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Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:00pm

 

The Worcester area is known for its great food at reasonable prices. And guess what? The price just got better: $23.12 per meal from March 19th to 31st. It’s the semi-annual Worcester Restaurant Week, a time when people can sample the food of some of our best restaurants without breaking the bank. Twice a year, the finest restaurants in the Worcester area lower their prices and offer a special Chef’s Menu.

In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews three of the participants in the latest Worcester Restaurant Week:

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:00pm

“I was about eight when I realized I was doomed”. Inquiry welcomes writer and poet DONNA LETHAL. Her first book, MILK OF AMNESIA, is a novel closely based on her life growing up Catholic and Irish in a tough working class neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in a family whose parenting style she refers to as “laissez-faire” and you didn’t ask a lot of questions about where your Christmas presents came from. Donna Lethal’s writing is tough, honest, grimly hilarious and surprisingly upbeat.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sanskrit word Triveni translates as "the place where three sacred rivers meet. With Drew Gress and Eric Harland, bass and drums, trumpeter Avishai opens on Don Cherry's "Art Deco", tips his hat to Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, then welcomes his sister Anat on clarinet for the second half of a wonderful set.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes ED SANDERS, co-founder of the legendary band The Fugs, founder of the Peace Eye Bookstore, writer and filmmaker. His new book, FUG YOU: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PEACE-EYE BOOKSTORE, THE F**K YOU PRESS, THE FUGS AND COUNTERCULTURE IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE is a personal alternative history of the decade of the Sixties. Tune in tonight and find out about the “mimeograph revolution”, the concept of a “total assault on culture” and of course, how The Fugs were formed

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 7:00pm

This edition of Folk Revival finds Nick Noble tapping into the folk traditions of The Emerald Isle in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day to bring you four hours of Irish folk music

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jazz-rock pioneer, guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

Benny Sharoni is our guest on this Tuesday's Jazz New England. He grew up in a kibbutz in Israel, fought with the Israeli Army in Lebanon and found his way to Boston and jazz. His background is as amazing as his talent on the horn and we'll hear both with Benny Sharoni when he visits Jazz New England Tuesday at 2 pm.

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Sam Cooke discovered Womack and his brothers singing gospel music and signed them to his own label to sing secular music as The Valentinos. Womack has done it all. From session guitarist, to singer/songwriter, to producer, he's worked with Sly & The Family Stone, Aretha, The Box Tops and countless others. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates this soul legend on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Take solace in the blues! Hammond B3 specialist Joey DeFrancesco and his trio are joined by a three hard-driving tenor sax players -- Vincent Herring, John Nugent and the late David "Fathead" Newman, in one of his last performances. They burn up the classics including 'Deep Blues,' 'My One and Only Love' and 'Speak Low.

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