City Lights: Amy Sherald; “Dead Man Walking”; And More

A true story that spawned a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking tells of Sister Helen Prejean and her time as spiritual advisor to Joseph de Rocher, a murderer on death row.
A true story that spawned a best-selling book and an Academy Award-winning movie, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking tells of Sister Helen Prejean and her time as spiritual advisor to Joseph de Rocher, a murderer on death row.
Credit Tom Grosscup for New Orleans Opera

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:24: Painter Amy Sherald joins Reitzes for a conversation about painting First Lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait, race in art, and winning 2018’s Driskell Prize.
  • 18:04: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program celebrated 25 years in 2018. To talk about the program, Reitzes sat down with the director, Adrienne Thompson, anniversary coordinator, Ryan Walks, and student member, Vincent Tapia
  • 25:36: Reitzes has a conversation with Sister Helen Prejean and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton about the Atlanta Opera’s production of “Dead Man Walking,” running at the Cobb Energy Center through Feb. 10. The opera chronicles Sister Prejean’s work counseling a death row inmate in Louisiana.