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It’s Saturday morning in northwest Atlanta, and I’m standing in a warehouse with a middle school art teacher admiring the aesthetic qualities of a loading pallet.

“You see that pallet?” Cherokee County teacher Catherine Woodruff asks, pointing across the room, “It looks like an art piece all by itself.”

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure … or in this case, another person’s art supplies. This past weekend, a partnership of architects and interior designers held a sort of rummage sale with that intent.

Courtesy of Impulse Repertory Company

Two plays, both alike in dignity, are taking the stage over the next two weeks. Impulse Repertory Company is producing both the ancient Greek story of Antigone and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

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The two shows are being produced together with a theme of "Speaking Truth To Power." They run in repertory Aug. 9 — 20 at the Out Front Theater.

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Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

Wes Cummings

The fauna of Atlanta's creative communities is diverse and expansive, and an organization called Deer Bear Wolf seems like a good fit to try to bring them together.

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Courtesy of Atlanta Film Society

If you want to know anything about the film industry, ask Linda Burns.

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The filmmaker has years of experience making movies here in Atlanta and across the nation. Burns is an instructor for the Atlanta Film Society and also runs the PA Academy.

She spoke with "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes about how people can get their start in the industry and why education is imperative for Georgia's growing film industry.