Week of 30 November 2009
Friday, December 4th
Question of the Week - Fortune Cookie Message
All week we’ve been asking listeners what fortune cookie message they would like to pass on to a friend or loved one. Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.
Thursday, December 3rd
Delta Heritage Museum DC-3
At the world’s largest airport, what’s now the world’s biggest airline maintains a nod to its humble beginnings. Known as the “Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum” its prized DC-3 airplane is housed in a hanger on the airport campus. Recently, airplane buff and WABE reporter Jim Burress toured the museum and takes us along for the “ride.”
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday, December 2nd
30 in 30
John Kessler has been a writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1997. He has served as the paper’s dining critic, a columnist in the weekly Food & Drink section, and currently writes the “Sunday Restaurant Stories” column as well as the Food & More blog. In his recent series 30 in 30, he chronicles his journey through thirty Atlanta restaurants in thirty days.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday, December 1st
Cantamos is an Atlanta-based a cappella ensemble under the direction of Jesse Hooper who are offering a special guest-studded, song and dance-filled program of Christmas music this upcoming weekend. Hooper sat down with our own Lois Reitzes to fill us in on the details.
StoryCorps Atlanta - Das
Dale Youngkin and Samir Das got engaged this year. It was a move neither ever imagined growing up, since Dale and Samir are both men. But now the two engineers are imagining their future together, and remembering how they both ended up in Atlanta in the first place.
Monday, November 30th
Syrian musician Malek Jandali has had a career full of travel—from his early studies in Germany to the North Carolina School of the Arts to Queens University and across Europe and the Middle East. But his curiosity brought him back home, where he became interested in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit on the Mediterranean coast and a small cuneiform tablet dating back to 3400 BC which had inscribed on it the oldest known musical notation in the world. Jandali has since recorded a piece based on that notation with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. The young musician recently paid us a visit to talk to us about his relationship with the music of his homeland.
Local Book Events
Wednesday, Decmber 2nd - Mireille Guiliano - Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire
Friday, December 4th - Bruce Weigl & Kevin Pilkington
Friday, December 4th - Sue Grafton - U is for Undertow