HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

Buckhead’s Tomer Zvulun ditched his career plans to focus on his passion.

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He envisioned becoming a doctor, yet the minute he saw the inner workings of an opera house when he was almost 20, he knew his plans were about to change.

Buckhead resident Tomer Zvulun, the general and artistic director of The Atlanta Opera, has worked all around the world directing, but he feels most at […]

LIFE AFTER DEATH

New memoir inspires spouses to move beyond grief.

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After 16 years of marriage, Myra McElhaney was looking forward to a long retirement with her husband, Phil. The couple, just nearing their 50s, was making plans to travel, pursue passions and fill their newfound free time with adventures.

Those plans imploded in 2009 when McElhaney’s spouse was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died within 18 months. […]

INDIE FILM CHAMPION

George Lefont has paved the way for critically acclaimed movies for four decades.

George LeFont celebrates his 40th year in the theater business this year.

George LeFont celebrates his 40th year in the theater business this year.

At 77, Buckhead resident George Lefont has done what he loves for a long time—and is not slowing down a bit. The Lefont Sandy Springs movie theater, which […]

MURDER! MAYHEM! MYSTERY!

Sisters in Crime are on the case

Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime Atlanta chapter whose members are working on their own stories as well as reading some of the newest books in the genre. Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime […]

A NEW MORNING VOICE

Buckhead and “The Bert Show” welcome comedian Brian Moote.

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Now that being an on-air radio personality is his profession, Brian Moote can look back and chuckle somewhat. It’s certainly nothing he ever grew up aiming for.

In early January, Moote joined Q100’s very popular “The Bert Show,” syndicated in 17 markets across the country, as part of a morning trio that includes host Bert Weiss and co-host Kristin […]

OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Book highlights survival stories and ways to get involved.

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Jennifer Bradley Franklin

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Mary Frances Bowley

Stories about human trafficking may lead listeners to shrug their shoulders. After all, what can one person do to address an issue that involves unknown numbers of victims and perpetrators […]

MOXIE, MOVIES AND MORE

Buckhead actor Brian Kurlander delves into writing.

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Brian Kurlander is one of the busiest artists in Atlanta these days, yet he didn’t grow up yearning for a life as a performer. It came about almost on a whim. A wrestler at James Madison University, he was walking through a campus building one evening where auditions for the play “Personals” were taking place. A colleague […]

RESCUED ART

A Buckhead firm finds homes for collection.

This 1987 sculpture, “Sweet Honey on Fire,” is the work of artist Triesch Voelker and one of many pieces in the donated collection.

This 1987 sculpture, “Sweet Honey on Fire,” is the work of artist Triesch Voelker and one of many pieces in the donated collection.

In her 20-plus years as an art consultant, Brenda de […]

FROM LOVETT TO THE LENS

Buckhead native Danielle Bernstein makes a name as a documentarian.

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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 […]

THINK SMALLISH

Local artists pare down paintings for holiday show.

Brookhaven’s Gedalia Genin creates works that showcase nature. Right: One of Genin’s floral paintings depicts her eye for vibrant color.

Brookhaven’s Gedalia Genin creates works that showcase nature. Right: One of Genin’s floral paintings depicts her eye for vibrant color.

Dalia Genin - pastelMost of Gedalia Genin’s paintings […]