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Week of 7 December 2009

Friday, December 11th


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When Hanukkah begins at sundown on the first night of the 8-day Jewish festival, most holiday tables will feature latkes — either a treasured family recipe of the potato pancakes, or an updated, gourmet version. On City Cafe today, we’re visiting the home of Cindy Lourie, who’s quite the expert when it comes to these delicious potato pancakes.

Favorite Things

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What are a few of your favorite things?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

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

Thursday, December 10th

Morehouse College Glee Club

Morehouse Glee Club

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The Morehouse College Glee Club is an all male choir and the official singing organization of Morehouse College. The history of the glee club goes back well over a century and while the group holds performances all year long, some of their most anticipated concerts happen at the end of the year in preparation for the holiday season. Starting tonight, the group will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the annual Christmas with the ASO Concerts. WABE’s David Barasoain has more.

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.

Thursday, December 10th - Nigella Lawson

Saturday, December 12th - Happenstance

Thursday, December 10th - The Music Man

Wednesday, December 9th

ATL Collective

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How many of us have dreamed about performing our favorite albums onstage? The ATL Collective is doing just that. These Atlanta musicians say they’re performing out of love and respect for ‘the album.’ Their hope is to bring musicians from across Atlanta together—even if it’s only for one night. Kate Sweeney has more.

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.

Note: The Laura Izibor show has been canceled.

Friday, December 11th - Brendan Benson - The Earl

Friday, December 11th - Ghostland Observatory - Masquerade

Tuesday, December 8th

Storycorps - Algood

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Today a conversation between 29-year old Michael Haverty and his grandmother Lu Algood. Lu helped raise Michael, and Michael was curious about how that arrangement started.

Second City

Second City

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Along with “da Bears,” “da Cubs” and deep dish pizza, Second City is a Chicago institution. And now, with their second visit to our city well underway, they are making a bid for becoming an Atlanta institution as well.

The fifty year old club specializes in improv-based sketch comedy and boasts an alum which includes Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin and Tina Fey. And right now on the Hertz Stage of the Alliance they are presenting Peach Drop, Stop and Roll, a show written specifically for an Atlanta audience.

WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently sat with director Matt Hovde (Huvv-dee) and actor Amy Raider to find out how they managed to make Second City work this far away from home.

Monday, December 7th

Atlanta Magazine Best of 2009

Atlanta Magazine

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December’s here which means that Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of” issue has hit newsstands, with writers’ and readers’ picks for everything from favorite new pizza joint to the top spot for finding that perfect cocktail dress. To help us sort through it all is Steve Fennessey Editor of Atlanta Magazine.

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.

Wednesday, December 9th - James Bradley - “The Imperial Cruise”

Thursday, December 10th - Atlanta Press Club Party

Saturday, December 12th - 20th Annual Authors luncheon