“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: Idina Menzel; Atlanta Junk Food; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:03: It’s National Junk Food Day, so “City Lights’” Diva of Delicious Mara Davis speaks with Lois Reitzes about the best high calorie treats in Atlanta;
  • 12:06: Singing superstar Idina Menzel speaks with Reitzes in advance of her concert at the Fox Theatre this weekend;
  • 19:43: Director Tony Brown and actor Dani Herd talk with Reitzes about The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream”;
  • 38:47: ​Paideia librarian Natalie Bernstein takes Reitzes through the most compelling children’s literature for summer and makes the case for reading picture books. 

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City Lights: ‘Good Hair’; The Coathangers; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:48 “Blackberry Daze” director and playwright Thomas W. Jones II and lead actor TC Carson speak with Lois Reitzes about the production, which is now on stage at Horizon Theatre;
  • 20:25: Filmmakers and actors Catherine Dee Holly and Fray Ford talk with Reitzes about their short “Good Hair,” which was accepted into the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival;
  • 30:27: Atlanta band The Coathangers give a tour of their favorite spot in the city: Ria’s Bluebird;
  • 35:46 Reitzes speaks with Eric Little, the director of True Colors Theatre’s production of “Between Riverside and Crazy,” and actor Earl Billings.

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City Lights: National Youth Orchestra; ‘STEP’; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:47: Director Amanda Lipitz talks with Lois Reitzes about her documentary “STEP”;
  • 21:49: Atlanta teens Mekhi Gladden and Christopher Chung speak with Gabbie Watts about participating in the National Youth Orchestra this summer;
  • 31:42: Music contributor Scott Stewart reviews this year’s summer soundtracks with Reitzes.

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City Lights: Pianist Stephen Hough; Pony League; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:40: Lois Reitzes speaks with Director Rick Lombardo along with actors Juan Carlos Unzueta and Kylie Brown about Actors’ Express production of “Little Shop of Horrors”;
  • 24:10: Atlanta band Pony League’s Gus Fernandez talks about his song about former baseball player Rick Ankiel;
  • 31:39: Reitzes speaks with pianist and Renaissance man Stephen Hough in advance of the broadcast of his performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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City Lights: ‘Designing Justice’; Faith Salie; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:50: Lois Reitzes speaks with Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me panelist, comedian, and actor Faith Salie about her book “Approval Junkie.”
  • 29:34: Poster artist Luba Lukova speaks with Reitzes about “Designing Justice,” Lukova’s exhibit now on view at MODA.
  • 40:22: Author Dawn Tripp talks with Reitzes about her novel “Georgia,” based on the life of Georgia O’Keeffe.

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City Lights: George Gershwin; ‘Auto Eater’; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:54: As part of “City Lights’” series on the Great American Songbook, director Adam Koplan joins Lois Reitzes to talk about George Gershwin and the Jazz Age;
  • 28:51: Midtown Alliance’s Director of Urban Design Ginny Kennedy and artists Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle talk with Reitzes about their new sculpture at the corner of Tenth Street and Peachtree Street;
  • 39:40: Travel and food writer Sucheta Rawal speaks with Reitzes about her third children’s book, “Beato Goes To Indonesia,” about a world-traveling cat.

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