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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Feb. 15

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.

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1. Wuxtry Records

The downtown Athens music emporium will celebrate 40 years in business next month. 

2. Vernon Thornsberry

The local artist and man-about-town will share his paintings at a rare public reception this weekend. See this week’s Flagpole for a Q&A.

3. David Hale

Hale was selected to design and oversee a public mural in honor of AthFest’s 20th anniversary.

4. Vanessa Briscoe Hay

Pylon’s lead singer is celebrating the music of her legendary new-wave band with a backing cast of well-known locals. Check out the story in this week’s paper.

5. Monsoon

The Athens band ended up in a Super Bowl commercial.