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Week of 7 June 2010

Friday, June 11th

Have Your Say: Your Biggest Question

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This week’s Have Your Say on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners, “What’s the biggest question on your mind?” Here are some of the responses.

Thanks to everyone who phoned this week to Have Your Say.


A Conversation with Forum Lead Glen Raney

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The Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s performance of the comedy classic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens this weekend.

WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the show’s lead, Glen Raney, who plays a Roman slave named Pseudolis. The two discussed the show’s vaudevillian style of humor and his role’s star-studded past. Of course, there was a little singing, too.


Thursday, June 10th

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Snare Competition

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra kicks off its third annual Modern Snare Drum Competition this weekend. ASO principal percussionist Tom Sherwood began the national event because he wanted to bring the competitive aspects of marching band to the orchestral arena. Recently, WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with Sherwood. She began by asking him how, exactly, one judges a snare drum competition.


This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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Atlanta Journal Constitution “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around the city this week.

Saturday, June 12th - Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival

Sunday, June 13th - Unplugged In The Park

June 11th & June 12th - Yacht Rock Revue


Wednesday, June 9th

Jitney: A Talk with Anthony Chisholm

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True Colors Theatre Company’s production of the August Wilson drama Jitney comes to the Alliance Theater this month.

Actor Anthony Chisholm, who plays the role of Fielding, a cab driver, was a friend to Wilson before his death and is a longtime interpreter of his work.

WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently sat down with Chisholm to discuss his relationship with the late playwright and his role in this drama. She began by asking him to explain a little about the play.


This Week in Independent Music

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, June 9th - Passion Pit at The Tabernacle

Saturday, June 12th - Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo

Thursday, June 10th - Frontier Ruckus at Bonnaroo

Monday, June 14th - Conan O’ Brien at the Fox Theatre


Tuesday, June 8th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Andrew Cleveland, Mary Lynn Owen, & Rob Cleveland

Andrew Cleveland, Mary Lynn Owen, & Rob Cleveland

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At 16, Andrew Cleveland is a rising junior in high school as well as a rising talent in classical and pop music, especially with the cello. At StoryCorps Atlanta, his parents, Mary Lynn Owen and Rob Cleveland, asked him some questions about being a musician.


Peter Sekaer’s Signs of Life

Peter Sakaer

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The Great Depression is one of the darkest periods in American history and it’s one we continue to learn about through the works of artists who witnessed it firsthand, such as photographers like Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, and the literature of John Steinbeck. Julian Cox, curator of photography for the High Museum, hopes to add one more name to that list: a virtually unknown Danish-born photographer named Peter Sekaer. WABE’s Myke Johns joined Cox for a preview tour while the exhibit was still under construction.


Monday, June 6th

Art Along the Beltline

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While many people may not realize it, large sections of Atlanta’s Beltline are already open to the public. Organizers of the planned 22-mile loop of rails and trails around the city have been trying to come up with ways to encourage people to get out there and do some exploring. Now they have issued an open call for artists to install works of art along the Beltline corridor. Aleck Ragsdale has this report on the Art on the Beltline project.


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.

Tuesday, June 8th - Joshilyn Jackson - Backseat Saints

Thursday, June 10th - Dr. William Jelani Cobb - The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama & The Paradox of Progress

Monday, June 14th - Jeffery Deaver - The Burning Wire, A Lincoln Rhyme Novel