One of the most common things I’ve heard people miss most from pre-quarantine is concerts. Who doesn’t love the rush of seeing your favorite artist performing? How can a concert happen in the middle of a pandemic that spreads by people being too close to each other for too long? From October 23-25th, Atlanta is hosting one of few real concert events since the pandemic began. 

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Brightness is something we all need right now, in a time where everything seems so dark, from seasonal depression to the stress of the upcoming presidential election. A bright spot can be hard to find when everything appears to be dreary, but artists can meld brightness into works with colors that can inspire from beyond the canvas; the lively colors stretching out into life. “My intent with color is to put a smile on the viewer’s face and to experience something new that they have never seen or felt before. Above all, color will always help to convey the message that I am sending out, it speaks to the heart,” said Southern Artist Adam Cook of Smyrna, Georgia, on the statement section of his website

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Generally, the concept of fashion conjures up images of elegance and grandeur. Take Paris Fashion Week for instance, where shows are held anywhere from the internationally renowned Louvre museum to the grandiose and decadent Hôtel de Ville de Paris. While it is, admittedly, an extreme example, it serves to illustrate the heights that the fashion industry will reach in order to maintain an elite image and appeal. It makes viewers all the more curious, then, when a designer opts to craft a show in the complete opposite direction, and this is the case with Nicholas Daley’s A/W 2019 collection show, “Black Ark.”

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Restaurants take months, even years, to go from idea to reality. But, no one ever really plans for a pandemic during the planning of a business. More than 72,800 restaurants have permanently shut down between June and early July since COVID-19 began earlier this year, according to a Yelp economic impact report. So, what do you do as a business that opens dining experiences based more on atmosphere than food? Chef Ian Winslade and Jonathan Akly came up with a pandemic-central idea: a to-go only eatery. 

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More than 690 million people go hungry around the world each night, according to the Action Against Hunger’s website. Due to the pandemic and the instability of jobs, Feeding America says more than 54 million Americans may be experiencing food insecurity. This is a serious problem that we are facing. To combat the issue and aid those in need, a global charity called Canstruction is making a fun way to donate and help local food banks around the world. 

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It has been proven time and time again that nothing quite brings the world together like music. Whether it is the widespread meme appeal of bhangra hit “Tunak Tunak Tun,” or the inexplicable K-pop phenomenon, music has the power to link cultures from across the globe. One group attempting to harness this power is Major Lazer, a Jamaican-American trio that brings a Caribbean sound to mainstream pop and electronic dance music.

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