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Week of January 31 2010

Friday, February 4th

Soup-er Bowl

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This winter’s got at least a few more chilly days left, and this weekend’s Superbowl is a great excuse to cook up one last batch of hearty soup. Host John Lemley went to the home of food writer Helen Cauley for hands-on instruction on a fresh version of a perennial favorite. John started out by asking Helen how an inexperienced cook might move from the old red-and-white can, to homemade. Produced by Kate Sweeney.

For more than 15 years, Helen Cauley has written about food for the AJC as well as several local print and online magazines.

Alon’s Tomato Basil Soup

1 large carrot, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 white onion, diced
8-10 tomatoes (depending on size,) chopped
1 T garlic, chopped
8 leaves basil, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste

Add some oil to a stock pot over low heat. Cook garlic, carrots, celery and white onion until tender (5-7 minutes). Add tomatoes and cook for approximately 7 more minutes until tomatoes start breaking down. Add cream and bring to simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and basil. Puree in blender (or use an immersion blender).


Have Your Say - Meaningful Anniversaries

All week we’ve asked listeners to phone in and tell us about an anniversary that was particularly meaningful.

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, February 3rd

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 May 8th - Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections

February 4th through 6th - Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival

Through February 25th - Evelyn Coleman talks about White Socks Only


Toulouse-Lautrec at the High

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You are likely familiar with the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, even if you don’t know who he is. The posters he created toward the end of the 19th century, which portray the Parisian nightlife of cabaret singers and dancers of the Moulin Rouge have been reprinted and sold all the way up to the present day. But right now, the High Museum is exhibiting the original lithographs in “Toulouse-Lautrec & Friends: The Irene And Howard Stein Collection” through May 1st. WABE’s Lois Reitzes took a tour of the exhibit and has this.

Produced by WABE’s Myke Johns.


Wednesday, February 2nd

Bring It On: The Musical

Bring It On: The Musical

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A team of Broadway producers behind Avenue Q, In the Heights and High Fidelity have brought the 2000 film, Bring It On to the Alliance stage for its world premier. WABE’s John Lemley sat down with composer, Tom Kitt and lyricist, Amanda Green for a peek behind the pyramid.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

Friday, February 4th - Bhutto

February 5th through 26th - French Film Yesterday And Today

February 8th through 27th - Atlanta Jewish Film Festival


Tuesday, February 1st

StoryCorps - Antonio & Maru González

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A conversation between a father and a daughter. 56-year-old Antonio González grew up in Puerto Rico and then moved to Georgia to raise his family, including daughter, Maru González. These days, Maru is a student far from home, but on a recent visit back, she invited her dad to StoryCorps because she wanted to make a confession to him.


Audio Artist: Nat Slaughter

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The medium of choice of many artists is a brush and a canvas. For others, it’s the hands-on feel of molding clay. Audio artist Nat Slaughter expresses his appreciation of sound as an art-form. This artist profile was produced by WABE’s David Barasoain. Nat Slaughter currently has a sound installation at the Kiang Gallery in Atlanta as part of an exhibit called After the Suburbs.

Listen to a bonus recording from Nat Slaughter, best heard through headphones, below.

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Monday, January 31st

Broke-ology

True Colors Theatre

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True Colors Theatre opened a new show this past Friday and WABE’s Lois Reitzes had the show’s director, Kenny Leon, who is also True Colors’ artistic director, in for a conversation that began with the title.

True Colors Theatre presents Broke-ology at the Southwest Arts Center through February 20th.


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, February 2nd - Sarah Blake - Postmistress

Thursday, February 3rd - Lisa McLeod - Triangle of Truth

Thursday, February 3rd - Dr. Lawrence Jacksonr - The Indignant Generation