Week of 21 September 2009
Friday - September 25, 2009
This week’s question on City Cafe.
All week we’ve been asking listeners “What would you do if you were rich? How would you spend it? Where would you live? How would your relationships change?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.
Creative Loafing Filthy Rich
Our question of the week this time around was a little unusual, it might of even sounded a little materialistic especially for public radio. Over the past few days we asked, What would you do if you were filthy rich? It all has to do with an article appearing in Creative Loafing this week as they kick off their Best of Atlanta Reader’s Survey. Joining us is Managing Editor, Chante LaGon.
Thursday - September 24, 2009
Getting an artist to explain their work can make for a difficult conversation—it’s often best to just stand back and let them show you what they do. With that in mind, we visited the studio of Jane Jaskevich to find out how she can take a stone and, with just a hammer and a chisel, turn it into art.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday - September 23, 2009
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist David Lee Simmons, including a Latin American Film Festival.
Tuesday - September 22, 2009
Theater season in Atlanta is in full swing, and with it an offering of great productions around the metro area. Seven Stages theater company seems to have found its groove with their current production of ‘Hair’. This famed rock musical captures the essence of the nineteen sixties counterculture movement, and over forty years after its premiere in 1967, many of the social and political issues it deals with still feel relevant today. The secret to keeping ‘Hair’ young may be that the musical seems to attract a youthful and energetic cast and crew, and Seven Stages’ production is no exception. We stopped in to a rehearsal and also had a chance to talk with actress Naomi Lavender and technician Jed Drummond about the show.
Atlanta Race Riot
Enraged by newspaper accounts about how black men were treating white women — a group of mostly young white men ran through the streets of Atlanta and attacked blacks all around the city. It’s hard to say how many died in the days that followed, but by some accounts it was scores. Earlier we spoke with Georgia State University Historian Tim Crimmins about this day in Atlanta history.
Monday - September 21, 2009
Over the weekend The Gwinnett Center played host to JapanFest. It’s one of the largest Japanese festivals in the country and typically brings in about 20 thousand visitors over the weekend. And while JapanFest attracts people from all over the Southeast… the instruction of a specific Japanese art form brings some people to Atlanta year round. WABE’s David Barasoain has more.
Local Book Events
Monday , September 21st - Philippa Gregory - “The White Queen”
Tuesday, September 22nd - 27th - AAUW 50th Anual Bookfair
Tuesday, September 22nd - Scott Blum - “Waiting for Autumn”