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Anthology: R.E.M. - Part I

We are adding a new feature this month where we pick a musical artist, an actor, a director, or some other person or persons with a body of work and attempt to write about it all or at least a significant part. 2,256 more words


I Can't Get There From Here

I could never make out all of the lyrics and read them today for the first time ever. Amazing.

 In 1985 there were two bands in the world that no-one else could touch; one from Manchester, England and the other from Athens, Georgia.


We are the Believers: A New Works Program Transition

By Bill Berry, Producing Artistic Director

At some point, every musical ever was simply this: an idea. Every musical began its journey as a few words on paper, poured from the hearts and souls of its creators with the support of a few critical individuals who believed in that story enough to help bring it to life. 712 more words

New Works

Mamma Mia! An Interview with Director Bill Berry

By ALBERT EVANS, Artistic Associate

I sat down with Bill Berry, Producing Artistic Director of The 5th Avenue Theatre, to discuss his process of directing a new version of… 1,241 more words


Jan. 13- Tour That Turned Into A Monster Headache

This was an important date for another Georgia band. REM begin a major world tour (their first of the decade) on this day in 1995… 185 more words

Music History

Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.

Everybody Hurts is a single from the band R.E.M.

The song is an anti- suicide song written by Bill Berry, R.E.M’s drummer. Billy Berry said he wrote the song to reach out to people who feel as though they have no hope. 260 more words


School Involvement Today Versus Yesterday

Despite technology allowing us to stay more connected to our children’s school, I am lagging behind. For those of you with grown children or for those who don’t have children and grew up at least a decade ago, you are in for a special treat of what it’s like now. 24 more words