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Myke Johns

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Myke Johns was hired in 2006 to edit for a few hours a week. Since then, he has run through traffic on Marietta Streetridden shotgun in a speeding racecar, and spent many late nights with actors and athletes alike.

His work has won awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the Georgia APME.

In addition to his reckless behavior here, he also serves as co-producer of WRITE CLUB Atlanta, a competitive philanthropic literary event.

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Matthew Sweet, ‘90s power pop icon,  has matured over the last couple decades, but his guitars are as loud and crunchy as ever. Sweet is in town performing at City Winery in support of his latest album “Tomorrow Forever.”

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The Essential Theatre is continuing its tradition of premiering the best new works by Georgia playwrights. Its 19th annual festival begins Friday at the West End Performing Arts Center and runs through Aug. 27.

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This year’s festival features full productions of work by playwright Lauren Gunderson and a world premiere of a play by G.M. Lupo.

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What can the field of medicine learn from art? Polyxeni Potter knows.

For over 20 years Potter served as managing editor of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's medical journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases," which stood out from other journals for publishing — not graphic illustrations of disease on the cover, but classic works of art, from 17th century Dutch masters to Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo and many more.

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The Bard’s fantastical farce is getting a slightly more empowered interpretation. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern is mid-run with their production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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“It’s just fun. It’s one of the most playful of Shakespeare’s comedies,” director Tony Brown tells "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes.

Actor Dani Herd characterizes the show as “a good Shakespeare gateway drug.”

This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Idina Menzel performing during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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This weekend, Atlanta's halls and clubs play host to orchestral rock, garage bands and a bona fide Broadway diva. Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look ahead with Mara's Music Mix.

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