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Thank you to everyone who made a contribution during the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign.  Turning your listenership into membership continues to make a tremendous difference in the programming service WCLK provides to you and your community.

Rodney Evans has brought Gospel music to the community on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Joy In The Morning for decades.  Rodney welcomes you to join him this weekend for a musical celebration in honor of his 33 years of Gospel music on the radio.   

Today's UPFRONT is star-studded indeed!  I hit the road last weekend for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in South Beach, Miami. While there I attended the premiere of TV One's upcoming action thriller - Down for Whatever. I'll be playing interviews from time I spent on the set with the film stars---LeToya Luckett, Bre-z, Imani Hakim and Hosea Chanchez. Click here to see more images from their red carpet premiere.

MGM and Warner Bros, have released the first official trailer and poster for Michael B. Jordan‘s Creed II. The film is the highly anticipated sequel to Creed and reunites Jordan with film icon Sylvester Stallone.

 

Just in case you missed it…

 

Check out my recent 30-minute UPFRONT Special that aired on CAU-TV 23. It features interviews from the recent black carpet Atlanta premiere of Superfly as well as my exclusive with the film’s stars Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell and the film’s director – Director X.

 

As promised, we have the official trailer for Tyler Perry's new comedy Nobody’s Fool starring Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Amber Riley and Whoopi Goldberg.  

Check out last weekend’s edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry. It features my exclusive black carpet interviews from the Atlanta premiere of Superfly.

As part of our ongoing public conversation about the future of healthcare, this week on The Local Take I talk with Corbett Simon of Checkmate Healthcare. Checkmate, launched this year, offers a safe way to check, treat and share your communicable disease status via a mobile app. 

Corbett Simon explains how Checkmate works and what the company hopes to change in the world of dating. Uncomfortable conversations can be elminated by sharing your current status via their mobile app.

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, June 24 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when my guest will be Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer.  Their new studio release is The Junction(BMG), and they will be appearing at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Friday, June 22 at 8:00pm. The Manhattan Transfer has been performing and making music for over forty years. The late Tim Hauser formed the group in 1969, and they explore a capella, vocalese, swing, Jazz and other forms of music.

June 24: Paul Brown, Rob Zinn At St. James Live

Jun 21, 2018

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by St. James Live, 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta(30331), presenting for one night only Sunday, June 24 Guitarist and Producer Paul Brown with Special Guest Trumpeter Rob Zinn. Paul has played with Najee, Euge Groove and Peter White. He's produced George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Luther Vandross. Doors open 6pm, showtime is at 7pm. Ticket information is available here.

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NEW MUSIC: The Music In My Head By Michael Franks

Michael Franks has been a leading contemporary Jazz vocalist since the days of his 1975 collaboration with the Crusaders, The Art of Tea . He's released his first record in eight years, The Music In My Head (Shanachie). The record features 10 original songs produced by Gil Goldstein, who has produced recent records for Jill Scott, Esperanza Spalding and Chris Botti. The Music In My Head brings Franks' unmistakeable vocals to the front. The record also features some of the last session work by...

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This week on The Local Take I speak with Karla Porch from the Empowerment Resource Center. I ask her about their event Take Charge. Get Tested on June 27th between 12pm - 4pm at Historic Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta to celebrate National HIV Testing Day. She speaks about the ability to take an HIV test and get your results in a few minutes. She shares information about the services that they provide to assist anyone who test positive or negative. The Empowerment Resource Center offers low...

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