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Blog Topic: Last Night

  • Homedrone: Photo Gallery: Here Are the 2019 Flagpole Athens Music Awards Winners

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    Pinky Doodle Poodle

    The 2019 Flagpole Athens Music Awards show kicked off AthFest at the Morton Theatre on Thursday, where local musicians took home awards in 20 categories based on a reader vote. The night's big winner was folk-rock group Family and Friends, which took home both the Album and Artist of the Year awards. 

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  • In the Loop: Athens Moms (and Others) Rally to End Gun Violence

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    Photo Credit: Whitley Carpenter

    ACCPD Chief Cleveland Spruill and Mayor Kelly Girtz.

    About 30 people wearing orange to symbolize their opposition to gun violence braved a looming thunderstorm Friday night for a rally featuring Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz and Police Chief Cleveland Spruill.

    "We wear orange to say we will be seen, we will be heard, we will show up—even when it's raining—and we will work to end gun violence," said Emma Jones of Moms Demand Action, which organized the rally.

    The group also tried to light up City Hall orange, though as they acknowledged, the coloring wasn't really visible in the dim light.

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  • Homedrone: Lydia Brambila Wins Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award

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    Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher

    Thursday evening at The Foundry, the 2019 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award was presented to Lydia Brambila, a local singer-songwriter who was nominated for the song "Sirena," from her 2018 album Migraineur.

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  • Culture Briefs: Photo Gallery: 2019 Flagpole Athens Favorites Party

    In this week's issue, we reveal the 2019 Flagpole Athens Favorites winners—the local businesses our readers voted as being the most magical in town. Last night at Little Kings Shuffle Club, we celebrated with lots of this year's winners and runners-up. Congrats to this year's Favorites! Check out photos from the party below, courtesy of contributor Zach Tate:

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  • Culture Briefs: Lauren Haynes of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Visits Athens

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    Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary American Art at Crystal Bridges Museum, is the guest juror for this year's Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House.

    Lauren Haynes is working towards the day when it is the norm for female artists and artists of color to inhabit museum collections with the ease and frequency of white males. She also wants to get people excited about contemporary art.

    Haynes spoke to a full auditorium last night at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The Curator of Contemporary American Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, she is in Athens to serve as this year’s guest juror for the Lyndon House Art Center’s 44th Juried Exhibition. Speculation is high among local artists about how the show might look and feel in the hands of this bold young curator. Babs Kall, a local artist who works with fused glass, said “I’m curious and anxious to see what Lauren chose for the show. I am expecting a vibrant and colorful, tactile exhibit.” 

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  • Homedrone: Live Review: Post Animal at Georgia Theatre

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    Post Animal

    Photos by Abigail Sherrod Sykes

    Folks trickled in on a very cold Wednesday evening for Post Animal's openers, Shane T and Illiterate Light. Nashville-based Shane T, accompanied by bassist Taylor Cotton and drummer Matt Martin, gave a cohesive performance, with a fuller setlist than one might expect from an artist who has only released one single since going solo. A graduate of the Music Business Program at UGA and former frontman of Athens band Son & Thief, Shane gave a shoutout to the Georgia Theatre, where he interned before graduating. 

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  • In the Loop: Trump Jr., Kemp and Co. Dish Out Red-Meat Rhetoric for Conservatives at Athens Events

     

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    Photo Credit: Savannah Cole

    Amidst a swarm of police and protesters, Donald Trump Jr. came to town on Tuesday. It was kind of a thing.

    The conservative power couple of Trump and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle campaigned for Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp at 5 p.m., then headed across the hall at the Classic Center for a “Campus Clash” event with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and communication director Candace Owens.

    The Classic Center was packed out with GOP supporters—and about 100 protestors who later walked out en masse. Meanwhile, a small group of protestors gathered on East Washington Street in a fenced-off area police set aside.

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  • In the Loop: UGA Student Accused of Using Racial Slur at Football Game

    A white University of Georgia student is under investigation after being accused of shouting a racial slur at Saturday's Georgia–Tennessee game.

    Student Klarissa Gulebian posted in the "Overheard at UGA" Facebook forum that someone yelled "put that [n-word] in the game," apparently referring to quarterback Justin Fields, a highly rated freshman who is black and whom some fans prefer over starter Jake Fromm.

    The person was later identified as baseball player Adam Sasser. He is under investigation by the UGA Equal Opportunity Office for violating the university's non-discrimination and non-harassment policy, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  • Homedrone: Photo Gallery: Here Are the 2018 Flagpole Athens Music Awards WInners

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    Thursday evening, the 2018 Flagpole Athens Music Awards was held at the historic Morton Theatre. Hosted by local hip-hop artist and political activist Linqua Franqa, the evening was a spectacular success. Local musicians and artists received awards in 21 categories, including Jazz/World, Punk, Hip Hop, Live and Studio Engineer and Artist of the Year, to name a few.

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  • Homedrone: Here Are the 2018 Athens Hip Hop Awards Winners

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    Photo Credit: Karica Smith

    Sam Lipkin and Seline Haze

    The sixth annual Athens Hip Hop Awards took place last night, with this year's event placing a special emphasis on activism. Local performers, politicians and community organizers gathered for a full evening of music and much more, in an effort to celebrate local hip hop and the community that supports it.

    Read more about the awards here. Below, check out this year's winners:

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