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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Novelist E. L. Doctorow (Ragtime, The Book of Daniel) was first introduced to jazz through his father who owned a record store in the thirties and helped John Hammond build his early record collection.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Joining host Chet Williamson at 4:20pm on this edition of Jazz Matinee is singer/songwriter Felix Cavaliere. Although he was a member of Joey Dee and the Starliters, best known for their hit Peppermint Twist, he is best known for his association with The Young Rascals during the 1960s.

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Jerry Butler is a soul legend! He sang in a church choir with his boyhood friend Curtis Mayfield, was an original member of The Impressions and went on to a very successful solo career singing, writing and producing. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of one of soul music's most prolific artists. it all starts at 7pm!

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

Joining host Chet Williamson at 5:20pm live in the studio is pianist David Maxwell. David Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years playing piano with some of the greatest and well- known musicians in the blues. David plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues. Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:30pm

Mark M. Smith is widely considered to be America's leading practitioner of the new and burgeoning field of “sensory history.” His new book, Smell of Battle, Taste of Siege engages accounts from diaries, letters, and journals to provide a matchless perspective on how the Civil War was felt and lived – indeed, no other book has looked at the Civil War through the prism of the five senses, or considered their impact on various groups of individuals. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with historian and author Mark Smith

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00pm

We often hear about the lone genius, but in reality some of the most creative people work in pairs: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkein; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The list is endless. How do these dynamic duos meet; how do they work together and what leads to their eventual break up? Tonight on Inquiry I talk with curator, writer and essayist Joshua Wolf Shenk about his fascinating new book Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.

A rusted wreck of a 1957 Chevy wagon led tonight’s guest on Inquiry into an exploration into the history of the American middle class and a meditation on what cars mean to us. Our love affair with our cars in a fact of life, but like all romances, it goes through stages and often has an unhappy ending. Earl Swift is a writer, journalist and residential fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia. His new book is part cultural history and part auto romance and much more. His book is titled Autobiography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream. If you have had a love affair with a car you have owned, be sure to tune in!

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/actress Peggy Lee is the focus of author James Gavin's new biography Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster). Gavin, who also penned the acclaimed Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne as well as Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker will join host Bonnie Johnson to talk about the the ups, downs and triumphs of the "genre- and generation-bridging artist" Peggy Lee.  Tune in at 12 pm-EST.

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

In 1960, Duke Ellington joined Billy Strayhorn to arrange and record The Nutcracker Suite, an album comprised of jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky. In 2001, their music was featured in the premiere of the Urban Nutcracker at Dorchester's Strand Theater.  Dancer, founder and artistic director Anthony Williams of Tony Williams Dance Center remains at the helm of this fourteen year old multi-cultural production that blends ballet, urban tap, hip-hop and flamenco. Catch Colors when Mr. Williams joins Bonnie Johnson to talk about this season's performance and the center's mission to "provide quality dance instruction to a diverse urban community".

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Including old favorites and songs from CDs newly arrived in the station. Always a good time!

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician, former guitarist for the Slits, visual artist and filmmaker VIV ALBERTINE. Her wonderful and refreshingly honest new autobiography is titled CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. Tune in tonight for part one of our conversation.  Viv talks about her “Ping Pong Affair” with Mick Jones of the Clash, her first band “Flowers of Romance”, and the Slits first record “Cut”. Through all her considerable trials and tribulations, Viv Albertine remains one of the most interesting and original artists in rock. Viv’s latest record is called “The Vermillion Border.”

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