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2008 Index of Winners

Best Local Male Actor BOA Award Winner

Chris Kayser
CHRIS KAYSER has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Atlanta's finest leading men, giving a particularly memorable performance in Actor's Express' enigmatic Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) in 2007. He affirmed the depth and flexibility of his craft with two shows in 2008. In the Alliance Theatre's Eurydice,more...
CHRIS KAYSER has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Atlanta's finest leading men, giving a particularly memorable performance in Actor's Express' enigmatic Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) in 2007. He affirmed the depth and flexibility of his craft with two shows in 2008. In the Alliance Theatre's Eurydice, he offered a heartbreaking portrayal of a father who wouldn't let a little thing like being dead get in the way of his love for his daughter. Kayser offered some of the most implosive work of his career in Georgia Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice as the despised moneylender Shylock. One of Shakespeare's most problematic roles, Kayser played the character not as a vengeful villain but as an intelligent man twisted by a lifetime of anti-Semitism in Venice, with his sadistic behavior emerging as a misguided act of defiance. With work like that, what will he do for an encore? atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/eurydice/Content?oid=453632. less...

Best Local Online Visual Arts Writing BOA Award Winner

Jerry Cullum
JERRY CULLUM started dropping poetic science about art at his blog Counterforces and Other Little Jokes last year. Cullum beats back the darkness of art ignorance, unafraid to weave Olafur Eliasson, YouTube and the Finno-Ugric artists of Estonia into a continuous tapestry of art-savvy ruminations. We'remore...
JERRY CULLUM started dropping poetic science about art at his blog Counterforces and Other Little Jokes last year. Cullum beats back the darkness of art ignorance, unafraid to weave Olafur Eliasson, YouTube and the Finno-Ugric artists of Estonia into a continuous tapestry of art-savvy ruminations. We're glad someone with his feet so firmly planted in the art community and his head so clearly reaching for the intellectual stratosphere has given himself a place to talk back. And a place where anyone can listen in. counterforces.blogspot.com. less...

Best Public Access TV Show BOA Award Winner

"Georgia Traveler"

Best Burlesque Troupe BOA Award Winner

Dames Aflame

Best Country Music Club BOA Award Winner

Wild Bill's

Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Mary Edith Pitts

Best Drag Queen BOA Award Winner

Charlie Brown

Best Experimental Music Act BOA Award Winner

Zano

Best Live Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Yelawolf

Best Local Indie-Rock Act BOA Award Winner

Sonen

Best Local Label BOA Award Winner

Rob's House Records

Best Local Music-Scene Mayor BOA Award Winner

Randy Castello

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Francine Reed

Best Mixtape DJ BOA Award Winner

DJ Dookie Platters

Best Bizarro Local News Story BOA Award Winner

MARTA Soulja Girl
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Best 'Hood to Get a House for a Steal BOA Award Winner

Capitol View

Best Mountain Escape BOA Award Winner

Blue Ridge Mountains

Best Neighborhood Festival BOA Award Winner

Inman Park Festival

Best New High-End Hotel BOA Award Winner

Twelve Centennial Park

Best Reason Atlanta Should Secede From Georgia BOA Award Winner

A blue city in a red state

Best Rock Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Dave FM (92.9)

Best Underrated Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Restaurants

FAVORITE SON: Best Local Politician BOA Award Winner

Nan Orrock

Best Antique-Browsing Experience BOA Award Winner

Kudzu Antiques
Somewhere between the pre-WWII Chinese tourism posters and the 19th-century bridal trunk, it becomes clear that KUDZU ANTIQUES has a hard time saying no. This packrat's paradise covers about 25,000 square feet and hosts an average of 100 dealers in its Decatur warehouse. Looking for high-quality vintagemore...
Somewhere between the pre-WWII Chinese tourism posters and the 19th-century bridal trunk, it becomes clear that KUDZU ANTIQUES has a hard time saying no. This packrat's paradise covers about 25,000 square feet and hosts an average of 100 dealers in its Decatur warehouse. Looking for high-quality vintage clothes and shoes, primitive furniture, or such kitschy LPs as Music for Tired Golfers? Kudzu's got it. The staff is laid-back, yet eager to answer questions. Plan on spending a couple of hours browsing when you go, and bring a compass – you could get lost in there and end up for sale in one of the booths a few years from now. less...

Best Barbershop BOA Award Winner

Rooster's

Best Bike Shop BOA Award Winner

Outback Bikes

Best Bikini Wax BOA Award Winner

Natural Body Spa & Shoppe

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