"Chasin' Dem Blues" is a stage show in Atlanta that tells the story of a chair company that changed the music business. Plus, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" stop by to preview their two-man show coming to Atlanta. Then we stop by a graveyard for retired vehicles and learn about real vampires living in Atlanta.
Paramount Records was a groundbreaking record label that started as a side business for a furniture company in Wisconsin. It recorded artists like Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Ethel Waters. Its story is told in the theatre production “Chasin’ Dem Blues,” now in its final week on stage at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta. Host Celeste Headlee talks to the show’s writer and director Kevin Ramsey and Scott Blackwood, author of “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records.”
And the Emmy-award winning series "Whose Line Is It Anyway" had years of success thanks to the quick wit of its cast. Now two of the show’s well-known members, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, have teamed up to bring a night of improv to a live audience this Friday night at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. We speak with the comedic duo about the art of improv and what makes them laugh. Then, hear what producer Sean Powers discovered when he hopped in his car and headed to Old Car City, the world’s largest known classic car junkyard in White, Georgia.
Plus, thousands of people self-identify as vampires, and one of the most well-known and outspoken communities is right here in Atlanta. Celeste speaks with Georgia Tech’s vampire scholar John Edgar Browning about blood-drinking, psychic-energy absorbing humans. Browning will separate fact from fiction, and talk about a real need for vampire-therapists who understand them.
And much of what we know about our ancestors is owed to the work of archaeologists. But archaeology today struggles to recruit young people. Celeste speaks with the directors of two local archaeology groups about how they’re using technology to attract a new generation of archaeologists and enthusiasts.