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You Know Their Voices. Now, Meet the Dedicated, Dependable Men of TOAST (The Old Announcers at Shoney’s on Tuesday)
A Note from Eldredge ATL December Guest Editor David de Vries: TOAST has been such a welcome fraternity in my life. It has evolved over the decades from a working group to a primarily retired group, but we’ve been through a lot with each other and I think we cherish the connections we’ve built. We know […]
On Arts + Entertainment
My obsession with Christmas records can be traced directly back to the series of “A Very Merry Christmas” LPs sold exclusively each holiday season by the W.T. Grant’s department store chain. From 1968 to 1975, the annual sampler of holiday tunes featured a bizarro mash up of performers on each album, pressed up by the […]
Analyzing Ebenezer: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Actor David de Vries on the Enduring Appeal of the Dickens Classic
Editor’s Note: Throughout the month, Eldredge ATL December Guest Editor David de Vries will spotlight some of his favorite Atlantans, along with discussing his roles in two big projects this month, playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the Alliance Theatre’s annual staging of “A Christmas Carol” and portraying AJC editor John Walter in director Clint Eastwood’s shot-in-Atlanta […]
Midway through his debut novel, “All About the Benjamins,” Atlanta writer Zev Good’s family patriarch Joel Benjamin makes the following observation: “Let’s just get through this, then everyone can go back to hating each other, and no one will have to speak to anyone else until Rosh Hashanah, and it’ll be OK.” The scene: a […]
She emerges on stage, broken and boozed up. The members of the jazz trio behind her nervously exchange glances in the dark. And by the time she’s finished her opening number, “I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone,” her eyes are brimming with tears. Welcome to Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Philadelphia, 1959. Inexplicably, at just […]
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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.