Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

   I had the opportunity to see Serial Blackface, a world premiere play by Janine Nabers, at Actor's Express in Atlanta on Wednesday, 6 April. Serial Blackface is about the struggles of a low income mother and daughter dealing with the disappearance of a younger son, set against the backdrop of what has become known … Continue reading Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

Atlanta Transitional 

As an Atlanta native, I always find it interesting to read lists of places or activities which characterize denizens of the city, many of which I have little or no familiarity with. Lenox Square Mall, for instance, is cited as the place Atlantans shop, but it wasn't until I was in high school or college … Continue reading Atlanta Transitional 

Emily Mae Lupo, 1929 – 2006

Remembering my mother, Emily Mae (Stribling) Lupo (16 September 1929 - 9 December 2006) on what would have been her 86th birthday. She was born in Sutton, West Virginia, an only child raised by a single mother, after her parents divorced when she was a small child. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1947 … Continue reading Emily Mae Lupo, 1929 – 2006

Birds! Various Dates

Re-posting a couple of my favorite bird videos, plus one I don't think I've posted in this blog before. Enjoy! Pigeon, Brookhaven MARTA Station, Brookhaven, GA, 27 September 2012 Egret, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 11 October 2014 Geese, Stone Mountain, GA, 23 April 2011  

Atlanta Street Scenes, Ballet Olympia, SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 3 July 2015

I took a walk through downtown Atlanta late afternoon of 3 July and snapped some photos of this massive sculpture in SunTrust Plaza at the corner of Baker and Peachtree Streets. I've noticed it before while downtown, usually while walking from Peachtree Center MARTA Station to Baker to pick up the PATH trail to Stone … Continue reading Atlanta Street Scenes, Ballet Olympia, SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 3 July 2015

Vieux Farka Toure, Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, 22 April 2015

Vieux Farka Toure, the guitarist from Mali, in West Africa, played Terminal West in Atlanta on 22 April. I had the good fortune to see his father, Ali Farka Toure play at the Variety Playhouse in 1999 or 2000, so I was pleased to be able to see Vieux play this year. Like his father … Continue reading Vieux Farka Toure, Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, 22 April 2015

One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA, 12 April 2015

One of my favorite little green spaces in Atlanta is the small park that's just behind One Atlantic Center at 14th Street and West Peachtree. It's totally surprising as one is walking along to encounter the meandering path with it's colorful benches and circular water fountain in the shadow of the impressive architecture of One … Continue reading One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA, 12 April 2015

Alyse Black, Academy Theatre, Hapeville, GA, 14 April 2015

My friend, Alyse Black was in town Tuesday, 14 April and performed at the Academy Theatre in Hapeville, GA. I met Alyse in 2008 when she performed at the Five Spot in Little Five Points, and have been following her career ever since. She's a great singer and songwriter, and her live shows are always … Continue reading Alyse Black, Academy Theatre, Hapeville, GA, 14 April 2015