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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

Can you imagine what the Doors songs would have sounded like if they had been created with acoustic guitars? Would ‘Light My Fire” or ‘Break On Through’ have been as powerful played on acoustic guitars and filled with vocal harmonies? Curious?

So were James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt.

These veteran composers/vocalists/musicians teamed up to record an acoustic guitar album like no other, “All Wood and Doors” - 12 classic Doors songs sung and played by Cliff and James, accompanied by an all star line up of highly regarded guest musicians: Timothy B Schmit (the Eagles), Peter Tork (the Monkees), Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), Scott Breadman (the Rippingtons, Lindsey Buckingham), the truly remarkable Chad Watson (David Arkenstone, Janis Ian).

On Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm, Nick DiBiasio will host a very special live radio concert on Against the Grain, featuring James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt performing songs from 'All Wood and Doors', as well as songs from their own solo albums in WICN‘s Performance Studio, and you can be a part of our live studio audience.

Admission is free! Make your reservation by calling WICN at 508-752-0700 between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, or via e-mail to nickdibiasio@wicn.org.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

The popular Glee and 30 Rock star (pun not intended) Cheyenne Jackson has a special place for music, especially Broadway. He has been the understudy of both male leads in Thoroughly Modern Millie and his cabaret debut Back to the Start, continuing to spend much of his time on the stage while maintaining roles in two popular TV series. Cheyenne mentioned that his love for music rolls back to when searched for old vinyl at yard sales back in Idaho and fell in love with Broadway when he first saw Les Miserables with his French teacher. 

On this week's Song Travels, Michael Feinstein is joined by the popular vocalist as they discuss Cheyenne's long journey from Idaho to Broadway, as well as perform tunes by Tom Waits, Elton John, and Katy Perry.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 10:00am

JOHN H. McCORMACK is a truly unique artist and landscape designer. Tune in tonight and learn about the stunningly beautiful Stuck gardens in Westport that he created, his projects in the Himalayas, his career in “wearable” art and what it takes to create a garden that is also a piece of installation art. To learn more about John’s art and gardening, go to his website: www.westportartandgarden.com
Note: the photograph is by Sheila Carroll  of an uncommon SACHEM butterfly nectaring in the Stuck Gardens

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Cabaret singer/pianist Eric Comstock discusses creating the off Broadway show “Our Sinatra” and what jazz has done to inspire and expand his performances

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he observes Veteran's Day with soul songs honoring the troops. Artists like Bill Withers, The Players and Frieda Payne will be featured. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 10:30pm

Do actions speak louder than words? Find out this week as Al is joined by nationally recognized body language expert, Patti Wood. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Regis and Kelley,Nancy Grace,Discovery Channel etc... The emphasis will be on the Presidential candidates and how the unspoken word can sometimes be just as effective as the spoken. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a truly fascinating discussion.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 9:00pm

Artist, photographer and teacher Stephen DiRado has been taking deeply beautiful and mysterious black and white portrait photographs of people at the clothes optional beach in Martha’s Vineyard since 1988. Although Stephen has worked on numerous other interesting series of works, his Martha’s Vineyard series is certainly his longest running and most complex series. Stephen has now made a color film of his work on the island that is part documentary, part autobiography and part very personal meditation on what he has accomplished.  The film gives the viewer an insight to how Stephen works, the painstaking processes of setting up his shots and shows what he has to go through to create a successful photograph. Tune in tonight as Stephen talks about why he decided to make A Summer Spent: A Film By Stephen DiRado. An exclusive screening of A Summer Spent will be shown at the Worcester Historical Museum on October 25 at 6:30 PM. See the following link for details:
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The special guests on tonight’s Inquiry are Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Rachael Aruz, independent curator. They are here to talk about two new exciting and thought provoking exhibitions at the Decordova: two collaborative installations by Jean Shin and Brian Ripel, Castles in the Air and Measuring the Depths of His Own Nature and a retrospective exhibition of the work of Julianne Swartz titled How Deep Is Your. Tune in and learn about these interesting artists and their work. For more details about these exhibitions, go to: http://www.decordova.org/

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 4:00pm

Jazz pianist and bandleader Yoko Miwa started out playing classical piano at the age of four. The Kobe, Japan native first heard jazz as a teenager and immediately fell in love with the music. Today, her playing has been described as that of a "jazz poet". In the last year, the Berklee College of Music graduate was also appointed Assistant Professor at her alma mater. Ms. Miwa has played sold-out shows in Boston and New York City including, among others, a special concert for Marian McPartland & Friends at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with Jazz at Lincoln Center in and the WICN Brown Bag Concert Series: Fall 2011.
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The Yoko Miwa Trio has released half a dozen CDs including Live at Scullers, recorded at the jazz club and voted Best CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes. This summer, while touring in Japan, the trio released their debut JVC Victor Entertainment label CD entitled Act Naturally. Voted Best Jazz Act by the Boston Phoenix in the 2012 Best Music Poll, Miwa and her trio are set to return to Scullers Jazz Club for a live performance on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

Catch Colors of Jazz as host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Yoko Miwa to the WICN studios for a closer look at the artist and her music.

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Benny Green is joined by Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums as they perform Monk's Dream: Fifty Years Fresh on this week's JazzSet. Theolonious Monk's revolutionary music has influenced Green's piano style since he was a child and is exemplified through Green's usage of his whole body while performing Monk's material at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

A Tribute to Veterans for Veterans Day, along with several tracks from albums new to the station, will create an eclectic mix of musical magic. Each hour, host Nick Noble will feature both songs in honor of Veterans Day, as well as a variety of offerings from new releases by contemporary artists. Enjoy!

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