the day off on the right foot. When the cooks start to trickle in, the noise begins to grow with every story told of the crazy night before; then comes the witty banter. It is also understood that to efficiently tackle your tasks, you must be focused. Say hello to everyone, but carry on. Then comes the moment when the dining room begins to fill, and the line begins to hum with sizzling pans, crackling fire and the clinking of plating spoons. That is my most favorite moment of the day, my most favorite sounds. Sometimes I wonder if it’s what marching into battle might sound like, in its own way.

Q: Are aprons really a necessary thing? A lot of aprons look cool, but if your chef ’s jacket has enough pockets, is an apron just fashionable overkill? A:

Aprons are very necessary. Take it from me, a chef who works with flour and chocolate all day: you can only imagine how unattractive my presentation would be without it (think

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Q: Where do you get pastry inspiration? Do you study other restaurants or particular chefs, certain books or magazines? A:

In this world of intense social media and the need to show everyone, everywhere, what’s happening in your life, there’s a large pool of like-minded individuals that feed my creativity. I also have fellow pastry chefs here in Atlanta that I drool over from time to time; they know who they are. Most of what I do is self-taught. My own curiosity and desire to know everything bends the limitations of pastry, and keeps me thirsty for more information.


Where most would see boring, I see consistency and comfort. I value the “tale as old as time” desserts, the ones you can order in any restaurant anywhere, anytime, and it will be exactly what you’re looking for—even it’s not the most stellar version of itself. I will always choose a well-made cheesecake over anything chocolate. There’s just nothing else that compares By Megan Volpert to the rich, creamy flair of this classic, filled and topped with anything your heart desires. It also happens to be my favorite dessert to prepare.

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Q: Are you freaked out that some industry experts say there may be a worldwide absence of cacao plants sometime in the next few decades? What other flavors should chocolate-lovers look into?

Megan Volpert lives in Decatur, teaches in Roswell and writes books A: Yes, there will be an increase about popular culture. in demand over supply of the product, but no actual world-wide Q: Chocolate lava cake has been the extinction of it. It’s all a bunch of economics standard go-to for many boring moons now. What would you like to see it replaced with reserved for the professionals, but I do believe that this overindulgent world of ours would for your less adventurous diners? find a way to manufacture it, come hell or high water. I encourage others to consider using fruits and nuts (and even vegetables) as alternative flavors. It’s far more sustainable to be able to grow your own flavors in your own backyard, and so very good for the environment.

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The iconic tower of Ponce City Market is being transformed into a new lobby bar and event space called RFD Social, which is set to debut next month. Slater Hospitality – the owner/operator of Skyline Park, Nine Mile Station and Rooftop Terrace event space – began restoring the tower last fall and will unveil the new experiences to the public this March. Local design firm, ASD | SKY used Ponce City Market’s industrial roots to define the design palate for each level of RFD Social. Upon arriving from the freight elevator’s 10th floor entrance to The Roof at PCM, guests will now be welcomed by The Parlour, which will feature a full bar and lounge with 77 seats, vintage French chandeliers, bistrostyle tables, custom brown leather banquettes and a display of oldfashioned radios and photography. The Parlour will offer early century style games including bumper pool, tabletop shuffle board and an antique poker table. Open to the public during Skyline Park’s regular

hours, the expanded lobby area will also be available for private event bookings. The newly restored 11th floor will boast 3,970 square feet of private meeting and fully private event space called the Roebuck Room that can host 175 guests for a variety of gatherings including team building, training, off-site meetings and social events. The Roebuck Room houses both a small and large conference room, as well as a much larger flexible event room, and will feature vintage touches that celebrate the building’s history. “With RFD Social, we are hoping to preserve the vintage feel and history of the tower, while offering two new event and entertainment experiences for our guests

on the Roof,” said Mandy Slater, owner of Slater Hospitality. “This expansion has been a project of passion and dedication for our team and we look forward to unveiling the finished space next month.” The name “RFD Social” was inspired by Dinner Bell R.F.D. (Radio Farmer’s Democracy), a local radio show originally broadcasted from the tower’s 11th floor in the 1920s. Sears & Roebuck would air the show three days a week at noon, when rural farmers and housewives took a break from their day to gather around the table. At the start of each program, host and harmonist Dewey Burnett would ring a dinner bell, followed by a show full of farming and homemaking advice and music by local musicians of the time, from John Carson to the Wompus Cats. For more information on RFD Social’s progress, visit

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Castellucci Hospitality Group, – the team behind Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero and The Iberian Pig – has opened Recess at Krog Street Market in Inman Park. The food stall features a menu of mostly plant-based dishes including salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, toasts and vegetable sides, with a handful of optional meat, seafood and vegetable add-ons. Visit for more information.

Golden Kombucha creator Melanie Wade will open Cultured South, a kombucha bar and fermentation marketplace, on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail in the spring. Cultured South will offer fermented food and beverage products to taste and take home at a 6,000-square-foot warehouse space in the Lee + White development at 1038 White Street. Visit for more details. BRASH Coffee is now open inside the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, sharing space with Souper Jenny and the museum’s bookshop and gift store. Visit for more information. Phipps Plaza in Buckhead is getting new eateries including Grand Lux Café, Ecco, Genuine Pizza and Daniel Reed’s Public Kitchen and Bar. Chef Nick Leahy will open adjoining French-inspired concepts Aix restaurant and Tin Tin wine bar at the Stockyards development in West Midtown. Hop City Craft Beer & Wine has announced it will open a new location at the Lee + White development in West End this fall. The nearly 6,000 square foot location will include a second floor restaurant with an expansive deck. Visit for more details. Chef Ian Winslade and local restaurateur Jonathan Akly will open Mission + Market, serving up American cuisine and cocktails, inside the new Three Alliance Center building in Buckhead this month. For more information, visit

Five Daughters Bakery, a family-owned shop founded in Franklin, Tennessee, will open at Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall this spring. Daily made baked goods will include 100 layer doughnuts (a cross between a croissant and doughnut) and paleo doughnuts, which are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, and made with almond, coconut and tapioca flour. For more information, visit

The Atlanta Spring Food and Wine Crawl returns March 31 with visits to local restaurants and wine bars. Tickets are available via and cost $135 each, which includes transportation, food and wine.

The White Bull is expected to open this month on East Court Square in downtown Decatur. The menu will include seasonal dishes made from ingredients sourced from Georgia farmers and purveyors, including pastas made with flour milled at the restaurant. Visit for more information.

Brezza Cucina, Chef Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant and bar inside Ponce City Market, announces Waxman & Friends, a collaborative Sunday dinner series with a lineup of notable chefs from around the Southeast. At each dinner, Waxman and a guest chef will prepare a four-course, family-style meal, including wine pairings, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit selected by the guest chef. The inaugural collaborative dinner will be with Chef Steven Satterfield on Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Seats are $75 per person. For reservations, call (404) 724-9700.

“Urban food hall” Caravaca Market is now open in Midtown at 782 Peachtree St. featuring Harry Bake’s Café, Taste Bar, Wine & Charcuterie, Beer & Pizza and Provisions. For more information, visit

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Songs for Kids Food Fest will be held March 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Park Tavern in Midtown. The event brings together some of the area’s top restaurants/chefs (including DBA Barbecue, Wrecking Bar, St. Cecilia and Revival), with live music and entertainment to raise money for charity. Tickets are $45 for adults, $10 for children 16 and under. For tickets, visit Dad’s Garage Theatre Company will host its annual BaconFest fundraiser on March 31 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 569 Ezzard St. in the Old Fourth Ward. This year’s festival will feature a literal ton of bacon, wacky carnival games, booze, a silent auction and other surprises. Tickets start at $45. For more information, visit At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Put the Needle on the Record Music lovers flock to local shops as vinyl becomes hip again By Collin Kelley


f you thought vinyl records were musty and dusty old relics from your parents’ or grandparents’ generation, think again. Billboard magazine reports that nearly 15 million vinyl albums were sold in the U.S. alone during 2017. In the United Kingdom, vinyl is now outselling digital music downloads. Vinyl virtually disappeared in the 1990s as new albums were released on CD. In the last decade, vinyl has made a huge comeback as music fans discover the richer sounds, the large sleeve artwork and the simple satisfaction crackle and pop as a turntable needle drops on the record. Most new albums by major acts now get a vinyl release along with the CD and release on streaming services. Audiophiles and DJs kept vinyl on life support during the dark ages, and so did a handful of Atlanta record shops. Even as CDs, iTunes and Spotify became the go-to source for music, shops like Wax ‘N’ Facts and Wuxtry continued to buy, sell and trade used records to those who refused to part with their vinyl collections. The advent of Record Store Day in 2007 was another indicator that vinyl was making a comeback. Now, major and indie music labels release special and limited edition records that have music-lovers queuing up outside their favorite shop at the crack of dawn. Record Store Day returns on April 21 and you can see the list of releases at These shops are perfect for an afternoon of crate digging for old and new treasures.

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CRIMINAL RECORDS 1154-A Euclid Ave. The Little Five Points shop is a go-to not only for used vinyl, but new releases and Record Store Day limited editions. The shop also has a selection of CDs, cassette tapes (remember those?!), comics and other pop memorabilia. There’s also plenty of in-store events and music, so be sure to check out the shop’s website and Facebook page for details. WAX ‘N’ FACTS 432 Moreland Ave. The granddaddy of Atlanta records shops has been selling vinyl for more than 40 years and the Little Five Points store is packed to the brim with goodies. On a recent Friday afternoon visit, audiophiles were digging through the crates for everything from Neil Diamond and Dionne Warwick to Blondie and Heart. The shop caters to all tastes – from pop and jazz to hip-hop and country and most stops in between. There’s also a good selection of jazz reissues (Miles Davis, Nina Simone, John Coltrane), plus 45 rpms, CDs and rare releases.

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MOODS MUSIC 1131 Euclid Ave. This Little Five Points shop specializes in underground soul, hip-hop, jazz, dance and imports. With regular in-store appearances, movie nights and pop-up shops, Moods is popular with DJs and those looking for more a specialized experience. SUNBRIMMER RECORDS 4 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates In the heart of Avondale Estates, Sunbrimmer is buying, selling and trading vinyl, and if you love soul, R&B and jazz this is definitely the shop you want to visit. You’ll also find a good mix of other genres like classic rock, soundtracks and indie artists.

Photo by Julie Bloemeke Wax ‘N’ Facts in Little Five Points

ELLA GURU RECORD SHOP 2747 Lavista Road, Decatur The tiny, tidy shop deals mostly with used records, but they have very discerning taste. If you’re looking for some vintage David Bowie, John Lee Hooker, Charles Mingus, Black Flag and even Sonny and Cher, go check them out. Be sure to follow the shop on Instagram, too, where they regular post new arrivals in the store: @itstheblimp. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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DECATUR CD & VINYL 356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur The downtown Decatur shop has a great selection of new and used vinyl, including classic rock, reggae and jazz. If you have deep pockets, there’s some rare and collectible jazz (hello, original pressing of Miles Davis’ “Kinda Blue”) There’s also an extensive collection of CDs, cassette tapes and music-related DVDs. Another great spot for Record Store Day finds, too. WUXTRY 2096 N. Decatur Road, Decatur The original Wuxtry opened in downtown Athens in 1976. The Decatur outpost near Emory University opened two years later. The shop is small but literally packed to the ceiling with both new and used vinyl. There’s also an impressive back room full of jazz, R&B, classical and soundtracks. Whether you’re looking for a delux reissue of Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled album or a rare boxed-set of U2’s classic “The Joshua Tree,” Wuxtry has you covered. FANTASYLAND RECORDS 360 Pharr Road A Buckhead staple since 1976, Fantasyland sells new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, posters, stickers and music magazines. Specifically for the vinyl lover, there’s a big

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selection of 45s from the 50s to the 80s and used LPS in all genres. There’s also a large section of new vinyl and reissues. Plan to spend an afternoon here digging through the crates for a treasure or two.

Also Worth A Visit BOOK NOOK 3073 N. Druid Hills Road Best known for its selection of comics and used books, Book Nook also has an electic mix of vinyl records including lots of classic rock, country, jazz, and soundtracks. BEATLAB 464 Moreland Ave., Suite B This shop specializes in vinyl and equipment (turntables, mixers, amplifiers, drum machines) for DJs, producers, musicians and music lovers. For turntable owners, you can also get new needles and repairs. HALF-PRICE BOOKS 2165 N. Decatur Road, Decatur The selection is often hit or miss, but if you’re dropping in to sell some used books, take a moment to peruse the modest vinyl selection, which offers classic rock, R&B, soundtracks, jazz and classical.

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Meet the women who are making vital new music in Atlanta By Isadora Pennington When the president of the Recording Academy suggested during the recent Grammy Awards that womend needed to “step up” if they wanted more recognition, the backlash was fierce. The tonedeafness of the statement flew in the face of women topping the charts and forging their own careers on the international, national and local stage. Atlanta, for instance, has produced Indigo Girls, India.Arie, Janelle Monae and Jennifer Nettles to name just a few. Local stages are filled on a weekly basis by talented female musicians who are making their mark on the world. Here are three you should give a listen.

◄ CHANTAE CANN With an upbeat and soulful vibe, Cann’s work is a mix of neo-jazz, soul and R&B. “I call myself an ‘inspiration junkie’ because I can literally be inspired by the smallest thing,” explained Cann. “I’m also inspired by my own personal life lessons, so I do a lot of writing from that point of view. It is my continuous prayer that my listeners will feel encouraged, uplifted and empowered, mainly because I’ve known what it feels like to not feel that.” Cann has been singing since she was 5 years old, and was encouraged by her mother who was a music teacher at her school, and later she was inspired to break out of her shell by singing with a praise team at church. A diagnoses of Huntington’s Disease has given Cann a unique view of life and what it has to offer her as a musician. “I absolutely draw inspiration from what some may say is an ‘end all, be all’ situation, but such is not the case,” explained Cann, noting that a strong faith in God has helped her to maintain a sense of peace and direction in her life. “If anything, it has allowed me to become more intentional and deliberate in my mission, which has been extremely life changing, to say the least. Always follow your purpose, and know that everything you’ve had to endure is all for a higher cause and will be worth every last bit of it.” To hear Cann’s music and learn more about her story, visit

ADELAIDE TAI ► According to indie/folk/Americana musician Adelaide Tai, the time and place are right for women to create new music in the city. “Atlanta is a fabulous place to be making music. I’ve noticed an especially fun movement of women collaborating, sharing knowledge and stages with each other in Atlanta music and that feels good to be a part of.” Having grown up mixed race in the South in a strict religious community, Tai used her love of music and art as a means of communication. “I am such an introvert that I could easily become a hermit painting and hanging out with my chickens at home all of my days,” said Tai. “Music helps me go outside! I have to leave the house to play shows and it keeps me somewhat socialized. I couldn’t live without either.” Musically, Tai is inspired most by “girls with guitars,” and lists Patty Griffin, Feist, Sharon Van Etten and Valerie June as her current influences. Before putting words to chords, Tai wrote poetry, and it was thanks to a college boyfriend that she felt encouraged to add a melody. Together the two performed at bars and small venues around town, and after the relationship ended she taught herself guitar so that she could continue playing. In the years since, Tai has continued playing around town and she’s currently working on recording a solo album. While she is in the studio, she often references color palettes and visual aids as she develops her music. “There are things I can communicate through music that I can’t through painting,” she explained. “The opposite is true also of course.” Find out more at

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CELLI ▲ This quartet of talented cellists perform pieces that are mashups of classical music and other genres to create something altogether new. “We want rock music lovers to end up loving classical music, and classical music lovers to expand their horizons to R&B,” explained Erin Cassel Idnani. You may have seen them recently when they partnered up with Jermaine Dupri for the new Falcons video, playing four cellos atop Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Celli was formed thanks to one particularly influential cello instructor by the name of Martha Gerschefski with whom they all took lessons and got to know one another. “We found ourselves sitting near each other in the Savannah Philharmonic cello section and had such a wonderful time playing next to each other that we thought to try some chamber music together,” said Jessica Messere. All four members of Celli – Erin Cassel Idnani, Jessica Messere, Nan Kemberling and Mary Beth Bryant – run private tutoring studios outside of performing with the group. Highlights from their past shows include two TedX talks, many performances at Spivey Hall, which they generally refer to as their favorite place to play, and their crowning achievement of playing a six hour marathon to raise $10,000 for an organization called Peace of Thread. “They help give refugee women hope in this country, and being able to hand them a check with enough money to sponsor 10 women’s job training was a completely humbling experience,” said Idnani. “If we aren’t going use our gift of music to help the world, what is the point?” Celli continues to seek ways to give back to the community and connect classical music with other genres. Their next ‘Celli-thon,’ as they call it, will be a benefit for AWARE Wildlife on May 19. For more information on Celli’s upcoming schedule, visit atlantacelli. com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Summer Academy at UGA Summer Academy at UGA offers 54 camps this summer for teens and pre-teens (ages 11-17) who want to explore their dreams and do amazing things. Would your student like to design a video game, explore engineering, discover oceanography, build a robot, design fashions, or perform a mock surgery? We have an awesome camp just right for everyone! See the full list of summer camps at

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Parade, music and merriment on tap for St. Patrick’s Day Not only are there plenty of places to drink and make merry on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta, the city also boasts one of the oldest parades in the country. Put on your green and head out to one of these festive events. LEPRE*CON Presented by A Social Mess on Saturday, March 10, revelers are encouraged to put on their most outrageous green attire enjoy a booze-filled day at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., patrons can also rock the day away to live music and DJ performances and can nosh on local favorites including burgers, bowls, tacos, salads, sandwiches, fresh sushi and more. For tickets and details, visit

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ATLANTA ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE One of the oldest in the U.S. and the longest running event in Atlanta’s history, the 136th annual parade returns to Peachtree Street in Midtown on Saturday, March 17, at noon. The parade features dancers, musicians, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands and Irish and local dignitaries. The parade will step off at noon at 15th Street and make its way to 5th Street – rain or shine. For more details, visit FADÓ IRISH PUB The Buckhead pub will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on March 10 and 17. Fadó will close down Buckhead Avenue for live music and events, while the pub

offers a full brunch menu and traditional Irish fare. The outdoor party includes a full line-up of live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers, a food tent and multiple beer and cocktail stations. To see all the events happening at Fado and purchase tickets, visit GREEN MILE BLOCK PARTY The annual event will be held March 16 at 7 p.m. in Midtown with participating bars offering drink specials, Irish-themed good, party beads and more. Participating bars include Rí Rá Irish Pub, My Sister’s Room, Einstein’s, McCray’s Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s, RA Sushi and many more. Tickets are available at KEGS & EGGS Over in Virginia-Highland, the annual Kegs & Eggs will be held March 17 starting at 10 a.m. with brunch and drinks at Hand in Hand, Atkins Park, Diesel, American Roadhouse, Fontaine’s, Moe’s & Joe’s, Dark Horse, Neighbor’s Pub and Warren City Club. Tickets are available at SHAMROCK THE STATION The an all day music festival will be held March 17 in Atlantic Station’s Central Park. Presented by ALT 105.7, the lineup includes New Politics, The Glorious Sons, Dreamers and The Wrecks. Visit alt1057. for tickets.

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By Isadora Pennington It’s a rainy Saturday night in early February and the sidewalks of Little Five Points are teeming with pedestrians. One area in particular is busier than the others, with crowds nearly overflowing into the street for the opening night of The Gallery by Wish ATL. Excitement is in the air as visitors wait their turn to get inside and see the work of legendary street art photographer Martha Cooper. The Gallery is a new concept by Wish ATL, the popular streetwear and sneaker retailer which is located just steps away on Moreland Avenue. “The Gallery was an idea for an extension of our business to fully invest in the creatives within our community,” explained Julie Hogg, managing director of Wish ATL. The clientele that frequent the retailer are an inherently creative bunch, and those behind the scenes have been infusing art into their space through the use of store design and branding. “We wanted to give our store customer an outlet to see, touch, feel and learn about artists, both new and established, that are of interest to them,” said Hogg. When 42 Degrees South, a gift shop that featured tobacco accessories and glass art, recently shuttered its doors for good in 2017, the management team at Wish knew immediately that this was the time to strike. “When we learned of the space opening up, it was a natural decision,” Hogg continued. “We want our customers to flow freely between the store and gallery, attending events for both entities.” The Gallery’s new mananger and curator is a well-known name in the city’s art community: Monica Campana, executive director and co-founder of the Living Walls street art conference. “This would not have happened if they had not wanted to have a space to cater to their creative community,” Campana said of the management at Wish ATL. “Art is a big part of their DNA, and they were trying to see what that would look like.” Established in 2009, Living Walls has become an Atlanta institution, bringing national and even international attention to the city’s artists and community. “I feel very grateful that I have been able to develop relationships with really incredible artists over the past eight or nine years. That’s one of the aspects that I bring to the space,” she said. At the time, there were some exciting new art happenings in the city, with small galleries such as Beep Beep and Young Blood (which is now known as Young Blood Boutique and no longer offers a gallery) providing a much needed outlet for up and coming artists. “To see some of those spaces that meant so much to me and were such big staples go away, it kinda sucked,” Campana said. “Which is why I think this space is very exciting to me – to be able to bring something to this neighborhood.” These days there are a number of both established and new art spaces throughout the city, all of which serve a function within the community as hubs for artists and art lovers. Campana is excited to be able to aid and be a part of the local art scene with her contributions at The Gallery, bringing a highlight to Little Five Points specifically. While Campana has been a longtime supporter of the local art scene, she admits that at times she has felt underrepresented amidst the overwhelmingly caucasian crowds that who frequent art events in the city, and she aims to shake that up by featuring diverse artists and contentious subject matter touching on topics such as immigrants rights and the #MeToo movement. Since accepting the role of curator and gallery manager in October, Campana has been plotting and planning exhibitions throughout the coming year, and says she aims to have a new exhibition each month. There is plenty of room for growth within The Gallery, as Campana and the team at Wish ATL are actively defining the space and its role within the community as they go. “It is a brand new business that we are creating here, and that’s also what’s making it exciting. It is very new for all of us,” Campana explained. The Gallery by Wish is located at 453 Moreland Ave. and is open noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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The Daughter of the Regiment: When she receives new information about her identity, Marie, a spirited and charming tomboy, adopted and raised by a French army regiment, must decide whether to follow her place in society or follow her heart in The Atlanta Opera’s show presented at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Closes March 4. $35 to $131.

Your family’s most comprehensive online guide to arts and cultural entertainment Visit for more upcoming events. for his own business and hopefully a new life in this play by True Colors Theatre Company performed at Southwest Arts Center. Closes March 11. $20 to $35.

Designing a Playful City: If Atlanta is to be a great city in which to live, designing great places for children to play must become a top priority, and MODA’s exhibition explores design for play. Closes March 18. Free to $10.

Visual Arts Abstract Tendencies/Southernoids II: Symposium: HATHAWAY | Contemporary Gallery presents “Abstract Tendencies,” an exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings, and “Southernoids II: Symposium,” a solo exhibition by installation and sculpture artist Charity Harris. Closes March 17. Free. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt: The Carlos Museum presents “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt,” an exhibition featuring cats and lions (and even dogs and jackals) in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $8. Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will: This exhibition at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum is an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. Monday through Friday. Free. From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried & Selected Works: Hammonds House Museum presents this exhibit by Carrie Mae Weems that exposes how photography has played a key role throughout history in shaping and supporting racism, stereotyping and social injustice. Wednesday through Sunday. $5 to $7. Orchid Daze: Step into a warm, fragrant tropical oasis of flowers during Orchid Daze, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual orchid extravaganza. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $21.95. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

Healthyville: Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing. Thursday through Tuesday. $14.50. Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age: From furniture generated by algorithms to a “living” lampshade made of genetically modified cells, the work of pioneering Dutch designer Joris Laarman, on view at the High Museum, redefines the boundaries between art, science and technology. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $14.50. ¡NUEVOlution!: This major exhibition at the Atlanta History Center explores the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos. Open daily. Free to $21.50. OUMA Collects: Selections from Oglethorpe University Museum of Art: This inaugural exhibition highlights selected works from the permanent collection of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art that align with current course offerings. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $5. museum. The Atlanta Gallery Collective: This pop up gallery features works from ten of the city’s top art galleries and takes up residence on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. Daily. Free. The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940– 1975: This exhibition at Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library reconsiders postwar literature and the ways it mirrored, predicted, and remade the culture around it, with special focus on the influential group known as “the Beats.” Monday through Friday. Free.

Performing Arts King Hedley II: In 1980s inner city Pittsburgh King Hedley II is an ex-con peddling stolen refrigerators to save up

An Evening with the Eminent Maestro Edo De Waart: Violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the internationally renowned guest conductor Edo de Waart for a program of Russian masterpieces by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall. March 1 and 3. $32 to $97.

The Wizard of Oz: Celebrate America’s rich musical heritage at Center for Puppetry Arts as Dorothy travels down the Yellow Brick Road to find out why the Lion, the Tinman and the Strawman are all singing the Blues. March 6 through 18. $11.25 to $19.50. Blake Shelton: See country music star Blake Shelton with Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins at Philips Arena. March 8. $52 to $122. Celtic Woman: Visit the Fox Theatre to see Celtic Woman, a female vocal ensemble that performs a mix of Celtic, new age and adult contemporary music. March 9. $29 to $99. Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential: Following a smash hit first tour, Maks and Val, the hottest stars of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars are back with an all new spectacular show at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. March 25. $48.50 to $81.50.

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Atlanta Monetary Museum Ever wonder just what a million bucks looks like? Or a bar of gold? You can find out in Midtown, where Atlanta’s Federal Reserve Bank houses a museum of everything to do with money. Museum displays recount the history of money from barter to bills and the history of banking in America. The history also showcases rare coins and currency and provides a look inside the Fed’s cashprocessing operations, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted or shredded daily. Location: 1000 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309 Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Group tours are offered by appointment Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information:; click on “About the Fed,” then “Tours,” then “Atlanta Monetary Museum.”

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Jim Henson creations as well as displays highlighting the international history of puppetry. The center also offers regular puppet shows. Location: 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta 30309 Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. More information: 404-873-3391,

Michael C. Carlos Museum The Carlos Museum, located on Emory University’s campus, turns 100 next year, but its century barely compares to the antiquity of many of the items it houses. This museum provides a place to view some really old stuff: Egyptian mummies and coffins, Greek and Roman sculptures, Mayan carvings. The Carlos also hosts traveling shows, including one set to run until November on “divine felines,” cats in ancient Egypt. Location: 571 South Kilgo Cir., Atlanta 30322 (on the campus of Emory University) Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and university holidays. Tours are offered at 2 p.m. on Sundays, excluding major holidays. For more information: 404-727-4282,

Delta Flight Museum Up, up and away! The Delta Flight Museum occupies original 1940s-era Delta Air Lines hangars minutes from HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport. The museum, started in 1995, promises a chance to check out historic aircraft dating to the 1920s; to see the only full-motion flight simulator open to the public in the United States; and to learn the history of a company that started as a crop-dusting operation and grew into one of the world’s largest airlines.

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Atlanta Jewish Music Festival returns for ninth year The 9th annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF9) returns March 8 - 25 with a series of public and private performances at venues across the city. This year’s lineup includes Marc Cohn, Joshua Radin, Tsvey Brider, Beyond the Pale, Lola Marsh, Yemen Blues, Chana Rothman, Gershone & Flavia, Joe Alterman, Beth Schafer, ATL Collective and many more. Venues will include City Winery, Aisle 5, Congregation Bet Haverim, Ferst Center for the Arts, The Temple, Icebox, Temple Beth Tikvah, The Breman, Venkman’s, Temple Sinai, Alon’s Dunwoody, Industrious at Ponce City Market, Vista Yoga, Orpheus Brewery, Marcus Jewish Community Center, Music Room, Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Smith’s Olde Bar. There will also be a number of “private engagements” for students, faculty and families are various locations. A special podcast series, AJMCast, will showcase AJMF9 artists and their music with in-depth interviews every Wednesday through March 14. The complete schedule and tickets are available at At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Photo courtesy Amy Arno The staff of Springs Publishing, which produces Atlanta INtown, Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Senior Life, spent the morning of Feb. 1 volunteering at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. After a short orientation, the staff helped sort thousands of pounds of donated food for distribution to needy families and organizations around the city.

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda celebrated her 80th birthday in Atlanta hosting a party and fundraiser for her nonprofit GCAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential) at the Whitley Hotel in Buckhead. The event raised $1.3 million and featured musical performances by Carole King and James Taylor. In the photo, Fonda thanks GCAPP Board member Caroline Tucker, Celebration Patron Co-chair, and her husband Jeff Tucker for their longstanding support.

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COLDWELL BANKER DECATUR - Original brick with sunrm, covered porch, huge kitchen & butler’s pantry, add’l fin space with BR, flex rm and full bath above the detached parking. Excellent finishes! All certified Earthcraft homes. Outstanding floor plan. $1,125,000 FMLS: 5955783 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

DECATUR - Iris floorpan features sunrm, finished bsmt w/additional rms and full bath, large kitchen with breakfast area & butler’s pantry, beautiful master suite, 2 car garage and stand out finishes! 5Bed/5Bath $1,199,000 FMLS: 5955781 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

ST MARLO COUNTRY CLUB - Offers 2 story foyer, 2 story great room w/wall of windows overlooks golf course. Sep living room/study & banquet sized dining. Kitchen w/breakfast area/bar and keeping room w/ stone fireplace. 5Bed/4.5Bath $649,900 FMLS: 5932823 Helene DeLoach 404.210.6250

ANSLEY PARK - Updated and expanded home, granite kitchen with SS appliances open to family room w/built-ins. Sunroom is an ideal office space & guest suite w/full bath. Master boasts his & her closets and a Jacuzzi tub. 4Bed/4 Full Bath/2 Half Bath $957,500 FMLS: 5944112 Bru Krebs 404.984.0243

MORNINGSIDE - Beautifully maintained, ocular windows providing prism light shows, soaring central ceiling, the upper library leads to fireside Master Suite w/sitting room & great closets. Open LR, DR, FamRm, KeepingRm and Kitchen. 4Bed/3.5Bath $999,000 FMLS: 5963153 Sally Westmoreland 404.354.4845

GRANT BENTEEN PARK - This is the PARK II floorplan, one of three new homes on quiet dead end street. 4br/2.5ba w/screen porch, fabulous built ins, large walk in closets, appliance package, tons of energy savers! 4Bed/2.5Bath $419,900 FMLS: 5948930 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

GRANT BENTEEN PARK - This is the PARK II floorplan, one of three new homes on quiet dead end street. 4br/2.5ba w/screen porch, fabulous built ins, large walk in closets, appliance package, tons of energy savers! 4Bed/2.5Bath $419,900 FMLS: 5948925 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

NORTH DECATUR HEIGHTS - House built on 2 lots, 12 & 13, as per original plat plan. May be purchased and existing house may be renovated. Or house may be torn down for construction of new house. 3Bed/2Bath $499,000 FMLS: 5935558 Barney Hill 678.644.2784

STERLING ON THE LAKE - Luxurious open 2 story foyer, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, including bedroom on the main. Open kitchen w/granite, cream cabinets, huge island, double ovens. Living area has stone fireplace & built-in bookshelf. 5Bed/4Bath $414,000 FMLS: 5938514 Ann Finley 404.276.8290

AQUA - Corner unit with SE views to Stone Mountain. Private elevator, large open floor plan w/floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, Lutron automated blinds, Viking appliances and hi-end finishes & fixtures throughout. 2Bed/2Bath $525,000 FMLS: 5939549 Erin Fye 404.771.9822

GRANT BENTEEN PARK - Ready Spring 2018, this is the OHM floorpan, one of three new homes on quiet dead end street. 5br/3ba with screen porch, fabulous built ins, excellent appliance package, tons of energy savers. 5Bed/3Bath $399,900 FMLS: 5948934 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

DECATUR - Master on the main, bsmt w/stained concrete floors and media rm, large flex space and storage rm up, two car drive under garage, abundance of SF - The Edna floorpan has it all! 5Bed/6Bath $1,250,000 FMLS: 5955782 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

ASHFORD PARK - Great cozy home in Brookhaven, close to public transport. Great kitchen, nice living rooms, separate entrance from the kitchen, lots of closet spaces great for STORAGE. Beautiful backyard w/chimney & great swing. 2Bed/1Bath $350,000 FMLS: 5948249 Nanda Ragala 404.542.4988

COLONY PARK CITIHOMES II - This home has hardwoods throughout with a perfect walk out covered balcony. Granite and SS appliances in the kitchen, all appliances and washer/dryer remain with home. 2Bed/1Bath $280,000 FMLS: 5950456 Bru Krebs 404.984.0243

NISKEY LAKE - 3 car garage, HDWDS, tile flooring in kitchen and baths, separate living, dining, family, private bonus room over the garage and a sunroom overlooking the tranquilizing lake. 3Bed/3Bath $299,000 FMLS: 5950466 Lamar Golar 404.643.1888

EDGEWOOD - EarthCraft award winner, stylish and sophisticated detail, along with all of the high performance features providing greater comfort, indoor air quality, functionality and energy efficiency make this a truly unique offering. 4Bed/3Bath $650,000 FMLS: 5929695 Clarke Weeks 404.932.0391

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