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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 10:30pm

In his new book; "Americas War for the Greater Middle East" historian and best selling author Andrew Bacevich argues that  four decades of failed U.S. policy using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East has resulted in failure and upheaval. Could there possibly be another way to bring lasting peace? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Andrew Bacevich and hear what his thoughts are.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Debra Petke (shown, left), executive director, and Robin DeBlosi (shown, right), marketing and membership manager of Danforth Art. The business of providing entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. This episode aired originally on January 31, 2016.
 
Established as a grass-roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Located in Framingham, Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts.
 
Danforth Art educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in its School, and a variety of community-outreach programs.Focusing on American art from the 18th century to the present day, Danforth Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism.
 
Danforth Art’s compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of more than 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. The museum’s mission strongly supports education, and the 400 yearly studio-art courses offered in the School, family workshops and artist lectures provide Danforth Art members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome journalist and writer DALE RUSSAKOFF. Her new book is titled THE PRIZE: WHO’S IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S SCHOOLS. It’s a stunning piece of investigative journalism that centers on Newark, New Jersey’s failing schools.  These schools had been failing for decades. Then popular mayor Cory Booker teamed up with governor Chris Christie to spend millions promised them by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to “reform” Newark’s schools. But things did not go as the reformers planned. Tune in and find out why.

Poet and photographer ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER returns to Inquiry to talk about her newest collection STATE OF GRACE: THE JOSHUA ELEGIES. Tune in and hear one of L.A.s most powerful poets read some of her work. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 1:00pm

Bassist/composer/educator Rufus Reid is the 2016 Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence.  Reid's Motéma Music recording "Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project"  received two nominations for the 57th GRAMMY Awards ~ Best Large Jazz Ensemble and Best Instrumental Composition. His book "The Evolving Bassist", published since 1974, includes a DVD that features a concert view in trio with pianist Mulgrew Miller and drummer Lewis Nash.  He talks with Bonnie Johnson about his career and upcoming program sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and Harvard Jazz Bands.

Reid will participate in two events open to the public: On Wednesday, April 6, 4 pm: A Conversation with Rufus Reid at Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard, Cambridge and presented by the OFA Learning From Performers program. Then at 8pm on Saturday, April 9th he performs in “The Eloquent One: Celebrating Rufus Reid,” a tribute concert featuring the Harvard Jazz Bands at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble returns from across the pond to bring an assortment of folk music both new and old! Tune in at 7:00 this Thursday to The Folk Revival!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:00pm

This week on Dreamfarm Julie Lavender invites Diversions to join her in the barn. 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.


Featuring:

Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
Wain Jonze-Guitar
Zachary Rochester-Cello
David Walker-Bass
Joe Hartigan-Drums

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

Inquiry welcomes artist and sculptor DAVID A. LANG. A new exhibition of his beautiful kinetic and interactive work titled JOURNEY is at the BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY from May 4 ill June 5. To see examples of his work, go to: http://www.davidlangstudios.com/Sculpture/kinetic.html.  For information about the Boston Sculptors Gallery, go to: http://www.bostonsculptors.com/

 

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry w welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY (pictured)  to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS. To read the current issue, go to: http://www.theworcesterjournal.com/

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players”, Romain Collin continues to develop “a highly personal and contemporary vision” (A Blog Supreme, NPR), combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing, and classical music. Having just released his third record, Press Enter (ACT), described by the New York Times as a “winning  new album” and hailed by Jazz journal, UK as an “absolute masterpiece”, Collin keeps developing “a unique voice...a crystal clear vision” (UK VIBE), making his mark on the New York scene, as well as internationally.

Romain, who was originally born in France, came to the US to attend Berklee College of Music (class of 2004) on a scholarship, where he studied performance with the likes of Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano while majoring in Music Synthesis. In 2007, Romain Collin graduated from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz where he held a Full Scholarship as the pianist of an ensemble handpicked by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. During this time, Romain had the opportunity to tour internationally with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, shared the stage with artists such as Marcus Miller, Jimmy Heath, and Terence Blanchard, and studied with the likes of Larry Goldings, Russell Ferrante, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Mulgrew Miller and Wynton Marsalis.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Pianist Dick Hyman has enjoyed a long career playing concerts and composing for movies and television. He now refers to himself as "Mr. Eighty Eight," since he's reached that age milestone, which, of course, has particular significance for a pianist. Dick is Judy's first guest recorded onstage from Kiawah Island, SC. Join Dick and Judy as they talk about his work with Woody Alen and much more!

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