Atlanta people and places

Plaza Theatre damage moves some Atlanta Film Festival events

7:10 am Mar. 24, 2017

How’s this for dramatic timing: right before Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre was due to host the Atlanta Film Festival, damage caused during a previous private party is forcing a few last-minute changes.

The theater didn’t spell out a lot of details, saying only  that “damage caused by a third party during a private event rental on March 18″ was to blame. No one was hurt, but the impact is clear.

Jermaine Dupri concert launch event showcases social media’s power

2:27 pm Mar. 23, 2017

Remember when aspiring music stars dreamt of having their single played on the radio? How quaint. An event held this week pairing music industry veterans and a clutch of up and comers illustrated just how much things have changed.

So So Def CEO and “The Rap Game” executive producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper and broadcast personality Da Brat and Scream Nation CEO Michael Mauldin were joined by talented young artists who have

Atlanta-filmed “Baby Driver” honored at SXSW

11:13 am Mar. 20, 2017

“Baby Driver,” a high-speed thriller with Ansel Elgort in the title role and also starring Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal and Eiza González, felt the love deep in the heart of Texas.

The movie, filmed in Atlanta and due out Aug. 11, was among the Audience Award winners at the prestigious SXSW festival.

Here’s a link to all the winners in film and other categories.

Elgort plays a getaway driver

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” will film in Atlanta soon

12:10 pm Mar. 3, 2017

The latest Marvel movie headed our way is “Avengers: Infinity War.” Actually, it’ll be two “Avengers” movies.

The project reunites many cast members who have been in Atlanta for previous films, including “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr.; “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana; Karen Gillan, who will appear in “Guardians” as well as the recently wrapped “Jumanji”

WATCH: Migos’ new “Deadz” video was filmed at Atlanta’s Millennium Gate Museum

7:06 pm Feb. 23, 2017

Atlanta’s Millennium Gate Museum, standing tall above Atlantic Station, has as part of its permanent collection “photographs and artifacts from twenty of Atlanta’s pioneering families, names such as Adair, Candler, Glenn, Herndon, Rich (and)Woodruff.” Its visiting exhibits have included works by Chinese Master Artist I-Hsiung Ju and a collection of Sir Winston Churchill’s paintings.

A painting from the private collection of Brad Pitt and his former wife Angelina Jolie, was once displayed

Casting call: “Pitch Perfect 3” will turn Atlanta into France and New York

7:27 am Feb. 8, 2017

A “Pitch Perfect 3” casting call seeks to fill lots of background roles, and the details indicate scenes will portray France and New York.

On Feb. 14 and 15, the project is looking for “those to help make ATL look like France; We will be shooting a beautiful flower market we are creating.”

Men and women 18 and older of all ethnicities are welcome. It’s a two-day scene so when you reply indicate “ONE