One more chance to catch Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth

Soprano Anna Netrebko in the Met’s new production of Verdi’s Macbeth really is every bit as incredible as the reviews say. I was lucky enough to catch the performance when it was broadcast live from the Met to movie theaters around the world last Saturday afternoon. Wow.

Opera fans, including those in Atlanta, have one more chance to catch Netrebko in the role, which will surely go down as one of the great performances in opera history. On Wednesday, October 15, the Met will re-broadcast an encore screening of Macbeth at 6:30 p.m. local time. Movie theaters in the Atlanta area screening the performance include the Alpharetta North Point 8, the Fork and Screen in Buckhead, the Hollywood 24 in Chamblee and Perimeter Pointe 10. For more information, visit the Met. Do not miss it!

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Film review: “I am Ali”

Focus Features

Focus Features

For the new documentary I am Ali, filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the personal family recordings of Muhammad Ali.

Check out what the recordings tell us about the great man and read my review of the film in this week’s Creative Loafing.

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October’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:

5. The Met Live in HD 2014-15 season begins with Verdi’s Macbeth, October 11

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Julian Sands performs the work of Harold Pinter at Emory

65325I interviewed British actor Julian Sands about the performance he created with John Malkovich honoring the poetry of Harold Pinter.

Check it out in Creative Loafing.

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Best of Atlanta, 2014

BOA14_Teaser_430x230.pngI’m happy to report that Creative Loafing readers have voted me Atlanta’s Best Local Art Critic  for the second year in a row in the 2014 Best of Atlanta issue.

Thank you, ATL! You’re the best!

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All the world’s a stage at the local cineplex

A Streetcar Named Desire

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic’s production of “Streetcar Named Desire.”

Though previous such screenings have sadly been few and far between, next week offers a total of three really fantastic chances to catch live broadcasts of London stage shows at Atlanta-area movie theaters. On September 16, there’s A Streetcar Named Desire from the Young Vic, and there’s also a Twelfth Night from the Globe Theatre.  And then on September 20, there’s Two Gentlemen of Verona from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

For full details and previews of the shows, check out my column in Creative Loafing.

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September’s Top Five

A monthly listing of Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:

5. Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement at Process Theatre, September 12-October 4

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An interview with Robert Dekkers

Photo by Natalia Perez

Photo by Natalia Perez

Check out my interview with choreographer Robert Dekkers in this week’s Creative Loafing.

Dekkers’ piece Yours is Mine will be performed by the Atlanta Ballet’s chamber performance group Wabi Sabi at the outdoor installation Mi Casa, Your Casa at the High Museum on Friday, August 29, beginning at 8:15 p.m.



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Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi to perform at the High and the Botanical Garden

Courtesy Atlanta Ballet/Wabi Sabi

Courtesy Atlanta Ballet/Wabi Sabi

The Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary chamber performance group Wabi Sabi moves off the stage and into the city over the next few weeks in a series of performances at the High Museum and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  All of the evenings promise something special, but the performance of August 29 at the High Museum’s Sifly Piazza installation Mi Casa, Your Casa offers live music from contemporary chamber ensemble Sonic Generator and new work from choreographers Tara Lee and Robert Dekkers. Not to be missed. For a complete schedule, see below.

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the artist who never lies

10534071_10202269354527541_6129379716715950777_nI’ll be helping to open the third season of Tanz Farm, the Goat Farm Arts Center’s season of contemporary dance and performance hosted by gloATL, by co-moderating the season’s first discussion event tonight, Tuesday, August 19, alongside my co-host Maggie Davis.

The evening is entitled “the artist who never lies” and it features an amazing line-up of panelists:
Lucinda Bunnen, photographer
Big Rube, hip-hop artist
Betsy Beaman, architect
Chris Kayser, actor
Marium Khalid, theater artist
Michael Kurth, Composer & ASO musician
Tara Lee, Atlanta Ballet dancer and choreographer

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