Make sure you all tune into “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.” It airs today at 9:00 a.m. EST. This week's guests include “Family Time" Actress, Angell Conwell. Jen Farris stops by to chat about her career as a Location Scout Manager and Executive Director of the National Black Arts Festival, Grace Stanislaus gives us an overview of this month’s activities. 



Jazz 91.9 WCLK presents Songstress, Patti Austin and Soul infused Jazz Band, Spyro Gyra on Thursday, November 17, 8:00 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.   Experience an evening of exquisite Jazz, sheer entertainment and the finest in world music featuring Spyro Grya and Patti Austin! Click here for tickets. 

Saturday morning during The Local Take on WCLK,  I'll speak with Carol Anderson Ph.D. author of the new book White Rage and the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Studies at Emory University.

Ms. Anderson explains to us that she wrote an Op-Ed for the Washington Post after the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, MO. Her background in history uniquely qualified her to look at Ferguson through that lens.

Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Nnenna Freelon will perform a special selection of songs with her jazz trio in tribute to female jazz vocalists on Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m. The event is part of activities for the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) and takes place at Georgia State's Rialto Center for the Arts.

The 2016 "Triumph Awards" will air this Sunday, October 2 at 7 p.m. EST on TV One. The awards ceremony is presented each year by the Reverend Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN) and recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports.  



Check out the new teaser trailer of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the film adaptation of August Wilson‘s classic drama, “Fences.” The movie opens in theaters on Christmas Day (December 25).


Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. for The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI).   Each Saturday morning you can hear a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley.  

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 a.m on The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Kelli Bacote about BOOK, an Atlanta based non-profit organization that works for Better Outcomes for Our Kids.   Ms. Bacote shares how the organization came to be and the activities that they present allowing parents to learn about educational opportunities.

Join me Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m. for Jazz Tones.   I'll catch up with Vibrophonist and Composer, Jay Hoggard.   Hoggard is  also an alumnus and professor of music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.   Born in Washington, DC and raised in  Mt. Vernon, Jay was taught piano by his mother and played saxophone and vibes as a teenager.   His performance repertoire  represents the three B's in Jazz  tradition Blues, Bop and Ballads.    He has recorded 22 releases and over 50 as a collaborator. 

New Music: Human Nature By Herb Alpert

Sep 29, 2016

Herb Alpert is an enduring figure in music and the music industry. He has given career breaks to untold musicians, and has given millions of dollars to further the cause of music education. The 81-year-old Alpert shows few signs of slowing down, and is back with his latest record Human Nature.   The record includes his take on a Michael Jackson classic, as well as several other covers and original compositions, including Doodles.


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New Music: Nobody's Gonna Love You Better By Allan Harris

Vocalist, Guitarist and Composer Allan Harris is back with his 11th album, Nobody's Gonna Love You Better. Nobody's Gonna Love You Better is a follow up to the acclaimed Black Bar Jukebox record in 2015. Harlem-born Harris' baritone vocals have been compared to the great Johnny Hartman. Nobody's Gonna Love You Better (Love Production Records) includes four Harris originals. As well, the album includes cover interpretations of songs from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and...
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CAU Alum Horace Henry Captured History, Now Featured At Smithsonian

Saturday, September 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Clark Atlanta University Alumnus Horace Henry, who as a student at CAU in 1969. Henry took his new camera with him to attend the ecumenical service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Henry's photos of that historic event, the first real birthday observance for Dr. King after his 1968 assassination, are now featured in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He shares...
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