Chicago saxophonist talks about working with Count Basie and Earl Hines and performs with Judy onstage for “Jazz Inspired from Kiawah Island.”
Eden MacAdam-Somer is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians performing today. Her music transcends genre through soaring violin and winning vocals. Together with Hankus Nitsky they explore Jazz standards, originals and Jewish folk idioms.
Music from and conversation with North Sea Gas: THE Scottish Folk Band for the past 36 years! A shorter show—just 2 or 3 hours—but absolute quality!
What’s it like to have your own laboratory? What is it like to be a woman scientist in field dominated by men? These are just some of the topics discussed tonight when Inquiry welcomes geobiologist and Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Maňoa, HOPE JAHREN. Her wonderful new book is part memoir, part introduction to the biology of trees and is titled LAB GIRL.
Tonight we talk with artist KEVIN BURNS. Examples of his work will be exhibited with works by J.D. Sage in the exhibition GO FIGURE: ART ABOUT MANKIND AND MIND at the Worcester SPRINKLER FACTORY in October. Tune in and here Kevin talk about his investigations into “entropy and optimality in abstract art” among other topics.
In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Grace Ross, is one of the founders and the coordinator of the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending. They talk about putting an end to predatory and illegal discrimination in lending practices.
The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending is a seven-year-old coalition of nearly 70 member organizations, as well as a number of endorsing organizations. Among the member organizations are housing-counseling agencies, legal-services groups, social- service agencies, and community-based social-action groups. All have come together to work on reversing the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. The Alliance focuses its work on:
- Legislative initiatives, including judicial foreclosure, mandatory mediation, just-cause eviction post-foreclosure, and other pre- and post-foreclosure protections for tenants and homeowners;
- Organizing to prevent eviction of tenants and resident homeowners who are paying their rents in foreclosed properties;
- Providing education to homeowners and tenants regarding their rights, as well as educating the general public regarding the predatory and discriminatory practices of lenders and financial institutions;
- Ensuring that foreclosed properties can be acquired as affordable housing by non-profits and other entities.
The Alliance shares information among, and coordinates the activities of, its member organizations and, where possible, speaks with a united voice on behalf of people impacted by the foreclosure crisis and against predatory lending practices.
As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore were crime ridden. For poor kids from the housing projects, the future looked bleak. But basketball could provide the quickest ticket out, an opportunity to earn a college scholarship and perhaps even play in the NBA.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author Alejandro Danois about his new bestseller, The Boys of Dunbar". This inspirational story of how inner city kids during the 1980's played local basketball to avoid the temptations of drugs and crime only to become NBA champions
Eric Lewis' career has circulated both in and out of jazz circles. Performing under his given name, he was an up-and-coming pianist who toured in the bands of Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. As his career progressed — or didn't — he found that a lot of contemporary rock music also spoke him deeply. So performing under the name ELEW, he devised a new theatrical, high-energy method of solo piano he called rockjazz, and it took him to TED Conferences, national tours, America's Got Talent and the White House. Now he's set to return to the jazz trio format, planning a recording with some major players. Jazz Night In America follows ELEW to the studio, and to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, where his burning band includes Reginald Veal on bass and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums.
From child prodigy as a classical pianist to his own Dixieland band as an eight year old to the musician Yehudi Menuhin calls “one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with."
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