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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Dan Gabel, president of the American Big Band Preservation Society, and Bill Doyle, one of the series organizers who, along with Dan, are part of Dan Gabel and the Abletones, which performs Big Band music.

This episode aired originally on June 22, 2014. In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve Jones-D’Agostino did public-relations work on the Jazz at Sunset series for the American Big Band Preservation Society.

Jazz at Sunset returned this past summer to Central Massachusetts. Started in Worcester at the EcoTarium, Jazz at Sunset has been a premier destination for music-lovers for almost 25 years. The 2014 six-week summer outdoor concert series was held on the grounds of SAC Park, with a covered stage featuring Big Band performers.

The Jazz at Sunset series was presented by the American Big Band Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and performance of Big Band music, with a focus on keeping alive this original American art form for future generations.

The series was sponsored by 90.5 WICN, Jazz+ for New England, Central Credit Union, Kurlan Music Center,  Polito Development Corp., Telefunken, and Westborough Inn. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes Bob Herbert, opinion columnist for The New York Times from 1993-2011 and Distinguished Fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank. His latest book is Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America. This journalistic tour de force examines why so many people feel that America has lost its way and that as a nation we are in decline. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!

Inquiry also 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. From more information on times and dates go to: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Four hours of songs from Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and more, as we celebrate the First Family of Folk, along with an on-air interview with Sara Lee and Johnny. Check it out!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

On this edition of DreamFarm, Julie Lavender will be joined by Zeke Martin of the Zeke Marin Trio.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

In the studio for this edition of Jazz Matinee will be guitarists Joe Weinberg and John Stowell. Joe Weinberg is one of the most demanded jazz guitarists and music educators n the New England area. In an average week he teaches about forty-five private students and performs four to five times. Often performing as a solo guitarist, he has also appeared with the aforementioned John Stowell. John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist RAÚL III. Raul has just illustrated the fantastic new graphic novel LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, which was written by Cathy Camper. This wonderful and wild new book is perfect for young readers from ages 8 and up to adults. Tune in and learn about how to trick out a custom car with different parts of the universe, how to draw a black hole and all about lowrider culture. “Bajito y suavecito”. (pictured is mechanic extraordinaire Lupe Impala)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tune in to this edition of Jazz Matinee with host Chet Williamson who will be joined by the talented Davina Sowers. Davina has been performing since the age of 5, with support of an extremely musical family. With great vocals and piano skills, she commands attention on stage and leaves everyone smiling. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:30pm

Inquiry welcomes ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, film and television actress, artist, photographer and writer. With TOM MCLAREN she has produced and written an extraordinary new book of photographs of classic Hollywood stars that have never before been seen by the public. Angela Cartwright was allowed access to the Twentieth Century Fox archives and discovered a veritable treasure trove of what are called continuity photographs: stills taken for the make up, costume and hair departments. These photographs are of the highest quality and reveal a lot about how a film lot works. There are pictures of Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Henry Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, and many, many other stars like you have never seen them before. Angela Cartwright’s book is titled STYLING THE STARS: LOST TREASURES FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX ARCHIVES.  For more information on the book and related events, please go to:   http://angela-cartwright.com . To learn about Angela Cartwright's own artwork, go to:  http://acartwrightstudio.com . Pictured at left: Doris Day from Caprice (1967) from the book.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Professor at Berklee College of Music, Jane Potter, will be joining host Chet Williamson during this Tuesdays Jazz Matinee. Jane performs around the country and internationally with her jazz group and as a soloist. She has performed live on National Park Radio, at the Democratic Convention and WGBH radio station. Jane's regular and current jazz gigs in Greater Boston include an eight-year run at the Oak Bar in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Also joining Chet in the studio at 4:20pm will be American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer, Houston Person. The Eubie Blake Jazz Award winner is best known for his work in soul jazz, distinctive sassy sound and expensive style of playing.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade join host Shaker on Monday night as he welcomes back Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey for another blistering set of little heard soul gem. Also, funk legend George Clinton, founder of Parliament Funkadelic, joins Tom to talk about his amazing career as one of the architects of funk music. Its all starts at 7pm, don't be late!

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