The third annual Athens Hip Hop Awards happened Saturday, Mar. 7 at the Morton Theatre. Flagpole photographers Joshua L. Jones and Randy Schafer were there to document the show. Check out photos and video below.
The bells kept ringing at the Lyndon House on Thursday night. “Are they making an announcement?” one woman asked me. Nothing ensued, and we were all easily pulled back into our animated conversations. The bells rang again. Eventually the noise of the crowd drowned the ringing out entirely, as hundreds had gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lyndon House Art Center’s Juried Exhibition.
Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift played The Foundry Friday evening. Below, check out a selection of photographs from the show.
Photo Credit: Blake Aued
"Comply and complain" was the refrain police used over and over again during a town hall meeting with local law enforcement on Saturday.
A panel of community leaders briefly tackled a number of important issues—gentrification, low voter turnout, lack of minority representation in government—but in the wake of recent high-profile cases where police killed African Americans, the No.1 concern was the police department's relationship with minorities.
A friendly reminder: The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections (155 E. Washington St., next to City Hall) will open for early voting this weekend—including Sunday for the first time ever. Hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday and 1–5 p.m. Sunday.
Photo Credit: Mike White
Beloved local rock and roll institution The Glands returned to the stage Saturday after a two-year hiatus (which was preceded by a one-year hiatus, which was preceded by a seven-year hiatus…), and they played. Boy, did they play. Thirty-six songs, in fact.
The setlist, which spanned the band's career and teased unreleased material from a long-awaited third record, which frontman Ross Shapiro confirmed to Flagpole will be out within the year, is now streamable via Southern Shelter. Check it out below.
A video of a journalist being forcibly removed from a Republican campaign event in Dawsonville has drawn a lot of attention lately. Lost in the shuffle, according to Democrat Michelle Nunn's Senate campaign, were her opponent David Perdue's comment on the unemployment rate at the 37-minute mark.
Team Nunn is circulating a Huffington Post article about the event that quotes Perdue as saying he's not concerned about Georgia's 7.8 percent unemployment rate, which is the second highest of any state and well above the 6.2 percent national average.
The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation hosted its 45th Annual Preservation Awards at the historic Morton Theatre on Monday, June 2.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper expressed discontent that many college applicants are starting to mention Edward Snowden as their personal hero, describing his leaks as "the most massive and damaging theft in our country's history." Clapper defended the right of whistleblowing but contended that Snowden does not deserve the label because he did not report his concerns up the chain of command, to Congress or to the Justice Department.
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