Artistic Director, Adam Koplan, appears regularly on WABE

Adam has become a regular contributor on City Lights, a daily radio program about Atlanta’s arts and culture scene on the local NPR affiliate, WABE 90.1. Here are links to his appearances where he chats with Lois Reitzes about musical theater history. 

NOTE: Each link leads you into a discussion between City Lights’ Host, Lois Reitzes and Flying Carpet’s Artistic Director, Adam Koplan. The start and end times to Adam’s discussions are provided above each link. To visit the WABE page, please click the link at the end of each topic. To go directly to the sound byte of Lois & Adam’s discussion, please click our short description of each topic.

 

Breman Museum, Theatrical Outfit Celebrate ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Composer (Mar 2nd, 2016)

(0:00 – 16:32)

A spot on Harold Arlen

WABE PAGE: https://www.wabe.org/breman-museum-theatrical-outfit-celebrate-wizard-oz-composer/

 

City Lights: Leiber And Stoller; Matt Haimovitz; And More (Apr 19th 2017)

(15:20 – 33:35)

A spot on Leiber and Stoller

WABE PAGE:  https://www.wabe.org/episode/city-lights-leiber-and-stoller-matt-haimovitz-and-more/

 

City Lights: Irving Berlin; Omar Dorsey; And More (June 21st 2017)

(27:30 – 50:19)

A spot on Irving Berlin

WABE PAGE: http://news.wabe.org/post/city-lights-irving-berlin-omar-dorsey-and-more

 

Adam Koplan On The Origins Of ‘Breaking Into Song’ (June 29th 2017)

(0:00 – 25:47)

A spot on The Rodgers and Hammerstein “Revolution” of Musical Theater

WABE PAGE: http://news.wabe.org/post/adam-koplan-origins-breaking-song

 

City Lights: George Gershwin; ‘Auto Eater’; And More ( July 7th, 2017)

(0:00 – 28:35)

A little about the Gershwins

WABE PAGE: http://news.wabe.org/post/city-lights-george-gershwin-auto-eater-and-more

 

City Lights: Great American Songbook; Girls Rock Camp ATL; And More (July 13th 2017)

(0:00 – 25:56)

A spot on Cole Porter

WABE PAGE: http://news.wabe.org/post/city-lights-great-american-songbook-girls-rock-camp-atl-and-more

 

Adam Koplan Demystifies The Great American Songbook (August 17th 2017)

(0:00 – 30:41)

On overview and working definition of “The Great American Songbook”

WABE PAGE: https://www.wabe.org/adam-koplan-demystifies-great-american-songbook/

 

City Lights: Tap Dancing; NEA Cuts; And More (Sept 6th 2017)

(0:00 -37:33)

Adam Koplan, Andrew Nemr and Lois Reitzes’ discussion of tap dance’s role in the evolution of the Great American Songbook

WABE PAGE: http://cp.wabe.org/post/city-lights-tap-dancing-nea-cuts-and-more

 

Dorothy Fields, An ‘Unsung Hero’ Of The Great American Songbook (Sept 26th 2017)

(0:00 – 26:53)

A discussion on Dorothy Fields

WABE PAGE: https://www.wabe.org/dorothy-fields-unsung-hero-great-american-songbook/

 

City Lights: Literature On Stage And Lyrical Innovations In Hip Hop (Jan. 4th, 2018)

(18:15 – 52:00)

 Adam & Lois discuss Rap and Hip Hop

WABE PAGE:  https://www.wabe.org/episode/city-lights-literature-stage-lyrical-innovations-hip-hop/

 

City Lights: Adam Koplan; The Center For Puppetry Arts (Mar 22nd 2018)

(0:00 – 31:08)

Skeletons in the Closet -A spot on embedded racism and sexism within American Musical Theater History focusing on the legacy of the minstrel shows

WABE PAGE: https://www.wabe.org/episode/city-lights-adam-koplan-center-puppetry-arts/

 

City Lights: Adam Koplan; Mint Gallery; Chavella Vargas (May 1st 2018)

(0:00 – 32:10)

A spot on the Innovations of Kander and Ebb

WABE PAGE: https://www.wabe.org/episode/city-lights-adam-koplan-mint-gallery-chavella-vargas/

 

Lyricists Marilyn And Alan Bergman To Be Celebrated At Breman Concert (May 29th 2018)

(00:00- 34:07)

A piece on the lyricists, Marilyn and Alan Bergman

WABE PAGE: https://www.wabe.org/marilyn-alan-bergman-breman/

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