The tenor man’s band has a New Orleans carnival feel with trombone and sousaphone, Jason Marsalis on drums, and Gary Versace on organ and accordion. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society gives a taste of Argue’s imaginative theatrical piece for orchestra, Brooklyn Babylon.
Just a day before the 2013 NPFF, host Nick Noble will feature dozens of tracks from the 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965 Festivals, along with a few from artists who have appeared there more recently.
Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star and is fast earning a spot among today’s top country voices. In 2010, he
was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. With guitarist Kevin Collier, Young brings his rich voice to a set of original songs and old favorites, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
“Our body is a site of continual invention” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS. His new book ANATOMIES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY is a wonderful and surprising look at our bodies and it’s various parts, and what people through the centuries have thought about them.
A favorite on the Northern Soul scene, Chuck Jackson has the distinction of being one of the first singers to score with a Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition "Any Day Now." He started out in doo wop with the Del-Vikings and frequently was on the charts with his brand of upbeat soul/pop vocals. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the music of Chuck Jackson this Monday night, starting at 7pm!
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, writer, musician LUCY KNISLEY about her wonderful new graphic novel RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN. Knisley in a foodie household and new book is a collection of personal “taste memories”, remembrances of times in her life through the food she ate at the time. It is by turns funny, touching and always interesting. RELISH is also a unique illustrated collection of recipes. To see some of Lucy Knisley’s work, go to: http://www.lucyknisley.com/
Writer and children’s book author MELISSA STEWART returns to Inquiry to talk about her latest title in her wonderful series. This volume is titled A PLACE FOR TURTLES. Tune in tonight and learn what problems turtles are facing in our oceans, ponds and marshes and learn what young readers can do to help them.
Kurt Elling sings from his new album 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project, named for a famous address in songwriting. And class act drummer Lewis Nash leads his fine band with Jeremy Pelt and Jimmy Greene on trumpet and tenor. “Lewis will stay right in the pocket, while doing some of the most creative stuff being played,” bassist Peter Washington told DownBeat’s Ted Panken.
On this edition, the incomparable Howie Newman once again will be on hand as Nick's special guest co-host. Howie's music will be featured, along with tracks from John McCutcheon, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, John Fogerty, the Treniers, Terry Cashman, Chuck Brodsky, Rob Lytle, Steve Goodman, and plenty more (yes, even Abbot & Costello!).
Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful musical duos of the modern era.
These master architects of Soul penned hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “Solid.” This week Simpson reminisces about their work and life.
What are worst, most deadly events in human history? Our guest tonight on Inquiry has written a book that describes and ranks the world’s worst wars, genocides and religious persecutions. MATTHEW WHITE is a writer, researcher and creator of the on-line Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century. His new book is titled ATROCITIES: THE 100 DEADLIEST EPISODES IN HUMAN HISTORY. Tune in and learn what horrific event ranked at number one and why chaos is always deadlier than tyranny.
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