The 2020 MLK Day Parade and Music Festival, presented by United Group of Artists, took place downtown on Monday, bringing Athenians of all walks together on a chilly day to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of advocating for social and racial justice. Check out photos from the parade below:
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Everyone knows Carole King’s music, even if they don’t know they know Carole King’s music. The critically acclaimed songwriter wrote (with her then-husband Gerry Goffin) her first No. 1 hit at age 17—“Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” famously sung by The Shirelles. Her repertoire from the 1960s and '70s is full of hits like “Some Kind of Wonderful” by The Drifters, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin, “Chains” by The Beatles and more. It wasn’t until 1971 that King released a full album, Tapestry, of songs written and performed by herself.
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Sad news for Cobbham residents: Avid Bookshop is closing its Prince Avenue location at the end of the year, owner Janet Geddis announced in her monthly newsletter to customers.
Geddis reassured readers that Avid is not in danger of going out of business, and the newer Five Points location will remain open. But sales declining and a recession looming, she wrote that she made the difficult decision to downsize out of an abundance of caution.
She chose to keep the Five Points store over Prince because it's larger, with an office and storage in back, and because of challenges negotiating a long-term lease for the Prince space.
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Complimentary tickets to the Athens Symphony's two-day Christmas Concert series will be available for pickup at the Classic Center box office on Monday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m., the Classic Center announced today. The concerts will take place Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.
The Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend, with thousands of costumed partiers taking it to the streets of downtown Athens to celebrate Halloween. Check out photos from the event below, courtesy of Flagpole's Whitley Carpenter:
Dogs in Halloween costumes roamed the streets of the Boulevard neighborhood Sunday for the fourth annual Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard parade and contest. Flagpole photographer Whitley Carpenter was there to capture the canine cuteness:
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