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James Dempsey plus: Worcester Journal and author dinner

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:30am

Writer and Instructor in the Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute JAMES DEMPSEY returns to Inquiry to promote the upcoming book and author dinner at the Goddard Library, Clark University on April 7. Joining Dempsey in the studio are three interns and contributing editors for the WORCESTER JOURNAL: JEREMY LEVINE (Clark), MARISSA CASEY (Holy Cross) and TOM MATTHEWS (Clark). They talk about the latest issue of the journal and learning the fine art of editing. To view the latest issue of the Worcester Journal, go to:

Molly Guptill Manning: The Myth of Ephraim Tutt

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING, writer and staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, New York. Tonight we discuss one of the weirdest and wildest literary hoaxes. Former lawyer Arthur Train left the legal profession to become a writer and created one of the most memorable characters in American fiction: Ephraim Tutt, classic New England lawyer and champion of justice over the letter of the law.

PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT performing the songs of Elliott Smith

Portland Cello Project will be performing in Northampton on Sunday, April 12 at the Iron Horse. With a repertoire reaching back to Bach and continuing to Taylor Swift (check out their version of Swift's "Shake It Off" here), the Portland Cello Project continue to blur the lines between classical and modern composers.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:00

Music Theory Speaker: Janet Schmalfeldt at UMass

Beethoven’s Violation

TOPIC: Beethoven’s “Violation,” his Cadenza for the First Movement of Mozart’s D-Minor Piano Concerto.  Using formal, motivic, and dramatic content from the first movement of Mozart’s concerto, Beethoven created a cadenza that is distinctly his own.

TIME & LOCATION: 6:30 pm, Room 44, Music Wing of the Fine Arts Center, UMass campus

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:30

UMass Chapel Jazz Ensemble

TIME & LOCATION:  8pm, Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst campus

DIRECTORS: Professors Thomas Giampietro & Felipe Salles

MUSIC: Repertoire ranges from Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, including a premiere by Felipe Salles and a piece by alumnus Chris Merz

TICKETS: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors & minors.  Available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413 545 2511 or at

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Weaving Her "Inner Dialogue"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.

Richard Loren: High Notes: A Rock Memoir

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with RICHARD LOREN, who was a music agent and manager during some of the most pivotal years in the history of Rock. Tune in for some amazing recollections of the Doors, Jefferson Airplane and especially Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Loren’s amazing new book is HIGH NOTES: A ROCK MEMOIR: WORKING WITH ROCK LEGENDS JEFFERSON AIRPLANE THROUGH THE DOORS TO THE GRATEFUL DEAD.

Northern Soul Returns!

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey returns to the WICN studios with yet another incredible set of little heard soul gems. What's Northern Soul?? Find out on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

"Rearranging Magic" - Anthology

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

What happens when fresh creativity is loosed on sublime standards? Rearranging Magic. Here how DreamFarm Radio guests have arranged and rearranged some of the music we know and love.


“Caravan” by Duke Elliington
Arranged by The Maxim Lubarsky Percussion Trio:

“Artistry in Rhythm” and “The Peanut Vender” by Stan Kenton
Arranged by The Kim Richmond Jazz Orchestra

“Interstellar Gaze” based on “Star Eyes” by Gene de Paul and Don Raye
Reimagined by: Trio Now

SFJAZZ Collective Play Joe Henderson (And More)

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America heads to San Francisco, where every year, a group of 8 of the finest players on the global scene today put their heads together on a special writing assignment. First, they all write a new tune specifically for the members of the band. Second, they all rearrange a piece by the jazz great they've chosen to salute this year. For the 2014-15 season, it's tenor saxophone titan and longtime San Francisco resident Joe Henderson.


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