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Week of 14 February 2011

Friday, February 18th

Ladies Rock Camp Returns

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Maybe you’ve heard the story. A lot of boys spend their teenage years playing in rock and roll bands—while a lot of girls spend their teenage years cheering in the audience.

Out to change that, Atlanta’s Ladies Rock Camp, taking place this week, is now in its second year.

Ladies Rock Camp is a fundraiser for the Rock Camp for Girls.

Kate Sweeney visited the adult version last year, and brought us the sights and sounds.


Have Your Say - Your First Love

All this Valentines week, we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us about your first great passion, be it your first hobby, the first piece of music you fell in love with, or your first favorite food. This week, we’re thinking about first loves here at City Cafe.

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 17th

Craigslist Poster Will “Do Anything” For A Price

NPR’s All Things Considered ran a story about a young Atlanta man who decided to solve his money problems by placing an ad on Craigslist offering some… unusual services. Guy Raz has the story.


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 August 14th - Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

Through February 27th - The Red Balloon

February 18th & 19th - Jonathan Richman


Wednesday, February 16th

Leader of the Pack

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We talk with Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Brandt Blocker about an upcoming musical revue that pays homage to the work and life of legendary songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who wrote or collaborated on such girl-group tunes as “Chapel of Love,” “Be My Baby,” and of course, “Leader of the Pack.”


Tuesday, February 15th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Stanley Stewart & Brandon Lee

Stanley Stewart & Brandon Lee

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High school students Stanley Stewart and Brandon Lee, ages 16 and 18, go to different schools—but they have a few things in common: They’re both high achievers, both plan on going to college, and in their spare time, they both write for VOX, Atlanta’s citywide newspaper by and for teens. At StoryCorps, Stewart began by telling Brandon about his attitude toward school.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

February 17th & 24th - Gainsbourg

Through February 26th - French Film Yesterday And Today

Thursday February 17th - WonderRoot’s Local Filmakers’ Night


Monday, February 14th

Cacao Atlanta

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On Valentine’s Day, we so often reach for that traditional heart-shaped box without ever considering the origins of its contents. It turns out that right here in Atlanta, there is a chocolate-maker who is truly working from scratch. Her name is Kristen Hard and there is an article devoted to her in this month’s Atlanta Magazine. As we here at City Café are only human, we could not resist a visit to a Cacao Atlanta, where Hard showed us how she transforms her chocolate “from bean… to bar.”
(Produced by WABE’s Myke Johns)


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, February 15th - Belva Davis - Never in my Wildest Dreams

Wednesday, February 16th - Kevin Young - Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels

Wednesday, February 16th - Ellen F. Brown & John Wiley, Jr. - Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood