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.
This week's edition of the Soul Serenade at 7:00 p.m. has Tom Lucci in for Mr. Shaker. In the 9:00 PM Soul Spotlight is Chris Clark. A, blue-eyed, platinum-blond, six-foot tall, Oscar-nominated Motown singer? That's Chris Clark. Discover spectacular tracks like "Love's Gone Bad", "Ask Any Girl", and some great covers of Beatles and blues.
Bobby McFerrin introduces a major work for a rhythmically-charged, internationally-cast, improvising choir. McFerrin’s sprawling work evokes African chant, gospel energy, Motown soul, minimalism and jazz polyphony – and this exhilarating performance also features a role for the Rose Theater audience.
As a result of the growing hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay, force-feeding prisoners continue. But is it ethical? Is it considered further torture? Some say ‘yes.’ Over one hundred detainees, roughly half of the prison population are now involved in the hunger strike and it has drawn worldwide attention to their indefinite detention. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Kent Eiler, counsel for The Constitution Projects Task Force on Detainee Treatment.
On this edition of Latin Jazz Now, your host Jim Benitez will chat with the director of the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra (LHO), William Mendoza, about LHO and their upcoming performances.
The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra (LHO) is an engaging Latin musical ensemble comprised of New England’s most seasoned and versatile musicians. The repertoire consists of a lively collection of Latin Music ranging from the 1970’s – present as well as original compositions and arrangements, all paying tribute to the legends that were instrumental in introducing what is currently known as SALSA.
Audiences delight in the exuberance of this orchestra, which exhibits extraordinary musicianship and showmanship, all while staying true to the musical interpretation of these sure-win classics. Crowds find themselves energized when they hear the musical blend and the contagious flavor of the LHO.
Over the past 8+ years the LHO has had the pleasure of playing at some of New England's premier venues, as well as the honor of representing the State of Connecticut at the 2006 National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.
By popular demand, the LHO has had the distinct privilege of performing at the Connecticut Salsa Festival 5 years in a row as well as the Boston Salsa Congress – entertaining some of the world's best salsa dancers. They have also performed at the Water Fire Festival of Providence RI 4 years in a row.
For more information, please visit: http://www.latinheartbeat.us/
IN JULY, WE SAMPLE RECENT SETS FROM THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL - THE NEXT NEWPORT JAZZ FEST IS COMING AUGUST 2-4, 2013.
The word Triveni is Sanskrit for three sacred rivers, flowing together. The group Triveni is Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Drew Gress, bass; Eric Harland, drums, with music by Cohen, Don Cherry and Charles Mingus. Sister Anat joins late on clarinet.
SONGS FOR KIDS -- an annual FOLK REVIVAL tradition. Addison Daley will be Nick's special guest co-host forbthe first hour, and local band Sunny Day Rainbows may drop by. There will be music from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Cumberland Three, Betty Lehrman, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Burl Ives, and plenty of others over the first two hours. The final two hours will feature songs ABOUT KIDS, mostly for adults, from Rob Lytle, Eric Sinclair, the Folk Tradition, and more.
Does America have a future in outer space? China is aiming to land a crew on the moon by 2025. Will America ever go back to the moon? And what about the dream of a manned mission to Mars? What will it take to finally travel to another planet? Our guest tonight is Dr. CLAUDE A. PIANTADOSI, Professor and Director of the F.G. Hall Environmental Laboratory at Duke University. His new book is MAKIND BEYOND EARTH: THE HISTORY, SCIENCE, AND FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION. Tune in and learn about a few of the challenges that humans will face during long stays well beyond the earth.
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