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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Feb. 22


Mothers’ Kristine Leschper.

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. Phil Lanoue

We’re still waiting for answers from the Clarke County school superintendent on the alleged sexual assault at Cedar Shoals High School.

2. Kristine Leschper

Flagpole music editor Gabe Vodicka calls Mothers’ When You Walk a Long Distance You Get Tired one of his five favorite local albums of the past 10 years. Pick up the Mar. 2 issue for the 411 on their album-release show and the Mar. 9 issue for a feature before they head down to SXSW. 

3. Creature Comforts

The local brewery is upping its capacity. More beer is always a good thing.

4. Susan Hable Smith

You can tour the Athens designer’s historic home this Saturday. Check out Art Notes in Wednesday’s issue for the deets.

5. Dwain Segar

All you Kenny G fans out there will dig Segar’s smooth jazz. See Wednesday’s issue for more.