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Week of 10 October

Friday, October 14th

Picasso to Warhol… and Everything In Between at the High

The High's Michael Rooks with Warhol's Self-Portrait

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The city of Atlanta has some fascinating out of town visitors, and you’ll be able to visit them at the High Museum in their exhibit, Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters. Containing around one hundred works by some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, the collection is a collaboration between the High and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who are lending these works. WABE’s Lois Reitzes and Myke Johns went down to the gallery to take it all in.

Picasso to Warhol runs from October 15th through April 29th at the High Museum.


Thursday, October 13th

The Ghastly Dreadfuls at Center for Puppetry Arts

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For the past six years, Atlanta’s own Center for Puppetry Arts has presented a special variety show of Halloween-themed works during the month of October. The Ghastly Dreadfuls, a show specifically for ages eighteen and up, features macabre tales from all over the world. The newest among them, Angela Carter’s “Bloody Chamber”, is a story based on the classic Bluebeard folktale. Earlier this week, producer Scott Casavant stopped by the Center to learn more about The Ghastly Dreadfuls, and the grown-up side of puppets.


This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison

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The AJC’s Shane Harrison talks about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.


Wednesday, October 12th

Freud’s Last Session

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What happens when two iconic thinkers get together for a conversation? A play opening at Theatrical Outfit digs into that very idea. Freud’s Last Session, which premiered back in 2009, has enjoyed an extended run off-Broadway, and now it’s come to Atlanta’s Balzer Theater. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat with David De Vries, the actor tackling the role of Sigmund Freud, to talk about the role and the show’s background.


Outwrite: Closing its Doors?

Since opening in 1993, Outwrite Bookstore in Midtown Atlanta has been an institution for Atlanta’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Last week however, Outwrite’s owner, Philip Rafshoon, announced that his store is experiencing dire financial trouble—and is in danger of closing. WABE’s Denis O’Hayer has been covering the story, and has interviewed Rafshoon. Host John Lemley sat down to talk with Denis about Outwrite’s battle for survival.

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Click below to hear Denis O’Hayer’s original interview with Rafshoon following last week’s announcement. The interview first aired on WABE’s broadcast of All Things Considered.

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Tuesday, October 11th

StoryCorps Atlanta: Jorge Cruz-Calderon & Hasan Irier

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A conversation between chosen family. Hasan Irier immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey in the 1990s, and after about a decade here, he signed up to be a “big brother” through the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters. His “Little Brother” for the last six years has been 12-year-old Jorge Cruz-Calderon. Neither had a brother before they met. Hasan started the conversation.

This story was recorded in partnership with LaAmistad, a program that mentors Latino students.


Georgia History: Peace in the Gate City

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Most visitors to Piedmont Park have seen the monumental statue standing just inside the 14th Street entrance, overlooking the playing fields. The statue was dedicated one-hundred years ago, on October 10th, 1911. Host John Lemley met with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University, to learn about the story behind the monument. He began by describing the statue. Produced by WABE’s Myke Johns.


Monday, October 10th

Academy Theatre Production Divides By Four

(L to R) Paige Steadman, Jacquelyn Wyer & Tafee Patterson

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So a new age-er, a tennis pro, a real estate mogul and a rabbi walk into an apartment. It’s not the set-up for a joke, but the premise of the Academy Theatre’s current production, Divided Among Themselves—which closes this week. In this work, the father of four estranged daughters leaves his living will with Samantha, who is a rabbi. The audience is then locked in with four sisters and over a half-million dollars in question. Here, WABE’s Myke Johns sits with the theater’s Artistic Director Robert Drake to get deeper into this boiler-room parlor drama.


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.