“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.
Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:
- 1:52: “Invasion: Christmas Carol” is back and Dad’s Garage, and Lois Reitzes speaks with two cast members, Megan Leahy and Amber Nash;
- 17:46: ATL Collective’s co-founder Micah Dalton talks with Lois Reitzes about the monthly musical event’s origin, in advance of their show featuring the songs of James Brown;
- 32:11: Arts writer Gail O’Neill and Lois Reitzes share some of their favorite books for the past year;
- 44:09: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht lists this week’s theater events.
Monday on “City Lights with Lois Retizes”:
- 2:08: City Lights host Lois Reitzes talks to “rock star mandolinist” Avi Avital about commissioning works and creating new models of the instrument to play in modern concert halls.
- 16:57: Atlanta arts writer Gail O’Neill shares her book picks for newborns to young adults.
- 30:15: Contributor Scott Stewart suggests off-the-beaten-path classical holiday music for our Christmas playlists.
Friday on “City Lights with Lois Retizes”:
- 1:56: “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with Noah Britton about his sketch comedy troupe Asperger’s Are Us in advance of the release of a documentary about the group being released on Netflix;
- 14:11: Reitzes speaks with Atlanta-based artist Barry Lee about his colorful, jovial illustrations for Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine;
- 30:26: Producer Myke Johns visits Emory’s Carlos Museum for a look at their exhibit of Shakespeare’s first four folios;
- 39:20: Laura Relyea from ArtsATL brings some of the latest arts news, including some background on Stephen Mulligan, the newly-named assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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