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On Arts + Entertainment
In a single sentence during a WABE-FM “City Lights” interview with Myke Johns last week, “Angry Fags” playwright Topher Payne aptly explains the appeal of the play’s ascending political figure Peggy Musgrove: “Imagine if the Georgia GOP had a Stacey Abrams.” The description even gives Parris Sarter, the Atlanta actress who brings Peggy Musgrove to […]
‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Director Barry Jenkins on the film’s UGA Connection and Why He Altered the Iconic Novel’s Ending
As the lights came up last fall at the advance screening of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” the film’s director and screenwriter Barry Jenkins spotted a familiar face in the Atlantic Station movie theater — University of Georgia English and African-American Studies professor Ed Pavlic. After seeing Jenkins’ 2008 indie feature “Medicine for Melancholy,” Pavlic […]
40 Years On, The Cast of ‘Della’s Diner’ Reunites for an Out Front Theatre Benefit: A Conversation With Tom Edwards and Libby Whittemore
On Saturday night, two generations of Atlantans will converge at Out Front Theatre in West Midtown for a cast reunion reunion and benefit concert performance of the much beloved musical comedy “Della’s Diner.” Created by Tom Edwards, the soap opera spoof featuring original songs by Harris M. Wheeler and starring Megan McFarland as Della and […]
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 […]
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On Cuisine + Cocktails
“It’s a scorcher out here!” Vanessa Briscoe Hay says playfully, fanning herself with her hand on a 93 degree Saturday afternoon in downtown Athens. In an effort to beat the summer heat each week in July, the Pylon and Pylon Reenactment Society vocalist will introduce Eldredge ATL readers to one of her favorite Athens watering […]
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.