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Week of 2 August 2010

Friday, August 6th

Have Your Say: The Early Days of Internet

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This week’s Have Your Say on City Cafe.

Ahh, the days of dial-up and online bulletin boards. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web, and we’ve been asking listeners to call in and tell us about their earliest experiences with the Internet. Here are some of the responses we received.

…And, here are a few web exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour. Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.


Thursday, August 5th

Dali At The High

Philippe Halsman, Dali's Mustache, 1953

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The odd mustachioed face stares out from Atlanta banners, buses, billboards, and even a Delta 757 jet. It’s the iconic image of the painter Salvador Dali, perhaps best known for his surrealist painting of melting clocks, “The Persistence of Memory.” The High Museum has put together an exhibit called Dali: The Late Work that reconsiders the latter four decades of the prolific and mischievous artist’s career. WABE’s Myke Johns got a preview of the exhibit and has this report.

The Mad Genius is going to be kept pretty busy while he’s in town as well, with a film series, lectures, a party, and much more.


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.

Opens August 7th - War in Our Backyards: Discovering Atlanta, 1861-1865, Atlanta History Center

Through September 12th - Rumpelstiltskin, Center for Puppetry Arts

Saturday, August 7th - Local and Loco, Eyedrum


Wednesday, August 4th

Youth Orchestra Promotes Social Change in Atlanta

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Venezuela’s National Youth Orchestra system, known simply as El Sistema, was founded by musician, conductor and politician Jose Antonio Abreu in 1975. Its goal was to provide a real musical education to kids in under-served communities. Today, El Sistema caters to almost 400,000 students in that country.

Inspired by the Venezuelan program, the Atlanta Music Project will launch this fall, in an effort to promote music education and social change for local at-risk youth. One of its founders, bassoonist Dantes Rameau, sat down with WABE’s Lois Reitzes for a chat about the Atlanta Music Project and El Sistema. They started by talking about Gustavo Dudamel, the new conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, one of the best known graduates of The System.


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.

Thursday, August 5th - Katie Herzig at Eddie’s Attic

Friday, August 6th - Nathan Beaver at Eddie’s Attic

Friday, August 6th - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at Chastain Park


Tuesday, August 3rd

StoryCorps Atlanta - Allison Ezell & Virginia Almand

Allisoin Ezell & Virginia Almand

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Virginia Almand is in her early 60s, but her childhood memories of her father, Bill Neale, remain crystal-clear in her mind. At StoryCorps Atlanta, daughter Allison Ezell asked about the grandfather she never knew.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

August 6th through 8th - Atlanta Shortsfest

August 13th through 15th - Atlanta Horror Film Festival

Saturday, August 14th - ASO: The Wizard of Oz


Monday, August 2nd

A Conversation with Rita Dove

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The upcoming weekend marks the close of Darker Face of the Earth at Actors’ Express.

Essential Theater Company is performing the play, which was written by former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove.

It’s a re-telling of Oedipus, the classic Greek tragedy in which a king tries unsuccessfully to avoid his fate of killing his father and marrying his own mother. Dove’s play takes place on a slave plantation in the American South. WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with Rita Dove about the play. She began by asking: Why Oedipus?


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.

Thursday, August 5th - Dorothy Seymour Mills, Christina Kahrl, Judith Testa, and Cecilia Tan - Women Writing Baseball

Monday, August 9th - David Herlihy - The Lost Cyclist, The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance