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: AJFF On Campus; Mary Poppins At City Springs Theatre; David Oyelowo

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:22: Lois Reitzes talks with Matthew Bernstein about "AJFF On Campus," a three-day festival at Emory University that acts as a mini version of the full Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. "AJFF On Campus" starts on Sept. 15. 16:50: Greg London and Kerri Conte of City Springs Theatre joins Reitzes to talk about their production of "Mary Poppins." The musical runs through Sept. 22. 27:49: Reitzes speaks with actor David Oyelowo about his new film, "Don't Let Go." The post City Lights: AJFF On Campus; Mary Poppins At City Springs Theatre; David Oyelowo appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: AJFF On Campus; Mary Poppins At City Springs Theatre; David Oyelowo

City Lights: "Revival" At The Fox Theatre; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:32: Lois Reitzes talks with Leigh Burns, director of the Fox Theatre Institute about their upcoming event "Revival: Celebrating Georgia's Historic Theatres." The concert takes place on Sept. 13 and will feature Georgia-based musicians on stage to support historic preservation of theatres in the state. 9:44: Atlanta-based musician Michelle Malone joins Reitzes to talk about her time playing music, perform a song in studio, and talk about the importance of historic theatres. Malone will perform at the Fox Theatre as part of "Revival" on Sept. 13. 24:34: Reitzes sits down with musician Kevn Kinney to discuss his role hosting "Revival" and playing music with his band Drivin N Cryin. 39:33: Violinist Joshua Bell talks about his recording "For the Love of Brahms." Bell will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to launch the group's 75th season Sept. 20-22. The post City Lights: "Revival" At The Fox Theatre; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Country Music" From Ken Burns; Celebrating Georgia's Historic Theatres; And More

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:00: Lois Reitzes talks with Beverly Bass and Becky Gulsvig about the Broadway musical "Come From Away." Inspired by the life of Bass, the first female captain and third female pilot for American Airlines. Reitzes speaks with Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey about the new Ken Burns documentary, "Country Music." The film chronicles the history and evolution of the uniquely American art form. "Country Music" will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 15 on ATL PBA. Patterson Hood, lead singer of Drive-By Truckers, joins Reitzes to discuss the upcoming "Revival" concert at the Fox Theatre. The show, featuring Georgia-based musicians, is a celebration of the state's historic theatres. "Revival" is at the Fox Theatre on Sept. 13. The post City Lights: "Country Music" From Ken Burns; Celebrating Georgia's Historic Theatres; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Country Music" From Ken Burns; Celebrating Georgia's Historic Theatres; And More

City Lights: Chamber Music At Emory; "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"; Atlanta Opera's Upcoming Season

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:20: Lois Reitzes talks with Emory professor and pianist Will Ransom about the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta's upcoming season of free concerts. 19:25: James Donadio and Kate Donadio MacQueen speak with Reitzes about Georgia Ensemble Theatre's production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof." The show opens Sept. 12. 34:26: Reitzes discusses the Atlanta Opera's 2019-2020 season with Tomer Zvulun. The season will feature classics like "Madame Butterfly" and "Porgy and Bess" as well as new works like "Frida," which is based on the life of Frida Kahlo. The post City Lights: Chamber Music At Emory; "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"; Atlanta Opera's Upcoming Season appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Chamber Music At Emory; "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"; Atlanta Opera's Upcoming Season

City Lights: "In My Granny's Garden"; NEXT; Hammonds House Honros

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:44: Musician OK Cello and Faith Carmichael of NEXT sit down with Reitzes to discuss the quarterly salon and documentary series that features Atlanta artists. NEXT's upcoming event will take place on Sept. 13. 18:21: Reitzes talks with artist Tina Dunkley and Hammonds House Museum executive director Leatrice Ellzy about the inaugural Hammonds House Honors, which celebrates excellence in Black visual art. Dunkley will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Southwest Arts Center Sept. 12. 32:41: Lois Reitzes talks with playwright Pearl Cleage and writer Zaron Burnett, Jr. about their new children's book "In My Granny's Garden." The post City Lights: "In My Granny's Garden"; NEXT; Hammonds House Honros appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: John McCutcheon; Johnta Austin; "Conceal And Carry" At Out Of Hand Theater

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:12: Lois Reitzes talks with folksinger/songwriter John McCutcheon about his career playing music and his support of Kids In Need of Defense, an organization that works with unaccompanied migrant children. 21:34: Grammy award-winning Atlanta songwriter Johnta Austin joins Reitzes to talk about writing music for Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige, as well as his debut album, "Love, Sex & Religion." 36:00: The play "Conceal and Carry" looks at gun ownership in the age of mass shootings through the eyes of a liberal gun owner. Reitzes talks with Lee Osorio and Haddon Kime about Out of Hand Theater's production of "Conceal and Carry," which starts Sept. 6. The post City Lights: John McCutcheon; Johnta Austin; "Conceal And Carry" At Out Of Hand Theater appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: John McCutcheon; Johnta Austin; "Conceal And Carry" At Out Of Hand Theater

City Lights: "Our Town" And "The Laramie Project" At Theatrical Outfit; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:25: Lois Reitzes talks with Clifton Guterman and David Crowe of Theatrical Outfit about their productions of "Our Town," open now, and "The Laramie Project," opening Sept. 12. Both plays run through Sept. 29. 15:51: Reitzes talks with members of Atlanta's professional chamber choir, Coro Vocati, about Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare's "Considering Matthew Shepard." 35:33: Artist Yehimi Cambron talks about their portion of the exhibit "Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn From Atlanta," which examines the importance of place and heritage and features art made by Atlanta-based artists. The show is on view through Sept. 29. 40:01: "Supple Means of Connection" is performed by the High Museum's first choreographer in residence, Lauri Stallings and her ensemble, Glo. The museum's collection has an installation accompaniment in the Cousins gallery through Sept. 8. The post City Lights: "Our Town" And "The Laramie Project" At Theatrical Outfit; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Our Town" And "The Laramie Project" At Theatrical Outfit; And More

City Lights: Scott Stewart's "Strike Up The Band"; And True Colors Theatre Upcoming Season

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:19: Contributor Scott Stewart joins Lois Reitzes to talk about the upcoming season of his wind band show, "Strike Up The Band." 34:52: Reitzes talks with Jamil Jude, artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company, about their 2019-2020 season titled "She Griots." The season opens on Sept. 24 with Dominique Morisseau's "Paradise Blue." The post City Lights: Scott Stewart's "Strike Up The Band"; And True Colors Theatre Upcoming Season appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Scott Stewart's "Strike Up The Band"; And True Colors Theatre Upcoming Season

City Lights: The World Premiere Of "Becoming Nancy" At The Alliance Theatre; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:19: The play "Becoming Nancy" is set in 1979 and tells the story of a high school boy cast to star as the character Nancy in his school's production of "Oliver." Lois Reitzes talks with Tony award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell about the production, which will have its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre on Sept. 6. 18:28: Producer Ryan McFadin speaks with artist Muhammad Yungai about his murals, which can be seen around the Atlanta area. 24:18: The High Museum of Art's "Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta" exhibition is currently on display. Artist, advocate, and activist Jessica Caldas talks about the exhibit with City Lights sr. producer Claire Reynolds. 28:40: Comedian and actor Chris Gethard sits down with Reitzes to talk about his podcast, working in comedy, and how experiencing depression and anxiety has influenced his work. 48:06: Producer Summer Evans heads to SunTrust Park to sample their latest stadium food creation, the Blooper Burger. The post City Lights: The World Premiere Of "Becoming Nancy" At The Alliance Theatre; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: The World Premiere Of "Becoming Nancy" At The Alliance Theatre; And More

City Lights: Author Susan Rebecca White; Pianos For Peace; And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:27: Lois Reitzes sits down with author Susan Rebecca White for a discussion of her novel "We Are All Good People Here," which follows the lives of two women from the time they become college roommates in 1962. White will speak about the book at the Decatur Book Festival on Aug. 31. 20:30: Malek Jandali of Pianos for Peace and Vincenzo Piscopo of Wheels of Happiness talk with Reitzes about this year's Pianos for Peace festival, which starts Sept. 1. 32:47: Reitzes talks with author Laura Murray about her coloring book "Amazing Georgia," which takes you on a journey through the state's 159 counties. Murray will talk about the work at the Decatur Book Festival on Sept. 1. 42:39: Reitzes talks with Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, co-hosts of the podcast "Unladylike," about their new book "Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space." Conger and Erbin will speak at the Decatur Book Festival on Aug. 31. The post City Lights: Author Susan Rebecca White; Pianos For Peace; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

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