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Week of 2 November 2009

Friday - November 6, 2009

Question of the Week

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What to you signals the start of the holiday season?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

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

Thursday - November 5, 2009

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.

Spano on Carnegie Hall

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This weekend, Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus in concert at Carnegie Hall. Later this month, he’ll conduct the ASO in a debut performance of Wynton Marsalis’s “American Symphony.” It was in September, eight years ago that Robert Spano began his tenure as ASO music director, and in conversation with WABE’s Lois Reitzes, he reflected on an unforeseen aspect of that moment in his career.

Wednesday - November 4, 2009

ASO Talent Development Program

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The Talent Development Program of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra targets promising young African American and Latinos studying classical music. The TDP’s annual Musicale takes place at the Woodruff Arts Center this Sunday. WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently met with harpist Angelica Hairston and violinist Chelsea Sharp for a conversation about the program and their roles in it.

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.

Wednesday, November 4th - Low Anthem - The EARL

Thursday, November 5th - Elvis Perkins - The EARL

Wednesay, November 11th - Monsters of Folk - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday - November 3, 2009

Muss And Turners


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Today is the birthday of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. If that sounds familiar that’s because he was the inventor of the sandwich. Story has it that he was so hesitant to leave his card game that he asked for some meat to be placed between two pieces of bread… and history was born in that moment. Could be even right now you’re eating a sandwich at this noon hour all because John Montagu. Well it got us to thinking where is a good place in Atlanta to get a sandwich and we struck upon a little shop in Atlanta called Muss and Turners… we stopped in to talk with Sous Chef, Greg Baker.

Monday - November 2, 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.

Tuesday, November 3rd - Zachary Karabell - “Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World’s Prosperity Depends On It”

Wednesday, November 4th - Kate Jacobs - “Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel”

Thursday & Friday, November 5th & 6th - Alice Walker, Bell Hooks, Gloria Steinem, Beverly Guy Sheftall, Pearl Cleage, and the Indigo Girls Celebrate Charis