Please join me on Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. for the Atlanta screening of the powerful drama, "90 Days" starring CAU Alumni---Nic Few. The viewing will take place at the historic Plaza Theatre and is part of the BronzeLens Film Fesitval - “Cinema & Social Justice Sunday” Series.

 

Happy Saturday Atlanta! Don't forget to check out today's edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. This week features Dianne Ashford, associate producer for the STARZ hit series, "Survivor's Remorse." She'll be talking about the show and her upcoming workshop during this year's BronzeLens Film Festival. 

Kathleen Bertrand stopped by to talk with Jamal Ahmad on The SOUL of Jazz on WCLK. They talked about her music and about her appearance on a Sisters In Song show at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on the campus of Morehouse College on Sunday, August 20 at 5pm. The performance is a joint production of Atlanta's Bronze Lens Film Festival and the Morehouse School of Music. Vocalists in addition to Bertrand include Rhonda Thomas, Pamela Dillard, Chandra Currelly, Theresa Hightower, and Brenda Nicole Moorer. They will be singing their favorite songs from movies. Need tickets? Click here.

Rivablue, host, Midday Jazz talked with Jazz Legend George Benson about his appearance Saturday night, August 19, as part of the Sunset Jazz Festival at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.  On the bill with George is:  Boney James, Regina Belle and Will Downing who doubles as host.  

The Sunset Jazz Festival begins at 6:00 p.m.  Ticket information can be found by clicking here.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Housing Authority, presenting The Return To Community Farmers Markets and Fairs Saturday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 137 Elm Street, between Castleberry Hill and the AUC.  

This week on The Local Take I speak with Chief Tunde Adetunji, Founder and CEO of the Africa Heritage Center in Marietta.

Chief Tunde explains that the African Exhibition brought to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics is the heart of the center.  The choice of opening the African Heritage Center in Atlanta is deliberate. The Center is a bridge back to the 55 African Nations to all members of the African diaspora throughout world.  Atlanta is the new global gateway the new world and thus the perfect place for the facility. 

This week on the Local Take I speak with Perry Whaley about Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a long term skin disease where people lose pigment in their skin. Mr. Whaley explains that this begin to happen to him as young adult when a small scratch of "white" appeared on his hand.  Then the scratch begin to grow. 

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Dr. Judi The People's Advocate returns Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with a compelling discussion about how chess can help young people learn mental discipline;  and, an attitude to help them overcome obstacles in life. Hudson provides chess lessons and motivational support for young people across the country as part of his organization besomeone.org.

New Music: Poetry In Motion By Najee

Aug 17, 2017

Great news for Contemporary Jazz lovers as Najee has a new record out on Shanachie Entertainment, Poetry In Motion. This release includes guests:  Will Downing, Maysa, Incognito, Eric Roberson and Phil Perry, among others.  You can hear cuts from Poetry In Motion at various times on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

August 17: Suite Jazz Series Presents Peter White

Aug 15, 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 Guitarist Peter White. White has an over 40 year career featuring his solo work and projects with Richard Elliott, Kirk Whalum and many others. He performs on Thursday, August 17, one show only.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Information about the Suite Jazz Series is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

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