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Monthly Archives: April 2014

    “Visionary” Car Showcase to Stop By Atlanta Next Month

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 29, 2014

    An exhibition is being put together at the Atlanta High Museum of Art that will showcase 17 concept cars from across Europe and the U.S. Just to give you an idea of how “unique” these vehicles are from what you see during rush hour, there’s General Motors’ Firebird I, which looks more like a jet... Read More

    Atlanta Engagement of The Lion King Tour Sells Out

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 29, 2014

    It goes without saying that The Lion King is an absolute classic, with viewers of all ages being able to derive many a fond memory from the Disney animated film. Recently, this has been made evident by its Broadway incarnation THE LION KING, where its Atlanta engagement grossed the highest weekly domestic gross in its... Read More

    Atlanta Artist and His Walmart Paintings Make Headlines

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 26, 2014

    Most of us go to places like Walmart for groceries and booze, and so does Brendan O’Connell. To him though, not only are Walmart branches supermarkets, they’re also art studios. O’Connell, A Tucker Native, left for Paris after graduating in 1990. It is there where he did portraits of tourists before returning stateside after a... Read More

    East Atlanta Village Facelift to be Crowdsourced

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 26, 2014

    Paces Properties is eying a potentially prime piece of East Atlanta Village real estate for renovation, which it plans to fund through crowdsourcing. Through this method alone, they intend to raise at least $250,000 to buy a commercial center along Glenwood Avenue. Feel like pitching in? You’re free to do so, for a minimum contribution... Read More

    Atlanta Public Library Reopens

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 24, 2014

    At 106 years old, the library closed down on January for a three-month restoration project costing $150,000. The funding came through a referendum passed by local taxpayers in April of last year. The project’s focus was to restore the facility, as closely as possible, to its original condition. Though the library has been open since... Read More

    AT&T Eyes Atlanta for High Speed Internet Service

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 23, 2014

    With Google Fiber looming over the horizon, AT&T is considering providing high speed Internet in 21 new major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta. According to AT&T, such a service will deliver broadband speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second to consumers and businesses, which is 100 times faster than your basic run-of-the-mill broadband connection. No... Read More

    Jazz Concert at Oakland Cemetery

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 23, 2014

    If they don’t mind the venue, jazz fans may want to mark their calendars. The 40th anniversary of the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs will be celebrated with a jazz concert and party on May 4 at the Oakland Cemetery.   According to Camille Russell, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the event... Read More

    Atlanta to Get Major League Soccer Team

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 18, 2014

    Back in December of last year, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber talked about expanding MLS into Atlanta. Fast forward to April 16, 2014, you now have him awarding the League’s 22nd team to the city. Under the wing of Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the MLS franchise will find its home at the Falcon’s... Read More

    Paul McCartney Scheduled for June Visit

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 18, 2014

    Here’s a little fact for you: “Yesterday” is the most covered song in music history. You know what else is interesting? Paul McCartney, the song’s writer, will be performing at Atlanta’s Philips Arena as part of his The Out There tour. While on tour, McCartney will be be performing songs from his solo career, as... Read More

    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Top Out Atlanta Headquarters

    By Zac Pasmanick | April 15, 2014

    If you’ve flown in or out of Hartsfield-Jackson recently, you may have noticed a 28-acre complex to the northeast corner of the airport. That’s not a new terminal building, that’s Porsche North America’s soon-to-be Atlanta headquarters. The HQ will feature a Technical Training Center, a Classic Car Restoration and Display Area, a business center, restaurants,... Read More