City Lights: Macbeth at Atlanta Shakespeare Company; West Side Story; And More

To mark the centennial of the composer Leonard Bernstein, we revisit a conversation about West Side Story recreated by the Atlanta Opera.
To mark the centennial of the composer Leonard Bernstein, we revisit a conversation about West Side Story recreated by the Atlanta Opera.
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Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:00: In recent years, arts advocates have pushed to add an A to the acronym STEM. The acronym refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but the A stands for Arts. Lois talked with Dr. Jeffery Koplan, the director and Vice President of Emory Global Health Institute to discuss the interconnection between arts and medical science being a benefit to humanity.
  • 17:40: To mark the centennial of the composer Leonard Bernstein, we revisit a conversation about West Side Story recreated by the Atlanta Opera. Lois sat down with the artistic director, Tomer Zvulun to talk about the opera.
  • 29:55: One of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragic plays was Macbeth. Atlanta Shakespeare Company ventures to Scotland for this haunting tale of prophecy, greed, and power. Artistic director Jeff Watkins and the show’s lead, Matthew Nitchie sat down with Lois to talk about this daunting story.