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Week of 31 August 2009

Friday - September 4, 2009

Summer Song Memories

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What are your summer song memories?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.

Thursday - September, 3 2009

Film Notes

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A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Access Atlanta

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

Wednesday - September 2, 2009

Johns Creek Arts Festival

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It’s difficult enough o get a brand new city up and running, but it’s another matter entirely for that new city to mount its own arts festival only nine months into its existence. However, that’s just what Johns Creek did two years ago when it premiered its Arts on The Creek Festival in September of 2007. The third Art on The Creek is this weekend and here to talk about it is Ron Cioffi.

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, September 5th - Claire Holly - Decatur Book Festival

Monday, September 7th - Throw Me The Statue - The Drunken Unicorn

Wednesday, September 9th - Lucy Wainwright - Eddie’s Attic

Tuesday - September 1, 2009

National Biscuit Month

Watershed Head Chef, Scott Peacock

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September is designated as the month to celebrate that perennial Southern breakfast table favorite, the biscuit. That’s right, today marks the first day of National Biscuit Month.

We recently got a lesson in biscuit-making from none other than Scott Peacock, head chef at Watershed in Decatur. Steeped in the traditions of Southern cuisine, Peacock is coauthor of The Gift of Southern Cooking, which collects the “recipes and revelations” of his work with Edna Lewis, widely regarded as the South’s answer to Julia Child.

Huddled over the steel counters of Watershed’s kitchen, Peacock was quick to check my credentials…

Natasha Trethewey

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A professor of English at Emory University, Tretheway will be one of a few hundred writers who will be in town this weekend for the forth annual Decatur Book Festival where she will join award winning poet Jericho Brown to read and discuss Poetry of the Gulf Coast.

Recently, our own Lois Reitzes sat down with the Pulitzer Prize winner to talk about her craft

Monday - August 31, 2009



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Shakespeare meets the Simpsons in the latest offering from Georgia Shakespeare. The actor Rick Miller has been performing the one man show, MacHomer for nearly the last 15-years. WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently spoke with him about the role… but first his cast of characters.

Rick Miller’s MacHomer, ran through this past Sunday, August 30, 2009.

Local Book Events


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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.

Friday, September 4th - Sir Herald Evans - DBF Keynote - The Vital Future of The Printed World

Sunday, September 6th - Alan Deutschman - “Walk The Walk”

Saturday, September 5th - Kathryn Stockett - “The Help”

Sunday, September 6th - Robert Olen Butler - “Hell”