Inquiry welcomes back CAROLYN L. KANE who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We continue our conversation about her new book CHROMATIC ALGORITHMS: SYNTHETIC COLOR, COMPUTER ART AND AESTHETICS AFTER CODE. Tonight Kane talks about the wild history of Bell Telephone Laboratories and the artists/scientists that worked there who pioneered some bizarre new technology for producing colors that affected the viewer. We also talk about the invention of Day-Glo and synthetic color. It all began with a problem with dogs peeing on a fence. If you are interested in art and technology, don’t miss this show!
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. She is joined in the studio by JANET AMORELLO, Vice President of Marketing at UNIBANK to talk about the upcoming HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS, the annual three-day celebration of crafts and arts. For more information on times and dates, go to: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx
Composer and arranger Darrell Katz will be talking with host Chet Williamson today. At Berklee College of Music, Katz is a professor in the harmony department with a phenomenal understanding of advanced modal harmony. Katz is also the founder and director of the Jazz Composers Alliance.
Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie. Along the way, West includes a wonderful history of the post office including the Pony Express and early airmail. If you have ever marveled at the history found on these small, perforated pieces of gummed paper, tune in!
We revisit Judy’s conversation with the late Skitch Henderson about his Hollywood years with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and his long career with the NBC Orchestra and The Tonight Show.
Steve Heckman will be joining us on today's edition of Jazz Matinee. This San Francisco based artist grew up in New York City during one of jazz's most creative periods, the mid-60's. Upon first hearing John Coltrane, worlds split open for Heckman!
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates one of pop music's most beloved bands, The Temptations. The Temps have over 14 number one singles, three Grammy Awards and made The Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Groups of all time list. Great Motown music this week starting at 7pm!
This year, Blue Note Records turns 75. To celebrate, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center hosted a two-hour concert featuring some of Blue Note’s living legends and rising stars. From the early years with Alfred Lion to Bruce Lundvall’s revitalization, Blue Note Records has remained one of the most iconic labels in jazz. On Jazz Night in America, we’ll hear highlights from the stage at the Kennedy Center and discuss the label’s influence with Michael Cuscuna, Norah Jones, Terence Blanchard, and Dianne Reeves. Jason Moran is guest host.
Join host Chet Williamson this afternoon while he speaks with Pat Metheny. The Pat Metheny Unity Group will be at The Hanover Theatre on Sunday, November 16th at 7pm, don't miss it! Also, the results of the 79th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll have just been released and Pat topped three categories, two of which were with his Unity Group.
According to officials, Ebola can be contained here in the U.S., but the same cannot be said of West Africa. Why should Americans care? Because if Ebola is not stopped soon over there, it’s likely to have a cascading effect, not only claiming more lives, but also destroying entire economies. Doctors and nurses will continue to die, leaving the populace to care for itself. Panic will lead to the disruption of agriculture, commerce, and civil order. In fact, relief workers in some areas are already being physically assaulted, even killed. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with Robert Walker of the Population Institute about this global issue.
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