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Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

The story of the modern jazz piano can be heard in the hands of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Earl "Bud" Powell. Hines worked with Louis Armstrong and brought a new dimension from ragtime. Powell's inventive, emotional soloing brought the piano into the bebop era. Pianist Marcus Roberts and his nonet take us through theses innovators of piano with songs such as "Bubbling Over" and "Dance of the Infidels."

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:30pm

The Constitution was born out of revolution. In fact the framers created the Constitution to reflect this and for future generations to react to their times. However, many will argue that some have taken this to the extreme. Case in point, "The Occupy" movement. What's your interpretation? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Constitutional scholar and author David Bodenhamer. You have a perfect right to agree or disagree.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:00pm

Greendale Physical Therapy Centers are located in Clinton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Woburn. “You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to be treated like one" is their motto. Their team has worked with numerous professional and Olympic athletes.

Greendale Physical Therapy is owned by physical therapists, who operate an outpatient orthopedic physical-therapy practice. They offer sports, manual, exercise-based and aquatic physical-therapy services. Jon Dooley is the founder as well as the director of operations and a physical therapist of Greendale Physical Therapy.

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino talks with Jon Dooley about the impact of physical therapy on America’s health-care costs.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:00pm

Tonight we welcome back writer, critic and long-time columnist and blogger for Vanity Fair JAMES WOLCOTT who continues his conversation about his book LUCKING OUT: MY LIFE GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY IN SEVENTIES NEW YORK. Tonight, James Wolcott discusses how long it took for him to be considered an established New York critic, the proliferation and mainstreaming of porn during that decade and finally his discovery and deep love of ballet.

Inquiry welcomes back ADAM ZAHLER, Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Department of Visual Arts at Worcester State University. Tonight , Adam discusses two radically different plays he is directing. Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR won the Laurence Olivier Award for the best new play of 1999. It takes place in a rural Irish pub and revolved around reminisces and classic storytelling. Performances will be on February 23, 24, 25 at 8PM and February 26 at 2PM. Then Adam discusses Sarah Ruhl’s (pictured) DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE an unusual comedy with elements of magical realism, this is a play about human relationships conflicting with modern technology. Performances are April 19, 20 and 21 at 8PM and April 22 at 2PM. For information and reservations, call 508 929 8843.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 4:00pm

This is a must listen this weekend on Bonnie Johnson's Color's of Jazz program. Bonnie will be interviewing the living legend, Hugh Masekela. The South African trumpeter and singer has toured across the globe, won a Grammy, and had several number one singles. In addition to the success of his musical voice, he is a legend for his activism and work to end apartheid in his native South Africa.

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Bebop met chamber music at the 1949 Charlie Parker with Strings recording session. Steve Wilson brings a fresh, original take to this classic material, including a piece or two that did not get recorded. He beamingly calls his string quintet "the crown jewels" with his working group -- Bruce Barth, Michael Bowie and Lewis Nash -- at the KC Jazz Club.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

This edition of Folk Revival features an eclectic mix of folk songs, old and new, presented by Nick Noble. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 2:00pm

A real treat on Thursday's Jazz New England when the amazing Rebecca Parris visits. She's New England's sweetheart and has a Valentine's Day show coming up. We'll hear about that, discuss her long and illustrious career and, of course, enjoy some humorous stories from this New England great!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber.

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