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Week of 25 April 2011

Thursday, April 28th

Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus

Dr. David Morrow is well known for his work with the Morehouse College Glee Club. And this weekend you can see and hear more of his handy work, but this time with a local community chorus. More specifically, the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus. This choir has been making music for the Atlanta community for decades and in advance of this weekend’s performance, we stopped in on one of the rehearsals.

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This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison

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Atlanta Journal Constitution “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around the city this week.

April 30th through May 1st - Inman Park Spring Festival

April 29th through May 1st - Atlanta Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show

Saturday, April 30th - Fulton Science Academy International Heritage Festival


Wednesday, April 27th

Farmers’ Market Season Arrives

Food writer Helen Cauley At The Farmer's Market

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Farmers’ market season is just kicking off around metro Atlanta. Food writer Helen Cauley and Host John Lemley recently planned a meal of their own while visiting the Dunwoody Green Market. The story begins with the sound of bluegrass—from local duo The Cherokee Cut-Ups—who provided a cheerful soundtrack for some early-morning shopping.

Here are just a few of the local farmers’ markets around the metro area: Morningside Market
Peachtree Road Farmers Market (Buckhead)
East Lake Farmers Market
East Atlanta Farmers Market
Green Market at Piedmont Park
Marietta Square Farmers Market
Kennesaw Farmers Market
Acworth Farmers Market
Brookwood Farmers Market (Cumming)
Downtown Alpharetta
Lawrenceville Farmers Market


Jazz Appreciation Month: A Conversation with WABE’s H. Johnson

WABE's H Johnson

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and WABE is lucky enough to have an in-house authority on the genre in H. Johnson, who’s been doing his Saturday night program “Jazz Classics,” since the late 1970s. Recently we had a conversation with H. about his show, how he got into jazz in the first place, and how you know when it really does have that swing.

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Tuesday, April 26th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Jason Donovan & Em Crosby

Jason Donovan & Em Crosby

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On this StoryCorps: the story of a social conscience being awakened. Teacher Em Crosby grew up in Texas in the 1950s as the only child of a white couple. During that time, a bus ride awakened her to that time’s political reality. She told her story to her son, Jason Donovan.


August: Osage County

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Onstage now at the Alliance Theatre is a play that explores the complex, gritty and often darkly funny aspects of family relationships. The Alliance’s production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning play August: Osage County is directed by Susan Booth and stars Brenda Bynum. Earlier, the two of them sat down with WABE’s Lois Reitzes to talk about the play, and Susan began by speaking about playwright Tracy Letts’ unique treatment of the dysfunctional family.


Monday, April 25th

The Big Uneasy - Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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Harry Shearer is known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the mockumentary Spinal Tap. He also performs the voice of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons. His latest project has him shifting gears into serious work in his film called The Big Uneasy. The movie covers Shearer’s investigation into the causes of the breach of levies in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. WABE’s David Barasoain recently sat down with Harry Shearer. He began the conversation by asking what the movie is about.