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As concerns grow over the rising number of coronavirus cases, more and more businesses are shutting down temporarily, in...
03/13/2020
Which Atlanta Arts Organizations And Events Are Affected By The Coronavirus? | Atlanta PlanIt

As concerns grow over the rising number of coronavirus cases, more and more businesses are shutting down temporarily, including arts venues and events. Atlanta organizations, as well, are keeping track of the news and weighing their options.

With the number of coronavirus cases rising in Georgia, more and more events are being canceled. Here’s a running list of the arts events and venues that have announced plans. *This list will be updated Horizon Theatre -- Open until further notice. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse -- Open until furthe...

The production runs through April 11 at Actor’s Express.
03/11/2020
Play ‘The Brothers Size’ Focuses On The Power Of Family, Brotherhood | Atlanta PlanIt

The production runs through April 11 at Actor’s Express.

Playwright Tarrell Alvin McCraney is best known for the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight,” which is based on one of his stage works. McCraney’s 2008 MacArthur Fellowship led to one of his most lauded works, “The Brothers Size,” which was inspired by his own brother’s incarceration. ...

The show, on view through May 3, displays six series of prints, which include etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. The fo...
03/10/2020
High Museum Exhibition ‘The Plot Thickens’ Showcases The History Of Printmaking | Atlanta PlanIt

The show, on view through May 3, displays six series of prints, which include etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. The focus is storytelling.

The High Museum’s latest exhibition “The Plot Thickens” showcases the history of printmaking. The show displays six series of prints, which include etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. The focus is storytelling. Claudia Einecke is the High Museum’s curator of European art. She joined “City ...

The musical, on stage through April 12, chronicles the lives and music of the Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team...
03/09/2020
With Bio-Musical About Gloria And Emilio Estefan, Aurora Theatre Wants You ‘On Your Feet!’ | Atlanta PlanIt

The musical, on stage through April 12, chronicles the lives and music of the Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team.

Aurora Theatre’s musical “On Your Feet!” chronicles the lives and music of the 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan. From songs like”Conga” to “The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” the musical is a dance down memory lane. “City Lights” host Lois Rei...

The Atlanta Opera will present “Porgy and Bess” from March 7 to 15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
03/06/2020
Opera Singer Morris Robinson Discusses The Complicated Legacy Of ‘Porgy And Bess’ | Atlanta PlanIt

The Atlanta Opera will present “Porgy and Bess” from March 7 to 15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” is often called “The Great American Opera.” Yet, 85 years after its premiere, the piece continues to raise questions about racial representation and cultural appropriation. The Atlanta Opera will present “Porgy and Bess” from March 7 to 15 at the Cobb...

The program, on stage March 6 and 7, will mark the first time students from the Terminus School of Modern Ballet will sh...
03/05/2020
Terminus Modern Ballet Takes On Greek Mythology For ‘Modern Myths’ | Atlanta PlanIt

The program, on stage March 6 and 7, will mark the first time students from the Terminus School of Modern Ballet will share the stage with the company’s professional dancers.

This week, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre explores themes from Greek antiquity where gods fall out of olive trees and Icarus falls from the sky with two works by resident choreographers Tara Lee and Heath Gill. The program “Modern Myths” will mark the first time students from the Terminus School...

Along with a local rock group, the 100-member Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will sing favorites made famous by some of music'...
03/04/2020
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Pays Homage To Iconic ‘Queens’ | Atlanta PlanIt

Along with a local rock group, the 100-member Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will sing favorites made famous by some of music's top stars and, of course, the band Queen.

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is paying tribute to some of the most influential and iconic “queens” of music with their upcoming concert “Queens and Queen.” Along with a local rock group, the 100-member chorus will sing favorites made famous by Cher, Elton John, Madonna and, of course, t....

Actor Googie Uterhardt portrays eight of the characters in the play, which runs from March 6 to 15.
03/03/2020
The Dark Comedy ‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder’ Comes To City Springs Theatre | Atlanta PlanIt

Actor Googie Uterhardt portrays eight of the characters in the play, which runs from March 6 to 15.

City Springs Theatre will soon open the Tony Award-winning musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” It’s the story of an endearing young man who discovers family ties that could turn his life around. The only problem is that he must eliminate eight other relatives of the D’Ysquith...

The show, on view through July 19, combines artist Derrick Adams’ multimedia work inspired by the late designer Patrick ...
03/02/2020
New SCAD Exhibit Highlights The Work Of Patrick Kelly | Atlanta PlanIt

The show, on view through July 19, combines artist Derrick Adams’ multimedia work inspired by the late designer Patrick Kelly, with some of Kelly’s designs and memorabilia.

The Schomburg Center is a division of the New York Public Library, located in Harlem. The center is entirely for research in black culture, and that was where artist Derrick Adams explored the life and work of the late designer Patrick Kelly. The Mississippi-born Kelly took his Southern roots to Par...

Diana Ross, a legend who helped shape the sound of popular music, will be in concert March 1 at the Fox Theatre.
02/28/2020
Diana Ross | Atlanta PlanIt

Diana Ross, a legend who helped shape the sound of popular music, will be in concert March 1 at the Fox Theatre.

Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross helped shape the sound of popular music

On Feb. 29, enjoy a touch of spring on a late winter day. This free event features beautiful flower and greenery display...
02/27/2020
Daffodil Day | Atlanta PlanIt

On Feb. 29, enjoy a touch of spring on a late winter day. This free event features beautiful flower and greenery displays, garden experts, a mini-plant sale and fun activities for attendees of all ages.

Each year the blooms of thousands of daffodils brighten the dreary days of late winter at Oakland Cemetery. Daffodil Day, co-hosted by Historic Oakland Foundation and Georgia Daffodil Society

The HeartBound Ministries’ exhibit is on view through Feb. 27 at the Sloppy Floyd Building downtown, across from the sta...
02/26/2020
‘They Express Their Dreams, Their Pain, Their Joy’: Exhibits Feature Artwork By Georgia Inmates | Atlanta PlanIt

The HeartBound Ministries’ exhibit is on view through Feb. 27 at the Sloppy Floyd Building downtown, across from the state Capitol. There will also be a special exhibit at the Callanwolde Gallery from March 12 to April 12.

When HeartBound Ministries put out a call for artwork for their show “Art From the Inside,” they received more than 250 entries from people incarcerated in Georgia’s correctional facilities. The exhibition is an extension of HeartBound’s “Project Art” education and mentorship program. .....

The Beach Boys are marking more than a half-century of making music. The group, an American icon to fans around the worl...
02/26/2020
The Beach Boys | Atlanta PlanIt

The Beach Boys are marking more than a half-century of making music. The group, an American icon to fans around the world, is in concert Feb. 26 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half-century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.

Visit Woodruff Park and enjoy the view. See this installation composed of light-based sculptures made by local and natio...
02/25/2020
PRISM: Winter Lights On View At Woodruff Park | Atlanta PlanIt

Visit Woodruff Park and enjoy the view. See this installation composed of light-based sculptures made by local and national artists. But hurry! The exhibition ends Feb. 29.

PRISM: Winter Lights is lighting up Woodruff Park. The installation is composed of light-based sculptures made by 10 local and national artists. “City Lights” senior producer Claire Reynolds spoke with Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Marketing Manager Paige Sullivan and Dashboard Executive...

Jason Hines’ artistry is evident in his intricate creations for the Center for Puppetry Arts. His most recent project is...
02/24/2020
‘Stellaluna’ And An Artist’s Goal To Create The Ideal Puppet | Atlanta PlanIt

Jason Hines’ artistry is evident in his intricate creations for the Center for Puppetry Arts. His most recent project is “Stellaluna,” on stage through March 8.

The artistry of Jason Hines is evident in his intricate creations for the Center for Puppetry Arts, with characters including the Cat in the Hat, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Pete the Cat. Hines’ most recent project is “Stellaluna,” the center’s adaptation of the beloved children’s b...

The Peabody Award-winning TV hit comedy is coming to the Fox on Feb. 26.
02/24/2020
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! | Atlanta PlanIt

The Peabody Award-winning TV hit comedy is coming to the Fox on Feb. 26.

The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to the Fox Theatre with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour!

Giovanni, who fearlessly writes about America’s political landscape as well as family and the people who have influenced...
02/21/2020
Nikki Giovanni’s Works Have Made Her One Of America’s Most Celebrated Poets | Atlanta PlanIt

Giovanni, who fearlessly writes about America’s political landscape as well as family and the people who have influenced her, will be giving a free poetry reading at Emory’s Schwartz Center on Feb. 22.

Nikki Giovanni is one of America's foremost poets. She once said, "We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained." On Feb. 22, she'll be at Emory's Schwartz Center. “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with her earlier this week about her life, poetry an...

The bank heist movie comes to the stage Feb. 21 and 22.
02/21/2020
Set It Off | Atlanta PlanIt

The bank heist movie comes to the stage Feb. 21 and 22.

Award-winning writer/director Je'Caryous Johnson takes audiences beyond the movie screen and brings to life the bank heist movie that shook the country. Come relive the nostalgia of one of the greatest urban cult classics, Set It Off. live on stage.

“Once,” on stage through March 8, is making its regional premiere in Atlanta.
02/20/2020
‘Once’: A Classic Story About The Power Of Music And Love | Atlanta PlanIt

“Once,” on stage through March 8, is making its regional premiere in Atlanta.

The musical “Once” takes place on the streets of Dublin, where an Irish vacuum repairman and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. “Once” is making its regional premiere in Atlanta. The Tony Award-winning musical is based on the indie film, which came out in 200...

Every year since 1976, the Alvin Ailey dancers perform at the Fox Theatre during Black History Month.
02/20/2020
A Joyous Tradition Continues: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Returns To The Fox | Atlanta PlanIt

Every year since 1976, the Alvin Ailey dancers perform at the Fox Theatre during Black History Month.

When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Atlanta each year, it’s a joyous occasion. Like a family reunion -- if your relatives happen to be brilliant dancers. Every year since 1976, the Alvin Ailey dancers return to the Fox Theatre during Black History Month. This season’s program ...

When Johnson Publishing created Ebony and Jet magazines, the narrative for black Americans was changed forever. This exh...
02/19/2020
Spelman Exhibition Highlights The Legacy Of Johnson Publishing | Atlanta PlanIt

When Johnson Publishing created Ebony and Jet magazines, the narrative for black Americans was changed forever. This exhibition, on view through May 16, includes images that had a great, powerful impact.

When Johnson Publishing created Ebony magazine in 1945 and Jet magazine in 1952, the black American narrative was changed forever. Images of black people in America appeared in a format as representative and glossy as Life magazine and other mainstream publications. “Theaster Gates: The Black Imag...

The energetic and lovable character, a favorite of kids across the world, brings fun and innovative teaching lessons to ...
02/18/2020
Blippi Live! | Atlanta PlanIt

The energetic and lovable character, a favorite of kids across the world, brings fun and innovative teaching lessons to Atlanta on Feb. 19.

Blippi Live brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music.

Although more than 40 artists are planning to perform, the upcoming event, from June 19 to 21, is being billed as “more ...
02/18/2020
New Name, More Days: FreakNik Festival Returns To Atlanta This Summer | Atlanta PlanIt

Although more than 40 artists are planning to perform, the upcoming event, from June 19 to 21, is being billed as “more than a concert.” It will include art, food trucks and car shows.

FreakNik is slated to return to the metro area this summer -- with a new name and longer schedule. The festival is now called “F.R.E.A.K. World,” which stands for “Fearlessly Reliving & Embracing Atlanta’s Kulture,” according to its website. After 9 Partners Production is planning for the ...

At this Fernbank exhibit through May 3, explore fun house-like spaces daring you to trust your senses. “Reality” may not...
02/17/2020
Our Senses: An Immersive Experience | Atlanta PlanIt

At this Fernbank exhibit through May 3, explore fun house-like spaces daring you to trust your senses. “Reality” may not always be what it seems.

Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses — including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t always what it seems to be.

“What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” is now showing at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema.
02/14/2020
New Documentary Honors Classic Film Critic Pauline Kael | Atlanta PlanIt

“What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” is now showing at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema.

“What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” is a new documentary about the life and work of the legendary New Yorker film critic. “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with the film’s director Rob Garver from NPR in New York. When he began reading Kael’s reviews as a student, he said, “it...

Era, a local artist, completed the mural in “just hours” the day after former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died.
02/13/2020
At Atlanta Park, Local Muralist Pays Tribute To The Late Kobe Bryant | Atlanta PlanIt

Era, a local artist, completed the mural in “just hours” the day after former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died.

There’s quite the tribute to Kobe Bryant in a downtown Atlanta park. Bryant, along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 outside Los Angeles. On any given day, a handful of people can be spotted gazing at a massive mural in honor of the late phil...

There’s still time to catch the show before it says goodbye to Atlanta.
02/13/2020
The Broadway Classic ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Makes Its Way To Fox Theatre | Atlanta PlanIt

There’s still time to catch the show before it says goodbye to Atlanta.

The Tony Award-winning musical “Hello, Dolly!” is onstage at the Fox Theatre this week as a part of Broadway Across Atlanta. The story is about a middle-aged widow named Dolly Levi, a socialite-turned-matchmaker. She works her magic, and all the main characters fall in love before the night is o...

Award-winning playwright Will Power delivers this modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” on stage Feb. ...
02/12/2020
Seize The King | Atlanta PlanIt

Award-winning playwright Will Power delivers this modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” on stage Feb. 14 to March 8.

With his country’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia in Seize The King.

Want to introduce your kids to ballet? This one-hour production, featuring the magic of the beloved “Swan Lake,” may be ...
02/12/2020
Swan Princess | Atlanta PlanIt

Want to introduce your kids to ballet? This one-hour production, featuring the magic of the beloved “Swan Lake,” may be the answer. It’s a show that children and adults alike can enjoy Feb. 13 to 16.

Swan Princess features all of the mystery and magic of the beloved classic Swan Lake, but fits the treasured story into a one-hour format for children that serves as a perfect introduction to ballet.

Among the honorees at the Feb. 11 Our Founding Valentines event: The Armorettes, a camp drag ensemble that became a fund...
02/11/2020
Atlanta Pride And Touching Up Our Roots Honor LGBTQ Pioneers In The Arts | Atlanta PlanIt

Among the honorees at the Feb. 11 Our Founding Valentines event: The Armorettes, a camp drag ensemble that became a fundraising juggernaut, and trans rights activist and documentarian T. Cooper.

Atlanta Pride and Touching Up Our Roots are honoring LGBTQ pioneers in the arts Feb. 11 at the sixth annual Our Founding Valentines event. “City Lights” producer Summer Evans spoke with event coordinator Dave Hayward and Founding Valentines honoree and slam poet Theresa Davis. Hayward's organ....

Metro Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta will be performing their winter concert at the Rialto Center for Performing A...
02/11/2020
Metro Youth Symphony Educates Atlanta's Young Musicians | Atlanta PlanIt

Metro Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta will be performing their winter concert at the Rialto Center for Performing Arts on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Metro Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, also known as “MYSO,” is celebrating its 30th season in Atlanta. Students engage with classical works and take part in large ensemble performances. There are two divisions — the Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. “City Lights” ....

In addition to the laughs, this fearless comedy, which runs Feb. 11 to March 8, explores classism, colorism, body shamin...
02/10/2020
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play | Atlanta PlanIt

In addition to the laughs, this fearless comedy, which runs Feb. 11 to March 8, explores classism, colorism, body shaming, self-esteem and more.

In the play "School Girls," Paulina, the reigning queen bee of the all-girls Aburi Boarding School, has her sights set on winning the Miss Ghana Pageant and ultimately, the Miss Global Universe Pageant.

The year of restoration on the Fox Theatre’s Mighty Mo will cost just over $500,000.
02/10/2020
Mighty Restoration Being Done On World-Renowned Organ At Fox Theatre | Atlanta PlanIt

The year of restoration on the Fox Theatre’s Mighty Mo will cost just over $500,000.

The world-renowned organ in Atlanta’s Fox Theatre is undergoing a major restoration project. Built in 1929, the Möller known as Mighty Mo is one of the largest theater organs in the United States. Wear-and-tear has taken its toll on Mighty Mo, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Switches t...

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You really need to pay better attention. I am not sure if it is your staff, or WABE's staff, but the person who reads the Atlanta Planit info on WABE has made yet another mistake. Today I heard Blondie will soon be playing at The Fox for Pride. That concert was cancelled weeks, if not a month, ago. Also, I heard you announce that Hamilton was playing at the Fox through June 10th......the announcement was made mid-last week, around June 12th-13th.
You have way out-dated information on the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. https://atlantaplanit.wabe.org/venues/roswell-cultural-arts-center/ It would be to everyone's advantage if you would update it.