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Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

Ari Marcopoulos

Artist Kara Walker spent her teenage years in Atlanta after her father, artist and professor Larry Walker, accepted a position at Georgia State University. Her family lived in Stone Mountain, home of the famous and controversial Confederate memorial carving. That carving, the world's largest bas-relief sculpture, inspired Walker’s own monumental piece, "The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin." It was recently acquired by the High Museum of Art and will on view starting next year.

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More Public Pianos To Be Placed Around Atlanta

Jul 24, 2017
Courtesy of Play Me Again Pianos

Perhaps you've seen them: colorful pianos around the city for anyone to play. Many of these instruments are courtesy of a family project-turned-nonprofit called Play Me Again Pianos.

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The goal is to place 88 pianos in locations around Atlanta. Public pianos are popping up all across the world, but what makes Play Me Again Pianos slightly different is that the group hopes to make the pianos permanent.

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What can the field of medicine learn from art? Polyxeni Potter knows.

For over 20 years Potter served as managing editor of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's medical journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases," which stood out from other journals for publishing — not graphic illustrations of disease on the cover, but classic works of art, from 17th century Dutch masters to Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo and many more.

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Jeff Watkins / Atlanta Shakespeare Company

The Bard’s fantastical farce is getting a slightly more empowered interpretation. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern is mid-run with their production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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“It’s just fun. It’s one of the most playful of Shakespeare’s comedies,” director Tony Brown tells "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes.

Actor Dani Herd characterizes the show as “a good Shakespeare gateway drug.”