With a career spanning three decades, Johnny Clegg pioneered a new, unique sound combining Western rock with Zulu rhythms and became one of South Africa's most prolific musicians and an international superstar.
Known for his lively, energetic stage performances, he returns to Boston after a stellar sold-out performance last year.
"Roots reggae rhythms blessed with finger-picked guitar is at the core: Fans of the early Wailers will be as beguiled as Afro-popsters. Underlying it all is a plea for peace from voices heartbreakingly familiar with the consequences of the alternative."- Boston Herald
The prodigiously talented American violinist Hilary Hahn possesses a flawless technique and an instinctively razor-sharp interpretive acumen. Her probing interpretations, technical brilliance and commitment to new music have made her one of the most sought-after artists of our time.
Dale LePage - voted "male entertainer of the year" by Worcester Living Magazine readers, will perform at Tower Hill Botanic Garden at a special concert.
LePage will entertain guests with his sultry tones for a cabaret style concert with accomplished friends Bobby Gadoury and Thomas Spears. Their wide repertoire includes classics from talented artists such as Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald and more.
This week Al's guest is Warren Littlefield the former President of NBC Entertainment. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for an irresistible insiders account of the greatest era in television history. All the juicy and hilarious details about the actors and network executives who made it all happen. Littlefield will also be discussing his new book, "Top Of The Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."
Born in May, 1912, Terkel helped define an era in Chicago, writing about jazz, working, war, life, death. In his prose, young composer Josh Moshier finds a framework for "Touch and Go: The Studs Terkel Project for the Moshier-LeBrun Collective.
Born into Hollywood royalty, Liza Minnelli has made her own name on the stage and screen. Her role in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret made her an international sensation and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She continues to wow audiences the world over with her delightful presence and powerful voice. Minnelli joins her good friend Feinstein for an enlightening discussion of her life and the evolution of her approach to song.
A smooth pairing as renowned pianists Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis take the stage for two rousing sets. The 88-year old Brubeck shows he still is the master of the 88s on "Take Five," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Over the Rainbow." Lewis' gospel and funk tinged sound will lift you out of your seat with "The In Crowd," "Wade in the Water" and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Inquiry welcomes back artist, writer and natural historian JULIE ZICKEFOOSE to talk about her new book THE BLUEBIRD EFFECT: UNCOMMON BONDS WITH COMMON BIRDS. This sumptuous and fascinating book details her decades long experiences in rehabilitating young birds and is one of the best natural history books published this year. Rehabilitating nestlings is hard, frustrating, time consuming work that is also very rewarding because you get to know the birds intimately in a way no birder or even most ornithologists do.
DA BURDZ month residency... An evening of psychedelic sights & sounds.. New musical/visual/edible guests each week, as well as an extended set of improvisations by Da Burdz (featuring members of Apollo Sunshine, Sunburned Hand of the Man & Doomstar)