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Erin Wright

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Erin Wright produces "City Lights" and "Strike Up the Band." After studying viola, German and Musicology at UGA, Erin began working at Public Broadcasting Atlanta in 2011. 

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Emily Saliers is best known as one-half of The Indigo Girls – and while the Atlanta folk pop duo is still going strong, she’s finally done something she’s been meaning to do for a long time: Saliers' first solo record, “Murmuration Nation,” is out today.

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Zak Arias

Michelle Malone embodies the rock and roll ethos. She's lived the punk rock lifestyle. She sings the blues with raw honesty. And her songs can tap into the sublime. In short, Michelle Malone is a guitar-slinging, truth-telling Southern storyteller.

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She recently spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about her career, the Georgia music community and her upcoming album.

Courtesy of High Museum of Art

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump proposed a budget that would have eliminated the National Endowment for the Arts, among other federal cultural agencies.

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So far, congressional subcommittees have effectively ignored those proposed cuts, but one new Atlanta coalition isn’t taking any chances.

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According to FilmL.A.’s annual Feature Film Study, 17 major motion pictures were filmed here in 2016, making Georgia the top location for feature film production – much of it in and around Atlanta.

But if the city is in a shot, Atlanta is usually standing in for somewhere else: most recently for New York City in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

cover courtesy Simon & Schuster; photo courtesy of Brantley Gutierrez

Author and screenwriter Anthony Tambakis was born in Connecticut and now lives in California. In between, he lived in Cabbagetown. That’s where, some 14 years ago, he wrote the first draft of a novel.

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That novel is called “Swimming with Bridgeport Girls” and it was published just this month.