Week of 13 April 2009
Friday - April 17, 2009
Atlanta Film Festival
The Atlanta Film Festival kicked off last night. The international screening event has been held in the city every year since 1977. For 2009, as always, there’s so much going on with the Festival that it’s hard to know where to begin. However, we’re in luck, because Gabe Wardel, the Atlanta Film Festival’s executive director is with us to get us started.
Signs of Spring in the neighborhood
All this week we’ve been asking listeners this question “What are the signs of Spring in your neighborhood?” and these are the results
City Café thanks all the dozens of people who phoned in.
Spring Festival - Flowery Branch
Arts Street Festival - Alpharetta
Dogwood Festival - Piedmont Park
Thursday - April 16, 2009
Students Perform Reading, Learn History
This semester, some drama students at Maynard Jackson High School got a chance to apply their love of the fine arts to some important local history. They’ve spent a semester rehearsing a dramatic reading about the life of their school’s namesake, Atlanta’s late mayor. And earlier this week, they performed the reading for their fellow students—and received some dramatic critiques from one of its celebrated authors. Kate Sweeney has more.
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Square Mountain Festival 2009 - Public Square, Dahlonega
Wednesday - April 15, 2009
In the early morning hours of April 15th, 1912, the White Star Liner Titanic sank into the North Atlantic, taking one thousand, five hundred and seventeen of her passengers to the bottom.
Today, portions of the great ship have found their way to our shores in Titanic Aquatic, a special exhibit inside the Georgia Aquarium. Myke Johns took a tour and found that there is much more of the ocean liner in Atlanta than most people know about.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday - April 14, 2009
Arab In America
The online film contest “One Nation, Many Voices” asks filmmakers to explore and shed light on the American Muslim life.
This year’s winners hail from right here in Georgia.
Native, Nabil Abou-Harb and Colin Ferri are recent graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design and this year’s grand prize winner.
Shuler Hensley Awards
The Shuler Hensley Awards, named for the award-winning thespian from Marietta, is meant to honor the many talented local high school students and teachers who annually produce quality work in musical theater.
The Shuler Hensley Award Ceremony takes place tonight at 7 at the Cobb Energy Center.
Monday - April 13, 2009
Eudora Welty Centennial
Pearl McHaney, Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University and editor of the forthcoming Eudora Welty Review is celebrating Welty’s centennial with a Celebration Birthday Party at the Rialto Center for the Arts tonight from 6 to 8 PM.
Local Book Events
Douglas Blackmon - “Slavery by Another Name”
Winston Groom - Livingston Lecture
Leonard Pitts, Jr - “Before I Forget”