With “Unstoppable,” soul legend Candi Staton’s 30th album out Friday, the singer has created the perfect album for these troubled, Trumpian times. The record is filled with empowering anthems written by Staton, including “Confidence” and “Revolution of Change,” along with her soulful interpretations of Nick Lowe’s hit for Elvis Costello “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace […]
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It was December of 1988 and thanks to hits like “Freeway of Love,” Aretha Franklin was cruising on into the better-than-ever street of a comeback. I was two months into my first job as an associate editor at the monthly city magazine in Atlantic City and the Queen of Soul was headed in our direction […]
Throughout August, Soul legend Candi Staton is serving as Eldredge ATL’s Guest Editor. On Friday, August 24, the Georgia resident will release her 30th album, “Unstoppable” and on Sunday, August 26, Staton, 78, will perform a rare Atlanta concert at City Winery. To kicks things off this month, as she rehearses for a U.S. tour […]
As he exited the editorial meeting, I could make out my editor’s hangdog expression clear across the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s 8th floor newsroom. “So, this Wolfe book,” he told me, sighing. “Apparently, we need to hyperventilate all over this thing for the next week. So, do me a favor — get it, read it and get […]
MetroFresh chef/owner/cookbook author Mitchell Anderson didn’t go searching for a return to acting. The part literally came looking for him. In 2016, his friend, actor Kevin Spirtas (perhaps best known for playing Dr. Craig Wesley on “Days of Our Lives”) called and asked if he could send him a script he had written with him […]
‘A Bullseye on the Back of His Suitcoat’ — Andrew Young Recalls MLK’s Final Days in ‘Memphis Facing The Cross’
As the city of Atlanta gathered Monday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s funeral, former United Nations ambassador and King aide Andrew Young will recall those dark days at an Atlanta screening of “Andrew Young Presents: Memphis Facing The Cross,” at the Jimmy Carter Library tonight at 7. It will be […]
The powerful and uplifting “Saturday Church,” which had its Atlanta premiere at last fall’s 30th annual Out on Film festival, will have a free encore screening Wednesday night to close out Black History Month. Thanks to Out on Film, the musical starring Luka Kain and Regina Taylor will screen for free at the Phillip Rush […]
As a 12-year-old in 1976, Tony Cade can still remember walking into Paper Chase, the comics shop across from the MARTA train station in Decatur and seeing the cover of Jungle Action Featuring Black Panther No. 21. The climax of the epic five-issue story arc of “The Panther Versus The Klan” involved Black Panther (aka […]
President Nixon’s spectre hangs heavy in the film and his name is almost whispered, like a Brylcreemed Voldemort.
For a country dispirited by our current presidential administration, “The Post” is a Frank Capra-esque feel-good throwback and a stark, “All The President’s Men”-like reminder of what’s at stake when a president attempts to circumvent the U.S. Constitution.