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Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 9:00pm

He has recorded and produced some of the most important rock albums of the 70s and 80s. Always changing; never staying the same, David Bowie’s music often seemed one step ahead of everyone else; often surprising his most devoted listeners. But despite his tremendous success. Bowie’s uniquely productive career has been rocked by  drug addiction, failed relationships, poor management and sometimes paranoia. Tonight we talk with editor and writer PAUL TRYNKA about his monumental biography DAVID BOWIE: STARMAN. Tune in and listen to Paul discuss Bowie’s time in LA; his work on THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, Bowie’s friendships with Marc Bolan and Iggy Pop and Bowie’s amazingly creative period in Berlin. 

There is little doubt that Apple’s iPhone has revolutionized personal communications gadgets. It has introduced us to an “anything-anytime-anywhere” feeling . But at what price? Is the idea of privacy now a quaint concept of the past? Apple and the iPhone are also about extreme close corporate control, and the App store has been accused of imposing censorship, stifling innovation and fostering conformity. Is there any basis for any of these concerns? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome BRIAN X. CHEN, former Associate Editor for Macworld Magazine and currently a writer for Wired.com. His new book addresses all these and also describes the evolution of the iPhone and why Apple has been such a successful company. Brain’s book is ALWAYS ON: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future-and Locked Us In. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 4:00pm
Friday, December 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jazz Master Barron told the NEA that he loves "to grab a handful of notes out of thin air and make something out of it, to make a statement, to tell a story, . . . project an emotion, and to be able to reach out to somebody." He's been doing so ever since his time with James Moody and Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, Stan Getz, and Sphere; a quarter-century of teaching at Rutgers University; and now with Kiyoshi Kitigawa on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. We hope Barron might release this Kennedy Center session as an album. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 7:00pm

4th Annual FOLK REVIVAL HOLIDAY SHOW! Live from the WICN performance hall, this year featuring Mary Casiello, Dale Lepage, Doug Kwartler, Dan Cloutier, Kim Jennings, Jane Fallon, Mel Green, and Gaetana Brown! Each artist will play 4-6 songs, including 1 or 2 holiday numbers (at least!). Enjoy!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune in as we explore the lore, culture and personalities of classical jazz and swing, bringing alive the colorful personalities, dynamic development and distinctive atmosphere of classical jazz. These entertaining presentations will delight and charm whether you are just learning about Jazz and Swing or a dedicated "moldy fig".

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

Michael Feinstein is a tireless champion and conservator of American Popular Song. And no yuletide trip to Manhattan is complete without a visit to his holiday show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. On this special program, he shares some of his favorite tunes and memories of the season. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

This week on Jazz Inspired, host Judy Carmichael invites multi-talented funny man, Seth MacFarlane. Best known for his animated television series Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland show, jazz has inspired Seth throughout his life and he discusses how it is used in his work. 

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he plays holiday music with a soul twist. “Santa Claus Go Straight to The Ghetto” and other favorites by James Brown, The Jackson Five, Issac Hayes and Donny Hathaway. Hang the mistletoe and spike the eggnog….the fun begins at 7pm! 

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

Bandleader and composer Paquito D'Rivera brings alive the great Cuban composers of his homeland: Mario Bauza, Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill, Ernesto Duarte and more. With his Latin percussion section - Horacio Hernandez (drums), Richard Padron (guitar) and Pedro Martinez (percussion) -- Rivera counts on the five beat "Clave" and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by Cristopher Sawyer, co-author of the new book "Denholms". Throughout this segment they will be taking a behind the scenes view of the history and memory of a Massachusetts landmark, the Denholms and McKay department store.  For 103 years the largest department store outside of Boston was a true Worcester destination and a holiday wonderland. So tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a nostalgic trip back in time.

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