“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: Champagne; The Sazerac Cocktail; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:53: Music contributor Scott Stewart looks back at the best film movie scores with Lois Reitzes;
  • 22:23: Gabbie Watts speaks with Atlanta filmmakers James Martin and Jen West about their film about the history of the Sazerac cocktail;
  • 31:29: Former H Harper Station owner and alcohol expert extraordinaire Jerry Slater talks with Lois Reitzes about Champagne in anticipation of New Year’s Eve. 

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City Lights: Robert Shaw’s Impact; Chef Jamie Lynch; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:37: Chef Jamie Lynch talks with Lois Reitzes about his restaurant 5Church, along with his experience being a “cheftestant” on this season of Top Chef;
  • 18:39: Amy Kiley looks at former Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Shaw’s impact on choral music worldwide;
  • 24:53: Atlanta music manager Russell Carter speaks with Lois Reitzes about his career managing artists like the Indigo Girls, the Bangles and Shawn Mullins, and organizing music festivals.

City Lights: Holiday Blockbusters; Foodie Fiction; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:32: Scott Stewart speaks with Lois Reitzes about the soundtracks for new blockbusters coming out over the holidays;
  • 19:28: On this week’s Writer to Reader, best-selling novelist Joshilyn Jackson shares her recommendations for “foodie fiction;”
  • 27:29: Lois Reitzes speaks with food writer Corby Kummer about his time in Atlanta’s dining scene. 

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City Lights: Homeward Choir; Holiday Traveling; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:59: Actors Express is presenting 44 holiday-themed plays at one minute apiece. One Minute Play Festival artistic director Dominic D’Andrea and playwright Topher Payne discuss the “Very Merry (All-Inclusive) One Minute Play Festival Holiday Spectacular”;
  • 15:53: Amy Kiley profiles on the Atlanta Homeward Choir, which is made up entirely of men who are homeless. They were invited to perform at the White House last year and have two upcoming holiday concerts;
  • 22:27: Travel writer Tom Swick speaks with Lois Reitzes about the joys of traveling as we’re in the midst of the busy holiday travel season;
  • 43:52: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht lists upcoming theater events in Atlanta.

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City Lights: Christmas Cabaret; Food Gifts; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:57: ”City Light’s” diva of delicious Mara Davis talks with Lois Reitzes about gift ideas for foodies.
  • 12:44: Composer Joby Talbot talks with Lois Reitzes about scoring the new animated film “Sing.”
  • 30:04: Singer Courtenay Collins talks with Lois Reitzes about her holiday show at the Alliance, “Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays,” which closes Christmas Eve.

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City Lights: The Virgin Of Guadalupe; Artist Maggie Davis; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:48: Playwright Patricia Henritze and National Center for Civil and Human Rights CEO Derreck Kayongo have been collaborating on a play about Kayongo’s life. They speak with Lois Reitzes about the play and a grant they just received from the Alliance Theatre;
  • 16:53: At 72, Atlanta artist Maggie Davis is experiencing something of a career renaissance. She speaks with Lois about her first major commercial exhibit in decades, which opens tonight;
  • 28:04: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht tells us about this week’s arts and culture events;
  • 28:41: Amy Kiley explores the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe at one Atlanta church;
  • 30:59: Lois Reitzes prepares for the cuisine of the holiday season with Atlanta chefs Duane Nutter and Todd Richards.

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