Week of 17 January 2011
Friday, January 21st
Have Your Say - How You Spent Atlanta’s Snow Days
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.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Thursday, January 20th
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
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
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
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 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
Tuesday, January 18th
StoryCorps - Skelly Holmbeck, Paul & Thomas Pelham
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.
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
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.
Local 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