Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.
AN ECLECTIC MIX OF MUSIC OLD AND NEW -- In addition to playing a number of tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station, we'll be featuring favorite songs from local New England and northeast artists, along with a visit from Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards live in the studio and maybe a few surprises as well.
Fitchburg Art Museum Curator MARY TINTI returns to Inquiry to talk about the fascinating current exhibition NATURE TECH. Joining Tinti in the studio is CRISTI RINKLIN one of the artists shown in NatureTech. Her work (an example shown here) combines a sophisticated computer aided manipulation of imagery with painting to explore how we see the natural world. Tune in for an informative and lively talk about art, perception and technology. To view the new blog about this exhibition created by students of Fitchburg State University, go to: http://famnaturetech.wix.com/fsublog
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING, writer and staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, New York. Tonight we discuss one of the weirdest and wildest literary hoaxes. Former lawyer Arthur Train left the legal profession to become a writer and created one of the most memorable characters in American fiction: Ephraim Tutt, classic New England lawyer and champion of justice over the letter of the law. This wholly fictional character became a beloved icon of the spirit of America and his stories were thoroughly enjoyed by many. Then Tutt wrote his autobiography and what happened next is the subject of Molly Guptill Manning’s wonderful book THE MYTH OF EPHRAIM TUTT: ARTHUR TRAIN AND HIS GREAT LITERARY HOAX.
Writer and Instructor in the Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute JAMES DEMPSEY returns to Inquiry to promote the upcoming book and author dinner at the Goddard Library, Clark University on April 7. Joining Dempsey in the studio are three interns and contributing editors for the WORCESTER JOURNAL: JEREMY LEVINE (Clark), MARISSA CASEY (Holy Cross) and TOM MATTHEWS (Clark). They talk about the latest issue of the journal and learning the fine art of editing. To view the latest issue of the Worcester Journal, go to: http://www.theworcesterjournal.com/
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Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with RICHARD LOREN, who was a music agent and manager during some of the most pivotal years in the history of Rock. Tune in for some amazing recollections of the Doors, Jefferson Airplane and especially Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Loren’s amazing new book is HIGH NOTES: A ROCK MEMOIR: WORKING WITH ROCK LEGENDS JEFFERSON AIRPLANE THROUGH THE DOORS TO THE GRATEFUL DEAD.
Pianist/composer/activist Fred Hersch is one of the few musicians who feels equally comfortable with classical music and jazz, and discussed how he negotiates his way between these two worlds and uses each to inspire the other. Fred has also been living with HIV/AIDS for more than 25 years and talked about his work in raising awareness and funds throughout his own struggle with the virus.
Join us as host Chet Williamson chats with saxophonist Dave Liebman, author Ashley Kahn, and Clark prof. Matt Malsky.
Soul music got turned upside down when Sly & The Family Stone hit the airwaves in 1967. With Sly Stone fronting the band, they created a new sound that incorporated soul, funk and psychedelic music. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate one of American music's most creative geniuses. It all starts at 7pm.
In Brazil, during Carnival, music fills the streets. The Spokfrevo Orquestra bring the joyous music from the streets of Brazil to the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Fronted by virtuoso saxophonist and arranger Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, better known as Spok, the 17-piece orquestra brings an adventurous program featuring special guests saxophonist Melissa Aldana and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. Hear highlights from this exhilarating performance while tracing the origins of Brazilian Carnival music.
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