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Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he observes Veteran's Day with soul songs honoring the troops. Artists like Bill Withers, The Players and Frieda Payne will be featured. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 10:30pm

Do actions speak louder than words? Find out this week as Al is joined by nationally recognized body language expert, Patti Wood. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Regis and Kelley,Nancy Grace,Discovery Channel etc... The emphasis will be on the Presidential candidates and how the unspoken word can sometimes be just as effective as the spoken. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a truly fascinating discussion.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 9:00pm

Artist, photographer and teacher Stephen DiRado has been taking deeply beautiful and mysterious black and white portrait photographs of people at the clothes optional beach in Martha’s Vineyard since 1988. Although Stephen has worked on numerous other interesting series of works, his Martha’s Vineyard series is certainly his longest running and most complex series. Stephen has now made a color film of his work on the island that is part documentary, part autobiography and part very personal meditation on what he has accomplished.  The film gives the viewer an insight to how Stephen works, the painstaking processes of setting up his shots and shows what he has to go through to create a successful photograph. Tune in tonight as Stephen talks about why he decided to make A Summer Spent: A Film By Stephen DiRado. An exclusive screening of A Summer Spent will be shown at the Worcester Historical Museum on October 25 at 6:30 PM. See the following link for details:
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The special guests on tonight’s Inquiry are Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Rachael Aruz, independent curator. They are here to talk about two new exciting and thought provoking exhibitions at the Decordova: two collaborative installations by Jean Shin and Brian Ripel, Castles in the Air and Measuring the Depths of His Own Nature and a retrospective exhibition of the work of Julianne Swartz titled How Deep Is Your. Tune in and learn about these interesting artists and their work. For more details about these exhibitions, go to: http://www.decordova.org/

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 4:00pm

Jazz pianist and bandleader Yoko Miwa started out playing classical piano at the age of four. The Kobe, Japan native first heard jazz as a teenager and immediately fell in love with the music. Today, her playing has been described as that of a "jazz poet". In the last year, the Berklee College of Music graduate was also appointed Assistant Professor at her alma mater. Ms. Miwa has played sold-out shows in Boston and New York City including, among others, a special concert for Marian McPartland & Friends at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with Jazz at Lincoln Center in and the WICN Brown Bag Concert Series: Fall 2011.
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The Yoko Miwa Trio has released half a dozen CDs including Live at Scullers, recorded at the jazz club and voted Best CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes. This summer, while touring in Japan, the trio released their debut JVC Victor Entertainment label CD entitled Act Naturally. Voted Best Jazz Act by the Boston Phoenix in the 2012 Best Music Poll, Miwa and her trio are set to return to Scullers Jazz Club for a live performance on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

Catch Colors of Jazz as host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Yoko Miwa to the WICN studios for a closer look at the artist and her music.

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Benny Green is joined by Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums as they perform Monk's Dream: Fifty Years Fresh on this week's JazzSet. Theolonious Monk's revolutionary music has influenced Green's piano style since he was a child and is exemplified through Green's usage of his whole body while performing Monk's material at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

A Tribute to Veterans for Veterans Day, along with several tracks from albums new to the station, will create an eclectic mix of musical magic. Each hour, host Nick Noble will feature both songs in honor of Veterans Day, as well as a variety of offerings from new releases by contemporary artists. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Born into Hollywood royalty, Liza Minnelli has made her own name on the stage and screen. Her role in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret made her an international sensation and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She continues to wow audiences the world over with her iconic presence and powerful voice.

Here, Minnelli joins her good friend and Song Travels host Michael Feinstein for an enlightening discussion of her life and the evolution of her approach to song. And, in a sweet moment, Feinstein opens the show by singing the Ira Gershwin song for which Minnelli was named.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jazz vocal great, Mark Murphy discusses his inspirations and the advice he give to young singers: listen to drummers to improve scat singing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:00am

This week on Inquiry we talk with MADELINE MILLER. Ms Miller teaches Latin and Ancient Greek and has studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for modern audiences. Her first novel is THE SONG OF ACHILLES, a dramatic and complex retelling of the story of Achilles and the Trojan War through the eyes of Achilles' romantic interest, Patroclus. Tune in and learn about how Madeline Miller fleshed out the ancient  characters of Achilles, Patroclus, Agamemnon and re-imagined the gods to create this engaging and thrilling novel. 

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we turn back the hands of time and play classic soul tunes with "time" in the title. It al starts at 7pm!

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