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Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ahmad Jamal is an American jazz pianist, composer, and educator. According to American music critic Stanley Crouch, Jamal is second in importance in the development of jazz after 1945 only to Charlie Parker.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz when WICN's Bonnie Johnson welcomes vocalist Nedelka Prescod, grammy-nominated trumpeter Tim Hagans and Museum of Fine Arts Boston curator Jasmine Hagans as we celebrate jazz composer, pianist, poet Sun Ra. On Sunday, May 11th at 2pm, Ms. Prescod and Mr. Hagans will perform at the MFA in a 10-piece ensemble of New England Conservatory students and faculty under the direction of NEC jazz studies chair Ken Schaphorst in a concert entitled Sun Ra: Space Is Still the Most Colorful Place. Sun Ra was born on May 22, 1914 in Birmingham, AL and passed on May 30, 1993. Listen Now.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Songs from 1948-1978, the 30-year period of the 20th century’s biggest folk music revival and the “Great Folk Music Scare” at its peak from 1959-1969.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist MK BROWN. A new collection of her work has just been published titled STRANGER THAN LIFE: 1970-2013 CARTOONS AND COMICS. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. MK Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published, so tune in and learn why.. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning poet MARTHA SILANO. She talks about her new collection of poems titled RECKLESS LOVELY  as well THE DAILY POET: DAY-BY-DAY PROMPTS FOR YOUR WRITING PRACTICE written with Kelli Russell Agodon. Tune in and listen to one of the most exciting and original new voices in contemporary poetry read her poem “Ode To Frida Kahlo’s Eyebrows”.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Musician Billy Joel discusses his studies with jazz great Lennie Tristano and how jazz influences his own music.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker & celebrate Cinco de Mayo with soul & funk music from south of the border. BYOB! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, she’s joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30pm

Is the art of letter writing or writing in general a thing of the past? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with bestselling author Nina Sankovitch. Her new book, Signed, Sealed and Delivered offers a strong argument for why we must never stop writing and why our children must be inspired to pick up the pen or pencil.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and activist LEAH VINCENT about her harrowing memoir CUT ME LOOSE: SIN AND SALVATION AFTER MY ULTRA-ORTHODOX CHILDHOOD. This is a gripping and heart-wrenching account of Leah’s long process of breaking away from her very strict and conservative religious background and becoming her own person.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte was a Baltimore legend, one of America’s first international celebrities. A remarkable beauty, she married the charming and spoiled Jérôme Bonaparte of France when she was only seventeen but was quickly abandoned by him thanks to the wishes of Napoleon and the French Government. From that moment on, Betsy lived an incredible  life, a self-made woman who would have nothing to do with petty romance again. She traveled back and forth  to Europe, dismissing her many would be suitors along the way. But that is only part of Betsy’s amazing story. Tune in tonight to Inquiry when we speak with historian and writer CAROL BERKIN. She is currently the Baruch Presidential Professor of History. Her latest biography is titled WONDROUS BEAUTY: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ELIZABETH PATTERSON BONAPARTE.

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