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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Nov. 23

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. Turkey artists

Some of Athens’ most talented wee ones provided the Thanksgiving-themed cover art for this week’s Flagpole. Pick up a copy on Wednesday to check it out!

2. Melaney Smith

The founder of Athens-based Books for Keeps is up for a $25,000 prize from L’Oreal to support her organization’s focus on childhood literacy.

3. DubConscious

The dub-reggae collective will pay tribute to former member Carl Lindberg, who passed away earlier this year, with a Georgia Theatre show Friday. See this week’s issue for more.

4. Umano

The philanthropic local fashion brand appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Friday, where moguls Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner agreed to invest $150,000 for a 20 percent stake in the company.

5. Arbor Labor Union

The band formerly known as Pinecones signed to indie giant Sub Pop and will release a new album in 2016.


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