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Week of 14 December 2009

Friday, December 18th

Holiday Film or TV Moment

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What’s your favorite holiday film or television moment?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

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

All Things Active

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John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports and active events

Thursday, December 17th

Charlie Brown Christmas

Vince Guaraldi

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A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on CBS on December 9, 1965. The soundtrack to that special, composed by jazz musician Vince Guaraldi, remains one of the most popular holiday albums to this day. This weekend though, you’ll have a chance to hear it live, in the unlikely setting of the small East Atlanta Village rock club, the EARL. WABE’s Myke Johns paid the musicians behind the show a visit.

You can see a clip of last year’s show here.

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.

Friday, December 18th - Yacht Rock Holiday Special

Through December 23rd - “Invasion: Christmas Carol

Through December 27th - “Scrooge In Rouge: A British Musical Hall Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 16th


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Atlanta Lyric Theatre is presenting the Rogers and Hammerstein classic through this Sunday. Earlier, WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down for a conversation with husband and wife team Jeff McKerley, choreographer and a regular to the Shakespeare Tavern’s stage—and director Heidi Cline McKerley. They started with the challenges of keeping the story of Cinderella fresh and exciting for today’s audiences.

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, December 16th - The Duchess And The DUke - The Earl

Friday, December 18th - Matthew Perryman Jones - Eddie’s Attic

The Rocketboys

Tuesday, December 15th

Storycorps - Cecilia Cohen

Cecilia Cohen & Linda Bryant

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68-year-old Cecilia Cohen of Tucker can be seen regularly at St. Bede’s Epsicopal Church. Being able to go to anywhere is something Cecilia appreciates, since she spent more than decade barely able to leave her house. Here she tells her pastor, the reverend Laura Bryant, about how she ended up getting out of the house… and into church.

Gone With The Wind at 70

Lillian Wyan

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The book, Gone with the Wind, is the only novel ever written by Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell. The story is set here in Atlanta and in Jonesboro Georgia in and around the time of the Civil War. The Pulitzer Prize winning book made its leap to the screen 70 years ago today in Atlanta and at least one person remembers it well.

Monday, December 14th

Georgia History: Lester Maddox

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We recently had the runoff election for mayor of Atlanta. Well, back on December 12th 1966 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that paved the way for the Georgia General Assembly to choose Lester Maddox as Georgia’s governor without a runoff election. This despite the fact that Republican candidate, Howard “Bo” Callaway, won the popular vote. Earlier I spoke with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University about the governor’s race of 1966.

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.

Monday, December 14th - Neil Gaiman

Monday, December 14th - Karen White - The Girl On Legare Street

Friday, December 18th - Dr. Timothy Holtz - Doctor in Little Lhasa