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Only a few artists can manage the balance between player and gentleman. Cash Money’s Jacquees accepts the challenge with the debut of his long-awaited studio album, 4275.  Titled after the address of his childhood home, it’s a dope blend of crunk and trap, infused with ’90s R&B. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter has been grinding on the ATL music scene…

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Celebrate your independence from the tyranny of driving this holiday weekend by taking MARTA to such time-honored festivities as the Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Braves game and fireworks displays at Lenox Square and Centennial Olympic Park. From 4:45 a.m. on Friday, July 4, to 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, MARTA will operate special…

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Story by Amir Shaw Images by DeWayne Rogers Weeks before the release of his third solo album, B.o.B took a moment to enjoy the spoils of being a hip-hop star. Surrounded by family, friends and label reps, B.o.B hosted a private dinner at Atlanta’s STK restaurant that featured porterhouse steaks, glazed sea bass and free…

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On Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities will gather for “A Night of Thanksgiving,” a benefit concert featuring best-selling author Kenny Pugh of The Chat Kafe Show, and national gospel recording artist Lowell Pye. Also on the bill will be radio personality and singer Darlene McCoy; Y’anna Crawley, winner of…

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Seven Days of Tastings, Tap Takeovers, Pub Crawls and Brewer Meet n’ Greets The third annual Atlanta Beer Week kicks off Saturday, Oct. 20 and features citywide beer events through Saturday, Oct. 27.  Just a small sampling of Atlanta Beer Week sanctioned events include: The Great Decatur Beer Festival, Best of Brews Octoberfest, Meet & Greet…

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Words by: Amir Shaw   Images by: DeWayne Rogers Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. took a moment to stare at Atlanta’s skyline from the 23rd floor of the W Hotel. Along with looking at the city’s towering buildings, he pointed out various sites that have changed drastically since his youth. “They tore down all of those…

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