“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

David Driskell At The High

Lois Reitzes talks with Leatrice Ellzy about her time at Hammonds House Museum as well as her move to senior director of programming at the Apollo Theatre in New York; Matt Paxton about the new PBS series “Legacy List,” which airs every Wednesday at 5PM on ATL-PBA; and High Museum curator Michael Rooks about David Driskell’s first posthumous exhibition, “Icons of Nature and History” on view through May 9th.

City Lights: Alton Brown; Book Clubs; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 2:02: Alton Brown discusses his traveling culinary variety show, which he’s bringing to the Fox Theater this weekend, with contributor Mara Davis;
  • 18:25: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist Laura Ardan reminisces about famed conductor Robert Shaw’s grandfatherly side;
  • 29:13: Curbed Atlanta editor Michael Kahn explains the newly-proposed idea of building a park over Georgia State Route 400;
  • 37:03: Best-selling Atlanta writer Joshilyn Jackson talks about what happens when she gets invited to book clubs in the latest “Writer to Reader”;
  • 46:37: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrect previews what’s going on this week on Atlanta’s stages.

City Lights: Eric Carle’s Art; Howard Shore; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:37: High Museum curators Virginia Shearer and Ginia Sweeney explain the depth in children’s book illustrator Eric Carle’s colorful drawings;
  • 18:44: As part of WABE’s celebration of conductor Robert Shaw, we air a 1972 interview between Shaw and radio host Albert Petrak;
  • 29:02: Scott Stewart pays tribute to the film composer Howard Shore, whose work includes “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Lord of the Rings” series.

City Lights: Ravel And Debussy; Mom’s Garage; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:49: John Haberlen, former director of the School of Music and professor emeritus of Music at Georgia State University, talks about conductor Robert Shaw’s influence on his life and career; 
  • 12:24: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Thomas Søndergård discusses the mixture of Spanish and French styles in classical music;
  • 26:24: The performers at Dad’s … or is it Mom’s Garage … remark on their rather unorthodox decision to change the company’s format;
  • 32:49: Unlicensed pet psychologists Doc and Nick investigate your pet’s nightmares on another episode of “Paw Tawk”;
  • 38:00: Contributor Mara Davis and host emeritus Steve Goss preview the weekend’s best concerts on “Mara’s Music Mix.”

City Lights: Why Music Education Matters And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:00: Contributor Scott Stewart and composer William Pitts make the case for music education in schools;
  • 28:50: Lois Reitzes kicks off WABE, ArtsATL and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Robert Shaw centenary celebration with her perspective on what the composer meant to the city of Atlanta.

City Lights: Art Meets Science; Spring Soundtracks; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:51: Gabbie Watts visits the Galloway School in Buckhead, where students are learning about science through hands-on art;
  • 7:40: Scott Stewart previews the soundtracks of this spring’s movie releases;
  • 25:42: Contributor Mara Davis and host emeritus Steve Goss preview the weekend’s best concerts in a new edition of “Mara’s Music Mix.”

City Lights: The Education Of Henry Winkler; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:58: Actor and author Henry Winkler and co-author Lin Oliver discuss their “Here’s Hank” book series geared towards children with dyslexia;
  • 22:16: Matthew Guard, artistic director of the Skylark Vocal Ensemble, talks about the group’s new conceptual album, “Crossing Over.”

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