Live from the WICN Performance Studio, with P.E. James and Myra McLeod. From 7-8 and 10-11, host Nick Noble will play a variety of tracks—both listener favorites and new recordings—while from 8-10 PM local singer-songwriter P.E. James will perform LIVE before an audience in the WICN Performance Studio, sharing songs from his newest CD—“Snippets”—as well as others from his varied folk and popular repertoire. He will be accompanied by renowned Worcester-based fiddler/violinist Myra McLeod.
This young musician has a beautifully crafted style with a fetching voice and a way of interpreting melodies that is fresh, adventurous and evocative. Together with her husband, Lefteris they form a fearless and seamless duo. I loved Panayota’s voice and the way she intuited new places to go in familiar songs. Her interpretations made each song a brand new journey rather than just a familiar ride down a musical road. Take the trip with us. It all starts right here at DreamFarm with Panayota Haloulkou.
Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage were two real and somewhat eccentric Victorians who conceived of the foundations for modern computing. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SYDNEY PADUA, animator, special effects artists, comics writer and artist about her wonderful steam punk re-imagining of these geniuses THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST COMPUTER. This is a book like no other: part thrilling fiction, part actual history and all wonderfully drawn and written. Bonus: Tune in and learn all about the cheese mite theory of the universe!
What is the future of coal and oil as our primary sources of energy? Can we continue down the road of unlimited growth combined with continued environmental degradation? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute RICHARD HEINBERG. His new book of essays provides some sober assessments of where we are going and what we need to do now: AFTERBURN: SOCIETY BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS.
Saxophonist Eric Schneider talks about working with Count Basie and Earl Hines and performs with Judy onstage for “Jazz Inspired from Kiawah Island."
One of the funkiest families ever, The Isley Brothers defined soul music in the 1960s & 70s. The group's leader, Ron, has one of the most soulful voices in music. He sang lead on hits like "That Lady" "Work to Do" and their classic remake of "Summer Breeze." Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Ron's 74th birthday on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!!
Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, legacy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014). Kenny's stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations on trumpet and flugelhorn have left deep impressions on generations of musicians and listeners. The band features pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind, drummer Jon Wikan, and vocalist Katie Jacobson.
The clock is ticking for Congress to vote on whether to reauthorize section 215 of the Patriot Act—the authority that the NSA has interpreted to allow the U.S. government to vacuum up the call records of millions of Americans. Unless Congress votes otherwise by May 21st, section 215 will expire on June 1st. This week Al speaks with attorney Fredrick Schwarz Jr. who was chief counsel to the U.S. Senate's Church Committee on Intelligence. He will talk about the NSA and it's transparency and accountability to the American people. Tune in this Sunday evening May 17 at 10:30 PM.
In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Zach Combs, founder of African Arts in Education. They talk about the business of building awareness of the birthplace of civilization. In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for African Arts in Education.
African Arts in Education is a Worcester-based, non-profit program that provides an exhibit of authentic African art and produce an educational enrichment program of art, music, history and dance – all, customized for your school. By working in collaboration with professional African performers and teachers, African Arts in Education give our audiences an authentic and inspirational passport to African culture.
African Arts in Education’s mission is to educate, enrich and entertain the broadest audience by sharing the rich music, compelling art and vibrant dance that is Africa, and to give African artists living in America a singular opportunity to be successful cultural ambassadors while earning a living from their arts. The program fulfills its mission of sharing the cultures of Africa through stimulating interactive workshops, compelling performances and engaging school residencies.
African Arts in Education was founded in 2012, in Clinton, and collaboratively developed by Crocodile River Music and Clinton’s Gallery of African Art. Now located in downtown Worcester, AAiE is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Zach Combs is also the founder of the for-profit Crocodile River Music, which performs African music and dance. He attended Connecticut College, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in African Studies and a focus in Elementary Education. It was there that he was first drawn to West African music and culture. He won the prestigious and highly competitive Watson Fellowship, which funds travel and research for a full year outside the United States to exceptional graduating seniors.
Inspired by the traditions of music he learned about as an undergraduate, Zach chose Mali, West Africa to live and study for his year abroad. There, he worked with master drummer Ibrahima Sarr and conducted research on Malian culture in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Since then time, Zach has been working to develop a cultural bridge between the United States and West African traditions.
HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS returns to Inquiry to talk about the latest exhibition “I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR” featuring work by painter DON HARTMANN and photographer LOUIE DESPRES, who join us to talk about their work.
Most people know Mark Mothersbaugh as the front man of the band DEVO. But Mark is really a prolific visual artist, and Devo was just an extension of one his artistic passions. Tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes back ADAM LERNER, the Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. They have organized a show of Mothersbaugh’s artwork and written an amazing catalog of the show: MARK MOTHERSBAUGH: MYOPIA.
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