For over 20 years, legendary soul singer Candi Staton has been singing her number two U.K. hit “You Got The Love” on stages all over the world. But it wasn’t until Staton, 79, was enduring 10 weeks of chemotherapy and 30 rounds of radiation while waging a year-long battle against breast cancer that she finally […]
Editor’s Note: Among the many discoveries I made while researching and editing a collection of my late Atlanta Journal-Constitution colleague’s 60-year reporting career were her dispatches from Hollywood. By the 1990s when I worked with her in the newspaper’s Features Department, Celestine was best known for writing a column that ran multiple times each week […]
Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and Nobu namesake Chef Nobu Matsuhisa gathered for a ceremonial “ground-breaking” with a Styrofoam wall, hardhats and sledgehammers.
School buses filled with middle and high school students were greeted with healthy “Empower Food” breakfast snacks, swag bags, free hair care products, a live DJ and an octogenarian activist two-time Oscar winner as they arrived Friday morning at the Fairmont in West Midtown for the first-ever Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential Youth […]
Ghostface Killah, Westboro Baptist, Megan Phelps and the 15-Year Journey to Bring ‘The Laramie Project’ to Atlanta
“You’re not afraid being in a bar where two men took one of our own, beat him and left him for dead?” I remember the young University of Wyoming student who was sitting next to me smiling at me and saying, “Nope.” It was such a confident response. “After Matthew’s death, we kind of made this place our own. Our LGBT campus group hangs out here all the time.”
‘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 […]
Our 1st Year In Review: Jeff Dauler’s bombshell, Ed Roland’s guitars, Diamond Lil’s Exit And One Amazing Prince Photo
A Note Of Thanks From Rich: At 6 a.m., August 24, 2015, when Eldredge ATL went live, unlike Ray Kinsella, the guy in “Field of Dreams” who erects a ball park in his cornfield after a mysterious spirit tells him, “If you build it, they will come,” I had no idea if anyone would read […]
Note From Pylon Reenactment Society vocalist and Eldredge ATL July Guest Editor Vanessa Briscoe Hay: Memory is an interesting thing. Spaces are compressed while time can be compressed or expanded. You find yourself moving through a city and down a highway that doesn’t exist in the same way anymore, but you can still see what […]
Dancing On The Tables: A Celebration Of The Athens-Atlanta Music Scene, Starring The B-52’s, The Fans, The Brains, Glenn Phillips and some act named R.E.M.!
Note From Eldredge ATL guest writer Maureen McLaughlin, the B-52’s first manager: I probably wouldn’t have agreed to write this article except that Eldredge ATL July Guest Editor Vanessa Briscoe Hay pitched an appealing idea — contact people from the Atlanta and Athens music scenes of the 1970s and 1980s and ask them three questions. […]
Even by hyperbolic May TV sweeps standards, CBS 46’s promo was a gut punch to the solar plexus: “I’m Amanda Davis. I’m an alcoholic.” The two sentence admission from the former Fox 5 news anchor in a red dress, was then followed by the words: “Alcoholism,” “DUI Arrests,” “Depression,” “Life Spiraling Out Of Control,” “Rock […]