“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: Alvin Ailey Dance; Matisyahu; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:29: Mara Davis speaks with hip-hop and reggae singer Matisyahu about his new album and spirituality;
  • 17:21: Amy Kiley reports on how two Atlanta companies have made philanthropy a part of their business model;
  • 21:52: Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle speaks with Lois Reitzes about the dance company’s expansion in Atlanta and some of his new choreography work.

City Lights: Alice Hoffman; ‘Troubadour’; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”

  • 2:19: Musician Kristian Bush and playwright Janece Shaffer talk with Lois Reitzes their musical “Troubadour,” which opens at the Alliance Theatre next week;
  • 23:19: Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles talks about his second career as a children’s book author;
  • 33:10: Author Alice Hoffman discusses her latest novel, “Faithful.”

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City Lights: Winter Comfort Foods; Paste Magazine; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:02: Paste Magazine co-founder and editor-in-chief Josh Jackson talks with Lois Reitzes about their recent announcement that they will expand their coverage and have quarterly print issues;
  • 20:01: Producer Myke Johns speaks with Victoria Camblin, editor of Atlanta-based Art Papers, about the magazines’ 40th anniversary;
  • 31:57: “City Lights” Diva of Delicious Mara Davis talks with Lois Reitzes about the best comfort foods to stock up on in case of another “snow storm.”

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City Lights: Chris Thile; Roman GianArthur; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:41: Musician Roman GianArthur talks with Lois Reitzes about working as a musician in Atlanta and being part of Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Arts Society;
  • 19:10: New “A Prairie Home Companion” host Chris Thile speaks with Lois Reitzes about taking over the show;
  • 31:31: Georgia State University literature professor Pearl McHaney talks about an upcoming lecture and reading series focusing on empathy. 

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City Lights: Cheshire Bridge; Hidden South; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:27: Atlanta photographer Teri Darnell discusses her project “Crossing Cheshire Bridge” with Lois Reitzes;
  • 18:10: Atlanta photographer Brent Walker talks with Myke Johns about his work photographing homeless people in the South;
  • 31:30: Filmmaker and preservationist Bret Wood and film professor Matthew Bernstein talk with Lois Reitzes about a box set that feature early films by African Americans;
  • 46:14: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht tells us this week’s theater events

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City Lights: Children’s Books And Human Rights; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:00: Georgia State law professor Jonathan Todres talks with Lois Reitzes about his research on how children’s literature can inform human rights;
  • 20:02: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht lists some upcoming events in Atlanta this week;
  • 20:41: Paideia’s elementary school librarian Natalie Bernstein talks with Lois Reitzes gives some reading tips for kids;
  • 28:13: Comic actor Henry Winkler and author Lin Oliver discuss their book series “Here’s Hank” with Lois Reitzes.

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