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Christopher Miller & Jim Davies

Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
Program: 

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer CHRISTOPHER MILLER who has compiled and hilarious and fascinating encyclopedia of funny objects and conventions from the comics, jokes and films of the early decades of the Twentieth Century. Included are citations on anvils, hen-pecked husbands, B.O., pie fights, Limburger Cheese  and so much more. If you have ever watched a Three Stooges short and wondered what “alum” was, tune in tonight when we discuss: AMERICAN CORNBALL: A LAFFOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE FORMERLY FUNNY.

David Casarett, Honee Hess, Mihoko & Tomo Sakai

Date: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
Program: 

Certain fortunate people have had their heart stopped but are later revived and live to talk about it. A very few have been non-responsive for what seems to be a very long time, even more than an hour, and then came back to life. What is going on? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DAVID CASARETT, MD, physician, researcher and tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Richard Balls: Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
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During the 70s and 80s, Stiff Records was the small British recording label that broke all the rules and turned the heat up on the majors. Artists that at one time or another were associated with Stiff Records included Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, The Damned, The Go-Gos, Devo, Madness, The Pogues, Tracey Ullman and many more. What was the secret of Stiff’s incredible success? Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with journalist RICHARD BALLS about his new musical history BE STIFF: THE STIFF RECORDS STORY. 

Viv Albertine: Part II

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
Program: 

VIV ALBERTINE is an artist, filmmaker, musician and former guitarist for the legendary band The Slits. Her latest solo album is titled The Vermillion Border. Viv returns to Inquiry tonight to continue her discussion of her autobiography; CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. After she left the Slits, Viv Albertine had to redefine her life, to discover what she really wanted to become. She became a filmmaker, got married, had a daughter and had a long brutal battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Lynne Cherry: Empowering Young Voices for the Planet

Date: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Inquiry welcomes back author, illustrator, lecturer and filmmaker LYNNE CHERRY. Tonight, Lynn talks about EMPOWERING YOUNG VOICES FOR THE PLANET a thorough teacher’s guide to educating young people about global climate change: how to approach this difficult subject and how to get your students involved. For more information on the films about student projects discussed on this show, please go to: http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Worcester Center for Crafts : Harmony

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
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Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back HONEE HESS, Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining us in the studio are two artists from the new exhibition HARMONY. MIHOKO WAKABAYASHI is a fabric artist who is a SAORI weaver. TOMO SAKAI is a glass artist who casts her glass work. Tune in and learn how these very different artists create works that are both traditional and contemporary. For more information on Harmony, please go to the website at: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Sean McFate

Date: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:30pm
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Will future wars and conflicts be fought by private mercenaries who are hired by the government? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by military strategist and author Sean McFate. His new book "The Modern Mercenary" is an eye opening account of how private companies are being hired out to handle global conflicts for profit.

30th Annual UMass High School Honor Band concert

TIME & LOCATION
7pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

CONDUCTORS
UMass Department of Music & Dance Professors Matthew Westgate & Timothy T. Anderson, plus guest conductor Carol Hayward, Bowling Green State University

MUSICIANS
250 outstanding musicians from 50 high schools in seven states

THIS IS A FREE CONCERT AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 19:00

Jazz Brunch - Yoko Miwa Trio

www.yokomiwa.com

Event Date: 
Sun, 01/18/2015 - 12:00

International Guitar Night

The Cabot is thrilled to present International Guitar Night, the 19-year-old brainchild of visionary Brian Gore. Over the years, the original idea has grown into world tours that have captured the imaginations of audiences everywhere. The concerts represent a forum for the world's finest guitarists/composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas with their peers in public concert. IGN has spawned numerous CDs on Favored Nations Records and Warner Music Canada.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 19:30

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