January 2014

 

Beautiful Brookhaven Staircase

Staircase

The stately granite exteriors of the academic halls at Oglethorpe University on Peachtree Road are landmarks. Brookhaven residents are less familiar, however, with the interiors of these beautiful old buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An example [...]

 

Mudcat: You Better Mind

Mudcat

Many musicians are called to play the blues, but few keep the form as fresh as Mudcat does!   Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck has been performing and recording in his home base of Atlanta since the early 90s. In a [...]

 

History of a National Holiday

Luther King

  Stylized icon of civil rights leader who hailed from Atlanta. (Image by Hilary Coles.)   This month Americans celebrate the annual Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday in honor of the At-lanta-born heroic spokesman for nonviolent activism in the [...]

 

Celebrating MLK, Jr.’s Birthday

Celebrating King

January seems to have a large number of famous birthdays in it. Few, however, rival that of Martin Lu-ther King, Jr., in significance. This native-born Atlantan, whose life ended so tragically, was one of Amer-ica’s most important leaders of the [...]

 

Robert E. Lee’s birthday

Robert E Lee

On a late fall day in 1870, many Atlantans gathered in Oakland Cemetery on the same that day the leg-endary Robert E. Lee was being buried in Virginia. Fittingly, perhaps, they met to lay the cornerstone for the massive obelisk [...]

 

Name announced for Zoo Atlanta’s Youngest Gorilla

Gorilla

The youngest gorilla at Zoo Atlanta has a name. The female infant born to Sukari on Aug. 30 has been named Anaka. Christina Carlos, daughter of Atlantans Chris and Merry Carlos, had the honor of naming the 3-month-old infant. Chris [...]