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Rebecca Parris

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

The First Lady of Boston Jazz - vocalist Rebecca Parris - will be on Jazz Matinee for an interview today. Having shared the stage with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, Parris has also won the Boston Music Awards nine times and is a two-time Grammy nominee. You can catch Rebecca at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, October 18th at 8pm with fellow vocalist Ernie Andrews, who will be here on the air with us tomorrow.

Salisbury Singers at Salem Covenant Church, Worcester, MA

At Salem Covenant Church, 215 Mountain Street East, Worcester, MA

Concert Theme - Poets and Patriots

We commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI with music that calls to mind the sacrifices made during wartime.  Featuring Ralph Vaughn Williams cantata, Dona Nobis Pacem, the concert will also present moving works remembering the fallen and longing for peace.  We also celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem with a star-spangled array of stirring patriotic songs, including our own 200-year-old Star Spangled Banner!

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:30

Carolyn L Kane: Chromatic Algorithms

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:00am

We live at a time in which we are surrounded by visual media and bright colors.  But our experience of color is never just about vision. Colors can also be used to manipulate and control. The colors we now interact with on Tv and our computers are not pigments, like those found in paintings and drawings. Contemporary colors are generated and manipulated through mathematics, using complicated systems very few of us understand. We live in the age of the algorithmic image. Evrything looks bright and colorful, but do we live in a New Dark Age?

Skitch Henderson

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

We revisit Judy’s conversation with the late Skitch Henderson about his Hollywood years with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and his long career with the NBC Orchestra and The Tonight Show.

Conal Fowkes

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

Steve Brown

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

The great British drummer discusses his wide range of influences and his work with Scott Hamilton, John Bunch, Barry Harris and other jazz giants.

Giovanni Bertani

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:30pm

Since 1860, the Tenuta Santa Maria winery in Italy has belonged to the Bertani family, and for the past 150 years, they have engaged in the cultivation of vines. Gaetano Bertani established his commitment to the land in 1971.Today his son Giovanni is running the winery and turning out wonderful aromatic wines that are food friendly and delicious. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Giovanni Bertani  who is here touring the United States as ambassador for his family winery.

Sam & Dave

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Soul Spotlight falls this week on Sam & Dave, in honor of Sam Moore's birthday. The original "Soul Men"! Get their story and hear them at their best, including a killer live set, on this Monday's Soul Serenade. Tom Lucci sits in for Tom Shaker, 7 to 10 pm.

Barry B Powell: new translation of THE ODYSSEY

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

BARRY B. POWELL, the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new dynamic translation of one of the greatest epics in the world: HOMER’S THE ODYSSEY. 

Laurence Steinberg PhD-the new science of adolescence

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:30pm

Adolescence is typically portrayed as a time of out of control emotions, fed by hormones, that is, at best, survived. In the last two decades, there has been a tremendous “growth in the scientific study of adolescence” and this has enabled researchers and parents to better understand what is really happening in the teen brain. It turns out that adolescence is a time of heightened neuroplasticity and it is an exciting time when the teenager learns some of the most important strategies for success in adulthood.


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