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Week of 13 April 2009

Friday - April 17, 2009

Atlanta Film Festival

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The Atlanta Film Festival kicked off last night. The international screening event has been held in the city every year since 1977. For 2009, as always, there’s so much going on with the Festival that it’s hard to know where to begin. However, we’re in luck, because Gabe Wardel, the Atlanta Film Festival’s executive director is with us to get us started.

Signs of Spring in the neighborhood

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All this week we’ve been asking listeners this question “What are the signs of Spring in your neighborhood?” and these are the results

City Café thanks all the dozens of people who phoned in.

Sports

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Thursday - April 16, 2009

Students Perform Reading, Learn History

High School students remember Maynard Jackson

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This semester, some drama students at Maynard Jackson High School got a chance to apply their love of the fine arts to some important local history. They’ve spent a semester rehearsing a dramatic reading about the life of their school’s namesake, Atlanta’s late mayor. And earlier this week, they performed the reading for their fellow students—and received some dramatic critiques from one of its celebrated authors. Kate Sweeney has more.




AJC

Access Atlanta

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


Wednesday - April 15, 2009

Titanic Aquatic

3rd Class - Titanic

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In the early morning hours of April 15th, 1912, the White Star Liner Titanic sank into the North Atlantic, taking one thousand, five hundred and seventeen of her passengers to the bottom.

Today, portions of the great ship have found their way to our shores in Titanic Aquatic, a special exhibit inside the Georgia Aquarium. Myke Johns took a tour and found that there is much more of the ocean liner in Atlanta than most people know about.

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 Great Lake Swimmers - The Earl

Thursday - Lady GaGa - Center Stage

Wednesday, April 15th - Katy Perry - Center Stage

Wednesday, April 15th - Lily Allen - Variety Playhouse

Wednesday, April 15th - Alejandro Escovedo - Eddie’s Attic


Tuesday - April 14, 2009

Arab In America

Arab In America

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The online film contest “One Nation, Many Voices” asks filmmakers to explore and shed light on the American Muslim life.

This year’s winners hail from right here in Georgia.

Native, Nabil Abou-Harb and Colin Ferri are recent graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design and this year’s grand prize winner.

They claimed the prize for their short comedy, “Arab in America.” The film parodies the real-life experiences of the filmmaker, whose name has posed challenges for him when seeking jobs.

Shuler Hensley Awards

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The Shuler Hensley Awards, named for the award-winning thespian from Marietta, is meant to honor the many talented local high school students and teachers who annually produce quality work in musical theater.

The Shuler Hensley Award Ceremony takes place tonight at 7 at the Cobb Energy Center.

Monday - April 13, 2009

Eudora Welty Centennial

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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 Celebration Birthday Party at the Rialto Center for the Arts tonight from 6 to 8 PM.

Local Book Events

Verb.org

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Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.