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City Lights with Lois Reitzes

English, Social, 1 seasons, 928 episodes, 5 days 6 hours 47 minutes
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"City Lights" explores the creative fabric of Atlanta - our expressive, diverse, influential city. WABE host Lois Reitzes covers pop culture, music, theater, dance, visual arts, food and more.
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“Becoming Ella Fitzerald” / The Electric Sons / Prismatica

Author Judith Tick discusses her new book, “Becoming Ella Fitzerald.” Plus, The Electric Sons take the spotlight for our series, “Speaking of Music,” and Pierre-Alexandre Le Lay details Prismatica; the installation is at Woodruff Park through March 17.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/02/202452 minutes 7 seconds
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Mercer Street Meals / Artist Darien Arikoski-Johnson / “Nellie Mae Rowe Award”

Chef Lance Gummere discusses his four-course meals-to-go business, “Mercer Street Meals.” Plus, ceramic artist Darien Arikoski-Johnson takes the spotlight in our “Speaking of Art” series, and we hear about the inaugural “Nellie Mae Rowe Award.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/202451 minutes 46 seconds
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Dad’s Garage executive producer Jon Carr / Idea Capital Grants / Prop Master Ashton Francois

Dad’s Garage executive producer Jon Carr discusses the upcoming one-night-only improv fundraiser starring Tim Meadows, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris, and Joe Canele. Plus, we’ll hear about this year’s winners of the Idea Capital Grants and visit with prop master Ashton Francois for our series, “Speaking of The Boom.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/202451 minutes 13 seconds
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“Shari and Lambchop” / Savory Stories / Molly Blank Concert Series

Director Lisa D’Apolito and puppeteer Mallory Lewis discuss the new documentary, “Shari and Lambchop,” which closes the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on February 26 at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. Plus, food historian Akila McConnell and chef Asata Reid from the WABE podcast Savory Stories join us with the history of potato chips, and we hear about the Molly Blank Concert Series. This year’s inaugural show is on February 25 and features a program by the Oran Etkin Quartet.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/202452 minutes 18 seconds
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“Georgian Chamber Players Presents: A Musical Journey Celebrating Black History Month” / “Eunice W. Johnson and the Ebony Fashion Fair” / “The Merian Ensemble”

Pianist Julie Coucheron and cellist Khari Joyner discuss the Georgian Chamber Player's upcoming free concert, "A Musical Journey Celebrating Black History Month." Plus, children's author Lisa D. Brathwaite details her new book, "Miles of Style," Eunice W. Johnson, and the Ebony Fashion Fair" and we hear about tomorrow's free performance from The Merian Ensemble.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/02/202452 minutes 11 seconds
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The King’s Singers / Kodie Shane / “The Catskills”

Edward Button and Christopher Bruerton of The King’s Singers discuss their upcoming performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. Plus, Kodie Shane takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and filmmaker Lex Gillespie details his documentary, “The Catskills,” which screens as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on February 25th and 26th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/202452 minutes 18 seconds
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“American Sikh” / The Galleries at Brenau University / “Million Bazillion: The Musical”

Filmmakers Visvajit Singh and Ryan Westra discuss their animated short film “American Sikh.” Plus, Gena Robbins, Director of Galleries at Brenau University details their permanent collection, and we hear about “Million Bazillion: The Musical,” a world-premiere production promoting financial literacy for children. The show opens on the campus of Agnes Scott College on February 22 and was created by American Public Media’s “Marketplace.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/202452 minutes 12 seconds
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“Please Touch the Art” / Omni / “Rolling Sculptures”

Curator Nicole Lampl and artist Kenn Kotara discuss “Please Touch the Art,” on view at Reeves House Visual Arts Center through March 24th. Plus, Atlanta rock trio Omni celebrates their new album, “Souvenir” with a show at the Earl this Saturday, and Bruce Patton, Director of Curatorial Services at the Savoy Automobile Museum details their new exhibition, “Rolling Sculptures,” on view through March 31st.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/02/202452 minutes 9 seconds
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“Downtown Windows” and “Celebrate Downtown Atlanta” / Lesibu Grand

Fredalyn M. Frasier, Project Director of Planning and Urban Design at Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and artist Bojana Ginn discuss the “Downtown Windows” and “Celebrate Downtown Atlanta” public art initiatives. Plus, Lesibu Grand takes the stage for our series, “Speaking of Music.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/202451 minutes 38 seconds
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Cheap and free date ideas / “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie”

Team WABE gets together with suggestions for a free or cheap date night in Atlanta. Plus, Actor’s Express artistic director Freddie Ashley and actor Noah Vega discuss their production of “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie,” opening tomorrow at Oglethorpe University Theater.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/202451 minutes 57 seconds
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“High on the Hog” Season 2 / Galentine’s Day / Audre Lorde Read-A-Thon

Stephen Satterfield, chef, and host of “High on the Hog” discusses Season 2 of the popular Netflix series. Plus, Mara Davis stops by with suggestions for “Galentine’s Day,” and we hear about the upcoming Audre Lorde Read-A-Thon coming to “Charis Books & More” this Sunday. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/202452 minutes 19 seconds
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Composer Carlos Simon / Filmmaker Ken McLaughlin / Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid)

Composer Carlos Simon discusses his curated music program that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform on February 15 and 16. Plus, filmmaker Ken McLaughlin takes the spotlight for our series, “Speaking of The Boom, and we hear about Théâtre du Rêve’s production of “Le Malade Imaginaire” (“The Imaginary Invalid”)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/02/202451 minutes 25 seconds
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Celebrating Lunar New Year / “The Korean Vegan”

Dr. Jung Ha Kim, President of the Community Resource Corporation discusses Lunar New Year traditions among Asian Americans. Plus, Sammie and Mike from How Do You Atlanta stop by with details on Stone Mountain Park’s Lunar New Year Festival, and we listen back to Lois’s conversation with Joanne Lee Molinaro about her cookbook “The Korean Vegan.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/202451 minutes 48 seconds
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"Ruth and the Green Book" / Hero the Band / Morehouse Soul Symphony Concert

Jon Ludwig, Artistic Director for the Center for Puppetry Arts, and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey discuss the Center’s “Ruth and the Green Book” production on stage through February 25. Plus, Hero the Band takes the spotlight for our series, “Speaking of Music,” and we hear about the upcoming Soul Symphony Concert.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/02/202450 minutes 54 seconds
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The Atlanta Green Theatre Alliance / Experimental Dance Artist Hez Stalcup

Adam Friedman, co-founder and board chair of the Atlanta Green Theatre Alliance, discusses new possibilities in making theater and theatrical production more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Plus, experimental dance artist Hez Stalcup takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Dance.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/02/202451 minutes 22 seconds
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ATL Up and Away: Travel Tips with Rick Steves / “Dorothea Lange and Pirkle Jones: Death of a Valley” / Atlanta Contemporary’s new executive director

Travel expert and PBS host Rick Steves stops by for “ATL Up and Away.” Plus, we hear about the new exhibition at the Booth Museum of Western Art, “Dorothea Lange and Pirkle Jones: Death of a Valley,” and find out about Atlanta Contemporary’s new executive director. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/202450 minutes 35 seconds
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THE QUEEN OF SUGAR HILL, A Novel of Hattie McDaniel” / Poet Jon Goode

Author ReShonda Tate discusses her new book "THE QUEEN OF SUGAR HILL, A Novel of Hattie McDaniel.” Plus, poet Jon Goode takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/02/202452 minutes 28 seconds
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Peabo Bryson / The Pussywillows / “SHAPE: artworks by Women Artist-Educators of the Region”

Singer and songwriter Peabo Bryson discusses his touring concert “In the Glow of Love for Valentine’s Day,” which comes to the Rialto Center for the Arts on February 10. Plus, The Pussywillows take the spotlight for our series, “Speaking of Music,” and we hear about the new exhibition at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, “SHAPE: artworks by Women Artist-Educators of the Region.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/202451 minutes 9 seconds
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“Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield South Carolina” / Dancer Yvonna Hoba / “Millennial Pink” Installation

Curators Katherine Jentleson and Monica Obniski discuss “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield South Carolina,” opening February 16 at the High Museum of Art. Plus, Yvonna Hoba takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Dance,” and we hear about the new installation from artist Mike Stasny, “Millennial Pink,” which is opening at Underground Atlanta this Friday.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/02/202451 minutes 39 seconds
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Bitzel’s Chocolate Immersive Experience / Comedian Wellington Ojukwu

Chef and chocolatier Sabrina Coombs discusses the new Bitzel’s Chocolate immersive experience. Plus, Comedian Wellington Ojukwu takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Comedy”. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/01/202452 minutes 17 seconds
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“Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski” / Poet Jill Spisak / Hammonds House new Artistic Chair

Playwright Derek Goldman and actor Andrew Benator discuss “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski” on stage at Theatrical Outfit through February 18. Plus, poet Jill Spisak takes the spotlight for our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and we hear about Halima Taha, the new artistic chair for Hammonds House Museum.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/202452 minutes 7 seconds
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“Boom Chicago”/Lewis Black

Authors Andrew Moskos and Pep Rosenfeld discuss their new book "Boom Chicago Presents the 30 Most Important Years in Dutch History." Plus, we listen back to “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes’ discussion with the king of rant, comedian Lewis Black.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/01/202452 minutes 34 seconds
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“The Mad Hatterpillar and her Many Heads” / H Johnson's Jazz Moment / “Butterfly” / Lanta Gras Parade and Festival

Writer and director Rachel Frawley and composer and music director Sarah Beth Hester discuss “The Mad Hatterpillar and her Many Heads,” which is currently at Stage Door Theatre. Plus, H Johnson stops by for this latest edition of “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment; Sam R. Ross details his original Chekov adaptation, “Butterfly,” on stage at Windmill Arts, and we hear about tomorrow’s Lanta Gras Parade and Festival in Kirkwood.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/202452 minutes 17 seconds
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William Root House/Steve Fifer on his co-authored C.T. Vivian memoir

We examine the history of The William Root House in Marietta, which is one of the oldest homes in the metro-Atlanta area. In 2021, the Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society partnered with Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design to unveil a new garden sculpture at the William Root House. The sculpture “Forget Me Not, America” is dedicated to the 1,200 plus enslaved individuals living in Marietta prior to 1860. Plus, Rev. C.T. Vivian was one of the Freedom Riders and an important leader of the civil rights movement, who died in 2020 at age 95. His memoir, “It’s In The Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior,” was co-written with Steve Fiffer. He joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes cto discuss the reverend’s legacy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at <a href="https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="
25/01/202452 minutes
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Roswell Roots Black History Festival / Comedian Alyx Libby / “100 Things to do in the North Georgia Mountains Before You Die”

David Proctor, creator, and director of “Grabbing the Hammer Lane,” Marlon Burnley, creator, and director of “Black in the Box,” and Corinne Sutherlin, Cultural Arts Supervisor for the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department, detail this year’s Roswell Roots Black History Festival. Plus, comedian Alyx Libby takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” and author Karon Warren discusses her new book, “100 Things to Do in the North Georgia Mountains Before You Die.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/01/202450 minutes 42 seconds
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “Century” / Lowertown / Doug Benson

Choreographer Amy Hall Garner discusses her new dance piece “Century,” which premieres at the Fox Theatre on January 25th as part of the 65th Anniversary celebration of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Plus, Olive and Avsha from the band Lowertown take the stage for our series, “Speaking of Music,” and comedian and podcaster Doug Benson stops by ahead of his upcoming performance at the EARL in East Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/202450 minutes 51 seconds
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“Godfall” / Dancer Jacque Pritz /Stacey Abrams

Atlanta author Van Jenson discusses his unique new sci-fi novel, "Godfall," and explains how he uses an out-of-this-world premise to highlight a divided country. Plus, Jacque Pritz takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Dance," and we discuss the political thriller "Rogue Justice" with author and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/01/202452 minutes 5 seconds
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“Human” / How Do You Atlanta / Sculptor Martin Dawe

Brooklyn-based artist Nehprii Amenii discusses her original puppetry experience, “Human,” a deep-sea story told from the perspective of a young seahorse. The show is on stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts through January 28th, and puppets by Amenii are on display in the Special Exhibition Gallery through April 28th. Plus, Mike Jordan and Sammie Purcell stop by for the latest edition of “How Do You Atlanta,” and renowned sculptor Martin Dawe shares his inspiration and process.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/01/202451 minutes 41 seconds
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“La Bohème” / Musician Jeremy Wilms

Atlanta Opera artistic director Tomer Zvulun and lead soprano Gabriella Reyes discuss their new “La Bohème” production on stage at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, January 20th through 28th. Plus, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jermery Wilms takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Music.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/01/202450 minutes 32 seconds
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Paula Poundstone / Poet Soleil / Radfest 2024

Comedian Paula Poundstone stops by ahead of her upcoming standup show at the Buckhead Theatre. Plus, Soleil is spotlighted in our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and Atlanta music journalist Chad Radford discusses Radfest 2024. The festival features post-punk, post-hardcore, and noise acts and happens this Friday at eyedrum.&nbsp;&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/01/202452 minutes 2 seconds
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“Fighting for Freedom: Labor and Civil Rights in the American South” / Jonathan Van Ness

Lisa Vallen, the organizer behind “Fighting for Freedom: Labor and Civil Rights in the American South,” discusses the exhibition, which is on view through October at the new GSU Library. Plus, “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness discusses what real beauty means ahead of his upcoming comedy performance at Symphony Hall.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/01/202450 minutes 52 seconds
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“Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection”/ H Johnson / Actor Adetinpo Thomas

Oglethorpe Museum of Art director Elizabeth Peterson-Jennings and exhibition lead docent and curatorial assistant Sophia Sobrino discuss “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection,” on view at the Oglethorpe Museum of Art through January 31. Plus, H Johnson stops by for “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment,” and Atlanta actor Adetinpo Thomas takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of ‘The Boom.’”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/202452 minutes 16 seconds
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Judy Collins / “The NEXT Movement” / Comedian Emily Holden

Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins stops by before her Saturday show at the Buckhead Theater. Plus, Faith Carmichael, Okorie Johnson, and Katherine Dirga discuss “The NEXT Movement,” streaming now on WABE TV, and Emily Holden takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/01/202452 minutes 18 seconds
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“Your Heart is Your Home” / Dancer Ashlee Jo Ramsey-Borunov / Ice Skating in Atlanta

Kyle Tibbs Jones, author and co-founder of “The Bitter Southerner, discusses their new children’s book, “Your Heart is Your Home.” Plus, dancer Ashlee Jo Ramsey-Borunov takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Dance,” and “City Lights” producer Jeannine Etter shares where you can still ice skate in and around Atlanta this month.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/202451 minutes 49 seconds
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Rick Steves “ATL Up and Away” / Contrapunto / Poet Travis Denton

Travel expert Rick Steve joins us for “ATL Up and Away” with advice on planning your big trip to Europe in 2024.&nbsp;Plus, Travis Denton takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and Contrapunto founder and contributing artist Carlos Solis discusses the collective’s new show, currently on view at the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, in the Fowler Gallery and the Kistner Atrium, through January 20th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/01/202451 minutes 44 seconds
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“Legacy List” Season 5 / Artist Charity Hamidullah

Matt Paxton, host of the Emmy-nominated PBS series “Legacy List,” stops by to discuss what’s in store for Season 5, which premiers on WABE TV on Tuesday, January 16. Plus, Charity Hamidullah takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/01/202452 minutes 9 seconds
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“Interrupting Chicken” / “50 First Jokes”

Executive producers Ron Holsey and Loris Kramer discuss Season 2 of the animated Apple TV series “Interrupting Chicken.” Plus, comedian and event organizer Joe Petis details the “50 First Jokes” showcase at Wild Heaven Brewery on Saturday, January 6.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/01/202451 minutes 47 seconds
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Artist Anaitté Vaccaro / Remembering Les McCann

Artist Anaitté Vaccaro discusses her permanent installation sculpture "The Perennial," which is on view at Little Tree Art Studios in Avondale Estates. Plus, we celebrate the life and legacy of jazz legend Les McCann with Atlanta pianist Joe Alterman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/202450 minutes 59 seconds
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Pearl Cleage / Speaking of 'The Boom': Nikki Marshall

Award-winning Atlanta poet and playwright Pearl Cleage discusses her newest play, “Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard,” coming to the Alliance Theater this fall. Plus, we learn about the use of music in film and television and highlight Nikki Marshall in our series, “Speaking of ‘The Boom.’”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/01/202451 minutes 23 seconds
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Colman Domingo / David Coucheron/ASO Four Seasons

Actor, writer, and director Colman Domingo returns to City Lights to talk about his starring roles in the new films, “Rustin,” and “The Color Purple.” Plus, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, David Coucheron, discusses being both violin soloist and conductor in their upcoming performances of Vivaldi’s masterpiece, “The Four Seasons.“See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/12/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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Remembering Gail O' Neill / SCAD SERVE + Muralist Jose Ray / Cirque du Soleil’s “Echo”

Lois pays tribute to journalist, fashion model, and beloved friend Gail O'Neill. Plus, Muralist Jose Ray and SCAD SERVE executive director Dean Ballas discuss the new mural that now decorates the paths of Sara J. Gonzalez Memorial Park, and director Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar details the latest Cirque du Soleil production, "Echo," currently under the big top at Atlantic Station through January 21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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"Why the Bible Began” / Artist Eilis Crean / B.E.S.T. Academy’s new music studio

Author and biblical scholar Jacob L. Wright discusses his new book, "Why the Bible Began: An Alternative History of Scripture and Its Origins." Plus, Eilis Crean takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Art," and we hear about a new music studio created for the students of B.E.S.T. Academy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/202350 minutes 57 seconds
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Dips Kitchen / "The Guiding Hand"

Jeff Scardino, founder of Dips Kitchen, discusses his new mobile eatery. Plus, Clay Barr, collector of the yads, or Torah pointers, details the Bremen Museum exhibition, “The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Judaica Collection of Torah Pointers.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/12/202351 minutes 36 seconds
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Dr. Cheryl Finley: The Art of Teaching / No Words ATL Festival / Artist Gabi Madrid

Spelman College’s Dr. Cheryl Finley joins us for our series, “The Art of Teaching.” Plus, Chris Moten, AKA Trap Jazz, and No Words ATL organizer Ann Wood discuss the instrumental music festival on December 28, and artist Gabi Madrid takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/12/202350 minutes 48 seconds
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“Sonya Clark: We are Each Other” / NPR’s College Student Podcast Challenge / Choreographer Patsy Collins

Monica Obniski, the High Museum’s decorative arts and design curator, discusses the exhibition “Sonya Clark: We are Each Other.” Plus, we hear about NPR’s College Student Podcast Challenge, and choreographer Patsy Collins takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Dance.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/12/202350 minutes 35 seconds
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“Maps and Legends: The Story of REM” / H Johnson's Jazz Moment

Author and music historian John Hunter discusses his new book, “Maps and Legends: The Story of REM.” Plus, H Johnson features jazz bagpipe player Rufus Harley on the latest edition of H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/202352 minutes 29 seconds
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Holiday gift suggestions for the reader in your life

City Lights shares holiday gift suggestions from local independent booksellers Matt Nixon of Acapella Books and Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories. Plus, Georgia’s Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/202350 minutes 16 seconds
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The Atlanta Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” / HBCU National Bands of The Year Championship / Comedian Arma Benoit

Gennadi Nedvigin, artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet, discusses the company’s immersive performance of “The Nutcracker” on stage at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre through December 26. Plus, we hear about the HBCU National Bands of The Year Championship, and Arma Benoit takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/12/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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Trey Clegg / Neranenah

Trey Clegg, of the Trey Clegg Singers discusses their upcoming holiday concert, “Festival Sounds of the Season.” Plus, Joe Alterman stops by to share what’s planned for Neranenah’s 2023-24 lineup.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/202351 minutes 35 seconds
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The Story Behind “The Elf on the Shelf” / Ben Garden of Melodic Monster

Chanda Bell, founder, and chief storyteller of The Lumistella Company, discusses the story behind their world-famous “Elf of the Shelf.” Plus, Ben Garden of the band Melodic Monster takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/12/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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Winter Lantern Festival

Xiao Falig, operations manager of the Winter Lantern Festival, discusses the festival’s all-ages light-sculpture spectacular, on display through January 2 at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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Hammonds House 35th anniversary / Favorite foods of Chanukah

Kevin Sipp, co-curator of “Foundations and Futures,” discusses the exhibition, which celebrates the 35th anniversary of Hammonds House Museum. Plus, Alon Balshan, owner of Alon’s Bakery, shares some of his favorite Chanukah foods.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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“CINDERELLA: A Christmas Panto” / “Thank you Please Come Again: How Gas Stations Feed & Fuel the American South”

Director John Ammerman and writer Karl Harpur discuss Aris Theatre’s “CINDERELLA: A Christmas Panto,” on stage at The Academy Theatre in Hapeville December 15-23. Plus, Photojournalist Kate Medley takes us on a journey through the gas stations of the South in her new release, “Thank you Please Come Again.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/12/202352 minutes 25 seconds
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Rick Steves / Photographer Jordan Putt / “Crisscrosses: Benny Andrews and the Poetry of Langston Hughes”

Travel guru Rick Steves joins us for ATL UP and Away, plus photographer Jordan Putt takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Art," and curator Nadia Scott discusses the Carlos Museum's exhibition "Crisscrosses: Benny Andrews and the Poetry of Langston Hughes."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/12/202351 minutes 31 seconds
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Chef Max Hines / "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" / Poet Queen Sheba

Max Hines, chef of one of Atlanta's hottest new restaurants, "Breaker Breaker," joins us to discuss what Michelin really means for Atlanta. Plus, director Candy McLellan discusses Stage Door Theatre's production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," Queen Sheba takes the stage in our series, "Speaking of Poetry."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/12/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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A Christmas Story / H Johnson's Jazz Moment / Graffiti Class ATL

Theatrical Outfit artistic director Matt Torney and director Rosemary Newcott discuss “A Christmas Story” on stage at the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s through December 24. Plus, H Johnson joins us for the latest edition of H Johnson’s Jazz Moment, and we hear about “Graffiti Class ATL.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/202352 minutes 14 seconds
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Roger Deakins and James Ellis Deakins / Artist Virginia Derryberry / “Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out”

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins and co-author James Ellis Deakins discuss “Byways,” a book of Roger Deakins’ still photography, before their Atlanta signing event at the Plaza Theater. Plus, artist Virginia Derryberry details her solo exhibition, “Private Domain,” on view at the Marrietta Cobb Museum of Art, and Karen Kelly explains how the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is putting kids in touch with their emotions in the new exhibition, “Emotions at Play with Pixar’s ‘Inside Out.’”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/202351 minutes 55 seconds
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“The Harvest” Douglas Blackmon/ OSKIADE Jaleel/Holiday Roundtable

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas A. Blackmon discusses his new documentary “The Harvest.” In the film, he looks back at how school integration transformed his hometown of Leland, Mississippi. Plus, we spotlight local artist OSKIADE Jaleel in our series “Speaking of Art.” Also, the “City Lights” team gathers to talk about holiday concerts happening in the month of December.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/11/202351 minutes 16 seconds
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“Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature” and “Into the Burrow: A Peter Rabbit Tale” / Indie Craft Experience

Alliance Theatre co-artistic director Christopher Moses and High Museum director of education Andrew Westover discuss their collaboration for the High Museum exhibit “Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature” and the Alliance Theatre’s “Into the Burrow: A Peter Rabbit Tale.” Plus, we visit with Liz Roberts, the loyal shopper-turned-owner of Indie Craft Experience and hear about their upcoming Holiday Shopping Spectacular.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/11/202351 minutes 29 seconds
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Ryan Cameron / Old Car City / “Timelapse”

Atlanta radio legend Ryan Cameron stops by to discuss his new podcast series “Amplify Color.” Plus, we hear about the world’s largest known classic car junkyard located just an hour north of Atlanta, and artists Jean T. Guay and Joseph Guay detail Jean’s first solo exhibition, “Timelapse,” on view through January 7 at the Grant &amp; Little Gallery in Grant Park.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/11/202351 minutes 23 seconds
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“What I've Learned About Grandma's Memory” / Ben Trickey / Tracie Revis, of the Muskogee Creek Nation

Gerontologist and author Dr. Eilon Caspi discusses his new children's book, "What I've Learned About Grandma's Memory." Plus, Ben Trickey takes the stage in our series, "Speaking of Music," and Tracie Revis of the Muskogee Creek Nation details some of Georgia's Indigenous landmarks.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/11/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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“November Nights” / SAG-AFTRA strike ends / Comedian Eddie Coleman / WABE TV’s Thanksgiving Day special SOUNDS LIKE ATL with the Spelman College Glee Club.

Tattoo artist and business owner Miya Bailey discusses the “November Nights” group exhibition at Hidden Gallery in Castleberry Hill. Plus, Jewel Wicker, host of the WABE podcast “The Boom,” discusses the tentative agreement to end the SAG-AFTRA strike and what comes next for the Atlanta industry. Then, Eddie Coleman takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” and we hear about WABE TV’s Thanksgiving Day SOUNDS LIKE ATL concert film featuring the world-renowned Spelman College Glee Club.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/11/202351 minutes 34 seconds
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Phoebe Robinson’s “Everything’s Trash, But That’s Okay” book/Comedian Dan Soder/Romare Bearden biography

We listen back to “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speak with comedian and Dope Queen Phoebe Robinson about her book “Everything’s Trash, But That’s Okay.” Plus, comedian Dan Soder is performing at the Buckhead Theatre on Dec. 9. We revisit Reitzes’ conversation with him when he was in town in 2019. And Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, former president of Spelman College, discusses her biography of the artist Romare Bearden, “An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/11/202352 minutes 40 seconds
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Friendsgiving / "Hyperobjects" / André 3000 and NPR’s Rodney Carmichael / Artist Steve Allan

Atlanta media maven Mara Davis stops by with everything you want to know about Friendsgiving. Plus, artist Pilar discusses the new exhibition “Hyperobjects,” André 3000 talks to NPR’s Rodney Carmichael about his new album, and artist Steve Allan takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/11/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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Baking Artist Robert Lucas / Eric Toledo of Quiet Hounds / “Leaving Ellanta”

Baking artist Robert Lucas, also known as “The Sweet Impact,” details his time as a coach on the Netflix series, “The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge.” Plus, Eric Toledo of Quiet Hounds takes the stage in our series, Speaking of Music,” and we hear from Atlanta drag superstar EllaSauras Rex ahead of the premiere of her new one-woman show, “Leaving Ellanta.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/11/202351 minutes 59 seconds
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"Vikings: Warriors of the Sea” / AJC’s "The South Got Something to Say" / “Home: The United Methodist Children’s Home”

Bobbi Hohmann, Fernbank's VP of Programming &amp; Collections, details their newest exhibition, "Vikings: Warriors of the Sea." Plus, we hear about the new documentary from the AJC, "The South Got Something to Say," and Beate Sass and Moira Bucciarelli discuss their documentation of the history of the United Methodist Children's Home, currently on view at the Dekalb History Center.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/11/202351 minutes 14 seconds
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“The City Without Jews” / Artist GFB3 / “How to Ruin the Holidays”

Composers Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin discuss their new original score to the silent film, “The City Without Jews.” Plus, artist and muralist George F. Baker III, A.K.A. GFB3, details his debut solo exhibition, “Little Reminders,” and we hear about the upcoming Atlanta premiere of “How to Ruin the Holidays.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/11/202352 minutes 23 seconds
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“Praise House Project” / Atlanta celebrates Diwali / Atlanta Flamenco Festival / Poet Ariana Francesca / H Johnson

Artist and activist Charmaine Minnifield discusses “Praise House Project,” currently open to the public at the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory. Plus, we learn about the Hindu holiday of Diwali and hear about this weekend’s Flamenco Festival. Also, Ariana Francesca takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and H Johnson stops by for the newest edition of H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/202352 minutes 15 seconds
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“The Poetjournalist” / Hector Olivera Concert / Atlanta Center for Photography

MacArthur Fellow and Sphinx Organization founder Aaron P. Dworkin discusses his new spoken word album “The Poetjournalist.” Plus, we hear about the recent organ restoration at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church and an upcoming free concert by organist Maestro Hector Olivera, and the organization formally known as “Atlanta Celebrates Photography” is now the “Atlanta Center for Photography,” and we learn what this change means from the new executive director, Lindsey O’Connor.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/11/202352 minutes 33 seconds
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Hip-Hop Archives / Adam Klein / Atlanta Contemporary turns 50

Auburn Avenue Research Library administrator Victor Simmons and music and pop culture archivist Brittany Newberry detail Georgia State’s Hip-Hop archives. Plus, Adam Klein takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and Atlanta Contemporary Executive Director and curator Veronica L. Hogan and Atlanta-based artist and curator Y. Malik Jalal discuss 50 years of Atlanta Contemporary.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/11/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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‘ATL Up and Away: Travel Tips with Rick Steves’ / eyedrum Turns 25 / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program

Travel guru Rick Steves joins us for ‘ATL Up and Away’ and discusses using credit cards overseas, early bird specials, and November travel. Plus, eyedrum board chair Will Lawless, musician Bill Taft, and fire artist Charlie “Blackcat” Smith tell us about eyedrum’s upcoming 25th birthday celebration, and Ryan Walks, Talent Development Program manager at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and tubist Joshua Williams detail the TDP and detail their upcoming concert, “Talent Development Program Musicale: An Alumni Celebration” on November 18.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/11/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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“BUT WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW? An Oral History of the ‘60s Girl Groups” / Dancer Alex Spitzer / "Rigoletto"

Beverly Lee, founding member of The Shirelles, discusses the new book, “BUT WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW? An Oral History of the ‘60s Girl Groups.” Plus, Alex Spitzer takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Dance,” and Atlanta Opera’s artistic director Tomer Zvulun details their production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” on stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre November 4 through 12.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/11/202351 minutes 54 seconds
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Joe Alterman / NaNoWriMo / Comedian Holden Schneider / Georgia Overdose Prevention benefit with “The Judies”

Jazz pianist Joe Alterman discusses his new tribute album to Les McCann and shares some valuable life from his best friend and mentor. Plus, we learn how NaNoWriMo encourages writers, why comedian Holden Schneider is comfortable saying anything on stage, and then event organizer Haya Baumstark-Ullom and harm reduction nurse Andy Gish detail the upcoming benefit concert for Georgia Overdose Prevention featuring a reunion performance from “The Judies.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/11/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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Henry Winkler / Antonio Scott Nichols / “Buoso's Nightmare & Redemption”

Actor, author, and producer Henry Winkler joins us with stories from his new book, "Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond." Winkler will be in Atlanta on November 5 as part of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Book Festival. Plus, artist Antonio Scott Nichols discusses "The Wayward Passage," on view at UTA Artist Space, and we hear about GSU Opera Theater's presentation of Buoso's Nightmare &amp; Redemption.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/11/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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Bill Burr / “Ghosts of Segregation: Photographs by Richard Frishman”

Comedian, writer, director, and actor Bill Burr stops by ahead of his upcoming performance at State Farm Arena. Plus, photographer Richard Frishman and curator Louise Shaw discuss “Ghosts of Segregation: Photographs by Richard Frishman,” on view at the CDC Museum through next May.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/11/202352 minutes 1 second
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Atlanta Hauntings / “ATL Jam” / Comedian Nicole Blue / Mama Koku / “You Belong Here: Place, People and Purpose in Latinx Photography”

“City Lights” celebrates Halloween with some real-life accounts of Atlanta Hauntings. Plus, we have a report on the upcoming ATL Jam, a visit with Mama Koku, and Curators Dr. Andi McKenzie and Pilar Tompkins Rivas share details on the exhibition, “You Belong Here: Place, People and Purpose in Latinx Photography.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/10/202351 minutes 44 seconds
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Thurston Moore / Poet Ashlee Haze / IrishFest Atlanta

Sonic Youth co-founding guitar player and vocalist Thurston Moore joins City Lights music contributor Chad Radford to discuss his new memoir, “Sonic Life.” Plus, Ashlee Haze takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and we hear the annual IrishFest coming to Historic Roswell this weekend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/10/202350 minutes 45 seconds
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Judge John Hodgman / WABE photojournalist Matthew Pearson / Artist Vanna Black / How Do You Atlanta

John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn, co-hosts of the "Judge John Hodgman" podcast, join us ahead of their live show on October 29 at Variety Playhouse. Plus, WABE photojournalist Matthew Pearson recaps his recent story about the Atlanta Hair and Makeup Artists' labor dispute, artist Vanna Black takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Art," and the co-hosts of "How Do You Atlanta" share some weekend events.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/10/202352 minutes 1 second
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Ethan Hawke / Zakiya Harmony / “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

Acclaimed actor and director Ethan Hawke discusses his new film, “Wildcat,” which stars his daughter, Maya Hawke, as writer Flannery O'Connor. Plus, Zakiya Harmony takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and director Heidi McKerley tells us about Horizon Theatre’s production of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/202352 minutes 17 seconds
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“The Art of Teaching” / International Production Design Week / Artist Britney Bongang

Dr. Mindy Stombler, professor of sociology and pedagogy, as well as principle senior lecturer at Georgia State University takes the spotlight in our series, “The Art of Teaching.” Plus, we hear about International Production Design Week, and we profile artist Britney Bongang for our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/202353 minutes 12 seconds
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ASO’s Día de los Muertos festival and concert

Brandi Hoyos, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, details the ASO’s Día de los Muertos festival and concert on October 29th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/10/202354 minutes 51 seconds
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“FRANKENSTEIN: The Movie Score”

Composer Michael Shapiro discusses his new, original score to the film “Frankenstein” which will be performed by the Atlanta Opera alongside the classic horror movie on October 28 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/10/202353 minutes 48 seconds
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"Home, I'm Darling" / MODA’s Atlanta Hip-Hop Innovators Course

Director Rachel May and actor Bethany Lind discuss Synchronicity Theatre’s production of “Home, I’m Darling” on stage through October 29. We hear about “Atlanta Hip-Hop Innovators,” the new 4-week course at the Museum of Design Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/10/202353 minutes 54 seconds
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“That’s My Stop” / Poet Tommy Bottoms / "Scavenging and Scanning: Sculptural Exploration of the Earth’s Belly"

“That’s My Stop,” a project that aims to transform bus stops in Midtown with functional, custom art pieces, is looking for artist submissions, and we explain how to apply. Plus, Tommy Bottoms takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry, and artist Olu Amoda and curator Kate Driscoll discuss “Scavenging and Scanning: Sculptural Exploration of the Earth’s Belly,” on view at the Hudgens Center through October 28th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/10/202353 minutes 26 seconds
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"The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow"

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers Erik and Brian Torbeck discuss their original family show, “The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow,” on stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts through October 27.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/10/202353 minutes 24 seconds
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Fox Theatre Institute: 15 Years of Preservation

Leigh Burns, director of the Fox Theatre Institute, and preservationist Timothy Crimmins discuss 15 years of efforts to preserve historic spaces in Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/10/202351 minutes 31 seconds
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Chef Benny Vega / “Voices of Note” / Billionaire Boys Club Creator’s Lab at Cam Kirk Studios

Chef Benny Vega of Citizens Market Atlanta stops by to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Plus, we’ll hear about the Grand Marshalls of this year’s Atlanta Pride Parade, “Voices of Note,” and learn how the Billionaire Boys Club Creator’s Lab at Cam Kirk Studios is helping to provide Atlanta Creatives with free access to innovative equipment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/10/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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"Fiddler on the Roof" / Tony! Toni! Tone! / Halloween Event Roundup

Director Shuler Hensley discusses City Springs Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof" production on stage at the Byers Theatre through October 22. Plus, Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq, and Timothy Christian Riley of the R&amp;B super-band "Tony! Toni! Tone!" join us ahead of the performance at the Fox on October 22, and City Lights producers Kim Drobes, Jeannine Etter, and Summer Evans present some upcoming Atlanta Halloween events.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/10/202352 minutes 9 seconds
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The Southern Museum / Edible FX / “{UNDER}flow, A Group Exhibition”

Dr. Richard Banz, Executive Director of Southern Museum and Kennesaw Museum Foundation, discusses “The Great Locomotive Chase.” Plus, Elizabeth Grove of “Edible FX” takes the spotlight for our series, “Speaking of Y’allywood,” and curator Cynthia Thompson and artist David Antonio Cruz detail “{UNDER}flow, A Group Exhibition,” on view through December 9 at the Zuckerman Museum.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/10/202352 minutes 31 seconds
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Macy Gray / Carterland

Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Macy Gray discusses her new album, “The Reset” ahead of her live show in Atlanta on Friday. Plus, we’ll revisit our conversation about “Carterland.” The film is currently screening at the Plaza Theater and then moves to the Tara Theater on Friday.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202351 minutes 47 seconds
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It’s a Barbie World on City Lights!

Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie is breaking box office records, and today, we discuss the film with local film scholars Dr. Maura Ryan Bernales, Dr. Matthew Bernstein, and Dr. Michele Schreiber. Plus, we hear commentary from local moviegoers about the film, and Chris Escobar, executive director of the Atlanta Film Society and owner of the Plaza and Tara Theaters, gives his thoughts on the intersection of Barbie and Oppenheimer, aka “Barbenheimer.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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40+Double Dutch Club / Little Free Art Gallery

40+Double Dutch Club founder Pamela Robinson and the director of the Atlanta division, Jerri McElroy, discuss how the club helps women over 40 improve their physical&nbsp;and&nbsp;mental health. Plus, we visit with Megan Schaeffer, creator and operator of Decatur’s Little Free Art Gallery.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/10/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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“Dracula: The Failings of Men” / H Johnsons Jazz Moment

Director Jake Guinn discusses the new production of "Dracula: The Failings of Men," on stage at Shakespeare Tavern, October 7 through 31. Plus, WABE's H Johnson joins us for a listen to the Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recording of "We'll Be Together Again."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/10/202351 minutes 9 seconds
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“Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie”/Joe Bonamassa/ “Living Room, San Francisco, 1986"

The life of an introvert gets a tender, funny and inspiring inside look in a new special from the animated world of “Peanuts.” Released earlier this summer on Apple TV+, the special is called “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie,” following the adventures of the clever but cautious Marcie. “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with the executive producer Craig Schulz and director Raymond S. Persi. Plus, we listen back to Lois’ conversation with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. His album “Blues Deluxe Vol. 2” comes out October 6. Artist and curator Matt Terrell shares the details about his exhibition “Living Room, San Francisco, 1986.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/10/202352 minutes 15 seconds
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Vanessa Riley’s “Queen of Exiles”/Laughing Skull Comedy Festival comedians

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with Atlanta-based author Vanessa Riley about her new book “Queen of Exiles.” Her historical novel is based on the extraordinary life of Marie-Louise Christophe, the only Queen in the history of Haiti. Plus, we spotlight Atlanta comedians Damon Sumner and Zain Sharif ahead of their appearances at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival Oct. 5-8.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/10/202351 minutes 11 seconds
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Rick Steves: ATL Up and Away/Jon Lovett comedy tour

In our series “ATL Up and Away,” PBS host and travel guru Rick Steves shares his tips for eating and dining abroad. Plus, “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with comedian, podcaster, and former Obama White House speech writer Jon Lovett. He’s performing at Center Stage on Oct. 5 as part of his “Lovett or Leave it: The Errors Tour.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/10/202352 minutes 1 second
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Carlos Simon “Brea(d)th)/Black Cat Rising/Sustainable Fashion Week ATL

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with renowned composer Carlos Simon about illustrious career and about his latest album “Brea(d)th”, written to the memory of George Floyd. Plus, we spotlight the Atlanta band Black Cat Rising in our series “Speaking of Music.” And we listen back to Lois’ 2021 conversation with Tanjuria Willis, the founder of “Sustainable Fashion Week ATL.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/10/202351 minutes 40 seconds
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Chelsea Mukenya/"Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn"/HDYA

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with photographer Chelsea Mukenya, this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2023 Emerging Artist honoree. Her solo exhibition “Nyumbani” opens at MINT Gallery Sept. 30. Plus, a conversation with Rep. Malcom Kenyatta and director Tim Harris about their documentary “Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn.” The film is screening at the Out on Film Festival on Sept. 30. And we hear from the hosts of “How You Do Atlanta” about this weekend’s events.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/09/202352 minutes 29 seconds
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Little Amal/Atlanta’s Savory Stories: Pizza/ Urban Regatta Atlanta

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with Amir Nizar Zuabi, artistic director of The Walk Productions, the non-profit organizing the world tour of the 12-foot puppet “Little Amal.” She stops in Atlanta on October 8th and 10th. Plus, food contributors Chef Asata Reid and culinary historian Akila McConnell discuss the history of Atlanta’s pizza scene and share their favorite restaurants. And we hear the Urban Regatta, one of Atlanta’s newest neighborhood festivals that invite the public to dress their bicycles up as boats for a one-of-a-kind street race.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/09/202351 minutes 13 seconds
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“Cullud Wattah”/Tamar Rubin/Barbara Van Cleve: Women of the West

27/09/202351 minutes 43 seconds
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Joe Gransden’s Jazz Milestone Series/Erin Connolly/Atlantucky

Trumpeter, vocalist and jazz bandleader Joe Gransden discusses his new “Jazz Milestones” concert series. It begins October 1 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center with “Sinatra and Friends.” We spotlight Irish dancer Erin Connolly in our series “Speaking of Dance.” And we listen back to “City Lights” senior producer Kim Drobes’ 2022 conversation with Nappy Roots rappers Skinny DeVille and Fish Scales. They discuss their Castleberry Hill brewery Atlantucky Brewing.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/09/202349 minutes 35 seconds
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Joe Gransden’s Jazz Milestone Series/Erin Connolly/Atlantucky

Trumpeter, vocalist and jazz bandleader Joe Gransden discusses his new “Jazz Milestones” concert series. It begins October 1 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center with “Sinatra and Friends.” We spotlight Irish dancer Erin Connolly in our series “Speaking of Dance.” And we listen back to “City Lights” senior producer Kim Drobes’ 2022 conversation with Nappy Roots rappers Skinny DeVille and Fish Scales. They discuss their Castleberry Hill brewery Atlantucky Brewing.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/09/202352 minutes 43 seconds
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Yehimi Cambrón/ Speaking of Dance- Rachel Van Buskirk/ National Mofongo Day

We hear from Atlanta-based artist Yehimi Cambrón about her Oglethorpe University Museum exhibition ”Documenting the undocumented in the south.” Today’s “Speaking of Dance” spotlight is on dancer and Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre co-founder, Rachel Van Buskirk. And we hear about National Mofongo Day this Sunday at The Atlanta Battery.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/09/202352 minutes
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“Boom Chicago”/The Brower Sisters/Native Gardens

Authors Andrew Moskos and Pep Rosenfeld dicuss their new book "Boom Chicago Presents the 30 Most Important Years in Dutch History." The Brower Sisters is an Atlanta-based band performing at this year’s East Atlanta Strut festival. The play reading of “Native Gardens” is being held at South Fulton Institute.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/09/202351 minutes 5 seconds
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Atlanta Opera's "The Shining” / Spivey Hall's 2023/24 season line-up / Out on Film Festival

Composer Paul Moravec and Librettist Mark Campbell discuss The Atlanta Opera’s new production of “The Shining.” Plus, we hear about two pedestrian events, “Streets Alive” &amp; “Westside Stride,” learn about Spivey Hall’s upcoming season, and find out what’s in store for this year’s “Out on Film” festivalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/09/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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"(Re) Defining History pilot episode Uncovering the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre" / Poet Rewop / Finster Fest

Darrin "DJ" Sims, Director of the Truth and Transformation Initiative at the NCCHR, and WABE producer Brianna Carr discuss "(Re) Defining History: Uncovering the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre," premiering on WABE-TV on September 24. Plus, Rewop takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Poetry," and we learn about the grandfather of Southern folk art, Howard Finster, and hear about this weekend's Finster Fest at Paradise Garden.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/09/202351 minutes 9 seconds
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“Swim Tuff: How I Swam My Way Out of The Bottle” / Roy Wood Jr.

Filmmaker Ben Tuff discusses the personal story behind “Swim Tuff: How I Swam My Way Out of The Bottle.” Plus, comedian, actor, and journalist Roy Wood Jr. stops by before his upcoming Buckhead Theater performance.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/09/202352 minutes 20 seconds
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“LatinX Voices” / Comedian Joel Byars / Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival / H Johnson

Reeves House Visual Arts Center director and curator Nicole Lampl and co-curator and artist Haydee Alonso detail “LatinX Voices,” on view through October 8. Plus, comedian Joel Byars joins us, we hear about the upcoming Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, and H Johnson stops by for the latest edition of “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/09/202351 minutes 47 seconds
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"Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours" / Mr. B Rockstar / A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845

Cookbook author Adeena Sussman discusses "Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours." Plus, Mr. B Rockstar takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Poetry," and the High Museum of Art's curator of photography, Gregory Harris, details their new exhibition, "A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/09/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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Jon Goode / Rosenwald School Grant / Mondaii / Out on Film pre-festival events

Poet, playwright, and storyteller Jon Goode joins us ahead of his upcoming performance at the Serenbe Wildflower Meadow for “A Night of Spoken Word.” Plus, we’ll hear about the Rosenwald Schools, check in with Mondaii for “Speaking of Music,” and learn about two free movie events ahead of the “Out on Film” festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/09/202351 minutes 43 seconds
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The Art of Teaching / “Wicket: A Parody Musical” / OYE Fest

Joseph C. Phillips, professor in theater and communications at Clark Atlanta University, takes the spotlight in our series, “The Art of Teaching.” Plus, we’ll hear about “Wicket: A Parody Musical” coming to Dad’s Garage on Friday and OYE Fest, happening this Sunday.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/09/202352 minutes 10 seconds
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"The Descendant Cookout" / Artist Jaia Robinson / Gaetan Le Divelec

Producer Chelsea Tafoya and host Stephen Satterfield discuss their web series, “The Descendant Cookout.” Plus, artist Jaia Robinson takes the spotlight in today’s edition of “Speaking of Art,” and we visit with Gaetan Le Divelec, the new Vice President of Artistic Planning for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/09/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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“Lanier” / “Blk Hiking Club” / Spoken word artist Abyss / “Hi Barbie!”

Director and writers William Eric Bush-Anderson and Cindy Kunz-Anderson, the filmmakers behind "Lanier," dive into Georgia's Lake Lanier's history&nbsp;and rumored hauntings. Plus, "Blk Hiking Club founder" Tracy Stephens discusses why his organization seeks to provide the Black community with safe hiking experiences, poet Abyss takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Poetry," and we catch up with "Barbie" at this year's Dragon Con.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/09/202350 minutes 47 seconds
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"Paw Patrol Live" / Artist Bob Landstrom

Actor Ben Butters discusses his role as Chase, the German shepherd police dog in “Paw Patrol Live!,” on stage at the Fox Theatre September 8 through 10. Plus, artist Bob Landstrom takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/09/202350 minutes 37 seconds
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Brett Gelman / Dancer Billy J Hawkains / “Swim-In” at Piedmont Park

Actor and comedian Brett Gelman and Dad’s Garage alum Kevin Gillese discuss Gelman’s upcoming performances on September 8th and 9th at Dad’s Garage. Plus, movement artist Billy J Hawkains takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Dance,” and we hear about the “Swim In” movie series at Piedmont Park.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/09/202353 minutes 34 seconds
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“ATL UP and Away: Travel Tips with Rick Steves” / Echo Contemporary Museum

Travel expert Rick Steves joins us for “ATL Up and Away.” This month, he explains why traveling during shoulder season can save you time and money. Plus, A diverse slate of solo exhibitions fills the gallery walls at Echo Contemporary Museum with five artists presenting new bodies of work in mediums from painting to textiles to cut paper, clay sculpture, and more. Represented are Angela Davis Johnson, Tracy Murrell, Allen Peterson, and Jena Dost, and painter and fabric artist Honey Pierre. Pierre and Echo Contemporary curator Jessica Helfrecht join City Lights to discuss the exhibition.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/09/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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DJ Kemit / Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Show / "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

DJ Kemit stops by to discuss the upcoming "House in the Park" party on Sunday at the Grant Park Recreation Center. We'll also learn about Callanwolde Fine Art Center's coinciding solo exhibitions and then director/choreographer David Rossetti and musical director Ann-Carol Pence detail "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on stage at Aurora Theater through September 17.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/08/202352 minutes 15 seconds
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Marcus Samuelsson / “The Boom” / Comedian Yoshee / Pianos for Peace

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses Marcus Bar &amp; Grille, now open in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Plus, WABE podcast host Jewel Wicker tells us about “The Boom,” Yoshee takes the spotlight in our series “Speaking of Comedy,” and we hear about the Pianos for Peace Festival.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/08/202349 minutes 39 seconds
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Harmonia Rosales: “Master Narrative” / Mark O’Connor

29/08/202351 minutes 51 seconds
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The Giving Kitchen / “Eating with Erica” / Photographer Virgine Drujon-Kippelen

Giving Kitchen’s co-founder Jen Hidinger-Kendrick discusses the organization’s mission after celebrating 10 years. Plus, award-winning food blogger Erica Key stops by, and Virgine Drujon-Kippelen takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/08/202351 minutes 36 seconds
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Introducing: The Boom

WABE's newest podcast is The Boom, a weekly look at Atlanta’s growing film and television industry, through trending topics and origin stories of local filmmakers, cast, and crew. Hosted by entertainment and culture reporter Jewel Wicker, new episodes are out every Friday morning, wherever you get your podcasts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/08/20231 minute 35 seconds
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Pearl Cleage / Busking in Atlanta / Moving in the Spirit

Atlanta playwright, author, poet, and political activist Pearl Cleage stops by to discuss winning the 2022 Paul Robeson Award. Plus, we’ll hear about busking in Atlanta, and executive director Shalondra Henry details the youth dance organization, “Moving in the Spirit.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/08/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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“English” / Sound Bath Healing / Poet SinsEar

Director Shadi Ghaheri discusses “English,” the humorous, moving, and Pulitzer-winning exploration of immigrant life on stage now at the Alliance Theater. Plus, City Lights producer Jeannine Etter explores the art of sound healing, and we shine a light on SinsEar in our series, “Speaking of Poetry.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/08/202350 minutes 57 seconds
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"Southern/Modern" / The Waymores / “Strange” / "ICONoclasts"

23/08/202350 minutes 40 seconds
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Art and AI / Malcolm Jamal Warner / Comedian Khaled Elchoufi

Georgia Tech professor Mark Leibert discusses the future of Art and Artificial Intelligence. Plus, actor, director, musician, poet, and Atlanta resident Malcolm Jamal Warner stops by, and Khaled Elchooufi takes the small stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/08/202351 minutes 10 seconds
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Center for Puppetry Arts Museum / Cheers to Trackside Tavern / Photographer Mallory Brooks

Kelsey Fritz, museum director for the Center for Puppetry Arts, shares the story behind the Center’s connection to Jim Henson. Plus, we celebrate 41-year-old Trackside Tavern in our “Cheers” series, and fine art photographer Mallory Brooks takes the spotlight in “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/08/202350 minutes 39 seconds
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"THOROUGHFARE" / Pan African Festival / H Johnson / Upbeat Benefit

Curator Spalding Nix details THOROUGHFARE, on view at Spalding Nix fine art gallery through September 8. Plus, we’ll hear about the Pan African Festival in Decatur, the Upbeat Benefit at the Star Bar, and we’ll visit with H Johnson for the latest edition of “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/08/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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ArtAround Pathways / Operation Action Through Art / Pizza Party

“ArtAround: Pathways” program director Elan Buchen discusses their inaugural season, which includes visual art, installations, performances, and workshops throughout green spaces in Roswell. Plus, “Operation Action through Art co-founders Danielle Snowdy, Milana Snowdy, and Lylah Snowdy detail the non-profit’s mission to raise money for cancer research by empowering kids to create art. And ABV Gallery owner Greg Mike and Gilde Pizza owner Rob Birdsong explain how art and pizza will intersect at this Saturday’s “Pizza Party” art show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/08/202352 minutes 11 seconds
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"Navin Norling: Dirty Legacy" / Poet Talor'd Tales / GSU’s MTM Standard

Artist Navin Norling details his new exhibition, "Navin Norling: Dirty Legacy," on view at Johnson Lowe Gallery through September 9. Plus, Talor'd Tales takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Poetry," and we hear about MTM Standard, the new student-led, student-managed music distribution company from Georgia State University.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/08/202351 minutes 29 seconds
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The Alliance Theatre appoints new co-artistic directors / Artist Myrtie Cope / AgLanta Eats

Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Christopher Moses discuss their new positions as co-artistic directors of the Alliance Theatre. Plus, photographer Myrtie Cope takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art,” and we hear about the AgLanta Eats Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/08/202351 minutes 55 seconds
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"Plant. Eat. Repeat" / Nicodagoat / Shatki

Brandon Brones and Flannery Pearson-Clark from Food Well Alliance detail the workshop series, “Plant. Eat. Repeat.” Plus, Nicodagoat takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and Shakti members John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain discuss their 50th-anniversary world tour stops at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on August 25th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/08/202351 minutes 42 seconds
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"Plant. Eat. Repeat" / Nicodagoat / Shatki

Brandon Brones and Flannery Pearson-Clark from Food Well Alliance detail the workshop series, “Plant. Eat. Repeat.” Plus, Nicodagoat takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and Shakti members John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain discuss their 50th-anniversary world tour stops at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on August 25th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/08/202352 minutes 14 seconds
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"Level Up: Pixels, Play & Progress" / Comedian Ally Edge / BAIA Fine Art Print Show

Blaire Bosley and Laura Flusche from Museum of Design Atlanta discuss “Level Up: Pixels Play and Progress,” on view at MODA through September 17. Plus, comedian Ally Edge takes the small stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” and we’ll hear about Black Art in America’s upcoming fine art print show.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/08/202351 minutes 58 seconds
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"Living Room, San Francisco, 1986" / Poet Justin Patton / Record Plug Magazine

Artist and curator Matt Terrell details "Living Room, San Francisco, 1986," on view through Oct. 15 at Fulton County Emma Darnell Aviation Community Cultural Center. Plus, Justin Patton takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Poetry," and Record Plug Magazine co-publishers Ryan Williams and Kip Thomas discuss their free local music publication.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/08/202351 minutes 14 seconds
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“Ghost Pools” / Artist Jamie Bourgeois / The Baseball Project

Atlanta writer Hannah Palmer discusses her “Ghost Pools” installations at Spring Avenue Park and JD Milner Park through Labor Day. Plus, fiber artist and environmentalist Jamie Bourgeois takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art,” and we’ll hear about the Supergroup “The Baseball Project.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/08/202351 minutes 46 seconds
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Hip Hop 50 ATL / “Metro Montage” / Violinist Carey Durham

Mayor Andre Dickens recently announced that The City of Atlanta is hosting a weeklong celebration for the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. “City Lights” producer Summer Evans discusses the “ATL 50 Hip Hop” series of events. Plus, woodworking artist Doug Pisik and curator Madeline Beck discuss “Metro Montage,” on view at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art through September 3. Then, violinist Carey Durham takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/08/202351 minutes 57 seconds
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“Wild Atlanta: Greenspaces and Nature Preserves of The City in the Forest” / Comedian Derick Marchel

Poet Stephen Wing and photographer Luz Wright discuss their collaborative book, “Wild Atlanta: Greenspaces and Nature Preserves of The City in the Forest.” Plus, comedian Derick Marchel takes the small stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/08/202352 minutes 25 seconds
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“The Canopy” / Poet W.J. Lofton / “Black Restaurant Week”

Textile artist Wini McQueen discusses “The Canopy,” her large-scale exhibit on view at the Macon Mall. Plus, our series “Speaking of Poetry” shines a light on W.J. Lofton, and City Lights contributor Mike Jordan joins us to discuss the good, the bad, and the delicious facts about “Restaurant Weeks” ahead of Atlanta’s upcoming “Black Restaurant Week.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/08/202352 minutes 16 seconds
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Rick Steves / Artist Carol Santos / “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty”

Travel guru Rick Steves stops by for our series, “ATL Up and Away.” This month the beloved PBS host discusses how to avoid scams and theft while traveling overseas. Plus, artist Carol Santos takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art,” and Lauren Tate Baeza, the High Museum’s Curator of African Art details their new exhibition, “Ancient Nubia: Art of the 25th Dynasty.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/08/202351 minutes 17 seconds
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"Shaun the Sheep: Flock this Way!" / MOCA GA Working Artist Fellows

Karen Kelly, Director of Exhibits and Education for Children Museum of Atlanta, discusses “Shaun the Sheep: Flock This Way,” on view through September 4. Plus, we’ll hear about The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s 2023-2024 working artists fellow.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/07/202351 minutes 16 seconds
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Catlanta/Scott Stewart’s Summer Playlist

We talk with Rory Hawkins, aka Catlanta, the artist behind the colorful kitten paintings hidden around the city. Plus, WABE music contributor Scott Stewart shares his classical summer music playlist.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/07/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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The Galbreath Collection/Dawn Williams Boyd/Comedian Zachary Wright

Atlanta art collectors Esohe and George Galbreath discuss their new book “"The Galbreath Collection: A Decade of Collecting Atlanta." Atlanta artist Dawn Williams Boyd discusses her cloth painting that was acquired by the MET. And comedian Zachary Wright shares his story in our “Speaking of Comedy” series.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/07/202350 minutes 37 seconds
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Alan Paul “Brothers and Sisters” / Jurassic World exhibition

Journalist and author Alan Paul discusses his new book, "Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Album That Defined the 70s.” “City Lights” producer Summer Evans travels to see prehistoric creatures at Pullman Yards in their new “Jurassic World” exhibit.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/07/202349 minutes 57 seconds
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“For the Love of Friends” / Jasmin Rhia: Speaking of Music

Filmmaker Cara Consilvia discusses her new documentary, “For the Love of Friends,” which details Brent Nicholson Earle’s ten thousand mile run for AIDS. Plus, Jasmin Rhia takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/07/202350 minutes 55 seconds
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"Every Stage of Becoming" / Limbo District’s “Carnival” / Artist William Downs

Artist Jessica Caldas discusses her exploration of motherhood in her new exhibition, "Every Stage of Becoming," on view at MOCA GA through Aug. 5. Plus, musicians Mark Cline and Kelly Crow, along with ephemera preservationist Stephanie Jackson, detail the upcoming screening and art exhibition focusing on the recently restored short film "Carnival," which stars the once forgotten Athens band, "Limbo District." Then, artist William Downs takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Art."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/07/202351 minutes 2 seconds
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HUB404 / Virginia Highland Plein Air Painters / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Anthony Rodriguez, executive director of Hub 404, discusses their ambitious project, which includes a half-mile-long art-centric public park. Plus, Beth Blackwell Cullen, director and co-founder of the Virginia Highland Plein air painters, details the group's first major exhibition, "Summer Blooms," on view at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens through July 30. And, H Johnson shines a light on Chet Baker for the latest installment of H Johnson's Jazz Moment.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/07/202351 minutes 26 seconds
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“Puppy Songs” creator Matt Hobbs / Celebrating Lois Reitzes on her 70th Birthday

“Puppy Songs” creator Matt Hobbs stops by to talk about his viral hit “Cheese Tax” and his newest release, “How Amazing.” Plus, we celebrate Lois Reitzes on her 70th birthday!&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/07/202351 minutes 27 seconds
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Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié / Poet Mia S. Willis / Pearl Cleage

Multidisciplinary artist and curator Edouard Duval-Carrié discusses the elements of Haitian Voodoo and mythology in his surreal mixed-media paintings. His artwork is on view at Hammond’s House through October 1. Plus, Mia S. Willis takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and then playwright, poet, and political activist Pearl Cleage joins us for a moving reading of “A Poem for Our Children.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/07/202351 minutes 35 seconds
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Composer Malek Jandali and Maestro Marin Alsop / Comedian Hank Denson

Syrian American composer Malek Jandali and Maestro Marin Alsop detail their new release of Jandali’s concertos for violin and clarinet. Plus, comedian Hank Denson takes the small stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” and we learn about the new Executive Director of SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/07/202351 minutes 37 seconds
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“Atlanta Influences Everything” / Ephemeral Tattoo / Artist Amberly Hui Hood / The Star Bar

Bem Joiner, founder of “Atlanta Influences Everything,” tells us how he lobbied to get our city global cultural recognition. Plus, we hear about “regret-free” tattoos from Ephemeral Tattoo in Poncey-Highlands. Then, Amberly Hui Hood takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Art,” and Julie Odom shares the history of the Star Bar in our series, “Cheers!”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/07/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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"THE GREAT AMERICAN RECIPE" / Dance designer Nadya Zeitlin / “How do you Atlanta”

We catch up with Leanna Pierre, an Atlanta based competitor on PBS’ “The Great American Recipe.” Plus, dance designer Nadya Zeitlin takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and WABE contributor Mike Jordan and Rough Draft Atlanta writer Sammie Purcell stop by with details on what’s happening in Atlanta this weekend.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/07/202352 minutes 11 seconds
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“Memoryscapes” / Free Art in L5P / Chef Steven Satterfield

Curator Katie Jentleson discusses "Memoryscapes," a collection of work by the late Ukrainian folk artist George Voronovsky, on view now at the High Museum of Art. Plus, we learn how to get free art in Little Five Points this Saturday. Then, Miller Union co-owner and chef Steven Satterfield stops by to detail his new cookbook, "Vegetable Revelations: Inspiration for Produce-Forward Cooking."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/07/202351 minutes 16 seconds
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“Mediocre Monk” / Poet Amena Brown

Atlanta native and author Grant Lindsley joins us to discuss his new memoir “Mediocre Monk.” The book reflects on his time in Thailand practicing the branch of Buddhism known as the Thai-Forest Tradition. Plus, poet Amena Brown takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/07/202351 minutes 14 seconds
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Jericho Brown: "Southern Storytellers" / "200 Years of Dekalb" Exhibition / Comedian Dan Weeks

Atlanta-based Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown tells us about his participation in the new PBS series, “Southern Storytellers.” Plus, curator Rebecca Selem-Martin details the new exhibition at the Dekalb History Center that celebrates the county’s bicentennial, and Dan Weeks takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/07/202351 minutes 16 seconds
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BeltLine Walls / "Wicked" / H Johnson's Jazz Moment

The Atlanta BeltLine’s arts and culture program manager, Miranda Kyle, and muralist, Aysha Pennerman, detail the BeltLine Walls project. Plus, we’ll discuss “Wicked” with Georgia native Jackie Raye. The actor is part of the ensemble cast and the understudy for Glinda and Nessarose. And WABE’s H Johnson tells us about the Modern Jazz Quartet in the newest edition of “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/07/202352 minutes 16 seconds
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“New Connections Collision Project” / Musician Sean Thomason / “Extension of Nature”

Margaret Pendergrass, senior lecturer of theatre and performance studies at the College of the Arts at KSU, Marlon Burnley, assistant professor of theatre at the College of the Arts at KSU, and Rodney Williams, assistant stage manager at the Alliance Theatre, discuss the “New Connections Collision Project.” Plus, Sean Thomason takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and curator Birney Robert and artist Chanell Angeli detail the “Extension of Nature” exhibition, on view on digital signs in downtown Atlanta through July 31.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/07/202352 minutes 17 seconds
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"Life and the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection" / Video producer Maxwell Bentley / Author Shermain Perry-Knights / “enCore Dance on Film 2023”

Dr. Melinda Hartwig details the Carlos Museum exhibition "Life and the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Senusret Collection." Plus, video producer Maxwell Bentley takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Y'allywood." Then, Atlanta author Shermain Perry Knights examines long-distance friendship in her new children's book, "I Miss My Friend, and That's Okay," and filmmaker Kate Weare and Core Dance co-founder and artistic director Sue Schroeder detail this year's enCore Dance on Film series.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/07/202351 minutes 48 seconds
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Erykah Badu / The Art of Teaching / Democracy Vibe Check Podcast / Artist Kevin Bongang

We visit with cultural icon Erykah Badu before her Atlanta performance on July 15 at State Farm Arena. Then, we talk photography with Oglethorpe University’s Christina Price Washington as part of our series, “The Art of Teaching.” Plus, we catch up with two of the hosts of the new WABE Studio’s podcast, “Democracy Vibe Check,” Gabriel Cruz and Cameron Katz, and we shine a light on artist Kevin Bongang in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/06/202352 minutes 9 seconds
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SabaRaba’s / Underground Atlanta’s First Fridays / July 4th event roundup

Udi Hershkovitz, owner of “SabaRaba’s,” discusses his passion for Israeli street food and why he wanted to run his eatery out of a shipping container. Plus, Lyle Baldes + Alex Frankcombe detail Underground Atlanta’s “First Fridays,” and Team City Lights gets together for a July 4th event roundup.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/06/202351 minutes 55 seconds
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"Trolls: Save the Humans" / Comedian Ian Aber / "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train."

Sculptor Thomas Dambo tells us about "Trolls: Save the Humans" on view now at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Plus, comedian Ian Aber takes the spotlight in our series, "Speaking of Comedy," and Director Eric J. Little discusses the Actor's Express production of "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/06/202352 minutes 19 seconds
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Michelle Malone / Poet Nhataniel Placide / AlcoHall

Michelle Malone details her new album “Fan Favorites Vol. 1: Unplugged.” Then, our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” shines a light on Nhataniel Placide, and we catch up with Pullman Yards owner Adam Rosenfelt and discuss their new eclectic hall-style drink-tasting experience, “AlcoHall.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/06/202352 minutes 14 seconds
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Giving Kitchen Turns 10 / Illuminate Atlanta / Andrea & Mud / Atlanta Ice Theater

Giving Kitchen’s co-founder Jen Hidinger-Kendrick discusses the organization’s mission on their 10th anniversary. Then, Sara Keith, director and owner of the Atlanta School of Photography and president and co-founder of Illuminate ATL, explains how they aim to increase access to photography education in underserved Atlanta communities. Plus, Andrea &amp; Mud take the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and we hear from the Atlanta Ice Theater ahead of their trip to the National Championships in Detroit.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/06/202352 minutes 13 seconds
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The Life and Legacy of Harry Belafonte / "Don't Tell Comedy" / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Composer, minister, activist and Emory professor of music, the Reverend Dr. Dwight Andrews, discusses the life and legacy of Harry Belafonte. Then, Kyle Kazanjian-Amory, founder of “Don’t Tell Comedy,” and Atlanta comedian Will Wright let us in on their secret pop-up shows. Plus, H Johnson shares music from jazz vocalist and alto saxophonist Vi Redd.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/06/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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Emma Hardyman of Little Moon / Vahn Black /Uncle Bubz / J Nolan

Get ready for WABE’s Mixtape Block Party with Emma Hardyman of “Little Moon.” The NPR Tiny Desk Contest-winning band headlines Sunday’s block party at Woodroof Plaza’s Callaway Arts Center. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Music,” features three of the five local acts on the Mixtape bill, “Vahn Black,” “Uncle Bubz,” and “J Nolan.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/06/202352 minutes 5 seconds
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“Seeing the Future of the African American Church in the Rainbow” / Multi-hyphenate casting director Erica Arvold / Concerts in the Park: A Latin Celebration

Reverend Doctor Ralph Basui Watkins, the Columbia Theological Seminary Professor behind the new exhibition and documentary “Seeing the Future of the African American Church in the Rainbow.” Then, we spotlight multi-hyphenate casting director Erica Arvold in our “Speaking of Y’allywood” series and hear about the ASO’s upcoming “Concerts in the Park: A Latin Celebration.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/06/202350 minutes 57 seconds
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“RESIST: The Resistance Revival Chorus" / Artist Leah Abucayan / Atlanta Children’s Film Festival

Carlisa N. Johnson, musical director of the Resistance Revival Chorus, and Susan O’Brien, director of “RESIST,” discuss the new documentary about the collective. Plus, mixed media artist Leah Abucayan takes the spotlight in our “Speaking of Art” series, and we hear about the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/06/202352 minutes 10 seconds
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“Juneteenth” Picture Book / "Around Sound Juneteenth Jubilee" / Juneteenth Festival Roundup

Author, poet and artist Van G. Garrett discusses his new children’s picture book, “Juneteenth.” Plus, Challenge the Stats’ founder Angelica Hairston and community choir director Verena Lucia Anders detail the “Around Sound” Juneteenth Jubilee concert. Then, Team City Lights shares Juneteenth celebrations happening this weekend in and around Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/06/202352 minutes 17 seconds
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“Mama Bears” / Juneteenth History / “Cheers!” Limerick Junction Pub / Atlanta Freedom Bands

Documentarian Daresha Kyi details “Mama Bears,” which airs on WABE TV on June 20. Then, Assistant Professor of History at Spelman College Nafeesa Muhammad tells us about the history of Juneteenth. Plus, managing partner Josh Jacob discusses the history and longevity of Limerick Junction Pub for our “Cheers!” series, and we celebrate 30 years of music with the Atlanta Freedom Bands.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/06/202350 minutes 56 seconds
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Dr. Nsenga Burton and Dr. Andre Brock / Southern Fried Queer Pride Festival / Poet Theresa Davis

Dr. Nsenga Burton and Professor Andre Brock discuss the high praise and hostile criticism directed at the new live-action film, “The Little Mermaid.” Plus, Avery Willis details this year’s Southern Fried Queer Pride festival, and Theresa Davis takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Poetry.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/06/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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"The Legend of Finn McCool" / Musician Dashill Smith / “Avanti Da Vinci”

Writer, director and composer Rob Shaw-Smith discusses “The Legend of Finn McCool” on stage June 16-25 at Academy Theatre in Hapeville. Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” shines a light on Dashill Smith, and we hear about “Avanti Da Vinci” on stage now at the Center for Puppetry Arts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/06/202352 minutes 20 seconds
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Neal Brennan / "Playmaking for Girls" / W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend to Cause Havoc)

Comedian Neal Brennan returns to City Lights ahead of his upcoming show at Variety Playhouse. Plus, program director Susie Purcell details Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking for Girls” program, and we catch up with Emmanuel Jagari Chanda of the Zambian psych-rock band W.I.T.C.H. before they take the stage at Terminal West on June 15.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/06/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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The Peachies Awards / Punk Foodie Fest / "The Art of Grieving" / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Drag queen EllaSaurus Rex discusses her role as host of the inaugural “Peachies” WUSSY Nightlife Awards Gala at City Winery on June 12. Plus, we’ll hear about this weekend’s Punk Foodie Fest, talk to filmmaker Preston Zeller about his documentary “The Art of Grieving,” and visit with H Johnson for the newest edition of “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/06/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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Spelman College and Spotify / Poet Ryan Jones / “The Say So”

Dr. Michelle Hite discusses the new collaboration between Spelman College and Spotify that aims to help students develop skills in the art of podcasting. Plus, we celebrate the art of language with poet Ryan Jones and our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” and author Julia Franks details her new novel, “The Say So.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/06/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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Lara Downes / Xavier Lewis / “Now is the Day: A Life Well Lived”

Pianist Lara Downes details her new album “Love at Last.” Plus, Xavier Lewis is highlighted in our series, “Speaking of Dance,” and artist and curator Courtney Brooks discusses “Now is the Day: A Life Well Lived,” the new exhibition at ArtsXchange honoring the life of Dr. Doris Derby.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/06/202351 minutes 46 seconds
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ATL Street Art Tours / “Eggrolls and Sweet Tea” / Cat Carter

ATL Street tours owner and operator Claudia Hart explains why she thinks art can pave a path to complex conversations. Plus, author Natalie Keng details her new cookbook, “Eggrolls and Sweet Tea,” Cat Carter takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Music,” and we look at the upcoming Atlanta Fringe Festival.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/06/202351 minutes 15 seconds
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ATL UP and Away / The Atlanta Music Project’s Amp Summer Series / Artist Krista Jones

Travel guru Rick Steves stops by for this month's edition of ATL Up and Away and shares the secrets to packing light. Plus, Atlanta Music Project co-founder and CEO Dantes Rameau and cellist Sterling Elliot discuss the Amp Summer Series, and we shine a light on artist Krista Jones in our series, "Speaking of Art."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/06/202351 minutes 47 seconds
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"The Art of Dr. Seuss" / Comedian Tim Chirikalov / Atlanta Pride Run

Curator and gallery owner Valerie Jackson details “The Art of Dr. Seuss,” on view by appointment at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell. Plus, Comedian Tim Chirikalov takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” and we hear about this weekend’s upcoming Atlanta Pride Run.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/06/202350 minutes 55 seconds
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“Out Down South” / Beltline After Dark / Make-up artist Carol Rasheed

Co-curators Rachel Garbus and Samuel Landis detail the “Out Down South” exhibition, on view now at National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Plus, The Atlanta Beltline’s Miranda Kyle and musician Mausiki Scales discuss the upcoming Beltline After Dark Festival and our series, “Speaking of Y’allywood” shines a light on make-up artist Carol Rasheed.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/06/202351 minutes 54 seconds
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AI and the Arts / LadyVee DaPoet

Ravi V Bellamkonda, Provost and Professor at Emory University, discusses AI and the arts. Plus, our series "Speaking of Poetry" shines a light on LadyVee DaPoet.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/05/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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"The Art of the Brick” / Artist Tim Lee

LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya and curator Mario Iacampo discuss "The Art of The Brick: Immersive Experience" is on at the Exhibition Hub Art Center in Doraville. Plus, surrealist painter and illustrator Tim Lee and curator Brandi Smart detail "Return to Coda," Lee's new solo exhibition opening June 3 at Empire Arts Gallery.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/05/202352 minutes 23 seconds
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Jamaal Barber / DL Warfield / H Johnson

Artist and printmaker Jamaal Barber discusses his time on the MTV reality show “The Exhibit.” Plus, creative director and artist D.L. Warfield details his work on the iconic covers of OutKast’s albums “ATLiens” and “Aquemini.” Then, H. Johnson joins us for the newest edition of H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/05/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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Dope Coffee / Artist Alex Wolf / “Expedition Atlanta”

Michael and Michelle Loyd tell us about Dope Coffee, their Decatur coffeehouse that adds a touch of HipHop to their unique blend. Plus, paper artist Alex Wolf is highlighted in our series, “Speaking of Art,” and wildlife enthusiast Christian Cave stops by for “Expedition Atlanta.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/05/202352 minutes 11 seconds
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"The Blues and Its People" / Atlanta Jazz Festival / ATLAST Gallery Debut

Leatrice Ellzy, senior director of programming at the Apollo Theater, and performance artist Jessica Care Moore discuss “The Blues and Its People.” Plus, Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, details the 2023 Atlanta Jazz Festival, and we’ll hear about ATLAST Gallery’s debut exhibition, “This is Just a Test.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/05/202351 minutes 5 seconds
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Summer reading lists for kids and adults / The Banned Bookmobile

The owner of Brave and Kind Bookshop, Bunnie Hilliard, shares her summer reading list for kids, then writer Allison Law discusses her recently published “Reading Roundup” in the Bitter Southerner magazine. Plus, we’ll hear about a local citizen bringing banned books pop-ups to the metro-Atlanta area.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/05/202351 minutes 50 seconds
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Stacey Abrams / Artist Peter Ferrari / Poet Carlos Barboza

Activist, politician and author Stacey Abrams discusses her new thriller “Rogue Justice.” Then, prolific Atlanta artist Peter Ferrari details “Covalent,” his new exhibition at ABV Gallery. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Poetry,” shines a light on Atlanta poet Carlos Barboza.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/05/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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Science Gallery Atlanta presents "JUSTICE" / Actor Janora McDuffie from "Praise This"

Curator Floyd Hall details Science Gallery Atlanta's "JUSTICE" exhibition, on view now at Pullman Yards. Plus, we catch up with actor Janora McDuffie from the musical comedy film, "Praise This."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/05/202351 minutes 51 seconds
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Dr. Regina Bradley / SCAD Fashion Show / Comedian Cesar Pichardo

Dr. Regina N. Bradly joins us as this month’s highlighted professor in our series, “The Art of Teaching.” Then, Dirk Standen, the Dean of SCAD School of Fashion, and student Maliki Gilbert discuss this year’s SCAD Fashion Show. Plus, comedian Cesar Pichardo takes the spotlight in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/05/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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"Crawlspace" / Zyx Band / Kamay Arts & Music Festival

Artist Caleb Jamel Brown discusses his new exhibition, “Crawlspace,” on view now at MOCA GA. Then, our series “Speaking of Music” highlights Atlanta heavy metal boy band, Zyx. Plus, we’ll hear about the Kamay Arts and Music Festival happening this weekend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/05/202352 minutes 22 seconds
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The 32nd annual Malcolm X Festival / MomoCon / Artist Aysha Pennerman

Watani Tyehimba discusses this weekend’s upcoming 32nd annual Malcolm X Festival. Then, we’ll hear about MomoCon, coming to Atlanta May 25 – 28. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Art,” highlights muralist and painter Aysha Pennerman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/05/202351 minutes 33 seconds
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“The Fun Widow’s Book Tour” / Poet Adan Bean / The Annual Beltline Lantern Parade

15/05/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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Mara Davis / “Icons: Selections from the Portrait Unbound" / H Johnson

Atlanta media maven and WABE contributor Mara Davis explains her dislike of brunch and shares her alternative Mother’s Day gift and experience ideas. Then, photographer Robert Weingarten discusses his portraits that showcase the essence of his subjects, instead of their image, on view now at the Breman Museum. Plus, WABE’s H Johnson tells us about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan on the newest edition of H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/05/202351 minutes 18 seconds
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Trellis Horticultural Therapy Alliance / Atlanta’s Sneaker Culture / Mike Jordan

Wendy Battaglia, Rachel Cochran and Christine Trotman discuss the mission behind Trellis Horticultural Therapy Alliance. Then, we learn about Atlanta’s sneaker culture and talk to some local sneakerheads about this growing trend. Plus, culture journalist Mike Jordan details his recent story for Eater, “The Triumph of Black Brunch in Atlanta.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/05/202351 minutes 36 seconds
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"Dear Outsiders" / "Art is a Form of Freedom" / Artist Leigh Ann Culver

Poet Jenny Sadre-Orafai discusses “Dear Outsiders,” her new book of prose, which captures sibling life in a coastal town. Then, Caroline Young, Site Director of Common Good Atlanta, and Callan Steinmann, Curator of Education at Georgia Museum of Art, tell us about the new exhibition that combines artwork with creative writing from the currently incarcerated. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Art,” shines a light on mixed-media artist Leigh Ann Culver.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/05/202352 minutes 6 seconds
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Brigitte Bidet / The Witch of Woodland / Gringo Star

Drag superstar Brigitte Bidet discusses her recent Atlanta All-Stars Drag competition win and hosting “Drag Bingo” at Politan Row. Then, Atlanta young adult author Laurel Snyder shares how she combines Judaism and magic in her new book, “The Witch of Woodland.” Plus, Gringo Star takes the spotlight on our series, “Speaking of Music,” and we’ll hear about the band’s experience playing at the Shaky Knees Music Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/05/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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“The World of Sid and Marty Krofft” / “Clyde's” / AveNoir Arts

Filmmaker Wesley Boutilier discusses his documentary short about “The World of Sid and Marty Krofft," the amazing yet short-lived amusement park once located in the CNN Center. Then, Jennifer Bauer-Lyons, the executive director of South Fulton Institute, and director Kayla Parker detail “Clyde’s,” part of “Connect,” the new theatrical live reading series supported by the South Fulton Institute. Plus, local aerialist and contortionist Lacy Elian tells us about AveNoir Arts, a cirque performance company of acrobats and movement artists who perform mind-bending body magic.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/05/202350 minutes 59 seconds
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"Lesley Dill, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me" / “Fringe: New York / Atlanta 1984-1987” / Jane’s Walk

Artist Lesley Dill and curator Cynthia Thompson discuss “Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me,” the new exhibition at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art. Plus, photographer Paula Gately Tillman shares stories from “Fringe,” her book of black and white portraits from New York and Atlanta’s underground art scenes of the 80s and 90s. Plus, City Lights producer Jeannine Etter details Jane’s Walk, a free annual festival of volunteer-led neighborhood walks that celebrate a city’s past, present, and future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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Atlanta’s Savory Stories / A/V Radio

In this month’s “Atlanta’s Savory Stories,” City Lights food contributors Chef Asata Reid and culinary historian Akila McConnell delve into the history of Atlanta’s Jewish communities and their delicious contributions to our eclectic food scene. Plus, we find out what’s inside the bright glowing pink neon box on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail as DJ Ree de la Vega and Dash Studio’s Courtney Hammond discuss A/V Radio.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/05/202352 minutes 2 seconds
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Shame / “Prayer for the French Republic” / Dancer Ayanna Dubose

Bassist Josh Finerty and lead vocalist Charlie Steen of the 5-piece South London band Shame stop by ahead of their upcoming performance at the Shaky Knees Music Festival. Plus, artistic director Freddie Ashley and we'll hear about the new Actor's Express production of "Prayer for the French Republic." Plus, our series, "Speaking of Dance," shines a light on concert dancer Ayanna Dubose.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/05/202351 minutes 17 seconds
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Rick Steves / Comedian Damon Sumner / George R.R. Martin and Vincent D’Onofrio

Travel expert Rick Steves joins us for this month’s edition of “ATL Up and Away.” Plus, our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” shines a light on Atlanta comic Damon Sumner. Then, we hit the red carpet for a visit with George R.R. Martin and Vincent D’Onofrio at the Atlanta Film Festival’s screening of their animated short, “Night of the Cooters.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/05/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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Alice Hong of Luxardo Entertainment Group / May Neighborhood Festivals / FreakNik Reunion

Violinist and composer Alice Hong details her new role as the Luxardo Entertainment Group founder. Plus, the City Lights team comes together for a roundtable discussion about May neighborhood festivals, and we hear about a FreakNik reunion party this weekend.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/05/202351 minutes 18 seconds
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City Lights First Annual Poetry Show

In honor of National Poetry Month, we talk to various poets in our community. Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn begins the show with reflections on the recently passed poet David Bottoms. We then speak with author and Spelman professor Sarah RudeWalker about her new book "Revolutionary Poetics." Next is poet James David May, who shares some deeply personal work from his latest collection, "Unusually Grand Ideas." The show concludes with a feature on some of Georgia's youngest poets.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/04/202351 minutes 59 seconds
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"Das Rheingold" / Photographer Barbara Dombrowski / V Love

Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley discusses the Atlanta Opera's "Das Rheingold" production on stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts from April 29-May 7. Plus, Photographer Barbara Dombrowski details "Tropic Ice," her new exhibition at the Goethe-Zentrum German Cultural Center. And, our series, "Speaking of Music," spotlights singer-songwriter V Love.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/04/202352 minutes 19 seconds
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Ruby Velle

Ruby Velle of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics stops by ahead of the band’s upcoming performance at Callanwolde Arts Center.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/04/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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"The Alchemists"

The prominent Atlanta art dealer, Bill Lowe, passed away in 2021 due to complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was the owner and president of the Bill Lowe Gallery for over 30 years. After Lowe's passing, the gallery appointed Donovan Johnson as Executive Director to continue his mentor's legacy. The gallery's name has since changed to the Johnson Lowe Gallery, and Donovan is ushering in a new era for this space. "The Alchemists" is the first exhibition to kick off the rebranding, and it's on view through April 29. Co-curators Seph Rodney and Donovan Johnson joined City Lights to discuss the show in detail.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/04/202352 minutes 13 seconds
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Artist Ebony G. Patterson

This year, the High Museum of Art announced artist Ebony G. Patterson as the 2023 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize in recognition of her contributions to African American art. Patterson joins City Lights to discuss how her multiple media work addresses visibility issues through explorations of class, race, gender, age and acts of violence in the context of "postcolonial" spaces.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/04/202352 minutes 43 seconds
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“Forever a Music Store” Coalition / Artist Jeffery Wilcox Paclipan

Tobago Benito, owner of DBS Sounds in Riverdale and founder of the Black-owned record store coalition, "Forever A Music Store," stops by ahead of tomorrow's Record Store Day. Plus, our series, "Speaking of Art," highlights Jeffery Wilcox Paclipan.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/04/202352 minutes 39 seconds
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Chris Escobar: The 47th annual Atlanta Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival executive director Chris Escobar shares details on this year's event, including films not to miss and a discussion on the Creative Conference.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/04/202352 minutes 16 seconds
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“Illumine” / “The Seedling”

Sandy White, director of adult programs at Oakland Cemetery, details "Illumine 2023," which begins on April 27. Plus, we hear about "The Seedling," a new collaboration between Kennesaw State University's theater department and Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/04/202351 minutes 47 seconds
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Georgia Bird Festival 2023 / Béla Fleck

Sheridan Alford, director of community engagement at the Georgia Audubon, discusses this year’s Georgia Bird Festival. It takes place April 22nd through May 21st at various locations across the state. Plus, Grammy award-winning banjo player Béla Fleck discusses his new album “My Bluegrass Heart.” He’s performing at Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on April 20.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/04/202351 minutes 57 seconds
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Spaghetti Junction film / World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show / Scraplanta

City Lights host Lois Reitzes speaks with Atlanta filmmaker Kirby McClure about his new independent film "Spaghetti Junction.” A sci-fi drama that follows a disabled teenager who encounters a traveler claiming to have supernatural origins, the story takes place in the Doraville neighborhood around Spaghetti Junction. City Lights producer Jeannine Etter travels to the World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show. Plus, we listen back to Lois’ conversation with Scraplanta’s executive director Jonelle Dawkins.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/04/202351 minutes 36 seconds
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“Let’s Film a Movie” / “Moulin Rouge” / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Co-author Rabeshia Clay details her new children's book, "Let's Film a Movie." Plus, City Lights producer Summer Evans takes us to Moulin Rouge, and H Johnson joins to discuss jazz saxophonist Stan Getz in our newest installment of H Johnson's Jazz Moment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/04/202352 minutes 35 seconds
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Roller Skating in Atlanta / "Mi Casa" / “Atlanta Record Stores: An Oral History”

Actor and producer Erika Miranda discusses her short film, "Mi Casa," now streaming on HBO Max. Plus, City Lights producer Jeannine Etter wheels us into Atlanta roller skating culture, and music journalist Chad Radford discusses his new book, "Atlanta Record Stores: An Oral History."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/04/202352 minutes
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The Art of Teaching / "The Gershwins: Who Could Ask for Anything More" / Sa-Roc

Our series, "The Art of Teaching," celebrates Angela Harris, ballet instructor at Emory University and adjunct professor at Spelman. Also, director Adam Koplan details "The Gershwins: Who Could Ask for Anything More," coming to the Bremen Museum Sunday, April 23. And our series, "Speaking of Music," spotlights "god-hop" artist, Sa-Roc.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/04/202352 minutes 9 seconds
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Clark Atlanta University’s 50th Annual Writers Workshop / “We Belong Here: Rising Against Asian Hate"

Georgene Bess Montgomery details Clark Atlanta University's 50th Annual Writers Workshop Conference. Plus, choreographer and co-artistic director Kerry Lee discusses the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company's new original production, "We Belong Here: Rising Against Asian Hate."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/04/202351 minutes 36 seconds
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“It’s Only Life After All” / Atlanta Models & Talent president Jason Lockhart / Alexandra Petri

Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls discusses “It’s Only Life After All,” the documentary showcasing the musical duo’s 40+ years together. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Y’allywood,” shines a light on Jason Lockhart and Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri details her new book, “Alexandra Petri’s US History: Important American Documents I Made Up.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/04/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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“By My Will” / Comedian Amber Benton

Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s Jeff Watkins and playwright Douglas Post detail “By My Will,” a new comedy at the Shakespeare Tavern that ponders the true authorship of The Bard’s work. Plus, comedian Amber Benton takes the stage in our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/04/202351 minutes 10 seconds
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“Extension of Self: A Dance Between Human and Digital” / Artist Donna Garcia / "Tiny Beautiful Things"

Curator Birney Robert and Full Radius artistic and executive director Douglas Scott discuss “Extension of Self: A Dance Between Human and Digital.” Plus, our series “Speaking of Art” highlights Donna Garcia, and we hear about Theatrical Outfit’s production of “Tiny Beautiful Things from director Amber McGinnis and actor Maria Rodriguez-Sager.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/04/202350 minutes 37 seconds
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“Our Town” / “Nesting: Loss, Triumph, and Redemption” / Dancer David Hector

J.J. Hudson, co-director of the Georgia State University Opera Theater’s “Our Town” production, discusses the opera ahead of the theater’s upcoming performances at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Plus, Jessica Hanna, the surviving daughter of artist Ellen DeLoach, shares details on her mother’s posthumous exhibition, “Nesting: Loss, Triumph, and Redemption.” And our series “Speaking of Dance” highlights hip-hop dancer David Hector.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/04/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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ATL Up and Away: Travel Tips with Rick Steves / Awaaz / Poet Jon Goode / Remembering Boyd Lewis

Travel expert Rick Steves stops by for this month's "ATL Up and Away." Plus, co-directors Divyesh Balamurali and Krishna Upadhyayula detail Awaaz, The National South Asian A Cappella Championship, coming to the Rialto Center for the Arts this Saturday. Then, Atlanta poet Jon Goode shares his poem dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., "Me, God and Destiny," and City Lights remembers Atlanta photojournalist and former WABE colleague Boyd Lewis.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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Jason Robert Brown / April Neighborhood Festivals / Singer-Songwriter Ian Cole

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown stops by before his upcoming conversation and performance at the Alliance Theater. Plus, the City Lights team comes together for a roundtable discussion about April neighborhood festivals, and our series, “Speaking of Music,” highlights singer-songwriter Ian Cole.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/04/202352 minutes 14 seconds
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Sir Stephen Hough / Artist Linda Mitchell / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Celebrated classical pianist and composer Sir Stephen Hough discusses his new memoir, “Enough,” before his Saturday performance at Spivey Hall. Plus, multimedia artist Linda Mitchell is highlighted in our series, “Speaking of Art,” and WABE’s H Johnson joins us for “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/03/202352 minutes 10 seconds
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"Tyler Perry Exhibition" / “A Very Incomplete Self-Portrait: Tom Dorsey's Chicago Portfolio” / Comedian Lisandra Vazquez

Harold Young, executive director of Macon's Tubman Museum, discusses "The Tyler Perry Exhibition." Plus, celebrated photographer Tom Dorsey and curator Andi McKenzie detail "A Very Incomplete Self-Portrait: Tom Dorsey's Chicago Portfolio," on view in The Works on Paper Gallery at the Carlos Museum through July 16. And our series, "Speaking of Comedy," highlights Lisandra Vazquez.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/03/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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Madam C.J. Walker and WERD Museum / "Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed and Unbowed" / Actor and screenwriter Madison Hatfield

Ricci de Forest discusses the Madam C.J. Walker and WERD Museum. Plus, Out of Hand Theater's artistic director Ariel Fristoe and writer/actor Ingrid Griffith detail "Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed and Unbowed," running through April 30 in living rooms across Atlanta. And our series highlighting local film and television professionals, "Speaking of Y'allywood," features actor and screenwriter Madison Hatfield.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/03/202351 minutes 25 seconds
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La Semilla / "Sunny and Oswaldo" / Speaking of Music: Tom Cheshire

Sophia and Reid Trapani, owners of the new Cuban-inspired plant-based restaurant La Semilla share their mission to have as many people enjoy vegan food as possible. Plus, author Nicole Melleby tells us about her children's book "Sunny and Oswaldo," and our series, "Speaking of Music," highlights Tom Cheshire.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/03/202352 minutes 2 seconds
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"Fungi: Web of Life" / Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna / Dorrance Dance Company

Filmmaker Joseph Nizeti discusses his documentary, "Fungi: Web of Life," now screening at Fernbank Museum. Plus, a conversation with Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the feminist punk band Bikini Kill and details on the Dorrance Dance Company’s upcoming performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/03/202351 minutes 49 seconds
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“Orchid Daze” / Cheers to the Righteous Room

Mary Pat Matheson, President and CEO of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and muralist Niki Zarrabi detail “Orchid Daze,” on view at the Atlanta Botanical Garden through April 9. Plus, our series celebrating the oldest bars in Atlanta, “Cheers,” checks in with the owners of the Righteous Room on Ponce de Leon Ave.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/03/202351 minutes 28 seconds
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The Atlanta Gay Men’s Choir / “The Woman with the Cure”

The Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus artistic director, Don Milton III, details their upcoming concert performance, "Songs of the Phoenix." Plus, Atlanta author Lynn Cullen discusses her new historical fiction book, "The Woman with the Cure."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/03/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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Sculptor Chase Earles / Twisty Cat / “Refuge”

Indigenous sculptor Chase Kahwinhut Earles discusses his sculpture "Naw’-tsiʔ: Bear Effigy Vessel," located on the Eastside Trail in front of Ponce City Market. Plus, our series highlighting local musicians, "Speaking of Music," today features the "Techno-Goth-a-Billy" band, "Twisty Cats." And we listen back to our conversation with the creatives behind "Refuge," the documentary that highlights Clarkston, America's most culturally diverse square mile.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/03/202351 minutes 19 seconds
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The Art of Teaching: GSU’s Heath Franklin / Artist Carla Contreras

Heath Franklin, Georgia State University professor of film, media, and theater, joins us for our series, "The Art of Teaching." Plus, we highlight multidisciplinary artist Carla Contreras in "Speaking of Art."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/03/202352 minutes 12 seconds
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Melba Moore / “Building Reflections: Contemplations in Collage” / "Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival"

Broadway legend Melba Moore joins us. The acclaimed singer will receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year. Plus, we'll hear about "Building Reflections: Contemplations in Collage," currently on view at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. And a first look at "Revival: Lost Southern Voices," a reading festival coming to the Decatur Library this week.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/03/202351 minutes 57 seconds
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Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day / “Astro Show” / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

City Lights music contributor Dr. Scott Stewart stops by with a Celtic music playlist in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Plus, we hear about Fly on the Wall's upcoming "Astro Show," and H Johnson joins us for H Johnson's Jazz Moment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/03/202352 minutes 16 seconds
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Abilene / Photographer Mark Alberhasky

Joshua Spacht, a member of the neo-classical music ensemble Abilene, details their upcoming performance at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Plus, our series “Speaking of Art,” today features photographer Mark Alberhasky.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/03/202350 minutes 55 seconds
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Tenor Lawrence Brownlee / Burlesque dancer Shellie Schmals

Renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee details his new song cycle “Rising” and explains why he commissioned six acclaimed African American composers to set poetry from giants of the Harlem Renaissance to song. Plus, our series “Speaking of Dance” highlights comedic burlesque dancer Shellie Schmals.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/03/202351 minutes 42 seconds
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MJQ Moves to Underground / Tokie Rome-Taylor / Comedian Mike Schatz

MJQ Concourse co-owners Ryan Purcell and Murphy discuss the dance club’s move to the iconic Underground space previously occupied by Dante’s Down the Hatch. Plus, photographer Tokie Rome-Taylor details her new exhibition, “Insight: the Body as Artifact, Archive, and Memory,” on view now at the Hammonds House Museum. And our series highlighting local comedians, “Speaking of Comedy,” features Mike Schatz.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/202350 minutes 59 seconds
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"Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature” / Artist Fabian Williams / Expedition Atlanta

High Museum curator Stephanie Heydt details their new exhibition, "Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature," on view through May 21. Plus, our series, "Speaking of Art," highlights Fabian Williams, and Christian Cave of Caveman Wildlife joins us for "Expedition Atlanta."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/03/202351 minutes 44 seconds
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Tiny Desk Contest / Sarah Michelle Gellar / Speaking of Y’allywood

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest is underway, and today we catch up with the men behind the desk, Bob Boilen and Bobby Carter. Plus, City Lights producer Summer Evans hits the red carpet for a conversation with the winner of this year's SCAD Icon Award, Sarah Michelle Gellar. And we premiere the newest branch of our "Speaking of" series, "Speaking of Y'allywood," today featuring costume coordinator Kenya Morgan.&nbsp;&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/03/202352 minutes 4 seconds
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Atlanta Science Festival / Coro Vocati “Dear World” / They Might Be Giants

Meisa Salaita, director of the 2023 Atlanta Science Festival, details their events at the intersection of Art and Science. Plus, John Dickson, artistic director of Coro Vocati, discusses the Atlanta chamber chorus ensemble's upcoming "Dear People" concerts. And They Might Be Giants are playing the Eastern this Saturday, and City Lights senior producer Kim Drobes catches up with singer and accordionist John Linnell.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/03/202351 minutes 43 seconds
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Palak Patel on Holi / St. Patrick’s in Atlanta / Nikki and the Phantom Callers

Chef Palak Patel joins us to discuss the Hindu Festival of Colors, Holi, which marks the transition from Winter into Spring. Plus, Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir, the Consulate General of Ireland, and Geraldine Higgins, professor of Irish Studies at Emory University, detail St. Patrick's Day events in Atlanta. And our series, "Speaking of Music," highlights Nikki and the Phantom Callers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/03/202352 minutes 21 seconds
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Rick Steves / William Shatner / “Infinite Realities” / Artist Arnold Butler

Travel expert Rick Steves stops by for our series, "ATL Up and Away." Plus, we boldly go where City Lights has never gone before and catch up with the one and only William Shatner. Then, Chris Brennaman, co-owner of "Infinite Realities: Comics, Games and More" in Tucker, and comic book artwork collector, Benno Rothschild share details on their upcoming showcase of Georgia comic artists. And our series, "Speaking of Art," highlights Arnold Butler.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/03/202352 minutes 15 seconds
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“Candide” / The Beths / Alejandro Abarca

Director Alison Moritz and star performers Jack Swanson and Victor Ryan Robertson discuss the Atlanta Opera's new production of "Candide." Plus, a visit with Liz Stokes, lead vocalist for the indie-rock band The Beths. And, our series, "Speaking of Dance," highlights Alejandro Abarca.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/03/202350 minutes 43 seconds
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"Ruthless: Monopoly’s Secret History" / Emory Cinematheque’s Film Series, “Camp Vibes, Queer Feelings” / H Johnson's Jazz Moment

Emmy award-winning writer and director Stephen Ives details his new documentary, "Ruthless: Monopoly's Secret History." Plus, Dr. Ben Kruger-Robbins discusses Emory Cinematheque's film series "Camp Vibes, Queer Feelings." And music contributor H Johnson shares a song from jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne in our series, "H Johnson's Jazz Moment."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/03/202351 minutes 19 seconds
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“Johnny Mercer Tribute Show” / “Pinocchio” / Author De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Jazz musicians Joe Gransden and Louis Heriveaux detail the Rialto's upcoming Johnny Mercer Tribute Show. Plus, Marium Khalid of Sky Creature Productions and Michael Haverty of The Object Group discuss their new adult production of "Pinocchio" on stage at 7 Stages Theater March 3-12. And author De'Shawn Charles Winslow tells us about his new book, "Decent People," available now in hardback.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/03/202352 minutes 17 seconds
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Stacey Abrams / Atlanta’s Savory Stories / Comedian Angel Contreras

We kick off Women's History Month with the one and only Stacey Abrams! Plus, our series "Atlanta's Savory Stories." For March, food contributors Asata Reid and Akila McConnell discuss the female entrepreneurs who influenced our city's diverse cuisine. And our series highlighting local comedians, "Speaking of Comedy," features Angel Contreras.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/03/202351 minutes 52 seconds
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“Good Bad People” / Fashion designer Kenya Freeman / Atlanta Roller Derby

Playwright Rachel Lynett, director Ibi Owolab and True Colors Artistic Director Jamil Jude discuss “Good Bad People” on stage at the Southwest Arts Center through March 12th. Plus, Atlanta fashion designer Kenya Freeman, owner of Sylvia Mollie Collections, details her new collection for Shein X. And City Lights producer Kim Drobes catches up with Atlanta Roller Derby skater Gucci Maim.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/202351 minutes 24 seconds
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Joe Bonamassa / “Duke Ellington’s Cat” / Punk Black to Go

Blues rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa stops by ahead of his upcoming performance at the Fox Theater. Plus, Jon Ludwig and S. Renee Clark share details on “Duke Ellington’s Cat,” the new children’s production on stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts. And music contributor Von Phoenix gives his music recommendations in this month’s edition of Punk Black to Go.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/202351 minutes 23 seconds
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"Why the Museum Matters" / The World’s Biggest Bounce House / Dancer Julie Johnson

Daniel Weiss, the President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his new book, "Why the Museum Matters." Plus, the world's biggest bounce house is coming to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds this weekend, and XL Events co-CEO Cameron Craig details the over 16,000-square-foot attraction. And our series "Speaking of Dance" highlights dance artist Julie Johnson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/02/202351 minutes 44 seconds
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Angela Barnes / “We Shall Rise” / Artist Dwayne 'Dubelyoo' Wright

Director Angela Barnes discusses her NAACP Image Award-nominated "Atlanta" episode, "The Homeliest Little Horse." Plus, Georgia Symphony Orchestra music director Timothy Verville and cellist Okorie Johnson, better known as OK Cello, detail the world premiere of "Liminal: An Atlanta Concerto for Cello and Orchestra." The performance is part of the upcoming Georgia Symphony Orchestra concert, "You Shall Hear," at Marietta Performing Arts Center. And our series highlighting local artists, "Speaking of Art," features Dwayne 'Dubelyoo' Wright.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/202351 minutes 59 seconds
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Lift Every Voice: A Black History Concert / “Women in Jeopardy”

Trey Clegg, founder of the Trey Clegg Singers, and John Hammond, interim head of programs at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, discuss “Life Every Voice: a Black History Concert.” Plus, a look at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center’s production of “Women in Jeopardy” with director Topher Payne and actors Stacy Melich and Parris Sarter.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/202352 minutes 10 seconds
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“The Art of Teaching” / Conrad Tao / “Now Dig This”

Dr. Charles Parrott, Kennesaw State University associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and director of the KSU Tellers, joins City Lights for our monthly series, “The Art of Teaching.” Plus, Conrad Tao stops by ahead of his upcoming performances with the ASO, and the creatives behind “Now Dig This,” Max Amirdzhanov, Pietro DiGennrro and Randy Michael share the story behind their retro-vibe rock and roll TV show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/02/202351 minutes 44 seconds
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Zaria Ware / BLK Art / Stanley Nelson Documentaries

Author Zaria Ware discusses her new book ““BLK Art: The Audacious Legacy of Black Artists and Models in Western Art." The book is look at the Black art masters and models who have been a part of the Western art world since its beginnings. Plus, we listen back to Lois Reitzes’ conversation with filmmaker Stanley Nelson regarding his PBS documentaries about abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/202350 minutes 53 seconds
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Hot Wing King / Hershey Felder / Musical Tales of the Venetian Jewish Ghetto / H’s Johnsons Jazz Moment- Ron McCroby

Playwright Katori Hall discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Hot Wing King.” The show is on stage at the Alliance Theatre through March 5. Plus, renowned pianist and filmmaker Hershey Felder discusses his documentary “Musical Tales of the Venetian Jewish Ghetto." The film has its world premiere at the Atlanta Jewish Film Fesitval on February 20. We also hear from WABE’s H. Johnson about the master jazz whistler, Ron McCroby.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/02/202352 minutes 35 seconds
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Next to Normal / Zo! and Tall Black Guy / Sid Jerr-Dan

Director Amanda Wansa Morgan and actor Mary Nye Bennett discuss their production of the rock musical “Next to Normal.” It’s is on stage at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre from Feb. 16th through 26th. Plus, music producers Zo! And Tall Black Guy sit down with City Lights producer Jeannine Etter to discuss their new album ahead of their show at City Winery February 18. And we spotlight Atlanta Americana musician Sid Jerr-Dan in our “Speaking of Music” series.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/202352 minutes 37 seconds
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Victor Varnado / Bill Hendrick / Eddie Barbash

New Yorker cartoonist Victor Varnado discusses his latest book, “The Anti-Racism Activity Book.” It’s in the format of a children’s puzzle and coloring book. Plus, former AJC reporter Bill Hendrick talks about his book, “The Atlanta Daily Intelligencer Covers the Civil War.” And we listen back to Lois Reitzes’ conversation with saxophonist Eddie Barbash.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/202352 minutes 10 seconds
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Hatched Dating App / Push Push Arts / Nabil Ayers

Mitchell Alterman and Sam Lukens, founders of the new dating app “Hatched,” talk with City Lights producer Summer Evans. Plus, Push Push Arts opens their new space in College Park. We hear from the team about this new chapter and about their production of “Antigone.” Nabil Ayers also stops by to talk about his memoir, “My Life in the Sunshine.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/202352 minutes 15 seconds
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Lonnie Holley Documentary / Maria Moreno / The Nature of Color / Atlanta Painter Wynter Bell

Filmmaker George King and Atlanta musician and scholar Mausiki Scales speaks with Lois Reitzes about the new documentary “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley.” Plus, we hear about the new Fernbank Museum exhibition “The Nature of Color.” And we spotlight Atlanta painter Wynter Bell as part of our “Speaking of Art” series.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/202352 minutes 14 seconds
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Robert Battle / Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater / Glimmers / Marry Me A Little

Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre artistic director, talks about the dance troupe’s upcoming performances at the Fox Theatre. Plus, we spotlight Atlanta pop-rock band Glimmers in our “Speaking of Music” series. And a discussion with Merely Players Presents director Scott Rousseau about “Marry Me A Little” on stage at the Doraville Civic Center.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/02/202352 minutes 22 seconds
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Marc Evan Jackson, Jon Carr and Kevin Gillese / Leo Briggs / “The Necessity of Seduction”

Vaguely Specific Productions co-founders Jon Carr and Kevin Gillese join comedian and actor Marc Evan Jackson with details on their upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend interactive comedy improv show. Plus, the newest addition to the “Speaking of” series, “Speaking of Dance,” today features Leo Briggs. And artist and curator Karen Graffeo discusses the new show at Echo Contemporary, “The Necessity of Seduction.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/202352 minutes 20 seconds
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“32 Sounds” / "Kim's Convenience" / Speaking of Art - Crystal Jin Kim

Director Sam Green joins City Lights with details on “32 Sounds,” which screens at the Ferst Center for the Arts on Friday, February 10. Plus, we’ll discuss Aurora Theater’s production of “Kim’s Convenience” with stage director Rebecca Wear, and our series, “Speaking of Art,” highlights multimedia artist Crystal Jin Kim.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/02/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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“Painting in the 1980s” / Art is King

Curator and author Rosemary Cohane Erpf and artist Craig Drennen discuss Erpf's book, "Painting in the 1980s: Reimagining the Medium." Plus, Dan Flores, co-founder of the nonprofit, Art is King, shares their mission to help artists understand the business side of art.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/02/202351 minutes 4 seconds
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“ATL Up and Away: Travel Tips with Rick Steves” / China Forbes / “The White Chip”

Travel expert Rick Steves stops by with his monthly travel tip. Then, China Forbes of Pink Martini shares the band’s unique history ahead of their upcoming show at the Eastern. Plus, Sean Daniels, Tom Key and Matt Torney detail “The White Chip” on stage now at Dad’s Garage.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/202352 minutes 1 second
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“Leaving Mississippi” / Comedian Ty Colgate / “Urinetown” / H Johnson

Artist Najee Dorsey details his new exhibition, “Leaving Mississippi,” on view now at the Black Art in America Gallery. Then, our series “Speaking of Comedy” highlights comedian Ty Colgate. Plus, we get a first look at the Actor’s Express production of “Urinetown,” and H Johnson joins us to listen to Jazz Guitarist Emily Remler.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/02/202352 minutes 4 seconds
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“Black American Portraits” / Health and wellness coach Carolyn Hartfield / Alzheimer's Music Fest

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s executive director and co-curator Liz Andrews details their new exhibition, “Black American Portraits.” Then, health and wellness coach Carolyn Hartfield tells us about her guided hikes for seniors. Plus, a look at this year’s Alzheimer’s Music Fest.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/02/202351 minutes 17 seconds
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“The Defenders” / Atlanta’s Savory Stories / “Keep Moving”

Director Roderick Red details his documentary “The Defenders,” screening at the year’s Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival and airing on WABE -TV as part of the “Atlanta on Film” series this coming Monday. Then, the next installment of our series, “Atlanta’s Savory Stories.” Food contributors Chef Asata Reid and Akila McConnell tell us about the food that fueled the civil rights movement. Plus, City Lights senior producer Kim Drobes brings us the story of a collaborative film between Morehouse College students and MTV.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/02/202352 minutes 19 seconds
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K-Wave Outreach / HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands

Mrs. Young Hae Kim, founder of K-Wave Outreach, details their upcoming inaugural event at Aurora Theatre. Plus, Donovan Wells, music and band director at Bethune-Cookman University, and Lindsey B Sarjeant, chair of the “HBCU All-Star Battle of the Bands,” discuss the upcoming event at Mercedes Benz Stadium.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/01/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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Videodrome owner Matthew Booth / DJ Applejack / Silver Scream Spook Show presents: King Kong

Videodrome owner Matthew Booth shares the history behind the iconic Atlanta video store. Plus, DJ Applejack is featured on our series, “Speaking of Music,” and the creatives behind the Silver Scream Spook Show detail their upcoming performance and screening of King Kong.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/202351 minutes 56 seconds
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Mambo Zombi / Roswell Roots / The Warsaw Clinic

Mambo Zombi partners Brandon Ley, Kysha Cyrus and Johnny Martinez share the story behind the unique theme bar. Plus, spoken word artist Ashlee Haze and cultural arts supervisor Corinne Sutherlin detail the upcoming Roswell Roots Festival. And our series “Speaking of Music,” features The Warsaw Clinic.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/01/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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Artist Thelonious Stokes / Speaking of Art – David Batterman

Artist Thelonious Stokes tells us about his upcoming “To the Last Page” exhibition, opening Friday at United Talent Agency’s Pullman Yards pop-up. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Art,” highlights multi-media artist David Batterman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/202352 minutes 20 seconds
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“Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” / “New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch” / Kirkwood’s Lanta Gras

Director and choreographer Taryn Janelle and music director LeRell Ross discuss Synchronicity Theater’s upcoming production of “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” with Bweela Steptoe, daughter of author and illustrator John Steptoe. Plus, Sierra King and Melissa Messina detail the new Atlanta Contemporary exhibition, “New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch,” and we’ll hear about Kirkwood’s Lanta Gras Parade and Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/01/202352 minutes 16 seconds
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Legacy List’s Matt Paxton / Tio Lucho’s / Mausiki Scales

Matt Paxton, host of the PBS series “Legacy List,” details the upcoming fourth season, airing on WABE TV Sundays at noon. Plus, a look at Tio Lucho’s, the new Peruvian eatery from the chef behind the popular pop-up, La Chingana. And our series, “Speaking of Music,” highlights Mausiki Scales.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/01/202352 minutes 7 seconds
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“Out Down South” / Comedian Amanda Marks / Punk Black to Go

Co-curators Rachel Garbus and Samuel Landis detail the “Out Down South” exhibition, on view now at National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Plus, Amanda Marks shares her comedic inspiration, and music contributor Von Phoenix stops by with this month’s edition of Punk Black to Go.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/202351 minutes 13 seconds
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“The US and the Holocaust” / Dry January / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein tell us about their Ken Burns documentary, “The U.S. &amp; the Holocaust,” ahead of the upcoming WABE panel discussion at The Temple. Plus, Cory Atkinson, the co-owner of the Zero Co. Shop, and The Zero Proof CEO and co-founder Sean Goldsmith discuss “Dry January” with “City Lights” producer Summer Evans. And H. Johnson stops by to teach us about trumpeter Clifford Brown.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/01/202352 minutes 8 seconds
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David Shifrin / “Our Sacred World" / Speaking of Art - Lauren Merceron

Virtuoso clarinetist David Shifrin discusses his upcoming performance with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Plus, composer and librettist Amy Leventhal and stage director Lauren Morris tell us about “Our Sacred World,” an opera with dance, coming to the Cole Auditorium Fine Arts. And, our series, “Speaking of Art,” features abstract portrait artist Lauren Merceron.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/01/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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Marilyn McCoo and Billy David Jr. / Kimball House / Artist Michael Heffernan

Music legends Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. stop by ahead of their upcoming performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Plus, Kizzy Patel and Jesse Smith, 2 of the 5 restaurateurs behind Decatur’s Kimball House, celebrate their purchase of the 136-year-old train depot that houses their award-winning eatery. And artist Michael Heffernan combines poetry with visual art in his new Marietta Cobb Museum of Art exhibition, “Michael Heffernan: Wayfinding.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/01/202351 minutes 46 seconds
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“The Art of Teaching” with Professor David Morrow / "Don Giovanni" / Comedian Joe Smith

Today we premiere our new series, “The Art of Teaching,” and highlight Morehouse Professor David Morrow. Plus, director Kristine McIntyre details the Atlanta Opera's upcoming production of "Don Giovanni," and we shine a light on Joe Smith with our series, “Speaking of Comedy.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/01/202351 minutes 49 seconds
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“Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space" / “Reverend Falls”

Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain tells us about the new PBS “American Experience” documentary film, “Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space,” which airs on WABE TV on Tuesday, January 17. Plus, a listen to our interview with Out on Film director Jim Farmer and the creative behind the short “Reverend Falls,” recorded live at the Plaza Theater.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/01/202351 minutes 54 seconds
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Travel Expert Rick Steves / Speaking of Art - Emily Llamazales

Travel expert Rick Steves returns to City Lights with details on his free, 22 nights of virtual travel events. Plus, our series “Speaking of Art” highlights Emily Llamazales.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/01/202352 minutes 10 seconds
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Scraplanta Creative Reuse / Butterfly Feels / Heavyweight’s Jonathan Goldstein

Jonelle Dawkins of Scraplanta Creative Reuse tells us about the non-profit’s focus on bringing new life to discarded art materials. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Music,” highlights singer-songwriter Butterfly Feels. And Jonathan Goldstein from the award-winning podcast “Heavyweight” explains how he uses humor and heart to help listeners with unresolved dilemmas.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/01/202352 minutes 22 seconds
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"Song of the Horseman" / Speaking of Art - rEN Dillard

Author Mark Warren details “Song of the Horseman,” a story of love, loss and the discovery of one's heritage. Plus, our recurring series “Speaking of Art,” highlights rEn Dillard.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/202351 minutes 45 seconds
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“Homegrown” host Jamila Norman / Comedian Joe Kelley / Musician Naomi Raine

The host of “Homegrown,” Jamila Norman, details her journey from urban farmer to TV star. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Comedy,” highlights Atlanta comedian Joe Kelley, and singer-songwriter Naomi Raine walks us through her new release, “Journey.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/01/202351 minutes 43 seconds
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Savoy Automobile Museum / H Johnson's Jazz Moment

Bruce Patton tells us about Cartersville’s Savoy Automobile Museum. Plus, music contributor H Johnson shares the story behind trombonist, Melba Liston.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/01/202351 minutes 50 seconds
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Author Vanessa Riley / Speaking of Music - Shelton Powe

Author Vanessa Riley shares details on her new novel, “Murder in Westminster.” Plus, our series highlighting local musicians, “Speaking of Music,” today, features multi-instrumentalist Shelton Powe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/01/202350 minutes 48 seconds
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"Intersection" / “The Mirror Stage" / Quilt artist O.V. Brantley

The new WABE TV show, “Intersection,” premieres Friday, and director Meg Messmer details her examination of Atlanta’s gentrification. Plus, artist Michael David explains how a vivid dream inspired his new exhibition, “The Mirror Stage.” And our series, “Speaking of Art,” features quilter O.V. Brantley.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/202350 minutes 48 seconds
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“Monir Farmanfarmaian: A Mirror Garden”

Curator Michael Rooks discusses the “Monir Farmanfarmaian: A Mirror Garden” exhibition, on view at the High Museum of Art through April 9.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/01/202351 minutes 50 seconds
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Best of 2022 – Hari Kondabolu

Today we re-visit a conversation with one of our favorite guests of 2022, comedian Hari Kondabolu. You may know him as a panelist on” Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” or from his stand up specials on Netflix. Kondabolu’s documentary, “The Problem with Apu,” inspired a global conversation about race and representation, and he discusses the film’s repercussions five years later.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/12/202251 minutes 34 seconds
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Artist André Henderson / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster David Coucheron

André Henderson details his new exhibition, “CLOTILDA – The Final Journey,” on view at Gallery 72 through February 17. Plus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster David Coucheron walks us through Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The ASO will perform the four violin concertos on Wednesday January 4.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/12/202251 minutes 45 seconds
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Afrofuturism and the role of women in the new Blank Panther film, "Wakanda Forever" / The Sloomoo Institute

Georgia Tech professors Dr. Susana Morris and Dr. Lisa Yaszek discuss Afrofuturism and the role of women in the new Blank Panther film, "Wakanda Forever." Plus, we get slimed at the Sloomoo Institute, a new sensory experience in Buckhead.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/12/202251 minutes 8 seconds
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Producer’s Picks Show

Today we host our first annual “producer’s picks” program and highlight the work of City Lights producers Summer Evans and Jeannine Etter, engineer Shelley Kenneavy and senior producer Kim Drobes. Aside from their daily help behind the scenes on City Lights, they also contribute to the diverse stories we bring you. This episode revisits stories on fashion photographer Robert Fairer, Atlanta’s “Songs for Kids” foundation, the “Claude Monet Immersive Experience,” and a story from Dragon Con 2022 about a “Chess Playing Jawa.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/12/202252 minutes 3 seconds
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"The Golem: Storms of the South " / Comedian Malika E

Director Louis Kyper discusses his new immersive theater experience, “The Golem: Storms of the South.” Plus, our series, “Speaking of Comedy” highlights Atlanta comedian Malika E.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/12/202251 minutes 50 seconds
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Erin Nicole Henry / TCM Underground’s new book / Punk Black to Go

Artist Erin Nicole Henry shares the story behind her first solo exhibition, “Open Window Kisses,” on view now at Cat Eye Creative. Then, co-authors Millie De Chirico and Quatoyiah Murry detail their new book, “TCM Underground - 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema.” And City Lights contributor Von Phoenix gives music recommendations with this month’s Punk Black to Go.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/12/202251 minutes 52 seconds
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“Hanukkah Veronica: A Mitzvah Fairy” / “Liberation Energy” / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Co-authors Wendy Brant and Julie Anne Cooper discuss their children’s book, “Hanukkah Veronica: A Mitzvah Fairy.” Then, artist and filmmaker Michael Eckblad shares details on “Liberation Energy,” screening now at CORE Dance Studio. Plus, our bi-weekly visit with WABE’s H Johnson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/12/202252 minutes 6 seconds
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John Waters / Gregg Gillis aka “Girl Talk” / “The Art of Sampling 101”

John Waters returns to City Lights with details on his upcoming Christmas show! Plus, a conversation with DJ and producer Gregg Gillis, better known as “Girl Talk.” And information about MODA’s upcoming class, “The Art of Sampling 101.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/12/202251 minutes 46 seconds
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Singer/songwriter Adam L. McKnight and director Patdro Harris

A listen back to our conversation with “30 Rock” alum Jack McBrayer. Plus, singer/songwriter Adam L. McKnight and director Patdro Harris share details on “A Gift of Love with Adam L. McKnight” on stage at The Alliance Theatre through December 23.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/202252 minutes
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Smokey Robinson / “Shine” at Echo Contemporary

A listen back to Lois’s conversation with the legendary Motown icon, Smokey Robinson. Plus, curator Jessica Helfrecht tells us about the new group ceramic show at Echo Contemporary, “Shine.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/12/202251 minutes 30 seconds
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Maeve Higgins and the “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” Stand-up comedy tour

Comedian, writer and actor Maeve Higgins stops by ahead of her upcoming performance with the “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” stand-up comedy tour.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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“Festive Features” / Artist Jodie Davis

Kelsey Fritz from the Center for Puppetry Arts details the museum’s “Festive Features” exhibition on view through January 8, Plus, Cuckoo clock artist Jodie Davis and our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/12/202251 minutes 31 seconds
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Danielle Deadwyler / “Little Things" at Swan Coach House Gallery

A listen back to our conversation with critically acclaimed actor Danielle Deadwyler. Plus, a look at the new group exhibition at Swan Coach House Gallery, “Little Things.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/12/202251 minutes 31 seconds
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Singer Anthony Russell / “Speaking of Music” - Mike Kinnebrew

A conversation with Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, a Jew by choice, an opera singer by training and a Yiddish singer by calling. Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” highlights singer-songwriter Mike Kinnebrew.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/202251 minutes 41 seconds
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Blues guitarist Eric Gales / “Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience” / Stage Door Theatre’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Grammy nominated blues legend and guitarist Eric Gales stops by ahead of his Friday performance at the Buckhead Theater. Plus, we hear about "Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience," on stage now at the Ferst Center for the Arts. And we find out how Stage Door Theatre’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” incorporates rapping mice into their new production.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/12/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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Author Wanda M. Morris / Co-authors Maggie and Rosalind Bunn / Artist José Ibarra Rizo

Award-winning Georgia Author Wanda M. Morris joins us with details on her new thriller, “Anywhere You Run.” Then, the author train keeps rolling with co-authors Maggie and Rosalind Bunn. Their new illustrated children’s book, “All Aboard Georgia,” travels through our state’s beautiful and historic landscapes. Plus, our series highlighting local visual artists, “Speaking of Art,” today features multidisciplinary artist José Ibarra Rizo.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/12/202252 minutes 16 seconds
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Cirque du Soleil's “KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities” / Georgia Vegfest / H Johnson

Today we go behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil’s “KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities” with artistic director Rachel Lancaster and one of the performers Sophie Guay. Plus, Helene Greenberg tells us about this Sunday’s Georgia Vegfest, and we visit with H. Johnson.&nbsp;&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/12/202251 minutes 28 seconds
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Feedel Bistro / Artist Amani Brooker / Wildlife enthusiast Christian Cave

The sibling co-owners of Feedel Bistro stop by with stories from their Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant. Plus, Kennesaw State University wildlife enthusiast, Christian Cave, joins us to detail his recent encounter with a rare Georgia Pine Snake. And our series, “Speaking of Art,” features painter Amani Brooker.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/12/202251 minutes 54 seconds
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“(In Hope for a Better Future) Exploring Haitian Transmigration” / “Reckonings and Reconstructions” / Comedian Zain Sharif

Wallis Etienne, vice president of the non-profit, “International Women of Hope,” and artist Tracy Murrell detail the new Hammonds House exhibition, “Dans l'espoir d'un Avenir Meilleur (In Hope for a Better Future) Exploring Haitian Transmigration.” Plus, curator Jeffrey Richmond-Moll tells us about the newest exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art, “Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund.” And our series, “Speaking of Comedy” highlights Atlanta comedian Zain Sharif.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/202251 minutes 47 seconds
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“Invasion Christmas Carol” / The photography of Deana Lawson

Director Maged Roushdi and actor Karen Cassady detail “Invasion Christmas Carol,” on stage at Dad’s Garage beginning this weekend. Plus, Maria Kelly, assistant curator of photography, tells us about the High Museum’s new exhibition of works by photographer Deana Lawson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/11/202251 minutes 50 seconds
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Herb Alpert / Musician Hermon Hitson

Grammy award-winning musician and co-founder of A&amp;M Records, Herb Alpert stops by ahead of his upcoming Variety Playhouse performance. Plus, our series highlighting local musicians, “Speaking of Music,” features Hermon Hitson.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/11/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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“IllumiNights” at Zoo Atlanta / Soul Food Cypher MC Joe Stu

Jennifer Smith of Zoo Atlanta details “IllumiNights at the Zoo,” a Chinese Lantern Festival featuring beautiful, larger-than-life light sculptures. Plus, we explore the culture of freestyle cyphers with Clark Atlanta HipHop History professor Joe Stu.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/11/202252 minutes 9 seconds
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“More than Dreams: Exploring the Surreal in Art” / Brooke Brimm – Vegan Soul Foodie

Curators Madeline Beck and Carlos Solis and exhibition contributor Clemens Bek detail “More than Dreams: Exploring the Surreal in Art” the new exhibition at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. Plus Brooke Brimm shares recipes from her new book, “Vegan Soul Foodie Recipe Guide: Dishes So Decadent You Can Serve to Meat Lovers.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/11/202252 minutes 3 seconds
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Chef Deborah VanTrece / "America ReFramed: Blood Memory" / Punk Black to Go

Chef Deborah VanTrece tells us about the two new restaurants she’s opened in Atlanta, “Oreatha’s at The Point” and “Serenidad.” Plus, director Drew Nicholas tells us about his new documentary, “Blood Memory," airing next week on the World Channel as part of the “America Reframed” series. And music contributor Von Phoenix joins us with this month’s edition of Punk Black to Go.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/11/202252 minutes 31 seconds
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Photographer Gillian Laub / Comedian Mike Albanese

Photographer and filmmaker, Gillian Laub, discusses her new exhibition “Southern Rites,” on view at Atlanta Contemporary through January 8. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Comedy” features Atlanta comedian Mike Albanese.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/11/202251 minutes 36 seconds
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Pianist Inon Barnatan / “Atlanta’s Savory Stories”

Classical pianist Inon Barnatan joins us ahead of his upcoming performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Plus, Chef Asata Reid and culinary historian Akila McConnell examine the history of Thanksgiving in the South with our food series, “Atlanta’s Savory Stories.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/11/202251 minutes 57 seconds
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Anita Aysola / Artist Chris Veal

Atlanta singer songwriter Anita Aysola joins us ahead of her Saturday November 19th performance with Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. Plus, our series, “Speaking of Art,” features Chris Veal.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/11/202252 minutes 4 seconds
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Fresh Harvest / “First Voices Festival” / Musician Siena Liggons

Zac Harrison, the founder of Fresh Harvest, tells us why the Atlanta-based home delivery company focuses on locally sourced food. Plus, we hear about the upcoming celebration of Indigenous culture, the “First Voices Festival.” And our series, “Speaking of Music,” highlights local pop musician Siena Liggons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/11/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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Hari Kondabolu

Comedian, podcaster and “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!” panelist Hari Kondabolu stops by ahead of his November 16th performance at Dad’s Garage.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/11/202251 minutes 19 seconds
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Larkin Poe / Author Romal Tune / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment / “Pop-Up Magazine: Love Stories"

Rebecca and Megan Lovell of the Grammy-nominated band Larkin Poe tell us about their new release, “Blood Harmony.” Plus, author Romal Tune details lessons from his new book, "I Wish My Dad: The Power of Vulnerable Conversations between Fathers and Sons." Then, H Johnson joins us to celebrate Ramsey Lewis in the next installment of our series, “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/11/202252 minutes 13 seconds
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Arturo Sandoval / “Dancing Joy” / The Letters Festival

Cuban American jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval stops by ahead of this weekend’s Atlanta performance. Then, producer Kate Tsubata and dancers Mr. Jacques Nyungura and Suhasini Muthukrishnan tell us about their new collaborative film “Dancing Joy.” Plus, The Letters Festival returns to Atlanta this weekend, and festival director Scott Daughtridge DeMer shares the details.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/202252 minutes 5 seconds
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Rick Steves / Songs for Kids / Artist Gretchen Wagner

Rick Steves joins us with details on his new PBS series, “Rick Steves, Art of Europe.” Then, City Lights engineer, and contributor Shelley Kenneavy catches up with Songs for Kids founder Josh Rifkind. Plus, designer and artist Gretchen Wager is highlighted in our “Speaking of Art” series.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/11/202252 minutes 25 seconds
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Joel Kim Booster / True Colors Theatre turn 20

Comedian, actor and writer, Joel Kim Booster details his new movie, “Fire Island,” and shares his excitement for his upcoming Atlanta performance at Variety Playhouse. Plus, True Colors Theatre turns 20, and we celebrate with artistic director Jamil Jude.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/11/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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UTA Artist Space Atlanta / Franco-German Cultural Center / Speaking of Music: The Bea Arthurs.

Arthur Lewis, creative director for Atlanta's upcoming UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space, tells us about their plans for next year. Plus, The Alliance Française d’Atlanta and Goethe German Cultural Center have joined forces to create the new Franco-German Cultural Center of Atlanta and we’ll hear about their new programming. And our series “Speaking of Music” features The Bea Arthurs.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/11/202251 minutes 49 seconds
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“Staples InTents” / Artist Sanithna Phansavanh

Sonya and Necota Staples, founders of the outdoor and Overlanding company “Staples InTents” share how they aim to educate and encourage diverse communities to experience the life-changing effect of the great outdoors. Plus, artist Sanithna Phansavanh is featured in our series, “Speaking of Art.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/11/202251 minutes 1 second
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GayBarchives / Quarteto Nuevo / “Idea plus Place - Advancing the Legacy of Black Mountain College”

Art Smith tells us about his informative and in-depth website, Gaybarchives. Plus, we hear from Damon Zick of the genre-bending band Quarteto Nuevo,&nbsp;and&nbsp;we take a look inside Eyedrum’s newest exhibition, “Idea + Place: Advancing the Legacy of Black Mountain College,” with Jeff Arnal, Will Lawless, and Alice Sebrell.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/11/202251 minutes 18 seconds
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"Art 2 Action” / IrishFest Atlanta

Dancers and choreographers Keaton Leier and Darian Kane detail the new film series, “Art 2 Action,” presented by the Artists Climate Collective. Plus, we hear about this weekend’s upcoming IrishFest Atlanta from Teresa Finley and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/11/202251 minutes 13 seconds
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Oakland Cemetery's Dia de Los Muertos Festival / Comedian Lace Larrabee / Chrome Castle

Atlanta's Consul General of Mexico, Javier Diaz de Leon, and Oakland Cemetery Director of Special Events, Mary Fernandez, share details on Oakland Cemetery's "Dia de Los Muertos" festival, which takes place this Sunday, November 6. Then, our series, "Speaking of Music," features the Atlanta band, Chrome Castle. And comedian Lace Larrabee stops by to talk about her time on "American's Got Talent," feminism within the comedy world, and how to deal with hecklers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/11/202251 minutes 11 seconds
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The Ghoul Next Door Bakery / “The Mold That Changed the World”

Baker Ana Arriaga tells us about her pop-up, Ghoul Next Door Bakeshop. Plus, we hear about the musical, “The Mold that Changed the World,” on stage at Pullman Yards this week.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/10/202252 minutes 19 seconds
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Bounce TV’s “Finding Happy” / “Cheers, Johnny’s Hideaway” / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Keisha Taylor, Bounce TV’s Chief Marketing Officer, and Kendra Jo, the showrunner of the original series, “Finding Happy,” share details on the network and the new original show. Plus, the next installment in our series, “Cheers! A Toast to Atlanta’s Oldest Watering Holes,” features the 43-year-old dance hall, Johnny’s Hideaway. Then, music contributor H Johnson tells us about bassist Ray Brown in this week’s edition of “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/10/202250 minutes 50 seconds
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"Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture" / Jasmine Habersham / Artist Kimara Dixon

Sekou Cooke, curator of “Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture,” shares details on the MODA exhibition, which is on view through January 2023. Plus, Jasmine Habersham tells us about her upcoming solo performance at Morningside Presbyterian Church. And our series, “Speaking of the Arts,” features photographer Kimara Dixon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/10/202252 minutes 9 seconds
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“The Nature of Reality”

Artist Caroline Bullock and gallery owner Spalding Nix detail the new exhibition, “The “Nature of Reality.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/202253 minutes 30 seconds
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“The Gravity of Beauty”

Curator Cynthia Thompson shares details about “The Gravity of Beauty,” the current exhibition on view at Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/10/202253 minutes
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Chef Palak Patel / “Kinky Boots”

Chef Palak Patel helps us celebrate Diwali. Plus, Paul Conroy, artistic director of Out Front Theatre Company, tells us about their production of “Kinky Boots,” on stage now through November 5.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/10/202252 minutes 58 seconds
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Speaking of the Arts – Sean Fahie / Emory’s “Carlos Reads” program

Our series of local artists in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts” features Sean Fahie. Plus, Sara McClintock, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Emory University speaking discusses the “Carlos Reads” program.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/10/202252 minutes 16 seconds
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The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade

The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade is this weekend, October 22 and 23, and Kelly Stocks, the president of the Little Five Points Business Association, shares the story behind the festival. Plus, we hear from two of the musicians that will play this weekend, Katy Graves of El Matador and Jim Bob Cooter of Gnomanaut.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/10/202252 minutes 43 seconds
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Eddie Barbash / The Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz

Alto saxophonist Eddie Barbash joins us to share details on his upcoming performance with the KASA Quartet. Plus, Wendy Williams, general manager of Jazz 91.9 WCLK, and Grammy award-winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington tell us about the inaugural “Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/10/202252 minutes 54 seconds
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Fernbank’s "Woodland Spirits"

Fernbank curator Bobbi Hohmann shares details on the museum’s Halloween exhibition, “Woodland Spirits,” on view now through November 6th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/10/202252 minutes 28 seconds
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Off the Tracks mural festival / Rosser

Adam Stephenson, Carrie Padgett, and Andrew Blooms detail Kirkwood’s upcoming “Off the Tracks” mural festival. Plus, our series highlighting local musicians, “Speaking of Music,” today features the band Rosser.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/10/202253 minutes 23 seconds
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“@QueerZ” / "Painting in the 1980s: Reimagining the Medium"

Donald Milton III, artistic director of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, tells us about the world premiere of "@QueerZ." The show will take the stage Saturday, October 15, at the Ferst Center for the Arts. Plus, Curator and author Rosemary Cohane Erpf and artist Craig Drennen discuss Erpf's new book, "Painting in the 1980s: Reimagining the Medium."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/10/202251 minutes 25 seconds
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Jack McBrayer / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Jack McBrayer stops by! The comedian, actor, and host of the children’s series “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” shares details on the series' newly released second season. Plus, H. Johnson Jazz Moment today features pianist Erroll Garner.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/10/202252 minutes 57 seconds
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Nobuntu / The Claude Monet Immersive Experience

Nobuntu members Duduzile Sibanda and Joyline Sibanda detail their upcoming performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Plus, City Lights producer Jeannine Etter finds out about the Claude Monet Immersive Experience which opens this weekend at the new Exhibition Hub Arts Center in Doraville.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/10/202250 minutes 50 seconds
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Sensei Chop / “Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern”

Filmmaker and rapper Sensei Chop details “Thirst Trap,” his new documentary which explores the complicated issues surrounding Atlanta’s “Water Boys.” Plus, curator Claudia Einecke, tells us about the High Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202251 minutes 51 seconds
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"Breach of Peace: The Freedom Riders of 1961" / Artist Harry Underwood

Mike Wiley tells us about his upcoming one-man show “Breach of Peace: The Freedom Riders of 1961.” Plus, a visit with folk artist Harry Underwood. His current exhibition, “Outdoor Worship,” is at Waddi Gallery through October 29th.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202252 minutes 12 seconds
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Nathalia Palis / “Re:Focus” / The Buzzards of Fuzz

Colombian children’s musician and educator Nathalia Palis tells us about her upcoming performance at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Plus, curator Dr. Fahamu Pecou and photographers Stephanie Brown and Melissa Alexander share details on the Swan Coach House Gallery exhibition “Re: Focus.” And our series, “Speaking of Music,” features “The Buzzards of Fuzz.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/10/202252 minutes 4 seconds
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Atlanta Celebrates Photography / Southern Surf StompFest

Atlanta Celebrates Photography executive director Stephanie Dowda DeMer and exhibiting photographer Jess T. Dugan share details on the festival, which continues at various locations throughout the city through the end of October. Plus, the creators of the Southern Surf StompFest, Chad and Jessica Shivers, detail their upcoming festival alongside performing musician Jamie Galatas of “The Mystery Men?”.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/10/202252 minutes 10 seconds
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Smokey Robinson / Emmy award-winning director Stanley Nelson

The legendary Smokey Robinson joins us ahead of his upcoming performance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Plus, Emmy award-winning director Stanley Nelson tells us about his two new documentaries “Harriett Tubman: Visions of Freedom” and “Becoming Frederick Douglass.” Both films are airing on WABE-TV.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/10/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Chef Lino Yi -TKO / “She Kills Monsters”

Chef Lino Yi, the owner of TKO restaurant, shares his journey from a pop-up to a place of his own. Plus, director Jim Davis, puppet designer Cedwan Hooks and student actor India Smith tell us about the upcoming production of “She Kills Monsters” at Kennesaw’s State’s Onyx Theater.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/10/202252 minutes 9 seconds
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Megafauna Studio: Arts and Orangutans / “Sunset Baby”

The co-founders of Megafauna Studio, Becky Scheel and Mathieu Kuhne share details on their NFT Collection by Elok the orangutan. Plus, Amanda Washington, the artistic director for Actor’s Express, elaborates on their latest production, “Sunset Baby.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/10/202251 minutes 11 seconds
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Coro Vocati’s “Dear World” / “Schubert's Trout” / H. Johnson’s Jazz Moment

John Dickson, artistic director of Coro Vocati, details their upcoming concert series "Dear World." Then, we head upstream to the Georgia Aquarium as Will Ransom from the Emory Chamber Music Society tells us about their planned performance of "Schubert's Trout." Plus, the next installment in our series H. Johnson's Jazz Moment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/09/202252 minutes 22 seconds
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ELEVATE / Ancient Gemstones Exhibition

Poet Opal Moore and Camille Russell Love, The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs executive director, tell us about this year's Elevate art festival. Plus, Henry Kim, associate vice provost and director of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Dr. Ruth Allen, curator of Greek and Roman art detail "Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/09/202252 minutes
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Colman Domingo – Out on Film Festival / Speaking of Music - MammaBear

Emmy award-winning actor, writer and director Colman Domingo tells us about his new short films “New Moon” and “North Star.” Both are being screened as part of the Out on Film Festival. Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” features MammaBear.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/09/202251 minutes 4 seconds
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Silver Scream Spook Show / “Paper Cuts” / Artist Thomas Turner

Shane Morton, AKA Professor Morté, and Madeline Morton, the creatives behind The Silver Scream Spook Show, share their history of combining vintage horror with humor and heart. Plus, visual arts director Nicole Lampl and artist Charles Clary tell us about “Paper Cuts,” on view now at Reeves House Visual Arts Center in Woodstock. Plus, our series of local artists, in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts,” today features Thomas Turner.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/09/202251 minutes 45 seconds
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Core Dance’s “inside:out - The Collection”

Core Dance’s artistic director Sue Schroeder shares details on “inside:out The Collection,” screening every evening on their front studio windows through September 30.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/09/202252 minutes 13 seconds
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National Silent Film Day / “Flex” / Elevate’s Sunset Carnavale / The Pinx

Chris Escobar, owner of the Plaza Theater, organist Ken Double and Andy Gaines, general manager at Strand Theatre, detail “National Silent Film Day.” Then, director Patdro Harris and actor Hailey Elizabeth share the story behind Theatrical Outfit’s co-world premiere of “Flex.” Plus, DJ Salah Ananse tells us about the Sunset Carnavale, a multimedia experience and dance party which is part of this year’s Elevate Atlanta Art Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/09/202251 minutes 50 seconds
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Atlanta’s Savory Stories - Caribbean & Mexican cuisine / Atlanta’s Inaugural Art Week

City Lights food contributors Chef Asata Reid and Akila McConnell are back with the newest edition of “Atlanta’s Savory Stories.” This month, they share the story behind Atlanta’s Caribbean and Mexican cuisine. Plus, we’ll hear about Atlanta’s inaugural Art Week.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/09/202252 minutes 13 seconds
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“Alabama Story” / Origami Artist Robert J. Lang

Director Thomas W. Jones II and playwright Kenneth Jones share details on Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s production of “Alabama Story.” Plus, Robert J. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist and physicist, tells us about his collaborative designs on view at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/09/202251 minutes 41 seconds
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“Bernstein’s Wall” / Cheers – Atkins Park / Film Crew Files

Filmmaker Douglas Tirola discusses his 2021 documentary, "Bernstein's Wall." The film is screening on Wednesday, September 21st, at City Springs Theater as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and City Lights host Lois Reitzes will introduce Tirola. Then, our new series, "Cheers!" celebrates Atlanta's oldest drinking establishments, and today we look at the 100-year-old tavern, Atkins Park. Plus, location manager and scout Kyle Carey is highlighted in our segment, "Film Crew Files."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/09/202251 minutes 51 seconds
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PBS’s “The U.S. & the Holocaust” / Artist Lava Thomas / H. Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein tell us about their new Ken Burns documentary on PBS, “The U.S. &amp; the Holocaust.” Plus, artist Lava Thomas examines layers of history in her new exhibition, “Homecoming.” And H. Johnson stops by to teach us about jazz harpist and composer, Dorothy Ashby.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/09/202252 minutes 20 seconds
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“The Last Bodega in Brooklyn” / King Khan / Ridiculous News Podcast

Director Mosiah Moonsammy shares the story behind “The Last Bodega in Brooklyn,” winner of the best web series at this year’s Bronzelens Film Festival. Plus, The King Khan and BBQ Show is coming to the EARL this Saturday, and we visit with the one and only King Khan. And Atlanta comedians Mark Kendall and Bill Worley tell us about their new podcast, “Ridiculous News.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/09/202251 minutes 56 seconds
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Tabitha Soren / “Pianos for Peace”

The former journalist and fine art photographer Tabitha Sorin shares details of her new photography exhibition, which is on view at Jackson Fine Art Gallery through December 23rd.&nbsp;Plus, composer Malek Jandali tells us about the "Pianos for Peace" festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/09/202251 minutes 45 seconds
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"Extension of Self” / Benefit Concert for Ukraine / Artist Drew Borders

Today we learn what it means to be human in a digital world as we hear about “Extension of Self,” on view at Georgia Tech’s Price Gilbert Library Gallery through October 14. Plus, organist Jens Korndörfer tells us about First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta’s upcoming “Benefit Concert for Ukraine.” And our series “Speaking of the Arts” features Atlanta native Drew Borders.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/09/202251 minutes 55 seconds
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“Playscapes” at Piedmont Park / The Chess Jawa / Georgia Audubon

Dakin Hart, the curator of the Noguchi Museum and Foundation in New York, shares the history behind Isamu Noguchi's Piedmont Park playground sculpture, "Playscapes." Plus, Dragon Con might be over for the year, but the stories left behind are just beginning. Today we hear about a young chess playing Jawa who raises thousands of dollars for charity each year at the Con. And Georgia Audubon's Dottie Head and Gabe Andrle tell us about the upcoming events surrounding "Georgia Grows Native for Birds Month."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/09/202252 minutes 4 seconds
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Margaret Renkle, Brenda Bynum and Janisse Ray - "Confluence 2022"

Renowned authors Margaret Renkle and Janisse Ray join us along with actor Brenda Bynum. The three distinguished women tell us about Meridian Herald’s “Confluence 2022.” The program combines music, history, literature, science and spirituality and runs September 10th through the 17th at various Atlanta locations. Plus, WABE’s “Sounds Like ATL” showcase at City Winery is next week, and we’ll hear from one of this month’s performers, Brenda Nicole Moorer.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/09/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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Authors Mayra Cuevas and Maria Marquardt

Atlanta based authors Mayra Cuevas and Maria Marquardt tell us about their new young adult novel, “Does My Body Offend You?”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/09/202252 minutes 7 seconds
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Susan V. Booth

Susan V. Booth, the artistic director of The Alliance Theatre and co-director of their production of “Everybody,” is leaving the Alliance after 21 years to join the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. She discusses the importance of “Everybody” and her legacy at the Alliance Theater.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/09/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Federico Fellini: A Centennial Celebration / “Step the Brain Along a Path” / Artist Alex Waggoner

Emory film and media studies professor Matthew Bernstein and senior lecturer on Italian Studies Angela Porcarelli share details on Emory Cinematheque's film series "Federico Fellini: A Centennial Celebration." Plus, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre's "Step the Brain Along a Path" is coming to the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech next weekend. We hear from the creatives behind the collaborative project. And our series, "Speaking of the Arts," features painter Alex Waggoner.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/09/202251 minutes 42 seconds
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“No Ordinary Life” / Artist Amber Nicole / H. Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Filmmaker Heather O’ Neill and photojournalist Maria Fleet share what life is like behind the camera with their documentary, “No Ordinary Life.” Plus, Atlanta artist Amber Nicole explains why she loves making art from vinyl records, and our series, “H Johnson’s Jazz Moment,” highlights the legendary Jimmy Smith.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/09/202252 minutes 7 seconds
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“Look at Them Look at Us” / QNova

Artist Genevieve Gaignard, Orange Barrel Media’s Pete Scantland and photographer Natrice Miller share the story behind the new digital installation on Marietta Street, “Look at Them Look at Us.” Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” features the artist QNova.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/09/202251 minutes 52 seconds
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Playwright Amina S. McIntyre

Playwright Amina S. McIntyre discusses “Comfort,” a short film created in collaboration with Out of Hand Theatre and the CDC Foundation to combat vaccine hesitancy.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/08/202252 minutes 9 seconds
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Next-Movement / Ben Harper / Lewis Black

Next-Atlanta and MARTA have partnered together to launch the “Next-Movement.” This is a multi-platform arts and social action campaign highlighting five Atlanta artists and their works which speak to this moment in time around racial injustice and the pandemic.Plus, we listen back to conversations with multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Ben Harper and comedian Lewis Black.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/08/202251 minutes 42 seconds
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Scott Stewart Video Game Music

WABE music contributor Dr. Scott Stewart talks about the evolution of video game music and what’s currently going on in this billion-dollar industry. Plus, we listen back to our conversation with Atlanta author, designer, publisher and producer Henry Owings about his recent book “Plus 1 Atlanta: Concert Ephemera from a Storied Metropolis.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/08/202251 minutes 11 seconds
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Summer Shade Festival / Alton Brown

The annual Summer Shade Festival presented by Southern Feedstore is a fundraiser for the Grant Park Conservancy. We hear about this year’s festivities from Michelle Blackmon, executive director of Grant Park Conservancy, and the festival director Alisa Chambers. Lead guitarist and vocalist Josh Erwin of the band Mermaid Motor Lounge also joined them. Plus, we listen back to a conversation with James Beard and Peabody award-winning chef Alton Brown about his book “Good Eats 4: The Final Years.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/08/202252 minutes 39 seconds
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Itamar Zorman / Clandestination

Lois Reitzes speaks with Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman about his album “Violin Odyssey,” works of lesser-known repertoire from around the world. Plus, we hear from Atlanta musician Tom Branch of the band Clandestination as part of our “Speaking of Music” series.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/08/202251 minutes 33 seconds
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Atlanta Workshop Players / Broly Su

Lois Reitzes speaks with Lynn Stallings, the executive director of the Atlanta Workshop Players. They’re hosting a free Industry Workshop for those looking to break into the film industry. Also, Atlanta illustrator and designer Broly Su participates in our “Speaking of the Arts” series.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/08/202253 minutes 9 seconds
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By Weight and Measure

Johnny Martinez, Brandon Ley and Ian Carlson share details on By Weight and Measure, a new science themed bar in Midtown from the creators of the popular Edgewood hangout, Joystick.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/08/202253 minutes 22 seconds
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Béla Fleck / Trap Sushi / Punk Black to Go

Grammy-winning banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck joins us ahead of his upcoming performance at the Eastern on Saturday, August 27. Plus, we’ll hear about the Trap Sushi party happening at Monday Night Garage this Thursday, August 25. And music contributor Von Phoenix joins us for this month’s Punk Black to Go.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/08/202251 minutes 14 seconds
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Neranenah’s “Side by Side” / Artist Sandy Teepen / H Johnson’s Jazz Moment

Father-son jazz duo Ben and Leo Sidran join us alongside Neranenah executive director Joe Alterman with details on their music series, “Side by Side.” Plus, fiber artist Sandy Teepen tells us about her current exhibition at the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, and we check in with H for the next installment in our series, H Johnson’s Jazz Moment.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/08/202251 minutes 6 seconds
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Art in the Paint / “The Awoken” / Tyler Lee Frush

Arelious Cooper tells us about “Art in the Paint,” the organization that aims to beautify and revitalize decaying basketball courts. Plus, author Katelyn Monroe Howes explores what it means to be human in her new science fiction novel, “The Awoken.” And, our series Speaking of Music features Tyler Lee Frush.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/08/202251 minutes 47 seconds
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Comedian Katherine Blanford / SheATL Summer Theater Festival

Atlanta-based comedian Katherine Blanford stops by with stories from her new comedy release, “Salt Daddy.” SheATL co-executive producers Erika Miranda and Caitlin Hargraves share details on their Summer Theater Festival along with one of this year’s featured playwrights, Sarahjeen François.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/08/202252 minutes 5 seconds
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Comedy Bang! Bang! / Desire Under the Elms / Elvis tribute

Emmy-winning producer, writer and comedian Scott Aukerman stops by ahead of Wednesday's live "Comedy Bang! Bang!" show at the Tabernacle. Plus, we'll hear about the Actor's Express production of "Desire Under the Elms" and a tribute to Elvis on the 45th anniversary of his passing.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/08/202250 minutes 45 seconds
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“August: Osage County” / “The Queen’s Ball”

Director Forrest Attaway and executive producer Michelle Neil tell us about “August: Osage County” on stage now at Dunwoody’s Stage Door Theater. Plus, City Lights producer Summer Evans takes us to the “Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience” at Pullman Yards.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/08/202252 minutes 2 seconds
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Jasmine Guy / GA Poet Laureate Teen Prize Winner, Aran Sonnad-Joshi / Speaking of Music – Kaya’s Embrace

Award winning actor Jasmine Guy stops by and shares details on her latest film, “The Lady Makers.” Plus, this year’s winner of the Georgia Poet Laureate Teen Prize, Midtown High School senior, Aran Sonnad-Joshi. And, our series highlighting local musicians, “Speaking of Music,” features reggae rock band, Kaya’s Embrace.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/08/202251 minutes 13 seconds
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“Kingdoms of Savannah” / Fernbank’s “Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family”

City Lights engineer and contributor Shelley Kenneavy takes us to Fernbank for a deep dive into the Tyrannosaurs family tree. Plus, author George Dawes Green tells us about his new book, “The Kingdoms of Savannah.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/08/202252 minutes 26 seconds
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Ms. Pat / Hi Lo Press Gallery / Artist Angie Jerez

Comedian Ms. Pat stops by ahead of the season 2 premiere of her BET+ sitcom “The Ms. Pat Show.” Plus, the creatives behind the Hi Lo Press Gallery share their DIY journey. And our series, Speaking of the Arts, features Angie Jerez.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/08/202249 minutes 48 seconds
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Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett / The Illuminarium’s “Space” / Musician Indee Star

Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett stops by ahead of their upcoming live Atlanta show. Plus, we blast off with the Illuminarium’s current immersive exhibition, “Space.” And, our series highlighting local musicians, “Speaking of Music,” features Indee Star.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/08/202252 minutes 8 seconds
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Joi and Sounds Like ATL / "Speaking of the Arts" with Vando

Funk and soul musician Joi stops by ahead of her Sounds Like ATL headlining gig and discusses the evolution of Atlanta’s creative reputation. Plus, our series of local artists in their own words features&nbsp;neo expressionist, Vando.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/08/202251 minutes 14 seconds
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“The Steve Keene Art Book” / H. Johnson’s Jazz Moment – Anita O’Day

Artist Steve Keene and producer Daniel Efram share stories from the newly curated “Steve Keene Art Book.” Plus, our new series “H. Johnson’s Jazz Moment” premieres with a feature on jazz legend Anita O’Day.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/08/202251 minutes 56 seconds
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Essential Theater Festival

Named Best New Play Incubator by Atlanta Magazine in 2018, Essential Theatre has given Georgia playwrights a voice and produced over 30 world premieres. Founding artistic director Peter Hardy and one of this year’s featured playwrights, John Mabey, share details on this year’s 23rd Essential Theatre Play Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/08/202252 minutes 12 seconds
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Distillery of Modern Art / Artist Travis Smith

Seth Watson, founder of the newly opened Distillery of Modern Art in Chamblee, shares his hopes for the unique establishment. Plus, our series of local artists in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts,” today features Travis Smith.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/08/202251 minutes 40 seconds
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“Square Blues” at Horizon / “Speaking of Music” with Starbenders

Playwright Shay Youngblood and director Tom Jones share details on Horizon Theater Company’s production of “Square Blues.” Plus, our series of local musicians in their own words, “Speaking of Music,” features the band Starbenders.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/08/202252 minutes 9 seconds
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“Parliament of Owls” lantern parade / “Graffiti: A Library Guide to Aerosol Art”

Chantelle Rytter from the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons details Saturday’s upcoming “Parliament of Owls” lantern parade. Plus, we hear about “Graffiti: A Library Guide to Aerosol Art” on view through January 23 at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/08/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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Najee Dorsey of Black Art in America / Artist Chris Alvarez

The founder and CEO of Black Art in America, Najee Dorsey, shares details on their new East Point gallery and sculpture garden. Plus, our series “Speaking of the Arts” features animator and muralist Chris Alvarez.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/07/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Photographer Ron Sherman / Young Antiques

Atlanta photojournalist and photographer Ron Sherman shares the stories behind some of his most influential and historical pictures ahead of his upcoming exhibition at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Plus, our series of local musicians in their own words, “Speaking of Music,” features the band Young Antiques.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/07/202251 minutes 8 seconds
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"The Merchant of Venice" / Atlanta Contemporary / Artist Carl Janes

“The Merchant of Venice” is coming to Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern, and we hear about the all-female cast leading the production. Plus, the identities of Indigenous people and their forced removal and displacement are explored in two new exhibitions at the Atlanta Contemporary, and we’ll visit with the exhibitions’ curators. And our series of local artists in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts,” features multi-media artist Carl Janes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/07/202251 minutes 44 seconds
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Lego artist Sean Kenney / Circus Vazquez

Award-winning Lego artist Sean Kenney tells us about his “Nature Pop!” exhibition at the Atlanta Zoo. Plus, ringmaster and performer Jan Vazquez and aerialist Valeria Koshova of the Ukrainian Bingo Troupe take us under the big top of Circus Vazquez.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/07/202252 minutes 7 seconds
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The Moth’s “How to Tell a Story” / Punk Black to Go

The creatives behind The Moth Radio Hour discuss their new field guide, “How to Tell a Story.” Plus, music contributor Von Phoenix and our series, “Punk Black to Go.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/07/202250 minutes 54 seconds
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Phoebe Robinson / Zilch Market

Actor, comedian and author Phoebe Robinson stars in the new show "Everything's Trash", and we listen back to her City Lights conversation from this past fall about her 2021 book, "Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes." Plus, a visit with the founders of Zilch Market, a non-alcoholic pop-up bar.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/07/202251 minutes 17 seconds
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Artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou’s “Black Boy Journal” / Iron and Wine

Artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou tells us about his new project, “Black Boy Journal.” Plus, a visit with Sam Beam, the musician also known as Iron and Wine.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/07/202251 minutes 27 seconds
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Artist Greg Mike and the OuterSpace Project

Celebrated surrealist pop artist Greg Mike gives details on the “OuterSpace Project,” a weeklong festival featuring music and collaborative art events.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/07/202250 minutes 45 seconds
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Joe Barry Carroll / Julie Blackmon / Grand Vapids

Former NBA All-Star, author, and artist Joe Barry Carroll and Hammonds House Museum curator Leatrice Ellzy tell us about Barry’s new exhibition, “My View From 7 Feet.” Plus, whimsical fine art photographer Julie Blackmon on her recent work at the Jackson Fine Art Gallery. And our series, “Speaking of Music,” features the Atlanta band Grand Vapids.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/07/202250 minutes 46 seconds
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“Presence: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood” / “Danger on the Silver Screen”

Curators and brothers Onaje and Omari Henderson, along with their artist father Aaron Henderson, detail ZuCot Gallery's new exhibition, "Presence: A Celebration of Black Fatherhood." Plus, Atlanta author and film buff Scott McGee shares the secrets of stunt work in his new book, "Danger on the Silver Screen."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/07/202251 minutes 17 seconds
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“Bob Thompson: This House is Mine” / “West Side Story” / Eric Nine

Michael Rooks, the High’s Modern and Contemporary Art Curator, tells us about “Bob Thompson: This House is Mine.” Plus, Natalie DeLancey and Daniel Kutner share details on City Springs Theater’s “West Side Story” production, and our series “Speaking of the Arts” features muralist Eric Nine.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/07/202249 minutes 47 seconds
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“Lizzie” / Emily Llamazales

Director Jennifer Alice Acker and actor Jasmine Renee Ellis share details on “Lizzie” from Actor’s Express. The rock and roll musical tells the true crime story of Lizzie Borden. Plus, our series “Speaking of the Arts” features multimedia artist Emily Llamazales.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/07/202251 minutes 59 seconds
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Neal Brennan / Hugo Girl! / Kendall Keeling

Comedian and “Chappelle’s Show” co-creator Neal Brennan stops by ahead of his upcoming performance at Variety Playhouse. Plus, the Atlanta creatives behind the “Hugo Girl!” podcast discuss Science Fiction with a feminist lens. And our series “Speaking of Music” features Atlanta musician Kendall Keeling.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/07/202252 minutes 18 seconds
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Vanessa Riley / “James and the Giant Peach”

Author Vanessa Riley discusses her new historical novel, “Sister, Mother, Warrior,” and shares how stories of strength and survival can have lasting effects on readers. Plus, details on The Woodstock Arts Theatre’s musical adaptation of “James and the Giant Peach.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/07/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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Amy Ray – Sounds Like ATL

WABE’s Sounds Like ATL monthly concert series returns to City Winery tomorrow. This month’s theme is Folk Music, and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls will host the event. Before she takes the stage, she joins City Lights to talk about the evolution of folk music and the inherent diversity of the genre.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/07/202252 minutes 18 seconds
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“The Incredible Book Eating Boy”

Oliver Jeffers’ award-winning children’s book, “The Incredible Book Eating Boy,” imagines a way in which a young boy named Henry could absorb books by eating them. This whimsical picture book has now become a musical at the Alliance Theatre. “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” will have its world premiere on July 13th, and to celebrate, the Alliance Theatre has partnered with Children Read. This non-profit organization encourages literacy among young readers. Children Read President Cindy Jaret and The Alliance’s Dan Reardon Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director, Chris Moses, give an overview of the production and explain the collaboration.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/07/202252 minutes 5 seconds
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Demetri Martin / Grant Henry

Comedian Demetri Martin stops by ahead of his upcoming Atlanta performance at Variety Playhouse. Plus, the artist behind Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, Atlanta’s own Grant Henry.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/07/202251 minutes 23 seconds
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Gary Shteyngart / Atlanta Children’s Film Festival

In what some critics have hailed as “the first great literary novel of the pandemic,” Gary Shteyngart’s “Our Country Friends” follows a fictitious Russian-American writer gathering his family and closest friends at his upstate New York bungalow during the lockdown. Plus, festival director Alesia C. Johnson and Emory’s Dr. Amy Aidman share details on the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival. The 15th annual event starts tomorrow and runs through July 24th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/07/202252 minutes 1 second
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The “Crosland Chroma Project” / Tony Hightower

Tristan Al-Haddad, a Georgia Tech professor at the School of Architecture and owner of Formations Studio, shares details on his permanent installation of the “Crosland Chroma Project.” Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” features jazz musician Tony Hightower.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/07/202251 minutes 2 seconds
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“Unframed Images: Photography from the Collection of P.H. Polk” / Artist Morgan Lugo

Dana Chandler, the curator behind the new Wren’s Nest exhibition “Unframed Images: Photography from the Collection of P.H. Polk,” explains why Polk’s work was considered radical for his time. Plus, our series “Speaking of the Arts” features surrealist sculptor Morgan Lugo.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/07/202251 minutes 29 seconds
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Hotel Portofino / Rare Birds

“Hotel Portofino’s” executive producer Walter Luzzolino and the show’s writer, Matt Baker, share details on the aesthetically sumptuous PBS series, which airs Sundays on WABE TV. Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” features the&nbsp;rock and soul&nbsp;band, Rare Birds.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/06/202251 minutes 55 seconds
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44 Murals Project

Curator Deleon Blakely and artist Melody Thomas detail the community undertaking known as the 44 Murals Project, located in Bankhead at 1060 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/06/202252 minutes 23 seconds
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Shawnya Harris on the art of Carrie Mae Weems

Shawnya Harris, in-house curator for the Georgia Museum of Art, shares details on their new exhibition, “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/06/202251 minutes 10 seconds
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Stranger Things Theme Show – Actor Regina Ting Chen + Film Crew Files + Finn Wolfhard

Today we host a Stranger Things Theme Show! We begin by speaking with Regina Ting Chen, the actor who portrays Hawkings High School’s guidance counselor. Then, we head to the Film Crew Files and hear from 4 local professionals who helped create Stranger Things Season 4. And we’ll listen back to Lois’s 2018 interview with Finn Wolfhard. The actor portrays Mike on the hit show and is also a musician.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/06/202252 minutes 1 second
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“Hugo Girl!” Podcast / MixTape LIVE host Algebra Bassett

The Atlanta creatives behind the “Hugo Girl!” podcast discuss Science Fiction with a feminist lens. Today, they join City Lights to share the story behind their recent Hugo Award nomination. Plus, Algebra Bassett stops by! The R&amp;B artist is hosting WABE’s “Mixtape LIVE” festival this Sunday at Monday Night Garage. And, our series “Film Crew Files” features directory of photography, Alexxiss Jackson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/06/202250 minutes 44 seconds
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Atlanta’s Savory Stories – ice cream edition / Jazmine Sullivan on Pinterest TV

City Lights’ contributors Chef Asata Reid and food historian Akila McConnell present our food series “Atlanta’s Savory Stories.” Today, they explore everyone’s favorite summertime treat – ice cream. Plus, R&amp;B artist Jazmine Robinson tells us about her Bridgerton-influenced music video for her hit song, “Money and Cars.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/06/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Southern Fried Queer Pride / Punk Black to Go / Matilda the Musical

Avery Willis tells us about the “Southern Fried Queer Pride” festival coming up this weekend. Plus, music contributor Von Phoenix shares his music recommendations on this month’s “Punk Black to Go.” And a look at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of “Matilda: The Musical” with director Bethany Irby and star Marissa Bondurant.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/06/202250 minutes 47 seconds
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Jamele Wright Sr. / Wieuca

Multidisciplinary artist Jamele Wright Sr. shares details of his exhibition “Project Wall West” on view at Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art. Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” features the alternative rock band Wieuca.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/06/202251 minutes 42 seconds
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Carlos Simon / “Challenge the Stats’” Juneteenth Orchestra

Atlanta composer Carlos Simon shares the story behind his Juneteenth release, “Requiem for the Enslaved.” Plus, we hear about “String Awakening,” an upcoming performance from “Challenge the Stats” and their “Juneteenth Orchestra.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/06/202251 minutes 44 seconds
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WABE’s Summer Reading List

WABE’s Summer Reading list is out, and today we explore a couple of Lois’s favorite books from the past year: “Liarmouth” by John Waters and “The Parted Earth” by Anjali Enjeti.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/06/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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Jeghetto / Jeremy Bolen / W8ing4UFOs

Master puppeteer Jeghetto tells us about “Spinokio,” his Hip-Hopera performance and museum exhibition, coming to The Center for Puppetry Arts. Plus, artist Jeremy Bolen examines our collective human patterns and their effects on our planet’s habitability. And our series “Speaking of Music” features Bill Taft of the band W8ing4UFOs.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/06/202251 minutes 47 seconds
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Ulysses / DIGATL / Dawn Trimble

Playwright Dermot Bolger and director Clinton Thornton share details on Bolger’s adaptation of James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” The play is presented by Aris Theater and premieres June 16th, “Bloomsday,” at 7 Stages. Plus, we hear how Underground Atlanta’s new exhibition, DIGATL, explores the future of how we view art. And our series of artists in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts,” features abstract expressionist Dawn Trimble.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/06/202250 minutes 48 seconds
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Faith Salie

Comedian, journalist, author&nbsp;and&nbsp;actor Faith Salie stops by to share stories from her book, turned one-woman show, turned Audible original, "Approval Junkie."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/06/202250 minutes 41 seconds
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“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” / Plaza Theater’s Upcoming Renovations

Actor Terry Burrell and director Eric Little of Theatrical Outfit’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” The play takes place in a 1950s Philadelphia jazz bar where the legendary Billie Holiday is giving one of her final performances. Plus, Chris Escobar, owner of the Plaza Movie Theater, shares details on the historic theater’s upcoming renovations.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/06/202252 minutes 2 seconds
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HOOKED / Christian Siriano / Solid State Radio

Co-curators Hannah Redler-Hawes and Floyd Hall share details on “HOOKED: When Want Becomes Need” on view at Pullman Yards through September 4th. Plus, acclaimed fashion designer Christian Siriano tells us about his exhibition “People are People,” on view now at the SCAD Fash Museum of Fashion and Film in Atlanta through October 9th. And our series “Speaking of Music” features the Atlanta cinematic pop band Solid State Radio.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/06/202252 minutes 4 seconds
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Robert Spano / Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert

Conductor and longtime ASO music director Robert Spano reflects on his upcoming final performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Plus, Attaboy, co-founder of Hi-Fructose magazine and creator of “Game of Shrooms,” shares his inspiration for creating an international art holiday based on the playful game of “Hide and Seek.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/06/202251 minutes 46 seconds
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Author Leesa Cross-Smith

Author Leesa Cross-Smith shares details from her new book, “Half Blown Rose.” The story centers around Vincent, a woman who remakes her life with a year of travel, art and passion in Paris.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/06/202252 minutes 11 seconds
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Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

“Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer” is coming to Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre next week, and we hear from playwright Cheryl West and director Joy Vandervort-Cobb. Plus, the latest installment of our series, “Speaking of the Arts,” features visual artist Paula Brett.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/06/202251 minutes 44 seconds
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Rickey Bevington on the 60th anniversary of the Orly plane crash

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Orly plane crash. The accident killed 122 people, most of whom were members of the Atlanta Arts Association. Two of those aboard the plane were Betsy Bevington and Dell Rickey, the grandmother and great-grandmother of award-winning journalist Rickey Bevington. Rickey joins City Lights to reflect on the Orly tragedy and share how she continues to honor her family’s legacy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/06/202251 minutes 11 seconds
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Bootycandy / ROE

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with director Martin Damien Wilkins and actor Parris Sarter about Actors Express’s production of “Bootycandy.” Plus, the story behind the hot-button decision Roe vs. Wade now on stage at Horizon Theatre. Director Lisa Adler and actors Jennifer Alice Acker and Rhyn McLemore discuss the play, “Roe.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/06/202251 minutes 44 seconds
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Protest Photography exhibit / Kaki King

Photographer Jim Alexander and film producer Adam Davis-McGee discuss the two exhibitions on view concurrently at the Hammonds House Museum-- “No Justice, No Peace: Protest Photography from 1967 through 2022” and the virtual reality film series, “In Protest: Grassroots Stories from the Front Lines.” Plus, we listen back to Lois Reitzes’ 2021 interview with experimental guitarist and composer Kaki King discussing her show “No Data Found.” We also highlight the hardcore band Playy Time in our “Speaking of Music” series.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/06/202250 minutes 14 seconds
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Summer Reading Recommendations / Author Scott Ellsworth

Author Scott Ellsworth discusses his latest book ““The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice.” The book takes a deep dive into the truth of the Tulsa Race Massacre and its subsequent coverup. Plus, summer reading recommendations from writer and A Capella bookseller Matt Nixon.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/05/202252 minutes 26 seconds
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Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences / Joanne Lee Molinaro

Executive director Jamie Badoud and deputy director Ife Williams share how the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences nurtures creatives in a natural setting. Plus, a listen back to our conversation about Joanne Lee Molinaro’s cookbook, “The Korean Vegan.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/05/202251 minutes 3 seconds
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Atlanta Jazz Festival / The Photography of Kenny Rogers

The 45th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is this weekend! Camille Russell Love, the executive director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and jazz pianist Joe Alterman join us with details. Plus, Seth Hopkins, executive director of the Booth Museum in Cartersville, shares the story behind their current exhibition, “Through the Years: Kenny Rogers’ Photographs of America.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/05/202252 minutes 15 seconds
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“Trading Places” / “What Lies Within”

Tony award-winning director Kenny Leon and actor/writer Thomas Lennon tell us about the musical “Trading Places.” The world premiere performance opens tonight at the Alliance Theater.&nbsp;Plus, photographer Dale Niles and collector Andrea Noel discuss their collaboration "What Lies Within," a photo book that documents the eclectic collector's world.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/05/202252 minutes 22 seconds
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Faith Salie

Comedian, journalist, author and actor Faith Salie stops by to share stories from her book, turned one-woman show, turned Audible original, "Approval Junkie."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/05/202251 minutes 15 seconds
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Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon

Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon is nothing short of prolific. His 42nd album “Leap!” will be released later this year, and his last release, “Bucket List,” is currently available for streaming. The musician joined Lois to share details on the flood of creativity he experienced during quarantine and the simple pleasures of being still.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/05/202250 minutes 15 seconds
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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade / Cinema Italy

Chantelle Rytter, creator of Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade and Miranda Kyle, the Program Manager for Arts and Culture at Atlanta Beltline discuss this year’s “The Art on the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade.” Plus, Cinema Italy president and artistic director Claudio Di Persia talks about The Italian Film Festival, which is being screened at the Plaza Theatre May 26th through the 29th.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/05/202251 minutes 34 seconds
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Pierre Bensusan

French-Algerian guitarist and vocalist Pierre Bensusan details his long-awaited release, “Azwan.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/05/202252 minutes 25 seconds
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“Geographies of Kinship” / Small Reactions

Filmmaker Deanne Borshay Liem details "Geographies of Kinship." The powerful documentary explores the rise of Korea's global adoption program and the personal histories that are often lost in the process. Plus, our series "Speaking of Music" features Scotty Hoffman from the Atlanta band, Small Reactions.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/05/202251 minutes 10 seconds
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Somi / Speaking of the Arts - Huckleberry Starnes

Grammy-nominated singer Somi shares the inspiration behind her new album, “Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba.”&nbsp;Plus, our series “Speaking of the Arts” features sculptor and cross stitch artist, Huckleberry Starnes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/05/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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David Cross / Punk Black to Go / “Behind Glass”

Actor and comedian David Cross details how growing up in the Atlanta suburbs influenced his comedy. Plus, music contributor Von Phoenix shares his monthly recommendations with Punk Black to Go. And photographer Anne Berry and book designer Laurie Shock show the emotional depth of primates in their new book,&nbsp;“Behind Glass”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/05/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Camila Alves McConaughey / Film Crew Files – Cary Foreman / “Stars and Feelings”

Camila Alves McConaughey takes on picky eaters with her children’s book, “Just Try One Bite.” Plus, Atlanta artist and curator William Downs shares details on Eyedrum’s new exhibition, “Stars and Feelings.” And our series, Film Crew Files, features Special Effects Technician Cary Foreman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/05/202251 minutes 44 seconds
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Atlanta Fringe Festival / “Plus 1 Atlanta” / The Life and Legacy of Christopher Rex

The Atlanta Fringe Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and executive producer Diana Brown and artist Flora Le detail plans for the festivities. Plus, publisher, designer and editor Henry Owings teaches local music history through the medium of concert flyers with his new book, “Plus 1 Atlanta.” And a celebration of the life and legacy of cellist Christopher Rex with Atlanta Symphony Concert Master David Coucheron.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/05/202251 minutes 10 seconds
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“Origami in the Garden” / Rod Hamdallah / Set by Skye

Artist and sculptor Kevin Box details his new exhibition “Origami in the Garden” on view now at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” highlights garage rocker Rod Hamdallah. And we catch up with Marina Skye, the set designer behind Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/05/202252 minutes 9 seconds
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Alton Brown / Maria Thompson Corley and Maria Clark

“Good Eats” host Alton Brown stops by. The James Beard and Peabody award-winning chef will give an author talk and book signing at Variety Playhouse this Wednesday, May 11. Plus, composer and pianist Maria Thompson Corley and soprano Maria Clark share the story behind their new album “Soul Sanctuary.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/05/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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Cam Kirk / Charmaine Minniefield

Photographer Cam Kirk explains why he created a local photo tour that includes a community clean-up. Plus, artist and activist Charmaine Minniefield tells us about her new exhibition, "Indigo Prayer: A Creation Story." Then, Joe Alterman stops by to share what's in store for this month's Sounds Like ATL at City Winery. Lastly, "Speaking of the Music" features Brenda Nicole Moorer, and "Speaking of the Arts" highlights Riki Prosper.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/05/202252 minutes 12 seconds
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“Seeds of Resilience" / “Calf”

Filmmaker Tabia Lisenbee-Parker shares the story behind "Seeds of Resilience," a series highlighting Black agrarians' experiences in Atlanta. Plus, the traveling living room performance, "Calf" from Out of Hand Theater.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/05/202252 minutes 18 seconds
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Atlanta’s Savory Stories / “The Wake”

Today we debut “Atlanta’s Savory Stories.” Our new food series highlights local eats, home recipes and the history behind some of our city’s favorite dishes. Contributors Akila McConnell and Chef Asata Reid launch the reoccurring segment with a discussion of Atlanta’s Chinese American food community. Plus, “The Wake: A New Play with Old Irish Songs” is coming to Shakespeare’s Tavern this Sunday, and we speak to playwright Vynnie Meli, music director Scott DePoy and director Mira Hirsch.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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“Speaking of the Arts” with Yo-Yo Cam / “Cassie’s Ballad” / “Film Crew Files”

Our series “Speaking of the Arts” features character designer and concept artist Cameron Moore, aka Yo-Yo Cam. Then, we’ll hear about “Cassie’s Ballad,” the new outdoor immersive theater experience coming to the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. And finally, the premiere of our new series, “Film Crew Files,” today features Set Decoration Buyer Sara Riney.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/05/202251 minutes 2 seconds
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John Waters

Filmmaker, writer, actor and artist John Waters shares inspiration and welcome insanity from his new novel, “Liarmouth – a Feel Bad Romance.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/05/202251 minutes 33 seconds
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Eric Kim

New York Times food writer Eric Kim shares family stories from his debut cookbook, “Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home.” Plus, our series of artists in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts,” features muralist Elaine Stephenson.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/05/202251 minutes 46 seconds
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"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" / "Seminar"

Librettist Mark Campbell shares the story behind Atlanta Opera's "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs." Plus, a creative writing course goes sideways in Academy Theater's new production, "Seminar." And the Atlanta History Center has a new exhibition of portraits highlighting America’s immigrants.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/04/202252 minutes 11 seconds
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Adrienne L. Childs / “Rising to the Tap”

Adrienne L. Childs shares her reaction to winning this year’s David Driskell Prize. Plus, we hear about “Rising to the Tap,” a collaboration between Adam Koplan of the Flying Carpet Theater Company and tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/04/202252 minutes 10 seconds
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The Pink Unicorn / Illumine / Moloq

“The Pink Unicorn” is coming this week to the ART Station in Stone Mountain. Plus, City Lights producer Summer Evans takes us on a tour of “Illumine” at Oakland Cemetery. And, our series “Speaking of Music” features the Atlanta band Moloq.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/04/202252 minutes 43 seconds
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Benny Green / Trellis Horticultural Therapy Alliance

Celebrated jazz pianist Benny Green stops by ahead of his upcoming Norman Granz tribute show. Plus, we hear how Trellis Horticultural Therapy Alliance is helping people outgrow their limitations with adaptive gardening.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/04/202252 minutes 42 seconds
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Georgia O’Keefe at the Illuminarium

Modernist art takes on new meaning at the Illuminarium’s new immersive Georgia O’Keefe experience. Lois speaks to Illuminarium CEO Alan Greenberg and author of “Georgia O’ Keefe: One Hundred Flowers,” Nicholas Callaway.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/04/202252 minutes 43 seconds
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Stacey Abrams / Inman Park Festival

Georgia gubernatorial candidate, voting rights activist and author Stacey Abrams recently wrote her first children’s book. “Stacey’s Extraordinary Words” is a love letter to books and perseverance. Plus, we find out what’s in store for this weekend’s Inman Park Festival.&nbsp;&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/04/202252 minutes 46 seconds
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“Wowie Zowie” / “Close the Loop”

The filmmakers behind “Close the Loop” detail their upcoming Carter Center screening. Plus, a look at improv comedy through the eyes of a child with Dad’s Garage youth production, “Wowie Zowie.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/04/202252 minutes 44 seconds
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The Shuler Awards / Record Store Day

Tony Award-winning actor Shuler Hensley shares the story behind the upcoming “Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards.” Plus, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Record Store Day 2022 with Criminal Records owner and co-founder of Record Store Day, Eric Levin.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/04/202252 minutes 44 seconds
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Arabia Mountain / Vando

Preserve manager Robert Astrove shares the story behind Arabia Mountain – the four hundred-million-year-old natural wonder just east of our city. Plus, our series of artists in their own words, “Speaking of the Arts” features Vando.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/04/202252 minutes 44 seconds
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Ben Harper / The Atlanta Film Festival

Grammy Award-winning musician Ben Harper stops by ahead of his upcoming performance at the Amplify Decatur Festival. Plus, Chris Escobar, owner of the Plaza movie theater, shares his excitement for the upcoming Atlanta Film Festival.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/04/202251 minutes 50 seconds
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World Art Day

Today we celebrate World Art Day and discuss two exciting exhibitions currently on view in our city: “Full Circle” at the Museum of Design Atlanta and “André Kertész: Postcards from Paris” at the High Museum of Art.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/04/202252 minutes 18 seconds
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Author Aisha Saeed / Jazz musician Miguel Zenón

Young adult author Aisha Saeed. Her new book, "Omar Rising," tells the story of a boarding school student who learns to "rise up" when dealing with a broken system. Plus, Miguel Zenón, Grammy-nominated jazz alto saxophonist, shares details on his upcoming collaborative performance with the Georgia State University Jazz Band.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/04/202251 minutes 53 seconds
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Alison Arngrim / "THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK" / Musician Abby Wren

Alison Arngrim, the former child star who portrayed Nellie Oleson in “Little House on the Prairie,” stops by ahead of her upcoming one-woman show. Plus, we’ll hear about the Atlanta premiere of “The Wolf at the End of the Block,” currently on stage at Theatrical Outfit. And our series “Speaking of Music” features Abby Wren of Wren and the Wravens.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/04/202251 minutes 49 seconds
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The life and legacy of Lucinda Bunnen / Tamar Haspel

Gregory Harris, the High Museum of Art’s curator of photography, discusses the legacy of Lucinda Bunnen, noted Atlanta arts advocate and photographer. Plus, author and Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel’s new book, “To Boldly Grow,” teaches us how to find joy, adventure and dinner in our backyards. And our series Speaking of the Arts features Mike Stasny.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/04/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Cat Power / “Imagine Picasso”

Exhibition director Annabelle Mauger takes us behind the scenes of the “Imagine Picasso” immersive experience. Plus, Cat Power stops by ahead of her upcoming show at Variety Playhouse.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/04/202250 minutes 48 seconds
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Takénobu / Kim Fay / Atlanta Roller Derby

Chamber pop duo Takénobu share details on their upcoming “Sounds Like ATL” performance at City Winery. Then, author Kim Fay tells up why her latest release, “Love &amp; Saffron,” is a novel of friendship, food, and love. Plus, some Atlanta Roller Derby history with skaters Gucci Maim + Switchblade Siouxsie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/04/202251 minutes 47 seconds
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“The Light” / “Coded Realities” / Art and NFTs

Horizon Theater brings “The Light” to the stage, and Lois talks to director Marguerite Hannah and actor Cynthia D. Barker. Plus, Reeves House Gallery in Woodstock explores the intersection of art and technology with their current exhibition, “Coded Realities.”&nbsp;Then, City Light’s senior producer Kim Drobes further examines the subject with the host of the “Tech Cast” podcast, WABE’s Emil Moffatt.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/04/202252 minutes 26 seconds
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“Intimate Apparel” / Organist Jens Korndörfer / Zilch Market

Organist Jens Korndörfer stops by ahead of his upcoming concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Plus, we’ll hear from the founders of Zilch Market, a non-alcoholic pop-up bar. And director Ibi Owolabi and actor Vallea E. Woodbury share the story behind “Intimate Apparel,” on stage now at Actor’s Express.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/04/202250 minutes 54 seconds
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Comedian Lewis Black / Ballethinic Dance Company

Lewis Black stops by ahead of his Saturday show at Cobb Energy Centre. Plus, the co-founders of Ballethnic Dance Company share the story behind "The Leopard Tale," coming this weekend to the Alliance Theater. And our series "Speaking of the Arts" features experimental ethnographer Artemus Jenkins.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/04/202250 minutes 46 seconds
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Artist GFB3 / Artist Joseph Veazey / Skye Estroff

Two different local artists have created two amazing Atlanta maps! Joseph Veazey tells us about "The Atlanta Rap Map," and George F. Baker the Third, also known as GFB3, shares the story behind his “Atlanta Black Arts Map.” Plus, Skye Estroff takes us on a Foodie Road Trip.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/202251 minutes 58 seconds
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Artist Pam Longobardi / Trumpeter and Singer Joe Gransden

Atlanta artist and distinguished Georgia State University professor Pam Longobardi shares her environmental love and concerns in her new exhibition, “Ocean’s Gleaning.” Plus, jazz trumpeter and singer Joe Gransden tells Lois about his upcoming summer jazz camp at Callanwolde Arts Center. And our series “Speaking of the Arts” features multidisciplinary artist Sachi Rome.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/04/202250 minutes 43 seconds
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MET Opera ambassador Layla Felder / Yang

Teenage MET Opera ambassador Layla Felder shares her excitement about “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” The opera is airing Friday on WABE TV, from PBS “Great Performances.” Plus, our series “Speaking of Music” features singer-songwriter Yang.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/03/202250 minutes 52 seconds
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Nathalie Stutzmann / Gabriel Kahane

Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann shares what’s in store for the new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra season – her first as ASO Music Director. Plus, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Kahane and the story behind his choice to spend a year off the internet.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/03/202252 minutes 6 seconds
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Synchronicity Theatre’s “Legacy of Light” / Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s “Pretty Pants Bandit”

Director Rachel May and actors Sara Elizabeth Wallis Haliya Roberts detail Synchronicity Theatre’s “Legacy of Light.” Plus, the story behind “Pretty Pants Bandit,” coming to the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and Speaking of the Arts featuring fine art photographer Jody Fausett.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/03/202251 minutes 48 seconds
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Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro / Cecil Baldwin of “Welcome to Night Vale”

Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming and NPR’s “All Things Considered” host Ari Shapiro stop by ahead of their upcoming performance of “Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret.” Plus, Cecil Baldwin from the hit fiction podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” shares details on the live touring show, “The Haunting of Night Vale.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/03/202252 minutes 14 seconds
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Giwayen Mata’s “I AM ATL Woman”

Giwayen Mata brings their rich African celebration to 7 Stages with “I Am ATL Woman.” Plus, Lois learns about Blue Heron Nature Preserve’s artistic collaboration with Atlanta Public Schools and 3D digital artist Cait Lamas shares her inspiration in “Speaking of the Arts.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/03/202252 minutes 6 seconds
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Omerettà the Great / Dinner with Picasso / Dance Canvas

Rapper Omerettà the Great debates the true nature of Atlanta geography with her hit single “Sorry Not Sorry.” Plus, the Edgewood String Quartet invites us to “Dinner with Picasso,” and Dance Canvas brings their diverse choreography to the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/03/202251 minutes 14 seconds
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Best of City Lights: CJ Hunt

Comedian and filmmaker CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. "The Neutral Ground" is a documentary about memory, monuments and how to break up with the confederacy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/03/202251 minutes 55 seconds
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Best of City Lights: Andrew Aydin on working with Congressman John Lewis

Lois Reitzes speaks with Andrew Aydin. He co-authored the graphic book “Run” with the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/03/202250 minutes 27 seconds
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Best of City Lights: Winfred Rembert

Lois Reitzes speaks with co-author Erin I. Kelly and Patsy Rembert about “Chasing Me to My Grave, An Artist’s Memoir of The Jim Crow South”. The book details the extraordinary life of Georgia born artist, Winfred Rembert.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/03/202252 minutes 4 seconds
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Butter.ATL’s Brandon Butler and Mike Jordan / Jazz musician Jordan Rich

Butter.ATL’s founder Brandon Butler and editor-in-chief Mike Jordan tell Lois the story behind the Atlanta culture channel. Plus, from Lakeside High School to New York Times featured jazz musician Jordan Rich shares his unlikely path to success.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/03/202252 minutes 20 seconds
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St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Irish Consul General Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir

Irish Consul General Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir shares upcoming events that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, Irish history and American history collide with the story of Frederick Douglass’s unlikely kinship with Irish liberator Daniel O’Connell.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/03/202250 minutes 44 seconds
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Pasaquan director Michael McFalls / Artist Kristine Mays

Michael McFalls, the director of the folk-art compound Pasaquan, shares the history of eclectic artist Eddie Owens Martin. Plus, how the Alvin Ailey dance composition "Revelations" inspired artist Kristine Mays to create the installation "Rich Soil," currently on view at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/03/202252 minutes 22 seconds
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Atlantucky Brewery owners & hip hop artists Skinny Deville and Fish Scales / Théâtre du Rêve’s new streaming production, 'Code Noir'

Skinny Deville and Fish Scales, members of the legendary hip-hop group Nappy Roots, tell City Lights senior producer Kim Drobes the story behind their new brewery, Atlantucky. Plus, Lois finds out about Théâtre du Rêve’s new streaming production, “Code Noir: les aventures du premier Comte de Monte Cristo."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/03/202252 minutes 11 seconds
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Actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland / Atlanta author Nicole D. Collier

Actor Kiefer Sutherland has performed in 11 number one box office hits. He won a Golden Globe and Emmy for his role as Jack Bauer in the hit TV series “24.” Yet, in 2016, he decided to switch gears and pursue a country music career. City Lights senior producer Kim Drobes recently caught up with Sutherland ahead of his upcoming March 17th performance at Eddie’s Attic. Plus, Lois gets the story behind Atlanta author Nicole D. Collier’s new heartfelt middle-grade novel, “Just Right Jillian,” and Rose M. Barron is featured in “Speaking of the Arts.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/03/202251 minutes 31 seconds
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Legacy List’s Max Paxton / Photographer Branden May

Max Paxton, host of PBS’s Legacy List, joins Lois to discuss his new book, “Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff.” More than just a guide for decluttering, the book is a personal and empathic look into why we hold on to objects that no longer serve us well. Plus, City Lights producer Summer Evans catches up with Atlanta street photographer Branden May.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/03/202251 minutes 22 seconds
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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s group exhibition “Something to Declare”

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s group exhibition “Something to Declare” features over twenty Latin-American artists from across the eastern United States. Lois speaks to co-curators Madeline Beck and Carlos Solis about the exhibit which explores the ideas, customs and objects that travel between cultures and affect layered identities. Plus, “Speaking of the Arts,” today, featuring mixed media artist Jeremy Ray.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/03/202251 minutes 12 seconds
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The intersection of art and science

Art and science have a comedic collision in The Atlanta Science Festival’s production of “Jazz Hands.” Meisa Salaita, the executive co-director and co-founder of Science ATL, and Amy Sharma, executive director of Science for Georgia, tell Lois why scientists should share laughter with the community. Plus, the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition brings creators from around the world to Georgia Tech this weekend. City Lights senior producer Kim Drobes speaks with professor and chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Music, Jason Freeman, about the fantastic inventions.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/03/202250 minutes 21 seconds
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International Women’s Day Celebration

City Lights celebrates International Women’s Day with a listen back to Lois’s interview with director Julie Cohen. Her documentary “My Name is Pauli Murray” details the extraordinary life of the feminist and equal rights activist. Plus, Jerry’s Habima Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia” and a visit with the youngest certified farmer in Georgia, 6-year-old Kendall Rae Johnson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/03/202252 minutes 21 seconds
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Lara Downes / Rabbi Micah Lapidus & Melvin Kindall Myles

Renowned pianist Lara Downes shares the story behind her new tribute album, “Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered.”&nbsp;Plus, Melvin Kindall Myles, a soloist at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Rabbi Micah Lapidus, musician and Director of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at the Davis Academy tell us about their new collaborative release, “Better Angels.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/03/202251 minutes 43 seconds
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Kimono My House Music Festival

Senior Producer Kim Drobes caught up with Kimono My House's Atlanta musicians Andy Gish and Kim Ware&nbsp;about their first ever live, in person, music festival.&nbsp;Plus Lois talks with Raymond Goslow. As a senior at Kennesaw State University, he was a finalist on the “Jeopardy! National College Championship" earning the second place prize of $100,000.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/03/202252 minutes 11 seconds
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Atlanta Opera presents 'The Barber of Seville' and 'Glory Denied'

Lois Reitzes speaks with Arthur Fagan, Atlanta Opera Music director and the conductor of “The Barber of Seville.”&nbsp;Plus a conversation with Atlanta Opera artistic director Tomer Zvulun and Felipe Barral, co-director of the film, “Glory Denied.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/03/202252 minutes 1 second
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A Night of Georgia Music

Lois Reitzes speaks with Mike Mills of R.E.M., Chuck Leavell of the Rolling Stones, and internationally acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie about the upcoming concert, “A Night of Georgia Music”.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/03/202252 minutes 29 seconds
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"And I Must Scream"

Producer Summer Evans speaks with curator Dr. Amanda Hellman about “And I Must Scream,” the new exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.&nbsp;The exhibition examines the irreversible damage that humans have caused, including global warming, pollution, colonialism, and corruption.Plus, host Lois Reitzes' conversation with author Britt Bennett about her novel, “The Vanishing Half.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/p
01/03/202252 minutes 5 seconds
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Peter Sagal

Lois Reitzes speaks with Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.”And we'll listen back to Lois' conversation with the hilarious comedian and actor - and Wait Wait regular - Maz Jobrani.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/02/202251 minutes 3 seconds
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The Creatives Project's "Ascension"

Lois Reitzes speaks with Neda Abghari, founder of The Creatives Project and Chloe Alexander, one of the artist-in-studio at Academy Lofts.&nbsp;TCP’s 11th Annual “Art of Community” exhibition is titled “Ascension".Plus Senior Producer Kim Drobes talks with Single Drunk Female star Sofia D’Elia. They were joined by D’Elia’s co-star Ally Sheedy and the show’s creator, Simone Finch.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/02/202252 minutes 8 seconds
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Composer John Williams Turns 90

Lois Reitzes speaks with WABE film-music contributor Dr. Scott Stewart about the legendary composer John Williams who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/02/202252 minutes
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"Charlotte"

Lois Reitzes speaks with producer Julia Rosenberg. Her animated film “Charlotte” is streaming now as part of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.Plus, curator Shawyna Harris talks about “Lou Stovall: Of Land and Origins,” on view now in Athens at the Georgia Museum of Art.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/02/202251 minutes 45 seconds
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Fannie Lou Hamer's America

Lois Reitzes speaks with Joy Davenport, director of the documentary “Fannie Lou Hammer’s America.”Plus a conversation about Heartbeat_ATL, an interactive light art installation located at Centennial Yards.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/02/202251 minutes 12 seconds
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"Toni Stone" At The Alliance Theatre

Lois Reitzes interviews actor Kedren Spencer and director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden about the Alliance Theater’s production of “Toni Stone”; and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ Head of Programs &amp; Exhibitions, Dr. Calinda Lee as well as Greg Levine, co-executive director of Trees Atlanta about their work honoring Congressman John Lewis by planting trees in Freedom Park. Music contributor Von Phoenix joins the program for another edition of "Punk Black to Go."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/pr
21/02/202251 minutes 20 seconds
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Playwright Kelundra Smith

Lois Reitzes talks with playwright Kelundra Smith about her new play "Younger" and playwright Sofia Palmero about the new podcast "Tucker's Cove" from Actor's Express.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/02/202251 minutes 14 seconds
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Comedian Dolce Sloan

Lois Reitzes interviews comedian Dolce Sloan; director Melissa Foulger and actor Park Krausen about Theatrical Outfit's "Bright Half Life"; and musician K. Michelle Dubois is feature in the "Speaking of Music" segment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/02/202252 minutes
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"All The Natalie Portmans" At Out Front Theatre

Lois Reitzes talks with director Nikki Toombs and actor Kayla Parker about “All the Natalie Portmans”&nbsp;on stage now at Out Front Theatre; Laura Silverman, editor of "Up All Night," a collection of coming-of-age short stories; and Rhonda Ross about her musical legacy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/02/202250 minutes 49 seconds
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Producer And Author Michael Schur

Lois Reitzes interviews Michael Schur, producer, author and creator of "The Good Place," about his new book “How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question.”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/202250 minutes 59 seconds
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Tinder Live with Lane Moore

Lois Reitzes speaks with comedian Lane Moore about her improvisational show, “Tinder Live!”&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/02/202251 minutes 50 seconds
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New Spivey Hall Artistic Director, Katie Lehman

Lois Reitzes speaks with Katie Lehman, the new artistic director of Spivey Hall.Plus, a conversation with Pinky Cole, the entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan, Bar Vegan and the Pinky Cole Foundation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/02/202252 minutes 19 seconds
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Art, Laughter, and Food

Lois Retizes speaks with multidisciplinary artist Genevieve Gaignard and curator Karen Comer Lowe about the exhibition “This is America: The Unsettling Contradictions in American Identity”.Also comedian Jim Norton will discuss censorship and flat-Earthers.And a conversation wtih Atlanta artist and entrepreneur Quianah Upton. Her eatery Nourish Botanica opens this spring.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/02/202251 minutes 42 seconds
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Soul Food in DeKalb: A Tasty History

The DeKalb History Center is hosting its 14th Annual Black History Month Celebration with an event called “Soul Food in DeKalb: A Tasty History.”&nbsp;Producer Summer Evans&nbsp;speaks with two of the presenters -- Chef Asata Reid &amp; culinary historian Akila McConnell.&nbsp;And, Lois Reitzes speaks with Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.&nbsp;See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/02/202252 minutes 18 seconds
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A Showcase of Atlanta Entrepreneurs