Gorillaz being Humanz: Stellar sold out show at the Infinite Energy Arena

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Photo by Sophia Marchese

It’s hard to imagine what a Gorillaz concert is like mostly because of the band’s elusive history, but on Oct. 11 questions were answered when they put on an unforgettable performance at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia.

For many, the anticipation was built up for almost two decades. How does a “virtual band” perform live? Are any of the rumors true? Only a select few know because the Gorillaz rarely tour. This international tour, dubbed Humanz for their latest album release, is only the fourth tour since the animated band’s 2001 debut album… READ MORE

The reality of real ingredients: Make the switch to organic skin care

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PUBLISHED BY THE SIGNAL, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sophia Marchese, Associate Arts & Living Editor and Staff Writer
October 3, 2017

Imagine washing your face at night with your regular skin care product. A little quarter sized dab in the palm of your hand and a splash of water as you rub the product into your cheeks.

Now imagine walking to the cabinet where you keep your household cleaning products, grabbing your kitchen counter degreaser and spraying yourself directly in the face—washing away the day’s grime as you scrub your cheeks with industrial chemicals.

The ugly truth is that there’s a very inadequate difference between these two situations. A lot of your routine products are tainted with the same chemicals you use to clean your floors and wash your windows… READ MORE

Music Midtown 2017 Superlatives

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PUBLISHED BY THE SIGNAL, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sophia Marchese, Associate Arts & Living Editor and Staff Writer
September 23, 2017

Music lovers of all kinds took to Piedmont Park on Sept. 16-17 for a carefree weekend of good tunes and great times at Music Midtown 2017. The annual music festival brought fans a range of artists like Weezer, Tove Lo, Oh Wonder, and Bruno Mars.

The sun was blazing, the King of Pops were dripping and the music was relentlessly groovy. Oh, and let us not dismiss all of that customary festival fashion. All ingredients for an unforgettable Atlanta music festival experience… READ MORE

Atlanta gets lit on the BeltLine

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PUBLISHED BY THE SIGNAL, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sophia Marchese, Associate Arts & Living Editor and Staff Writer
September 13, 2017

Atlanta’s BeltLine illuminated with color and ingenuity on Sept. 9, as thousands of people marched in the Lantern Parade with their homemade creations.

Hosted by The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade has been celebrated annually on the Saturday following Labor Day since its inception in 2010… READ MORE

 

Dragon Con 2017: The truth about Atlanta’s Labor Day tradition

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Photo by Sophia Marchese

PUBLISHED BY THE SIGNAL, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sophia Marchese, Associate Arts & Living Editor & Staff Writer
September 6, 2017

Over 80,000 earthlings spent their Labor Day weekend in Downtown Atlanta for Dragon Con 2017 on Sept.1-4.

The city streets transformed into a whirlwind of cosplay and creativity, as this internationally recognized, multi-genre convention has been a tradition for more than 30 years.

At Dragon Con, gamers meet face-to-face, fantasy worlds blend with pop culture, and science lovers hang with sci-fi fanatics. People from all over the world gather in our city to dress up and geek out, creating lifelong memories of fun and fandom… READ MORE