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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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Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Each summer as the temperatures and humidity increase, the mountains of western North Carolina offer Atlantans relief from the heat amidst beautiful scenery.

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For music lovers, the perfect complement to the awe-inspiring vistas is the annual Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. The festival is a summer-long celebration of jazz and classical music, often in informal and intimate settings.

photo courtesy Alan Alda, cover image courtesy Random House

Good actors are good communicators, and no actor may understand that more thoroughly than Alan Alda.

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In his new book, "If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures on the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating," Alda shares fascinating and powerful lessons on communication, written with his trademark ease and humor.

The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the High Museum, the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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Doug Shipman is the new CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center, effective July 18.

He’s taking over for Virginia Hepner, who’s been the Center’s CEO since 2012. The WAC houses three flagship institutions of the visual and performing arts in the South: the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre.

The structure of the Woodruff is unusual. More than just a campus, the Woodruff has its own board overseeing the operations of the entire institution, as well as the boards of its member organizations.

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The Harlem Quartet is on a mission: to advance diversity in classical music.

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But the Quartet – comprised of violinists Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador and cellist Felix Umansky – quickly learned that in order to diversify the audience for classical music, they first needed to diversify their own repertoire.

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