“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.

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City Lights: John Hodgman; Foodie Gift Picks; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes:”

  • 1:33: Mara Davis joins Lois Reitzes to talk about her foodie gift picks for this holiday season.
  • 19:07: Reitzes speaks with comedian and author John Hodgman about his new book “Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches”
  • 33:34: Myke Johns speaks with members of the collective Future Dead Artists about their new studio and gallery space in southwest Atlanta. Their exhibit currently on view is “Thankful.”
  • 40:25: Reitzes speaks with WABE host emeritus Steve Goss about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inductees for 2018.

City Lights: Bobby Rush; Sara Tiana; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:18: Comedian and Atlanta-native Sarah Tiana talks with Lois Reitzes in advance of her run at the Punchline Comedy Club.
  • 19:28: Reitzes speaks with comedian Chris Fleming in advance of his performance at the Plaza Theatre on Sunday.
  • 35:58: Reitzes speaks with blues legend Bobby Rush about his career in advance of his performance for the Royal Blues Holiday Celebration for Prostate Cancer Awareness at the Vista Room.

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City Lights: Ruby Velle; Mike Birbiglia; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:15: Lois Reitzes speaks with Ruby Velle, Scott Clayton and Spencer Garn of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics about their new single “Broken Woman” and their upcoming album “State of All Things.”
  • 24:02: Reitzes speaks with SCAD FASH director Rafael Gomes and Operations Manager Rachel Evans about their exhibit featuring the work of Guo Pei.
  • 37:20: Reitzes speaks with comedian Mike Birbiglia about his show that he’ll be performing in Atlanta this weekend called “The New One.”

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City Lights: Best TV Of 2017; Lilly Hiatt; And Norman Lear

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:10: Paste Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and co-founder Josh Jackson talks with Lois Reitzes about his staff’s picks for the top TV shows this year.
  • 28:07: Musician Lilly Hiatt speaks with Myke Johns about her new album “Trinity Lane,” which has topped end-of-year lists.
  • 45:36: Reitzes speaks with legendary television producer and writer Norman Lear.

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City Lights: New Public Art; ‘The Santaland Diaries’; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:08: Lois Reitzes speaks with  two of the members of the team that has acquired new public art for Atlanta through the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond: Lisa Cremin, chairwoman of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, and Victoria Camblin, editor of Art Papers.
  • 20:09: Actor and playwright Topher Payne speaks with Reitzes about taking over the lead of the misanthropic department store elf in Horizon Theatre’s annual “The Santaland Diaries.”
  • 32:51: Reitzes speaks with singer and trumpeter Joe Gransden about his new Christmas album “The Christmas Song.”

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City Lights: 2017 Book Picks; Libby Whittemore; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:02: Writer, author and WABE contributor Gail O’Neill and host Lois Reitzes bring us their favorite books of 2017.
  • 25:58: Lois interviews local author Joshilyn Jackson about her book “The Almost Sisters.”
  • 38:06: Libby Whittemore talks about her years singing cabaret on Atlanta’s stages, as well as her annual holiday show at Actor’s Express.

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