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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 […]
On Arts + Entertainment
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 […]
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 […]
Editor’s Note: Like many of us self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been turning to music. As I pulled out albums from my collection, I discovered a consistent theme — I was selecting favorites that have long brought me joy. I’ve decided to share some of these —and the stories behind them — on a […]
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On Cuisine + Cocktails
I’m standing in front of a beautiful wooden tea sniffing bar built by owner Doria Roberts at the brand-new Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary in Virginia-Highland. She pulls out silver box No. 17 labeled “Black Forest” from the rack, gently lifts its lid and instructs me to inhale. Immediately, the sharp tang of […]
About Richard L. Eldredge
With lengthy stints at both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta magazine, Richard L. Eldredge has been covering Atlanta’s arts, entertainment, political, dining and charitable fundraising scenes since 1990. In 2015, he launched Eldredge ATL, a daily digital magazine dedicated to the city’s ever-evolving arts, entertainment, cuisine and cultural landscapes. Since 2011, he has worked as senior editor at VOX Teen Communications, supporting Atlanta’s next generation of journalists. In recognition of this work, Eldredge received the Atlanta Press Club Impact Award in 2015.