Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
This weekend the Christian hip hop community descended upon Atlanta for the annual Holy Hip Hop Award Show at Center Stage in Midtown. There were performers and fans from all over the country. Some of the music was more overtly religious than others, but all performers shared a common passion for spreading the gospel through hip hop. Many of the artist shared anecdotes of growing up in the projects and living a dangerous lifestyle until they decided to embrace Christianity.
Going into this I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know what kind of people would attend something like this or what the music would be like. It was a great experience. No one I met was proselytizing, instead I saw many people my age just having a good time and connecting with like minded individuals. While I don't ascribe to any particular religion, I think it is fascinating to examine different ways people practice their faith. Overall this might be the one place in music where the gold crosses and Jesus pieces might actually mean something.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Five Spot bartender and gallery curator, Erica Wagner, uses a small lighter and hot glue to assemble her PBR pig. The pig sculpture was created for the upcoming Atlanta PBR Art contest. Wagner says she was inspired by Charlotte's Web. Wagner likens the pig to PBR's ability to thrive despite unlikely odds. What was once a mediocre seller among the wasteland of cheap beers, PBR has recently developed a reputation and continues to soar in popularity. Thursday January 14th, 2010.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is my first week in Atlanta interning at Creative Loafing and it' going great, all though unusually cold.
The first couple images are from an Classical Indian Dance performance that occurred January 9th, to benefit A.I.D Atlanta. The girls would use red sharpies to color their feet in order to accentuate the intricate footwork during the dancing. Georgia State University student Siddharth Kelam, helps his mother Padmaja Kelam, prepare her make-up before the performance. Siddharth has been practicing this style of dance for 15 years under instruction of his parents, who run the Georgia based Kalavani Dance and Music Academy.
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