Irish singer Chloë Agnew made a name for herself as one of the youngest members of the acclaimed music group (and PBS favorite) Celtic Woman. She performs in concert with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Expect Irish music, standards, and Broadway and movie melodies. Guest artists include Irish tenor Dermot Kiernan and Celtic dancer and Riverdance alum Scott Porter. The South Cobb concert venue, by the way, is the only midsize outdoor spot with covered seats.
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Atlanta’s festival season has something for everyone. Here are at least some of the don’t-miss events.
All lined up: the B-52′s, Straight No Chaser, Joe Bonamassa, Keith & Krystyn Getty and Widespread Panic.
Find out what makes other beaches in a state full of them green with envy when compared to those on Florida’s Emerald Coast.
The 14th annual Taste of Atlanta returns to Midtown on Sept. 25 and, to date, 50 restaurants have signed up to take part. That list is expected to grow. Discount tickets on sale while supplies last.
Celebrate America’s birthday month in Historic Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg, Va., and learn more about the nation’s earliest inhabitants, rebels and pioneers.
A new $22 million facility will open sometime in 2017 on the Atlanta History Center campus in Buckhead.
Welcome to West Midtown, where artsy shops, home furnishing stores and award-winning restaurants line the sidewalks, and old industrial buildings have become loft and work spaces.
Catch “Memphis,” if you can, in its final week at Aurora Theatre, then prepare for the fall rush of new and exciting openings — “Cuckoo’s Nest” at the Alliance, “Stupid F*cking Bird” at Actor’s Express and a whole lot more.
Weird Sisters’ “Hot Pink” opens. “Motown” at the Fox and the 2015 Essential Theatre Festival close and “Memphis” rolls at Aurora Theatre. See a show!
The AJC Decatur Book Festival has lined up plenty of free theater, music, chalk art and more for the third art|DBF, the arts-festival-within-the-book-festival held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-6) in downtown Decatur.
A very full calendar includes closing weekend for Serenbe Playhouse’s “Evita” and the one-weekend-only “Shaking the Wind,” written and performed by Atlanta dynamo Minka Wiltz. Up next: “Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow” (Weird Sisters); Motown the Musical at the Fox; and Wabi Sabi — that’s dance — at Serenbe.
There’s only so much history one can get from a two-hour musical. But “Motown the Musical” — with its 66 hit songs — reminds us how Berry Gordy’s vision helped create an America in which both blacks and whites were “Dancing in the Streets.”
“King Lear.” “A Trip to Bountiful.” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” These are plays you don’t do unless you have your leads locked in. So, for her “Cuckoo,” the Alliance Theatre’s Susan V. Booth locked in Neal A. Ghant and Tess Malis Kincaid and surrounded them with many of the city’s best character actors.
Last chance for “Chasin’ dem Blues,” “John Denver’s America,” “Nelle’s Story” and “The Reluctant Dragon.” Playing on: “Evita,” “Memphis” and “Rent.”