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Comedian Tig Notaro performed her iconic “Hello, I Have Cancer” set five years ago.

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It’s a set of raw gallows humor recounting tragedy after personal tragedy: a bout of intestinal disease, to her Mom dying, to a break-up, and then, a breast cancer diagnosis.

Fortunately, Notaro hasn’t experienced much tragedy in recent years and she’s since made frequent appearances on "Conan," "This American Life" and more.

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Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Every year, the African Children’s Choir selects a small group of children to tour the world, singing and dancing to ensure funding for their education.

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Atlanta-based Producer Erin Bernhardt and Director Danielle Bernstein made a film about the choir called “Imba Means Sing.”

After premiering the film at festivals and classrooms around the world, on iTunes and Amazon and on Delta flights, the documentary was recently added to Netflix.

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Brooklyn publisher Akashic Books has been showcasing the darker side of cities with their noir series since 2004. Now, it's Atlanta's turn.

Fourteen Atlanta writers have contributed to "Atlanta Noir," an anthology of short stories set in the neighborhoods or suburbs of the writer's choice.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with two of the contributors, Daniel Black, whose story is set in Mechanicsville, and Jennifer Harlow, whose story is set in Peachtree City. Several writers will be reading their stories and discussing the anthology tonight at 7:30 at Charis Books.