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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
It’s Christmas 1979 and things are getting messy backstage at Studio 54 during the live taping of “The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular!” A miserly homophobic TV producer is making life miserable for Jimmy, the young stage manager and Mark, his dancer boyfriend. A born-again Donna Summer is preaching instead of moaning her way through […]
In ‘Knead,’ Actress Mary Lynn Owen Tackles Bread Baking (In Real Time!) and Some Universal Family Truths
It’s just after 7:30 pm but downstairs, on the Hertz Stage of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta actress Mary Lynn Owen has already retired into a pair of baggy plaid pajamas. “I’m kneading,” she explains, barefoot, standing center stage as she massages her scene partner, a stubbornly springy lump of bread dough. “It’s my favorite part,” […]
Atlanta movie studio mogul Tyler Perry introduced “Nobody’s Fool,” his first R-rated comedy to two packed preview audiences at Atlantic Station Thursday night. And for those who have been following the writer-director-producer’s film work since his 2005 inaugural Madea comedy, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (made primarily for the church folk who flocked to […]
Atlanta author Mary Kay Andrews was a fifth grader in St. Petersburg, Florida when Atlanta C&S bank secretary Mary Shotwell Little vanished without a trace from the parking lot of Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead. Andrews and her sisters knew the South’s largest covered mall well. Each summer on the way to family vacation in […]
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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.