Join host Al Dean as he interviews Deana Martin -- singer, actor, performer, best-selling author and very proud daughter of iconic entertainer, Dean Martin. Deana will discuss her very successful career, her CD's and her memoirs of Dean and the Rat Pack.
In this edition, we will feature Leslie Cartaya's debut solo CD “No Pares”, which means “Don’t Stop”. She’s been singing with the group “Palo!” in Miami for a good 7 or so years and she came to Ryles in Boston for a Palo! performance that just blew the doors off of the place. Don’t miss it!!!
A visit with Scott Alarik, author of the folk music novel REVIVAL, along with an eclectic mix of folk songs old and new.
Singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét charges his old school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and Image Award nominations. Benét joins Feinstein for a set of original tunes and classics by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and David Foster.
The 1998 film THE BIG LEBOWSKI has become one of the greatest cult films of all time. What is it about this complex shaggy dog story that is so appealing? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with author and cinema historian JENNY M. JONES about her new sprawling and endlessly entertaining history THE BIG LEBOWSKI: AN ILLUSTRATED, ANNOTATED HISTORY OF THE GREATEST CULT FILM OF ALL TIME. Tune in and learn about how the Coen brothers work together when filming; about who might have been cast as “the Dude” instead of Jeff Bridges,Maude Lebowski’s connection to the Fluxus art movement and the inspiration for Walter Sobchuk. The Dude abides.
Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with HONEE A. HESS the Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee Hess speaks about the long history of the Crafts Center, the center’s new relationship with Worcester State University and the numerous programs the center offers in ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, enamel and glass. She also talks about the exciting new photography show opening soon entitled THE NARROW DISTANCE. For more information on all the events and classes discussed in this interview, please go to:
Join host Tom Shaker as he remembers those musical artists who passed away in 2012. From Donna Summer to Joe South to Don Cornelius, their musical legacy lives on. Hop aboard the Soul Serenade Train this week. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!
Why are so many Americans afraid to talk openly about sex? After all it's a big part of our culture. Today movies, music, videos, books and television just to mention a few promote sex on a regular basis. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author, George Moufarrej his new book " Sexual Euphoria" he tires to dispell the notion that as Americans we are uncomfortable about sexuallity.
In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent. What went wrong? Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid was a legendary intellectual corporate leader that started out doing research in polarizing filters and ended up revolutionizing photography by creating a totally new technology of film development. As a company, Polaroid was also known for supporting artists like Ansel Adams. Tune in tonight for a history of this amazing corporation when we speak with CHRISTOPHER BONANOS, writer and editor at New York Magazine. His new outstanding and profusely illustrated history is titled INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID.
Inquiry welcomes back editor, writer and chef TAMAR ADLER to talk about eating and cooking in the doldrums of winter. Tamar’s unique book is AN EVER-LASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE and it helps change the way you think about food and cooking. Tune in and learn about the pleasures of lettuce with gravy, making salads with root vegetables, and what to do when you fall out of love with cooking.
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