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Best of Atlanta 2006 Poets Artists and Madmen

 

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Poets, Artists & Madmen

Best Local Author BOA Award Winner

Hollis Gillespie

Best Local Playwright BOA Award Winner

Steve Yockey

Best New Gallery BOA Award Winner

Composition Gallery
COMPOSITION GALLERY, a labor of love undertaken by Movies Worth Seeing staff member Ron Hughes, has brought contemporary photography — at an affordable price point in an increasingly expensive genre — to an art-needy strip of Candler Park.

Best News For The Arts Scene BOA Award Winner

CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE HIGH MUSEUM! The High brings contemporary and regional artists into the Dead Guys mix with the traveling Chuck Close: Self-Portraits show, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend and the exquisite New Photography exhibition. Such shows allow the High to slowly insinuate itself backmore...
CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE HIGH MUSEUM! The High brings contemporary and regional artists into the Dead Guys mix with the traveling Chuck Close: Self-Portraits show, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend and the exquisite New Photography exhibition. Such shows allow the High to slowly insinuate itself back into our jaded, hardened hearts. Take that, Louvre! less...

Best Theatrical Gimmick BOA Award Winner

Metamorphoses
Georgia Shakespeare has never shown fear of elaborate “concept” productions, like its “Huey Long” version of Julius Caesar set in New Orleans, or its Wild West As You Like It. Nothing in the company’s creative history, however, can match the audacity or complexitymore...
Georgia Shakespeare has never shown fear of elaborate “concept” productions, like its “Huey Long” version of Julius Caesar set in New Orleans, or its Wild West As You Like It. Nothing in the company’s creative history, however, can match the audacity or complexity of the 24-foot, 3,300-gallon swimming pool that provides the primary performing space (as well as a myriad of thematic metaphors) in Richard Garner’s exquisite production of Ovid’s METAMORPHOSES this summer. Plus, the lucky timing of staging a play with a swimming pool during a heat wave suggests that the gods were smiling on Georgia Shakespeare. less...

Best Theatrical Makeover (Mission) BOA Award Winner

After 27 years, Neighborhood Playhouse made a bid to move beyond its often wheezy, predictable fare by changing its name to THEATRE DECATUR and by programming an intriguing slate of ambitious shows. The lineup includes Terence McNally’s passage to India, A Perfect Ganesh, and two works by playwright-in-residencemore...
After 27 years, Neighborhood Playhouse made a bid to move beyond its often wheezy, predictable fare by changing its name to THEATRE DECATUR and by programming an intriguing slate of ambitious shows. The lineup includes Terence McNally’s passage to India, A Perfect Ganesh, and two works by playwright-in-residence Patrick Cuccaro, A Perfect Order and the upcoming holiday show The Third Howl. Theatre Decatur leaves room for old standbys like The Importance of Being Earnest, but seems sincere in its embrace of more exciting plays. More power to them. less...

Best All-ages Author BOA Award Winner

Andy Runton
In the Owly series of graphic novels published by Marietta’s Top Shelf Productions, Lilburn native ANDY RUNTON gives “wholesome” a good name through the black-and-white, family-friendly adventures of a young owl and his nature-loving pals. Despite the simple stories, Runton’smore...

In the Owly series of graphic novels published by Marietta’s Top Shelf Productions, Lilburn native ANDY RUNTON gives “wholesome” a good name through the black-and-white, family-friendly adventures of a young owl and his nature-loving pals. Despite the simple stories, Runton’s work achieves surprising emotional depth and, given the lack of dialogue, narrative sophistication. Runton’s Owly even makes “cute” kind of cool, without being kitschy. ''www.andyrunton.com
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Best Dance-community Response To Hurricane Katrina BOA Award Winner

Moving Forward
Dancers are plenty familiar with people not eating, but this time they danced to fill others’ tummies. Pamela Dionne’s CityDance Ensemble brought together nine Atlanta companies for MOVING FORWARD, a dance festival to benefit Second Harvest’s efforts to feed the survivors ofmore...

Dancers are plenty familiar with people not eating, but this time they danced to fill others’ tummies. Pamela Dionne’s CityDance Ensemble brought together nine Atlanta companies for MOVING FORWARD, a dance festival to benefit Second Harvest’s efforts to feed the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. It was a great cause and a great show, too.
524 Plasters Ave. 404-877-0005. <a href="http://"www.studiodionne.com">www.studiodionne.com.

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Best Established Visual Artist BOA Award Winner

With an important public art commission for the City Court of Atlanta this year, an ongoing installation at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s baggage claim, and a screening of his animated antiwar film “Pass the Ammunition” at Get This! Gallery, JOSEPH PERAGINE ismore...

With an important public art commission for the City Court of Atlanta this year, an ongoing installation at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s baggage claim, and a screening of his animated antiwar film “Pass the Ammunition” at Get This! Gallery, JOSEPH PERAGINE is a much admired Georgia State University professor and working artist. He manages to keep making accessible and smart work that appeals to the young’uns as much as to the art establishment.
www.solomonprojects.com/.

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Best Film Festival BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Film Festival

Best Film Festival BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Film Festival

Best Guest Actor BOA Award Winner

J.D. Goldblatt
Out-of-towner J.D. GOLDBLATT had some big tap shoes to fill by playing pioneering jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly’s Last Jam, a role created by the late, legendary hoofer Gregory Hines. Goldblatt proved neither intimidated by his predecessor nor overwhelmed by the lavish stage effectsmore...
Out-of-towner J.D. GOLDBLATT had some big tap shoes to fill by playing pioneering jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly’s Last Jam, a role created by the late, legendary hoofer Gregory Hines. Goldblatt proved neither intimidated by his predecessor nor overwhelmed by the lavish stage effects of the Alliance Theatre production, which featured New Orleans street parties, costumed minstrels and enormous, dazzling marquees. A classic “triple threat,” Goldblatt displayed a ringing singing voice, graceful dance moves and intense acting chops that captured ’Roll’s complex racial demons. Here’s hoping someone can coax him back to Atlanta soon. less...

Best Local Female Actor BOA Award Winner

Alison Hastings

Best Local Filmmaker BOA Award Winner

Clay Walker

Best Local Filmmaker BOA Award Winner

Maxwell Guberman

Best Locally Produced TV Show BOA Award Winner

Good Eats
With host Alton Brown The Food Network www.foodnetwork.com.

Best Place To See A Movie BOA Award Winner

Lefont Garden Hills
LEFONT GARDEN HILLS, the cozy Buckhead 1946 cinema, provides the perfect old-school environs for catching local independent cinema mogul George Lefont’s diverse repertoire of art house, repertory and foreign film fare.

Best Reason To Shout Out “Eureka!” BOA Award Winner

Ephiphany
The way we heard it, EPIPHANY was originally supposed to be a small, simple piece, something easy to keep the Ballethnic Dance Company occupied while old standby The Leopard’s Tale went into dry dock for repairs. Then they added in the Full Circle Jazz Band, the Shaw Temple A.M.E. Mass Choir,more...
The way we heard it, EPIPHANY was originally supposed to be a small, simple piece, something easy to keep the Ballethnic Dance Company occupied while old standby The Leopard’s Tale went into dry dock for repairs. Then they added in the Full Circle Jazz Band, the Shaw Temple A.M.E. Mass Choir, gospel vocalist Najuma, and the senior citizen dancers from the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Center. There was nothing small or simple about it, but we were shouting out hallelujahs for this whole village of a happening. less...

Best Stage Director BOA Award Winner

Kent Gash
Never less than a bold, provocative director, KENT GASH — the Alliance Theatre’s associate artistic director — exceeded his already impressive standards with three musicals over the past year. After warming up with Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical tick, tick ...more...
Never less than a bold, provocative director, KENT GASH — the Alliance Theatre’s associate artistic director — exceeded his already impressive standards with three musicals over the past year. After warming up with Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical tick, tick ... BOOM! on the Alliance Hertz Stage, Gash tackled the most controversial material imaginable with Actor’s Express’ pedophilia-themed musical Love Jerry and brought rawness and intimacy to the year’s most daring show. And with Jelly’s Last Jam, Gash directed the Alliance Theatre’s most satisfying spectacle in years, with every aspect of the production hitting on all cylinders. less...

Best Unspoken Spoken Word BOA Award Winner

Java Monkey Speaks, Vol. 2
We cramped our brains a little trying to figure out whether it still counts as “spoken word” if you print it in a book, but whatever it is, we enjoyed JAVA MONKEY SPEAKS, VOLUME 2, an anthology of poems by poets who have performed at the weekly open mic at Decatur’s Java Monkey.more...

We cramped our brains a little trying to figure out whether it still counts as “spoken word” if you print it in a book, but whatever it is, we enjoyed JAVA MONKEY SPEAKS, VOLUME 2, an anthology of poems by poets who have performed at the weekly open mic at Decatur’s Java Monkey. Edited by Kodac Harrison and Collin Kelley, this second edition has some serious poetry power.
$12. Poetry Atlanta Press. 90 pages.www.poetryatlanta.com.

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Best Art Exhibit in a Gallery BOA Award Winner

Dale Chihuly

Best Book About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Man In Full

Best Comedian BOA Award Winner

Drew Thomas
With his quick wit and smooth delivery, DREW THOMAS has become a force in Atlanta’s comedy scene. Aside from hosting the weekly open-mic night at the Twisted Taco on Tuesdays and regularly performing at other venues across the city, Thomas recently headlined at the Punchline. He’s touredmore...

With his quick wit and smooth delivery, DREW THOMAS has become a force in Atlanta’s comedy scene. Aside from hosting the weekly open-mic night at the Twisted Taco on Tuesdays and regularly performing at other venues across the city, Thomas recently headlined at the Punchline. He’s toured nationally to perform with the likes of Bill Bellamy, Aries Spears, D.L. Hughley, Bill Burr and Ron White. And, in the fall, he will be appearing on Robert Townsend’s “Partners in Crime” on the Black Family Channel.
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Best Dance Performance BOA Award Winner

Dracula
By Michael Pink Performed by the Atlanta Ballet Company www.atlantaballet.com.

Best Example Of Getting Stuck On Dance BOA Award Winner

Flypaper Dances
How can we miss her when she won’t go away? Coriolis Dance Project artistic director Elizabeth Dishman recently moved to New York, but she keeps coming back to create new work. Lucky for us, she’s stuck on Atlanta. In FLYPAPER DANCES, she used Velcro, ropes, bullying bodies and flypapermore...

How can we miss her when she won’t go away? Coriolis Dance Project artistic director Elizabeth Dishman recently moved to New York, but she keeps coming back to create new work. Lucky for us, she’s stuck on Atlanta. In FLYPAPER DANCES, she used Velcro, ropes, bullying bodies and flypaper to investigate sticky attachments in all the ways they hold us and, sometimes just as disconcerting, let us go.
404-931-0212. www.coriolisdance.org.

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Best Gallery BOA Award Winner

The tiny, adventurous ROMO GALLERY in Castleberry Hill consistently surprises — and sometimes confounds — visitors with its mix of emerging and established artists, and local and national talent. Its exhibition of L.A.-based artist Jennifer Celio was a standout this year.
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