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Week of 28 December 2009

Thursday, December 31st

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.

Through January 3rd - “The Santaland Diaries

Saturday, January 2nd - “Peach Seed Youth Storytelling Festival

Sunday, January 3rd - “Three Kings Day

Best of “Question of The Week”

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It’s the end of the year and we’re going to take a moment to look back at 2009 by looking at the best of City Cafe, but specifically at the “Question of The Week.”

Since we started the show back in February, this segment has been a favorite of ours, and no doubt yours judging from the responses we’ve received. Joining us are producers, David Barasoain and Myke Johns.

Wednesday, December 30th

Richard Kaufman on Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Gala

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For its tenth anniversary The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will celebrate with music. On Monday evening, January 4th at the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a concert of music from famous films with Jewish themes. The guest conductor is movie music specialist, Richard Kaufman.

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 & Thursday, December 30th & 31st - Widespread Panic - Philips Arena

Friday, January 1st - The Wailers - Masquerade

Friday, January 1st - The Avett Brothers - Fox Theatre

Tuesday, December 29th

StoryCorps - Chatman

Callie Chatman and granddaughter Faye Capers

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When Annie Fears passed away this fall, she left behind four younger generations… including daughter Callye Chatman, and granddaughter Faye Capers. In the midst of their grief, they sat down to talk so Callye could share memories of her mother with her daughter…

Santa Land Diaries

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Santa Land Diaries began life as an essay by David Sedaris. It’s a true and very humorous account of Sedaris working as a Christmas elf at Macy’s department store. Sedaris first read the essay on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and the piece was well-received and provided Sedaris with his first major break. Sedaris later published the essay in the collections Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice. For the past 11 Christmas’s the play has been a holiday mainstay at Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre. For everyone of those decade plus one years has dawned the role of Sedaris’s character, Crumpet the Elf.

Monday, December 28th

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.