Elton John, Panic! At The Disco rock Music Midtown

Piedmont Park was the place to be this past weekend, and openly gay rock legend Elton John made sure the crowd knew it Friday night, opening with (what else?) “The Bitch Is Back” and following it...
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Despite damage to Piedmont Park Atlanta Pride to continue on schedule


A rainy Saturday at this year's Music Midtown turned Piedmont Park's grassy areas into marshes of mud and leaving Atlanta Pride organizers worried if the largest Pride fest in the Southeast would be severely impacted.

Atlanta Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury told the GA Voice Tuesday that despite damage to the park over the weekend, Atlanta Pride will be able to move forward Oct. 12-13 including the use of the meadow where the main stage is located.

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Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga top fall music releases


Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and beloved by queens everywhere, Sir Elton John leads this fall’s way-gay music lineup, releasing a new album Sept. 24 and performing in Atlanta Nov. 16.

“The Diving Board,” featuring the single “Home Again,” is Sir Elton’s 30th studio album. It comes just three weeks before the season’s other most-awaited release for LGBT fans: Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP,” due out Oct. 11.

Sir Elton and Lady Gaga aren’t the only pop divas of fall. Look out for new albums from Cher (“Closer to the Truth,” Sept. 24) and Katy Perry (“Prism,” Oct. 27). If you dare to listen after her VMA performance, Miley Cyrus releases “The Bangerz” Oct. 8.