Eva Tanguay was the Madonna or Lady Gaga of her day. She was the undisputed queen of the vaudeville stage. Her energetic and saucy act inspired writers to call her “the cyclonic comedienne”. She headlined at every venue and wowed every crowd. But suddenly she was no longer in demand and she had a long and sad decline. Tonight we talk with writer and researcher ANDREW L. ERDMAN about his wonderful biography of the QUEEN OF VAUDEVILLE: THE STORY OF EVA TANGUAY.
Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner joins Judy on stage at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and connects with her early jazz roots. Blythe was a jazz singer in college and discusses with Judy how jazz has continued to influence her acting career.
There'll be a riot going on this Monday night as we celebrate the music of Sly & The Family Stone. Join host Tom Shaker as he looks at the musical genius of one of the most visionary artists of the 1960s and 70s. It all starts at 7pm!
Tango and jazz have a natural affinity for one another - both are New World music reshaped by folkloric sensibilities. They found each other under Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla and the pairing continues today with bassist Pablo Aslan. We explore the sounds of modern tango w/ Aslan, bandoneon giant Nestor Marconi and Paquito D'Rivera. Wendell Pierce hosts.
On the surface Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were complete opposites.But over time these two men both of whom would become President of the United States grew to respect and admire one another. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and editor, Jeffrey Frank about his new book,"Ike and Dick". Find out just what brought these two political figures together.
In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino, principal of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Richard Turner, manager of employment and training, and John Valis, employment and training specialist at Veterans Inc. and Farah Diba Sahnoun, associate recruiter of Manpower’s Boston office. They talk about transitioning veterans out of homelessness.
Based in Worcester, Veterans Inc., is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. It has one of the highest rates in the nation – 85 percent – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness.
Since 1991, Veterans Inc., the largest provider of services to veterans and their families in New England, has helped more than 50,000 veterans and their families. Operations are expanding further into New England and beyond in the organization’s effort to achieve its goal of eradicating homelessness among veterans.
Veterans Inc.’s clinical-case management approach addresses the “total veteran”, incorporating job training and employment, health and wellness, and supportive services ranging from transportation to legal advice. This holistic methodology earned Veterans Inc. a “Best Practice” citation from the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
In 2009, Veternans Inc. received two national awards for outstanding performance, from Secretary Eric Shinseki of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SHARON PRESTON-FOLTA, author, marketing media planner, chef and Louis Armstrong’s daughter. Sharon is his only child. But she had to keep this secret because public knowledge of her mother’s twenty year-long affair with the famous jazz musician could have ruined his career. So Sharon grew up leading a double life: rejoicing in her fathers presence and even touring with him and his band yet having to keep her father’s identity secret from friends and school mates. Sharon Preston-Folta’s memoir of her life as Armstrong’s daughter, written with Denene Millner, is titled LITTLE SATCHMO: LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF MY FATHER, LOUIS DANIEL ARMSTRONG.
Could medical cannabis be the next big cash crop for America? What is the real cost of America’s on-going drug war? Tune in tonight when we talk with writer and reporter DOUG FINE who spent a year with the hard-working cannabis farmers of Mendocino County, California where under strict control people are legally growing marijuana for medicinal use despite constant harassment by the Federal government. Doug Fine’s book is: TOO HIGH TO FAIL: CANNABIS AND THE NEW GREEN ECONOMIC REVOLUTION.
Four hours of songs about singing and songs (pre-recorded).
Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from Hawaiian shores to the world’s concert stages. In his hands the humble “little guitar” sings everything from J.S. Bach to the Beatles. On this Song Travels, Shimabukuro performs “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” and joins Feinstein for a duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Inquiry welcomes back ADAM ZAHLER Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Worcester State University. Tonight, Professor Zahler talks about a very exciting and unique theatre production at the university: WAR CHILDREN which premier’s APRIL 18. This is a brand new play about the horrific experiences of young children who are abducted by rebel armies and forced to participate in torture, rape, and killing. War Children explores their experiences, recovery and rehabilitation. This play is an example of “devised theatre” in which the actors and others create and perfect the play from class to class and week to week. It’s a dynamic and exciting process. For information about tickets and show times, go to:
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