Music Midtown is an urban balancing act

The hosting of Music Midtown in Piedmont Park continues its delicate balance of having an incredible outdoor musical festival in the midst of densely populated neighborhoods inconvenienced by its impact before, during and after the two-day weekend.

The 2018 Music Midtown was no different.

‘Kusama: Infinity’ – an extraordinary documentary about Yayoi Kusama

To echo the old saying, I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like. However, I know even less about artists, so I had no inkling that I would fall so hard for “Kusama: Infinity,” an extraordinary documentary about Yayoi Kusama, whom I’d never heard of.

Shame on me. She’s the world’s top-selling living female artist. And deservedly so. As Heather Lenz’s movie makes abundantly clear, Kusama is an astonishing original.

Atlanta Committee for Progress facing leadership change

Duriya Farooqui, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, will be leaving at the end of her contract on Dec. 31.

ACP serves as a blue-ribbon cabinet of influential business and civic leaders to advise the mayor of the City of Atlanta. It was founded by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and it has remained in place during the Kasim Reed administration and during Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tenure.

As workers try to make ends meet, onus on employers to enhance financial wellness programs

By Guest Columnist JIM WALLACE, an Atlanta-based managing director of Global Corporate & Institutional Advisory Services for Bank of America Merrill Lynch

A study released in August examines how both employers and employees feel about financial wellness, their expectations of one another and the resources employees want to be made available to them in the workplace.

Findings from the study reveal the growing importance of workplace financial wellness programs, and the findings point to the value of personalized advice and planning as key to improving participation and employees’ financial wellness.