“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

Out On Film Festival Goes Virtual

Lois Reitzes talks with Jim Farmer about this year’s virtual Out On Film Festival; curator and Welch School gallery director Cynthia Farnell and artist MaDora Frey about two exhibitions at Georgia State Univeristy’s Welch Gallery, “MaDora Frey: Stargaze” and “A Facsimile of Events”; Zach Lamplugh, writer and director of “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bigfoot”; and directors, Betsy West and Julie Cohen about “RBG,” a documentary that explores U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and her rise to the top.

City Lights: Cheshire Bridge Road; Opera Improv; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:52: Indian comedian Vir Das speaks with Lois Reitzes. He’s on a stand-up world tour that brings him through Atlanta this week;
  • 20:22: Producer Myke Johns takes a look at the Atlanta Opera’s 24 Hour Opera Project, which has partnered with Dad’s Garage this year;
  • 27:47: Amy Kiley reports on why a coalition of Atlanta’s largest arts and performance venues object to a bill that could bring casinos to Georgia.
  • 31:44: Atlanta photographer Teri Darnell talks with Reitzes about her 10-year project documenting Cheshire Bridge Road.

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City Lights: Victor Revels; St. David’s Day; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:06: Lois Reitzes speaks with BBC Radio Wales’ Roy Noble about St. David’s Day;
  • 12:49: Atlanta journalist and photographer Maura Friedman speaks with Myke Johns about her work featuring southeastern women responding to the Trump administration;
  • 29:34: Atlanta Symphony’s director of choruses Norman Mackenzie explains just how demanding Rachmaninoff’s Vespers is in advance of the Atlanta Symphony Broadcast of the work;
  • 36:20: Producer Gabbie Watts takes a tour of the burgeoning arts district on Broad Street with its biggest advocate Victor Revels, who is also homeless.

City Lights: Oscar-Nominated Music; AJMF; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:38: Atlanta Jewish Music Festival director Russell Gottschalk and Atlanta musician Nick Edelstein talk with Lois Reitzes about this years’ festival, which kicks off this Thursday.
  • 19:50: Amy Kiley visited a group of Atlanta Public School students singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and asked what the song means to them today.
  • 25:14: Music contributor Scott Stewart and Reitzes take a look at the music that won at the Academy Awards and the music that was nominated.

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City Lights: ‘Cross Country’; Food News; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:40: The High Museum’s curator of American art, Stephanie Heydt, and curator of folk and self-taught Art, Katie Jentleson, speak with Lois Reitzes about the new exhibit, “Cross Country”;
  • 20:52: Kiki Wilson, the executive producer behind “Robert Shaw – Man Of Many Voices,” speaks with Reitzes about the film about the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s former conductor;
  • 34:33: “City Lights’” diva of delicious Mara Davis talks food news with Reitzes.

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City Lights: James Baldwin; Tropical Music; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:41: Lois Reitzes discusses the news that the city of Atlanta has pledged $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign;
  • 3:11: “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and actor Trevante Rhodes speak with Reitzes about the film, which has been nominated for several Academy Awards including best picture;
  • 16:26: Myke Johns visited the Atlanta Photography Group to talk about their annual Push Pin Show.
  • 25:51: ArtsATL Executive Editor Laura Relyea and “City Lights” lead producer Erin Wright discuss the latest in local arts and culture news;
  • 30:30: Reitzes speaks with documentarian Raoul Peck about his Academy Award-nominated film, “I Am Not Your Negro”;
  • 39:45: Gabbie Watts talks with musician Madeline Adams about a tropical-themed art and music event at the Mammal Gallery this weekend.

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City Lights: ‘Exit Strategy’; Book Tours; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:48: Core Dance Artistic Director Sue Schroeder speaks with Lois Reitzes about their production looking at life inside Japanese internment camps, “Life Interrupted”;
  • 18:55: On this week’s “Writer to Reader,” best-selling novelist Joshilyn Jackson explains exactly what happens on a pre-sale tour;
  • 27:50: Director John Dillon and playwright Ike Holter talk with Lois Reitzes about “Exit Strategy,” which opens at True Colors Theatre this week.

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