Week of 11 January 2010
Friday, January 15th
Question of The Week
This week’s question on City Cafe.
All week we’ve been asking listeners “What are some of the places in Atlanta that you once held dear, but no longer exist?” 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
John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports and active events
Thursday, January 14th
There are few musicians as versatile as trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. He is equally comfortable playing jazz or classical music. He is not only an arts advocate, music educator, and the Artist Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, but Marsalis is also a composer. His Blues Symphony will be performed tonight by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Late last year WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with Wynton Marsalis about the commission and about working with ASO conductor Robert Spano.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Friday, January 15th - Rita Dove
Friday, January 15th - Plaza Theatre 70th Anniversary
Wednesday, January 13th
Disobedience: Art as Agent of Change
The art world has frequently been on the pulse of social and political upheaval throughout history and right now at Georgia State University, an exhibition is attempting to show how artists are responding to the issues of modern life throughout the world. Disobedience: Art as Agent of Change is currently on display. WABE’s Myke Johns headed down there to find out more about it.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday, January 12th
Storycorps - Murray
We bring you the tale of an 86 year old nun here in Atlanta, sister Eileen Murray. Sister Murray was interviewed by her former student Jennifer Cochran, who’s now in her 30s. And Jennifer had some questions about Sister Eileen’s early days as a nun.
Run For Cover
The Spruill Gallery has an exhibition called Run For Cover. It’s a look at album covers that has defined and influenced our experience of music, and shaped our lives over the past few decades. Hope Cohn is director for the Spruill Gallery and she’s here to talk about the exhibit.
Monday, January 11th
Georgia History: UGA Integration
On January 9, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter (now Charlayne Hunter-Gault) became the first black students admitted to the University of Georgia. Georgia State professor of history and Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies, Tim Crimmins talks about the controversy surrounding this date in Georgia history.
Local Book Events
Monday, January 11th - Elizabeth Gilbert - “Committed”
Monday, January 11th - Janice Y. K. Lee - “The Piano Teacher”
Thursday, January 14th - Steve Berry - “Paris Vendetta”