There are a lot of things to do in the City of Atlanta! But did you know that many of those are free? That's right! For you budget-conscious guys and gals (or the just outright miserly!) here is a sampling of what Atlanta has to offer without dropping a dime:
Nigerian-born saxophonist Shola Emmanuel interprets jazz in the African style, creatively fashioning music that feeds off traditional African rhythm while maintaining western voice, class and style.
Shola's new album, Kind of Music, reflects his lifelong influences in music, culture, and Gospel. Michael Rand described the album's latest single "Ododo", as "a caffeinated jazz sound swirling with angelic voices, smooth saxophone, pristine piano and flavorful percussion." Mindy McCall said, "Jazz has never sounded so passionate."
Shola's quintet for this concert includes jazz veterans Phil Adair on piano and vocals, Yakou Daniel on drums, percussion, and vocals, and Tosinger with vocals and percussion.
Jasmine Guillory comes together on a panel with fellow romance writers Alisha Rai, Farrah Rochon, Yaffa Santos, and Jane Igharo to discuss the ins and outs of the genre. They will discuss writing, romance, and women of color protagonists. The conversation will start with discussion of the panelists’ most recent novels, including Guillory’s Party of Two, Rai’s Girl Gone Viral, Rochon’s The Boyfriend Project, Santos’ A Taste of Sage, and Igharo’s Ties That Tether. From there, the conversation could go anywhere, from the writing process, to personal inspirations, to life stories.
Alan Batt, the food photographer known as Battman, traveled around the country interviewing and photographing black chefs for his latest volume, Toques in Black: 101 Black Chefs in America. The book profiles 101 chefs, including the legendary Leah Chase of New Orleans, who died last year. Among the others are Adrienne Cheatham of Sunday Best pop-up dinners in Harlem, with uni spoonbread and buttermilk dashi; Digby Stridiron from Braata on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands offering shrimp escabeche; and JJ Johnson of FieldTrip in New York with whole fried peanut-crusted snapper. Interviewed by New York Times correspondent Kim Severson, Battman presents an exciting conversation about culinary photography and black chefs working today.
Categories: Health and Wellness
Join Pure Barre Westside every Wednesday for an outdoor complimentary barre class as part of the Parking Lot Pop-Up Series! Every week, one of Pure Barre’s instructors will be leading a 50-minute barre class on the rooftop of the parking garage at Westside Provisions District. Food and drink specials available weekly. Sign up for the class in the Pure Barre app or website under the Pure Barre Westside location. Bring a mat + water; hand weights are optional.