“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: Topher Payne; ‘Threads Of Time’; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:24: Lois Reitzes speaks with Georgia State music professor and conductor Michael Palmer about two milestones this year.
  • 11:46: Reitzes speaks with playwright Topher Payne about his new Hallmark channel Christmas special.
  • 31:15: Reitzes speaks  with the curator of “Threads of Time” and Emory art history professor Rebecca Stone along with the Carlos Museum’s Chief Conservator Renee Stein, who worked closely with conservators to stabilize the ancient pieces in the exhibit.

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City Lights: Joyce Brookshire Memorial; Fahamu Pecou; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:17: Playwright and professor Brenda Bynum and musician John McCutcheon talk with Lois Reitzes about their friend, the late musician Joyce Brookshire. They will hold a memorial concert for her this Saturday.
  • 23:17: Reitzes speaks with best-selling author and former AJC Food and Dining Editor Anne Byrn about her book, “American Cake.”
  • 34:25: Reitzes speaks with artist Fahamu Pecou. He recently got back from Paris, where his latest work is now on view at the BackSlash Gallery, and he has a new book of his artwork that was just published by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

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City Lights: Thanksgiving Prep; ‘Save Room For Pie’; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:14: Lois Reitzes speaks with Kevin Robison, who joined the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus in 2007 as its first full-time artistic director. He announced last week that he will be stepping down from the position after their upcoming concert.
  • 20:19: Reitzes speaks Roy Blount Jr. about his book “Save Room For Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations.”
  • 25:36: To prepare for Thanksgiving, Reitzes speaks with two experts to talk turkey and more: New York Times food writer Kim Severson, and Atlanta Eats TV and radio host Mara Davis

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City Lights: Niyaz; Atlanta Music Festival; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:18: Lois Reitzes speaks with musicians Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian, the husband and wife duo are better known as Niyaz. They are both originally from Iran and their music is a blend of sacred poetry and folk songs, mixed with electronic beats and instrumentation. They perform at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University tomorrow night.
  • 30:25: Erin Wright speaks with Georgia Tech student Raianna Brown about the debut of RAIIN Dance Theater.
  • 40:36: Reitzes speaks wtih the Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews about this year’s Atlanta Music Festival.

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City Lights: Lace Larrabee; ‘The Problem With Apu’; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:21: Lois Reitzes talks with stand up comedian Lace Larrabee about her women’s only stand up classes she is teaching at the Punchline.
  • 16:37: Comedian Hari Kondabolu talks with Reitzes about his documentary “The Problem with Apu,” which premieres Sunday night at 10 p.m. on truTV.
  • 24:32: Reitzes speaks with author Laura Shapiro about her 2007 biography, “Julia Child: A Life.”
  • 34:53: Reitzes speaks with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton about singing Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork, his Requiem, with the ASO.
  • 47:40: Gabbie Watts speaks with artist Cosmo Whyte about his drawings, sculptures and performance work.

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City Lights: Mario Van Peebles And Sheila Pree Bright

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:16: Mario Van Peebles, the director and actor known for “New Jack City,” for his portrayal of Malcom X in “Ali,” and directing episodes of “Roots,” “Nashville,” and “Empire,” now has the series “Superstition” on SyFy. He talks with Lois Reitzes about the show about a family in a small Georgia town who run a funeral home by day and fight the forces of the supernatural by night.
  • 36:43: Reitzes speaks with photographer and artist Sheila Pree Bright about her experiences documenting protests. Her work appears in the High Museum of Arts’ current exhibit of Civil Rights photography called “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out.”

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