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Week of 27 July 2009

Friday - July 31, 2009

The Radio story: Bryan Hutchinson

Atlanta Fulton County Stadium

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Twelve years ago this week, Atlanta said goodbye to what had been a city landmark… the Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. But it’s a loss that’s still on the mind of architect Bryan Hutchinson. He tells why in this edition of our occasional series — The Radio Story.

Sports

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John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports

Thursday - July 30, 2009

Carter Center Re-design

Jimmy Carter Museum

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Lately, if you’ve wanted to visit the Jimmy Carter Museum you would find that it’s closed for a 10 Million dollar re-design. The museum plans to re-open on October 1st, just in time for former President Carter’s 85th birthday. Earlier I stopped by to take a tour with Jay Hakes, the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library about what will be included in the new re-design.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Access Atlanta

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AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.

Wednesday - July 29, 2009

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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The Georgia Shakespeare Festival has kicked off it’s summer series at Oglethorpe University with Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This is Georgia Shakespeare’s 24th anniversary season and we are honored to have with us Richard Garner, who is the Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder.

Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

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Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.

Thursday, July 30th - The Bridges - Smith’s Olde Bar - Video

Friday, July 31st - Grupo Fantasma - Variety Playhouse

Friday, July 31st - Toubab Krewe - Smith’s Olde Bar - Live Performance

Tuesday - July 28, 2009

The Memory Palace - Messrs. Craft

Messrs. Craft

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Summer is a time of freedom and long journeys, and in that spirit, producer Nate DiMeo shares with us a story from his radio series, The Memory Palace, about one slave’s curious — and courageous — road to freedom.






Matt Haffner

Matt Haffner - Lowrider

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Think for a moment of beauty of the outdoors. That could be nature and for some its also art. One local Atlanta artist has a brand of street art that he purposefully displays outside for all to see and for mother nature to eventually fade.

Artist Matt Haffner, recently had a large INDOOR work — Dreams of a Sleeping Giant - on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Monday - July 27, 2009

Images of The Apocalypse

Images of Apocalypse

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The poet Robert Frost wrote “some say the world will end in fire / some say in ice.” Frost obviously hadn’t consulted any of the artists taking part in Images of the Apocalypse — an exhibit going on now at Georgia State University. Myke Johns paid them a visit.

Images of the Apocalypse runs through August 12th at Georgia State’s Welch School Gallery.

Local Book Events

Verb.org

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Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

Tuesday, July 28th - Sarah Dunant - “Sacred Hearts “

Thursday, July 30th - Coleman Barks - “Winter Sky”

Thursday, July 30th - Daniel Silva “The Defector”

Friday, July 31st - Stephen L. Carter - “Jericho’s Fall”