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Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

Food and Jazz Have always been a wonderful duo. Tune in for some Jazz, so savory that it will make your mouth water! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

Of all McPartland's attributes, possibly the most underrated is her ability as a composer. Her piano pieces have entered the jazz repertoire, and some of her songs -- with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee -- are part of the Great American Songbook. Guest host Murray Horwitz leads this exposition through some of her most beautiful works, with performances by Cleo Laine, Sarah Vaughan, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra -- and, of course, Marian herself. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:00pm

Hope you're making plans to join us for the 7th Annual WICN Holiday Jam, Wednesday December 14th from 1 to 3 pm. The WICN Holiday Jam House Band is back for the seventh year featuring  Musical Director and pianist Pamela Hines, bassist Bob Simonelli & drummer Kenny Hadley. This year's performers include Grace Kelly, Amanda Carr, Dan Gable, Greg Abate, Kaourko, Dick Lupino, Suzanne Cabot, Dan Moretti, Daniel Ian Smith & Jerry Sabatini.

Join us as we celebrate the Holidays, live from the WICN performance studio on Wednesday December 14th from 1 to 3 pm. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Blythe Danner lives fully immersed in jazz and discusses her involvement.

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 7:00pm

Not many artists have the good luck to have two signature songs, but Dobie Gray does. His country-soul hit  “Drift Away” was a mainstay of Top 40 radio in 1973 and has endured to this day. His “The In Crowd” was another big hit in 1965. With his death last week soul music lost another great voice. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates his life and music. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

The sound of the kora, kalimba and balafon of the griot storytellers float through the air, as guitarist Lionel Loueke and bassist Richard Bona conjure the sonorities of West Africa through strings, mouth-clicked percussion and improvised paper mutes. Individually, they have played with Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Salif Keita and Tito Puente, and together they helping to create a new language in jazz.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 10:30pm

For all you food and wine lovers this weeks show will hopefully reduce the holiday gift buying stress. Joining Al this week is New England manager for Winebow wine importers, Andy Gezell. They will be talking about the signature grape of Argentina, the Malbec. This is a wine gift that combines both value and quality. What's more it tastes great and pairs wonderfully with most foods. This could be the answer to some of your holiday gift giving woes. So tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a little holiday cheer.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 10:00pm

Steve D'Agostino interviews Brad McNamara, who works in Operations at the New England Energy Council and is earning a dual MBA and Master's degree in Environmental Science at Clark University. They talk about the short- and long-term future of clean energy.

The mission of the Council is to accelerate New England’s clean-energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean-energy companies.

The Council represents nearly 400 member and affiliate-member organizations, including clean-energy companies, venture investors, major financial institutions, universities, industry associations, utilities, labor, and large commercial end-users.

The Council's ranks now include clean-energy CEOs, representatives from most of the region's top 10 law firms, and partners from most of the top New England venture-capital firms, which have a total of more than $8 billion under management.

Working with its stakeholders, the Council develops and executes a wide array of programs in six key focus areas: innovation; growth; education and workforce development; adoption; policy and advocacy; and research.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 9:00pm

What’s the oldest song in the world? Did Ben Franklin invent a musical instrument that drove people mad? What are the actual lyrics to the classic rock song “Louie Louie”? All these fascinating stories are in writer and documentary film maker RICK BEYER’S latest rollicking compendium THE GREATEST MUSIC STORIES NEVER TOLD: 100 TALES FROM MUSIC HISTORY TO ASTONICH, BEWILDER AND STUPEFY. Tune and find out where to find the largest man-made dog in the world and other wild tales.

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome HONEE HESS, Director of Education at the Worcester Art Museum and KATRINA STACEY, Assistant Curator of Education at the Worcester Art Museum. They introduce an upcoming exciting exhibition at the museum titled IN SEARCH OF JULIEN HUDSON: A FREE ARTIST OF COLOR IN PRE-CIVIL WAR NEW ORLEANS. This complex exhibition, which involved “detection, speculation and invention” attempts to piece together the details of the life of this important American artist. This is Part One of a series about this show.
 

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

From New Year's Eve, the 21st century edition of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band directed by trumpet great Jon Faddis, a stellar cast of Big Apple players, and vocalist Nnenna Freelon pause in their concert to honor the late, great James Moody and Dr. Billy Taylor.

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