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When you Google Ber­linda Wall (twit­­da_wall), the search engine tries to re­di­rect you to the ed­i­fice that used to sep­a­rate East and West Ger­many. How­ever, in the novel that won her this year’s best writer/play­wright, “The Crown is Mine,” the drag queen-turned-au­thor brings to­gether dif­fer­ent worlds with the story of a small­town Ge­or­gia boy ar­riv­ing in the big city of At­lanta to com­pete in a drag pageant.

Sec­ond place went to with tak­ing third.

Dar­rell Grant Jef­frey Roach, July 21, 2017

There are no bound­aries to the tal­ent of

(twit­­hall), a break­through trans artist who fuses jazz, hip hop and con­scious­ness. In ad­di­tion to singing and song­writ­ing, Hall brings a breadth of in­stru­men­ta­tion to shows, play­ing the pi­ano, bass and acous­tic guitar, along with a va­ri­ety of horns and per­cus­sion in­stru­ments. Fin­ish­ing in sec­ond place was

fol­lowed by

Royce Hall Get­say, The­ater Emily M. Drew Fri­day

in third. Ge­or­gia Voice read­ers showed their ap- pre­ci­a­tion for sto­ry­tellers who fo­cus on the LGBT ex­pe­ri­ence by nam­ing as best the­ater

(out­frontthe­, which also in­cludes queer, in­ter­gen­der and al­lies in its mis­sion. As if its pro­duc­tions of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “A Kid Like Jake” hadn’t al­ready en­sured that Out Front’s in­au­gu­ral year would be a me­morable one, the group gained na­tional at­ten­tion when crit­ics at­tacked its queer­ing of the Old Tes­ta­ment in “The Most Fab­u­lous Story Ever Told.” The al­ways LGBT-in­clu­sive

(­tors-ex­ was the run­ner-up, and third place went to (

Out Front Theatre Com­pany press Ac­tor’s Ex- 7 Stages

When LGBT At­lantans need a quick and quaint re­prieve from the bus­tle of the city, the (at­lantabg. org) re­mains the des­ti­na­tion of choice. The stun­ning ar­range­ments set against Mid­town’s soar­ing sky­line pro­vide the ideal set­ting for a first date or an­niver­sary, or sim­ply an af­ter­noon of “me time.” gi­aaquar­ and

(­lantahis­to­rycen­ fin­ished sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively.

ter At­lanta Botan­i­cal Gar­den The Ge­or­gia Aquar­ium At­lanta His­tory Cen-

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