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Bria Skonberg

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Event Date: 
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:30

“Smokin' In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse (1966) [Deluxe Edition]”

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Woo-hoo - it’s not every Monday that the new music desk can report on a brand spankin’ new release from Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly!

Ron Isley

Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Program: 

One of soul music's most recognizable voices, Ron Isley's silky, sexy and passionate vocals has been a staple of the Isley Brothers since the late 1950s. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his 76th birthday on this edition of the Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

UMass Amherst to Host National Band Symposium

Later this month, the Minuteman Marching Band, led by Director Timothy Anderson, will host the College Band Directors National Association’s Annual Athletic Bands Symposium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from May 31 – June 3, 2017. 

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 19:00 to Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:00

UMass Amherst Music & Dance to Host Alumni Workshop

UMass Music & Dance Department to Host Workshop for Alumni

As part of the UMass Amherst’s upcoming Alumni Weekend (June 2-3), the Department of Music & Dance is hosting a special Alumni Music Workshop for UMass graduates who wish to brush up on their instrumental music skills. Alumni from any department or major are invited to practice alongside fellow UMass graduates in a relaxed and informal setting.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:00

Abigail Tucker: The Lion in the Living Room

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Program: 

They live with us, but often times they act less like a pet than a roommate with “issues”. Sometimes you get the feeling if they could go shopping and open a can, they could do without us entirely. Still we love our cats dearly. But what is it about these coy mammals that makes them so appealing? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ABIGAIL TUCKER, writer, journalist and correspondent for Smithsonian magazine. Her new book will make you look at dear little Molly in quite a different light: THE LION IN THE LIVING ROOM: HOW CATS TAMED US AND TOOK OVER THE WORLD. 

Joan Garry: Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Program: 

Nonprofits face serious leadership challenges when it comes to their board and the Executive Director. Without solid leadership, most nonprofits become dysfunctional and may even cease to exist. So what is unique about leadership in nonprofits? Tonight on Inquiry we talk JOAN GARRY, teacher and consultant for hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes. Her new book should be required reading for all staff, board members and volunteers of any nonprofit: JOAN GARRY’S GUIDE TO NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: BECAUSE NONPROFITS ARE MESSY.

Manal al-Sharif: Daring to Drive

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Program: 

Tonight’s guest was rudely awakened one night when Saudi Arabian secret police came to arrest and jail her for just driving a car. MANAL AL-SHARIF is a women’s rights activist from Saudi Arabia. For her, driving a car was not an act of religious or political disrespect, it was just exercising what she saw as her right. But her  jailing caused a huge Saudi backlash. Her new book is an honest and at times chilling memoir of what it was like to grow up female in a repressive Saudi Arabia: DARING TO DRIVE: A SAUDI  WOMAN’S AWAKENING.

Summer of Love

Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:00pm
Program: 

Tonight we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SUMMER OF LOVE. So let’s split for the coast, hang out at a pad on “the Haight” and catch “The Plane” and do some Owsley Purple. All night we will celebrate the rock music from the San Francisco area of the late 60s but also listen to the music of 1967 from the rest of the States and Britain. So put a flower in your hair and wear your love like heaven and let’s all get groovy.

Host: Uncle “tune in, turn on and drop out” Mark

Leigh Montville

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:30pm
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With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold.

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