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Georgia Ensemble revisits dramatic true story of ‘The Elephant Man’

 

69846-ElephantMan_small-384x192This 1979 Tony Award-winning best play is based on the life of John Merrick, a 19th-century Londoner born with disfiguring skin and bone diseases who travels from freak shows to a prestigious hospital to high society. He only begins to live when he meets a celebrated physician. The drama returns to Broadway in November with Bradley Cooper as Merrick. The original play led to a 1980 film version with John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. The nine-member Georgia Ensemble Theatre cast is led by Jonathan Horne as Merrick.

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Encore Life

Touchdown!

The new College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience is far more than statues and plaques. Every college team in the nation is represented, along with bands, mascots, cheerleaders and lots of interactive things to do.

Savannah Smiles

Much has changed since Margaret Mitchell compared Savannah and its coastal companion Charleston to “aged grandmothers sunning themselves placidly in the sun.” Here are a few of those changes.

Open for Business

With the look and feel of L.A.’s Rodeo Drive, the dining, entertainment, shopping, office and residential juggernaut known as Buckhead Atlanta is gunning to become Atlanta’s “must-see” and “must-be-seen-at” destination.

Meet Mammy before ‘GWTW’

“Gone With the Wind” and other Civil War topics dominate the Atlanta History Center’s fall lecture and author series, which also touches on Jewish life in America, the U.S.-Mexican border culture and American politics from Lyndon B. Johnson to Ronald Reagan. The series begins Sept. 2.

Enter Garden’s scarecrow design contest by Aug. 22

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s “Scarecrows in the Gardens” design contest is open for registration now through Aug. 22. Unleash your creative side.

When Asheville eats, it sees green

What makes Asheville’s food scene different from, say, Atlanta’s or Charleston’s, is the number of spots that have been certified by the Green Restaurant Association.

Summoning the Past

In Atlanta’s new National Center for Civil & Human Right, the civil rights movement of 50 years ago is linked to a broad human rights struggle today.

ArtsScene Blog

11 vie for playwriting honor

When Atlanta’s professional theater artists honor their own at Monday night’s Suzi Bass awards, 11 playwrights will be recognized for new work, with one earning the coveted Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award. Many of the nominees have had work produced around the country.

This week’s best bets: Oct. 30

Get your culture on! Our recommendations include the August Wilson bio at True Colors, Out of Hand’s cwazy wabbit show, Theatrical Outfit’s “My Children! My Africa!” and, “beginning” Wednesday, the highly anticipated “Murder Ballad” at Actor’s Express.

High’s Shapiro leaving after 15 years

Michael E. Shapiro’s last day as director of the High Museum of Art is July 31, 2015. He time at the High saw unprecedented artistic and financial growth.

More Fringe, more money, enter now

The Atlanta Fringe Festival wants your rad acts. Actors, dancers, mimes, clowns and more can apply now through Jan. 5. May the Fringe be with you.

This week’s best bets: Oct. 23

This weekend’s your last chance for Aurora’s “Clybourne Park” and “The Doctor, the Devil & My Dad” at 7 Stages and your first look at the Alliance’s “Steel Magnolias.” Don’t-misses include “How I Learned What I Learned” at True Colors and Theatrical Outfit’s “My Children! My Africa”

Cirque’s female-centric ‘Amaluna’

Even if you’ve seen every Cirque, each has its own feel and seems fresh, with a distinct hybrid mix of rock concert, laser light show, circus and comedy show.

(VIDEO) Ebony mag, MODA execs talk fashion live

Join Encore Atlanta, a representative of Ebony magazine and MODA officials for a live chat about the storied magazine and its fashions.


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