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‘The Rachel’? Joey & Chandler’s Recliners? They’ll Be There For You at the Atlanta ‘Friends’ Experience
As the familiar lavender-hued, yellow plastic picture frame-accented door slid open to reveal an iconic burnt orange sofa in front of a fountain during a media preview of the Atlanta “Friends” Experience Tuesday afternoon, someone audibly gasped. Yes, even the most cynical and grizzled of veteran Atlanta media types were beaming like Grinch as he […]
On Arts + Entertainment
Since April, Atlanta cabaret icon Libby Whittemore has unexpectedly produced and performed more than 30 original weekly shows, making 2020 one of the musically busiest of her 40-year career. With the COVID crisis immobilizing the world’s stages, Whittemore, along with her longtime musical director Robert Strickland, have transformed her Atlanta living room into a public […]
The photograph, shot in an unguarded moment backstage at the 1990 Newport Jazz Festival, is equal parts mesmerizing and menacing. In a single frame, photographer Herb Snitzer manages to capture jazz giant Miles Davis, just months from death at age 65, in all of his volatility, complexity and genius. “I knew the moment I took […]
From Debate Coach James Dickey to Fan Boy Hunter S. Thompson, the 11 Most Bizarre Moments from Jimmy Carter’s Wild 1976 Presidential Race
Surprisingly, author Jonathan Alter’s “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life,” in stores today, is the first definitive biography of our 39th president. The Georgia-born politician, who will turn 96 on Oct. 1, is the prolific author of dozens of books, including a presidential memoir and a White House diary. As a result, Carter has […]
As theatre-goers flock to the Fox Theatre this week to see the 50th anniversary staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic rock musical “Jesus Christ Superstar, the friendship displayed onstage by Omar Lopez-Cepero as Judas and Aaron LaVigne in the title role isn’t just acting. The pair have been friends for 15 years […]
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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.