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2014 Index of Winners

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

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Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema AND The Plaza Theatre

Best stage director BOA Award Winner

Marium Khalid AND Phillip Jusman

Best touring play BOA Award Winner

The Book of Mormon

Best band that can't find enough hours in the day BOA Award Winner

Small Reactions'
SMALL REACTIONS’ normal routine would be enough to give most dedicated musicians their fill of local scene participation. The group plays around town enough and reached a creative high with this summer’s Hung From Wire EP. Songs such as “Shark Week” and the title track roll with spontaneity,more...
SMALL REACTIONS’ normal routine would be enough to give most dedicated musicians their fill of local scene participation. The group plays around town enough and reached a creative high with this summer’s Hung From Wire EP. Songs such as “Shark Week” and the title track roll with spontaneity, heart-pounding grooves, and lyrics that ruminate on everything from sleepless nights to silverfish creeping around the bedroom. While prepping for the October release of Small Reactions’ proper debut, Similar Phantoms, the group’s members have pulled double-duty backing indie pop singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jeremy Underwood, aka Gold-Bears. Holding down Dalliances, Gold-Bears’ greatest album so far, while strengthening its own foundation, solidifies Small Reactions’ place as the most active band to emerge from Atlanta’s post-punk scene of 2014. www.smallreactions.bandcamp.com. less...

Best band to blow the roof off of the joint BOA Award Winner

The Wolfpack
When determining how badass a band truly is, its live show can’t just be good. The sheer physicality of its performance must force patrons to shut up and listen. No Atlanta band pulls off this feat with as much originality and force as THE WOLFPACK. Helmed by Grammy-winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams,more...
When determining how badass a band truly is, its live show can’t just be good. The sheer physicality of its performance must force patrons to shut up and listen. No Atlanta band pulls off this feat with as much originality and force as THE WOLFPACK. Helmed by Grammy-winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams, the Wolfpack is a backing band composed of sousaphone players that fuse musical prowess with a seamless ability to switch genres. The group has performed Star Wars’ “Emperor’s Theme” and rearranged Flying Lotus tunes. The portability of sousaphones, also known as marching tubas, allows the pack to roam around the crowd and blare its bass-heavy lines from every corner. www.facebook.com/wolfpackatl14. less...

Best pop/soul/acousticξmusic innovator BOA Award Winner

Marian Mereba

Best bizarro local news story BOA Award Winner

Justin Ross Harris murder case

Best local journalist BOA Award Winner

Doug Richards

Best person you love to hate BOA Award Winner

Mark Becker, President of GSU
president.gsu.edu

Best reclamation of an asphalt eyesore BOA Award Winner

Boulevard Tunnel Initiative
Boulevard Tunnel used to be a place most pedestrians avoided. The dark and creepy underpass that connects Old Fourth Ward and Cabbagetown had broken lighting, busted roads, and lifeless walls. The conditions dramatically improved in spring 2014. The BOULEVARD TUNNEL INITIATIVE, a local nonprofit thatmore...
Boulevard Tunnel used to be a place most pedestrians avoided. The dark and creepy underpass that connects Old Fourth Ward and Cabbagetown had broken lighting, busted roads, and lifeless walls. The conditions dramatically improved in spring 2014. The BOULEVARD TUNNEL INITIATIVE, a local nonprofit that has been working for years to spruce up the underpass, partnered with Living Walls to breathe life into the walkway. BTI and LW members cleaned up the tunnel once filled with trash and poop. New York-based muralist MOMO and a mighty army of volunteers brightened up the tunnel with a rainbow-colored mural. The beautification project has managed to make a ho-hum tunnel into something beautiful, made the area safer, and brought together different neighborhoods. Take that, concrete jungle! boulevardtunnelinitiative.wordpress.com. less...

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Radio 105.7 (WRDA-FM)

Best student revolt BOA Award Winner

  1. SaveWRAS

Best urban radio station BOA Award Winner

V-103 (WVEE-FM)
v103.cbslocal.com

Best adult toy store BOA Award Winner

Starship Enterprises

Best car wash BOA Award Winner

Mister HotShine Car Wash
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best flea market BOA Award Winner

Scott's Antique Market

Best gym BOA Award Winner

LA Fitness
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best in up-and-coming fashion: Men BOA Award Winner

Messrs. R/R

Best personal trainer BOA Award Winner

Todd Hancock

Best place for artists to stock their creative arsenal BOA Award Winner

Being armed with the right materials when inspiration strikes makes all the difference. SAM FLAX has everything you need to create your next masterpiece or maybe just doodle around, including shelves full of different kinds of paint, brushes, paper, and furniture, all from major brands such as Hermanmore...
Being armed with the right materials when inspiration strikes makes all the difference. SAM FLAX has everything you need to create your next masterpiece or maybe just doodle around, including shelves full of different kinds of paint, brushes, paper, and furniture, all from major brands such as Herman Miller, Humanscale, and Steelcase. The staff knows its stuff and can help you pick out the right supplies for your project without exceeding your budget. The store hosts an array of mixed-media demos and art workshops for beginners and advanced artists alike, while the in-house framing center sets prints and paintings in quality frames. Sam Flax also supports the local art community through events including 30 Artists in 30 Days back in April, for which artists created a piece in-store to be later auctioned at the Goat Farm. less...

Best pop-ups in a neighborhood on the come up BOA Award Winner

Downtown pop-ups

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