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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

Pop icon Barry Manilow got his start arranging for TV and writing commercial jingles. He was Bette Midler’s pianist before he recorded his 1974 breakout hit, “Mandy.” The rest is chart topping history. Manilow joins Feinstein for this hour, and performs his tune “I Am Your Child.”

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She talks about the exciting new exhibition STILL LIFE LIVES! Which combines still life artworks from the museum’s collection with works from a number of contemporary artists. Also in the studio are two artists whose work is this exhibition.  TARA SELLIOS, an artist who uses large format photography to record fascinating still life works made of animal flesh and blood (see : http://www.tarasellios.com/. RANDALL THURSTON uses delicately cut black paper silhouettes to create installations that are inspired by the wunderkammer paintings and creations of the Baroque period (Google Randall Thurston to see many examples of his work). For more information on Still Life Lives!, go to:
http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm

Many of the print newspapers that we grew up with are declining or even going extinct. Where will we now get news and information that maintains the current high standards of print journalism? In some cities, new Internet news sites are springing up and are the “digital response to the collapse of the newspaper business.” Are they succeeding? Our guest tonight is DAN KENNEDY, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and working journalist for almost 40 years. His new book is THE WIRED CITY: REIMAGINING JOURNALISM AND CIVIC LIFE IN THE POST-NEWSPAPER AGE. This book looks closely at The New Haven Independent, a vibrant on-line and free source of local news in New Haven, Connecticut. How do they do it? How do they pay the bills? How many readers do they have? Are these non-profit on-line news sources the model for future? Please tune in for an important and lively discussion about the future of journalism. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

Voice actor/singer Rachael MacFarlane discusses her role as “Haley” on American Dad and other characters on Family Guy, working with her brother Seth, and her debut jazz CD Haley Sings, celebrating her character’s (and her own) love for jazz.

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the end of summer with soul songs about work. You'll hear The Isley Brothers, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Rose Royce and many others. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

HOUR ONE begins with the set celebrating Wayne Shorter’s birthday

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter --> Wayne Shorter Quartet

Rez Abbasi Trio

Gregory Porter sings two, including the title song from his soon-coming album Liquid Soul

Terence Blanchard Quintet with guest Herbie Hancock playing “Footprints” by Shorter

HOUR TWO begins with two bands, each with a foot in New Orleans – one new, one celebrating 35 years 

Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Joshua Redman’s “Summertime”

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra with vocals by Herman Olivera and Joseph Gonzalez

Join us for these great performers outdoors, playing to the people, the sun, the boats on Narragansett Bay, and you!

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 9:00pm

Certain crime films made in Hollywood between 1944 and the early 1960s have come to be known as Film Noir. These movies challenged many of the beliefs about the American Dream in the socially chaotic period following Word War II. The cherished ideas of upward mobility, the benefits of free enterprise and the ability to remake yourself are all warped and critiqued in films like Gun Crazy, Laura and The Dark Corner. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARK OSTEEN. He is a professor of English, Chair of the English Department and founder of the Film Studies Program at Loyola University. His latest book is NIGHTMARE ALLEY: FILM NOIR AND THE AMERICAN DREAM.

Peter Cushing starred in some of the most iconic horror and adventure films of the last half of the 20th Century. He has played Dr. Frankenstein a number of times in Hammer films, as well as van Helsing is another series of films. He had starring roles in The Mummy (1959), She (1964) and was a villain in The Avengers TV series. He has played Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes as was the deliciously evil Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. But despite his stunning list of film, television and stage credits, he is not as well known here in the States. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film historian and writer DAVID MILLER about his fine and comprehensive new biography PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz when Trumpeter Nicholas Payton talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about his career, newest album and upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, September 12 at 8 & 10pm. Tune in!

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 6:00pm

Personnel changes have been few over 20 years in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. The players are consistent, Marsalis says, but the music should evolve and be challenging, center on the melody and convey emotions. Branford’s tenor and soprano lead. Pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis compose three of the four tunes. Justin Faulkner plays drums.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Live from the WICN Performance Hall, this show will feature a lineup of wonderful local New England artists, including Dan & Faith, James Keyes, Sandy Haddon, Doug Kwartler, Jan Luby, Ryan Foss, and others!

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