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Week of 18 January 2010

Friday, January 22nd

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 21st

Theatre De Rev

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You need not speak or understand French to experience the new production from Atlanta’s French theatre ensemble, Théâtre du Rêve. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the company’s artistic director and actor, Park Krausen, translator for the show’s director Valery Warnotte. The show runs through this weekend at Emory University’s performing arts studio on North Decatur Road.

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.

Tuesday, January 26th - Chamber Music at the Tavern

Saturday, January 23rd - Steep Canyon Rangers

Tuesday, January 26th - “Bat Boy The Musical

Saturday, January 23rd - Musical Tour Through Latin America

Saturday, January 23rd - The Ladies of “Mixed Nuts” Comedy Show

Wednesday, January 20th

The Portrait Unbound

The Portrait Unbound

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If you’ve ever wanted to see the likes of Sandra Day O’Conner, Dennis Hopper, Hank Aaron and Colin Powell all in one place, now is your chance. They’re among nearly two dozen large scale portraits that will be on display beginning this weekend at the High Museum of Art. But, as WABE’s John Lemley found when talking with the artist, Robert Weingarten, these portraits are anything but traditional.

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, January 20th - The Anvil - Variety Playhouse

Saturday, January 23rd - Monotonix - The Drunken Unicorn

Sunday, January 24th - Various Artists - Eddie’s Attic

Tuesday, January 19th

Storycorps - MLK Tuxedo

Storycorps - Jackson Smith

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Time now for another installment of StoryCorps, but this story comes from our Griot archive from back in 2007. We are re-running it this week to coincide with our Question of the Week about your stories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, three sisters share their memories about a black-tie affair one of them wanted to attend. Here, Gloria Ann-Jackson recalls asking her sister, Hazel, for a very big favor.

Film Notes

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A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.

Monday, January 18th

Rodrick Dixon — Slavery Documents

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As part of A King Celebration, the Atlanta Symphony orchestra’s celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. The program included a piece by the american composer, Donald Sur. His “Slavery Documents” is a provocative work, disturbing as its title implies. Tenor Rodrick Dixon had a prominent role in the performance. Before the concert he talked with WABE’s Lois Reitzes about the work and his role in it.

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.

Tuesday, January 19th - Robert Crais - “First Rule”

Wednesday, January 20th - Amy Greene - “Bloodroot”

Thursday, January 21st - Temple Grandin - “Animals Make Us Human”

Click Here to listen to Temple Grandin’s interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.