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Week of 23 May 2011

Wednesday, May 25th

Catlanta!

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Most street art—or graffiti or however you choose to characterize it—is meant to be eye-catching. Wild, colorful letters and designs on walls and bridges… But one Atlanta street artist is trading on artwork that isn’t always easy to spot. He goes by the name Catlanta—and WABE’s Myke Johns managed to track him down and spend an afternoon hiding cardboard and magnetic cats with the elusive figure.

If you’d like to join in on the fun, you can follow Catlanta on Twitter and become a fan of his on Facebook. Happy hunting!


Tuesday, May 24th

Horizon Theater Visits Avenue Q

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When the musical Avenue Q debuted back in 2003, the puppet show for grown-ups was hailed not only for its rollicking, R-rated comedy, but also for its at-once profane and thoughtful takes on the topics of growing up and carving out a place in the world.
And now, Horizon Theater is doing the first Atlanta-based staging of the Broadway hit. Lois Reitzes sat in on a rehearsal to speak with the cast and with director Heidi Cline McKerley.


StoryCorps Atlanta - MaryAnn & Jim Fletcher

MaryAnn & Jim Fletcher

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Jim Fletcher of Liburn is now 49, but when he met MaryAnn Lando, now MaryAnn Fletcher, he hadn’t yet learned math or how to read. He did, however, have a sense of true love.


Monday, May 23rd

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.

Monday, May 23rd - Justin Cronin - The Passage

Tuesday, May 24th - Star Jones - Satan’s Sisters: A Novel Work of Fiction

Tuesday, May 24th - Mary Alice Monroe - The Butterfly’s Daughter


Decatur Civic Chorus

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That an American choir outside the confines of a church or school has been in existence for 63 years is accomplishment enough, however, there’s even more to the Decatur Civic Chorus’s history. Host John Lemley spoke with members of the group and with current director Mary Ann Sharp, and with her mother Mary Lee Sharp, the choir’s very first accompanist, who is still active in the organization. They told us more about this remarkable ensemble.