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!
Music from artists who have or will be appearing at the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and others.
Tonight Julie Lavender welcomes the Track Clark Band; tune in to hear their exciting music.
Joseph Paul Locke is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator.
Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA returns to Inquiry to talk about all his new projects: His new book Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, the next volume in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a new title in the Platypus Police Squad series and the Comics Squad : Recess book, a wonderful anthology of young people’s comics writers and authors. All this and a trip to the Library of Congress too. PLUS: 2 SPECIAL GUEST STARS!
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.
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