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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join us as host Ed Gardella chats with Chris Brubeck about his upcoming show at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems, and incisive originals. With all three contributing vocals, Triple Play delivers an epic sojourn through American music unlike any other band on the scene.

More about the concert at Mechanics Hall: http://www.musicworcester.org/MW/events/schedule-and-tickets/chris-brube...

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Internationally known, Grammy nominated alto saxophonist, orchestra leader, composer and arranger, Kim Richmond joins Julie to share his latest recording “Artistry.” Artistry is Richmond’s tribute to one of the most innovative bandleaders in jazz, Stan Kenton. While that is certainly noteworthy, there's much more here than memories. Augmenting the traditional big-band structure Kim’s amazing orchestral arrangements, creatively written originals and terrifically performed charts Kim Richmond and his orchestra group deliver an outstanding performance. It’s a thrill to have Kim come and share his new recording and play live with Julie for this episode of DreamFarm Radio.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:30pm

During World War II there was an army unit that specialized in deception. They used inflatable tanks, created sound effects of troop movements and impersonated Morse code senders. They were the Ghost Army, an incredible group that included many artists like Ellsworth Kelly and Bill Blass. When they were not involved in an operation, they drew and painted what was happening around them and therefore left a visual legacy of the war like no other. Tune in tonight when we speak with historian and film maker RICK BEYER about his book, written with Elizabeth Sayles, THE GHOST ARMY OF WORLD WAR II. Rick and others are working hard to get the Ghost Army  awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with artist MICHELLE SAMOUR, whose work was recently on exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Her work is about the aesthetics of the natural world and our obsession with classification and collecting. Eyes and viruses are just a few of the inspirations for her work, which is made with pigmented abaca fiber among other material. Tune in for a fascinating talk with a very unique artist. To see examples of Michelle’s work that she talks about in the interview, go to: http://www.michellesamour.com/

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

New England music fans are well aware that the Boston folk music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s was also a hot bed of Bluegrass and Classic Country pioneers. Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs were among some of the well-known Bluegrass acts that played Club 47. The Lilly Brothers from West Virginia played almost every night for 16 years at Boston’s Hillbilly Ranch. Many people used to go to the Ranch and sit in with the Lillys such as Joe Val, Herb Applin, Herb Hooven , Jim Field, Peter Rowan, Bill Keith and a college kid named Victor Evdokimoff. Victor has some historic reel to reel tapes from that era including live recordings and recorded broadcasts of the Wheeling Jamboree on WWVA. Victor had a band with Dave Dillon (later with The New England Bluegrass Boys) and also played with Alex Campbell and OlaBelle Reed. Victor will be live in studio to share his recollections and play some of his re-mastered recordings from that golden age of Bluegrass.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

New Orleans singer/composer John Boutté discussing the influence New Orleans has had on his music and his work on the series “Treme."

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate the life and music of Motown's "psychedelic soul" producer, Norman Whitfield. Known for songs like "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" "War" & especially 1976's "Car Wash" his music sounds as fresh today as it did over 40 years ago! It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Two years ago Jamison Ross took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.  The 26-year-old drummer has played with both veterans Carmen Lundy and Wess Anderson, and young talents like Jon Batiste and Cécile McLorin Salvant. Ross’ roots in jazz and gospel give him unfailing feel, and thrill-inducing chops.  His trio celebrates Prestige Records’ 65th anniversary, live at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 10:30pm

When David McCullough Jr. son of Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough gave a commencement address late one the afternoon in June, 2012, to the senior class of the public high school in Wellesley, Massachusetts where he is an English teacher, his message caught fire. “You are not special. You are not exceptional,” he told the graduating class. "Think about this: even if you're one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 billion that means there are nearly 7,000 people just like you." Now, expanding upon his popular address, viewed by more than two million people on YouTube, McCullough has written YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL, a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. Tune in this Sunday evening  May  10 at 10:30 PM when Al speaks with McCullough about that speech and how students and parents have reacted.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 9:00pm

In the 17th Century, more than 350,000 English people crossed the Atlantic to become colonists in what would later be called America. They still considered themselves “English” and their relationship over the decades with what they considered their homeland was complex. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with MALCOM GASKILL, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia. His new book is titled BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: HOW THE ENGLISH BECAME AMERICANS. This history of the evolution of the colonists feelings about England is a “national history without borders, an English epic told through stories of adventure.” Tune in and hear a very different perspective on Early American history.

Otis Shepard and Dorothy Van Gorder were two gifted artists who married and teamed up to produce some of the most eye-catching and beautiful outdoors advertising in the middle decades of the 20th Century. Through their friendship with P.K. Wrigley of Wrigely’s gum, they also got to completely redesign Catalina Island and the Chicago Cubs. Their graphic art helped bring modernist design to America and helped to visually define an era. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with art director and design historian NORMAN HATHAWAY. With writer and editor Dan Nadel, he has written a stunningly beautiful book about these two unrecognized graphic artists who helped create the look of modern America: DOROTHY AND OTIS: DESIGNING THE AMERICAN DREAM.

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