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18 of 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have contracted COVID

ATLANTA (AP) — At least 18 of the 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have now tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began just days before the zoo had hoped to obtain a veterinary vaccine for the p...

Hank Aaron, civil rights leaders get vaccinated in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against ...

Group seeks changes at Georgia park honoring Confederacy

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — A grassroots group and local religious leaders held a prayer event Tuesday on Stone Mountain, calling for the removal of a Confederate flag and other reminders of the Civil ...

Georgia beer named after virus expert Fauci enjoys a 2nd run

AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. (AP) — The thirst for the beer named after Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to grow. Atlanta-area brewery Wild Heaven Beer has begun to produce a second, larger batc...

Grammy-winning artist Lecrae distributes wash stations

Atlanta (AP) — Grammy-winning hip hop recording artist Lecrae joined forces with non-profit organization Thursday to assemble and distribute portable hand-washing stations throughout Atlanta in areas ...

ML King Day activities to emphasize voters and nonviolence

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation prepares for the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday amid a “dire” election year, the Atlanta center named for him will offer nonviolence training, voter registration ...

Review: Billy Strings' breakout album takes listeners 'Home'

Billy Strings, "Home" (Rounder) The lightning fast fingers of Billy Strings have tapped him as the future of bluegrass music for a few years now. But it is his creative musical story...

Review: The strong stuff suits Jon Pardi's new album

Jon Pardi "Heartache Medication" (Capitol Nashville) Jon Pardi's third studio album, "Heartache Medication," is surely positioned to be a bartender's best friend. The traditional cou...

Music Review: 'Finch' from Penny & Sparrow is a gem

Penny & Sparrow, "Finch" (I Love You) Texas-raised duo Penny & Sparrow had to do some heavy touring to truly search their souls. They explore the resulting range of emotions ...

Review: Allman Betts Band feels staid on 'Down to the River'

Allman Betts Band, "Down to the River" (BMG) Southern comfort blues-rock has never been about bluster, but Allman Betts Band could have ramped things up a notch on "Down to the River...

Review: Joanna Wallfisch's travels result in unique album

Joanna Wallfisch, "Far Away from Any Place Called Home" (Joanna Wallfisch) Songstress, poet and darn good cyclist Joanna Wallfisch draws from both disappointment and wonder on her la...

Review: The 1975's new album is proof they can do it all

The 1975, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships (Interscope/Dirty Hit) The English band the 1975, practitioners of some of the smoothest electropop in recent memory, have deliver...

Review: Kurt Vile's wanderlust clear on 'Bottle It In'

Kurt Vile, "Bottle It In" (Matador Records) Perhaps you can't get Kurt Vile to stand still. Vile co-founded The War on Drugs and promptly quit after the formidable ...

Review: Eric Church is a 'Desperate Man' on latest album

Eric Church, "Desperate Man" (EMI Records Nashville) Eric Church turned in country music's album of the year in 2016 and promptly took some time off from releasing new music. Now he'...

Review: Soccer Mommy's lush rock delivers on debut 'Clean'

Soccer Mommy, "Clean" (Fat Possum) Sometimes, someone sneaks to the front of the line, grabs attention and gets fast-tracked to good things. This year, for minimalist rock, that line...