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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 4:00pm

Robert Glasper can perhaps be classified as being among the most innovative of jazz collaborators of the 21st century. Glasper is in demand... Besides touring the world with his current release Black Radio and the Robert Glasper Experiment, the jazz pianist has been found lecturing at schools such as Berklee College of Music and Harvard University. Glasper is in the forefront of American Classical Music, bringing enlightened musical conversation and merging the genres of jazz, rock, R&B and hip-hop.

Tune in at 4pm to catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie Johnson and company speak candidly with Mr. Glasper and members of the band.

Recorded by: www.cotepercussion.com

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

They're married but don't have much time to rehearse together. So when Bill and Renee play, "...it clicks! There's a warmth there," as Rosnes told NPR in a double interview. Double Portrait is their album and you can hear highlights from one recent night, two concerts, in the Family Theater on WICN 90.5 this Friday, October 12 at 6PM.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

Don't miss a special show with Nick Noble, as he presents his listener's favorites as well as tracks from new releases and special guests Carolyn Waters and Charlie Peacock. Be sure to tune in Thursday, October 11th at 7PM.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:00pm

In this special edition of Against the Grain, Aztec Two-Step will return to the WICN studio for their 4th visit. Their first appearance was in our old building on Chatham St on Jan 16, 2003, when they performed on air before a small audience in the conference room; their second appearance was one of the first performances in our current performance studio on March 10, 2005 for Nick DiBiasio's "Live in The Contemporary Cafe" series; and their third appearance was in the main broadcast studio for an interview/performance on Oct 22, 2008. This time around will be a one hour interview/performance celebrating their 40th anniversary as a duo, and the release of the latest album, "Cause & Effect", on their own Red Engine Records.

After taking their name from a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem and recording the first song ever written about Jack Kerouac’s iconic American novel, On The Road - discover the band that has been described as the bridge to the Beat Generation and instrumental in ushering the music of the sixties into the 1970’s and beyond. For more than four decades, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have been writing and performing songs that helped make their generation’s musical memories, all the while inspiring a generation of young singer songwriters.

For more information please visit: http://www.aztectwostep.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

The accomplished Bette Midler, also known as "The Divine Miss M," joins MIchael Feinstein for this week's edition of Song Travels. On the program, Midler will play some of her favorite tunes from her archived collection ranging from "Louis Jordan to vintage Hawaiian music to Destiny's Child." Midler has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, and nominated for two Academy Awards during her prolific entertainment career. Feinstein presents her with a solo arrangement of "And I'll Be There," a song written for her by the legendary songwriting team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:00am

Is there such a thing as “gay culture”? If so, what is the relationship between gay culture and sexuality? Is there a “right way” to be gay? What is the function of a camp take on Mildred Pierce? The answers to these complex questions also help define sex roles in the larger American culture. Tune in tonight when we have an interesting discussion about culture and sexual orientation with DAVID M. HALPERIN, the W.H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His new book HOW TO BE GAY began as a controversial course he offered years ago that posed these questions and many more.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vocalist/arranger/pianist talks about his Lambert, Hendricks and Ross style vocal group and his many adventures working with Dame Edna, hosted by Judy Carmichael.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back ADAM ZAHLER, Associate Professor of Theatre at Worcester State University and also the Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department. Adam talks about the new production of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece ANGELS IN AMERICA: THE MILLENNIUM APPROACHES. Performances at Worcester State University will be November 15, 16, and 17at 8PM and November 18 at 2PM.  For information about tickets and times, please go to:
https://wordpress.worcester.edu/tickets-now-on-sale-for-fall-production-...

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Overton Vertis Wright is commonly known as one of the greatest southern soul singers ever. His vocals recall his church beginnings and the hard, short life he lead. He recorded for legendary Memphis labels, Goldwax and Hi records. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates O.V. Wright's life and music on Monday night at 7pm.

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

There are many ways of displaying love through words and actions, but music expresses love on another dimension. This week, Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano perform "songs of love" alongside host Wendell Pierce. Make sure you catch the magic this Monday, October 8th at 6PM.

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