So many folk songs have religious and spiritual themes, so here’s four hours of the best!
Kenny Shanker is a saxophonist, pianist, vocalist, and award-winning composer. A gifted musician, Shanker had an ear for composing music and playing the saxophone. Join Chet as he interviews Kenny, live on WICN!
Ian Dury was a unique British musical talent. The music he made with his band The Blockheads was part funk, part music hall and part rock. His stage presence was that of a rowdy entertainer, a “lawless brat from a council flat”, not a rock star. Nobody sounded like Ian, before or since. Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back journalist RICHARD BALLS to talk about his wild biography that takes it’s title from one of Dury’s iconic anthems: SEX AND DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: THE LIFE OF IAN DURY.
Kevin Fort is a Chicago based jazz pianist, composer, and educator. He has been an active performer in Chicago for nearly 15 years and has worked with such notable musicians as John Clayton, Bill Watrous, Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Bergeron, and Rick Baptist. Join Chet as he interviews Kevin!
Bassist Jay Leonhart starting playing multiple instruments as a child and by his early teens had his own TV show with his banjo-playing brother Bill. Leonhart eventually found his home on the bass, but kept the variety going with collaborations with everyone from Judy Garland and Carly Simon to Sinatra and Sting.
Join host Chet Williamson as he chats with Jovan Alexandre, an incredible tenor saxophonist. Jovan Alexandre is an emerging jazz tenor saxophone phenomenon, known for the brightness of his tone and the elegant bearing of his compositions.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of soul music's most prolific writers, Bobby Womack. From his early days singing gospel and working with Sam Cooke to his legendary solo career, Bobby left a powerful musical legacy when he passed away last year. It all starts at 7pm!
All piano, all the time from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It’s a two part concert. First Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation pay tribute to Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and Chick Corea. And, as a special bonus, 11-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander will perform nightly in a special solo set. According to Wynton Marsalis, "Joey is a little genius just 10 years old playing with emotional depth like that of above a young adult."
Eddie Henderson is a jazz trumpeter who was born into a very popular family. His mother was a dancer at the original Cotton Club, and counted Billie Holiday, Lena Horne and Sarah Vaughan as friends. His birth father was in a major vocal group, The Charioteers. And his stepfather was a doctor to the stars: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and more. With all of that talent surrounding him during childhood, he just had to turn out a jazz musician. Eddie Henderson has just released what he considers an audio autobiography, an album that covers many of the tunes he's played through his career. It's calledCollective Portrait.
In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ann Lisi of the the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, They talk about the revival of Leadership Worcester.
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and dozens of community leaders have come together to re-energize the popular Leadership Worcester program. The new program, which will begin in September 2015, will identify motivated individuals who aspire to take an active leadership role in Worcester and the surrounding towns and are interested in learning and honing new leadership skills for the long-term benefit of the community. The Leadership Worcester Class of 2015 will represent all sectors of the community—business, non-profit, education, and government.
The nine-month program will begin with a two-day overnight retreat that bonds the group, determines individual leadership strengths and challenges, and provides a general context about Greater Worcester, its strengths, and opportunities. The sessions will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from October to May, plus two evening networking events. Each session will explore a regional topic and will help participants acquire an understanding of how critical issues affect Central Massachusetts.
Since February 1, applications have been available online at www.LeadershipWorcester.com. Completed applications are due by the end of day on April 1, 2015. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 2015.
A nomination from an employer is recommended when an applicant is employed, and at least one letter of recommendation is required when an applicant is applying as a volunteer/resident or is self-employed. A limited amount of scholarship assistance has been made possible through the generosity of Worcester foundations, including Fuller Foundation, Stoddard Charitable Trust, Hoche-Scofield, George I. Alden, and the Fletcher Foundation.
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The Worcester Cultural Coalition is the unified voice of Worcester's cultural community whose members are the leaders of the City's sixty-plus arts and cultural institutions and organizations.
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