Tonight Inquiry has a lively conversation with KELLI RUSSELL AGODON, prize-winning port, writer and editor. She talks about her amazing new published collection HOURGLASS MUSEUM as well as the many other projects she is involved in. She also does a reading from a work in Hourglass Museum
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee is here tonight to talk about the upcoming HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY, a wonderful celebration of crafts, with food and music that will happen JULY 9. Also in the studio is SHEILA A CARROLL, (pictured here in the field) photographer, whose exhibition THROUGH A YEAR OUTSIDE will open at the Crafts Center during the festivities. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx
British writer/producer Ruth Leon has been a presence on the Broadway and West End Theater scene for years, with books and criticism on the subject and with her production work in television and radio. Ruth discusses her new position as program director for London’s elegant cabaret venue, Le Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, and why this room is thriving when similar venues are closing in America.
It's finally here!! The heat, humidity, sundresses, beaches, picnics, BBQs, long days and great music!! Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates summer with soul songs with summer in the title. It all starts at 7pm….sunscreen optional!
JALC Orchestra members Ted Nash and Victor Goines present two newly commissioned works. Nash's Presidential Suite reflects on leadership and oratory with help from The Wire and Treme. Goines presents Crescent City, a musical journey through his hometown, New Orleans – joined by lifelong friend Branford Marsalis.
Duke Ellington captured Manhattan during one of the most exciting and celebrated eras in our history: the Jazz Age. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared. The silver screen took over Times Square as Broadway became America's movie mecca. Tremendous new skyscrapers were built in Midtown in one of the greatest building booms in history. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with noted historian and author Donald Miller about his new book, Supreme City. Hear how the jazz age gave birth to a modern American city.
Inquiry welcomes back writer, physicist and physics professor at M.I.T. MAX TEGMARK to continue his conversation about his latest book OUR MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE: MY QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY. Tonight we talk about the concept of MUTIVERSES and how the recent discovery of the remnants of the Big Bang may prove that mutiverses are a reality. If the structure of reality and the cosmos fascinates you, don’t miss this amazing conversation!
Historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution WILLIAM L. BIRD JR drops by Inquiry once again to talk about his book AMERICA’S DOLL HOUSE: THE MINIATURE WORLD OF FAITH BRADFORD. Bradford spent her life collecting miniature house furnishing and gave her incredible 23 room, 5 story doll house, complete with family, Mr and Mrs Doll and their pets to the Smithsonian. It became one of the museum’s favorite exhibits. But that is just the beginning of this amazing tale of one’s woman’s obsessive art and the nation’s museum. Tune in and listen to one of the great stories of the Smithsonian’s collection!
Dan Gabel will be talking about his plans of the Abletones, his teaching career since he received his doctorate degree from New England Conservatory of Music, the American Big Band Preservation Society and Jazz at Sunset series which begins June 20th.
Composer, woodwind artist Rob Mosher talks with host Bonnie Johnson about Polebridge, his latest CD that merges classical chamber music with folk & jazz. Inspired by the tiny town in Montana, Polebridge is described as "Chamber Music for the Wild West". Mosher performs at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3, 2014 at 10pm.
Join the fun this Saturday morning on the Big Band Brunch as host Howard Caplan chats with Eddie Mekka - beloved Carmine on the hit TV series "Laverne and Shirley", and Worcester native. They will talk about Mekka's upcoming performance as Tevya in the Greater Lowell Music Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof" June 27, 28 and 29. They'll also talk about, and play cuts from, his album of great American standards, plus relive memories from the set of Laverne and Shirley!
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