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As Joni Mitchell once wryly observed, “sometimes, change comes at you like a broadside accident.” When the iconic singer-songwriter wrote those lyrics 30 years ago, Mitchell could not have predicted having to rebuild her life following a 2015 brain aneurysm. In his new powerful page-turner of a memoir, “Chase The Light: The Gruesome Art of […]
On Arts + Entertainment
In an era filled with young micromanaged, media trained country acts, interviewing Loretta Lynn was something akin to trying to lasso a twister. Often, you had absolutely no idea where the conversation was headed next but the ride was always completely incomparable. The pride of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky had zero filter. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the […]
On a warm Memorial Day weekend in 2000, Atlantans caught their final glimpse of Nina Simone when she strode regally onstage at the 23rd Atlanta Jazz Festival waving a feather-accented spirit stick. During “See-Line Woman,” the pianist and singer triumphantly danced, strutted and marched around the stage as a packed crowd of adoring fans at […]
The past two years spent at home resulted in many of us reassessing our lives, careers and relationships. For former Atlanta singer Francine Reed, the pandemic gave her time to wrestle with a decision to retire from touring as a beloved featured member of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band. In July, on the occasion of her […]
In the middle of an editorial meeting in the Spring of 1990, the conference room phone buzzed. It was Kim, the Atlantic City magazine receptionist. “Rich, Tony Bennett is on line two.” I resisted the urge to roll my eyes as I quickly interrogated the facial expressions of my co-workers. As the magazine’s new, fresh […]
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On Cuisine + Cocktails
As Stan Getz’s bossa nova period drifts out of the speakers overhead, Go Bar bartender Tom is enjoying the calm before the storm this Saturday night. It’s a few minutes after the club, located at 195 Prince Street, has opened its doors. This is when Vanessa Briscoe Hay and her musician husband Bob Hay usually […]
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.