Gloria Swanson had a singular film career. She starred with Rudolf Valentino during the Silent Era and with William Holden in Sunset Boulevard in what has been called the most celebrated film comeback in history. During the Silent Film era her fans worshiped her. But her career took a crushing downturn in the 1930s. But she never stopped working and Gloria appeared in numerous films, on stage and television. Always acting as the penultimate star on and off screen. Tune in tonight when we speak with writer STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER about his monumental new biography GLORIA SWANSON: THE ULTIMATE STAR. If you love film and Hollywood history, don’t miss tonight’s show.
Tonight on Inquiry we sit down with ZACHARIAH COMBS, the new Director of the GALLERY OF AFRICAN ART in Clinton, MA. Tune in and learn about this wonderful new gallery, upcoming programs and even hear Zach on the n’goni. The website for the gallery is: http://www.galleryofafricanart.org/
Our guest tonight is ERIC H. CHUDLER, PhD. He is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. Tonight we talk about his wild new book THE LITTLE BOOK OF NEUROSCIENCE HAIKUS, his award-winning website NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS (http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html ) and his fascinating involvement in the Science For Monks program.
It doesn't get any funkier than Bootsy! He's played with James Brown, George Clinton and influenced a generation of funk and jam bands. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Bootsy's birthday with songs like "Psychoticbumpschool" & "Bootzilla." It all starts at 7pm. Tune in & give a funk!
Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, she's joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully. We'll hear the enchanting strains of Blue Prelude, I'm In Love Again, Good Night Sweetheart and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Today many health advocates and journalists are raising concerns about such things as the link between chemicals such as BPA and breast cancer. However, should these non-medical people be making claims that may not be based on accurate studies or information? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with Julie Gunlock, director of the Cultural Alarmism Project in Washington DC. Your health just may depend on it.
Tonight we talk about the 2013 deCordova Biennial, an always interesting showcase of contemporary artists of New England. Our guests are Lexi Lee Sullivan curator of this year’s biennial and one of the artists featured in the exhibition Lynne Harlow. To see examples of Lynne Harlow’s work, go to: http://www.lynneharlow.com/. To see the entire schedule of events about the deCordova Biennial, as well as general information about the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, go to: http://www.decordova.org/.
Sydney and Violet Schiff were an amazing couple. They lived in the 1920s in Britain. They were madly in love with each other and each was a connoisseur of the visual arts and of modernist writing. Their close friends included some of the most legendary writers of that era. Tune in tonight for a story of one of the most unique literary salons. We speak with teacher, editor, reporter and writer Stephen Klaidman about his brilliant new book Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S.Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndam Lewis.
In 2008, Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY® award winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to write a celebratory piece for the bicentennial anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. Five years later, Marsalis teams up with friend and colleague, pianist, conductor Damien Sneed, to bring “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration” to stages in 16-cities across the United States.
Catch Colors of Jazz when Marsalis joins Host Bonnie Johnson to discuss the tour and "bringing the church" to the people through a fusion of jazz and gospel that features the 15-person Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau, a diverse gospel choir led by Sneed. The tour concludes at Boston's Symphony Hall on October 27, 2013. Tune in at 4pmEST.
Check out The Mission here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufjmxjian3c
Photo credit: Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Record is 94. Can we top that? It’ll sure be fun trying. PLENTY of music to listen and even sing along to.
Al Jarreau is a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jarreau is the fifth of six children. His father was a Seventh-Day Adventist Church minister and singer, and his mother was a church pianist. He and his family sang together at church concerts and at benefits, and he and his mother performed at PTA meetings. Jarreau has toured and performed with numerous musicians, including Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Rick Braun, and George Benson.
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