“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 interviews Nathan Brown and Bridget Leen about the Rialto Theatre’s “Homegrown Artists” series; filmmaker Raoul Peck about his documentary on James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro“; author Matthew Cherry and illustrator Vashti Harris about their book and short animated film “Hair Love“; as well as author Tara Coyt about her book “Real Talk About LGBTQIAP.”
Lois Reitzes interviews author Peter Heller about his novel “Celine“; Atlanta photographers Ren and Helen Davis about their book “Landscape for the People” about George Alexander Grant, the first official photographer for the National Park Service; and Scott Stewart to find out his musical picks for Pride Month.
Lois Reitzes talks with Art Beats Atlanta co-founders Rachel May and David Smith about their virtual offerings; poet Jessica Care Moore about her new collection “We Want Our Bodies Back” ahead of a virtual event with Hammonds House Museum; and authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal about their novel “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight.”
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