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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

On this edition of Latin Jazz Now, your host Jim Benitez will chat with the director of the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra (LHO), William Mendoza, about LHO and their upcoming performances.

The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra (LHO) is an engaging Latin musical ensemble comprised of New England’s most seasoned and versatile musicians. The repertoire consists of a lively collection of Latin Music ranging from the 1970’s – present as well as original compositions and arrangements, all paying tribute to the legends that were instrumental in introducing what is currently known as SALSA.

Audiences delight in the exuberance of this orchestra, which exhibits extraordinary musicianship and showmanship, all while staying true to the musical interpretation of these sure-win classics. Crowds find themselves energized when they hear the musical blend and the contagious flavor of the LHO.

Over the past 8+ years the LHO has had the pleasure of playing at some of New England's premier venues, as well as the honor of representing the State of Connecticut at the 2006 National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.

By popular demand, the LHO has had the distinct privilege of performing at the Connecticut Salsa Festival 5 years in a row as well as the Boston Salsa Congress  – entertaining some of the world's best salsa dancers.  They have also performed at the Water Fire Festival of Providence RI 4 years in a row.

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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:00pm


The word Triveni is Sanskrit for three sacred rivers, flowing together. The group Triveni is Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Drew Gress, bass; Eric Harland, drums, with music by Cohen, Don Cherry and Charles Mingus. Sister Anat joins late on clarinet.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:00pm

SONGS FOR KIDS -- an annual FOLK REVIVAL tradition. Addison Daley will be Nick's special guest co-host forbthe first hour, and local band Sunny Day Rainbows may drop by. There will be music from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Cumberland Three, Betty Lehrman, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Burl Ives, and plenty of others over the first two hours. The final two hours will feature songs ABOUT KIDS, mostly for adults, from Rob Lytle, Eric Sinclair, the Folk Tradition, and more.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:00am

Does America have a future in outer space? China is aiming to land a crew on the moon by 2025. Will America ever go back to the moon? And what about the dream of a manned mission to Mars? What will it take to finally travel to another planet? Our guest tonight is Dr. CLAUDE A. PIANTADOSI, Professor and Director of the F.G. Hall Environmental Laboratory at Duke University. His new book is MAKIND BEYOND EARTH: THE HISTORY, SCIENCE, AND FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION. Tune in and learn about a few of the challenges that humans will face during long stays well beyond the earth. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:00am

Today children spend far less time out of doors than then did 30 years ago. How can we get our kids back outside and have them enjoy the natural world? Tonight’s guests on Inquiry recognized this challenge and decided to create a wonderful idea book of projects and games that young people could do out of doors in all seasons. STACY TORNIO is a teacher, editor, writer and master gardener. KEN KEFFER is a naturalist and environmental educator. Together they have written THE KIDS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BOOK: 448 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN NATURE BEFORE YOU GROW UP. This wonderful book is chock full of challenges, projects, destinations and even recipes that will get kids to drop the electronics (at least for a little while) and sample some of the pleasures the natural world can offer. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

French singer Mina Agossi draws on opera, hip hop and jazz to create her unique approach to the Great American Songbook.

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

A light-hearted entertainer and a very serious musician, Thomas Fats Waller mastered the stride piano and wrote some of jazz’s enduring, endearing tunes. Hear Honeysuckle Rose, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and A Handful of Keys in the hands of pianist Ehud Asherie, vocalist Allen Harris, and guitar master Doug Wamble, under the direction of that multifarious fiddler and reedman, Andy Farber.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 10:30pm

The rapid acceleration of technology is forever changing the workplace, jobs and future career paths. Will this new technology displace many of todays workers? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, a leading career expert and visiting scholar at Stanford University. For many years now she  has studied the issue and has some interesting insight to offer.

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

Join Ed Gardella on the Friday Jazz Matinee for his annual Independence Day salute to America. The program will include songs that have a city or state in the title and some very special music honoring our nation’s 237th birthday.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor is at home playing bluegrass, country, jazz, and classical. And his approach to teaching strings is considered a rival to the Suzuki method. Feinstein and O’Connor get together to explore American music, including a performance of Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” on this week’s Song Travels.


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