Multi-Emmy and Grammy nominee, vocalist/pianist Michael Feinstein how jazz influences every part of his music and his efforts in expanding the audience for classic American standards.
Composer/pianist and Chicago native Brian Friedland's music displays a relentless creativity and open-mindedness that is quickly evident when one examines his written repertoire. A composer from age 13, his output consists of 8 big band charts, 12 chamber works, a film score, and hundreds of compositions for small and large jazz ensembles. In addition to writing music drawing on mainstream jazz and classical traditions, Friedand's pieces include diverse instrumentations and unusual ideas. Friedland studied with jazz composers Vince Mendoza and Kim Richmond and pianists Shelly Berg, Allan Pasqua, and Danilo Perez. He has a master's degree in jazz composition from New England Conservatory and a bachelor's degree in jazz performance from the University of Southern California. He comes to DreamFarm with a full, rich horn section and lots of amazing ideas to share.
Your favorite songs and favorite artists from the classic Folk Revival period (1948-1973), including Burl Ives, the Weavers, the Limeliters, Harry Belafonte, the Kingston Trio, the Highwaymen, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, the New Christy Minstrels, and MANY more!
On this hour long show, we will talk with noted writer and biographer, JAMES KAPLAN author of SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN, the second and final volume of his definitive biography. Don't miss this show!
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ann Lisi of the the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, They talk about the revival of Leadership Worcester. This episode aired originally on March 1, 2015.
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and dozens of community leaders have come together to re-energize the popular Leadership Worcester program. The new program, which began this September, identified motivated individuals who aspire to take an active leadership role in Worcester and the surrounding towns and are interested in learning and honing new leadership skills for the long-term benefit of the community. The Leadership Worcester Class of 2015 is meant to represent all sectors of the community—business, non-profit, education, and government.
The nine-month program began with a two-day overnight retreat that bonded the group, determined individual leadership strengths and challenges, and provided a general context about Greater Worcester, its strengths, and opportunities. The sessions are taking place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from October to May, plus two evening networking events. Each session is exploring a regional topic and will help participants acquire an understanding of how critical issues affect Central Massachusetts.
Completed applications were due on April 1. Participants were notified of their acceptance by May. A nomination from an employer was recommended when an applicant was employed, and at least one letter of recommendation was required when an applicant was applying as a volunteer/resident or is self-employed. A limited amount of scholarship assistance was made possible through the generosity of Worcester foundations, including Fuller Foundation, Stoddard Charitable Trust, Hoche-Scofield, George I. Alden, and the Fletcher Foundation.
In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen. The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954 and had reestablished himself as the top recording artist in music. Frank's life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is once again joined by Sinatra biographer and best selling author, James Kaplan.
Uncle Mark returns to the WICN airways to spin his unique brand of alternative rock from all eras a.k.a. POSITIVE NOISE Monday, DECEMBER 7 from 10PM TO 1AM. The featured artist that night will be the incomparable TRACEY THORN. And if all that music wasn't enough: Tune in for some special fundraising premiums: rock books that will make perfect holiday gifts.
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