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Week of 9 February 2009

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Friday - February 13, 2009

Botched Romance

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This week’s question on City Cafe

For our Valentines Day show, Friday the 13th, we we asked listeners to answer this question:

WHAT IS YOUR MOST BOTCHED ATTEMPT AT ROMANCE?

Dracula Ballet

Dracula Ballet

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This production of Dracula, choreographed by Michael Pink, marks its fifth run since the Atlanta premier in 1998.

The Atlanta Ballet’s production of Dracula ends this weekend at the Cobb Energy Center.

Sports

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John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Alonzo Herndon.


Thursday - February 12, 2009

Letters to Lincoln

Letters to Lincoln

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In addition to a full program of exhibits, performances and lectures taking place at the Carter Center, actor, historian and storyteller Cathy Kaemmerlen is presenting a series of performances of her show “Letters to Lincoln,” which shares some of the letters from the presidential mailbag, demonstrating how Lincoln was the people’s president, and how much he valued the “public opinion bath”.

AJC - Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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Here are some Valentine’s Day Events.

For those who just want to forget about Valentine’s Day, try these events.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Maynard Jackson, Jr.


Wednesday - February 11, 2009

Pet Soup Kitchen

Pet Soup Kitchen

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We all know the economy has hit humans pretty hard, but you may not realize how it’s affecting our pets. WABE’s Rose Scott spoke with Tom Wargo, who’s found a practical solution for pet care in hard times. He’s about to open another pet soup kitchen in Athens and has inspired another group to open their own kitchen in College Park.

Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

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Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.

Saturday - Toubab Krewe - Smiths Olde Bar

Saturday - Robert Earl Kenn - Variety Playhouse

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about John Lewis.


Tuesday - February 10, 2009

The Art of Field Recording

The Art of Recording

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Most people think folk music as a thing of the past. It seemed to disappear in the sixties when rock and roll and the Beatles swept the music scene. But if you search hard enough, folk music and the musicians who play it are still around. Art Rosenbaum has made it his life’s work to find and record it. He’s become the Indiana Jones of folk music. Independent producer Philip Graitcer traveled with Rosenbaum to visit a few traditional musicians.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Delores P. Aldridge.


Monday - February 9, 2009

Sketchworks

Sketchworks

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During tough times like these a dose of laughter can often be the best medicine or, at least, a temporary fix. Susan Mittleman has this report on Sketchworks, Atlanta’s own cutting-edge, live, sketch-comedy troupe. They may actually help take the edge off, as they will do nearly anything for a laugh.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Blind Willie McTell.

Georgia Coucil for the Arts