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Week of 23 February 2009

Friday - February 27, 2009

What it means to be an Atlantan

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All this week we’ve been asking what it means to be an Atlantan and here are the results. City Cafe thanks all the dozens of people who phoned in.

The Chieftains

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When you say traditional Irish music, for many the group that immediately comes to mind is The Chieftains; and when you mention The Chieftains your likely to hear the name Paddy Maloney. He’s the band’s leader and the only remaining founding member of the group. Paddy and the boys are in town this weekend to help the city usher in that most Irish of months, March, with a weekend of concerts at The Fox Theatre.

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 Hosea Williams.


Thursday - February 26, 2009

Hunger Walk

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Since 1979 the Atlanta community food bank has distributed food and other donated grocery items each month to non-profit partner agencies in metro Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Today those monthly items weigh in at almost 2 million pounds and go to more than 800 agencies in 38 counties. In addition to their core business of food distribution, the food bank has a number of projects that help build community including the Product Rescue Center, Kids in Need, and the annual Hunger Walk and Run. The latter is coming up this Sunday as the food bank marks its 25th anniversary.

Reel Life: True Stories From Contemporary Japan Part 3

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Reel Life, True Stories From Contemporary Japan is a film series that concludes at the High Museum of Art this weekend. Recently WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the High’s curator of Media Arts, Linda Dubler, to discuss the series and the final film called, “Nobody Knows.”





AJC - Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Leroy Johnson.


Wednesday - February 25, 2009

The Love Project

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The Love Project is many things: a performance piece, cabaret, jazz, a story that invites audience participation. However you define it, this exuberant show is the work of Rhodessa Jones and Idris (EE-driss) Ackamoor, and it’s their way of bringing the love story they’ve found themselves living to audiences all over the world. The show runs through March 8th at 7 Stages.

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.

Friday - The Black Lips - Variety Playhouse

Friday - Loudon Wainwright III - Eddie’s Attic

Tuesday - Wild Light - The EARL

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Beverly Guy-Sheftall.


Tuesday - February 24, 2009

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

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Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA) is for Cajun and Zydeco dance enthusiasts who want to keep the music of Louisiana alive and thriving in Atlanta. According to their web site, if you play well with others and are looking for the chance to get your groove on, this is the place for you.

Eudora Welty

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Pearl McHaney, Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University and editor of the forthcoming Eudora Welty Review is celebrating Welty’s centennial with a series of lectures on the southern writer’s 65-year-long oeuvre.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Paul Jones.


Monday - February 23, 2009

Native Atlantans

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Today WABE’s Morning Edition team began a series called “The changing face of Atlanta.” It’s a look into the city’s makeup and identity …what we are today… how we got here … and what our future might look like. Today, WABE’s Jim Burress tries to answer this question: “What does it mean to be an Atlantan?”

OutTraveler

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Travel guides for Atlanta are plentiful, but a search for gay travel guides to the city is a little more limited. Among them however is a 2005 paperback called Atlanta Boy — an Insider’s Guide to Gay Atlanta. It was written by a couple of Atlanta natives: Jordan McAuley and Matt Burkhalter. Now, four years later, the two are introducing a new book for the gay traveler, as part of the New York-based OutTraveler series. OutTraveler Atlanta had its official unveiling last week at Outwrite Books. We spoke with Jordan and Matt about what went into this new book and the reception of their last one.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Shirley Franklin.