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Week of 29 November 2010

Friday, December 3rd

Stepping Across the Stage: A Morehouse Glee Club Profile

This weekend, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges will jointly hold their 84th annual Christmas Carol Concert.

The Morehouse College Glee Club is well known for its annual holiday performances. WABE’s Dave Barasoain recently spoke to one freshman Morehouse man for whom this weekend’s performance is the culmination of a longtime dream.

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Have Your Say: Your Most Meaningful Holiday Song

All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us about a holiday song that holds deep meaning for you. Here are some of the great responses we received.

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


Thursday, December 2nd

Atlanta Ballet Nutcracker 2010

The Atlanta Ballet

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The Atlanta Ballet is kicking off another season of the Nutcracker. When it made its debut back in the late 1800’s, the ballet was not very popular. Not until the mid-20th century did ballet companies begin performing the Tchaikovsky classic around Christmas. These days, it’s a mainstay, especially in Atlanta. This is the first year that the Atlanta Ballet has staged the performance in its new facility—and that’s where WABE’s David Barasoain dropped in on a rehearsal.


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.

December 3rd throught 5th - Euclid Arts Collective Holiday Open Studio Tour & Art Sale

Sunday, December 5th - Emory World Music Ensembles present Echoes of Asia

Thursday, December 2nd - Georgia Festival Chorus Christmas Concert

Friday, December 3rd - Douglasville’s 1st Annual Christmas Parade


Wednesday, December 1st

Sound Artist Jason Butcher In His Own Words

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An installation currently at Beep Beep Gallery in Midtown explores ideas of human connection, while skating the line between music and noise - all through experimentation with a rare synthesizer. Producer Kate Sweeney paid a visit to talk with the artist, Jason R. Butcher. A warning: Don’t adjust your speakers. These sounds are intentional.


Mike Luckovich’s USO Tour: An Update

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The last time we spoke with Mike Luckovich, the editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution was getting ready to ship out for a tour with the USO. Thankfully, he’s arrived home safe from his trip and joins us again to talk about his experiences with the troops in Germany and Afghanistan.

You can see some of Mike’s drawings from his trip on his blog and you can follow Luckovich on Twitter @mluckovichajc


Tuesday, November 30th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Juanita Williams & Jada Harris

Juanita Williams & Jada Harris

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If you’ve ever seen the AIDS memorial quilt with its panels memorializing thousands of people who’ve died of AIDS, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Juanita Williams’ handiwork in it. Juanita’s a master craftswoman, but she also has a personal stake in the quilt. Williams’ friend and Names Project Foundation coworker Jada Harris interviewed her at StoryCorps.


A Conversation With Writer Fannie Flagg

Fannie Flagg & John Lemley

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Fannie Flagg has a new book out. The Alabama-born actress and author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is now touring the country with her novel, I Still Dream About You.

You can listen to an excerpt from her book below:

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Monday, November 29th

Muss & Turner’s Leftover Sandwich

Muss and Turners

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For many people, last week’s holiday means you’re now confronted with a fridge full of leftovers. Last year, we found a restaurant out in Smyrna that takes the simple idea of making a post-Thanksgiving sandwich and elevates it to an entr�e. The restaurant is Muss and Turner’s and last November, we spoke with Chef de Cuisine Gregg Baker.


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, December 2nd - Rosalynn Carter - Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis

Friday, December 3rd - Tim Green - False Convictions

Saturday, December 4th - Gary Hauk - Where Courageous Inquiry Leads