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Country Music, Rock n Roll and Georgia Music Hall of Famer Brenda Lee was feted in high fashion Saturday night at the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom. The occasion — Georgia Public Broadcasting threw a gala in the 74-year-old rock n roll pioneer’s honor as the first recipient of the GPB Georgia Legend Award. The native […]
On Arts + Entertainment
Fifty years after her passing, Judy Garland has now been dead longer than she was alive. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her accidental drug overdose at age 47 and the 80th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” the 1939 MGM classic that made her a star. The timing then is perfect for “Judy,” […]
Brenda Lee Reflects on Some of the Best Records From Her 60-Year Career — And One We All Need To Thank Her For!
When you cut your first record — a little toe-tapper titled “Jambalaya” — in 1956, it’s only natural that some folks in 2019 tend to Google you to see if you’re still inhaling on a regular basis. Atlanta native Brenda Lee, one of Nashville’s first global superstars and a central figure in documentary filmmaker Ken […]
In one of “Spider-Man: Far From Home’s” most chillingly prescient scenes, Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, tells Queens’ favorite neighborhood webslinger, “Nowadays, people will believe anything.” For a hero/villain first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Amazing Spider-Man #13 in 1964, Mysterio remains eerily relevant in modern America. A digitally addicted modern American landscape […]
A Note From December Eldredge ATL Guest Editor David de Vries: Haden was a student of mine when I did an Artist in Residence at Brenau University back in 2012. The first thing I noticed about him was that he was just an incredibly nice young man — eager, engaging and polite. We were both […]
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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.