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Lois Reitzes

Hosts City Lights, Second Cup Concert, ASO Broadcasts and Spivey Soirée

The distinctive voice of Lois Reitzes has been heard over WABE’s airwaves since 1979. From 1982 to 2015, Lois hosted the weekday morning program "Second Cup Concert," which can now be heard on the WABE Classics HD channel. Since January of 2015, Lois has hosted "City Lights with Lois Reitzes," a ground-breaking weekday arts and culture program with a specific mission of elevating Atlanta's arts scene.

In addition to "City Lights" and "Second Cup," Lois produces and hosts WABE’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and "Spivey Soirée" series.  She served as Program Director from 1992-2007, and became Director of Arts and Cultural Programming in 2007. 

Lois pursued graduate study at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. She lists her favorite exercise as reading — preferably while eating! Her favorite island getaway is Manhattan. Lois resides in Atlanta with her husband Don, the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences in Georgia State University's College of Arts & Sciences. The Reitzes have two children, Jackie and Michael, and a golden non-retriever named Rex.

Ways to Connect

courtesy of Theatrical Outfit

Lauren Gunderson is an award-winning Atlanta-born playwright. Her work has been produced nationwide, and here at home by Synchronicity Theater and the Weird Sisters Theater Project. And now, Theatrical Outfit is staging a production of her show "Silent Sky," the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

Gunderson joined us at member station KALW in San Francisco, and WABE's Lois Reitzes spoke to her about the real story behind the play.

From press kit.
Steve Wilson

The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta next week. From Feb. 11-15, the company will perform some of its most well-known pieces, including Alvin Ailey’s celebrated "Revelations." It will also bring an entirely new performance to Atlanta audiences called “Odetta.”

David Coucheron / special to WABE

Starting tonight at Symphony Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concertmaster David Coucheron steps to the edge of the stage as soloist in a series of three concerts featuring Max Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. 1."

David is, in his own words, a mature man of 30 now, but 20 years ago he was learning this concerto behind his parents' backs. The photo above is proof of his (adorable) juvenile delinquency.

Here's WABE's Lois Reitzes in the studio with David, poring over his notes and scribbles:

Courtesy of Harold Holloway and Co.

For over two decades, Eddie’s Attic has been a proving ground for musical acts like the Indigo Girls, the Civil Wars, John Mayer and countless others.

Recently, the Decatur venue has brought classical music to their stage, and now this weekend it is hosting an event they call Gospel Brunch, to be hosted by Ricky McKinnie of the Blind Boys of Alabama.

Italy and the Holocast, Inc.

The annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival begins this evening. For the next few weeks, Atlanta residents can catch screenings of more than 50 feature and short films at different theaters around the metro area.