Hailed as one of the greatest speakers of our time, Maya Angelou's words have been a source of inspiration, comfort, encouragement and strength for millions around the world. In conjunction with her performance at The Hanover Theatre, Wednesday, May 9th, WICN Production Director Jon Marable will be interviewing the American Icon.
On this edition of The Folk Revival, Nick Noble will be joined by Ed Romanoff, touch base with Boston-based singer songwriter Mary Gauthier, and we’ll be speaking with singer Dar Williams. From 8-10 PM the show will feature a two-hour tribute to Dar Williams. Enjoy!
Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than 50 years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America’s collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early ‘60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the Monkees, among others. On this episode, Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”
Inquiry welcomes back artist, writer and natural historian JULIE ZICKEFOOSE to talk about her new book THE BLUEBIRD EFFECT: UNCOMMON BONDS WITH COMMON BIRDS. This sumptuous and fascinating book details her decades long experiences in rehabilitating young birds and is one of the best natural history books published this year. Rehabilitating nestlings is hard, frustrating, time consuming work that is also very rewarding because you get to know the birds intimately in a way no birder or even most ornithologists do. Tune in and find out about Julie’s life as an artist, and what it takes to raise unusual species like hummingbirds and swifts.
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of legendary southern soul recording artist Jimmy Hughes. A cousin of Percy Sledge, Jimmy began in a gospel group and later had a big hit with "Steal Away." Recorded in one take, the song has been cited as "a prototype not only for subsequent soul singers such as Johnny Taylor and Al Green, but would help define the signature Muscle Shoals sound." It all starts at 7pm!!!
Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a "quiet fire" that has influenced entire generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with guitarist and Evans collaborator Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like "Waltz for Debby," "Five" and "Peri's Scope."
From Occupy Wall Street protesters to politicians on Sunday talk shows to President Obama's recent State of The Union address, we keep hearing about a growing income inequality in the U.S. What exactly does it all mean? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al speaks with "The New Republic" columnist and author Timothy Noah. In his new book "The Great Divergence" he talks about the so called gap between the have's and have not's.
Inquiry welcomes ED SANDERS, co-founder of the legendary band The Fugs, founder of the Peace Eye Bookstore, writer and filmmaker. His new book, FUG YOU: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PEACE-EYE BOOKSTORE, THE F**K YOU PRESS, THE FUGS AND COUNTERCULTURE IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE is a personal alternative history of the decade of the Sixties. Tune in tonight and find out about the “mimeograph revolution”, the concept of a “total assault on culture” and of course, how The Fugs were formed.
What is it that makes you feel disgust? Sour milk? Vomit? A disembodied cadaver? Certain bodily fluids? The feeling of disgust is universal but what sets off that feeling of repulsion varies from culture to culture. For instance, many Brits find the smell and flavor of wintergreen horrible, yet Icelanders find putrid fermented Greenland Shark a gourmet delight. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RACHEL HERZ, teacher at Brown University and an expert on the psychology of smell and emotion. Her new book is THAT’S DISGUSTING! UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF REPULSION. Tune in tonight and learn how feeling of disgust change with age, why some people find disgusting things enjoyable and learn about the very complex relationship between disgust and empathy.
This young pianist from Miami presents a new sonata-like composition in three movements -- Potential Energy, Transformation, Kinetic Energy -- with Edward Perez and Ludwig Alfonso in the trio.
A SPECIAL celebration of local artists, LIVE from The WICN Performance Hall, featuring P.E. James, Beth DeSombre, Jason Eslick, Peg Espinola, Chuck Greene, Janet Feld, Howie Newman, the Whiskey Boys, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Tom Lanigan, Perry Desmond-Davies, and Andy Cummings, with visits from local performance poets Alex Charlambides, Nicki Davis, and Liz Heath.
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