“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

David Driskell At The High

Lois Reitzes talks with Leatrice Ellzy about her time at Hammonds House Museum as well as her move to senior director of programming at the Apollo Theatre in New York; Matt Paxton about the new PBS series “Legacy List,” which airs every Wednesday at 5PM on ATL-PBA; and High Museum curator Michael Rooks about David Driskell’s first posthumous exhibition, “Icons of Nature and History” on view through May 9th.

City Lights: Julie Goldman; Jared Yates Sexton; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:10: Comedian Julie Goldman talks with Lois Reitzes about her career in comedy in television in advance of her performance at Out Front Theatre on Dec. 30.
  • 17:24: Georgia-based writer and creative writing professor at Georgia Southern University Jared Yates Sexton speaks with Myke Johns about his book “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore.”
  • 31:19: Reitzes speaks with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ Artistic Director Jon Lud about their 8th annual production of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which closes New Year’s Eve.
  • 40:26: Reitzes speaks with actor and playwright Topher Payne about taking over the role of Elf Crumpet in Horizon Theatre’s annual production of “The Santaland Diaries,” which closes New Year’s Eve.

City Lights: The Bitter Southerner; Stuart Huff; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:10: The Bitter Southerner co-founders Chuck Reece and Kyle Tibbs Jones talk with Lois Reitzes about their collection “The Bitter Southerner Reader Volume One.”
  • 27:26: Longtime jazz and blues host H. Johnson narrates a retellings of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Myke Johns.
  • 37:20: Reitzes speaks with Atlanta-based comedian Stewart Huff, who performs at the Punchline Comedy Club this weekend.

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City Lights: John Driskell Hopkins; Larkin Poe; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes:”

  • 1:08: Sister duo Megan and Rececca Lovell talk with Lois Reitzes about their band Larkin Poe, which perform at Terminal West tonight, and their new album “Peach.”
  • 11:48: Atlanta Film Critics Circle co-founders Felicia Feaster and Michael Clark talk with Reitzes about their picks for the best films of the year.
  • 34:45: Reitzes speaks with John Driskell Hopkins, one of the founding member of the Zac Brown Band, about his second Christmas album, which he recorded with the Joe Gransden Big Band. It’s called “You Better Watch Out!”

City Lights: Shakespeare On Draught; CDC Museum; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes:”

  • 1:15: Lois Reitzes speaks with Louise Shaw, who curated the exhibit “EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will” at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum along with Judy Gantt, the museum’s director.
  • 20:50: Myke Johns visits theater company Shakespeare on Draught, which sets the Bard’s plays inside bars.
  • 29:01: Adam Koplan, director of Flying Carpet Theatre, unpacks two songs with Reitzes from the Great American Songbook: “It’s Only A Paper Moon” and “My Favorite Things.”

City Lights: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Best of Children’s Lit; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:20: Lois Reitzes speaks with the lead actor Jessenia Ingram and Patrick Wade of “Heidi,” now on stage at Synchronicity Theatre.
  • 20:18: Reitzes speaks with Paideia librarian Natalie Bernstein about some of her favorite books for kids that came out in 2017.
  • 39:46: Reitzes speaks with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ Artistic Director Jon Ludwig about their annual production “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and upcoming show “Rainforest Adventures.”

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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.

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