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By Chad Darnell for Eldredge ATL Spoiler Alert: You’re going to be angry at me by the time you’re done reading this. Pissing people off has always been my special skill. Just ask anyone who knows me. But I’m willing to roll the dice on pissing you off because we’re currently at risk of losing […]
On Arts + Entertainment
The heartwarming hit Broadway musical “Come From Away,” playing through Sunday at the Fox Theatre details how the townspeople of the tiny island town of Gander, Newfoundland responded on September 11, 2001 when more than 7,000 strangers were rerouted to their modest airport after U.S. air space unexpectedly closed following the terror attacks in New […]
In theatre, timing is everything. Broadway nerds like me received a master class in this old adage a few weeks ago when FX’s remarkable limited run series “Fosse/Verdon” revealed that the now-iconic Broadway musical “Chicago,” Gwen Verdon’s long-gestating pet project with husband/choreographer/director/chief cad Bob Fosse nearly closed during its Broadway debut in 1975. That was, […]
According to Jimmy Bowen, one the best live albums ever recorded in Las Vegas nearly didn’t happen. The Reprise Records producer who had just delivered chart-topping hits for his boss Frank Sinatra and his pallie Dean Martin via “Strangers in the Night” and “Everybody Loves Somebody” at the height of Beatlemania was hoping lightning would […]
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 […]
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On Cuisine + Cocktails
Vanessa Briscoe Hay first became acquainted with the Manhattan Cafe when she ducked into the bar in 2005, attempting to ditch an overzealous Pylon fan who had followed her from the 40 Watt club. Recalls Hay, laughing: “I walked over to the table where Michael and Curtis were drinking PBR tallboys and said, ‘Oh, look! […]
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.