Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
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In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

Culture notes: Paying tribute to Marquez in Decatur; Museum of Design delays plans to fete Portman

Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
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In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

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100 readers to pay tribute to Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez,

Learn more about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, in this photo tribute. The writer died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

On May 18, 100 metro Atlantans will honor Gabriel Garcia Marquez by reading three-minute passages from the Nobel Prize laureate’s “100 Years of Solitude,” starting at 1 p.m. at the Harris Bandstand on the downtown Decatur square. The Colombia-born writer died April 17, and outfits including the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Paste Magazine, WMLB-AM/1690 and A Cappella Books began organizing the free tribute. Those wishing to read may sign up (and request a preferred time) by emailing charles@pastemagazine.com. More details on the “100 Readers of Solitude” Facebook page. HOWARD POUSNER

BENEFIT
Museum of Design plans to honor Portman delayed
Citing logistical issues, the Museum of Design Atlanta has delayed plans to honor architect John Portman as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. MODA’s “Futura Bold” party, originally planned for May 16, is to be rescheduled for September. Stay tuned for more details. www.museumofdesign.org. HOWARD POUSNER


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