“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: Art Smith; ‘Million Dollar Quarter’; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:33: Chef Art Smith joins Lois Reitzes to talk about cooking, his humanitarian work and the culture and food of the South;
  • 29:40: ArtsATL executive editor Laura Relyea and producer Erin Wright have the latest Atlanta arts and culture news on “ArtsCast”;
  • 33:11: Atlanta PlanIt gives a rundown of what’s happening this week in theater;
  • 34:51: Reitzes talks with two members of The Atlanta Lyric Theatre, actor Ethan Parker and actor and director Chris Damiano about their new production of “Million Dollar Quartet.”

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City Lights: Art Smith; ‘Million Dollar Quartet’; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:33: Chef Art Smith joins Lois Reitzes to talk about cooking, his humanitarian work and the culture and food of the South;
  • 29:40: ArtsATL executive editor Laura Relyea and producer Erin Wright have the latest Atlanta arts and culture news on “ArtsCast”;
  • 33:11: Atlanta PlanIt gives a rundown of what’s happening this week in theater;
  • 34:51: Reitzes talks with two members of The Atlanta Lyric Theatre, actor Ethan Parker and actor and director Chris Damiano about their new production of “Million Dollar Quartet.”

City Lights: Burns Day; Heroic Orphans; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:23: Lois Reitzes talks with actress Maria Mamona and writer, director and producer Ryszard Bugajski about the film “Blindness,” which is being shown at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival;
  • 19:21: Commentator Joshilyn Jackson examines the recurring trope of the “hero-orphan” found in fiction in “Writer to Reader”;
  • 29:08: Scotsman Hamish Caldwell joins Reitzes to talk about Burns Day, a holiday celebrated in Scotland to honor Scottish poet Robert Burns.

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City Lights: Benjamin Grosvenor; Outkast Class; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:30: Musical duo 9 String Theory talk with Erin Wright about the group and their upcoming show featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla;
  • 18:05: Myke Johns speaks with hip-hop scholar Regina Bradley about her class on Outkast that she is currently teaching at Armstrong State University;
  • 31:40: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor talks with Lois Reitzes about his new album “Homages.”

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City Lights: ‘Atlanta’; ‘Adventures Of Mighty Bug’; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:50: Lois Reitzes speaks with National Black Arts Festival Executive Director Grace Stanislaus about recent education initiatives within the organization;
  • 14:50: Producer Myke Johns speaks with Dr. Regina Bradley about TV show “Atlanta” winning two Golden Globes awards and what that means;
  • 24:46: Puppeteers Alex Towers and Amy Sweeney speak with Lois Reitzes about the Center For Puppetry Arts’ upcoming production of “The Adventures of Mighty Bug” and play some bug trivia.

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City Lights: Noise Ordinances; Joan Kroc; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:03: Author Lisa Napoli speaks with Lois Reitzes about her recent book “Ray & Joan: the Man Who Made The McDonald’s Fortune And The Woman Who Gave It All Away”;
  • 33:53: Amy Kiley reports on a proposed city ordinance to regulate new recording spaces;
  • 36:47: Actors Brenda Porter and Karen Howell, along with director Shannon Eubanks, discuss their play “Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance Is Required.”

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