two hours of songs, spirituals, and contemporary singer-songwriter recordings reflecting the influence of religious music on the folk genre; and also a two-hour tribute to maritime singer and instrumentalist Tom Hall, who's memorial event will take place on Marvch 1 in Portsmouth, NH
Host Chet Williamson chats with flutist Ali Ryerson.
Host Chet Williamson chats with Glen Gardner of Simply Fargone Productions
Thornton W. Burgess is probably best known for writing some of the most beloved children’s nature literature of the twentieth century. But he hosted a very popular radio program, created a grass roots nature sanctuary effort and even worked with scientists documenting the last Heath Hen in Massachusetts. Tune in and learn about this talented writer and environmental educator when we talk with writer and teacher CHRISTIE PALMER LOWRANCE and her new book NATURE’S AMBASSADOR: THE LEGACY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS.
“Hipness is not a state of mind, it is a fact of life” wrote Cannonball Adderley, a musician who embodied the 1960s and changed jazz with his joy and exuberance in performance. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with award-winning author, annotator, discographer and music historian CARY GINELL about his great new biography WALK TALL: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF JULIAN “CANNONBALL” ADDERLEY. Cannonball was more than a great sax musician; he was an enthusiastic innovator and a dedicated teacher, spreading the joy of jazz across the nation. Tune in and find out why.
Raiders of the Lost Arc star discusses growing up with jazz, her love for Fats Waller and how jazz influences her acting choices.
Host Chet Williamson chats with bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott
Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey. Steve's got another incredible set of little heard, soul-inspired dance tunes from a wild array of artists! It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!
The phrase "Living Legend" is often bandied about - but there aren't many who get that designation from the Library of Congress. The late Bobby Short was but one of his many accomplishments. A staple of Manhattan's nightlife behind the piano of the Carlyle Club for over 35 years, he used to celebrate the "Great American Song". This show from Michael Feinstein's Jazz and Popular Song series features performances from Barbara Carroll, Paula West, T. Oliver Reid, and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
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The Hanover Theatre
Fostering a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow, making a difference in the community and revitalizing downtown Worcester.
The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608-2014