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City Lights: 'Lightning Men'; 'Falsettos'; And More

Sep 12, 2017
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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

Ashley Earles-Bennett / Actor's Express

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

David Garten / National Black Arts Festival

Since 1988, Atlanta has hosted the National Black Arts Festival – a celebration of art and artists of African descent in dance, film, music, theater and more. Earlier this year, the NBAF named Vikki Millender-Morrow as its new president and CEO.

Millender-Morrow joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes in the studio for an interview on her vision for the future of the NBAF, as well as this year’s programming celebrating world music.

Janice Yi

The AJC Decatur Book Festival kicks off Friday with a panel called Journalism in our Current Environment.  Public radio host and author Brooke Gladstone will participate. It’s at 8 p.m. at Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

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Courtesy Malek Jandali

Pianist and composer Malek Jandali started two-week festival Pianos for Peace in 2015.

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He’s best known as a pianist and composer, but the Arab Spring in 2012 and the ongoing Syrian civil war have focused his musical gifts on activism and humanitarian work.

Now in its third year, the program has expanded its partnerships and the number of pianos. Fifty will be placed in spaces across Atlanta, accessible for the public and available for anyone to play.