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Week of 11 January 2010

Friday, January 15th

Question of The Week

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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

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

Thursday, January 14th

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

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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

Access Atlanta

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AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Friday, January 15th - Rita Dove

Friday, January 15th - Plaza Theatre 70th Anniversary

Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta

Wednesday, January 13th

Disobedience: Art as Agent of Change

Disobedience: Art as Agent of Change

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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

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.

Thursday, January 14th - The Infamous Stringdusters - Eddie’s Attic

Friday, January 15th - Those Darlins - The Earl

Saturday, January 16th - RJD2 - The Masquerade

Tuesday, January 12th

Storycorps - Murray

Storycorps - Jennefir Cochran & Eileen Murray

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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

Run For Cover

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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

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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

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.

Monday, January 11th - Elizabeth Gilbert - “Committed”

Monday, January 11th - Janice Y. K. Lee - “The Piano Teacher”

Thursday, January 14th - Steve Berry - “Paris Vendetta”