Charles Mingus (1922-79) wrote, ". . . it is time our children were raised to think they can play bassoon, French horn, English horn, full percussion, violin, cello. If we so-called jazz musicians who are composers, the spontaneous composers, started including these instruments in our music, it would open everything up. This acoustic concert, held on the weekend of the annual Charles Mingus High School Competition in New York, effectively follows through on his premise.
Nick Noble sets the mood for the evening here on this edition of Folk Revival. He will be spinning love songs that will really get the sparks flying! Don't miss it, Thursday at 7
This Wednesday, Joe Zupan invites music teachers to perform on Jazz New England. Join us at 2 pm when Pakachoag Music School instructors Curtis Smith and Nike Beaudry perform the music of Gershwin for clarinet and piano. The performance will be followed by an interview with Executive Director, Sarah Smongeski. We'll enjoy some classic music and learn about the good things going on at Pakachoag. Be sure to tune in Wednesday at 2 for Jazz New England.
Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.
Get your Valentine’s Day groove on with sweet, sassy, sexy and sensual soul music favorites. You’ll hear Aretha, JB, Issac Hayes, Teddy Pendegrass, Barry White and many others. Your requests and dedications, too! Join host Tom Shaker at 7pm.
The story of the modern jazz piano can be heard in the hands of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Earl "Bud" Powell. Hines worked with Louis Armstrong and brought a new dimension from ragtime. Powell's inventive, emotional soloing brought the piano into the bebop era. Pianist Marcus Roberts and his nonet take us through theses innovators of piano with songs such as "Bubbling Over" and "Dance of the Infidels."
The Constitution was born out of revolution. In fact the framers created the Constitution to reflect this and for future generations to react to their times. However, many will argue that some have taken this to the extreme. Case in point, "The Occupy" movement. What's your interpretation? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Constitutional scholar and author David Bodenhamer. You have a perfect right to agree or disagree.
Greendale Physical Therapy Centers are located in Clinton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Woburn. “You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to be treated like one" is their motto. Their team has worked with numerous professional and Olympic athletes.
Greendale Physical Therapy is owned by physical therapists, who operate an outpatient orthopedic physical-therapy practice. They offer sports, manual, exercise-based and aquatic physical-therapy services. Jon Dooley is the founder as well as the director of operations and a physical therapist of Greendale Physical Therapy.
In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino talks with Jon Dooley about the impact of physical therapy on America’s health-care costs.
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.
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