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Itzhak Perlman, Yoel Levi Martine Tartour

Special Atlanta moments with two music masters – Itzhak Perlman and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Two 73-year-old musicians graced town over the weekend – performing in new venues – and proving that music bridges over generations and locations.

Itzhak Perlman, the internationally-renowned violin virtuoso, performed at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts, on Saturday evening. And the next night, Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker and his band performed at the City Winery next to Ponce City Market.

Georgia’s struggling areas could benefit from smart use of federal opportunity zones

By Guest Columnist BUZZ BROCKWAY, vice president of the Georgia Center for Opportunity

Buried in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was a provision that, if used wisely, could benefit investors, while at the same time knocking down barriers to human flourishing in struggling areas of our state. Championed by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, of South Carolina, opportunity zones allow an investor to defer capital gains taxes for up to 10 years, if the gain is invested in a Census tract designated as a qualified opportunity zone.

Familiar Notes

They became the most recognized set of musical notes in the nation and they originated right here in Atlanta, although not in the order Atlantans heard them. And, apparently, it was such a good idea that more than one radio station wants the credit. You’ll have to decide for yourself who did what and when […]

Ashview Heights

Choice Atlanta grants help 14 organizations revitalize the west side

More than a dozen organizations will receive microgrants to help revitalize west side neighborhoods through an Atlanta Housing program funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department. Fourteen groups working on programs that will help Ashview Heights, Vine City, and the neighborhood around the Atlanta University Center received $50,000 in total to improve […]

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