“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: Frankenstein Anthology And Norwegian Improv Theater

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:08: Lois Reitzes speaks with actress and improviser Camilla Frey, who is joining Dad’s Garage this weekend for their new show “Improv Idol” from her native Norway.
  • 20:34: Reitzes speaks with Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller about “Frankenstein: How A Monster Became An Icon,” an anthology they edited in celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary.

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City Lights: Lorraine Hansberry Documentary And ‘Comedy Of Errors’

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:04: Lois Reitzes speaks with filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain about her documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.”
  • 32:38: Reitzes speaks with director Jaclyn Hofmann and actor J.L. Reed about Shakespeare Tavern’s production of “Comedy of Errors.”

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City Lights: Steve Earle; ‘Making Africa’; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:06: Lois Reitzes speaks with Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, who is featured in the High Museum of Art’s exhibit “Making Africa: A Continent Of Contemporary Design.”
  • 23:03: Myke Johns talks with the collective Future Dead Artists about their exhibit “Thanksful,” on view at Fort McPherson through Jan. 13.
  • 29:39: Musician Steve Earle talks with Reitzes about his new album “So You Wannabe An Outlaw.”

City Lights: Literature On Stage And Lyrical Innovations In Hip Hop

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:05: Georgia State University Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature Pearl McHaney speaks with Lois Reitzes about this year’s Southern Writers On Stage, which pairs literature and theater. This year’s theme is “Beyond Black and White.”
  • 18:27: Reitzes speaks with Flying Carpet Theatre’s Adam Koplan about the linguistic innovations in hip hop and contemporary pop music.

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City Lights: 2018 Food Trends And Rosemary Clooney Musical

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:14: Lois Reitzes speaks with New York Times food correspondent Kim Severson about this year’s food trends.
  • 31:47: Reitzes speaks with actors and singers Rachel Sorsa and Mark Cabus and director James Donadio about Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s production of “Tenderly,” a musical about Rosemary Clooney’s life.

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City Lights: Oliver Jeffers; ‘Twelfth Night’; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:13: Film music contributor Dr. Scott Stewart and Lois Reitzes discuss a sampling of recent soundtracks from “Star Wars,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Ferdinand,” and “The Shape of Water.”
  • 23:35: Reitzes speaks with Oliver Jeffers wrote about his poignant sort-of “users’ guide” for terrestrial newcomers: “Here We Are: Notefamed children’s book author and illustrators for Living on Planet Earth”
  • 35:31: Reitzes speaks with the Associate Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Justin Anderson about his time in Tirana, Albania where he directed a production of “Twelfth Night.”

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