The pandemic added a “strong punch” to the new album by Sensitive Chaos

Closer to Home, the 11th release from the Atlanta-based musical collective Sensitive Chaos, finds bandleader Jim Combs and his smorgasbord of collaborators once more charting bold, experimental terrains in the world of  instrumental music. One can hear touches of the Pat Metheny Group’s ethereal modernism, Tangerine Dream’s synthetic future-scapes and …

Best Bets for May 6-12: Kendeda winner opens at Alliance; Atlanta Ballet; opera

ART+DESIGN Departure, a virtual exhibition by Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer, continues through August 1 at Hammonds House Museum. Departure, Palmer says, is a retrospective of 30 years of art infused with experience, an identity crisis, divided states, eminent domain, introversion and a deepening appreciation for Black beauty. Some of the work …

Longtime dancer Jackie Nash bids fond adieu to Atlanta Ballet, will join Terminus

“I remember seeing her for the first time and thinking ‘Who is that girl? She’s amazing,’” says Sarah Hillmer, former ballet master at Atlanta Ballet. “That girl” was Jackie Nash, the much-loved and uniquely talented Atlanta Ballet dancer whose last performance with the company will be Sunday on the Georgia …