The lead singer and founding member of the Isley Brothers turns 73 this week. Ron's smooth and sultry vocals were the trademark of this legendary soul/funk family band. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Ron's birthday with some great music; from "Twist & Shout" to "That Lady" to "Harvest For The World" for decades the Isley's helped define soul music. It all starts at 7pm!
The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz – veterans sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Join us to honor these Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Host Chet Williamson chats with pianist Lenny Marcus: http://www.lennymarcusmusic.com/
It took roughly three weeks for the U.S. to announce some concrete action to help bring back the more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terrorist militants. The International Violence Against Women Act would compel a more immediate and effective response. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Rita Sharma Co-founder of "Women Thrive Worldwide". Can the violence against women be stopped?
Listen now to an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Creedon Jr. (shown, left) and Dave Peterson (shown, right) of the Worcester Bravehearts.. They talk about bringing baseball back to Fitton Field. This episode aired originally on November 3, 2013.
After one summer off, baseball is back in Worcester. The newest team in town will take the field in the summer of 2014. "Bravehearts" is the contest-winning name that will be displayed on the uniforms the players wear, at Fitton Field where they’ll play, and in the box scores on the sports pages. (Creedon and Peterson are shown, last fall, wearing “Worcester Baseball” jersery, which was the team’s working name pending the outcome of the naming contest.)
Worcester becomes the second Central Massachusetts community to field a team in the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League, based in Chelmsford. The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise.
The Dirt Dawg’s 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. Leominster’s team finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18).
The Worcester and Leominster FCBL teams are the latest forays by Central Mass. into trying to sustain at least one baseball team at a time. The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012.
Mark talks with artist Mitchel King Ahern, visual artist, musician, and sound artist. He has also been described as a fiber performance artist. Tune in for a lively conversation with him and learn about the upcoming re-filming of Plan Nine from Outer Space! Also on the show, Honee Hess, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. Hess talks about all the shows and programs coming up at the Center this spring and the renovation of the ceramics studios.
A live boroadcast from the WICN Performance Studio featuring a host of local Worcester-area and New England artists. Confirmed to date (there will be more) are P.E. James, Sandy Haddon & Kathryn Kauffman, Secret Sage, Grade A Fancy, Bridge & Davies, and Amazing Dick.
When Cheryl Bentyne joined The Manhattan Transfer in 1979, everything became “just right.” It has been with her that the group has attained its status as the most successful harmony group of all time – each part coming together with an unmistakable chemistry that not only nurtures the group as a whole, but lets the individual contributions of each partner come through.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with psychotherapist, writer and artist DONNA HAMIL TALMAN. Her fascinating work deals with themes of transformation, purification, destruction and regeneration. Her website is: http://www.donnahamiltalman.com/
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