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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday December 8th at 6pm for a the final piece of our series airing on the life and music of the famous one-armed Louisiana trumpeter, Wingy Manone. Aside from his notable compositions (such as Tar Paper Stomp, Stop the war, the Cats are Killin' Themselves, No Calling Card, and Fare Thee Well, to name a few) he is also remembered for playing the trumpet so flawlessly with his prosthetic arm, that most crowds never knew of his disability. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for an encore of a program with the late saxophonist Bud Shank, one of the most original musical voices of the post-Charlie Parker generation.  In the late 1950s and early '60s he began a successful career as a studio musician and a long tenure with his group called the LA Four. After living and working in Los Angeles for five decades, Shank has at times been unfairly lumped together with the West Coast cool jazz players of the '50s. This session proves Shank to be a straight-ahead bebop player, whom McPartland calls "beyond compare."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 6:30am

He's been a long-time supporter of WICN, stops by or calls in frequently to update  us on his busy schedule, and of course, keeps us up to date on his award-winning show Radio Deluxe (heard Sundays at 4 pm on WICN. John Pizzarelli is truly one of our favorite people. We chatted with this talented and humorous entertainer recently about his love for the Red Sox, his upcoming performance for Music Worcester in Mechanic's Hall and a special anniversary for Radio Deluxe.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune in to Jazz inspired as Academy Award winning screenwriter Ron Nyswaner discusses the importance of music in all his movies, and how often his soundtracks act as another "character" in his films.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN’s Northern Soul connoisseur, Steve Moysey. Steve returns to the studio with a new hour of little heard casino classics from the heyday of northern soul music in the UK. Clear the kitchen and get ready to dance!
It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 6:00pm

One month after playing on Miles Davis' landmark 'Kind of Blue,' John Coltrane stepped out from sideman duties to record his seminal 1959 album. Showcasing blistering solos and relentless energy, the album solidified 'Trane's' place as a leader. It is still a benchmark for musicians today. Our reedmen Ted Nash, Sherman Irby, Walter Blanding and George Garzone front this blowin' session that including 'Giant Steps,' 'Countdown' and "Naima." Wendell Pierce hosts. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 10:30pm

This week Al travels to Vermont where he spends some time with "James Beard" award winning cookbook author and chef Deborah Krasner. It's where she runs Culinary Destinations of Vermont. This New England getaway is where you leave the stress of everyday life behind and emerse yourself in a culinary paradise that promises to enhance your cooking and dining experience. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM for a taste.

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 10:00pm

Alyssa Dver is founder and CEO of Mint Green Marketing in Westboro. She’s a former CMO for several public and private companies as well as the founder and former owner of The Center to Prevent Lost Children, Wander Wear, and Lead Factory.

As such, Alyssa clearly understands the need to be cost-conscientious and ultimately effective. In 2007, Businessweek recognized her as one of eight female entrepreneurs to watch. And in December 2009, she was profiled as the American Express OPEN entrepreneur of the month.

Alyssa is also author of No Time Marketing: Small business-sized steps in 30 minute or less. It gives entrepreneurs and small businesses essential information to make the critical marketing decisions that directly impact sales.

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 9:00pm

Tonight, Inquiry welcomes JONATHAN STUHLMAN, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum and STEPHEN  ROBESON MILLER, curator and art historian to talk about the fascinating exhibition DOUBLE SOLITAIRE: THE SURREAL WORLDS OF KAY SAGE AND YVES TANGUY at the DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE till January 15, 2012. For more information on the museum and exhibition, go to: https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu

There is a real passion for the writing of Jane Austen today. There are also the many movies and television series of Jane Austen novels, Jane Austen paper dolls, action figures and numerous Jane Austen “spin off” novels, one that even combines Pride and Prejudice and zombies. It is a veritable Jane-o-mania! But what is it about her novels, written long ago in Regency England that appeals to audiences today? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is RACHEL M. BROWNSTEIN, Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her new witty and insightful book, WHY JANE AUSTEN?,  answers what is uniquely special about Jane Austen’s writing and why she is such an easy author to fall in love with.
 

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

Hear the Columbia University based quartet of Mathisen on saxophone, Chris Washburne on trombone, brother Per Mathisen on bass, Tony Moreno on drums, with Ole's exploratory, layered New Jazz Work entitled "Mirage. "We don't want the music to sound complicated," he says, "We only want it to BE complicated. If it sounds complicated, then it's difficult for people to relate to it. It needs to sound funky and earthy and visceral and emotional, and then also intellectual..."

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