City Lights: Chef Roland Mesnier, Michael Stipe, And More

Chef Roland Mesnier was the former pastry chef at the White House for five presidential terms.
Chef Roland Mesnier was the former pastry chef at the White House for five presidential terms.
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Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes:”

  • 0:47: Lois Reitzes talks with former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier about his time cooking under five administrations, as well as his new book, “Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts.”
  • 23:26: Reitzes speaks with Michael Stipe in front of a live audience at Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Stipe’s new book of photography, “Our Interference Times: A Visual Record,” is out now.
  • 46:17: Choreographer and artistic director of Ailey II, Troy Powell, talks with Reitzes about his history with the dance company, their upcoming performance at the Rialto Center for the Arts, and his conversation with Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell at the High Museum on Oct. 25.