“City Lights” explores the ways in which people express themselves creatively and enhance our lives.

In addition to a wide range of music, “City Lights” covers theater, dance, pop culture, visual arts and more. WABE has long been a partner with many organizations in Atlanta and through “City Lights” we’re deepening those relationships to serve our community with even greater arts and cultural content.

Featured Episode

City Lights: Roy Wood Jr.; Jay Longino; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:30: Lois Reitzes remembers former Alliance Theatre artistic director Robert Farley, who was a vital part of Atlanta’s artistic community. He died yesterday.
  • 2:14: Reitzes speaks with Grammy-nominated singer Neshama Carlebach, who will performing at Ebenezer Baptist Church this Sunday.
  • 11:32: Reitzes speaks with Atlanta-native Jay Longino about his new graphic novel “The Son of Shaolin, which Dwayne Johnson will be producing for a film.
  • 28:30: Reitzes speaks with comedian Roy Wood Jr., who is performing at the Punchline this weekend.

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City Lights: Lonnie Holley Documentary; Wonder Goblin Toys; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:10: Lois Reitzes speaks with Atlanta filmmaker George King about his documentary focusing on artist and musician Lonnie Holley, which he has been working on for 21 years.
  • 29:09: Reitzes speaks with filmmaker and monster maker James Sizemore about his company Wonder Goblin Toys.
  • 44:44: Reitzes speaks with Kate Breakey, an internationally renowned artist known for her lyrical, evocative, and often large-scale photographs, about her work on view at Brickworks Gallery.

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City Lights: ‘Smitten Kitchen’; Vietnam War Exhibition; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:26: The Atlanta History Center’s Director of Oral History and Genealogy Sue Verhoef talks with Lois Reitzes about the Veterans History Project and the center’s current exhibition focusing on the Vietnam War called “More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War.”
  • 18:00: Blogger turned cookbook author Deb Perelman talks with Reitzes about her new book “Smitten Kitchen Every Day.”
  • 36:58: Dad’s Garage improviser Jon Carr talks with Reitzes about his first play is called “Black Nerd.”

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City Lights: ‘Miss Bennet’; ‘Soul of Philanthropy’; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:29: Lois Reitzes speaks with curator Tracy Murrell about the exhibit on view at the Auburn Avenue Research Library “The Soul of Philanthropy” along with Elyse Hammett, the vice president of marketing and communications with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
  • 17:57: Children’s book author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers talks with Reitzes about “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.”
  • 31:23: Reitzes speaks with director Carolyn Cook and actress Amelia Fischer about Theatrical Outfit’s production of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.”

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City Lights: ‘Black Nativity’; Human Rights In Children’s Lit; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:40: Lois Reitzes speaks with Georgia State law professor Jonathan Todres about his book “Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law.”
  • 20:20: Reitzes speaks with Atlanta artists Haylee Anne and Jessica Caldas about their exhibit “Goldsmack.”
  • 29:40: Reitzes speaks with singer and actress Terry Burrell about Dominion Entertainment’s production of “Black Nativity.”

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City Lights: Nancy Floyd; ‘Medium’; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:21: Lois Reitzes talks with artist Nancy Floyd, who has been photographing herself since 1982. Those photographs are make up her series “Weathering Time,” now on view at White Space.
  • 14:38: Reitzes speaks with film critics Felicia Feaster and Michael Clark, who co-founded the Atlanta Film Critics Circle.
  • 31:20: Reitzes speaks with Zuckerman Museum’s head curator Teresa Bramlette Reeves along with sound artist Ben Coleman about their current exhibition “Medium.”

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