“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.

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City Lights: Audiobook Recording; Bluegrass; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:06: Shane Stephens, the Consul General of Ireland based here in Atlanta, speaks with Lois Reitzes about some upcoming St. Patrick’s Day events;
  • 17:33: Musician Nick DiSebastian talks with Gabbie Watts about the weekly bluegrass concert, Bluegrass & Beyond;
  • 30:45:  Reitzes speaks with iconic radio host Garrison Keillor about his upcoming appearance at the Cobb Energy Centre;
  • 40:01: On “Writer to Reader,” author Joshilyn Jackson explains how she got started in audiobook recording and takes you through the process.

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City Lights: Atlanta United; Chocolate; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:58: Author Chris Cleave talks with Lois Reitzes about his latest novel, “Everyone Brave is Forgiven”;
  • 24:32: Amy Kiley reports on the first Atlanta United game;
  • 29:40: Filmmaker Tim Shepard and Xocolatl’s Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt speak with Reitzes about the new documentary “Setting the Bar,” about the nation’s top craft-chocolate makers.

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City Lights: Cindy Wilson; ‘Hourglass’ at the High; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:58: Myke Johns speak with artist Daniel Arsham about his exhibit “Hourglass” at the High Museum.
  • 12:00: Puppeteers Alex Towers and Amy Sweeney speak with Reitzes about the Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of “Mighty Bug,” which closes this week.
  • 27:22: The B-52s’ Cindy Wilson and her collaborator Ryan Monahan talk with Reitzes about their recent EPs and upcoming album called “Change.”

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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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