Dashiell is a vocal and arranging student at Manhattan School of Music, onstage at the KC Jazz Club with a band of her brothers. Pianist Rodriguez from Cuba amazes with his prowess and originality.
Music from the long tradition of topical/protest folk songs, including recordings from Woody Guthrie, the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane, Rik Palieri, George Mann, Joe Joencks, the New Harmony Sisterhood Band, Peggy Seeger, and MANY more!
Pop icon Barry Manilow got his start arranging for TV and writing commercial jingles. He was Bette Midler’s pianist before he recorded his 1974 breakout hit, “Mandy.” The rest is chart topping history. Manilow joins Feinstein for this hour, and performs his tune “I Am Your Child.”
Inquiry welcomes back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She talks about the exciting new exhibition STILL LIFE LIVES! Which combines still life artworks from the museum’s collection with works from a number of contemporary artists. Also in the studio are two artists whose work is this exhibition. TARA SELLIOS, an artist who uses large format photography to record fascinating still life works made of animal flesh and blood (see : http://www.tarasellios.com/. RANDALL THURSTON uses delicately cut black paper silhouettes to create installations that are inspired by the wunderkammer paintings and creations of the Baroque period (Google Randall Thurston to see many examples of his work). For more information on Still Life Lives!, go to:
Many of the print newspapers that we grew up with are declining or even going extinct. Where will we now get news and information that maintains the current high standards of print journalism? In some cities, new Internet news sites are springing up and are the “digital response to the collapse of the newspaper business.” Are they succeeding? Our guest tonight is DAN KENNEDY, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and working journalist for almost 40 years. His new book is THE WIRED CITY: REIMAGINING JOURNALISM AND CIVIC LIFE IN THE POST-NEWSPAPER AGE. This book looks closely at The New Haven Independent, a vibrant on-line and free source of local news in New Haven, Connecticut. How do they do it? How do they pay the bills? How many readers do they have? Are these non-profit on-line news sources the model for future? Please tune in for an important and lively discussion about the future of journalism.
Voice actor/singer Rachael MacFarlane discusses her role as “Haley” on American Dad and other characters on Family Guy, working with her brother Seth, and her debut jazz CD Haley Sings, celebrating her character’s (and her own) love for jazz.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the end of summer with soul songs about work. You'll hear The Isley Brothers, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Rose Royce and many others. It all starts at 7pm!
HOUR ONE begins with the set celebrating Wayne Shorter’s birthday
Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter --> Wayne Shorter Quartet
Rez Abbasi Trio
Gregory Porter sings two, including the title song from his soon-coming album Liquid Soul
Terence Blanchard Quintet with guest Herbie Hancock playing “Footprints” by Shorter
HOUR TWO begins with two bands, each with a foot in New Orleans – one new, one celebrating 35 years
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Joshua Redman’s “Summertime”
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra with vocals by Herman Olivera and Joseph Gonzalez
Join us for these great performers outdoors, playing to the people, the sun, the boats on Narragansett Bay, and you!
In an all new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Giangregorio, chair of the Canal District Alliance and owner of the 22-year-old Three Gs Sports Bar, located in Worcester's Canal District.
The Blackstone Canal was conceived by businessmen in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the beginning of the 19th century, as a way to connect Worcester and the Blackstone Valley towns to the sea at Narragansett Bay. Financed by Yankee entrepreneurs and dug by Irish laborers, it was inaugurated in 1828 with the successful journey of the Lady Carrington upstream to Worcester.
Twenty years later, after ceasing commercial operations, the Blackstone Canal remained open as a waterway, becoming increasingly used as a sewer until it was arched over and forgotten in the 1890s. During the latter portion of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, the area formerly bisected by the canal became a thriving mixed-use and multi-ethnic neighborhood based on the Eastern European immigration of that period.
By the latter part of the 20th century, the canal area had lapsed into a long decline. The construction of I-290 destroyed a huge swath of housing to the east and largely cut off access from Grafton and Vernon hills. The Jewish population had prospered and moved to the city's west side. And Union Station, which had once boasted 162 trains per day, had closed and fallen into disrepair.
Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, the area has seen substantial rebirth as an entertainment district, now populated with about two dozen new bars, restaurants and clubs. Enclaves of retail activity are being established as well, and some of the larger buildings are being converted to residential use. Now referred to as the Canal District, the area is a popular night-time and weekend destination and is widely acknowledged to be the city's most actively developing neighborhood.
The introduction of streetscape improvements throughout the Canal District is expected to reinforce the progress of recent years. And the proposed Blackstone Canal project, which seeks either to open and restore or at least replicate the canal from Union Station south to Kelley Square - continues to spark imaginations throughout the city. The district is now served both by the active Canal District Business Association and by a broader affiliation group called the Canal District Alliance.
In recent years, the Canal District has been host to numerous events, including the annual Blackstone Canalfest, which takes place this year on September 7. On June 2, stART of the Street held a festival in the Canal District, which attracted about 20,000 people.
Certain crime films made in Hollywood between 1944 and the early 1960s have come to be known as Film Noir. These movies challenged many of the beliefs about the American Dream in the socially chaotic period following Word War II. The cherished ideas of upward mobility, the benefits of free enterprise and the ability to remake yourself are all warped and critiqued in films like Gun Crazy, Laura and The Dark Corner. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARK OSTEEN. He is a professor of English, Chair of the English Department and founder of the Film Studies Program at Loyola University. His latest book is NIGHTMARE ALLEY: FILM NOIR AND THE AMERICAN DREAM.
Peter Cushing starred in some of the most iconic horror and adventure films of the last half of the 20th Century. He has played Dr. Frankenstein a number of times in Hammer films, as well as van Helsing is another series of films. He had starring roles in The Mummy (1959), She (1964) and was a villain in The Avengers TV series. He has played Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes as was the deliciously evil Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. But despite his stunning list of film, television and stage credits, he is not as well known here in the States. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film historian and writer DAVID MILLER about his fine and comprehensive new biography PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM.
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