Its official name is the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, sitting near downtown Atlanta on Piedmont Avenue. A theater and fine arts/concert venue, the center seats 4,600 visitors. It's the place to see touring productions of Broadway musicals, concerts, seminars, comedians, plays and high school graduations. Atlanta's Gay Pride celebration also took place there last year.
Built in 1967 as the city's convention center, the Civic Center is operated by the city of Atlanta. In a 2009 concert, R&B legend Patti LaBelle stopped performing and delivered a blistering attack on the condition of the 40-year-old concert venue: "When is someone going to take the time to fix up this theater? I’ve been coming to this city for 50 years. This isn’t right. You’ve got Mickey mice back there and roaches. I’m a diabetic, and I couldn’t eat back there."
The city of Atlanta disagrees with LaBelle's description of the center, of course.
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Atlanta Gay Pride Parade '08