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Week of 17 January 2011

Friday, January 21st

Have Your Say - How You Spent Atlanta’s Snow Days

How did you spend your snow week in Atlanta?


All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us how they passed the time during last week’s snowy weather.

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, January 20th

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.

Friday, January 21st - Pleaserock

Monday, January 24th - Sonic Generator Concert

Through March 25th - The Selby Is in Your Place: Photographs by Todd Selby


Tokens of Affection

Georgia Ensemble Theatre performs

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Call it The Parent Trap for grown-ups. Tokens of Affection premiered at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center earlier this month. After taking an extended “intermission” due to a winter storm, the Georgia Ensemble Theatre production is back up and running through January 23rd. John Lemley sat down with playwright and director Topher Payne to discuss the role humor plays in a good relationship, what makes marriage work—and of course, his play.


Wednesday, January 19th

Tom Hizuenga’s Top Ten

Tom Hizuenga's Classical Top 10

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2010 was a great year for classical music. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down to speak with NPR’s reviewer of classical music, Tom Hizuenga, who has compiled a list of his picks for the top ten classical music releases.


Full Radius Dance Company

Full Radius Dance Company

Full Radius Dance Company provides one of Atlanta’s most unique offerings. They work with dancers with and without disabilities to promote and advance modern dance. This weekend at Seven Stages the company will perform “Walking on my Grave” and other dances. WABE’s David Barasoain produced this profile.

What: Walking on my Grave and Other Dances
When: Friday, January 21st at 8pm & Saturday, January 22nd at 2pm/8pm; special show for children/adults with disabilities Friday, January 21st at 10am
Where: 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave NE

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Tuesday, January 18th

StoryCorps - Skelly Holmbeck, Paul & Thomas Pelham

Skelly Holmbeck, Paul & Thomas Pelham

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A conversation between a mother, Skelly Holmbeck, and her sons, Paul Pelham, age ten, and Thomas Pelham III, age 12. The three moved to Florida after Skelly’s divorce, but came to Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth on a recent visit. Skelly started off the conversation—about the tough times the three have gone through—and surmounted—together.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with WABE contributor David Lee Simmons.

Friday, January 21st - Puppet Animation From The National Film Board of Canada

Friday, January 21st - My Dog Tulip

Saturday, January 22nd - Women Without Men


Monday, January 17th

Rapido! Finals

Rapido! 2011 Winner John Elmquist

The Atlanta Chamber Players is the force behind yesterday’s Rapido! finals. The Rapido! Composition Contest is a competition in which contestants have 14 days to compose an original movement of four to six minutes for a mixed ensemble. WABE’s Dave Barasoain dropped by for yesterday’s National Finals, held at the High Museum’s Hill Auditorium, for the music and for the announcement of the winner.

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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, January 18th - Karen Abbott - American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare, THe Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

Tuesday, January 18th - Susan Vreeland - Clara & Mr. Tiffany

THursday, January 20th - Shakesqueer