Mark Angel

Just in case you missed it, here is this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It featured “If Loving You is Wrong” stars Joel Rush and April Parker Jones. They were both on to chat about the new season, their newest TV/film projects and much more. Veteran R&B vocalist and actor Marques Houston discussed his new film, “Til Death Do Us Part” which puts a spotlight on domestic violence. Stage actors D. Woods and Rob Demery of the Kenny Leon's musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” stopped by to talk about the lyrical genius of Tupac Shakur and his enduring legacy.

In the spirit of Tupac Shakur, we invite you to join us for Holler if ya Hear Me on Sept 27th. Starting at 6:30pm, we are pleased to have Soul Food Cypher in the house hosting a freestyle word battle, and all are welcome to participate! The cypher will end right before showtime at 7:30pm. So don’t be late!

I am super excited to announce that I will be teaming up with the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State for a post screening discussion of the Oscar-winning film, “20 Feet from Stardom.” The event will take place at the Rialto on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

 

Check out Andra Day‘s soul-stirring rendition of Billie Holiday‘s classic jazz tune, “Strange Fruit.” The Grammy-nominated performer released the song and video recently as part of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) “Lynching in America.” 

 

Composer-saxophonist Tom Braxton makes a Saturday night appearance at St. James Live in Southwest Atlanta on Saturday, September 23rd. Braxton has shared the stage with artists including Maysa Leak, Rick Braun, Peter White, Brian Culbertson, Marcus Miller, Bob James and a host of others! Doors open at 7pm. Showtime at 9pm. More information about the Tom Braxton’s performance at St. James Live is available at 404-254-3561 or click here. St. James Live is located at 3220 Butner Road just off Camp Creek Parkway.

WCLK is live from the Atlanta Business League Super Tuesday on September 26. Saturday morning on WCLK on The Local Take talked with Alexis Davis Smith, co-chair of the Atlanta Business League's 33rd Annual Super Tuesday event, taking place at the Downtown Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.  Alexis explains that the event has three components 1-The Women of Vision Breakfast 2-Concurrent workshops and 3-The Awards Luncheon.

Honorees include Dr. Rogsbert Phillips Reed and Ms. Wonya Lucas. 

The CheckUp With Dr. Courtney Shelton Discusses Headaches

Sep 22, 2017

Dr. Courtney Shelton will join us again on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 a.m on The CheckUp on WCLK to shed light on the seriousness of headaches. Many people suffer from a headaches through their lifetime. Dr. Shelton will discuss the different types of headaches, treatments for them, and strategies for dealing with headache pain. Dr. Shelton will be joined by Dr. Scott Metcalfe, a family physician here in Atlanta. What are the best ways to treat certain headaches ? Tune in and find out Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 a.m. to WCLK.

 

Lizz Wright plays a special show for NPR's Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride tonight at the Variety Playhouse. In advance of the show, she chatted with me about her latest project Grace, as well as the things that mean the most to her, including family and food. Want to go to the show? Click here for tickets.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is in need of volunteer phone operators to help take calls during the WCLK Fall Membership Campaign. The campaign takes place October 4 through 15 in WCLK studios.

 

Volunteering is a great way to support Atlanta’s only Jazz station. And, spend some time with your favorite Jazz 91.9 WCLK announcers. If you have a few hours to spare come on over and spend some time at WCLK.

September 21: Suite Jazz Series Presents Four80East

Sep 20, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only Thursday, September 21, Four80East.   Four80East, a Canadian-born group is known for their melodic compositions and strong bass rhythms, and can be heard regularly on Jazz 91.9.    Doors open 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m. More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

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