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Preservationists withdraw support for declaring Eagle historic landmark

The effort to declare the former home of the Atlanta Eagle a historic landmark easily passed another hurdle on Thursday – the same day...

5 bonus reasons to see Atlanta’s ‘Dreamgirls’ open-air screening

Maybe you were aware it’s been 40 years since “Dreamgirls” made its first bow on stage, or that 15 years passed since it made...

Party weekend peaks at Heretic with Roland Belmares

Five circuit stars and multiple party planners aligned to pull dancing queens to Atlanta last weekend for a Medusa Productions party series. Official events and...

Former Eagle site could see $25 million redevelopment

The former home of the Atlanta Eagle and its decaying neighbor next door could be the site of a new $25 million development even...

City proposal allows portion of Eagle building to be demolished

The City of Atlanta and the owner of two Midtown buildings – including the former home of the Atlanta Eagle – struck a deal...

Property owner fights historic designation for Eagle building

The owner of two Midtown buildings, including the former home of the Eagle, is contesting the city’s effort to declare them landmarks, arguing that...

Joystick guys take on new venue, new partner, new ‘hood

When it comes to reinvention, it’s hard to surpass the owners of Joystick Gamebar and Georgia Beer Garden. Now Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley...

LGBTQ restauranteur finds success and home: ‘Atlanta is that city’

If you don’t know Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, you probably know her vibe. With several thriving Atlanta restaurants, lounges and cafes to her name, Dillard...

Atlanta drag entertainer Monica Van Pelt dies at 46

Tributes from across LGBTQ Atlanta are commemorating Monica Van Pelt, the drag mainstay who entertained fans for years. She died Sunday at the age...

Eagle building gets initial landmark status from city commission

Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission unanimously approved recommendations to designate two Midtown buildings – including the former home of the Eagle – as historic landmarks,...

Effort to protect former Eagle home as landmark faces delay

The effort to protect the 122-year-old building that once housed the Atlanta Eagle stalled on Wednesday, delaying discussion of designating it as a historic...

Queens make epic pandemic pivots to save Atlanta drag

When coronavirus created nationwide shutdowns last March, artists and entertainers were among those whose steady income evaporated in a matter of days. That includes...

Atlanta Eagle wants to reopen in former Midtown home

The Atlanta Eagle could reopen in its longtime home on Ponce de Leon Avenue, but first must reach an agreement with the building owner...

Will ‘historic landmark’ status save Atlanta Eagle’s home?

The longtime home of the Atlanta Eagle is being designated a historic landmark, which could breathe new life into the iconic gay bar that...

Meet RuPaul’s two newest Atlanta queens on ‘Drag Race’

Leave it to RuPaul to make sure not all is quiet on New Year’s Day. Her reward for fans making it to the end...

Eagle celebrates last call as its home threatened with demolition

The Atlanta Eagle danced all weekend with those who brung them. The bar celebrated more than three decades at its historic Ponce de Leon...

Atlanta drag entertainer beaten, robbed in Midtown

A day of celebration in Midtown ended in violence for an Atlanta drag entertainer early Sunday as someone attacked and robbed them on a...

Campaign helps MSR as one of only 15 lesbian bars left in U.S.

A crowdfunding effort aims to help the only remaining lesbian bars in the country stay afloat. Of course, that includes Atlanta’s own My Sister’s...

Winter is coming: Richard Ramey on why the Atlanta Eagle is closing

The public announcement that the Eagle is closing was a shock to gay Atlanta nightlife. But Richard Ramey, the owner of the iconic leather...

Man dies during unofficial Atlanta Pride afterparty

A man lost consciousness and later died early Sunday while attending an unofficial Pride afterparty hosted by GA Boy Productions. The man was pronounced dead...
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