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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Composer, woodwind artist Rob Mosher talks with host Bonnie Johnson about Polebridge, his latest CD that merges classical chamber music with folk & jazz. Inspired by the tiny town in Montana, Polebridge is described as "Chamber Music for the Wild West".  Mosher performs at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3, 2014 at 10pm.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 10:00am

Join the fun this Saturday morning on the Big Band Brunch as host Howard Caplan chats with Eddie Mekka - beloved Carmine on the hit TV series "Laverne and Shirley", and Worcester native. They will talk about Mekka's upcoming performance as Tevya in the Greater Lowell Music Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof" June 27, 28 and 29. They'll also talk about, and play cuts from, his album of great American standards, plus relive memories from the set of Laverne and Shirley!

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Music from artists who have or will be appearing at the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and others.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tonight Julie Lavender welcomes the Track Clark Band; tune in to hear their exciting music.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Joseph Paul Locke is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA returns to Inquiry to talk about all his new projects: His new book Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, the next volume in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a new title in the Platypus Police Squad series and the Comics Squad : Recess book, a wonderful anthology of young people’s comics writers and authors. All this and  a trip to the Library of Congress too. PLUS: 2 SPECIAL GUEST STARS!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 3:30pm

Tonight Inquiry welcomes HISHAM D. AIDI, a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. His important new book is titled REBEL MUSIC: RACE, EMPIRE, AND THE NEW MUSLIM YOUTH CULTURE. “Music is a powerful lens through which to view the identities and movements emerging in Muslim communities.” Writes Hisham D. Aidi in the introduction to this complex and fascinating history. Be sure to tune in, 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

This Monday join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a Motown legend's birthday. As part of Holland–Dozier–Holland, Lamont Dozier  produced many hits for Motown's greatest; The Supremes, The Four Tops & Martha & The Vandellas, to name just a few. He was also a successful performer in his own right, with songs like "Fish Ain't Bitin" & "All Cried Out.' It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

‘La Perfecta’ – pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri’s first band -- aptly describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves and jazz rhythms. Palmieri takes the helm  with  two of his ensembles - the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet – in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of music.


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