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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She is joined by JULIET FIEBEL, Executive Director of ARTS WORCESTER. Mary and Juliet discuss the ways that both institutions have partnered, including the fascinating “Call and Response” exhibition. Juliet Fiebel also discusses what the mission of Arts Worcester is, and how is helps artists in Central Massachusetts. For more information on exhibitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum, please go to: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 3:30pm

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:30pm

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

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.

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

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!

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:30pm

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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Dan Gabel, president of the American Big Band Preservation Society, and Bill Doyle, one of the series organizers who, along with Dan, are part of Dan Gabel and the Abletones, which performs Big Band music.

Jazz at Sunset has returned to Central Massachusetts. Started in Worcester at the EcoTarium, Jazz at Sunset has been a premier destination for music-lovers for almost 25 years. The 2014 six-week summer outdoor concert series will be held on the grounds of SAC Park, with a covered stage featuring Big Band performers.

The Jazz at Sunset series is presented by the American Big Band Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and performance of Big Band music, with a focus on keeping alive this original American art form for future generations.

The series is sponsored by 90.5 WICN, Jazz+ for New England, Central Credit Union, Kurlan Music Center,  Polito Development Corp., Telefunken, and Westborough Inn. In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve Jones-D’Agostino does public-relations work on the Jazz at Sunset series for the American Big Band Preservation Society.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:00pm

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!

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