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Whole Foods “The Roast” draws in new customers

Katie Wood, Author

August 22, 2017

This past June, Whole Foods, a very popular health grocery store, opened up a new addition- The Roast. The Roast is a “build-it-yourself” bowl restaurant where you can personalize what you’d like to eat. There are many Whole Foods stores scattered throughout the country, but one in particular, the Whole Foods located on Ponce, has made the addition. There is an asse...

Shawn Mendes displays prodigious talent on “Illuminate” Tour

Alex Opsahl

August 12, 2017

By Alex Opsahl, Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment-Lifestyle Shawn Mendes looked as joyous as his 13,000 screaming fans when he ascended to the Infinite Energy Center stage, acoustic guitar in hand. Mendes’ July 29th performance marked the Atlanta stop on “Illuminate," Mendes’ third headlining tour since he turned 15 three years ago. Charlie Puth opened the...

Exhibit shows American landscape, celebrates culture

The Southerner

June 5, 2017

The High Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950, which is on display until May 7, focuses on American artwork and its development through the 20th century. The exhibit, which pays homage to the country’s regional subcultures, is divided into sections: The South,The Mid-Atlantic, The Northeast, The Midwest and The...

The show must go on as Alliance closes for renewals

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

May 24, 2017

By Anya Lomsadze The Alliance Theater at the Woodruff Arts Center will draw the curtains for its upcoming 2017-2018 season because of renovations and technical updates. However, the show will go on since the Alliance’s performances during that time will be held at various theaters around Atlanta. “I was surprised that anything was going to change at the theater,”...

Grady Honors Art Society portrays Muslim women

The Southerner

May 24, 2017

By Ellen Winer   Grady’s National Art Honors Society (NAHS) was recently commissioned by the art department of the upcoming movie  Simon vs. the  Homosapien Agenda to paint portraits of influential Muslim women for the movie set, which was filmed at Grady over  Spring  Break. The idea of painting portraits of  lesser-known influential people came about ...

Grady parent makes his mark on the music world

Grady parent makes his mark on the music world

March 28, 2017

By Cory Dillard Mr. Robert Denton may have a lot to deal with by keeping up with his son in college, and his daughter in high school, but he still ha...

84 years of King Kong culminating in Skull Island

84 years of King Kong culminating in Skull Island

March 24, 2017

Everyone knows the iconic 1933 image of King Kong climbing the Empire State building, but no one expected to see Kong in the company of Samuel L. Jacks...

Alliance Theater memorializes defining Atlanta Civil Rights moment

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

March 23, 2017

By Anya Lomsadze From Feb. 22 to March 12, the Alliance Theater showcased “The Temple Bombing,” by Melissa Fay Greene, memorializing the bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Synagogue, which occurred two miles from Grady in 1958. The production of the seldom-spoken story of this defining moment in Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement marks the synagogue’s 15...

Mission: Escape offers thrilling way to spend hour

The Southerner

March 21, 2017

By Olivia Podber You begin alone, or if you’re lucky, with a partner in a dim room that is locked from the outside. The space is filled with clues to be deciphered, such as a hollowed-out book or a three-number code. Working with others in parallel rooms, only able to communicate through a telephone on the wall, you must figure out how to escape within an hour, or risk...

Exhibit paints picture of artist’s legacy

The Southerner

March 21, 2017

As a tribute to the late painter Arnold Mesches, a free solo exhibition has opened at Hathaway, a contemporary art gallery located at 887 Howell Mill Rd. Arnold Mesches: Visions of a Century features several painting series and drawings by the artist. The exhibit, open from January through March 11, showcases collections by the Bronx-born artist that grapple with the artistic,...

Kirkwood unhappy over Pullman Yard developments

Katie Earles

February 16, 2017

By Sydney Shaw The future of Pullman Yard, a retired train station located in the Kirkwood community on Rogers Street, has been uncertain for a long time. One thing that is certain is it will soon be sold for development. Late last year, the Georgia Building Authority announced the yard would finally be listed on the market, with bidding beginning at $5.6 million. The de...

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