Old school, new student

Former American Idol Ruben Studdard is going back to his roots. The Alabama native is set to star in the 30th anniversary tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’, playing Fats Waller alongside fellow “American Idol” alumni Frenchie Davis and Trenyce Cobb. “I know most people are [expecting] to see the Velvet Teddy Bear when, in fact, they’re going to get Fats,” Studdard says.

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Growing up 'good'

By Kristi Casey Sanders

Katie Rose Clarke doesn’t need any help identifying with her Wicked character Glinda, the “good” witch. “She’s becoming a woman and discovering what’s important in life; I relate on that level,” Clarke says…

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The animal and the machine

By Kristi Casey Sanders

Les Misérables changed Robert Evan’s life. In 1989, the University of Georgia football player took a date to see the musical at The Fox Theatre. “I didn’t know what I was going to see, and it floored me emotionally,” Evan remembers. At that moment, the business major decided he needed to be on stage. Within a year, he was performing with Chris Manos’ Theater of the Stars and had earned his Actor’s Equity card. Three months after moving to New York in 1992, he made his Broadway debut — as one of Les Misérables’ students on the barricade. He is excited to return to the Fox Theatre as Jean Valjean, the musical’s heroic lead…

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Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor

When asked what Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor is about, Palmer Williams Jr., says it’s an instruction manual about how to live a better life. “It’s a relationship story about good and evil. It’s about a hard-working accountant who is married to a marriage counselor who feels neglected.”…

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Q&A with Emily Saliers

By Kristi Casey Sanders

Lifelong Decatur resident and perennial Indigo Girl Emily Saliers took a moment out of her busy touring schedule to talk with Encore Atlanta about life in Atlanta, her love of food and working with childhood friend Amy Ray. Next month, catch them both in concert when the Indigo Girls perform at Chastain Amphitheater…

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Q&A with Emily Saliers

By Kristi Casey Sanders

Lifelong Decatur resident and perennial Indigo Girl Emily Saliers took a moment out of her busy touring schedule to talk with Encore Atlanta about life in Atlanta, her love of food and working with childhood friend Amy Ray. Next month, catch them both in concert when the Indigo Girls perform at Chastain Amphitheater…

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