- Created on 18 February 2013
(AP) — President Barack Obama teed it up with Tiger Woods on Sunday.
The White House confirmed that the President and the world’s most famous golfer played a round at a secluded, exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Once the sport’s dominant player before his career was sidetracked by scandal, Woods joined Obama...
- Created on 15 February 2013
Atlanta's High Museum of Art is the sole US venue for "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting."
The exhibition features some of the best examples of Kahlo and Rivera's art with more than 120 works, including iconic paintings from and photographs of both artists.
Pictured above is Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait with Monkeys, 1943, oil on canvas.
Frida & Diego positions the artists' work within the political and artistic contexts of their time. Their art speaks of a fierce loyalty to and pride in Mexico, the ideals of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and their commitment to the conditions of the common man.
The exhibition features more than 75 works primarily drawn from the collection of Mexico's Dolores Olmedo as well as the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue. It premiered at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the Fall of 2012.
Key paintings by Frida Kahlo featured in the exhibition include:
Hospital Henry Ford (Henry Ford Hospital), 1932
Autorretrato con Monos (Self-Portrait with Monkeys), 1943
La Columna Rota (The Broken Column), 1944
El Abrazo de Amor de el Universo, La Tierra (México), Diego, yo y el Señor Xólotl (The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me and Señor Xólotl), 1949
Key works by Diego Rivera featured in the exhibition include:
Autorretrato (Self-Portrait), 1930
La Canoa Enflorada (The Flowered Canoe), 1931
Vendedora de Alcatraces (Calla Lily Vendor), 1943
El Joven de la Estilografica (Portrait of Best Maugard), 1914
- Created on 13 February 2013
John McNeil, a Cobb County man who was convicted of killing a contractor in the driveway of his home, was released from jail today, the AJC reports.
McNeil was convicted of murdering Brian Epp in December of 2005 but today he entered a guilty plea to a manslaughter...
- Created on 14 February 2013
Fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner was charged Monday with killing a Riverside police officer. He also is suspected of killing an Irvine couple after declaring a revenge war on law enforcement in an alleged online rant. Here’s a look at the victims:
Monica Quan, 28, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence,...
- Created on 11 February 2013
The details are still scarce, but it has been confirmed that President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta on Thursday.
The White House is expected to announce the details of his visit in the next few days, including the purpose of the trip and where and when the president will appear.
The President is going to travel only to two cities next week, following his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. He will be in Asheville, N.C., on Wednesday, and then Atlanta on Thursday.
Many believe that the president's visit is part of a long-term strategy by Democrats to win the state of Georgia in the 2016 election. The visit may also be part of a strategy to make a play for the Senate seat that will be vacated in 2014 by Saxby Chambliss.
Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia, Mike Berlon said Friday that the President's appearance in Atlanta is part of a plan to help bolster the party in its quest to turn Georgia from a Red state into a Purple or Blue state in the next two election cycles.
"It's huge for us," Berlon told WXIA. :I mean, we know that in 2014 and into 2016, Georgia's going to be in play. And this is just the beginning, I think, of a lot of visits to Georgia to help turn the state Blue..... We know the next two targeted states are North Carolina and Georgia. If you win North Carolina and Georgia in 2016, that's a combined 33 electoral votes. If that happens, there's almost no chance they'll elect a Republican nationally to the presidency in my lifetime."
Berlon said that even though President Obama did not win Georgia in 2012, "The President got 45.5 percent of the vote here with very little help from the national party. And the President's people are very smart people, they understand both issues and politics, so we're really excited to have him here. They recognize the significance of the state, and I think that now that the election is over, they're on to making sure that we win in the future."
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed recently said told a group of journalists at the Atlanta Press Club that Georgia was on "an irreversible path to a Democratic majority" largely because of the changing demographics of the state.
The historically red state looks as though it may be a hotbed of political activity in the next two-four years.
Last week Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus visited Atlanta to speak with several to Black Republicans in the state on what the party termed, "an African-American engagement and listening session" designed to produce ideas on how to bring more Black voters to the GOP.
Priebus said the party plans to be in communities of color and specifically Black communities year-round, "asking for the sale."
Obama's visit looks to be a counter to that strategy. The White House is expected to announce soon the time and location for Obama's return to Atlanta. The president was last in Atlanta on march 14.