“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.
Lois Reitzes interviews Eric Cervini about his new book “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America“; and Atlanta Opera general and artistic director Tomer Zvulun about their upcoming season. Producer Summer Evans reports on the new food delivery service “Black and Mobile.”
Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Retizes”:
- 1:41: City Lights host Lois Reitzes talks to a pair of the creators behind 7 Stages Theatre’s debauched and raucous holiday tradition Krampus XMas.
- 18:39: Reitzes speaks with Grammy-nominated singer Ricky McKinnie of the Blind Boys of Alabama.
- 33:51: Contributor Mara Davis talks to Classical Composition Grammy nominee Kip Winger about the second act of his music career.
- 43:39: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht runs down the week’s theater events, including the production of Topher Payne’s “Let Nothing You Dismay” at Stage Door Players.
Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Retizes”:
- 2:11: Atlanta-based theater artist Kenny Leon talks to “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about directing NBC’s “Hairspray Live”;
- 13:40: Reporter Tasnim Shamma brings us a story about Tony Taylor, a 62-year-old guitarist who has become the unofficial troubadour of Stone Mountain;
- 17:52: Chip Simone, the curator of MOCA GA’s exhibit “Edge to Edge,” talks to Reitzes about this first ever state-wide survey of contemporary Georgia photography;
- 29:36: Beau Brown, creator of the “Puckin’ Fuppet Show” talks to Reitzes about this quarterly puppet slam featuring a wide range of puppetry styles.
Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Retizes”:
- 2:09: Author Joshilyn Jackson joins City Lights host Lois Reitzes to discuss holiday gift ideas in the form of books.
- 13:41: Poet and Emory professor Jericho Brown talks to producer Myke Johns about being awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and reads his poem “Bullet Points.”
- 31:24: Contributor Scott Stewart talks to Reitzes about the Jewish songwriters whose work comprises the great Christmas songbook.
Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:
- 2:20: Producer Myke Johns speaks with the husband-and-wife team behind Eyedrum’s “Left Out,” an art exhibit taking a very personal look at the world many of our veterans face returning home;
- 12:42: “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with Daniel Wallace, author of the novel “Big Fish,” and Theatrical Outfit artistic director Tom Key about the musical based on Wallace’s book;
- 29:35: The local curators behind the High Museum’s exhibit “I See A Story: The Art of Eric Carle” talk about the serious origins behind beloved children’s books like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:
- 2:08: Choreographer Stepp Stewart talks to Lois Reitzes about his annual holiday show “A Soulful Christmas.”
- 17:11: Stephannie Stokes sends an audio postcard from a hundreds-strong musical gathering known as Tuba Christmas;
- 21:59: Editors of LGBTQ magazine WUSSY speak to producer Myke Johns about their inaugural print issue;
- 34:47: Virtuoso lute player Hopkinson Smith talk to “City Lights” ahead of his concert at Spivey Hall this weekend.
Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:
- 1:56: Musical duo The Secret Sisters talk with Lois Reitzes about their Alabama roots, recording with Brandi Carlisle and going on tour for Christmas;
- 24:47: In this week’s “Writer to Reader” segment, author Joshilyn Jackson discusses the increasingly fluid process of editing a novel electronically;
- 33:31: Renowned fashion designer Mimi Plange speaks to Reitzes about having her work on display at the Spelman Museum of Fine Art.
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