Tonight Inquiry welcomes HISHAM D. AIDI, a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. His important new book is titled REBEL MUSIC: RACE, EMPIRE, AND THE NEW MUSLIM YOUTH CULTURE. “Music is a powerful lens through which to view the identities and movements emerging in Muslim communities.” Writes Hisham D. Aidi in the introduction to this complex and fascinating history. Be sure to tune in,
Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.
This Monday join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a Motown legend's birthday. As part of Holland–Dozier–Holland, Lamont Dozier produced many hits for Motown's greatest; The Supremes, The Four Tops & Martha & The Vandellas, to name just a few. He was also a successful performer in his own right, with songs like "Fish Ain't Bitin" & "All Cried Out.' It all starts at 7pm!
‘La Perfecta’ – pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri’s first band -- aptly describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves and jazz rhythms. Palmieri takes the helm with two of his ensembles - the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet – in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of music.
Husband and wife team John and Lane Giguiere founded Matchbook Wine company of California in 2004. Since then the journey has led them to produce their flagship wine, Tinto Rey. In addition to wine the Giguiere's also produce a wonderful virgin olive oil. The combination of the two has food and wine lovers salivating. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al talks with John and Lane about their business venture and their love of the land.
In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Paul Collyer of BA Event Promotions and John Giangregorio of the Canal District Alliance. They talk about The 2014 Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival.
The mission of Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival is to provide quality New Orleans and Louisiana jazz, blues, country, funk and zydeco music and food within an urban setting. Or, as Paul Collyer states on his BA Event Promotions website: "New Orleans & Louisiana at the street curb on a stick."
The Festival first took place in 2008, at the current site behind John & Son's II – a.k.a. John & Son's Urban Fairgrounds – on Chandler Street. Its birth was a direct result of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that takes place every year during the last week in April and first week of May in New Orleans. And that was started, as Paul Collier likes to note, “by a couple of city guys looking for something to do one weekend.”
This year, Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival moves partway across town to Worcester’s historic Canal District, where it will take place – rain or shine - on June 20, 21 and 22.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk again with CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. This time around Gary talks about his latest jazz biography MR B: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF BILLY ECKSTINE. Billy Eckstine is little remembered today, but in the 40s and 50s he was a signer as popular as Sinatra and Cosby. He was a fashion plate, a crooner, a band leader and a musician whose amazing career spanned seven decades. Tune in and find out what the bobby soxers were all screaming about.
Tonight we welcome back writer and expert on extinct birds and animals ERROL FULLER. His latest book is LOST ANIMALS: EXTINCTION AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD. Though many people know Errol Fuller as the author of books about the Dodo and the Great Auk, in fact his real passion is painting. Tonight we focus on Fuller’s artworks and talk about some of his other books including the upcoming VOODOO SALON about the artistry of taxidermy. To see examples of Errol Fuller’s work go to: http://errolfuller.com/
Grammy award-winning singer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and poet Art Garfunkel of Simon & Garfunkel has been working with manager Mort Lewis since he was a teenager. FAQ: Lewis had managed Dave Bruebeck early on in his career. Today, Mort is still working with Art to bring his song and poetry prose to the stage. FAQ: Art Garfunkel plays "An Intimate Evening..." at Mechanics Hall, Worcester on June 20, 2014. Catch Colors of Jazz when Host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Leland Stein of Regent Theatre/Arlington for a mash up of Garfunkel tunes, jazzed up favorites, fun faqs and surprises. Tune in at 4pm.
Music from special guests Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Mark Brine, as we sing in the summer season.
Davis and Deleault's music has touched audiences across the globe ranging from individual tours of the U.S. and Europe to sharing the stage with multi-Grammy winning artists including festival venues like the JVC, Montreal, Kool, Berlin, and many others.
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