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Programming Highlights

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Vocalist, composer, educator, Latin music and Jazz specialist. Professor at Berklee College of Music since 1984, where she teaches Jazz improvisation, Latin music, performance, and voice technique. Mili performs with her husband and bassist, Dan Greenspan. Together they are the perfect duo, combining voice, and strings, and expressing the aesthetic of Jazz with the colors, textures, rhythms and poetic content of the music from Latin America.

Daughter of the Mexican composer Guillermo Bermejo and his wife Luz, an Argentinean tango singer, Ms. Bermejo's blood already contained the wealth of two musical cultures at birth. She was born in Buenos Aires, but raised in the socially and artistically diverse environment of Mexico City where she grew up internalizing the music and political statements of the 60's and 70's made by the Argentineans, Chileans, Brazilians and Uruguayans in exile in Mexico City. This cultural diversity, and interaction between artists of different countries and disciplines laid the groundwork for her diverse style and dedication to the social responsibility of the artist

Dan Greenspan plays the double-bassist with a passion that makes the textures and moods of the music almost palpable. His capacity to provide both the root and the melody of the music is at the core of his creative playing.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Lots of songs about love, in all its manifestations. Host Nick Noble will play recordings from 7-7:30 and from 9:30 to 11, bookending a live two-hour concert broadcast from the WICN Performance Studio featuring Crowe’s Pasture, Tom Hanlon & Leslie Bryant, and Crowe’s Pasture.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

Six time GRAMMY® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and returning home for a live concert at Scullers Jazz Club. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston. Freelon is currently on tour with the original theatrical presentation of The Clothesline Muse where she is "cast member and a collaborator". The production "celebrates African American culture and women’s history amongst other themes through live music, dance, visual art and projection". She takes the stage live in concert  at Scullers on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 9:00pm

Feeling blue? Tune in tonight as Inquiry welcomes back JAMES A. WELU, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum and NANCY BURNS, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Worcester Art Museum. They will be talking about the current show at the Worcester Art Museum CYANOTYPES: PHOTOGRAPHY’S BLUE PERIOD as well as the catalogue FREDERICK COULSEN: BLUEPRINTS OF A GOLDEN AGE.

Tonight, Inquiry is excited to welcome back long-time friend of the show, writer and illustrator, JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA. He is here to talk about three new books: IT’S TOUGH TO LOSE YOUR BALLOON:, PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD: LAST PANDA STANDING and finally the new volume of COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH. Special guest star: Gina!

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate Of Climb, interviews Howard McGinn, executive director of First Night Worcester, and Zach Combs, manager, and Ron Murray, art director of Crocodile River Music. They talk about celebrating community in a still-challenging economy.

First Night Worcester is set and ready to go for this year’s arts celebration. Heading into its 35th year of operation, the non-profit is the oldest First Night in the nation and has produced a New Year’s Eve arts festival in downtown Worcester every year since 1981.

Nearly 60 performances will take place on 12 stages this year, including a spectacular opening act – a performance by the Southeast Asian Coalition “Youth Effect” group at Tuckerman Hall, sponsored by Saint-Gobain. Firsts for this year’s First Night Worcester: Jillian’s Worcester has been added as a venue; and First Night’s first-ever Apple mobile app is now available for free in the App Store.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 10:30pm

Are America's schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity, and true learning and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students? In his new book "Schools On Trial"  author and journalist Nikhil Goyal, argues that  our education system could easily map out a path for all of our schools to harness children's natural aptitude for learning by creating an atmosphere conducive to freedom and creativity. He prescribes an inspiring educational future that is thoroughly democratic and experiential, and one that utilizes the entire community as a classroom. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Nikhil Goyal.

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