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The Youth Ensemble of New England

Holiday Orchestral Concert

Free with admission

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 15:00

James Gavin: Is That All There Is? The Strange life of Peggy Lee

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:30am

Inquiry welcomes back writer and biographer JAMES GAVIN. His new book is titled IS THAT ALL THERE IS? THE STRANGE LIFE OF PEGGY LEE. Peggy Lee grew up in a small town in North Dakota but grew up to become one of the most unique, hard working and tenacious singers. Tonight we talk about her signature songs “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?” as well as her film work in “Pete Kelly’s Blues” and her lawsuit against Disney. Peggy Lee was a one of a kind singer that has inspired many other artists over the years, tune in and find out why.

Shane Harris: @ War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:00pm

Cyberspace has become a battlefield and the next major international conflict may very well be fought over the Internet. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist SHANE HARRIS about his latest book @ WAR: THE RISE OF THE MILITARY-INTERNET COMPLEX. This frightening and revealing account traces the development of the NSA’s cadre of elite hackers and how they use “zero day” programs to attack critical enemy targets like nuclear facilities. Of course the United States government and major corporations have themselves been hacked by cyber warriors from China and Russia.

Christopher Hamlin: More Than Hot: A Short History of Fever

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:30pm

Is it getting warm in here or is it me? We have all experienced fevers and don’t think much about them, but centuries ago fevers were feared because they were poorly understood and could be life threatening.  Fevers weren't a symptom, they were the disease itself. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHRISTOPHER HAMLIN, Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His latest book is titled MORE THAN HOT: A SHORT HISTORY OF FEVER. This fascinating history traces the evolution of different culture’s theories about why we get warm and weird when we are sick.

Tre Corda

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Whether reinventing jazz standards, breathing fresh life into classical repertoire, or premiering their own original works, Tre Corda generates a compelling sound all its own. Their works blend composition and improvisation in new and unexpected ways, using the musical vocabulary of classical composers like Bartok and Stravinsky, as well as songs and ideas from the worlds of jazz and popular musics.

Felix Cavaliere

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Joining host Chet Williamson at 4:20pm on this edition of Jazz Matinee is singer/songwriter Felix Cavaliere. Although he was a member of Joey Dee and the Starliters, best known for their hit Peppermint Twist, he is best known for his association with The Young Rascals during the 1960s.

David Maxwell

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

Joining host Chet Williamson at 5:20pm live in the studio is pianist David Maxwell. David Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years playing piano with some of the greatest and well- known musicians in the blues. David plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues. Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive. 

Jennie Wtter

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:30pm

Will the GOP mid term victories have a negative effect on women's access to reproductive health services? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al discusses the issue with Jennie Wetter of the Population Institute

The Ice Man

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Jerry Butler is a soul legend! He sang in a church choir with his boyhood friend Curtis Mayfield, was an original member of The Impressions and went on to a very successful solo career singing, writing and producing. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of one of soul music's most prolific artists. it all starts at 7pm!

Lamine Toure

Information & Tickets HERE

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 22:00


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