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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: “Out of Darkness” is a brilliant, haunting watershed for the Atlanta Opera by Scott Freeman and Jim Farmer

The bold Atlanta Opera world premiere of Out of Darkness: Two Remain debuted Thursday. The story of two Holocaust survivors — one Jewish and one gay — is told with powerful theat…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

News: Alliance announces 50th anniversary season back home in its renovated theater by Scott Freeman

The Alliance Theatre will celebrate its 50th season with a newly renovated theater space and five world premieres. The theater announced its 2018–19 season today. After a year of performi…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

News: Atlanta Ballet announces 2018-19 season, featuring a new “Nutcracker” and a fall show by Scott Freeman

Atlanta Ballet’s 2018-19 season will feature four world premieres, including a new version of Nutcracker and pieces by choreographers Liam Scarlett and Ricardo Amarante. The company also a…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

News: The Work Room, a critical hub for indie Atlanta dance, will close next month by Scott Freeman

The Work Room, created in 2015 to provide a hub for experimental dance and housed in the Wagon Works building in East Point, will cease operations next month. The studio space, founded by Th…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

News: City of Lawrenceville to build new $26 million arts complex next to Aurora Theatre by Scott Freeman

The city of Lawrenceville has hired a design team for a $26 million arts complex in downtown that will expand the home of the Aurora Theatre with a new 500-seat theater, educational faciliti…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

News: The Alliance Theatre announces itinerary for its “on the road” 2017–18 season by Scott Freeman

As its performance spaces undergo a $22 million overhaul over the next year, the Alliance Theatre has announced its “take it on the road” schedule for the 2017–18 season, which inc…

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Friday, December 9, 2016

News: Emory’s William Ransom named one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators in classical music by Scott Freeman

William Ransom, artistic director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, has been selected this year as one of Musical America’s 30 Professionals of the Year: The Innovators. Ranso…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

News: Atlanta Lyric Theatre artistic director Brandt Blocker resigns to move to Hong Kong by Scott Freeman

Brandt Blocker, the long-time Atlanta Lyric Theatre managing artistic director, has resigned his position and plans to move to Hong Kong in January.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Preview: Project Love ATL benefit draws Atlanta’s best talent for a one-night-only show by Scott Freeman

Project Love ATL returns for its second annual benefit performance Monday night at Park Tavern, gathering together some of Atlanta’s premier dancers, musicians, actors and spoken word arti…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

News: Dad’s Garage “Hart of America” web series selected for New York TV Fest by Scott Freeman

An original comedy/thriller conceived by Dad’s Garage is one of 63 projects selected for a national competition that will result in at least one development deal with a network or televisi…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Preview: Broadway and film star Anthony Rapp does free Q&A session Thursday by Scott Freeman

Actor Anthony Rapp, star of both the film and stage versions of Rent, will do a free public question-and-answer session Thursday at noon at the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage. Rapp’s app…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi returns with premiere of new work by Sean Hilton by Scott Freeman

Choreographing dance for an outdoor venue can present its own unique challenges, which Sean Hilton discovered as he created a piece that will make its world premiere Saturday when Atlanta Ba…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Breaking news: The Atlanta Opera receives $600,000 Molly Blank Fund grant by Scott Freeman

The Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun has talked often about his mantra: increase the company’s artistic risk and lower the financial risk. One of Zvulun’s new initatives to lift the compan…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Changing of the Guard: Q&A with new Atlanta Ballet artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin by Scott Freeman

San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Gennadi Nedvigin begins his new job as Atlanta Ballet’s artistic director on August 1 as just the fourth leader the ballet has had since its inception…

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

News: Atlanta Ballet 2016-17 season introduces the vision of new artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin by Scott Freeman

Atlanta Ballet will have one foot in the past and one foot in the future for the 2016-17 season, the first under new artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin. Nedvigin, who fills the shoes of the…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Preview: With “20/20,” Atlanta Ballet goes modern with one world premiere and two old favorites by Scott Freeman

Atlanta Ballet’s third show in the final season of artistic director John McFall, 20/20 will feature three contemporary works commissioned by the ballet — two

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

News: The Alliance releases design of its new home; plans to spend 2017-18 season on the go by Scott Freeman

The Alliance Theatre has released the final design specs for the $22 million renovation that will mark the first major work on the theater since

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Preview: Project Love brings together a potpourri of performers for victims of domestic violence by Scott Freeman

The genesis of Project Love — the fundraiser to help domestic violence victims put together by Atlanta Ballet company dancer Alessa Rogers — goes back

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi troupe taps into an Atlanta music icon to settle the score by Scott Freeman

When Dede Vogt hung up her “working musician” shoes a few years ago, she didn’t leave behind her chops — she simply became more involved

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi “Trips the Light Fantastic” at Atlanta Botanical Garden by Scott Freeman

For a professional ballet dancer, dancing on a grass lawn presents certain challenges. On the plus side, just as with a professional athlete, grass is

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Friday, March 20, 2015

News: Atlanta Ballet celebrates McFall; brings back Twyla Tharp, “Moulin Rouge” for 2015–16 by Scott Freeman

Atlanta Ballet will restage three productions for its 2015–16 season, including legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin and Moulin Rouge — The

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Preview: Alvin Ailey lets its “little light shine” at the Fox with tribute to folk music legend Odetta by Scott Freeman

It seemed like an odd Christmas present for a six-year-old kid. It was a gift from my uncle — whom I discovered years later had

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Christian Clark reprises role of a lifetime in “Roméo et Juliette” by Scott Freeman

Christian Clark found his home when he was eight years old. His sister had signed up for a class at the Atlanta Ballet school (now the

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breaking News: Citing financial stress, Georgia Shakespeare shutters after a 29-year run by Scott Freeman

The Georgia Shakespeare theater group announced today it is closing down, unable to raise enough money to overcome a budget crisis that forced the troupe

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