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This Week on The Soul Serenade

Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate the birthdate of one of Motown's most underrated artists. Tammi, along with Marvin Gaye, scored seven Top 40 hits, including "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" & "You're All I Need to Get By". Some great Motown on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

17th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Against The Grain with Nick DiBiasio presents the 17th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash on Wednesday, May 21st at 7pm, featuring a performance by The Zimmermen in WICN's Performance Hall.

The Zimmermen first got together in May 1998 when Nick invited several RI based musicians into WICN's studios to play the songs of Bob Dylan in honor of his birthday, and have continued the tradition every May. The band was also invited to perform at the September 2013 Pawtucket Arts Festival, and took part in a fund raiser for the RI Music Hall of Fame last November.

Stephen R Palumbi: The Extreme Life of the Sea Hot and Cold

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
Program: 

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi. Tonight we talk about creatures that live in the hottest parts of the oceans and others that live in the coldest. These include Pompeii Worms, Rift Shrimp and Icefish. We also talk about how the animation Little Nemo could have been a lot weirder. 

Lyanda Lynn Haupt: Crow Planet

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
Program: 

Writer LYANDA LYNN HAUPT returns to Inquiry to talk about her book CROW PLANET: ESSENTIAL WISDOM FROM THE URBAN WILDERNESS. Crows are all around us even in cities and as Lyanda writes they are the single most often encountered native wild animals we are likely to see. And everyone has a crow story. Part of the reason is that crows are very intelligent and display elements of reasoning and even imagination. Crows also allow us to enter the world of wild nature that is right outside our door. Forget Hitchcock’s The Birds, tune in and learn just how fascinating these birds really are. 

Jazzing in Cuba

In partnership with leading U.S. jazz stations, WICN has organized a special five day trip to Cuba. Experience Cuban Jazz and more this fall with fellow jazz fans.

Special Trip

Karen Frisk Jazz

Karen Frisk is a jazz vocalist who has performed across the country with both local and world-renowned jazz artists. Frisk had studied with both Merrill Doucette at the Hartford Conservatory for jazz piano and jazz/pop vocals and performance with Roberta Peck-Vater, a music educator and Capitol Records recording artist.

Kent Hewitt, piano
Brian Torff, bass
Rich Tortorigi, drums

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:00

Not Without My Guitar – Attila Vural Live in Concert

The Swiss performer Vural has a long standing excellent reputation in the circle of renowned acoustic innovators. Not as filigree as his famous peer Andy McKee but with more courage for experimental art, he showcases an extravaganza of twelve new pieces from Atmo over Blues to Experimental and Ethno sounds all featured on his six, twelve or even fourteen string guitar! (Guitar Acoustic Magazine)

http://www.lavural.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA-AF9sKTNM

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 20:00

Mattabesett String Collective

Mattabesset is a 5-piece acoustic ensemble playing an eclectic mix of bluegrass, blues, folk, country and rock, all in a string band style. The band has played in various configurations around central Connecticut for over ten years.  Its present lineup includes Barry Chernoff (guitar), Marc Eisner (mandolin), Rebecca McCallum (fiddle), Chad Reddick (bass), and Gil Skillman (banjo, cuatro, and dobro).

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 20:00

Orice Jenkins Trio

Orice Jenkins – vocals, Dan Liparini – guitar, Tom Sullivan – bass

Orice Jenkins is a vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger from Hartford, CT. His music ranges from Lauryn Hill-like hip-hop anthems to powerful Beethoven-like piano pieces, and encompasses nearly everything in between. His newest project, “Around the Piano,” is actually not new at all; it’s a collection of songs that were put together in his early stages of musical development in 2008. The album will finally be released in 2014.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 20:00

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm

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