On August 1, 1981 MTV was launched. It was an idea that most people thought ridiculous and doomed to failure. Most people associated with the start up of MTV, on the air and behind the scenes, had had no previous experience in the media. If that wasn’t daunting enough, when MTV started there was an incredibly slim selection of music videos to play. But it soon became obvious that MTV would play an important role in shaping the musical tastes of Middle America as well as having a dramatic impact on the artists whose videos were shown. Tune in tonight as Inquiry talks with writer and editor CRAIG MARKS. Along with writer Rob Tannebaum, Craig has written the definitive history of this music video revolution, the wild careers of the early VJs, the accusations of racism in MTVs early programming and the craziness of trying to come up with ideas for the new music vids. Marks and Tannebaum’s book is titled I WANT MY MTV: THE UNCENSORED STORY OF THE MUSIC VIDEO REVOLUTION
She considered by many to be one of the most original jazz vocalists around and has mentored and taught many of today's brightest singing stars. Dominique Eade visits on Thursday's "Jazz New England." She's taught at New England Conservatory for over 25 years, collaborated with just about every major player in jazz and has a new recording with one of her major influences, pianist Ran Blake. Join us Thursday when the amazing Dominique Eade visits Jazz New England, Thursday at 2 pm.
As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.”
Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talked to Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present his arrangements of Serbian folk songs as reborn jazz orchestrations
Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on tonight’s show. Dr. King’s message had quite a soundtrack, featuring artists like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, the Impressions and Sam Cook to name just a few. It all starts at 7pm!
For thirty years, the NEA has gathered the masters of jazz to honor their own. Join us as we highlight these decades - including 2011 inductees Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, Orrin Keepnews, Ellis Marsalis and the Marsalis family -- in music and words. And we'll hear from the creator of the Jazz Masters award A.B. Spellman.
Have you ever wondered how all those great wines we see in liquor stores and on restaurant wine lists get there? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Eric Perez, one of New England's top wine salespeople. He'll explain the distribution process and how wines go from vineyard to store shelf.
The Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference is designed to cultivate business relationships with a spirit of mutual benefit and civic interest. The 3rd Annual Conference is scheduled for April 30, 2012 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The theme is "How Can Massachusetts Build Bridges to a 21st Century Economy?"
The 2nd Annual Conference was held in May 2011 at the same location. The theme was "Improve and Grow the Economy of the Commonwealth by Advancing Business Sustainability."
The annual Conference is designed to advance the knowledge, perspective and networks of all sector leaders and others working to create a sustainable economy, improve economic recovery and growth, reduce operation costs, drive job creation, build sustainable communities and expand the green economy in Massachusetts. This is achieved with interactive panels, roundtable discussions and single-leader sessions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and a networking reception.
In an encore episode of The Business Beat, originally aired last July, Steve D'Agostino interviews Crystal Adeline Johnson, founder and organizer of the Mass. Sustainable Economy Conference.
James Abram Garfield was one of the most unique and complex presidents of the United States. Born into extreme poverty, he fought in the Civil War and later became a champion of Black suffrage. He believed education was the salvation of the nation and that science achieved the greatest good of humanity. He never sought the office of the President, but was reluctantly dragged into running on the Republican ticket stating “This honor comes to me unsought. I have never had the presidential fever, not even for a day.” Widely admired and beloved, he was brutally cut down by the psychotic assassin Guiteau only to die a slow and painful death over two months due not to the bullet, but because of infection and a doctor’s neglect. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer and editor CANDICE MILLARD. Her new history DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE AND THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT recounts the life of Garfield as well of those around him, in one of the most engaging and interesting history books of this year. If you love American history, don’t miss tonight’s show!
Inquiry welcomes back writer, teacher and critic MAGGIE NELSON, here to talk about two books JANE (A MURDER) and THE RED PARTS (A MEMOIR). It was only as an adult that Ms Nelson discovered that her aunt, Jane, had been brutally murdered by a serial killer. Jane had been a brilliant student at the University of Michigan in the late 1960s, but her brutalized body was found in a remote rural cemetery. In JANE, Maggie Nelson attempts to let Jane speak for herself though long excerpts from Jane’s journals combined with Maggie’s uncovering how this shocking event had affected her family. Just as she was mailing in the manuscript for JANE, Michigan police call Maggie’s family to reveal that due to new DNA evidence they are about to arrest Jane’s killer decades after the crime. While JANE is poetic, deeply tragic and lyrical, THE RED PARTS (A MEMOIR) is a powerful, shocking, scary, gripping and brutally honest account of Maggie’s Nelson’s experience in court while trying to make some sense of this violent crime.
Join Al Dean on Jazz Matinee as he brings two of his good friends, Bandleader Kenny Hadley, of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, and tenor sax man Arnie Krakowsky on to play some of their favorite tunes! Kenny and Arnie have been playing together for years and have tremendous chemistry both on stage and in the studio.
Check out Kenny and Arnie performing together in the Kenny Hadley Big Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik26wz5QFYw&feature=related