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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Aug. 24

Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who’s hot? Who’s not? Find out below.

1. Women in Athens music

Who runs the world of Athens music? The signs are everywhere—including in the lineup for this weekend’s Chillith Fair

2. Fred Schneider

The B-52s frontman will perform a rare hometown show as part of this weekend’s Art Rocks Athens festivities. Stay tuned for a full article.

3. Libby Rose

Planning a trip to Wildwood Revival this weekend? Hope you’ve got tix—it’s sold out. The local fest’s founder talks about her mission in this week’s Flagpole


The Oconee arts organization opens its popular pottery show later this week. See this week’s Art Notes for an overview.

5. Emily Eisenman

The mayor of Winterville announced she will not seek another term, setting the stage for what’s sure to be a hotly contested race in the tiny nearby burg.


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