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Atlanta’s Donald Glover is the first black director to win an Emmy for a comedy series. He won Sunday night for his show, "Atlanta." Glover also writes and stars in the show.

“First I want to thank the great algorithm that put us all here. I want to thank my parents that are in the audience, this is nuts,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Later in the night, Glover won another Emmy, for best actor in a comedy. In that speech, he thanked the city of Atlanta.

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Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig are classic characters in the classic story of friendship: E.B. White’s children’s novel “Charlotte’s Web.”

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The book came out in 1952, and since then has been adapted into films, a musical, a video game and, also, a puppet show.

The Center for Puppetry Arts opens “Charlotte’s Web” next week. "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes spoke with puppeteers Amy Sweeney and Nikolas Carleo about the production and White’s enduring story.

Atlanta's Dulcé Sloan Makes Her 'Daily Show' Debut

Sep 15, 2017
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Raised in a joke-cracking family, Dulcé Sloan was introduced to standup comedy at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta. She also attributes the Laughing Skull as the place where she honed her craft, which just landed her as the newest correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”

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She made her debut last week and spoke with "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes about what she has planned for her time on the show.

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Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon is back from the Berkshire Theatre Festival and is headed to Broadway to direct a revival of “Children of a Lesser God.” But he is not home to rest. Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company just opened “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” a musical based on the songs and poetry of Tupac Shakur.

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