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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.


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.


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.

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  The Atlantic  

How Atlanta Became the Backdrop for Futuristic Films

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When Little Richard  Met Cee Lo


The Return of the 1990s Supermodel

  The Wall Street Journal  

John Mellencamp and Stephen King Make Terrifying Music


Neil Finn's Quiet Masterpiece


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