"The organ is like the sunlight, rain and thunder..." says Dr. Lonnie Smith, who recorded Finger Lickin' Good in 1966. He's dynamic and dramatic, and rap, dance and house music producers have sampled his sounds. Allaboutjazz.com cites The Healer, Smith's current album, as "brimming with the bold, bizarre and beautiful." Hear highlights from the stage on JazzSet.
A visit with Scott Alarik, author of the folk music novel REVIVAL, along with an eclectic mix of folk songs old and new.
Singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét charges his old school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and Image Award nominations. Benét joins Feinstein for a set of original tunes and classics by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and David Foster.
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:
Academy Award nominated animation director (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) talks about his life-long interest in jazz and the close connection between animation and music.
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 an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Karen Washington of Just Food and the queen of urban growing. They talk about the business of food justice for all.
On January 12 at Worcester State University, the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Massachusetts Chapter will hold its 2013 Winter Conference at Worcester State University. Karen Washington, the keynote speaker and a workshop presenter has lived in New York City all her life and has been a resident of the Bronx for more than 26 years.
Since 1985, Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place for all people to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, she has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. And as a community advocate, she has stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation.
As a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, Karen helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. She is a Just Food board member and Just Food trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice to community gardeners all over the city.
Karen is also a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers, an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings.
Professionally, Karen has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. She continues to balance her professional life with community service.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve D'Agostino does public-relations work for NOFA-Mass.
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