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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

In the studio for this edition of Jazz Matinee will be guitarists Joe Weinberg and John Stowell. Joe Weinberg is one of the most demanded jazz guitarists and music educators n the New England area. In an average week he teaches about forty-five private students and performs four to five times. Often performing as a solo guitarist, he has also appeared with the aforementioned John Stowell. John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist RAÚL III. Raul has just illustrated the fantastic new graphic novel LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, which was written by Cathy Camper. This wonderful and wild new book is perfect for young readers from ages 8 and up to adults. Tune in and learn about how to trick out a custom car with different parts of the universe, how to draw a black hole and all about lowrider culture. “Bajito y suavecito”. (pictured is mechanic extraordinaire Lupe Impala)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tune in to this edition of Jazz Matinee with host Chet Williamson who will be joined by the talented Davina Sowers. Davina has been performing since the age of 5, with support of an extremely musical family. With great vocals and piano skills, she commands attention on stage and leaves everyone smiling. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:30pm

Inquiry welcomes ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, film and television actress, artist, photographer and writer. With TOM MCLAREN she has produced and written an extraordinary new book of photographs of classic Hollywood stars that have never before been seen by the public. Angela Cartwright was allowed access to the Twentieth Century Fox archives and discovered a veritable treasure trove of what are called continuity photographs: stills taken for the make up, costume and hair departments. These photographs are of the highest quality and reveal a lot about how a film lot works. There are pictures of Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Henry Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, and many, many other stars like you have never seen them before. Angela Cartwright’s book is titled STYLING THE STARS: LOST TREASURES FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX ARCHIVES.  For more information on the book and related events, please go to:   http://angela-cartwright.com . To learn about Angela Cartwright's own artwork, go to:  http://acartwrightstudio.com . Pictured at left: Doris Day from Caprice (1967) from the book.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Professor at Berklee College of Music, Jane Potter, will be joining host Chet Williamson during this Tuesdays Jazz Matinee. Jane performs around the country and internationally with her jazz group and as a soloist. She has performed live on National Park Radio, at the Democratic Convention and WGBH radio station. Jane's regular and current jazz gigs in Greater Boston include an eight-year run at the Oak Bar in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Also joining Chet in the studio at 4:20pm will be American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer, Houston Person. The Eubie Blake Jazz Award winner is best known for his work in soul jazz, distinctive sassy sound and expensive style of playing.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade join host Shaker on Monday night as he welcomes back Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey for another blistering set of little heard soul gem. Also, funk legend George Clinton, founder of Parliament Funkadelic, joins Tom to talk about his amazing career as one of the architects of funk music. Its all starts at 7pm, don't be late!

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jazz musicians find inspiration in many things; Himalayan art is not typically one of them. Jazz Night in America visits the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City to hear interviews and live performances by each of the 5 young finalists for the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellowship. Hear what inspires Jazz Music's most promising young talent, from Cole Porter to Mandalas to fish.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

On this edition of Jazz Matinee Chet Williamson will be joined by Vocalist Marianne Solivan. The 2009 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition finalist has graced recital halls, jam sessions and club stages with noted musicians such as Roy Hargover, Steve Lacy, Jeremy Pelt and more. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:30pm

Who says only modern day presidents used the press to their advantage? From his earliest days, Abraham Lincoln devoured newspapers. As he started out in politics he wrote editorials and letters to argue his case. He spoke to the public directly through the press. He even bought a German-language newspaper to appeal to that growing electorate in his state. Lincoln alternately pampered, battled, and manipulated the three most powerful publishers of the day: Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune, James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald, and Henry Raymond of the New York Times. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with noted Lincoln scholar and best selling author, Harold Holzer about his new book: Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes Linda Przybyszewski, Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. For much of the Twentieth Century a group of woman called “The Dress Doctors” , followed the lead of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through classes and books, taught women dressmaking, clothes budgeting and the fundamentals of style: harmony, rhythm, balance, proportion, and emphasis. They encouraged women to dress for success in the workplace and aimed to turn women into creators not shoppers. Tune in and learn about this little known, but fascinating history of fashion in America and why women’s hats need to make a comeback.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with author and illustrator Annette Cate LeBlanc about her entertaining and informative new book for young readers: Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard. Tune in and find out how Annette got interested in birds and how she crams so much onto every page. This is one of the best books in a long time that teaches young people how to observe and draw the natural world around them!

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