Week of 18 January 2010
Friday, January 22nd
All Things Active
John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports and active events.
Thursday, January 21st
Theatre De Rev
You need not speak or understand French to experience the new production from Atlanta’s French theatre ensemble, Théâtre du Rêve. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the company’s artistic director and actor, Park Krausen, translator for the show’s director Valery Warnotte. The show runs through this weekend at Emory University’s performing arts studio on North Decatur Road.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Tuesday, January 26th - Chamber Music at the Tavern
Saturday, January 23rd - Steep Canyon Rangers
Tuesday, January 26th - “Bat Boy The Musical”
Saturday, January 23rd - Musical Tour Through Latin America
Saturday, January 23rd - The Ladies of “Mixed Nuts” Comedy Show
Wednesday, January 20th
The Portrait Unbound
If you’ve ever wanted to see the likes of Sandra Day O’Conner, Dennis Hopper, Hank Aaron and Colin Powell all in one place, now is your chance. They’re among nearly two dozen large scale portraits that will be on display beginning this weekend at the High Museum of Art. But, as WABE’s John Lemley found when talking with the artist, Robert Weingarten, these portraits are anything but traditional.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Sunday, January 24th - Various Artists - Eddie’s Attic
Tuesday, January 19th
Storycorps - MLK Tuxedo
Time now for another installment of StoryCorps, but this story comes from our Griot archive from back in 2007. We are re-running it this week to coincide with our Question of the Week about your stories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, three sisters share their memories about a black-tie affair one of them wanted to attend. Here, Gloria Ann-Jackson recalls asking her sister, Hazel, for a very big favor.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.
Monday, January 18th
Rodrick Dixon — Slavery Documents
As part of A King Celebration, the Atlanta Symphony orchestra’s celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. The program included a piece by the american composer, Donald Sur. His “Slavery Documents” is a provocative work, disturbing as its title implies. Tenor Rodrick Dixon had a prominent role in the performance. Before the concert he talked with WABE’s Lois Reitzes about the work and his role in it.
Local Book Events
Tuesday, January 19th - Robert Crais - “First Rule”
Wednesday, January 20th - Amy Greene - “Bloodroot”
Thursday, January 21st - Temple Grandin - “Animals Make Us Human”
Click Here to listen to Temple Grandin’s interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.