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Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:00pm

Tonight we welcome back writer, critic and long-time columnist and blogger for Vanity Fair JAMES WOLCOTT who continues his conversation about his book LUCKING OUT: MY LIFE GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY IN SEVENTIES NEW YORK. Tonight, James Wolcott discusses how long it took for him to be considered an established New York critic, the proliferation and mainstreaming of porn during that decade and finally his discovery and deep love of ballet.

Inquiry welcomes back ADAM ZAHLER, Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Department of Visual Arts at Worcester State University. Tonight , Adam discusses two radically different plays he is directing. Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR won the Laurence Olivier Award for the best new play of 1999. It takes place in a rural Irish pub and revolved around reminisces and classic storytelling. Performances will be on February 23, 24, 25 at 8PM and February 26 at 2PM. Then Adam discusses Sarah Ruhl’s (pictured) DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE an unusual comedy with elements of magical realism, this is a play about human relationships conflicting with modern technology. Performances are April 19, 20 and 21 at 8PM and April 22 at 2PM. For information and reservations, call 508 929 8843.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 4:00pm

This is a must listen this weekend on Bonnie Johnson's Color's of Jazz program. Bonnie will be interviewing the living legend, Hugh Masekela. The South African trumpeter and singer has toured across the globe, won a Grammy, and had several number one singles. In addition to the success of his musical voice, he is a legend for his activism and work to end apartheid in his native South Africa.

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Bebop met chamber music at the 1949 Charlie Parker with Strings recording session. Steve Wilson brings a fresh, original take to this classic material, including a piece or two that did not get recorded. He beamingly calls his string quintet "the crown jewels" with his working group -- Bruce Barth, Michael Bowie and Lewis Nash -- at the KC Jazz Club.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

This edition of Folk Revival features an eclectic mix of folk songs, old and new, presented by Nick Noble. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 2:00pm

A real treat on Thursday's Jazz New England when the amazing Rebecca Parris visits. She's New England's sweetheart and has a Valentine's Day show coming up. We'll hear about that, discuss her long and illustrious career and, of course, enjoy some humorous stories from this New England great!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

German boogie-woogie pianist Axel Zwingenberger and American vocalist Lila Ammons (opera singer and granddaughter of pianist Albert and niece of saxophonist Gene) talk about working together, in spite of their very different cultural and musical backgrounds.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Tuesday local mainstays Lou and Jan Borelli visit. Their eight-piece band has held court at Nick's in Worcester for years and it's there that the band will celebrate their CD release this week. The recording showcases the arrangements of west coast jazz icon Dave Pell. We'll hear about his works, the Worcester jazz scene and more when we catch up with the Borelli's Tuesday at 2 pm.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

“We wish you love, peace & soul” was how Don Cornelius signed off every Soul Train episode. The show lasted 35 years, but the host’s impact will last forever. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the legacy of a true soul music hero. This Monday at 7pm!

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