Join us as we pay tribute to Doc Cheatham, a trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who abandoned his family's plan to become a pharmacist to create a Jazz scene in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee where there was previously no Jazz music at all. Cheatham has played in numerous famous bands such as those of Albert Wynn, Ma Rainey, the bands of Bobby Lee and Wilber de Paris. He also performed a short stint with Chick Webb and Sam Wooding's band. Stay tuned next week for part two!
Tune into Jazz Rhythm as we explore new and innovative expressions of swing and big band jazz, along with a showcase of some of the most creative and revolutionary Big Band and Swing tunes you have ever heard!
Tune into Piano Jazz for a highlight of John Lewis, a widely celebrated jazz pianis and composer who helped to pioneer the bop style, and one of the best known directors of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
“I was about eight when I realized I was doomed”. Inquiry welcomes writer and poet DONNA LETHAL. Her first book, MILK OF AMNESIA, is a novel closely based on her life growing up Catholic and Irish in a tough working class neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in a family whose parenting style she refers to as “laissez-faire” and you didn’t ask a lot of questions about where your Christmas presents came from. Donna Lethal’s writing is tough, honest, grimly hilarious and surprisingly upbeat.
Join us as the writer, director, and actor of "Best in Show", "Waiting for Guffman", and "This is Spinal Tap" equates his movie-making process with Jazz performance.
Inquiry welcomes Davis Museum Curator ELAINE MEHALAKES and Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Director KRISTINA JONES to talk about the exhibition GLOBAL FLORA: BOTANICAL IMAGERY AND EXPLORATION. This unique exhibition links the history of botanical imagery with the adventure of exploration and the effects of globalization has on our our contemporary world and the plants we see in our gardens. This exhibition is on view at the DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE till January 15, 2012. But, this is not just an exhibition of fine artistic prints. There is also a companion show in the college’s Botanic Visitor’s Center of some of the actual plants featured in the prints. Tune in and learn about the Victorian rhodedendron craze; the largest flower in the world that unfortunately smells like rotting meat to attract its polinators, and the unusal flower that only blooms once a year…at night. For more informationn, go to:
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a legendary soul man’s birthday on this edition of The Soul Serenade. Booker T has done it all. From producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and front man for Booker T & the MG’s Booker T has influenced soul music like no other. This Monday at 7pm!!!
If painting is like music that exists in space, music is like a painting that exists in time. In the "House of Swing" Bill Frisell, Papo Vazquez, Doug Wamble and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra create musical portraits inspired by works of Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Piet Mondrian and more. An exciting mediation on the art of creation. Wendell Pierce hosts.
In October 1010, Fidelity Bank, one of the oldest and fastest growing, independent community banks in Central Massachusetts, appointed John Merrill to the newly created position of president, chief financial designer and chief lending officer.
Merrill has spent the majority of his 28-year banking career in Central Massachusetts, including serving as regional president for both Sovereign and Fleet banks. Most recently, he managed Sovereign's Business Banking division and was responsible for small- to medium-sized commercial customers from Maryland to New Hampshire.
More than a decade ago, Merrill helped to create the Worcester Venture Fund with Tripp Peake and Will Cowen of Long River Ventures.
Fidelity Bank offers a full range of Banking, Investment and Insurance products and programs, and has full-service offices in Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Millbury, Shirley, and Worcester. Fidelity Bank has total assets of more than $500 million and a net worth nearly two times the minimum regulatory requirement.
The relationship between art and architecture is a complex and at times an uneasy one. In the twentieth century a number of artists works have focused on commenting about our relationship to the physical structures in which we work and live. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back DINA DEITSCH, curator at the DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM. Tonight she talks about a current large and ambitious show at the museum titled TEMPORARY STRUCTURES, that involves built environments, performance art and video work that all comments of buildings, houses and museums. For more information , go to: http://www.decordova.org
Birds are important indicators of the health of an environment. Mass Audubon has just published an important summary of what is known about the health of bird populations in Massachusetts, what species are increasing, what species are declining and what habitats are endangered. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome JOAN WALSH, Director of Bird Monitoring at Mass Audubon and one of the authors of STATE OF THE BIRDS 2011: DOCUMENTATING CHANGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BIRD LIFE. If you love natural history, are concerned about the future of open space in the state and especially if you enjoy birds, be sure to tune in. To obtain a PDF copy of this beautiful and important report, go to:
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