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The High Museum: A Break From Normalcy

Jun 8, 2017
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Art serves, above all, to bring each of us a little bit closer. Art is poignant. Art is honest.

It seems that the High Museum of Art is always searching for new pieces of art to add to its temporary and permanent collections to contribute to a diverse and unique collection.

Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Peachtree Street
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A bill to allow casinos in Georgia is dead for this year, but its sponsor, state Sen. Brandon Beach, says he'll bring it back next year.

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In the meantime, Beach says he wants to address the concerns of critics. Some doubt casinos would benefit the economy and fill state coffers as promised. Others worry about gambling addictions.

The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the High Museum, the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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After years of symphony lockouts, tight budgets and bad press, it has finally been a good year for Atlanta's dominant arts organization in 2016. The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the High Museum, the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 

Last year, the ASO opened its season with a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection Symphony," but now, resurrection might be a better theme for the Woodruff Arts Center.

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A successful endowment campaign for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is fulfilling a promise two years early: to increase the number of musicians.

In 2014 contract negotiations, management at the Woodruff Arts Center promised the players to restore their complement to 88 by 2018.

An endowment campaign to raise the needed $25 million beat the deadline, and ASO says hiring is now underway. The Delta Air Lines Foundation contributed 10 percent of the needed amount.

Roger Mastroianni

Since the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Americans have used the expression "the first 100 days" as a benchmark of the executive's success and accomplishments. The first 100 days are, supposedly, the time that a president's power and influence is at its greatest.