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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.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 10:00pm

Steve D'Agostino interviews Fardeen Chowdhurry, founder, owner and operator of Cool Hat Web Design, whose three main focuses are small businesses, non-profits and local artists. They talk about the hottest trends in web and social media.

New and transformative trends – social, political and economic - are occurring online via the web and social media. Examples range from the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt to the rise of the Tea Party in America. As a result, business leaders need to do to adapt to this brave, complex and often confusing new world.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 9:00pm

Whether throwing a well aimed rock, shooting an arrow at a bulls eye, or taking aim with a cannon at a fortress, if you want to hit your target,  it’s all about ballistics. Tonight on Inquiry we talk one again with MARK DENNY, physicist and prolific writer, about his new book THEIR ARROWS WILL DARKEN THE SKY: THE EVOLUTION AND SCIENCE OF BALLISTICS. Tonight, we talk about the earliest black powder weapons, Matchlocks, Flintlocks, cannons and cannonades and how these weapons changed how wars were fought.

Inquiry welcomes WILLIAM K. RUDOLPH Ph.D, Curator of American Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum to talk about the exhibition IN SEARCH OF JULIEN HUDSON: FREE ARTIST OF COLOR IN PRE-CIVIL WAR NEW ORLEANS. Rudolph talks about what we know and don’t know and what we assume about this fascinating American artist; Hudson’s two trips to Paris and what is was like for an artist to work in pre-Civil War New Orleans.
 

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Guest host Rhonda Hamilton is onstage with the high-profile bassist -- one of the finest ever in jazz -- and Christian's band, including Steve Wilson on sax, Peter Martin on piano, Carl Allen on drums, and introducing Warren Wolf on vibes. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:00pm

Be a part of the Season of Giving membership drive with Nick Noble and special guests on The Folk Revival! Celebrate the holiday spirit with a folksy twist as Nick brings out folk favorites new and old.  

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.

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