Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the end of summer with soul songs about work. You'll hear The Isley Brothers, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Rose Royce and many others. It all starts at 7pm!
HOUR ONE begins with the set celebrating Wayne Shorter’s birthday
Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter --> Wayne Shorter Quartet
Rez Abbasi Trio
Gregory Porter sings two, including the title song from his soon-coming album Liquid Soul
Terence Blanchard Quintet with guest Herbie Hancock playing “Footprints” by Shorter
HOUR TWO begins with two bands, each with a foot in New Orleans – one new, one celebrating 35 years
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Joshua Redman’s “Summertime”
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra with vocals by Herman Olivera and Joseph Gonzalez
Join us for these great performers outdoors, playing to the people, the sun, the boats on Narragansett Bay, and you!
Certain crime films made in Hollywood between 1944 and the early 1960s have come to be known as Film Noir. These movies challenged many of the beliefs about the American Dream in the socially chaotic period following Word War II. The cherished ideas of upward mobility, the benefits of free enterprise and the ability to remake yourself are all warped and critiqued in films like Gun Crazy, Laura and The Dark Corner. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARK OSTEEN. He is a professor of English, Chair of the English Department and founder of the Film Studies Program at Loyola University. His latest book is NIGHTMARE ALLEY: FILM NOIR AND THE AMERICAN DREAM.
Peter Cushing starred in some of the most iconic horror and adventure films of the last half of the 20th Century. He has played Dr. Frankenstein a number of times in Hammer films, as well as van Helsing is another series of films. He had starring roles in The Mummy (1959), She (1964) and was a villain in The Avengers TV series. He has played Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes as was the deliciously evil Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. But despite his stunning list of film, television and stage credits, he is not as well known here in the States. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film historian and writer DAVID MILLER about his fine and comprehensive new biography PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM.
Catch Colors of Jazz when Trumpeter Nicholas Payton talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about his career, newest album and upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, September 12 at 8 & 10pm. Tune in!
Personnel changes have been few over 20 years in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. The players are consistent, Marsalis says, but the music should evolve and be challenging, center on the melody and convey emotions. Branford’s tenor and soprano lead. Pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis compose three of the four tunes. Justin Faulkner plays drums.
Live from the WICN Performance Hall, this show will feature a lineup of wonderful local New England artists, including Dan & Faith, James Keyes, Sandy Haddon, Doug Kwartler, Jan Luby, Ryan Foss, and others!
Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s self-released debut album landed him in the top ten on iTunes’ album chart. This wry lyricist draws inspiration from the masters, including Lennon & McCartney, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, and Cole Porter. This week he shares the secret to his powerful brand of pop.
Inquiry welcomes VERLYN KLINKENBORG, writer, teacher, editor and farmer. His new book MORE SCENES FROM THE RURAL LIFE collect years of his columns and pieces for the New York Times and other publications about working and living on a small farm in upstate New York. Tune in for some wonderful conversation about rural life and time, farm animals and the crisis facing small farms in America
Inquiry welcomes back WILLIAM WALLACE, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Tonight Bill talks about the upcoming HARVEY BALL awards gala and the exciting WORCESTER IN THE 1960S exhibition. For more information about the Harvey Ball and the exhibition, go to:
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