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Special 2003 Annual Meeting Supplement

Atlanta: City Without a Sound?

What is the sound of Atlanta music? Think of Nashville, and country music rushes in. With Memphis, you get Elvis and rockabilly, Stax Records, and R&B. New Orleans evokes jazz from Armstrong to the Marsalis family. Despite their compelling "Hotlanta," the Allman Brothers Band brings Macon and Southern Rock to mind. Athens gets you REM, the B-52's, and the 1980s college-indie scene. As for Atlanta music? An Atlanta sound? Maybe classical piped underground to the MARTA rail stop at Peachtree Center, or maybe the ad jingle "Delta is Ready When You Are."

But wait, there's more. Although Atlanta is overshadowed by the musical reputations of other Southern cities, its artists, producers, labels, and venues have made their share of popular music contributions.

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Contexts Magazine Is Ranked Among Top 10 of "New Magazines of 2002"

ASA's new quarterly Contexts magazine has won yet another significant award! The May 2003 issue of Library Journal cited Contexts as one of the "best new magazines of 2002" (see libraryjournal.com), and the article suggests that Contexts should be acquired by large public libraries!

Sociologists Receive Guggenheim Awards

Three sociologists were among the 184 artists, scholars, and scientists awarded this year's prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the past as well as their exceptional promise for the future. The foundation's President, Edward Hirsch, announced the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships in April.

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