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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Mauro DePasquale, executive director of Worcester Community Cable Access and band leader, singer and pianist for Jazzed Up. This episode aired originally on January 17, 2016.
 
WCCA is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit corporation that administers public-access cable television for Worcester. WCCA operates WCCA TV on Channel 194 – formerly Channel 13 - on Charter Cable’s Worcester system.
 
The mission of WCCA is to:

  • Advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • Provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • Promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • Promote communication through community use of media

 
During the past four years, Jazzed Up has served as “house band” for Luciano's at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and Summer Series at Wayside Inn, has made regular appearances at Oxford’s Casual Dining, and Marlboro’s Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar. They performed at Governor Charlie Baker's Inaugural, on WCCA TV, and right here on 90.5 WICN.
 
Jazzed Up can also be made available as a quartet or full orchestra. The trio can fit any music need, including cocktail hours, concerts, fundraisers, dinner music, holiday parties, corporate events, lounges, film- and recording-session support, and more.

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:00pm

Have you ever wondered what a mathematician does when she or he “works”? What is it like to wrestle with a tough abstract mathematical problem for months or even years? What do mathematicians do to relax? Tonight on Inquiry we will talk with CÉDRIC VILLANI, Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré and a Professor of Mathematics at the Université de Lyon about his fascinating new book BIRTH OF A THEOREM: A MATHEMATICAL ADVENTURE.

The final defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act allowed states to come out for marriage equality and allow gay couples to legally marry. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with the lawyer who brought the case before the Supreme Court that overturned DOMA. ROBERTA KAPLAN is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP and she will be talking about exciting her new book:  THEN COMES MARRIAGE: UNITED STATES V. WINDSOR AND THE DEFEAT OF DOMA.
 

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

This week on The Folk Revival, host Nick Noble celebrates the legacy of the most important and influential Folk concert of all time, the Newport Folk Festival. Nick will bring back memories of great performances by greats like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and many more!

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

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

Featuring:

“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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back photographer and artist TARA SELLIOS. Her large exquisite photographs of dead fish, animals and flowers echo themes found in Dutch, Flemish and Baroque canvases concerned with “memento mori”. Her new body of work, using numerous moths and beetles, is amazing. The photograph shown is a detail of one of her photographs documenting her process of creating her work. To see examples of Tara's work, go to: http://tarasellios.com

 

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 2:30pm

Tonight Inquiry talks with artist MADHINI NIRMAL. Madhini was born in India and now works in New York. Her complex and beautiful paintings, drawings and assemblages are rooted in experiences and traditions from India. She has also done a moving body of work that deals with her stutter and uses painting as an alternative means of expression. Other works of hers are inspired by her interests in the sublime, silence, ecology, veganism and yoga. Don’t miss this conversation with this unique artist! To see examples of Madhini's work, go to her website: http://madhininirmal.weebly.com/

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

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.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of one of soul music's early pioneers, Solomon Burke. In the same league as Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Ray Charles (to name just a few) Burke never had a Top 20 hit, but he was a key figure in soul music. His unique mix of country, gospel and rock music helped define a new genre of music! It all starts at 7 PM!

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Every spring, a New York City community organization puts on a month's worth of jazz events centered around the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival turns the spotlight on a historically African-American region, and often some lesser-heard talents. Though Akua Dixon has played in just about every situation open to a cellist, less frequently does she lead a band bearing her own name. Her music often features her compositions and arrangements for a string ensemble, and occasionally adds her own voice to the mix as well.Jazz Night In America visits the coffee shop and jazz club Sistas' Place — one of the key venues for the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival — to take in a set led by Akua Dixon. In addition to the band featured on her latest album, Dixon is also joined by her two children: vocalist Andromeda Turre and drummer Orion Turre.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:30pm

Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with pop culture expert and author Glen Weldon about his new book, THE CAPED CRUSDAE and the rise of nerd culture.

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