In 1955, the film Blackboard Jungle opened with the classic “Rock Around the Clock” and teens in the audience went wild. Since then, rock songs have been an important part of many films soundtracks. Tonight on POSITIVE NOISE, we feature all music found in films: some well know, some more obscure. Tune in and hear rock music from some of your favorite flicks. Of course there will be the usual contests and audience participation. What is your favorite soundtrack from a film?
"Thelonious Monk is the most important musician. Period!" That's pianist Jason Moran on "the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist." So Moran decided to present a personal reflection on Monk's music, reconfiguring the 1959 large ensemble concert that Monk presented at Town Hall in New York City. Ever the interdisciplinary thinker, Moran also gathered photographs and archival audio recordings to present a visual companion piece to his new arrangements. In time for Monk's birthday anniversary, Jazz Night takes in the full multimedia presentation that is 'In My Mind' from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
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/
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/
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