Bonnie Johnson welcomes special guest host Marvin E. Gilmore, Jr. to explore the impact of music on his life work. Gilmore is alumni of New England Conservatory of Music '51 and has spent years serving on its Board of Overseers. The philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, political advisor, honored World War II veteran, percussionist and family man will be joined in the studio by author Paul Katzeff for a book discussion on the recently published biography, Marvin Gilmore: Crusader for Freedom. Tune in at 12pm.
Dancer, choreographer, actor, vocalist and mentor Ilanga (pronounced Ee-laun-ga) talks with Bonnie Johnson about his experience singing in the Roxbury-based Doo Wop group, the G-Clefs. Formed by his brothers, as teenagers, more than sixty years ago, the group harmonized on stages from a roller rink in Revere to Harlem's Apollo Theater, clubs including the former Western Front in Cambridge to the Hatch Shell on Boston's Charles River and Symphony Hall. The group's recordings topped R&B charts in the 50's and 60's. Ilanga (né Arnorld Scott) , the fourth brother and tenor in the group, went on to forge a career in dance while keeping the band alive.
Like his name, which is synonymous to the sun, Ilanga has danced around the world; he founded and directed dance schools in Boston, Holland and Greece. He also created the role of the “Grandfather” in Anthony Williams’ "Urban Nutcracker" and adds a touch of class to the innovative ballet singing with The G-Clefs each year. Ilanga's story and decades long friendship with today's special guest Marvin Gilmore will highlight his "Colors of Jazz". Tune in from noon to 4pm.
Back by popular demand, a pre-recorded show with four hours of songs from the history of the now 56 year-old festival!
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
“The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern
Arranged by: The Grace Kelly Band
We know that whales and dolphins are very intelligent creatures, but do they have a culture? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with HAL WHITEHEAD, University Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Together with biologist Luke Rendell, they have written one of the most though provoking books about animal behavior: THE CULTURAL LIVES OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS. Tune in and learn about how we define culture, social learning in dolphins and Killer Whales, and what the implications are when we think about conserving species that have a culture.
What would Plato think of an MRi of his brain or a visit to the Google campus? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN to talk about her new book: PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY. This book is a wonderful and witty demonstration of why studying Classical Philosophy is still important today as well as an enlightening investigation into why Socrates and Plato emerged as the fathers of philosophy at that particular time in Ancient Greece. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein will be one of the three authors at the upcoming author/dinner at the Goddard Library at Clark University April 7. For more information of that, go to: http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/clark-university-to-hold-book-...
Pianist Ehud Asherie was born in Isreal, spent his early years in Italy and now lives in the States. He brings an international perspective as well as wide musical knowledge to his jazz playing. Judy and Ehud discuss his broad range of influences including Orson Welles whom he considers a major source of inspiration.
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!
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. From the purpose-built, state-of-the-art SFJAZZ Center, the SFJAZZ Collective reimagines classics like "Recorda-Me" and imagines new songs entirely.
One of the biggest art heists in American history took place right here in Massachusetts in 1990 at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. Since that time authorities have made no arrests and leads have been few and far between. Will this case ever be solved? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with investigative reporter and author Stephen Kurkjian. His new book, Master Thieves uncovers new information that just might shed new light on the case.
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