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Week of 11 October 2010

Friday, October 15th

Have Your Say - Atlanta Discoveries

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This week’s Have Your Say on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us about something you’ve recently discovered in Atlanta. Here are some of the great responses we got.

Thanks to everyone who called in this week to Have Your Say.


All Things Active

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John Lemley and WABE’s Rose Scott talk sports, including Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and UGA football. And of course, those Atlanta Falcons.


Thursday, October 14th

Trail’s Lofty Spectacle

Pilgrim Trail

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Throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, people of all walks of life embarked on long and sometimes treacherous journeys to visit sites of great sacred significance. These pilgrimages were seen as tremendous expressions of faith—and for Atlanta audiences this weekend, one of those journeys will be brought to life through music and towering puppets in the splendor Cathedral of Christ The King.

This theatrical concert will be performed by the combined forces of the Choir of Christ the King and Atlanta’s Camerata Theater. Host John Lemley spoke with music director Kevin Culver and director Kelly Morris. Culver started out by telling us about where and when Pilgrim Trail takes place.


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.

Through October 31st - The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Demi-Omnibus

Sunday, October 17th - Music on the Hill series

Tuesday, Ocotber 19th - The Sound of Music


Wednesday, October 13th

Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

Friday, October 15th - Breathless

Saturday, October 23rd - Tales of Terror

Through October 30th - Latin American Film Festival

Sunday, October 24th - The Cinema Club


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Host Lois Reitzes talks with Atlanta magazine’s Betsy Riley about things to do around the city this weekend.


Tuesday, October 12th

Gut Bucket Blues

Gut Bucket Blues

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Bessie Smith is often called “The Empress of the Blues,” a title she lived up to through her powerful voice and infamously debauched lifestyle during her tragically short life and career in the early twentieth century.

True Colors Theatre has brought her story to the stage in a world premier performance of Gut Bucket Blues, a musical that explores her raucous life as the seed of her raucous music. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sits down with lead actor Adrienne Reynolds for some insight into this larger-than-life figure.


StoryCorps - Lamyaa al Azzawi & Lubna Rashid

Lamyaa al Azzawi & Lubna Rashid

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21 year old Lubna Rashid and her mother, artist Lamyaa al Azzawi came to Georgia just three months ago, after spending the last 12 years in Jordan. Before that, they fled Iraq. Now they’re trying to rebuild their life in the country that’s been at odds with their homeland for the last decade. That hasn’t been so easy.


Monday, October 11th

An Historical Stroll Through Piedmont Park

Host John Lemley & Dr. Tim Crimmins

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From its start as a planned exclusive club for horse enthusiasts, to the Piedmont Exposition of 1887, the grounds of Piedmont Park even today tell of a storied history. Host John Lemley recently took a walk through Piedmont Park with Dr. Tim Crimmins to take a look at that history. Dr. Tim Crimmins is the director of the Center for Neighborhood & Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.


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.

Wednesday, October 13th - Jimmy Carter - WHite House Diary

Friday, October 15th - Hoda Kotb - How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer & Kathie Lee

Monday, October 18th - Nick Hornby - Juliet Naked