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Week of 8 February 2010

Friday, February 12th

Isn’t it Romantic?

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This week, we’ve been asking listeners, “What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?” These were some of our responses.

City Cafe would like to thank everyone who phoned in with their stories.


Thursday, February 11th

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.

Please Note: The Valentine’s Day showing of Casablanca at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre has been canceled.

Friday, February 12th - “Bloom

Sunday, February 14th - Tortoise

Monday, February 15th - Cercle Francophone Mardi Gras French Film Festival


David Lee Simmons on Films

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Fat Tuesday is next week, which means Mardi Gras is at its height this weekend. Earlier, we sat down with arts journalist and New Orleans transplant David Lee Simmons to talk about some of the films that have focused on this longstanding celebration.


Wednesday, February 10th

Tennis In Nablus

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In 2005, the Alliance Theatre launched the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, a national program introducing student playwrights to professional networks while producing the world premiere of the winning student’s work. Ismail Khalidi of New York University was this year’s winner. He talked with WABE’s Lois Reitzes about his play, Tennis in Nablus.


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, February 11th - Sondre Lerche - The Earl

Friday, February 12th - Bowerbirds - The Earl

Friday, February 12th - Galactic - Variety Playhouse


Tuesday, February 9th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Freeman

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47-year-old vegetarian Kate Freeman recently came back to Atlanta from a Peace Corps tour in Botswana. She was working in HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Her adult niece, Kim Banker, had some questions about what life was like in the small African village where Kate lived.


Caught In The Net

Caught In The Net

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Marietta’s Theatre in The Square is now presenting the hilarious British farce, Caught In The Net. Jessica West is a co-director of the play and joins us to talk about it.


Atlanta magazine’s “67 Things”

Monday, February 8th

Atlanta Magazine

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The February issue of Atlanta magazine is out, and this month, they’re challenging Atlantans—newcomers and natives alike—to get out and tackle a list of 67 things every Atlantan should do. Editor-in-chief Steve Fennessy joins us to talk about this “To Do” issue.


Local Book Events

Monday, February 8th

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.

Thursday, February 11th - Victoria Rowell - The Woman Who Raised Me

Friday, February 12th - David Messer - Henry Roe Cloud A Biography

Saturday, February 13th - Robert Hartle Jr - The Highs & Lows of Little Five