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Culture notes: Doo-wop meets hip-hop in comic ‘Sheddin” at Horizon; 14 projects announced for fall’s Flux 2012

THEATER
Comic riffs in ‘Sheddin’’

When generations collide in an Atlanta back yard in “Sheddin’,” premiering July 13 at Horizon Theatre, playwright Thomas Jones II promises some of the classic comic rhythms of Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx to help find laughs in all the dysfunction. In Jones’ sequel to his 2009 hit “A Cool Drink of Water,” Walt (Jones) welcomes hip-hop-singing son Trane (Enoch King) back from a successful tour, angling with his doo-wop buddies to be Trane’s throwback opening act. 1083 Austin Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com. HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS
14 projects commissioned for Flux 2012

Flux Projects has announced 14 projects involving 80 artists for Flux 2012, its one-night event
on Oct. 6 in the streets and empty spaces of the Castleberry Hill district.

In its third year, the public art event, modeled on other international celebrations such as
Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, will concentrate on fewer and larger projects and enhanced audience
amenities (from more food trucks and beer carts to shuttles to MARTA and improved way-finding
signs).

The 14 projects include “Aphidoidea, Sound Cloud Forest,” produced by a Los Angeles collective,
that will produce sounds and colors when touched by the audience; former Atlantan Amber
Boardman’s “Prelude Two,” a video installation set to Wagner’s “Die Walküre Prelude”; a Krewe
of the Grateful Gluttons lantern parade commemorating a red-light district that operated
inCastleberry in the mid-1800s; and choreographer Nicole Livieratos’ “Turn the Page,” a
performance piece that comments
on American energy consumption.

Participating artists will receive commissions from $1,000 to $10,000. More details on the 14
projects and the artists behind them: http://bit.ly/LVLEg5.

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