“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.

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City Lights: John Paul White; Destination Dance; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:48: Thurgood Marshall’s granddaughter Cecilia Marshall talks about the legacy of her grandfather and how she’s tried to carry that on in light of Theatrical Outfit’s production of “Thurgood”;
  • 20:17: Amy Kiley profiles the nation’s first African-American radio station founded here in Atlanta. It was founded on this day in 1949;
  • 26:01: Gabbie Watts speaks with musician John Paul White about his new album “Beulah.” He’s performs at the Variety Playhouse on Friday;
  • 37:00: The Alvin Ailey Foundation’s Executive Director Bennett Rink talks about their new initiative, Destination Dance, that will bring more Ailey programs to Atlanta.

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City Lights: Foxfire Magazine; Liquid Blackness; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:35 Singer Storm Large talks about her career in advance of her appearance as part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s pops concert UK Rocks! Friday night;
  • 20:05 Amy Kiley looks at the history of The Foxfire Magazine, which is dedicated to Appalachian life and turns 50 this year;
  • 25:50 GSU professor Alessandra Raengo discusses film series and research group liquid blackness, which is hosting “Lemonade” director Kahlil Joseph next week.

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City Lights: ‘Threepenny Opera’; Children’s Books; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:49: GSU law professor Jonathan Todres talks about his research and book about how children can learn about their human rights through literature;
  • 24:46: On this week’s “Writer to Reader,” author Joshilyn Jackson talks about why burgeoning novels shouldn’t quit their day jobs;
  • 33:04: “The Threepenny Opera” has been extended at the 7 Stages. Artistic director Michael Haverty and musical director Brian Mercer talk about their production of the show.

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City Lights: User-Centered Design; Atlanta Meat; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:52: Food and music contributor Mara Davis highlights some of the nicest cuts in Atlanta meats;
  • 18:04: Two exhibits focuses on technology customized for human use close at the Museum of Design Atlanta this weekend. We look back at Gabbie Watts’ preview of the exhibits;
  • 23:04: Lois speaks with actor Geoffrey D. Williams about playing a supreme court justice in the Theatrical Outfit’s production of “Thurgood.”

City Lights: A3C Festival; EXPOSED Dance; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:59: Israeli choreographers Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor and CORE’s artistic director Sue Schroeder discuss the EXPOSED dance festival;
  • 18:39: Myke Johns and ArtsATL’s Laura Relyea recap this week in Atlanta art news and share some upcoming highlights on “ArtsCast”;
  • 27:15: A3C’s executive director Mike Walbert and Atlanta radio talent DJ Nabs talk about this year’s festival and its focus on the year 1996.

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City Lights: Atlanta Symphony; Dinner Parties; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:50: Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino discusses her play “Ugly Lies the Bone,” currently running at the Alliance Theatre.
  • 19:49: As the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra prepares to open its season tomorrow, music director and conductor Robert Spano discusses the ASO’s concert. He also discusses his recent compositions.
  • 35:14: On this week’s “Writer to Reader,” author Joshilyn Jackson contemplates her heroes and how she’d most like to spend time with them.
  • 44:33: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht previews what’s going on this week on Atlanta’s stages.

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