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Monthly Archives: November 2014

    Atlanta Streetcar Delayed Over Safety Concerns

    By Zac Pasmanick | November 24, 2014

    The launch of the Atlanta street car was rescheduled from November to at least December 6, and this time due to safety concerns. The agency also expressed concerns over what it called the city’s “compressed time frames” to complete safety reviews, which could “result in insufficient reviews and compromise the overall safety of the system.” source/s: ... Read More

    Zoo Atlanta Expansion Fundedy by Woodruff’s $20 Million Gift

    By Zac Pasmanick | November 20, 2014

    The Atlanta Zoo is planning to expand the land area by 5 acres to preserve the historic facade of the Cyclorama building, and for this to continue they need a very huge amount of money. Luckily, Zoo Atlanta received an historic grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation amounting to $20 million. “In 25, 50,... Read More

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Reaches Labor Deal with Musicians

    By Zac Pasmanick | November 11, 2014

    “We are thrilled we have been able to reach agreement with the musicians,” said Virginia A. Hepner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center. Last Saturday, musicians and management at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reached an agreement on a new labor contract after months of negotiations and a lockout that canceled several... Read More

    Oakland Cemetery Receives ‘Developments of Excellence’ Award from the Atlanta Regional Commission

    By Zac Pasmanick | November 10, 2014

    The City of Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery received the award for the 2014 Great Place winner in the Atlanta Regional Commision’s 16th annual Developments of Excellence awards. Amy Phuong, the Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation said, “I am thrilled that for the past three years, a City of Atlanta park has been honored by the... Read More

    Atlanta-launched Holocaust Musical to Get New York Staged Reading

    By Zac Pasmanick | November 3, 2014

    “By Wheel and by Wing,” an original Holocaust-set musical that originated in Atlanta by Act3 Productions will receive a staged reading at the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Edmond J. Safra on November 3. The production, to be staged in front of an audience of theater professionals, will be directed by two-time Tony-nominated actress Jayne Atkinson (perhaps best... Read More