Tending Bar with Atlanta Eagle’s Tony Jackson

Earlier this year, mixologist Tony Jackson walked away with Georgia Voice’s Best of Atlanta award in the Bartender category. Tony has been pouring at the Atlanta Eagle for over eight years now, and has been a w...

Kiss these ‘Lips’ — new drag club opens this weekend, Joining Hearts fundraiser on Sunday

What do you get when you cross drag queens with dining? A show not to be missed at metro Atlanta's newest club, Lips Atlanta, promising "delicious food, signature drinks and a Las Vegas style female impersonator show."

Lips, with venues in New York City, San Diego and Fort Lauderdale, opens its newest location in Atlanta/Brookhaven on Friday, Sept. 20. And during its opening weekend, on Sunday, Sept. 22, Lips hosts its fundraiser to benefit Joining Hearts, an organization that raises funds to help those with HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $30 in advance through www.joininghearts.org/lipsatl or $40 at the event with 100 percent of ticket proceeds to charity.

Lips Atlanta's address is 3011 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

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Atlanta’s ‘Legendary Children’ come out to play

(Photo of Cayenne Rouge by Jon Dean)

When it comes to the art of drag, Atlanta is home to numerous styles, families and expressions. But in just the past year or so, a new drag scene is emerging in the city — from The Other Show at Jungle to Gurlfrandz at Mary's to Tossed Salad at Noni's. Some queens read poetry at performances, others sing live. Edgy, raunchy, creative, artistic – those are some of the words fans of this revival of sorts are giving to what they are seeing on stages in Atlanta's gay, and not-so-gay, venues.

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Updated: Atlanta drag queen photo exhibit forced to censor images after complaints

(Photo by Jon Dean)

People working in the building where the "Legendary Children" photo exhibit  of some of Atlanta's raucous drag queens is on display are feeling uncomfortable with the images and requested at least two photographs be covered up and another relocated.

The exhibit, located in Gallery 1526 at 1526 DeKalb Ave. NE, drew the ire this week of employees located in the same space as the art gallery. The photos are hanging in the hallways of the building and can be seen by others working in the building as they go to and from work.