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July 18th is opening day of the 20th anniversary of Atlanta's National Black Arts Festival. Steve Goss talks with Leatrice Ellzy, the festival's manager of Artistic Programming

Could something like an internet encyclopedia, which can be changed by just about anyone, offer some practical lessons for theatre and the theatre business?

Could something like an internet encyclopedia, which can be changed by just about anyone, offer some practical lessons for theatre and the theatre business?

Could something like an internet encyclopedia, which can be changed by just about anyone, offer some practical lessons for theatre and the theatre business?

Could something like an internet encyclopedia, which can be changed by just about anyone, offer some practical lessons for theatre and the theatre business?

James Baldwin's complex tale of a church community comes to the Alliance.

Atlanta, Ga – A key feature of this year's National Black Arts Festival, Andrea Frye directs this bittersweet examination of faith and family, and the role of the church in the African American community. WABE's Lois Reitzes recently spoke with Frye about the show and we visited the cast in their last week of rehearsal.

A musical form of yoga begins to take off with metro residents.

Atlanta, Ga – For centuries, the meditative effects of devotional chanting have played an important role in cultures around the world.

As our American culture becomes more frenetic, more and more people are turning to calming practices like yoga, and Kirtan (keer-ton)- its musical form of meditation, originating from Indian Sanskrit.

Here in Atlanta, the effects are beginning to resonate, as Susan Mittleman reports.

Athens man's quest for folk music

Atlanta, Ga – During the 1940s and 50s, field recordings made by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress introduced Americans to traditional music and led to the folk revival. Coffee houses, hootenannies, and groups like The Weavers and the Smothers Brothers took the country by storm. By the mid-1960s, rock and roll and the British invasion had captured America's listening tastes. Folk music disappeared, and some thought it was dead.

Salman Rushdie, "Distinguished Writer in Residence" at Emory University, has just published his new novel, "The Enchantress of Florence".

This weekend's performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest will highlight the acting work of teens

Atlanta, GA – Even at Atlanta's Shakespeare Tavern, arguably the Shakespeare epicenter of Atlanta, not all teenagers start off loving or even liking Shakespeare. But the theatre is spending the summer helping teens come to their own understanding of the Bard's work -- and of themselves. Dana Goldman has this report.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus made a triumphant second appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic

Organist Bradley Hunter Welch performs at Spivey Hall

For 50 years, the Atlanta Boy Choir has traveled the world as the city's musical ambassadors. On their last trip, the boys sang while floating in gondolas on Venice's Grand Canal.

"What do you do when you're not sure?" Those are the opening words of John Patrick Shanley's play, "Doubt," onstage now at the Alliance Theatre.

Atlanta, GA – John Patrick Shanley's play, "DOUBT" won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play uses suspicion, fear and power to examine the role of uncertainty in our lives. Doubt is now on stage at the Alliance Theater through May 4th. Their Artistic Director, Susan Booth, recently spoke to WABE's Lois Reitzes.

As the Atlanta Film Festival comes to an end. The closing film is The Visitor---written and directed by Tom McCarthy. It's the unique friendship that develops between an economics professor and the two illegal immigrants he found living in his New York apartment.

The French playwright is given an American voice in a new translation of "In the Solitude of Cotton Fields."

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival concludes today. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

The Play, by Winter Miller, tells the story of a newspaper reporter who's life becomes intertwined with story she's trying to tell.

Atlanta, Ga –

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival now runs through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast.

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival now runs through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

Local filmmakers showcase their entries in the Rapid I Movement Competition.

Atlanta, GA – The Atlanta Film Festival presents an evening of narrative shorts at the Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.
These short-form films, 12 in all, are winners of the Rapid i Movement competitions held in Atlanta in the spring and fall of each year.

 

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival now runs through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival now runs through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival now runs through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival now runs through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

Atlanta, GA – The festival runs now through the 19th. The films will be screened at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Since 1977, the Atlanta Film Festival has brought international and independent films to the city. The Atlanta Film Festival is the largest and longest running film festival in the Southeast. Today's showings include:

The Atlanta Film Festival is a collection of 150 films in Atlanta that will be shown over a ten day period.

This weekend in Atlanta two unlikely elements of art will perform together at the Fox Theatre?

The Choir of Boys and Men of Gloucester Cathedral sings at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Edited and Produced by Wanda Yang Temko

Soprano Kate Royal sings music of Strauss, Debussy, Canteloube, Rodrigo, and Granados

Edited and Produced by Wanda Yang Temko

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