FROM LOVETT TO THE LENS

Buckhead native Danielle Bernstein makes a name as a documentarian.

Danielle Bernstein

Danielle Bernstein

She didn’t value her school days as much as she could have, but she looks back at them now with a particular fondness. Filmmaker Danielle Bernstein attended Buckhead’s The Lovett School from kindergarten through high school, 14 years total. It’s rare to do something like that. “While I was going through […]

BUSINESS IS ANYTHING BUT A DRAG

Former performer turns Buckhead’s Lips Atlanta into a celebrated nightspot.

Mark Zschiesche and drag performer Katy Cakes.

Mark Zschiesche and drag performer Katy Cakes.

As a regular attendee of the infamous Studio 54 in New York City, Yvonne Lamé fantasized one day of owning her own version of the club. As fate would have it, Lamé— also known as Mark Zschiesche—now has a four-pack of […]

“TUFF” ENOUGH

Buckhead resident creates manly TV.

Atlanta native Lou Seals

Atlanta native Lou Seals

Atlanta native Lou Seals always assumed he would be a journalist. When he moved to Fayette County with his family, he became editor of his Fayette County High School newspaper and wrote for other publications before attending Georgia State University. When cable TV started to gain traction in the late 70s, however, he […]

Passionate art patrons

A theater-loving couple backs new Atlanta Artists Lab at Alliance Theatre.

Margaret and Robert E. (Bob) Reiser

Margaret and Robert E. (Bob) Reiser

They have long prided themselves on being local arts patrons and philanthropists, but now Margaret and Robert E. (Bob) Reiser can add the word producers to their titles. The Brookhaven couple are the driving forces behind the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab at the […]

Back to the South

Role in Streetcar marks one of performer’s greatest challenges.

New York transplant Deb Bowman continues to seek intriguing roles and challenges.

New York transplant Deb Bowman continues to seek intriguing roles and challenges.

For nearly 14 years, Buckhead resident Deb Bowman was a Big Apple fixture, juggling all sorts of roles that came her way. It was a prosperous professional time that paved the way for […]

Hoping to make his Dream a reality

Once a soccer player, Ben Owen now calls Atlanta his home and performing his profession.

Ben Owen and his “Dream Writers” co-stars, coming (hopefully) to the small screen soon.

Ben Owen and his “Dream Writers” co-stars, coming (hopefully) to the small screen soon.

Ben Owen was always the class clown, making his fellow students laugh, yet becoming a performer was never something he envisioned. These days, […]

A side of Sal

Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s long time guitarist plays with heart and soul.

“If asked when I plan to retire, I say, ‘I’ll retire when I’m dead."

“If asked when I plan to retire, I say, ‘I’ll retire when I’m dead.”

STORY & PHOTO: Alexa Lampasona

The perfect pairing with your meal at a Buckhead Life restaurant? Sal Gentile.

If you’ve dined at Pricci on Thursday, Veni Vidi Vici […]

SIMPLY A&E | ON STAGE: CNN Anchor Rosemary Church

Rosemary_Church_web Overnight sensation: CNN anchor juggles working through the wee hours with raising a family

By H.M. Cauley

While her husband and three children sleep snug in their Buckhead beds, Rosemary Church keeps tabs on what the wide-awake world is doing. As the anchor for CNN International’s World Report, she heads to work after the kids have had dinner and spends the night reporting on events from time […]

SIMPLY A&E | ON STAGE: Nick Conti’s Professional Actor’s Studio

Inside the actor’s studio: Nick Conti teaches the art of acting at his Buckhead school

By Andrew Alexander | Photo by Sara Hanna

IMG_1711_pp-1Most of us do what we can to avoid too much drama. But Buckhead actor and teacher Nick Conti actually seeks it out.

Conti has run his Professional Actor’s Studio in the heart of Buckhead since 2000. “We teach every aspect that I believe will make […]