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A&E in brief: Tegan & Sara, Anderson Cooper, gay soccer fans and more

Tegan and Sara

Lesbian twins Tegan & Sara make Music Midtown lineup

Music Midtown, the annual fall music fest, announced its performers last week, with lesbian twins Tegan & Sara in the lineup. The festival is set for Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, with Tegan & Sara performing Saturday.

Allies are also on the agenda for the event, held in Piedmont Park. Indie rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who in May announced their support for marriage equality, also perform Sept. 21.

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Honors go to Atlanta gay scribes

This week was a good one for Atlanta gay writers. Johnny Drago won first place in Creative Loafing's annual Fiction Writing issue and Collin Kelley's novel "Remain In Light" is up for the prestigious Townsend Prize for Fiction.

Kelley, novelist, poet, editor for Atlanta INtown newspaper, organizer for the Atlanta Queer Literary Fest, blogger and tweeter extraordinaire, talked to us in October about the release of his new book, "Remain In Light," the second in a trilogy that takes readers on a suspenseful murder mystery through Paris and America. His first in the series, "Conquering Venus," was published in 2009.