Entries by Maria Saporta

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 Trust launches West Atlanta preservation initiative

By Maria Saporta A model partnership for preservation, sustainability and permanent affordability held a kickoff ceremony Wednesday along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. The project includes the rehabilitation of two historic properties and the possible development of a new home along the Westside BeltLine. The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation purchased the three properties from […]

NFL praises Atlanta’s walkability during Super Bowl, but Northside Drive still lacking

Funny how the world works.

For decades, Atlanta has been viewed as an auto-centric, sprawling city with few accolades for being pedestrian-friendly or transit-accessible.

But listening to the folks from the National Football League and the Super Bowl Host Committee, Atlanta is being portrayed as a totally different city.