“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 talks with Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, about her biography of the artist Romare Bearden, “An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden”; The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews about playwright August Wilson; and playwright Will Power about “Seize the King,” his retelling of Shakespeare’s “Richard the Third.”
Lois Reitzes talks with Musician John McCutcheon about his new album “Cabin Fever”; and Carol Hunter and J. Olu Baiyewu about gardens and urban agriculture. Producer Summer Evans talks with former Air Force captain Mark Gibson about his book “Served in Silence.”
Lois Reitzes talks with Sherri Scott of “Big Facts, Small Acts” about an arts campaign to promote safety during the pandemic; Director Josh Howard, Chris Holland of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Out on Film’s Jim Farmer about the documentary “The Lavender Scare”; and Flying Carpet Theatre Company director Adam Koplan about Composer Jerry Herman.
Lois Reitzes talks with Calinda Lee and Kate Whitman of the Atlanta History Center, about their virtual Juneteenth events; Atlanta Opera singer Morris Robinson about George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”; and Charmaine Minniefield about her virtual Flux Projects installation “Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives.”
Lois Reitzes interview Hope Boykin, who just retired as a dancer and choreographer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Beth Schiavo about becoming the new executive director of the Center for Puppetry Arts; as well as Matt Horgan and Jamila Porter of Dad’s Garage about “Scandal: League of Supervillains Work From Home.”
Lois Reitzes talks with filmmaker Andrew Linker and executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Juliet Cohen, about the upcoming “Wild & Scenic Film Festival“; author Anissa Gray about her book “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls“; as well as Emory University Professors Peter Höyng and Jeff Mellor about their translation of Hugo Bettauer’s novel “The Blue Stain.”
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