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Woodruff Arts Center nears $100 million goal

9:19 pm Jan. 10, 2016

In 2015 the Woodruff Arts Center set itself a goal: raise $100 million by 2018.

Less than a year later they’re a little ahead of schedule, having raised $94.8 million, according to Virginia Hepner, president and

Krispy Kremes, Paula Deen and a Major Award

4:15 pm Dec. 1, 2015

By Jill Vejnoska

It’s hard to imagine anything can top the high of writing an opera about Paula Deen and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but Vynnie Meli has managed to pull it off.

The Atlanta playwright has won

Sneak Peek Elf the Musical

12:12 pm Nov. 23, 2015

You probably know the delightful 2003 movie, “Elf,” the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.

Raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves, Buddy is a regular-sized man who is unaware that he is actually human. He journeys to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York

In this time-lapse video, set for Outfit’s ‘Memphis’ rises in blink of eye

5:14 pm Sep. 9, 2015

After a successful Aurora Theatre run, co-production partner Theatrical Outfit launches its staging of the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis” on Sept. 10 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

The set was struck at the end of August in Lawrenceville and then reconstructed the first week of September in downtown Atlanta at the Rialto, Theatrical Outfit’s larger-capacity neighbor.

Crews from both companies worked on the build, as captured in this