“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: 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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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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