Join me Saturday at 7am on WCLK for a special 'foodie' edition of The Local Take. Among others, I'll talk with with Dr. Stephanie Evans , Chair, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History at Clark Atlanta University, about her take on soup. O.A.S.I.S. which stands for Oldways Africana Soup in Stories is a collection of soup recipes accompanied by stories from African American women all over the world. Dr. Evans shares with us why she choose soup as the...

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM. I will feature the music of Brian Lynch. Brian Lynch grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Nicolet High School; and, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He apprenticed with Buddy Montgomery and Organist Melvin Rhyne. He also worked with alto master Charles McPherson. Lynch moved to New York in 1981 and recorded and performed with Kirchner's nonet. He was also a member of Horace Silver"s Quintet ( 1982- 1985 ) and...

Okeh Records

Kurt Elling is one of the very best Jazz vocalists of his generation, and you've heard his songs on Jazz 91.9 WCLK since he began recording for Blue Note 20 years ago. He has now released Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on Okeh Records. These songs lean heavily on spiritual favorites we can all remember from childhood. You can hear cuts from Kurt Elling Sings Christmas throughout the day on WCLK between now the rest of the year in particular during Serenade To The City,...

I spoke with Justine Boyd and Warren Hawkins representing the United Negro College Fund. Ms. Boyd shares with us the mission of UNCF using their famous slogan " A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste." She reminds us that research proves that education makes the biggest difference in your earning potential. She speaks to education changing not only the recipient, but the entire family. Warren Hawkins the recipient of a UNCF scholarship is a sophomore at Clark Atlanta University in the...

Support for WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art, presenting Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. This exhibition features more than 50 works by Lockett, including paintings and sculptures made from salvaged materials. Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett is on view now through January 8. Exhibition and ticket information is available at high.org .

Eidolon

Soulful Swedish Vocalist, Andreas Aleman brings Christmas Music to Jazz 91.9 WCLK along the lines of classic Otis Redding, Lou Rawls or Michael McDonald. We're playing cuts from his record Home For Christmas on Eidolon Records to help get you into the holiday mood in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU9URVGKaTI

Join me Sunday, December 4 on Jazz Tones from 3pm-7pm. I'll be joined Dr. Dwight Andrews and Keith David Williams. Dr. Dwight Andrews is a composer, musician,educator and minister. He is also an Associate Professor of Music Theory and African Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Atlanta.

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Happy Saturday Everyone! Don't forget to join us today at 9:00 a.m. for another exciting edition of "UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. This week I'll be talking to actor Shemar Moore about his new film, "The Bounce Back." Senior Editor of UPSCALE Magazine, Satchel Jester is in the studio to talk about the December issue and what it was like to party with the First Family. Award winning television and film actress Sheryl Lee Ralph discusses her return to Broadway in ...

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is hosting the Official NBC Viewing Party for "Hairspray Live!" on Wednesday, December 7th beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Atlanta party will take place at Actor's Express and will feature food, fun and of course the live telecast of the show beginning at 8 p.m. EST. In “Hairspray Live!” teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight...

While APD has a better reputation in the community than many forces across the country, a vigilant public must still 'watch the watchmen.' Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK, I'll talk with Lee Reid of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board and Jasmine Guy about the ACRB's launch of the " Nobody Needs to Know Campaign " allowing citizens to anonymously lodge complaints or concerns about police officers that they encounter or observe. The celebrity spokesperson for this...

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"New" Music: Dizzy Gillespie & Friends Concert Of The Century

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection. You can hear...

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The Local Take: Jasmine Guy Joins Forces with ACRB To Encourage You To Report Bad Police Behavior

While APD has a better reputation in the community than many forces across the country, a vigilant public must still 'watch the watchmen.' Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK, I'll talk with Lee Reid of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board and Jasmine Guy about the ACRB's launch of the " Nobody Needs to Know Campaign " allowing citizens to anonymously lodge complaints or concerns about police officers that they encounter or observe. The celebrity spokesperson for this...

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