City Lights with Lois Reitzes "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 theatre, 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.
City Lights with Lois Reitzes

City Lights with Lois Reitzes

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"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 theatre, 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.

Most Recent Episodes

City Lights: Atlanta Jazz Fest; Donald Runnicles Conducts The ASO; And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:56: With the Atlanta Jazz Festival coming up this weekend, Lois Reitzes speaks with Camille Russell, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and singer/songwriter Brenda Nichole Moorer to discuss what to expect at Piedmont Park. 18:17: Reitzes talks with musicians Nicholas Lin and Lucy Gelber about the Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition and Awards Concert, taking place May 26 at Spivey Hall. 29:20: Maestro Donald Runnicles sits down with Reitzes to talk about the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's upcoming program of French works. Runnicles conducts the ASO May 25. The post City Lights: Atlanta Jazz Fest; Donald Runnicles Conducts The ASO; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Atlanta Jazz Fest; Donald Runnicles Conducts The ASO; And More

City Lights: Rhonda Ross; "The Cake" At Horizon Theatre; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:39: Lois Reitzes talks with singer/songwriter Rhonda Ross about her American musical legacy. A child of Motown, Ross is in town for the Atlanta Jazz Festival, where she'll perform with her husband, pianist Rodney Kendrick on May 25. 20:54: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano joins Reitzes for a discussion about the ASO's upcoming broadcast featuring Mozart and Verdi. You can listen to the ASO broadcast May 26 at 8 PM on WABE. 35:47: "The Cake" is a play about a small town who is called upon by her best friend's daughter to make a wedding cake for her and her bride. Lead actor Marcie Millard and director Lauren Morris join Reitzes to talk about the production at Horizon Theatre, onstage through June 23. The post City Lights: Rhonda Ross; "The Cake" At Horizon Theatre; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "The Tubman Command"; Dali At Oglethorpe University

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:45: Lois Reitzes speaks with Professor Elizabeth Cobbs about her book "The Tubman Command," which chronicles the work of Harriet Tubman as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. Cobbs will speak about the book on May 22 at the DeKalb Historical Society in Decatur. 37:02: Elizabeth Peterson, director of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, talks with Reitzes about the life of Salvador Dali and their exhibit, "Stairway to Heaven," featuring the work of the surrealist artist. The exhibit will be on view through August 31. The post City Lights: "The Tubman Command"; Dali At Oglethorpe University appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Finster Fest; "Hair Love"; And Open Studios At The Atlanta Contemporary

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:20: Host Lois Reitzes speaks with Howard Pousner and Tina Cox of the Paradise Garden Foundation about the life and work of Georgia-based folk artist Howard Finster. The annual Finster Fest is happening over Memorial Day weekend at Paradise Garden in Summerville. 18:27: Author Matthew Cherry and illustrator Vashti Harrison talk with producer Myke Johns about their book "Hair Love." The story, which follows a young black girl named Zuri, her hair which "has a mind of its own," and her father is available now. 40:01: The Atlanta Contemporary's Open Studios event takes place May 23 at 7 p.m. Visitors will be able to talk with artists, view their studios, and even buy art. Reitzes talks with Veronica Kessenich, executive director of the Contemporary, and Sonya Yong James, a studio artist at the Contemporary, about the event. The post City Lights: Finster Fest; "Hair Love"; And Open Studios At The Atlanta Contemporary appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Finster Fest; "Hair Love"; And Open Studios At The Atlanta Contemporary

City Lights: Producer Myke Johns Looks Back On 13 Years At WABE

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes" we listen back to just a few of the stories that came from producer Myke Johns over the 13 years he has been at WABE. Johns departs for a new opportunity at the end of this week: 1:13: Producer Myke Johns goes on a drop with local artist Catlanta. 6:14: John visits the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center's Art Ministry, which offers art classes to homeless men. 14:42: Johns explores the folklore, urban legends and actual history surrounding Al Capone's time in Atlanta. 22:37: In 2009 the Decatur Book Fest hosted a wrestling match between author Michael Muhammad Knight and wrestler Abdullah the Butcher. Johns was ringside to cover the event. 27:40: Johns reports on an outlandish bit of audience disruption at Atlanta's Shakespeare Tavern. 33:40: National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, takes place every November. In 2013, Johns followed two participating writers through the month. 41:33: Dad's Garage improvisers remember the worst scene that has ever been performed on their stage, a nightmare that involved Genghis Kahn, France and a lot of booing. 49:35: Johns thanks listeners for the past 13 years at WABE and briefly chats with Rose Scott, host of "Closer Look," about his time at the station. The post City Lights: Producer Myke Johns Looks Back On 13 Years At WABE appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: WABE's 'Bottom Of The Map' Podcast; Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 2:03: Myke Johns talks with Dr. Regina Bradley and Christina Lee, co-hosts of the new podcast "Bottom of the Map" from WABE and PRX, about the show and its subject, Southern hip-hop. The first episode of "Bottom of the Map" comes out on May 20. The trailer is available now. 39:39: Lois Reitzes sits down with John Welker, co-founder and director of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre to talk about their current season and the makings of the group. Terminus performs "Roam" at Deer Hollow at Serenbe in Newnan on May 18, 19 and 25. The post City Lights: WABE's 'Bottom Of The Map' Podcast; Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: WABE's 'Bottom Of The Map' Podcast; Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

City Lights: Amanda Palmer; "A View From The Bridge" At Marietta's New Theatre In The Square

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:09: Myke Johns talks with artist Amanda Palmer about her work in music from The Dresden Dolls and her solo albums, including her latest, "There Will Be No Intermission." Palmer plays the Cobb Energy Center on May 17. 34:28: Director Prodan Dimov sits down with Johns for a discussion of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," now playing at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square through May 26. The post City Lights: Amanda Palmer; "A View From The Bridge" At Marietta's New Theatre In The Square appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Amanda Palmer; "A View From The Bridge" At Marietta's New Theatre In The Square

City Lights: "Ad Nauseam" At Dad's Garage; "Infinite Worlds" Sci-Fi Magazine; And More

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:23: Myke Johns speaks with writer and director Megan Leahy and cast member Leslie Johnson about "Ad Nauseam," a new original comedy at Dad's Garage Theatre Company. The work is onstage at Dad's Garage through June 1. 15:39: Winston Ward talks with Johns about his new sci-fi magazine, "Infinite Worlds." Volume one will be released with a party at Criminal Records on May 18. 33:37 Johns talks with Dan White, saxophonist in the jazz-fusion, horn-forward band "Huntertones." The group is performing throughout Georgia for a week, starting at the Ritz Theatre in Taccoa on May 16. The post City Lights: "Ad Nauseam" At Dad's Garage; "Infinite Worlds" Sci-Fi Magazine; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Ad Nauseam" At Dad's Garage; "Infinite Worlds" Sci-Fi Magazine; And More

City Lights: Musician Ruby Velle; Playwright Topher Payne; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:05: Myke Johns talks with Ansley Whipple, project manager of Woodruff Park, about the "Live from Woodruff Park" concert series. Ruby Velle also joins in to play live in the studio and talk about her music. Ruby Velle and the Trio perform at the park on May 29. 18:09: Dr. Martha Shaw, a founder of the Spivey Hall Children's Choir Program, sits down with Lois Reitzes for a discussion of the choir, her career in music and the power of the human voice. The Spivey Hall Children's Choir's Spring recitals are on May 17, 18 and 19 at Spivey Hall. 35:11: Playwright, director and screenwriter Topher Payne joins Johns to talk about his 20th year in Atlanta and his upcoming live performance podcast. The post City Lights: Musician Ruby Velle; Playwright Topher Payne; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Opera Singer Stephanie Blythe; Georgia On My Screen; And More

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes:" 1:23: Lois Reitzes talks with world-renown opera singer Stephanie Blythe about being a cross-over artist, performing everything from Handel to Wagner and contemporary to classic American music. Blythe will perform songs from the Great American Songbook with the Atlanta Opera May 18 at 8 p.m. 23:24: Painter Amy Sherald joins Reitzes for a conversation about painting First Lady Michelle Obama's official portrait, race in art, and winning 2018's Driskell Prize. 39:27: Myke Johns talks with Carla Ledgerwood from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum about their new exhibit "Georgia On My Screen" and the rise of the film industry in Georgia. The post City Lights: Opera Singer Stephanie Blythe; Georgia On My Screen; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Opera Singer Stephanie Blythe; Georgia On My Screen; And More

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