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Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:00pm

Join us as we speak to Worcester-area business owners \Tom Ingrassia, of, of  Revitalize Massage Therapy, who have formed a new joint venture – Mental Massage – the region’s first service to provide self-motivational workshops and stress-reducing massage in a single, transformative group setting.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively discussion with L. HUNTER LOVINS, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. It is her belief that the best way to solve the impending climate crises just happens to also be the way out of our current economic crisis. Lovins believes that “going green”, designing cities for energy efficiency, lessening our carbon footprint and the new energy economy is where the new job opportunities will be found. The successful economies of the near future will be those that anticipate through design and invention the move beyond oil into renewable energy sources. Her compelling book, written with Boyd Cohen, is CLIMATE CAPITALISM: CAPITALISM IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

Inquiry welcomes back award-winning children’s book author and illustrator LYNNE CHERRY. Tonight Lynne talks about the series of films she is making of young students from across the United States and the world, who have decided to do something on their own about global climate change. Whether it is to create a greener, more fuel-efficient school, starting a school garden to grow their own produce or doing citizen science to measure river flows, these teens are helping create a better future for the planet. To see some of Lynne’s films, go to: http://youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

Burton's longtime duet partner Chick Corea, his discovery Julian Lage, and a dozen other players celebrate with a golden anniversary concert for the "divine (as the College President calls him) vibraphonist. Also in September, JazzSet celebrates 10 years with its divine host, Dee Dee Bridgewater, who sings.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

Fifty years ago, in early September, a surprising hit, "Michael" by the Highwaymen (recorded more than a year before), became the #1 song in the world. It would go on to become the most successful traditional folk recording ever! For four hours we will celebrate the legacy of The Highwaymen, over thirteen-plus albums (eight in the 60s, plus additional CDs after the group reunited in the 90s). "Michael", "Cotton Fields", "The Gypsy Rover", "Santianno", and countless others from the group's repertoire, and featuring interviews with the group's three surviving members: Bob Burnett, Steve Butts, and Steve Trott. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us at 6pm on Thursday night as we celebrate Jimmy Noone (1895-1944), a renowned and influential jazz clarinetist.  Remember to listen in to Jazz Rhythm the following week (on September 15th) for part 2!

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome HONEE HESS, Director of Education at the Worcester Art Museum and KATRINA STACEY, Assistant Curator of Education at the Worcester Art Museum. They introduce an upcoming exciting exhibition at the museum titled IN SEARCH OF JULIEN HUDSON: A FREE ARTIST OF COLOR IN PRE-CIVIL WAR NEW ORLEANS. This complex exhibition, which involved “detection, speculation and invention” attempts to piece together the details of the life of this important American artist. This is Part One of a series about this show. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Warren Vache is a remarkable horn player, with astounding chops and a warm tone whether he's playing trumpet, flugelhorn, or cornet. He has developed his own unique and thoroughly modern style, but Vache's sense of jazz heritage is strong. He's known as a master performer of traditional jazz. Drummer Glenn Davis and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi join McPartland and Vache on "Basin Street Blues" and "Louisiana".

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Wednesday's edition of Jazz New England we'll talk Russian Jazz.  Russian-born and Leominister-based pianist Eugene Maslov visits. We'll catch up with this 'old friend' and and also hear from Larry Applebaum,  Senior Music Reference Librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Larry visited Russian this year to help the country establish a Jazz Archive. All things "Russian Jazz" Wednesday on Jazz New England at 2 pm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:00pm

On the Tuesday after Labor Day, the Bluegrass Junction will pay tribute in song to the working men and women who make America strong. We will have songs about truck drivers, farmers, mill workers and others. Of course there will be plenty of songs about coal miners. There are so many Bluegrass songs about the plight of this exploited lot including recent collections and Kathy Matea’s wonderful themed album, “Coal”. They symbolize all workers in our struggle to provide for ourselves and our families.

So, on September 6th at 7:00 pm, workers unite and lift your voices along with the bluegrass musicians who will spotlight labor and the day set aside to honor us. Tune in to the Bluegrass Junction and lose those “Working Man’s Blues”.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we explore the muisc of Cellist Jay Shulman, who celebrates the music of his father composer/cellist Allan Shulman and his jazz/classical recordings of the 30's and 40's.

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