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The Scoop – AthensWorks

Coalition launches initiative to support Athens businesses By Johnathan McGinty The character of a community is tested during a crisis, and the city of Athens is no different. The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered popular bars and restaurants, shifted classes at the University of Georgia online and introduced many people to the world of Zoom. Athens…

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Getting Here from There: A Slight History of Athens Music

By Steven Uhles Party Out of Bounds There is no record of the first time a University of Georgia student, feeling moved and the need to move, stood up while a band was playing and began to dance. Some cite the Ether Frolics, popular during the 19th century, which made liberal use of the anesthesia…

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On the Pulse

By Nancy Jackson | Photos By Andrew Davis Tucker and Courtesy of Georgia Theatre Before Georgia Theatre became one of the most iconic landmarks in Athens, the location was home to many different businesses over the years. Beginning in 1889, 215 N. Lumpkin St. was first home to the Athens YMCA. It was not until…

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Wuxtry Records

By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise Photography Accolades and awards have been heaped upon Wuxtry Records over the years. It has been on lists of top national record stores in publications like Rolling Stone and USA Today, and most recently it was named the top record store in the state of Georgia in…

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An Outsider Looks in on a Landmark

By Ryan Lutz | Photos By Andrew Tucker Davis and Photo Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library / University of Georgia Libraries. What more can be said about the 40 Watt Club than has already been said? When your print media coverage ranges from USA Today to Travel + Leisure to Rolling Stone…

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Taste – March/April 2020

SIP By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise I remember as a child being allowed occasionally to drink what we called “coffee-milk.” It was probably 99% milk with a drop of coffee that darkened the color slightly. But getting to participate in this obviously important daily ritual with the grown-ups made me feel special…

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Athens Magazine is the lifestyle magazine for the greater Athens area

While we love the Dawgs, Athens is much more than just a college town. It's filled with interesting people and businesses that are proud to call the Classic City home. It's these stories we'll tell in Athens Magazine. It's your city and this will be your magazine.