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March/April 2020

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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The Scoop – March/April 2020

The Big House Road Trip – Macon, GA You can’t compile a list of famous Georgia musicians without the Allman Brothers Band. The Southern rock band formed in 1969 in Jacksonville, Fla., but called Macon home from 1969 to 1979 turning the middle Georgia city into a recording mecca during the 1970s. The band, anchored…

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From the Athens Community Came Community

By Alexandra Shimalla | Photos Courtesy of  Community When Sanni Baumgärtner came to Athens in the late 90s, she was merely an exchange student and musician. “Athens was another level of taking music seriously as a creative endeavor, and it left a great impression on me,” she explains. So she decided to stay. Flash forward…

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Resolutions: They’re Not Just For New Year’s Anymore

By Brian Panowich | Illustration by Kat McCall My son turned nine years old several years ago and  my family went to the fair to celebrate. We had a great time. Toward the end of the evening, as the sun faded and the fairgrounds really came alive, I looked out at my wife and kids…

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