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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb talks about South Shore Conservatory with: Kathy Czerny (shown, center), president; Ann Smith (left), director of community partnerships; and Eve Montague (right); director of arts therapies. They talk about the importance of access to quality education in the arts. This episode aired originally on April 17, 2015.

Now the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts, South Shore Conservatory was incorporated in 1970 in Hingham as a non-degree granting community music school - after previously serving as a satellite preparatory program run by the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1980, a second campus was established in Duxbury, and in 1996, the Conservatory purchased, renovated and moved into its present home: the Ellison Center for the Arts.

Since its inception, South Shore Conservatory has remained faithful to its mission to “provide access to quality education in the arts’ in the belief that the arts are vital to and an innate part of life. Today more than 3,500 students participate in more 50 programs including:

·         Individual lessons in most instruments and voice

·         An arts-principled pre-school and full-day kindergarten

·         Drama workshops

·         Monthly recital and concert opportunities

·         And, a variety of performing opportunities with chamber music, jazz, rock, wind, choral and percussion ensembles as well as a youth orchestra.

Through collaborations with local visual arts associations, exhibitions by regional artists are featured in Conservatory galleries throughout the year.

South Shore Conservatory is a full member of the National Guild of Community Arts Education.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:00pm

Was there really a Frankie and Johnny? What did Tom Dooley actually do that he had to be hung? Did Casey Jones really engineer a train that was wrecked?  A number of American folk ballads were inspired by real-life events. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with RICHARD POLENBERG, the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of History Emeritus at Cornell University. His latest very entertaining book is HEAR MY SAD STORY: THE TRUE TALES THAT INSPIRED STAGOLEE, JOHN HENRY, AND OTHER TRADITIONAL AMERICAN FOLK SONGS.

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio tonight are artists in residence DÉSIRÉE PETTY. Together they talk about the artists in residence program and the upcoming “OF FIRE” exhibition.  For more information on the Center, go to:

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

A lineup of sixty songs, from A-Z, specially selected by the founders of the band Wolfpen, featuring artists like Joan Baez, Ellis Paul, Phil Ochs, John Prine, Joel Rafael, Woody Guthrie, Switchfoot, Robbie Robertson, Sabrina Carpenter, the Seekers, My Silent Bravery, the Pozo-Seco Singers, Dar Williams, the Decemberists, Dan Folgleberg, the Johnson Girls, Birdy, Simon & Garfunkel, the Highwaymen, Burl Ives, Tom Rush, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Cadence Carroll, John Denver, the New Christy Minstrels, the Byrds, Chad & Jeremy, Kate Wolf, and MANY. A big-tent eclectic mix highlighting very personal themes, this particular show is the epitome of the Big Bill Broonzy/Louis Armstrong statement that "All music is FOLK music, 'cause I ain't never heard a horse sing a song."

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today. A six-piece modern jazz ensemble with a rich and sumptuous sound.


Earl Grant Lawrence - Flute, Saxophone
Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
Wain Jonze-Guitar
Zachary Rochester-Cello
David Walker-Bass

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

This show focuses on the collaborative "artwork" of Miles Davis and his partner for many years, Jo Gelbard.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

At least 51% of American school children live below the government’s threshold for low income. Low income for children can often mean a life of stress, chaos and uncertainty and this can lead to poor success at school. How can we ensure that these children succeed at learning? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and journalist  PAUL TOUGH about his important new book HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED: WHAT WORKS AND WHY. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Education activist and Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University, Mark Naison, discusses the history and cultural significance of jazz.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:00pm

A special evening of PERFORMANCE /ART: including poets like Charles Amirkanian and John Giorno; performance artists like Diamanda Galas, Laurie Anderson and the Residents, and even some who have been both rockers and artists, like Eno, Devo, Bjork and Jenny Hval. AND IF ALL THAT WASN’T ENOUGH:  we will be featuring lots of new music too! So stay up late and tune in for a unique evening of untypical sounds with host Uncle Mark.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of the architects of soul music. From his early days forming Chicago soul and his work with The Impressions, to his solo work, his classic "Superfly" soundtrack and his socially conscious messages, Mayfield is a soul legend! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

In an era where the jazz standard songbook is ever expanding into the 21st century, The Ladybugs look back at the Disney catalogue. The Ladybugs are a young, band rooted in the vocal harmony jazz tradition but draw on elements of hot swing, American folk music and blues. Jazz Night in America dives into how the group developed on the New York ‘hot' jazz scene and what new things can be done with the Disney songbook.


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