“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

City Lights: Kosmo Vinyl; Robert And Clara; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:22: Lois Reitzes speaks with artist and former manger for “The Clash,” Kosmo Vinyl about his exhibit at Different Trains Gallery in Decatur.
  • 26:38: Reitzes speaks with the creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean along with his wife and writing partner Kimberly Dean about the animated adaption that is now on Amazon Prime.
  • 33:19: Reitzes speaks with Spivey Hall’s executive and artistic director Sam Dixon about a unique pair of pianos, Robert and Clara.

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City Lights: ‘The Lion King’; Renee Lawless; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:24: Lois Reitzes speaks with Dodd Lommis, the director of the North American tour of the Lion King, now on stage at the Fox Theatre along with actor Ben Lipitz, who plays Pumbaa.
  • 24:13: Reitzes speaks with Caroline Shaw, composer, musician, and founding member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth, which performs this Sunday evening at 7 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
  • 37:29: Reitzes speaks with Renée Lawless, who stars as Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry’s hit scripted drama “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

City Lights: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival And Jessica Shattuck

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:06: Lois Reitzes speaks with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s the Executive Director Kenny Blank and the Chair of Film Evaluation Gabe Wardell about this year’s selections.
  • 27:57: Reitzes speaks with author Jessica Shattuck about her latest novel “The Women in the Castle.”

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City Lights: ‘Native Guard,’ Paula Poundstone And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:19: Lois Reitzes speaks with the Alliance Theatre’s artistic director Susan V Booth along with actors January Lavoy and Neal Ghant about their production of “Native Guard.”
  • 24:21: Reitzes speaks with “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” host Paula Poundstone, who performs in Atlanta tomorrow.
  • 38:05: Reitzes speaks with Atlanta History Center’s Director of Adult and Family Programs Joanna Arrieta Potter along with filmmaker Althea Brown about AHC’s free day of programming in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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City Lights: ‘Angels In America,’ Robert Battle And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:17: Lois Reitzes speaks with co-directors Freddie Ashley and Martin Damien Wilkins about producing both parts of “Angels in American” onstage at Actor Express.
  • 21:16: Reitzes speaks with singers Christopher Dunham and Bryn Holdsworth about performing an adaptation of “The Magic Flute” designed for elementary, middle and high school students through Atlanta Opera’s studio tours.
  • 32:20: Reitzes speaks with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Battle.

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City Lights: ‘Lady Day,’ ‘Klook And Vinette’ And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:03: Lois Reitzes speaks with the team behind Theatrical Outfit’s production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”: Terry Burrell in studio, who portrays Lady Day, along with S. Renee Clark who is doing musical direction and director Eric Little.
  • 27:46: Reitzes speaks with chef Asha Gomez about her recent book “My Two Souths.”
  • 38:11: Reitzes speaks with Anoushka Lucas, who co-wrote the music and lyrics for Horizon Theatre’s “The Ballad of Klook and Vinette” along with Brittany Inge who plays the title character Vinette.

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