City Lights: Dorothy Fields; Keris Salmon; And More

Dorothy Fields, seen here at right, wrote the book for musicals like “Annie Get Your Gun.”
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Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:26: “City Lights” continues its series on the Great American Songbook with Adam Koplan. Between 1928 and 1973, lyricist Dorothy Fields wrote over 400 songs. Dozens of these songs were hits on Broadway and in Hollywood. Lois Reitzes speaks with Koplan to learn more about this extraordinary woman and her work;
  • 28:51: Reitzes speaks with artist Keris Salmon about her exhibit on view at Arnika Dawkins Gallery “We Have Made These Lands What They Are: The Architecture of Slavery.”
  • 41:51: Founding member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and former WABE host Nick Jones remembers Robert Shaw’s rehearsal methods.