Shane Harrison

Shane Harrison grew up in Pendleton, S.C., surrounded by dogs. When he wasn’t romping with them, he was forever parked in front of a cheap plastic record player, feeding it disc after disc of seven-inch vinyl. He spent several years working in record stores before landing at the AJC in 1990. After more than a decade writing about music, he’s now a digital coach. He creates and curates lifestyle, arts and entertainment content for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ajc.com.

Latest from Shane Harrison

Photos: Carol Channing’s Atlanta visits
Carol Channing, a Broadway legend and beloved entertainer, has died at age 97. The effervescent Channing (1921-2019) was a frequent guest on television talk and variety shows beginning in the 1960s, bringing her distinctive voice and bubbly personality into living rooms across the country. Here are a few photos of her Atlanta appearances.

Posted: 3 days ago

Carol Channing, a Broadway legend and beloved entertainer, has died at age 97. The effervescent Channing (1921-2019) was a frequent guest on television talk and variety shows beginning in the 1960s, bringing her distinctive voice and bubbly personality into living rooms across the country. Here are a few photos of her Atlanta appearances.
Flashback photos: 1969, 50 years ago in Georgia
The Atlanta Braves won the National League West division but lost the National League Championship to the New York Mets. Midtown’s hippies clashed with police in Piedmont Park. But some things, like traffic, are timeless, as you’ll see in these photos of Atlanta and Georgia in 1969.

Posted: 15 days ago

The Atlanta Braves won the National League West division but lost the National League Championship to the New York Mets. Midtown’s hippies clashed with police in Piedmont Park. But some things, like traffic, are timeless, as you’ll see in these photos of Atlanta and Georgia in 1969.
AJC political cartoonist Mike Luckovich featured on CNN
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Luckovich was profiled recently by CNN’s Robin Curnow. Luckovich has been with the AJC for nearly 30 years, but he’s found particularly fertile ground with the Donald Trump presidency. His cartoons of Trump have inspired a book, &ldquo...

Posted: 29 days ago

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Luckovich was profiled recently by CNN’s Robin Curnow. Luckovich has been with the AJC for nearly 30 years, but he’s found particularly fertile ground with the Donald Trump presidency. His cartoons of Trump have inspired a book, &ldquo...
Photos: Scared of Santa? So are these kids — at first
Photographer Jeff Roffman has become known for his sensitive — but also hilarious —photos of children on Santa’s lap. He works very quickly, and most of those crying kids are smiling again seconds later. Check out some of his work.

7:25 PM Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018

Photographer Jeff Roffman has become known for his sensitive — but also hilarious —photos of children on Santa’s lap. He works very quickly, and most of those crying kids are smiling again seconds later. Check out some of his work.
Photos: Ed Sheeran at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran returned to Atlanta for the final night of his “Divide” tour, commanding the massive stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with just and his voice and a guitar. 

3:17 PM Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran returned to Atlanta for the final night of his “Divide” tour, commanding the massive stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with just and his voice and a guitar. 
Photos: Twenty One Pilots at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena
Twenty One Pilots brought a catalog of alt-rock anthems to a sold-out State Farm Arena on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. It was Twenty One Pilots’ first Atlanta appearance in two years, when the band played a headlining slot at Music Midtown. Awolnation and Max Frost opened the show.

2:25 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Twenty One Pilots brought a catalog of alt-rock anthems to a sold-out State Farm Arena on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. It was Twenty One Pilots’ first Atlanta appearance in two years, when the band played a headlining slot at Music Midtown. Awolnation and Max Frost opened the show.
Reviving neglected musical gems from Athens band the Glands
 The spotlight shone brightest on the Athens music scene in the 1980s, when REM, Pylon and the B-52s were on the rise. Since then, it’s been a fickle light, a bit stingy with its love for a still vibrant and creative community.  The Glands’ moment was brief and unsustainable in the long run. They were probably an odd fit for...

6:59 PM Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

The spotlight shone brightest on the Athens music scene in the 1980s, when REM, Pylon and the B-52s were on the rise. Since then, it’s been a fickle light, a bit stingy with its love for a still vibrant and creative community.  The Glands’ moment was brief and unsustainable in the long run. They were probably an odd fit for...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 25 (and this weekend)
 It looks like fall is finally here to stay, with the morning chill sticking around a little longer as the days get shorter. The trees still have some catching up to do, but that’s no reason to stay home. Get out and enjoy the Atlanta autumn. Here are a couple of ways to spend the day, and one to plan on for the weekend. November marks...

12:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

It looks like fall is finally here to stay, with the morning chill sticking around a little longer as the days get shorter. The trees still have some catching up to do, but that’s no reason to stay home. Get out and enjoy the Atlanta autumn. Here are a couple of ways to spend the day, and one to plan on for the weekend. November marks...
Photos: So So Def anniversary show opens State Farm Arena
Xscape and Anthony Hamilton were among the highlights as Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def record label marked its 25th anniversary at the new State Farm Arena. The arena, formerly known as Philips Arena, has undergone major renovations and boasts big upgrades.

2:26 PM Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Xscape and Anthony Hamilton were among the highlights as Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def record label marked its 25th anniversary at the new State Farm Arena. The arena, formerly known as Philips Arena, has undergone major renovations and boasts big upgrades.
Flashback photos: Buford Highway’s evolution, 1951-2002
Today, it’s a bustling brew of shops and restaurants representing cultures from every part of the globe. But back before the days of I-285 and the Northeast Expressway, Buford Highway was simply a way to get from the big city to a string of much smaller towns. Let’s take a look back at how the highway has changed since the 1950s...

1:37 PM Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Today, it’s a bustling brew of shops and restaurants representing cultures from every part of the globe. But back before the days of I-285 and the Northeast Expressway, Buford Highway was simply a way to get from the big city to a string of much smaller towns. Let’s take a look back at how the highway has changed since the 1950s...