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A rendering of the lobby of the new Coca-Cola Roxy, opening near the Braves' SunTrust Park.

Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre near Braves’ SunTrust Park announces opening concerts

11:49 am Jan. 24, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, the new 3,800-capacity venue opening in The Battery Atlanta next to the Atlanta Braves’ home at SunTrust Park, has announced its inaugural handful of concerts.

The two-tiered venue is slated to open April 8 with Glass Animals (part of the Radio 105.7 4th Birthday Show). Other concerts announced so far are Corey Smith on April 22 and Bush on May 10.

The Roxy is

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Hear Oscar Best Song nominees 2017 from Justin Timberlake, ‘La La Land’

11:26 am Jan. 24, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

It would have been unfathomable 20 years ago that two of the guys involved in the pop song  “Tearin’ Up My Heart” would one day be nominated for an Academy Award.

But that’s exactly how life has unfolded for long-ago ‘N Sync member Justin Timberlake and hit machine writer Max Martin.

Both, along with Swedish producer Karl Johan Schuster (known professionally as Shellback), are nominated for Best Original

The Wild Boys at work in Atlanta in 2016. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC)

Duran Duran to kick off Chastain Park Amphitheatre season

3:35 pm Jan. 23, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Almost exactly a year after Duran Duran dazzled Atlanta with a full-scale production at Philips Arena, the band will return for a scaled-down version at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

Still touring in support of their 14th studio album, “Paper Gods” – which features the funky “Pressure Off” with Janelle Monae – Duran Duran will kick off the season at Chastain with a show at

Luke Bryan will sing national anthem at Super Bowl

12:09 am Jan. 23, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The Atlanta Falcons will have an extra touch of home at Super Bowl LI with Luke Bryan handling the national anthem.

The country superstar from Leesburg will perform as part of the

Lil Yachty will perform at halftime at the Jan. 27 Hawks game. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for TIDAL)

Lil Yachty to play halftime at Atlanta Hawks game against Washington Wizards

9:46 pm Jan. 20, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC

Lil Yachty will take to the court at halftime during the Jan. 27 Atlanta Hawks game at Philips Arena.

The burgeoning hip-hop star, a product of Pebblebrook High School, was recently named to the Forbes 2017 class of “30 Under 30” and has released a pair of mixtapes, including “Summer Songs 2” in July.

He joins the list of Atlanta music stars who have played during Hawks games