Joan Jett was and continues to be one of the hardest playing and hardest working musicians in rock. The fact that she was a pioneer for women to be considered serious players in the rock world is only one of her many accomplishments. Today, in her 50s, she continues to play and write and music that is quintessential rock and roll. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with prolific author DAVE THOMPSON about his new biography: BAD REPUTATION: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF JOAN JETT. Tune in and learn about Jett’s early days in the Runaways and how the Black Hearts eventually came to be.
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Labor Day with great soul & funk songs about work. From the hardest working man in show business, James Brown, to “Working on a Chain Gang” with Sam Cooke, end your holiday weekend with some classic soul. It all starts at 7pm this Monday!
The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde.. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for "Matrix," "Crystal Silence" and "Tones for Joan's Bones." Wendell Pierce hosts.
In his new book Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy tackles such hot-button issues as the nature of racial opposition to President Barak Obama, whether Obama has a singular responsibility to African Americans, electoral politics, cultural chauvinism, black patriotism and the differences in Obama’s presentation of himself to blacks and to whites. Tune in this Sunday evening as Al is joined by Kennedy for a spirited debate on these and other issues.
Francois Gossieaux is one of the founders of Human 1.0, which maintains that to understand the fundamental shifts shaking up your business today you are better off understanding the Human 1.0 – which, by the way, has not changed in the last 10,000 years -- rather than trying to understand the Web 2.0 tools.
He is also author of The Hypersocial Organization.
Previously, Francois served as president of Corante, from 2005 to 2007, and as vice president and chief marketing officer of eRoom Technology, from 1998 to 2003.
MARY CASIELLO is a unique singer and songwriter who has worked hard to carve out a performing career in New England. Tune in to find out how she started writing songs, about her experiences at the Berklee College of Music and what it takes to make it as a singer in Boston. To listen to some of Mary’s music or keep up with her gigs, go to: marycasiello.com
Tonight on Inquiry, we have a far ranging and lively talk with visual artist HOWARD JOHNSON. Howard has been an active artist since the late 1960s and his unique and complex work often contains iconic imagery from ancient arcane texts as well as pop culture. Howard talks about his evolution as an artist; how he goes about creating one of his works, and what it has been like to be a fiercely independent artist in an increasingly conservative scene. There’s also talk about UFOs, grails and FEEP. Be sure to tune in for this interview with one of the region’s most unique artistic voices.
The Detroit Jazz Festival chose well when they chose Mulgrew. He plays two pianos with Kenny Barron, then leads his group Wingspan, composing beautiful melodies with a beat that dances.
In honor of Labor Day, featuring Joe Jencks, Paul Robeson, Joan Baez, the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Weavers, and quite a few others.
2011 marks 50 years since the Bill Evans Trio's landmark dates at the Village Vanguard. Bassist Eddie Gomez joined Evans' group a few years after, and the 11-year partnership yielded three Grammy wins. He has also worked with other heavyweights including Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, and Herbie Hancock. He joins McPartland for "Turn Out The Stars and "Stella By Starlight."
On Wednesday pianist and "Jazz Inspired" creator and host Judy Carmichael joins us. She'll be taping an episode of "Jazz Inspired" this weekend at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with actress Blythe Danner. We'll hear about that and more when the lady Count Basie anointed as "Stride" joins us on Jazz New England Wednesday at 2 pm.
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