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Contents October 2019

The Neighborhood

Editorial Collin Kelley INtown Editor collin@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 102

6 } Howard Middle School 7 } Carstarphen Out At APS 8 } Westside Park 10 } Population Growth 10 } Pet Pick 12 } A Look Back 13 } TimmyDaddy 14 } Dragon Con Parade

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School board bungles Carstarphen’s ouster The Atlanta School Board’s handling of Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s ouster has been – in a word – disastrous. This is the kind of bungle that cause parents and voters in general to lose confidence in its elected officials. It’s clear that Carstarphen was a polarizing figure: she was beloved by many students, parents and community leaders for her efforts to repair the school system’s tattered reputation after the standardized test cheating scandal. Her no-nonsense approach reportedly rubbed some of her colleagues the wrong way, and maybe some of the school board members, too, who didn’t like that she was the very public “face” of Atlanta Public Schools. Teachers and administrators were vocally unhappy about Carstarphen’s move to use private charter companies to turnaround six of the system’s low-performing schools. The school board decided in July that they weren’t going to extend Carstarphen’s contract, but rather than make it public, they decided to wait until September, according to Chairman Jason Esteves, as not to disrupt the start of the new school year. It also gave the board time to hire a public relations firm to deal with the fallout they obviously knew was on the way. The board held a questionable executive session to discuss Collin Kelley a “personnel matter” at its September meeting, emerging to collin@atlantaintownannounce it had decided not to renew Carstarphen’s contract paper.com beyond the 2019-20 school term. If the board had already made its decision over the summer, this meeting, on its face, feels like a sham. Initially, Esteves wouldn’t say which members voted not to renew the superintendent’s contract and only after pressing by local media was that revealed. When the board members who voted against renewal finally did speak up, they gave no concrete reasons. What seemed to bubble to the surface is that a new “vision plan” for Atlanta Public Schools is in the works and the board wants a superintendent who will follow that vision. It calls into question just how much autonomy the new superintendent will have and stokes fear of micromanaging at the board level. I’ve covered local governments for 30 years and I can tell you, that will end in tears. With graduation rates up 18 percent and vastly improved Milestone test scores, Carstarphen has righted the sinking ship that was APS in 2014. Who will guide the system next might be in for rougher waters (see related story page 7).

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The Neighborhood News & Features

Howard Middle Milestone

Topping out ceremony marks construction progress at resurrected school By Clare S. Richie

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midst cheers and tears, alumni of the former David T. Howard High School recently joined with future students of the nearly refurbished middle school to celebrate a construction milestone at the Old Fourth Ward school campus. “This means a lot to us as alumni. This is a day we’ve been waiting for,” David T. Howard High School Alumni Association President, Gloria B. Williams said. The $52 million renovation and expansion will put students back into Martin Luther King Jr.’s alma mater more than four decades after it closed. “It’s going to be amazing,” a Hope-Hill Elementary School fifth grader said. She will attend Howard Middle School along with her Grady Cluster sixth-to-eighth grade peers in August 2020. The topping off ceremony commemorates the placement of the highest beam of the building. All attendees, such as, alumni, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, school board members, city council members and construction workers, were invited to sign the beam. “I cannot believe this is happening. I remember standing in the soccer field four years ago with the alumni. The school was dilapidated and closed-up. I knew it was perfect.” Carstarphen said. Thanks to the alumni, Grady Cluster, school board, taxpayers and many more – the historic school will be brought back. Howard High produced prominent graduates, including Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson; NBA star and basketball hall of famer, Walt “Clyde” Frazier; and the only U.S. woman to win gold in the 1956 Olympics, high jumper, Mildred McDaniel Singleton. “I’m honored next year to be the Howard Middle School principal,” Current Inman Middle School Principal Maxwell said. He praised the Parrish Construction Group workers for their skills. “It was the same kind of skill and hard work that allowed David T. Howard, a man born into slavery, to donate the land on which this school stands. It seemed this gift of land to educate children was destined to continue making history,” Maxwell said. He concluded with Dr. Maxwell and future 7th and 8th grade students. another inspirational (Photo by Clare S. Richie) story. “The front of this building was supposed to be built 70 years ago and although it was designed by architects, it didn’t’ happen because of the realities of racism. You, with your skill and commitment are righting that wrong for the benefit of an incredibly diverse student body who’ll reap the benefits of sacrifice of the past and innovation in the present.”

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Future students and alumni sign a beam at the topping out ceremony (Photo by Clare S. Richie) At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Carstarphen out as APS superintendent

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The search is on for a new superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools after the board of education voted not to renew Meria Carstarphen’s contract on Sept. 9. The Atlanta Board of Education said it will conduct a nationwide search for a new superintendent, but the decision to oust Carstarphen, and the way it was handled, has brought mixed reactions from the community. Many parents were dismayed at the decision, while the Atlanta Federation of Teachers applauded the decision, since it had been unhappy with the superintendent’s “privatization” of APS by outsourcing the daily operations of six schools to charter groups. However, her tenure was championed by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former mayors Shirley Franklin and Andrew Young and Meria Carstarphen the Buckhead Coalition. Atlanta School Board Chairman Jason Esteves did say how many board members were against renewing her contract, despite being confronted by parents about who was for and against the renewal. Local watchdog group Concerned Citizens for Effective Government has filed a complaint with the Georgia Attorney General’s office stating the school board violated the opening meetings act when it failed to make public the vote on renewing Carstarphen’s contract. Esteves said the school board had actually decided in July not renew Carstarphen’s contract but delayed making it public so as not to disrupt the start of the new school year. The exact reasons for the board’s decision are still unclear, with Esteves and board members declining to go into details with local media. Carstarphen said during a press call on Sept. 12 she wasn’t given a specific reason. The school board has retained a public relations firm to deal with the fallout from its decision not renew Carstarphen’s contract. Carstarphen responded to the board’s decision via her blog: “As I have expressed throughout the community for the past few months, I had a sincere desire for a contract extension so that our team and I could complete the vision and charge I was hired to achieve for the benefit of Atlanta’s children: Rebuild trust and restore pride in Atlanta Public Schools and position it for the future, especially after the largest cheating scandal in the history of public education.” Esteves said he hoped Carstarphen would remain on the job until her contract expires on June 30, 2020. Shortly after the announcement that her contract wasn’t extended, Carstarphen’s name was floated as a possibility to become the superintendent of DeKalb County Schools. Carstarphen said during the press call that she would remain focused on APS but would not discuss her future. Carstarphen, who was hired in 2014, has been both praised and vilified for her work to turn around Atlanta Public Schools in the wake of the standardized test cheating scandal. Her reputation as a no-nonsense leader has been well documented in Atlanta and in her previous superintendent postings in Austin, TX and St. Paul, MN. She was also the system’s biggest cheerleader, regularly making appearances at schools, hosting events and meeting with the media. In August, APS trumpeted improved Milestone testing scores and graduation statistics and Carstarphen celebrated the topping out of the soon-to-open Howard Middle School in the Old Fourth Ward. Principal and teacher turnover rate also stabilized under her tenure, and she persevered through an extended fight with the City of Atlanta to have old school property returned to APS.

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Greenspace Grant

Blank Foundation gives $17.5 million for Westside Park development

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The East Atlanta Library, located at 400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, will close to the public on Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. to begin extensive renovation work. The closing is part of a two-year effort to redesign and modernize 23 of Fulton County’s 34 libraries. Upgrades will include new HVAC systems, roofing, upgraded technology, improved layouts, new shelving, study rooms, ADA accessible restrooms, and more. Construction is expected to take approximately six months to complete. The Atlanta City Council approved legislation to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation up to $2.67 million to continue construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Innovation Corridor Project. The project spans approximately 7.2 miles from Northside Drive to Fulton Industrial Boulevard and aims to make the MLK Jr. Drive corridor more pedestrian and bike friendly with improved access to the Atlanta Beltline and MARTA bus service. As part of the ongoing tower construction project, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital has deeded almost an acre of land to the city to widen Collier Road at Peachtree Road in order to improve traffic flow. The work, coming at a cost of $3.6 million, which is being funded by Piedmont, is underway and is expected to be complete early next year. Some closures are expected during construction.

Uber has pulled its red electric JUMP bikes out of Atlanta as the city continues to weigh options on regulating dockless devices. Uber’s fleet of electric scooters are still available for rent.

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By Collin Kelley The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a $17.5 million grant to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to support development of Westside Park on the Atlanta BeltLine. With the first phase anticipated to open next year, Westside Park will eventually become the largest greenspace in the city, spanning approximately 280 acres when complete. The former Bellwood Quarry will be turned into a city reservoir that will hold 2.4 billion gallons of water. Joining the city’s $26.5 million investment in the first phase Westside Park, the Blank Foundation’s grant will enhance public access, neighborhood connectivity, and long-term sustainability of approximately 50 acres of the 280-acre greenspace. The grant is also the lead gift in the BeltLine Partnership’s forthcoming expanded capital campaign, and will build on the $4.1 million raised to date to support the creation of Atlanta BeltLine Interim Trails, including the recently opened 4.5 mile Southside Interim Trail. The Partnership’s proposed campaign, combined with public and other identified sources of funding, will activate five shovelready parks and trails and the continued creation of interim trails to open more of the BeltLine as quickly as possible. Working with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation, plans include creating greenspace along the Westside Trail at Enota Park, completing trail segments on the Northeast and Southside Trails, and working with the PATH Foundation to link downtown Atlanta to Westside Park — in addition to efforts to activate the first phase of Westside Park. “The Foundation’s Westside Park grant is the latest in the Blank family’s longstanding commitment to investing in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods, and in parks and greenspaces across

Atlanta,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “To date, the Blank Foundation has committed more than $18 million to efforts around parks in our city, and nearly $50 million towards positive Westside neighborhood transformation in the areas of crime and safety, economic inclusion, education, health, and housing. We are grateful to the Blank Family Foundation for their remarkable work to support our city and our One Atlanta vision.” “Everything we do through our family foundation and family of businesses is

meant to instill a sense of community, which is why it is important for us to continue to support the efforts of the Atlanta BeltLine as it creates a new space for bringing our community together through Westside Park, ” stated Arthur M. Blank, Chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “We want these Westside communities to feel like this is their park where residents, neighbors, and visitors are connecting and gathering because that is when Atlanta is at its very best.”

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City added 10,900 new residents in last year

The City of Atlanta added 10,900 new residents in the past year, the city’s largest yearly increase this decade, according to 2019 population estimates released by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The city is now home to more than 470,000 people, a number not seen since the 1970s. Atlanta’s growth comes amid a surge in multifamily housing, as the city led the region in number of building permits issued in the past year. The City of Atlanta is driving the growth of Fulton County, which now has a population exceeding 1 million. The only other county to add more than 10,000 people in 2018 is Gwinnett, which gained 15,100 for a total of more than 925,000. Each of metro Atlanta’s 10 counties saw population increases in the past year, pushing the region’s total to 4.6 million. While the fastest growth rates occurred in Cherokee and Henry counties, Fulton and Gwinnett counties added the most residents. “The Atlanta region’s growth remains strong, driven by our diverse economy and great quality of life,” said Doug Hooker, Executive Director of ARC. “But to ensure our region’s future success, we must continue to invest in our region’s infrastructure and tackle key issues like housing affordability and equity.” The region’s growth rate, while still among the highest in the past decade, has slowed slightly – dropping to 1.6 percent, down from 1.8 percent in 2017 and 1.7 percent in 2018. This reflects a similar dip in employment growth.

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This Month in Atlanta History Editor’s Note: In honor of Atlanta INtown’s 25th anniversary and in memory of our late historian, Ann Taylor Boutwell, we’re bringing back her column every month in 2019. October 1957: Fortune magazine listed Mayor William B. Hartsfield among the top ten United States mayors and also ranked Atlanta first in its regional planning and noise ANN TAYLOR BOUTWELL’S abatement success.

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Oct. 3, 1935: The police committee of the Atlanta City Council decided it was time for the city to have parking meters. After a few weeks, 2,000 new meters were installed in the Downtown area. The cost was nickel for one hour. Oct. 5, 1925: The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce launched the Forward Atlanta campaign to boost the city. In the next five years more than 760 businesses valued at $35 million relocated to Atlanta. Oct. 6, 1920: A fire at the Piedmont Driving Club destroyed the old New York Building designed by architect Charles Norris Hoar. It was built on the club’s property for the 1895 Cotton States and International Exhibition and used for years for balls and entertainment. Defective wiring was the cause for the blaze. ◄Oct. 12, 1958: A dynamite blast rips a gaping hole in a wall of Atlanta’s oldest reform

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synagogue, The Temple. It was a warning to Jacob Rothschild, The Temple’s outspoken rabbi, who had encouraged the congregation to support integration. The bombing of The Temple on Peachtree Street outraged residents of Atlanta. Mayor William Hartsfield went immediately to the side of Rabbi Rothschild and offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to conviction. On Oct. 17, a Fulton County grand jury indicted five members of the National States Rights Party, but they were ultimately set free and the charges dropped for lack of evidence. ◄Oct. 14, 1964: Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At age 35, he would youngest recipient of the prize. King would be presented with the award in a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on Dec. 10, 1965. The $54,000 in prize money was donated to the civil rights movement. Oct. 18, 1996: The Coca-Cola Annex Building located at 187 Edgewood Ave. was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1903, the three-story classical revival site was built to house the now defunct Coca-Cola Chewing Gum Company. In 1905 when the beverage company dropped the product it became office space for the bottling company and a highly automated factory was located in the basement where the fizzy drink was produced. Oct. 30, 1974: A groundbreaking ceremony is held in west Downtown for the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Thousands participated in and watched the annual DragonCon Parade along Peachtree Street over Labor Day Weekend. Photos by Asep Mawardi

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New Kroger opens Oct. 16 as office tower signs big tenants By Collin Kelley The new Kroger supermarket at the 725 Ponce development on Ponce de Leon Avenue is set to open Oct. 16. Attached to a 12-story office building along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the new two-level, 60,000-squarefoot store replaces the Kroger that was demolished in 2016. The store also has a small outdoor parking lot and its own parking deck. The mixed-used 725 Ponce project is being developed by New City. The 12-story office tower has already announced two big tenants: asset management firm BlackRock has leased 120,000-square-feet on four floors, while co-working space WeWork is taking 45,000-square-feet on two floors. Although Starbucks is rumored for the lobby, no dining options had been announced at press time. The lobby is attached to a lush, multi-level outdoor space with plenty of casual seating and a water feature that connects directly to the BeltLine. The 725 Ponce development, which sits across the Eastside Trail from Ponce City Market, is also now connected to and shares a parking lot with the historic Ford Factory Lofts building. New City is reportedly eyeing a second office tower at the 725 Ponce site due to the interest level and lease activity that’s already taken place at the development.

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will take place over two days with a trip to Montgomery and a closing session at the hub. “When people think of this Innovation Hub, we what them to think of cool exciting events, something that blows the old-school panel out of the water,” Shepard said. Emerging nonprofits can now also look to CARE as a mentor. “When you look at CARE’s broad reach and massive infrastructure, there’s a really cool opportunity to make that available for organizations that share our values,” Shepard said. The global nonprofit works in more than 90 countries, supporting nearly 1,000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects. Six anchor partners – aKAZ!ATL, Black Feminist Future, Candid., EARTH University, Girls Going Global and Café Casa – have already moved in and begun collaborating with CARE USA and one another. “We have these extraordinary partners that I think are demonstrative of the dynamism and creativity in Atlanta,” Nunn said. Candid., the nonprofit formed by the joining together of the philanthropy resource Foundation Center and nonprofit resource GuideStar formerly housed in the Georgia-Pacific building, will now offer classes for nonprofits at the Innovation Hub in addition to other places like local libraries. Even though EARTH University’s main campus for teaching agricultural skills is located in Costa Rica, you can buy their bananas at a local Whole Foods. “We have an endless set of possibilities for how we might bring this to life. We hope that you will be inspired and you will join us on this journey. We invite folks to stop by, check out our website Innovation. care.org and reach out with thoughts or questions,” Shepard said. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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The Ardent Companies, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and asset management firm, has purchased three industrial buildings at 279 Ottley Drive, 221 Armour Drive and 219 Armour Drive to create loft office space in the burgeoning Armour Yards district. Michael Anderson of Cresa Global, Inc. represented The Ardent Companies in this transaction of the buildings, which have a combined total of nearly 113,000 square feet of space. Atlanta’s female professionals, entrepreneurs, working moms and stay-at-home moms have a new shared workspace in Buckhead, designed specifically with them in mind. The first coworking, social space of its kind in Atlanta, Eleanor’s Place is a space for members to work, relax and collaborate without the distractions of everyday life. The space includes a reception area, living room, kitchen, co-working area, first lady’s office, private booth offices and a conference room – all crafted and developed for women. Those interested in membership can visit eleanorsplace.com.

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Midtown poised for two more mixed-use towers By Collin Kelley Plans for Midtown Union, a mixed-use development slated to become the world headquarters of investment management company Invesco, received approval on Sept. 10 from the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC). The development will sit 3.8 acres at 1295 Spring Street with Granite Properties as the master developer and Street Lights Residential delivering the apartment component. A hotel is also planned for the site. After working with committee members to resolve several outstanding issues such as parking deck screening, public art and street level façade enhancements, the DRC recommended conditional support for the project. Invesco has already agreed to lease more than half of the office tower’s 600,000-square-feet. Also on the DRC’s agenda was a proposed residential project at 250 14th Street by Toll Brothers and Brock Hudgins. The 1.35 acre site would include a 17-story tower with 175 luxury apartments while maintaining two existing apartment buildings with 20 units at the property’s rear. The committee was generally supportive of the overall design, but recommended ground floor retail along 14th Street and routing a service vehicles entrance at 14th Place to lessen the impact on adjacent properties.

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Old Lindridge-Martin Manor apartments to get big renovation Tenth Street Ventures and Braden Fellman Group bought multiple apartment buildings in LindridgeMartin Manor neighborhood with plans to create a unified community by rebranding them as one garden style apartment complex called The Piet. The exterior, to be painted by artist Chastain Bernard will be inspired by the neoplasticism movement with visual compositions of vertical and horizontal shapes using only black, white and primary colors to simplify and unify the buildings’ exteriors. In the nearly $42 million transaction,

TSV & BFG bought 13 buildings from multiple owners, totaling 335 units over 12.5 acres. Anchored by the 2175 Lenox Road NE building, the team also plans to connect the 1960s- and 1970s-era buildings with walking trails, two pools, several dog parks, more than a dozen grill stations, bocce ball courts and putting greens. TSV is working on raising new funds from investors for other similar investments this fall. TSV has been focusing on buying older buildings in popular Intown neighborhoods then either renovating to sell as condos or lease as apartments. In the spring, TSV opened Studio9Forty, an apartment project just blocks from Piedmont Park, which offers residents the option to Airbnb their units. In Buckhead, TSV renovated older buildings to develop Portico, where people can buy large, 2-bedroom condos for as low as $275,000. Also in Midtown, TSV recently purchased an apartment complex on Crescent Street at 13th Street that

includes Tin Lizzy’s and Sutra Lounge and 14 units above creating a new type of mixed-use project. TSV and BFG purchased three Decatur apartment complexes, including Adair Oaks, and plan to renovate the 100+ units using a protégé of Ryan Gainey, the renowned landscape

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City of Refuge held out a topping ceremony last month for The 1300: A Beloved Inspired Community. The 60,000-square-foot affordable housing community is currently under construction and slated for completion later this year. The new apartment community will serve local residents as well as students who are engaged in City of Refuge’s collection of vocational training programs. Development partners and staff were on hand for lunch provided by Waffle House and to hear remarks from City of Refuge Founder Bruce Deel. “City of Refuge is in the business of providing dignity to those who have experienced opportunity injustice throughout their lives. The 1300 will offer a sense of place for many who have never had somewhere to call ‘home,’” Deel said. “We look forward to the completion of the project this December and to welcoming residents to the beloved, inspired community in January 2020.” Located directly across the street from City of Refuge at 1300 Mayson Turner Road NW, the 47unit community will be the first freestanding, off-site multifamily building the organization has opened. Upon completion, The 1300 will be comprised of a mix of two-bedroom-two-bath and three-bedroom-two-bath apartments ranging from 932 square feet to 1,153 square feet. Apartments will be divided into 12 market rate units and 35 affordable housing units. North American Properties (NAP) is leading the development along with partners Dwell Design Studio, Tuckercraft, Inc., Summit Engineering Consultants, Inc., Crosby Design Group, United Consulting, Permit Consultants, Ltd, Russell Landscape Group, Gunnison Tree Specialists, Phillips Gradick Engineering, P.C., Davis & Church and Morrison Hershfield. Since its founding 22 years ago, City of Refuge has been aiding the 30314 neighborhood, an area of Atlanta that accounts for more than 60 percent of the city’s murders. Through its collective impact approach, City of Refuge has helped transform more than 20,000 lives. In 2018 alone, the nonprofit housed 640 individuals; placed 365 students in jobs after graduating from various vocational training programs; and served 350,000 meals to those in need. For more, visit cityofrefugeatl.org.

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The Castleberry Hill Loft Tour returns Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic Castleberry Hill, located next door to CNN Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Centennial Olympic Park. The Loft Tour is an opportunity to explore one of Atlanta’s hippest neighborhoods including unique lofts, distinctive art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and businesses. Early bird tickets are available now for $20 and proceeds benefit aesthetic improvements in the neighborhood. Please note this is a walking tour and some homes will include stairs. Visit CastleberryLoftTour.com for more information on check-in and parking.

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The team behind the new Hosea + 2nd development in the East Lake community of Atlanta announced that construction has completed on Phase II with national non-profit Purpose Built Communities occupying the full second floor of the project. Korean Wives Hospitality Group (KWHG) has signed a lease for the former Mary Hoopa’s restaurant space across the street at the corner of Hosea Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue in East Lake, Atlanta. Hosea + 2nd is a development partnership comprised of Clay Harper and Mike Nelson, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, along with Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio. Founded in 2014, KWHG is owned and operated by Michael Lo and Chef George Yu, the team behind Noona Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, Ramen Station, Son of a Bear and Suzy Siu’s Baos in the metro Atlanta area. Find out more at purposebuiltcommunities.org. Brightstar at Compass announces Rock Spring by Hedgewood, a neighborhood of nine new single-family homes in Morningside curated by renowned designer, Pam Sessions. Each home features three-car garages, cedar shake roofs, and private gardens. The homes are priced at $1.5–1.8 million and contain 3,000 to 4,000 sq. feet, with expandable third floors if desired. Find out more at hedgewoodhomes.com/rockspring. Engel & Völkers Atlanta is launching an Alexa-enabled model home at Distric Lofts, a condo conversion in Atlantic Station. Amazon’s voice-activated smart device has been integrated into the traditional model home tour. The smart technology greets potential homeowners upon entry and delivers a fully tech-enabled circuit around the unit. The residence features six Alexa devices, one in each room, which are enabled to give detailed descriptions about the spaces with a few relatable jokes to keep the tour lighthearted. Model home visitors will be able to command Alexa using only their voices, and prompts will be set up around the home to guide their orders. ◄Austin Landers has joined Dorsey Alston Realtors, Atlanta’s oldest and largest locally-owned and operated residential real estate company. Since launching his career in 2013, the Atlanta Realtors Association has recognized Landers as one of the youngest Top Producers Club members. Over the last six years, he has completed more than 200 transactions. “Many firms in town are growing at exponential rates, but Dorsey Alston is growing in a much more strategic way,” Landers said. Harry Norman, Realtors agents Price Curtis, Travis Reed and Studie Young were named members of Christie’s International Real Estate Masters Circle. The Masters Circle is a group of top-performing agents within the Christie’s International Real Estate global invitationonly network. In other news, Luke Trigwell ►has been hired as the the director of marketing at Harry Norman’s corporate office. Trigwell brings more than 15 years’ experience managing all facets of marketing, with both local and international expertise. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


$62.6M SOLD IN 2018

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Sustainability Recycling • Resources • Lifestyle

25 Years on the River

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Celebrates Silver Anniversary By Sally Bethea On June 26, 1994, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published the first part of a series called “Troubled Waters – The strangling of the Chattahoochee.” A sub-title for one of the pieces in the multi-page spread announced: “A sick river runs through it: human filth chokes the Chattahoochee, Atlanta’s primary waterway. One reason – the city has one of the worst sewer systems in the country.” Four months earlier, a new nonprofit organization, then called Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and now Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), had officially embarked on its daunting mission to clean up the river with a goal of ensuring enough clean water for people and wildlife. Following the lead of a dozen other “waterkeeper” organizations in a new movement, CRK’s co-founders, Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel, chose an individual to serve as the group’s first “riverkeeper.” Incredibly, they took a chance on me – a gift that dramatically changed my life, challenging me personally and professionally in ways that I could never have anticipated. From left: Jason Ulseth, Time is a strange thing. The past Sally Bethea and Juliet Cohen stand in the Chattahoochee. twenty-five years seem to have flown by; yet, as I reflect on this important anniversary – the events that occurred our Chattahoochee River and its watershed. Together, they and the CRK team have and the thousands of people who gave a strengthened the organization and its reputation as one of the strongest river protection helping hand along the way, I realize what a great distance we have advocacy groups in the southeast. CRK is well-positioned to stay the course, as new threats traveled and how much we have accomplished together. emerge. In 1994, gasoline cost slightly more than $1 per gallon; By Sally Bethea In honor of its 25th anniversary, the CRK team compiled a record of the organization’s a movie cost a little over $4; the average home price was less Sally Bethea is the most significant accomplishments – none of which could have been achieved without retired executive direc- than $120,000 – and just about every time it rained untreated the vision and steadfast support of the Turner Foundation and its trustees, including the sewage flowed into Atlanta’s neighborhood streams leading to the tor of Chattahoochee Seydel’s, and the many individuals who have served on CRK’s board. Chattahoochee River, the drinking water supply for millions of Riverkeeper and curSince 1994, thousands of donors have invested a total of $28 million in CRK’s mission rent board president of people. Federal and state environmental agencies and local elected to restore the Chattahoochee River system. That investment led to programs and actions officials were well aware that Atlanta’s city’s sewer system was Chattahoochee Parks that have resulted in at least $2.2 billion in measurable improvements to the river. In other falling apart, sending high levels of bacteria into public waterways Conservancy whose words, for every $1 donated to CRK, there has been a benefit of $80 to the Chattahoochee and creating a health threat, but they all looked the other way. Too mission is to build a and all who depend on this life-giving, natural resource. According to former Mayor expensive and disruptive to fix, they said. Not politically possible. community of support Shirley Franklin, CRK’s successful lawsuit resulted in at least $18 billion in economic Chattahoochee Riverkeeper understood that Atlanta’s illegal for the Chattahoochee development that would not have been possible without the sewer system overhaul sewer overflows had to be stopped – that this threat to our region’s River National Recrerequired by the consent decree that settled the litigation. environment and economy would be our first, and probably ation Area. The numbers alone illustrate the fact that twenty-five years have passed: 25,000 water biggest, challenge. Left with no other option, CRK, downstream samples collected by volunteers, resulting in 500 investigations for bacterial contamination; municipalities and property owners filed a lawsuit against the 1,200 construction and industrial sites investigated to stop stormwater pollution; 130 city in 1995 to resolve the long-standing problems. At the same time, we knew that miles of streambanks and 1,950 acres of land protected; 70,000 students educated aboard Atlanta’s sewage pollution was only one of the many serious problems impacting the floating classrooms; 5,000 people with water-related problems assisted; two million pounds river throughout the watershed: dirty stormwater flowing from construction, industrial of trash removed and much more. and agricultural sites; destruction of streamside buffers; malfunctioning municipal and To celebrate its anniversary and recognize the next generation of river stewards, industrial treatment plants; tons of trash; lower river flows from proposed dams and CRK is hosting a “Water Warriors Summit” at the Georgia Aquarium on Oct. 13-14 for upstream water hoarding and general apathy. students and recent graduates. Participants will learn from experts, exchange ideas and Making our job even harder was the direct and indirect opposition of government build campaigns to protect our waters; a major focus will be plastic pollution and singleagencies responsible for protecting our water resources, too often influenced by those use plastics. For more information, visit Chattahoochee.org./waterwarriors. whom they are charged with regulating. Vague policies and regulations needed to be A 25th Anniversary Patron Dinner will be held on Oct. 24, also at the Georgia clarified; money needed to be allocated so agencies could do their jobs; and citizens needed Aquarium where these youth-focused organizations will be honored: One More to be informed and activated. Generation, Hannah4Change, Captain Planet Foundation, Villa Rica High School and Fast forward: today, the river is dramatically cleaner. I am now (happily) retired and for The Westminster schools. Details can be found at chattahoochee.org. I hope you’ll join me the past five years, CRK has been led by Juliet Cohen, executive director, and Jason Ulseth, at the dinner! riverkeeper – two exceptional individuals who have committed their lives to improving

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Trees Atlanta is hosting its 20th annual Tree Sale at the Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 5. In addition to rare and unusual shrubs, there will also be fruiting species, shade-loving ferns, flowering vines and a robust selection of native trees. All proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s education, planting and restoration programs around the city. If you can’t make the Saturday sale, there will be a “Second Chance Sale” on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kendeda Center headquarters at 225 Chester Ave. in Reynoldstown. For more information, visit TreesAtlanta.org.

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A review of Watershed

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ne of the oldest questions in Western Fried chicken & biscuits Hot milk cake metaphysics, pondered by Plato and other ancient Greeks, is an identity problem known as the ship of Theseus. Suppose that Theseus, founder and heroic king of Athens, retired his battleship to a museum. Over time, the ship would decay and its parts By Megan Volpert would need replacing. Eventually, the entire ship would be reconstructed with replacement parts. Can we still say that the thing in the museum is the ship of Theseus? Fellow Atlantans, this is also the question posed to us by Watershed. After it opened in its first location in 1999, it quickly became a beloved spot in Decatur. Owners Ross Jones and Emily Saliers even scored a James Beard Award and are credited as early promoters of the now commonly understood virtues of a farm-to-table menu. Their elevated Southern fare was nicely balanced out by the mystique of excellence surrounding their once-a-week fried chicken Megan Volpert lives special. In 2012, when the restaurant packed up and in Decatur, teaches moved to its current location in Buckhead, Scott Peacock in Roswell and writes and Edna Lewis’s legendary fried chicken recipe came, too. Rabbit agnolotti books about popular The city took a bit of convincing about this move, but culture. even spurned Decaturites eventually came back around to visit. Seven years later, Chef Matt Marcus has bought out Jones and Saliers, so that he finally owns his own kitchen. So Atlanta is once again faced with the question of whether Watershed 3.0 is still Watershed. Yes. No. And maybe. Yes, it’s still Watershed. The server who waited on our table has been at Watershed for twenty years. He’s seen it through all the changes and the hospitality at the core of their dining room is as good as it ever was—neighborly and helpful. A restaurant that can keep a server for twenty years is a place worth visiting. And the Matt Marcus menu iteration still includes the two dishes that diehard Watershed fans always get: the fried chicken and the hot milk cake. Those are both still made the way Ross Jones’s grandma always made them. In fact, though the fried chicken is still served in moderately exclusive quantities, you can find it there a few more nights per week than before. If the legendary order of those two plates Watermelon tomato gazpacho is your go-to, Watershed is still Watershed. But then also, brussels sprouts were a huge hit at our no, it’s not Watershed. table, showing off a peach ravigote, Chef Marcus is no less of a pecans and citrus but also getting the Southerner, but his menu bedrock issue of crisping correct on the shows a lot more interest sprouts themselves. The shrimp and in French than previous grits seem more saucily delicious than Watershed menus. We tried a before, while the cheeseburger seems a root vegetable truffade—thin little more straight-laced than before— layers of the all-white veggies but perhaps that’s only in comparison stacked up like a cake—that to some very successful risks Marcus is looked and tasted terrific but taking. slid apart awkwardly and There was a watermelon tomato instantly when we cut into it. gazpacho that, were it not so clearly a The agnolotti was stuffed with seasonal dish, might rate up there with spicy rabbit and maque choux the old classics as a new go-to order. was super flavorful. There’s The watermelon was allowed to shine more than a little whiff of Root vegetable truffade through, rather than getting beaten Creole Louisiana about these into submission by the tomato. A that the old Watershed didn’t mole oil added a beautiful hit of heat deliver, and personally, I’m in on top. This entire brightly well-balanced soup seems to literally effervesce in the mouth, favor of it. thanks to a neat trick on the tongue performed by finger limes, sometimes also known as And so maybe Watershed “lime caviar” precisely because they feel like you’ve eaten a fistful of Pop Rocks candy. is Watershed, but maybe it’s Some of these updates reveal Matt Marcus is himself a bit of a philosopher. And as both not. The new macaroni and chef and owner of Watershed, that particular ship of Theseus is now entirely his to captain. cheese, which the menu boldly proclaims is “epic,” was indeed super good. Thick noodles and Watershed is located at 1820 Peachtree Road. Visit watershedrestaurant.com for more information. four cheeses, a great side for two to share or for reheating as leftovers the next day. The Brussels Sprouts

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By Collin Kelley If you like some AM radio classics with your food, then be sure to put the 18th annual Taste of Atlanta on your menu Oct. 18-20. This year, Atlanta’s own Yacht Rock Revue will give a concert on Saturday at Historic Fourth Ward Park Concert goers will dance the night away to the smooth-sailing sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s – think Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and Toto – and a few Halloween tunes, too. Costumes are encouraged and there will be food trucks if you get hungry (no outside food or beverage is allowed). But before the music starts, there’s a whole weekend of food, beer and wine to enjoy at the park, as well. More than 100 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants will show off their most famous dishes alongside live on-stage cooking demos from top chefs, hands-on cooking classes, a Friday Night Opening Party, a Saturday night concert and more. Festival hours are 7:30 to 11 p.m. for the Opening Night Party, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Gates open for the concert at 7 p.m. Individual tickets to Friday’s all-inclusive Opening Night Party are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. General Admission tickets for the weekend’s main tasting events include 10 Taste Points and cost $30 in advance and $40 at the door. VIP Experience tickets cost $80 in advance and $90 at the door and also include 10 taste points to use in the General Admission area. Tickets for Yacht Rock Revue are $40 general admission and $75 for VIP. All tickets are available at tasteofatlanta.com.

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▲Sukoshi, a new casual counter-service sushi spot from the team behind O-ku, is now open at Colony Square in Midtown. Visit sukoshi.com for more. Emily Chan, owner of JenChan’s Delivery Supper Club, has opened a brick and mortar location, JenChan’s, at 186 Carroll Street in Cabbagetown. The restaurant includes a market where guests can purchase frozen organic lasagnas, pizza rolls, egg rolls, potstickers, and other goodies made in house as well. Find out more at jenchans.com. ►Food writer Meredith Ford will open her own gelato shop, Cremalosa, at 2657 E. College Ave. in Decatur this fall. The shop will feature seasonally driven selection of made-from-scratch gelato and other sweet treats as well as serving as a hub for the business’ wholesale operations. Visit cremalosa.com for more details. ▼Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens is now open on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail in the Lee + White development, 1010 White St. The 21,600 square foot building also features the restaurant FINA at Wild Heaven, a large taproom, and two private event spaces. Outside, overlooking the Westside Trail, is a 12,000 square foot patio and lawn area to be complemented by various gardens. For more information, visit wildheavenbeer.com.

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The Studio Arts & Culture

Awesome October! Fall and Halloween events are plentiful this month around Intown

By Collin Kelley

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Oakland Cemetery

utumn is officially here, which means cooler temperatures and a bevy of events to thrill and chill you as Halloween approaches. Check out our guide to some of October’s offerings around Intown.

Frankenstein’s Funeral

Theatre company Found Stages will present this immersive experience at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ponce de Leon Ave. Oct. 4-Nov. 3. The play, created by 26 Atlanta artists of different mediums, will explore Mary Shelley’s novel and its creation. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.com.

Netherworld

Named one of the scariest haunted houses in the world year after year, Netherworld is marking its second year in Stone Mountain with all new scares, plus escape rooms and a laser tag arena. The haunted house is open now through Nov. 9, and visitors will experience themed zones like “Night of the Gorgon” and “Cold Blooded.” Netherworld is located at 2076 West Park Place Blvd. Find out more at fearworld.com.

On Oct. 12, the annual Run Like Hell 5K will be held, and runners (don’t forget your costumes!) can sign up at itsyourrace. com. The acclaimed Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours from Oct. 17-27 are already sold out but check oaklandcemetery.com for returns or late ticket availability.

Fall Festival on Ponce

The annual event returns to Olmsted Linear Park on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a giant artists market, children’s area, food trucks, live music and more. For more information, visit festivalonponce.com.

Oakhurst Porchfest►

Local musicians will take over the front porches and yards of homes in the Decatur neighborhood on Oct. 12 from noon to 7 p.m. for an afternoon of concerts and community. Visit oakhurstporchfest.org for the schedule.

▲Atlanta Botanical Garden

The annual “Scarecrows in the Garden” returns starting Oct. 1-Nov. 3 with more than 100 kooky and creative characters perched throughout the Midtown greenspace. They’re all the creative handiwork of area schools, businesses, organizations and individuals. On Oct. 24, contestants will take part in the “Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest” from 7 to 8 p.m., while kids are invited to dress up in their best costumes for “Goblins in the Garden” on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for storytelling, pony rides and more For more information, visit atlantabg.org.

►The Poe Experience at The Wren’s Nest

After a sold out run in 2018, this immersive experience based on stories by Edgar Allen Poe – including “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” – returns to the West End historic site Oct. 3 to Nov. 9. Tickets and more information can be found at wrensnest.org.

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Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA

Cirque brings its high-energy new show to Atlantic Station from Oct. 10 to Dec. 8 inside its own big top. Along with the impressive aerial stunts, this show features BMX riders and trampoline acrobats sure to bring extra “ooohs” and “ahhhs” from the audience. Get tickets at circquedusoleil.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade

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The annual tradition will see thousands congregate in L5P on Oct. 19 to enjoy the artists market, food, drinks, live entertainment and one of the biggest Halloween parades in the South. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit l5phalloween.com.

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ones and more grown-up scares on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead on Oct. 18. Witches and ghouls will take over Smith Family Farm, wizards will make magic potions at the Swan House and McElreath Hall is transformed into an old hospital haunted by tortured souls. For more details and tickets, visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.

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The Grant Park Conservancy will host this stroll through the historic park on Oct. 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. led by the Black Sheep Ensemble and featuring the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons giant puppets. There will be music, food trucks, and adult beverages. For more information, visit gpconservancy.org.

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The public art festival returns Oct. 14-20 to a new location in the Pittsburgh neighborhood. This year’s event is being curated by acclaimed painter Fahamu Peco and the African Diasporic Art Museum of Atlanta (ADAMA). ELEVATE exhibitions will highlight issues of cultural capital, artistic ownership, cultural territory, and more. A children’s book fair, photo exhibitions, movie screenings and musical performances are all on tap. For the complete schedule of events, visit elevateatlart.com.

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Through A Southern Lens Sally Mann retrospective comes to the High Oct. 19 By Collin Kelley

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he High Museum has been scoring some serious exhibitions the last two years – Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” and “European Masterworks” from The Phillips Collection – and another is on the way: a retrospective of celebrated American photographer Sally Mann. “A Thousand Crossings,” which opens Oct. 19 and continues to Feb. 2, will feature more than 100 images made by the often controversial photographer. Her black and white photography, which includes the 19th century “wet plate” process, explores memory, desire, death, the bonds of family and nature’s indifference to human endeavor. A native of Virginia, Mann has long written about what it means to live in the South and be identified as a Southerner. The exhibition investigates how her relationship with her native land—as place and source of identity, with a rich literary and artistic tradition and a troubled history—has shaped her photographs. By incorporating a deep love of the South with her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage, Mann creates photographs that prompt powerful, provocative questions about history, identity, race and religion. Organized into five sections — family, landscape, battlefields, legacy and mortality—and featuring many works not previously exhibited, the exhibition is both a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement over the past four decades and a focused exploration of how the South emerges in her work as a powerful and provocative force that continues to shape American identity and experience. The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition is co-curated by the High’s new Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography Sarah Kennel (previously with the Peabody Essex Museum), who developed the project with Sarah Greenough, senior curator of photographs at the National Gallery. “I’m thrilled to launch my tenure at the High with ‘A Thousand Crossings,’ an exhibition that is not only dear to my heart, but also makes perfect sense for the museum, which awarded Sally Mann the first ‘Picturing the South’ commission in 1996. Mann’s drive to ask the big questions—about love, death, war, race and the fraught process of growing up—coupled with her ability to coax powerful emotional resonances from the materials of her art make her one of today’s most compelling artists.”

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Clockwise from top: Gelatin silver prints by Sally Mann: “Last Light, “ “Deep South, Untitled (Scarred Tree),” and “Triptych.” Above is an amage of Sally Mann by Kim Rushing.

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The Atlanta Celebrates Michael Stipe Photography festival is back and bringing both international and local photographers together for exhibitions, master classes, lectures and more. Many of the ACP festival exhibitions actually opened at local galleries in September, but the bulk of the events are happening in October, including marquee speaker Michael Stipe. The REM frontman will discuss his cross-medium work that incorporates photography, video, soundscape and sculpture and his latest book “Our Interference Times.” Stipe will speak Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at SCADShow in Midtown. This year’s ACP festival spotlights the influence of fashion and its power as a communicative form, whether in the work of noted fashion photographers and designers like Juergen Teller and Karl Lagerfeld or in the street photography of Amy Arbus. The 21st annual event will also feature “The Fence,” a more than 700 foot long exhibit of 40 photographers from around the world along the Atlanta BeltLine. “ACP Open Exhibition” in partnership with Fulton County Arts Council at the Abernathy Center for the Arts is an opportunity for any photo fan to display their work in a pin-up show juried by photographer and Savannah College of Art and Design professor Forest McMullin. Prizes are awarded in 10 categories. Now in its 8th year, “Teen Spirit” is an opportunity for teenagers experiencing chronic illness to use photography as a means of expression and escape. Patients at Scottish Rite and Egleston Hospital will exhibit work at Mason Fine Art and Events. Longtime Atlanta and now NYC-based photographer Chris Verene will be featured in a solo photo exhibit at Marcia Wood Gallery, while Atlanta-based photographer Kate T. Parker will speak about her bestselling book “Strong is the new Pretty.” The daughter of celebrated photographer Diane Arbus and a remarkable talent in her own right, Amy Arbus will focus her lecture on portraits that move her and the stories they tell. To see the complete list of events, buy tickets and download the festival guide, visit festivalguide2019.acpinfo.org.

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Show Your Pride

LGBTQ-related events are happening all month long By Collin Kelley October is designated as Pride Month in Atlanta, a time to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Here’s what is coming up this month:

running now through September 2020. An opening reception will be held Oct. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring panel discussions, exhibits and light refreshments. For information, visit library.gsu.edu.

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The 48th annual festival and parade will be held Oct. 11-13 at Piedmont Park and other venues around the city. The music lineup includes MAX, Michel Jons Band, Daya and Ally Brooke of 5th Harmony. The annual parade from Downtown to the park along Peachtree Street will be held Oct. 13 starting at noon. See the full schedule at alantapride.org.

Out on Film

The annual LGBT film festival runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 6 with events at Midtown Art Cinema, Out Front Theatre Company and the Plaza Theatre. More than 100 films, documentaries, short films and web series are on tap, including “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” “HAM: A Musical Memoir” and “Straight Up.” For the complete lineup and tickets, visit outonfilm.com.

View: Pride Parade Viewing Party The Fox Theatre’s rooftop Marquee Club will be hosting a special Atlanta Pride Parade viewing party on Oct. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. featuring Tatianna from RuPaul’s Drag Race, along with special guests Iv Fischer, Melissa Coffey, Michael Robinson, Diego Serna and Molly Rimswell. Tickets are $50 and available at foxtheatre.org.

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Global Gallery Tour: Newly expanded to include more international puppetry traditions, this tour makes it easy to see why puppetry is a worldwide phenomenon. Tue-Fri. $16.50. puppet.org Loud Magic: Whitespace Gallery presents this solo exhibition by Sonya Yong James. Tue-Sat. Free. whitespace814.com People Of The World: A group exhibition by the art students at Decatur’s Academe of the Oaks High School. Mon-Fri. Free. differenttrainsgallery.com Something Over Something Else: The first exhibition to bring dozens of works from Romare Bearden’s eminent “Profile” series together since its debut nearly 40 years ago. Tue-Sun. Free-$14.50. high.org

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Through A Glass, Darkly: The first major exhibition to systematically consider the form, function, and meaning of allegorical prints produced in the Low Countries. Tue-Sun. $6-$8. carlos.emory.edu Traveling The Silk Road: Step 1,000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and stories of the greatest trading route in history. Daily. $18-$20. fernbankmuseum.org

PERFORMANCE ART Ailey II - The Next Generation Of Dance: The dazzling alchemy of combining the country’s best young dance talent with the creative vision of top emerging choreographers. Oct 26. $46-$74. rialto.gsu.edu Continued on Page 48 At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Anjelah Johnson: This Mexican and Native American comedian has become a favorite with both audiences and critics alike. Oct 11. $36-$56. cobbenergycentre.com Atlanta Black Theatre Festival: A variety of full-length performances and special events that include educational workshops, celebrity panels and a readers’ theatre series. Oct 2-5. $7.50-$40. atlantabtf.org Atlanta Comedy Jam: Get ready to laugh out loud because this show guarantees nothing but quality entertainment. Oct 12. $63-$129. foxtheatre.org Becoming Nancy: The huge-hearted new musical that weaves a story of family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight. Closes Oct 6. $10-$85. alliancetheatre.org

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Carrie Underwood: She sprang to fame as an American Idol winner, but her career needs to be defined in the context of country superstars instead of reality-show contestants. Oct 19. $49-$99. statefarmarena.com

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Evil Dead - The Musical: The elements of the cult classic films are combined for one of the funniest theatrical experiences of all time. Oct 4-20. $37-$47. outofboxtheatre.com Fantasia: She may have won the third season of American Idol with “I Believe,” but it was her passionate take on George Gershwin’s “Summertime” that had everyone talking for weeks. Oct 18. $48.50-$128.50. foxtheatre.org

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Incognito: Recognized as one of the best funk/jazz/soul outfits in the world, they are a pioneer of the “acid jazz” movement. Oct 12. $35-$89. cobbenergycentre.com Jo Koy: This comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal. Oct 4 & 6. $40. atlantasymphony.org

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Maggie Rogers: This singer/songwriter combines folk, dance, and R&B into an emotional yet crowd-pleasing sound. Oct 14. $29.50-$45. foxtheatre.org

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Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich And Tarik Barr: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes have confirmed a new live electronic performance to take place at the Fox. Oct 6. $59. Totally 80’s Concert: A night of live music and dance benefiting Positive Impact Health Centers. Oct 5. $60-$150. tabernacleatl.com

TOTO: This band defined the slick, smooth sound of Southern California in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Oct 10. $39-$205. atlantasymphony.org

Red Baraat: A pioneering band from Brooklyn that has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound. Oct 12. $41-$69. rialto.gsu.edu Small Mouth Sounds: A unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. Oct 4-27. $10-$45. alliancetheatre.org Space!: This original, out-of-this-world musical is a fun-filled exploration of the final frontier. Tue-Sun. $19.50. puppet.org Sweet Auburn Music Fest: Witness one of the most amazing music festivals to hit Atlanta and the Southeast. Oct 5-6. Free! sweetauburnmusicfest.com The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world Oct 9-26. $25-$35 puppet.org

Trisha Yearwood: By many measures this singer was one of the biggest female country star of the early ‘90s. Oct 13. $46.50$124.50. cobbenergycentre.com

Wicked: This Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Oct 23-Nov 27. foxtheatre.org Woman And Scarecrow: In this play a dying mother reflects on a life caring for others and dealing with an unfaithful husband. Closes Oct 6. $20-$25. 7stages.org The Chainsmokers: The duo mix indie, dance, and pop into a chart-topping sound that spawned hits like “Roses,” “Closer,” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” Oct 22. $39.50$129.50. statefarmarena.com

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PARTING SHOTS

It was almost a full REM reunion on Sept. 13 at the Fox Theatre as Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills took the stage as part of “Revival,” a benefit concert for the Fox Theatre Institute, which aids in the preservation of small theaters across Georgia. The evening also featured performances by Drivin N Cryin, Drive-By Truckers, Michelle Malone, Dodd and The Councilmen and other special guests. The event raised more than $20,000 for the Institute. Top Left: Bill Berry on drums and Kevin Kinney perform REM’s classic “The One I Love.” Top Right: Owen Berry (Bill Berry’s son) and Peter Buck perform at Revival. Bottom Left: REM’s Mike Mills and Bill Berry. Bottom Right: Michelle Malone performs “Feather in a Hurricane.” Photos by Julie E. Bloemeke

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