“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: Remembering Composer Jerry Goldsmith And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:17: Local architect Michael Kahn explains the concept of the “urban burb,” which may seem like an oxymoron but isn’t;
  • 7:49 Contributor Scott Stewart remembers film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith, whose work ranged from “The Waltons” to “Looney Toons: Back in Action.”

City Lights: ‘Tickling Dixie’; A Flooded Piano; And More

Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:15: Pianist Hélène Grimaud speaks with Lois Reitzes about her new album, “Water,” and how her environmental activism played a role in creating the work;
  • 11:10: Lois Reitzes continues her conversation with author Dawn Tripp, whose new book “Georgia” examines the passionate yet tumultuous relationship between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz;
  • 23:02: Dr. Regina Bradley recounts an unexpected revelation about her race, her Southern upbringing and her piano playing in a story titled “Tickling Dixie.”

City Lights: Georgia O’Keeffe; Atlanta Concerts; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:19: Author Dawn Tripp speaks with Lois Reitzes about her new novel “Georgia,” a fictionalized account of famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s relationship with photographer and art promoter Alfred Stieglitz;
  • 21:15: Atlanta restaurateur Doria Roberts recommends a childhood book that changed how she saw herself on “Page-Turners”;
  • 28:01: Mara Davis and host emeritus Steve Goss preview upcoming Atlanta concerts on “Mara’s Music Mix.”

City Lights: Atlanta’s Best New Music Releases And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 00:22 Myke Johns and Guillermo Castro, managing editor of Immersive Atlanta, preview some of the best February music releases from Atlanta- and Athens-area bands;
  • 09:16 Gabbie Watts reports on Atlanta film series Film Love’s examination of an enigmatic figure in the experimental film movement, Jane Wodening.

City Lights: Art At The Swan House; Storytelling; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

City Lights: Hollywood Romance; ‘Tuskegee Heirs’; And More

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 0:26: Contributor Dr. Scott Stewart takes a look at some of the greatest cinematic love themes;
  • 22:35: Stephannie Stokes interviews Atlanta illustrator Marcus Williams and children’s book author Greg Burnham about their new science fiction comic “Tuskegee Heirs”;
  • 33:41: Alvin Ailey dancer Jacqueline Green discusses the life-changing day she joined the company and her favorite, umbrella-carrying role.

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