“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

The Big Band Is Back!

Lois Reitzes talks with Joe Gransden about his music, his band, and getting back to live performances.

Plus, a conversation about the new play “DATA” with Susan V. Booth, artistic director of The Alliance Theatre and playwright Matthew Libby. 

City Lights: Pianist Stephen Hough; Pony League; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:40: Lois Reitzes speaks with Director Rick Lombardo along with actors Juan Carlos Unzueta and Kylie Brown about Actors’ Express production of “Little Shop of Horrors”;
  • 24:10: Atlanta band Pony League’s Gus Fernandez talks about his song about former baseball player Rick Ankiel;
  • 31:39: Reitzes speaks with pianist and Renaissance man Stephen Hough in advance of the broadcast of his performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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City Lights: ‘Designing Justice’; Faith Salie; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:50: Lois Reitzes speaks with Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me panelist, comedian, and actor Faith Salie about her book “Approval Junkie.”
  • 29:34: Poster artist Luba Lukova speaks with Reitzes about “Designing Justice,” Lukova’s exhibit now on view at MODA.
  • 40:22: Author Dawn Tripp talks with Reitzes about her novel “Georgia,” based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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City Lights: George Gershwin; ‘Auto Eater’; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:54: As part of “City Lights’” series on the Great American Songbook, director Adam Koplan joins Lois Reitzes to talk about George Gershwin and the Jazz Age;
  • 28:51: Midtown Alliance’s Director of Urban Design Ginny Kennedy and artists Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle talk with Reitzes about their new sculpture at the corner of Tenth Street and Peachtree Street;
  • 39:40: Travel and food writer Sucheta Rawal speaks with Reitzes about her third children’s book, “Beato Goes To Indonesia,” about a world-traveling cat.

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City Lights: ‘Robin Hood’; The Collision Project; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:41: Playwright Pearl Cleage and director Patrick McColery talk with Lois Reitzes about the Alliance Theatre’s summer teen program the Collision Project.
  • 25:41: Myke Johns spoke with the team behind Vernal and Sere Theatre’s production of “Medea Unborn”: playwright Sawyer Estes, actors Erin Boswell and Katherine Barnes, and director Erin O’Connor.  
  • 37:01: Reitzes speaks with Serenbe Playhouse’s artistic associate Ryan Oliveti and actor Casey Shuler, who plays Maid Marian in their production of Robin Hood.

City Lights: Dorothy Alexander; ‘Border Wall’; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:42: Musician and composer Dwight Andrews talks with Lois Reitzes about working with playwright August Wilson;
  • 28:50: Myke Johns speaks with artist Joseph Guay about his installation of “Border Wall”;
  • 39:50: On this last installment of “Writer to Reader,” author Joshilyn Jackson explains her cycle of novel writing and gives a glimpse into what she’s writing next;
  • 50:58: “Stories of Atlanta” explores the history of dance in Atlanta through the work of Dorothy Alexander.

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City Lights: King Of Pops; Documentary Music; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:53: Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus director Kevin Robison talks with Lois Reitzes about their upcoming program of Beatles songs called “Revolution”;
  • 18:49: King of Pops founder Steven Carse talks with Reitzes about their new phone game and their farm;
  • 32:04: Film music contributor Scott Stewart continues his series discussing documentary film music scores with Reitzes.

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