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Georgia Public Broadcasting | July  2024

WATCH: Journey and Def Leppard guitarists plan to rock at Truist Park concert, rain or shine

Journey cofounder and guitarist Neal Schon and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen talked with GPB's Kristi York Wooten about their bands' history and which songs they hope will be the biggest singalongs.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | June 2024

WATCH: Donny Osmond on Georgia concert memories and achieving a 60-year career: 'I'm still here'

LISTEN: Donny Osmond speaks with GPB's Kristi York Wooten about what it takes to succeed in an industry where careers are often cut short — and why the music keeps him going.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | May 2024

Coppola's futuristic 'Megalopolis' premieres at Cannes with Hollywood stars and Atlanta credits

LISTEN: Atlanta film critic Stephen Brown speaks to GPB News about why the new Francis Ford Coppola film "Megalopolis" was filmed in Atlanta.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | April 2024

In Atlanta, a UNICEF exhibition uses light and music to illuminate the power of children's voices

The all-ages experience remixes light, touch and music to bring awareness to health care, education and protection of youth.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | March 2024

How Southern artists influenced legendary British rock band the Zombies

Ahead of the group's April 3 performance at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse, co-founder and keyboardist Rod Argent talks about his love for Southern music.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting | February 2024

Watch: Stevie Wonder performs emotional musical tribute to Dexter Scott King 

Stevie Wonder joined mourners at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta Saturday for the candlelight memorial service honoring the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, who died Jan. 30, 2024 at age 62 after a battle with cancer.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | January 2024

Florida's 30A Songwriters Festival celebrates 15 years of national headliners

The annual music gathering at venues along the beaches of Walton County in Florida's panhandle was co-founded by Atlanta artist manager Russell Carter.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

'Music was so important': Rosalynn Carter honored at song-filled celebration of life 

The service celebrated the former first lady's humanity with poetry, scripture and songs performed by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus and country stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

Radcliffe Bailey, artist whose work voiced dignity, joy and pain of ancestors, dies at 54

Bailey's assemblages at Hartsfield-Jackson and the High Museum, bridged cultural history with the modern Black experience.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

Hip-hop documentary ‘The South Got Something to Say’ premieres in Atlanta.

A star-studded teal carpet preceded the film about Atlanta's music history  produced by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | October 2023

Georgians remember arts journalist and international model Gail O'Neill

O'Neill spent nearly two decades in Georgia working as a contributor for CNN, HGTV, ArtsATL and advocating for local nonprofit organizations.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | September 2023

As Jimmy Carter turns 99, here's a look at his work to eradicate Guinea worm

One of Carter's most impactful accomplishments is the eradication campaign to combat Dracunculiasis, best known as Guinea worm disease.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | July 2023

Atlanta celebrates 'John Lewis Forever' at Morehouse College ceremony

The U.S. Postal Service launched its John Lewis stamp at Morehouse College with gospel singers and heartfelt tributes.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | March 2023

Jimmy Carter’s work for women’s rights is a lasting centerpiece of his legacy

He has hit his stride as a 21st-century advocate for women.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2022

In a tight runoff race, Warnock turns up the music — with Dave Matthews

The singer joined Sen. Raphael Warnock in Atlanta, where musical activism looms large for Gen X.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | September 2022

Stacey Abrams and Brandi Carlile surprise audience at Alicia Keys’ Atlanta concert

Alicia Keys wowed a sold-out crowd at Atlanta's Chastain Park Friday night. 


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | August 2022

'Her Country' explores gender inequality and racial discrimination

Marissa R. Moss discusses her latest book


Pure Pop Review | October 2019

Mixing keyboard riffs and friends

Jon Regen's new album features members of the Police, the Rolling Stones, the Heartbreakers and more.


The Bitter Southerner | May 2019

Coming Up with
Paul McCartney

If Southern cities can be measured by the caliber of performers, then Greenville is ready for Paul McCartney.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | July 2024

'Tyler Mitchell: Idyllic Space' shines at Atlanta's High Museum. Plus: art at CDC, fashion at SCAD

LISTEN: GPB's Devon Zwald and Kristi York Wooten discuss new art exhibitions in Atlanta.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting | May 2024

Kenyan president arrives in Atlanta ahead of Biden talks in D.C.

President William Ruto and first lady Rachel Ruto of the Republic of Kenya met with leaders at the Carter Center before heading to Washington, D.C., 

The May 23 visit marks the 60th anniversary of U.S.-Kenya diplomatic relations, according to the White House.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | May 2024

Actor Richard Thomas on his run as Atticus Finch and why he loves Southern audiences

Southern audiences understand what it's like to grapple with our region's dark and difficult past while also making space for the humor and light in To Kill a Mockingbird's depiction of small- town life.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting | April 2024

56 years after his death, Martin Luther King's appeal for nonviolence applies to a war-torn world

The family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gathered at the King Center in downtown Atlanta this morning for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 56th anniversary of the civil rights leader's assassination. GPB's Amanda Andrews was there.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | March 2024

'A Call to Action': Carter Center celebrates book anniversary and Women's History Month

Today, 10 years after Jimmy Carter's book, A Call to Action, the Carter Center continues its focus on improving women's rights and the suggestions made in 2014 still apply.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | February 2024

Watch: Michael Shannon and Jason Narducy lure all four members of R.E.M. on stage in Athens

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry waved to a crowd at the city's historic 40 Watt venue during a Murmur tribute concert 


Georgia Public Broadcasting | December 2023

Indigo Girls on their incredible year: 'Barbie' movie 'kicked off a snowball effect'

The Atlanta duo spoke with GPB about the importance of music and causes during a time of global unrest, their kinship with the city's hip hop community and all things Barbie.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

Micky Dolenz reflects on  storied career in music, television, film

Hundreds of fans gathered in Athens for the release of Dolenz Sings R.E.M.. Now Dolenz reflects on how this 'Georgia moment' fits into his life as a musician, actor, and Monkee.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

Cat Power says Georgia childhood influenced her new album of Bob Dylan songs

Atlanta-born musician Chan Marshall's latest is an unforgettable recreation of Bob Dylan’s 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

Elton John sells Peachtree Road condo, continues charitable work in Atlanta

The "Rocket Man" singer sold his Buckhead pad for $7.225 million, but his work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation will continue.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | October 2023

TEDWomen conference showcases Atlanta's appeal to global audience

The three-day event included dozens of speakers and topics ranging from human rights to entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence and fireflies.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | September 2023

Parkinson’s breakthroughs remind runners (and Michael J. Fox ) to keep going

Since 2011, Georgia’s second-largest private company has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fight Parkinson’s disease.  


Rolling Stone | May 2023

‘A Hero for Me’: Peter Gabriel on His Long Friendship With Jimmy Carter 

As the rock innovator and human rights campaigner prepares for his I/O world tour, he reflects on the influence of an unlikely friend.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | January 2023

Biden visit underscores MLK's legacy, Atlanta's prominence on global stage

Messages of unity from the pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2022

U2 singer Bono praises R.E.M. and Georgia in new memoir

U2 first met R.E.M. on a European tour in 1985. 

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Pure Pop Review | September 2022

Duran Duran sparkles in the Hollywood rain

During a downpour, the British band lived up to its art rock, punk and funk influences.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | July 2022

Remembering Live Aid, the concert watched around the world

1.9 billion people tuned into the concert to fight famine in Ethiopia.


Atlanta Magazine | September 2019

'A Night of Georgia Music' is a clever revisitation

The oral history of a new rock and classical mashup featuring Mike Mills, Chuck Leavell, and Robert McDuffie.


 The Economist | May 2019

Why "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" endures

As well as an unusual, catchy melody, the song’s lyrics speak to the anxieties of every age.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | June 2024

WATCH: R.E.M. performs at Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony; Mike Mills tells GPB about the honor

Inside New York City's Marriott Marquis during their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, R.E.M.  left fans around the world breathless with anticipation...


Georgia Public Broadcasting | May 2024

Ahead of May 21 primary, Jason Carter and Jordan Fuchs discuss trust in Georgia's elections

The Carter Center Board of Trustees Chair Jason Carter (left) and Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs participated in the "Building Better Elections" forum on May 17, 2024.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | May 2024

Saucy rom-com 'The Idea of You' masquerades as California but its locations are pure Georgia

Georgia has never looked more appealing than it does in The Idea of You, the new Anne Hathaway streamer directed by Michael Showalter, which debuted on Prime Video yesterday after an opening night presentation at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 26.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | March 2024

Ahead of Savannah Music Festival, Rosanne Cash talks 30 years of 'The Wheel' and Georgia music faves

Three decades after its release, the touch points of The Wheel — motherhood, divorce, independence, pursuit of art, new love — still sound fresh.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | March 2024

Watch: Civil rights icon Xernona Clayton shares life, work, MLK friendship in 'Sweet Auburn Stories'

At an event hosted by the Carter Center and Dutch Consulate of Atlanta on Feb. 28, 2024, Sweet Auburn Stories producer Royce Bable sat down with Xernona Clayton, 93, for a wide-ranging interview.


Georgia Public Broadcasting | January 2024

SCAD's Balenciaga exhibition asks: What is the future of archiving for fashion brands?

Long before the Balenciaga label made recent headlines, the brand's namesake set the pace for exquisite cuts and craftsmanship in austere Barcelona, Madrid and Paris studios.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting | December 2023

UDHR anniversary prompts contemplation and questions

The guiding principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights document were adopted by the United Nations in 1948 and influenced the civil rights movement. But discussions about the UDHR's ideals also acknowledged the difficulties in heeding them.


Pure Pop Review | November 2023

How Rosanne Cash's 'The Wheel' became her New York calling card

The 1993 album signaled a rite of passage for women musicians moving to the city and presaged the new Americana movement. Now the recording is being reissued Nov. 17 on the new Rumblestrip Records.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

Monkeemania comes to Athens as Micky Dolenz debuts his EP of R.E.M. songs

Fans gathered outside historic Wuxtry Records in downtown Athens to have their copies of Micky Dolenz Sings R.E.M. signed by Dolenz himself.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | November 2023

'Who's that on my radio?' Butch Walker talks Marvelous 3 reunion

The Georgia-born songwriter and producer is reuniting with Marvelous 3 bandmates for a new album, IV, and sold-out run of shows.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | October 2023

Georgia Alliance for Progress honors rapper Common at annual democracy dinner

The actor and hip-hop star was recognized at the 2023 Democracy Dinner for his work to encourage voter participation in the 2020 election.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | July 2023

Georgians remember Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, who frequented Atlanta

O'Connor was known for her intense spirituality, an angelic voice that could flip into an angry howl and her powerful stage performances.


Pure Pop Review | April 2023

Everything But the Girl’s 'Fuse' pulsates through pain and joy

The British duo’s first album in 24 years is one of its best — and a welcome portrait of togetherness amid isolation.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | December 2022

The legendary singer improvised in his studio, mixing a half-hour of beloved hits and inspirational messages.


NPR | Georgia Public Broadcasting | October 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda energizes Georgia’s Latino voters ahead of midterms

A day on the campaign trail with the playwright and composer


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 2022

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band promise decades of fun

Colin Hay and Steve Lukather talk about their experiences on the road with the beloved Beatle.


The New York Times | December 2019

Can a movie restore INXS's legacy?

A remastered concert film and a new documentary reposition the Australian band for the digital age.

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Pure Pop Review | July 2019

Howard Jones is
Transform-ing summer

The singer's timeless affirmations and wall-to-wall synthesizers fit seamlessly into 2019.

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