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Richard Zacks: Island of Vice

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:00am
Program: 

In the 1890s New York City was truly a “Sin City”. Illegal gambling was rampant. Countless bars and taverns guaranteed spectacular alcohol consumption even on Sundays when the bars were supposed to be closed. It was estimated that there were minimally 30, 000 prostitutes active in the metropolis at the time, and shocking live sex shows could be found any night in certain sections of the city. So where were the city’s police force? The police were part of the city’s Tammany Hall political machine and were astonishingly corrupt and on the take.

Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jean Baptise Thielemans was born April 29, 1922. Over his long and colorful life, the harmonica man has lived in and played the music of Belgium, Paris and New York -- not to mention his most recent love, Brazil. In this concert, he chooses songs by Mancini and Miles, a quote from "La Marseillaise and a piece by Jacques Brel, and a melding of "Bridges (Milton Nascimento) and "God Bless America.

Neil Sedaka

Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than 50 years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America’s collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early ‘60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the Monkees, among others. On this episode, Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”

Tony Bennett

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Tony Bennett talks about his long career, early inspirations, iconic sessions with Bill Evans and his recent Grammy-winning “Duets II” CD with an all-star cast: Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, K.D. Lang, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood, and Mariah Carey.

Ed Sanders & Rachael Herz

Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 9:00pm
Program: 

Inquiry welcomes ED SANDERS, co-founder of the legendary band The Fugs, founder of the Peace Eye Bookstore, writer and filmmaker. His new book, FUG YOU: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PEACE-EYE BOOKSTORE, THE F**K YOU PRESS, THE FUGS AND COUNTERCULTURE IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE is a personal alternative history of the decade of the Sixties. Tune in tonight and find out about the “mimeograph revolution”, the concept of a “total assault on culture” and of course, how The Fugs were formed.

The Zimmermen: Celebrating Bob Dylan's Birthday

Host: WICN disc jockey Nick DiBiasio.

The cast of characters marking our fifteenth and traditional anniversary consists of the usual suspects:

Fred Wilkes - Guitar, vocals
Mederick "Rick" Bellaire - Guitar, mandolin, percussion, vocals
Richard Sage - Keyboards, vocals
John Dunn - Bass guitar, vocals
Vincent Pasternak - Violin, viola, mandolin, guitar
Kenny Johnson - Drums
Nick DiBiasio - Percussion, vocals

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 20:00

Knights of Columbus Hall, Burrillville

99 Roosevelt Avenue
Burrillville, RI 02859

Intuition: The Music of Bill Evans

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a "quiet fire" that has influenced entire generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with guitarist and Evans collaborator Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like "Waltz for Debby," "Five" and "Peri's Scope."

The Starlight Jazz Jam

In the Starlight Jams, participants can play on any tune at any time after the opening house band set. Designed for a more professional level of playing. The host band may call tunes, keys or tempos.

Note: Newcomers, diners and listeners are always welcome at any or all jams! Of course! Where would we be, without you?

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Brooke Sofferman

2nd Sunday: John Funkhouser

3rd Sunday: All-Star Jam Session and Fund-Raiser

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 19:30

The Sunset Jazz Jam

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Steve Berke

2nd Sunday: Molly Flannery

3rd Sunday: Michael Chasse

4th Sunday: Wendy Nottonson

5th Sunday (occasional) Joan Watson-Jones and "The Jazz Room Live!"

In  the sunset jams, participants can expect to call the tunes, keys and tempos, after the opening house band set.(Note to vocalists, in particular: please bring charts!). We have great food, great atmosphere, and lots of supportive people!  All ages Welcome!

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 16:00

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