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Margaret Creighton, Dennis Pratt & Dr. Tom Shaker

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 9:00pm

In 1901, the Pan-American Exposition opened in Buffalo New York. It was hoped this “world’s fair” would do for Buffalo what the “White City” did for Chicago. Instead, a President of the United States was assassinated there. And that’s just part of what occurred at this off kilter exposition. It’s a story of going over the falls in barrels, the kidnapping of the “Doll Lady” and the attempt to electrocute a beloved elephant. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer MARGARET CREIGHTON, professor of history at Bates College. Her new book is THE ELECTRIFYING FALL OF RAINBOW CITY: SPECTACLE AND ASSASSINATION AT THE 1901 WORLD’S FAIR.

Rhode Island was once a hotbed of jazz music and the history of jazz in that state is complex and varied. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with jazz musician DENNIS PRATT and college professor DR. TOM SHAKER, host of “Soul Serenade” on WICN. They have written the definitive history of jazz in Rhode Island: A TREASURY OF RHODE ISLAND JAZZ & SWING MUSICIANS. Tune in and hear tales of the legendary Celebrity Club!

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