Category Archives: Attractions

Reclaimed by Nature: photography at the DeKalb History Center

Have you been by the Old Courthouse to see this photography by Virginie Kippelen? On her blog, Ms. Kippelen shares:   “People forget but the landscape remembers.” – English photographer Simon Norfolk This new body of work shades the light … Continue reading

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Visit Atlanta – Stay in Decatur. The Best of Both Worlds!

Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic National Site, CNN Studio Tour, High Museum of Art, Carter Presidential Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, World of Coca-Cola, and Zoo Atlanta are great attractions.   … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Saturdays in Decatur

What a fantastic weekend for music in Decatur!    The Decatur Beach Party happens Friday, June 14th from 5 PM to 11 PM, featuring tons of sand and a Jimmy Buffet tribute band called A1A.   Then there’s the 3 day event … Continue reading

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Poverty Is Real: Using music to change people’s lives

There will be a music happening at Eddie’s Attic June 14-16, 2013.   It’s the third annual Poverty is Real concert series featuring album releases by Caroline Herring and Matthew Mayfield, a performance by Nashville’s Bobby Bare, Jr., and a Bob … Continue reading

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More Sidewalks! More Saturdays! More Performance!

Have you checked out Sidewalk Saturdays in Decatur? Pop-up performances throughout downtown and in Oakhurst’s Harmony Park each Saturday through mid-June. Saturday, May 18 is jam-packed with performances from noon until six o’clock.   Here are just a few of … Continue reading

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“Real Good for Free” Sidewalk Saturdays in Decatur

I was standing on a noisy corner Waiting for the walking green Across the street he stood And he played real good On his clarinet, for free. Picture this: it’s Saturday evening and you are headed to Native for dinner … Continue reading

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http://www.type-rider.com/

The annual Decatur Book Festival is only a few weeks away. Type-Rider is one of our expected guests. What? You haven’t heard of this literary super-hero? Type Rider is biking across North America, luring the unsuspecting passers-by into contributing to a literary …ummm…thing!

Picture this: you are strolling the sidewalk and you encounter a card table with a typewriter on top. Someone encourages you to type something.

What do you type?

I can hardly wait to see.

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Here’s a great article about Type-Rider from the Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/nyregion/with-typewriter-in-tow-cyclist-maya-stein-nurtures-creativity.html

And here’s another from the NEA Big Read:  http://www.arts.gov/bigreadblog/?p=5283

And here’s a link to Type-Rider’s blog: http://www.type-rider.com/

 

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