The 1998 film THE BIG LEBOWSKI has become one of the greatest cult films of all time. What is it about this complex shaggy dog story that is so appealing? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with author and cinema historian JENNY M. JONES about her new sprawling and endlessly entertaining history THE BIG LEBOWSKI: AN ILLUSTRATED, ANNOTATED HISTORY OF THE GREATEST CULT FILM OF ALL TIME. Tune in and learn about how the Coen brothers work together when filming; about who might have been cast as “the Dude” instead of Jeff Bridges,Maude Lebowski’s connection to the Fluxus art movement and the inspiration for Walter Sobchuk. The Dude abides.
Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with HONEE A. HESS the Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee Hess speaks about the long history of the Crafts Center, the center’s new relationship with Worcester State University and the numerous programs the center offers in ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, enamel and glass. She also talks about the exciting new photography show opening soon entitled THE NARROW DISTANCE. For more information on all the events and classes discussed in this interview, please go to:
Join host Tom Shaker as he remembers those musical artists who passed away in 2012. From Donna Summer to Joe South to Don Cornelius, their musical legacy lives on. Hop aboard the Soul Serenade Train this week. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!
Why are so many Americans afraid to talk openly about sex? After all it's a big part of our culture. Today movies, music, videos, books and television just to mention a few promote sex on a regular basis. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author, George Moufarrej his new book " Sexual Euphoria" he tires to dispell the notion that as Americans we are uncomfortable about sexuallity.
In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent. What went wrong? Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid was a legendary intellectual corporate leader that started out doing research in polarizing filters and ended up revolutionizing photography by creating a totally new technology of film development. As a company, Polaroid was also known for supporting artists like Ansel Adams. Tune in tonight for a history of this amazing corporation when we speak with CHRISTOPHER BONANOS, writer and editor at New York Magazine. His new outstanding and profusely illustrated history is titled INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID.
Inquiry welcomes back editor, writer and chef TAMAR ADLER to talk about eating and cooking in the doldrums of winter. Tamar’s unique book is AN EVER-LASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE and it helps change the way you think about food and cooking. Tune in and learn about the pleasures of lettuce with gravy, making salads with root vegetables, and what to do when you fall out of love with cooking.
Tune in for this special edition of Jazz Matinee as host Al Dean chats with the Director of Compaq Big Band, Al Saloky. They will be later joined by legendary trumpet player Wayne Bergeron.
Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most active players in the world. With studio dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics, he has no intention of slowing down.
Bergeron’s passion for big bands has led to his inclusion in some of Los Angeles’ most well respected bands. He has recorded with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, John La Barbara, Andy Martin, Ralph Carmichael, Bob Florence, Frank Capp, Matt Cattingub, Bill Liston, Kim Richmond, Ray Anthony, Buddy Childers, Roger Neumann, Bill Perkins, Bill Elliott, Gary Irwin, Bill Watrous, Bob Curnow and Phil Kelly.
This month Wayne Bergeron joins the Compaq Big Band as their Special Guest Artist at New England's storied jazz landmark, Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. The performance will feature Wayne Bergeron on arrangements from his big band, as well as charts done for Maynard Ferguson, plus sensational Feature Vocalist Rebecca Holtz singing selections from the great album with Diane Shuur fronting the Count Basie Orchestra, and much more.
For more about Wayne go to www.waynebergeron.com.
The A&E network's decision to return Phil Robertson to the "Duck Dynasty" show has both critics and fans. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Chris Stone founder of Faith Driven Consumer. The organization was behind the widely publicized IStandWithPhil.com petition drive.
A great arrangement is catnip for this orchestra, once the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Jim McNeely arranged "Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima. The late Frank Foster arranged "Jingle Bells" and "Giant Steps." Slide Hampton arranged Foster's "Shiny Stockings." Nnennah Freelon sings "I Thought About You" with pianist Ted Rosenthal for the late Dr. Billy Taylor and James Moody. Jon Faddis is the Maestro and trumpet soloist.
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