City Lights: Decatur Book Festival's Children Events; "Concrete Jungle" Cookbook; And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:18: Diane Capriola talks with Lois Reitzes about what's in store for kids at this year's Decatur Book Festival. The event takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 1. 14:51: "Children of Eden" is Aurora Theatre's current production on stage now through Sept. 1. The Stephen Schwartz musical gives an interesting twist the book of Genesis. Reitzes spoke with director Justin Anderson and actor Brad Raymond about this musical adaptation. 30:08: Reitzes talks with comedian Josh Blue about his life and comedy, which often focuses on his cerebral palsy and how others perceive him. 35:17: Katherine Kennedy and Jodi Cash talk about the new "Concrete Jungle Cookbook," a collaborative work featuring recipes from Atlanta chefs, volunteers for Concrete Jungle, and local foodies. A release party for the cookbook takes place Aug. 24 at Wild Heaven Brewery. The post City Lights: Decatur Book Festival's Children Events; "Concrete Jungle" Cookbook; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Decatur Book Festival's Children Events; "Concrete Jungle" Cookbook; And More

City Lights: Notes For Notes; The Origins Of Breaking Into Song In Musicals; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 2:07: Producer Claire Reynolds talks with Jen Hodges of Notes for Notes, an organization that operates recording studios inside Boys and Girls Clubs around the U.S. including the Whitehead Boys And Girls Club studio in Lakewood. 19:30: Adam Koplan, director of Flying Carpet Theatre Company, talks with Lois Reitzes about the origins of breaking into song during musicals. 44:50: Actor Shuler Hensley shares why he created the "Shuler Awards." The post City Lights: Notes For Notes; The Origins Of Breaking Into Song In Musicals; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Notes For Notes; The Origins Of Breaking Into Song In Musicals; And More

City Lights: David Oyelowo; Jazz At Callanwolde; And More

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:15: Lois Reitzes talks with musician Joe Gransden and the executive director of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Andrew Keenan, about "Jazz On The Lawn" an event showcasing jazz over a series of five concerts. The concert series begins Aug. 23. 14:42: Atlanta-based mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sits down with Reitzes to talk about her album "All Who Wander." 26:05: Reitzes speaks with actor David Oyelowo about his new film, "Don't Let Go." The thriller opens at Atlanta's Bronzelens Film Festival Aug. 21 at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema. The post City Lights: David Oyelowo; Jazz At Callanwolde; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Decatur Dinners; "Othello" In The '80s; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:25: Lois Reitzes talks with Ariel Fristoe and Minka Wiltz of Out of Hand Theater about "Decatur Dinners." The event combines performance and dinner at locations across Decatur, giving community members a chance to connect, eat, and share stories about race and equality. "Decatur Dinners" takes place on Aug. 25. 13:45: Voice-actors Amber Nash and Lucky Yates join Reitzes to talk about their work on the animated television show "Archer." 26:53: Reitzes sits down with Maurice Smith and Emil Thomas for a discussion of Marietta's New Theatre in the Square's production of "Othello." Their updated take on Shakespeare's classic sets the play in the 1980s and runs through Sept. 1. 36:37: Poet Richard Blanco talks with Reitzes about being the inaugural poet at President Obama's second inauguration and his book "How To Love A Country." 47:18: Reitzes talks with John Welker, co-founder of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, about how the group began. The post City Lights: Decatur Dinners; "Othello" In The '80s; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: A History Of Barbecue; "Secrets Of The Forest"; And More

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 0:52: Lois Reitzes sits down with award-winning journalist, editor and author Jim Auchmutey to discuss his latest book "Smokelore: A Short History Of Barbecue In America." Auchmutey will be on the Culinary Stage at the Decatur Book Festival on Aug. 31. 19:12: Reitzes talks with Atlanta-based author Jessica Handler about "The Magnetic Girl," Handler's fiction debut. The story follows the life of Lulu and her profound supernatural and mental connection with her friends and family. Handler will speak about her book at the Decatur Book Festival on Sept. 1. 41:36: Author Mark Warren joins Reitzes to talk about his nature guide "Secrets of the Forest: The Magic And Mystery of Plants and the Lore of Survival." The post City Lights: A History Of Barbecue; "Secrets Of The Forest"; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Spring Awakening" At OnStage Atlanta; Podcaster Maurice Cherry; And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:39: Lois Reitzes talks with Emily Winchell and Charlie Miller from OnStage Atlanta about their production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Spring Awakening." The show is open now and runs through Aug. 24. 17:20: Atlanta-based blogger and podcaster Maurice Cherry joins Reitzes to talk about his podcast "Revision Path" which is on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. 24:18: 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. 29:01: Actor Leslie Jordan talks with Reitzes about his work on "Will and Grace" as well as his stand-up show, "Exposed!" The post City Lights: "Spring Awakening" At OnStage Atlanta; Podcaster Maurice Cherry; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Spring Awakening" At OnStage Atlanta; Podcaster Maurice Cherry; And More

City Lights: "War Paint" At Atlanta Lyric Theatre; Artist Krista Clark; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:14: Lois Reitzes talks with actors Mary Nye Bennett and Pamela Gold about Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of "War Paint." The play follows the lives and rivalry of beauty product pioneers Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. "War Paint" opens at Atlanta Lyric Theatre Aug. 16 and runs through Sept 1. 18:46: Atlanta-based artist Krista Clark talks with producer Summer Evans about two of her exhibitions. Clark's work is created from everyday materials that, for example, can be found around construction sites. Clark's exhibition at MOCA GA is on view through Aug. 24 and at the Sandler Hudson Gallery through Sept. 14. 27:36: H Johnson joins Reitzes to reflect on the life and music of Nat King Cole as part of a series of segments honoring Nat King Cole's centennial year. The post City Lights: "War Paint" At Atlanta Lyric Theatre; Artist Krista Clark; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "War Paint" At Atlanta Lyric Theatre; Artist Krista Clark; And More

City Lights: Kelundra Smith On Black Theatre; ZeroLandfill; Grounded; And More

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:11: Lois Reitzes talks with Kelundra Smith, theater editor for ArtsATL, about her article "Black Theatres In The U.S.: Building, Surviving, Thriving," which examines how black theatre is doing in the United States. 21:15: Producer Claire Reynolds talks with Bryanna Mercer and Sarah Keithly about ZeroLandfill Atlanta, an event aimed at keeping waste out of landfills and using it for art instead. ZeroLandfill Atlanta takes place the weekends of Aug. 16 and 23. 29:21: Courtney Moors and Rebecca Robles of the Atlanta Theatre Club join Reitzes for a discussion of the award-winning play "Grounded," a one-woman show about what happens in the windowless trailer of a military drone operator. "Grounded" runs at 7 Stages Theatre through Aug. 17. 44:09: Jamar Roberts, resident choreographer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, speaks about the power of dance. The post City Lights: Kelundra Smith On Black Theatre; ZeroLandfill; Grounded; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Kelundra Smith On Black Theatre; ZeroLandfill; Grounded; And More

City Lights: "Hair" At Serenbe; Guitar Design At MODA; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:00: Claire Reynolds talks with Adante Carter and Joel Coady of Serenbe Playhouse about their production of "Hair." The show runs through Aug. 18. 19:41: Reitzes speaks with Todd Vaught, curator of "Wire And Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars," on view at Museum of Design Atlanta through September 29.The exhibition includes guitars played by the likes of Kurt Cobain and Junior Brown as well as a "build-your-own-guitar" wall. 40:38: 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 Aug. 31. The post City Lights: "Hair" At Serenbe; Guitar Design At MODA; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Matt Terrell's Cookbook; "Head Over Heels" At Actors Express

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:00: Producer Claire Reynolds talks with Freddie Ashley and Trevor Perry about "Head Over Heels" at Actors Express. The play challenges societal expectations of sex and gender norms with a combination of 1580s prose and 1980s pop. "Head Over Heels" is on stage through Aug. 25. 32:19: Lois Reitzes sits down with Atlanta-based writer and photographer Matthew Terrell for a conversation about his cookbook, "The Magnolia Bayou Country Club Ladies Auxiliary Cooking and Entertaining Book." The work features recipes and stories from a fictional town created by Terrell. The post City Lights: Matt Terrell's Cookbook; "Head Over Heels" At Actors Express appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Matt Terrell's Cookbook; "Head Over Heels" At Actors Express

City Lights: Scott Adsit; "Start Talking. Stop HIV" From Living Walls; Billy Ray Cyrus

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 0:54: Claire Reynolds talks with comedian Scott Adsit about his career, from acting to stand up. Adsit will perform with Dad's Garage August 9 and 10. 28:01: Monica Campana and Andrew Calsbeek of Living Walls speak with Reynolds about their new arts outreach initiative, "Start Talking. Stop HIV." The initiative runs through August and will feature panel discussions, dances, and more. 40:26: Summer Evans talks with Billy Ray Cyrus about "Old Town Road" as well as his work with Johnny McGuire on the single "Chevy and Fords." The post City Lights: Scott Adsit; "Start Talking. Stop HIV" From Living Walls; Billy Ray Cyrus appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Scott Adsit; "Start Talking. Stop HIV" From Living Walls; Billy Ray Cyrus

City Lights: Tim Meadows; Shanequa Gay; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:09: Lois Reitzes talks with actor and comedian Tim Meadows about his life and career. 18:48: Atlanta artist Shanequa Gay has a new exhibition at Hammonds House Museum called "Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End." Producer Claire Reynolds discusses the work with Gay, which is on view through October. 38:18: Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, sits down with Reitzes to talk about the symphony's performance of "Fidelio. You can hear the broadcast of the ASO's performance August 11 at 8 PM on WABE. The post City Lights: Tim Meadows; Shanequa Gay; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "Sweet Water Taste" At Horizon Theatre; And More

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:06: Lois Reitzes talks with Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons about getting started in stand up and writing for television. 18:55: Reitzes talks with Michael Rooks of the High Museum about their 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. 33:56: Horizon Theatre's Chris Kayser and LaParee Young join Reitzes for a discussion of "Sweet Water Taste," a play that explores race and marriage through two families in North Carolina. The work is on stage at Horizon Theatre through Aug. 25. The post City Lights: "Sweet Water Taste" At Horizon Theatre; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "I'm Not Dying With You Tonight"; Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:38: Lois Reitzes talks with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal about the young adult novel they co-wrote, "I'm Not Dying With You Tonight." The story examines race relations at a high school in Atlanta through two voices, one black and one white. Jones and Segal launch the book Aug. 6 with an event at the Decatur Library. 19:30: Brad Bass and Benjamin Davis join Reitzes to talk about the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival and Bass's work "The Collins Boy," opening August 12. The festival runs through Aug.13. 32:33: Reitzes sits down with filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to discuss his documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am." The post City Lights: "I'm Not Dying With You Tonight"; Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "I'm Not Dying With You Tonight"; Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival; And More

City Lights: Alfred Hitchcock

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:00: Dr. Scott Stewart joins Lois Reitzes to talk about the music of Alfred Hitchcock's films. 33:14: Reitzes speaks with filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe about his documentary "78/52," which is a deep dive into the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." The post City Lights: Alfred Hitchcock appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Beltline Walls Festival; '2 The Left;' The True Story of Pocahontas; And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes:" 1:29: The Atlanta Betline celebrates 10 years of public art this Sunday. The Atlanta Beltline Arts and Culture Program will be hosting "The Beltline Walls Festival" and "Family Paint Day." Lois Reitzes spoke with the program manager, Miranda Kyle about this weekends festivities. 11:09: The High Museum of Art's "Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta" exhibition is currently on display. Artist, advocate, and activist Jessica Caldas talked about the exhibit with City Lights sr. producer Claire Reynolds. 16:10: Actress Kerisse Hutchinson is presenting her first play, "2 The Left," a one-woman show about the brief and wondrous life of Atlanta rapper, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Kerisee spoke with City Lights sr. producer Claire Reynolds about the play and her experiences creating it. The play is onstage now at Synchronicity Theatre through Aug. 11. 29:31: "The True Story of Pocahontas" is currently onstage at Serenbe Playhouse through August 4. This play is apart of their family series and features a fully Native American production team. Lois Reitzes spoke with Kayley Morrison, who plays the lead role of Pocahontas. 41:17: Opera singer Timothy Miller has become a staple at the Atlanta Braves home games on Sunday evenings. He always wears a tuxedo and often a baseball boutonniere while performing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes sat down with Timothy to discuss his reign at SunTrust Park. The post City Lights: Beltline Walls Festival; '2 The Left;' The True Story of Pocahontas; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Beltline Walls Festival; '2 The Left;' The True Story of Pocahontas; And More

City Lights: Joe Alterman; 'The Wall And The Rose'; And More

Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes:" 1:05: Atlanta playwright and screenwriter Topher Payne has created two new productions this summer. His movie "Rome in Love" was released last Saturday on the Hallmark Channel. It puts a modern twist to the Audrey Hepburn classic film "Roman Holiday." Payne's show "Entertaining Lesbians" opens this weekend at Out of Box Theatre as part of their "Beta Performance Test Series." 19:54: Lois Reitzes talked with Raoul Peck, whose James Baldwin documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. Counter Narrative Project is presenting a free screening of the film tomorrow evening at the Phillip Rush Center. 35:59: Lois Reitzes spoke with director Eugene Lee and actor Eugene Russell about True Colors Theatre's production of "East Texas Hot Links." The show is currently on view now through Aug. 11 at Southwest Arts Center. The post City Lights: Joe Alterman; 'The Wall And The Rose'; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Topher Payne's Newest Productions; Raoul Peck; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes:" 1:22: Atlanta playwright and screenwriter Topher Payne has created two new productions this summer. His movie "Rome in Love" was released last Saturday on the Hallmark Channel. It puts a modern twist to the Audrey Hepburn classic film "Roman Holiday." Payne's show "Entertaining Lesbians" opens this weekend at Out of Box Theatre as part of their "Beta Performance Test Series." 17:33: Lois Reitzes talked with Raoul Peck, whose James Baldwin documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award. Counter Narrative Project is presenting a free screening of the film tomorrow evening at the Phillip Rush Center. 26:06: Lois Reitzes spoke with director Eugene Lee and actor Eugene Russell about True Colors Theatre's production of "East Texas Hot Links." The show is currently on view now through Aug. 11 at Southwest Arts Center. The post City Lights: Topher Payne's Newest Productions; Raoul Peck; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: SHOW-Ability; 'Supple Means Of Connection'; And More

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:25: "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 now through Sept. 8. 12:32: Tomorrow morning at Buckhead Theatre, "SHOW-Ability" will be performed by talented artists all across the disability spectrum. Jazz singer, Myrna Clayton sat down with senior producer Claire Reynolds to discuss the upcoming event. 23:06: 2019 marks the centennial of the phenomenal pianist and singer Nat 'King' Cole. As part of our "Nat King Cole" series, we revisited our conversation with WABE's jazz host H. Johnson on the pivotal and important chapter in American entertainment, the "Nat 'King' Cole Show." The post City Lights: SHOW-Ability; 'Supple Means Of Connection'; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Phoebe Robinson; The Bacon Brothers; And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:08: Comedian, actress, and writer Phoebe Robinson is currently on a nationwide stand-up comedy tour. She'll be performing at the Atlanta Punchline this weekend. Phoebe sat down with Lois Reitzes to talk about her new podcast "Sooo Many White Guys" and her two best-selling books. 21:39: The Bacon Brothers will perform at the Frederick Brown Amphiteater in Peachtree City this Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. Lois Reitzes spoke with Michael and Kevin Bacon by phone about their band. 34:45 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra guest conductor, Donald Runnicles recently conducted a program of French compositions. The program of French works will be broadcast on WABE this Sunday evening at 8 p.m. The post City Lights: Phoebe Robinson; The Bacon Brothers; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Violin Virtuoso Chloe Chua; Essential Theatre Play Festival; And More

Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 0:57: Producer Claire Reynolds talks with Freddie Ashley and Trevor Perry about "Head Over Heels" at Actors Express. The play challenges societal expectations of sex and gender norms with a combination of 1580s prose and 1980s pop. "Head Over Heels" is on stage through August 25. 23:33: Lois Reitzes talks with Ben Thorpe and Emily McClain, co-winners of the Essential Theatre Play Festival's 2019 playwriting award. McClain's play "Slaying Holofernes" and Thorpe's "Baby Shower for the Antichrist" will be at the West End Performing Arts Center through August 25. 36:01: Twelve-year-old violin virtuoso Chloe Chua and William Pu talk with Reitzes about Pu's Atlanta Festival Academy and Chua's worldwide success playing the violin. Chua performs at the Atlanta Festival Academy on July 27 and 30. The post City Lights: Violin Virtuoso Chloe Chua; Essential Theatre Play Festival; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Violin Virtuoso Chloe Chua; Essential Theatre Play Festival; And More

City Lights: Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey; And More

Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:09: Lois Reitzes talks with director Joe Talbot and actor Jimmie Fails about the film "The Last Black Man In San Francisco." The movie examines the demographic changes of San Francisco starting in the 1950s. 28:07: Reitzes talks with Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire about his career in music and his foundation supporting foster youth transitioning into adulthood, Music Is Unity. Earth, Wind & Fire plays at Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park July 24. The post City Lights: Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: "The Importance Of Elsewhere"; "American Cookie"; And More

Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 0:55: Lois Reitzes talks with Georgia State University English Professor Randy Malamud about his collection of essays on travel, "The Importance of Elsewhere." 22:31: Reitzes talks with food writer Anne Byrn about her book, "American Cookie," which features stories and recipes from the history of the cookie in America. 39:17: Reitzes sits down with author Catherine Cusset's to discuss her book, "Life Of David Hockney: A Novel," which imagines the life of Hockney at some of the artist's most pivotal moments. The post City Lights: "The Importance Of Elsewhere"; "American Cookie"; And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

City Lights: Comedian Josh Blue; "Hairspray" And More

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes": 1:17: Lois Reitzes talks with comedian Josh Blue about his life and comedy, which often focuses on his cerebral palsy and how others perceive him. Blue will perform at The Punchline July 19 and 20. 23:13: Composer James Oliverio's "Dynasty," a double timpani concerto, premiered at with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra earlier this season. Reitzes talks with Oliverio about the piece, which will be part of WABE's ASO broadcast on July 21 at 8 p.m. 43:06: Lois Reitzes talks with Brandt Blocker and Greg London of City Springs Theatre Company about their production of "Hairspray," runs through July 21. The post City Lights: Comedian Josh Blue; "Hairspray" And More appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.