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Six journalism students from the Atlanta University Center (Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta University) were awarded scholarships on April 13 during the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) “Discover The Unexpected.” The fellowship program is sponsored by Chevrolet and was held all day in and outside of CAU’s historic Robert Woodruff Library.

 

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Check out the April 15 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This week's show features Hip Hop Icon and Pioneer, MC Lyte. She was on the campus of Clark Atlanta University this week to help Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) select journalism students for scholarships through the “Discover The Unexpected" Fellowship Program. 

Wayne Early is an economist and realtor who is a member of the South Dekalb Improvement Association.  He spoke with us about Home Valuation and Appraisal Discrimination. 

We discussed lagging home prices in African American neighborhoods and the challenges that home owners face when selling their homes. He spoke about the Realtor rules and regulations that have begun to evolve but once considered it unethical to show African Americans homes in majority White neighborhood. 

April 15: Dr. Judi The People's Advocate On American Anxieties

Apr 14, 2017

Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 AM on Jazz 91.9 WCLK you can listen to Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate.   Social Worker, Dr. Judi Crocker Billingsley welcomes Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Gerald L. Durley who will delve deep into the current American anxiety sweeping the country in the days since the November presidential election.  They will discuss the recent American Psychological Association study: Managing Stress Related To Political Change.

Support for WCLK programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting SF Jazz Collective. This eight member group performs their contemporary, straight-ahead take on the music of Miles Davis on Saturday, April 15 at the Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech. They will also play original compositions. WCLK Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards will be hosting this event. Information on tickets is available at 404-894-9600 or click here.

Thanks to everyone who supported WCLK during our Spring 2017 Membership Matters Campaign. It was a huge success and we are beaming with pride as we welcome new members to the family of supporters who keep alive great Jazz, Gospel and Information programming on 91.9. Today, April 10, is our 43rd Anniversary on the air, making a difference in the Atlanta community. And because of your support during the campaign, we will be able to provide over 15,000 meals for families in need through our campaign partners at The Atlanta Community Food Bank.

April 13: Doc Powell Live At Suite Jazz Series(VIDEO)

Apr 12, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents Jazz Guitarist-Composer Doc Powell, one night only Thursday, April 13. After collaborating with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Vanessa Williams, Doc Powell went solo and never looked back. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. Information about the Suite Jazz Series including ticket purchase is available at 404-577-2500 or by clicking here.

New Music: Reach By Christian Sands

Apr 12, 2017
Mack Avenue Records

If progressive Jazz is your thing then you probably already know about Christian Sands. His debut record for Mack Avenue is called Reach, and features a dynamite quintet on a series of inventive, innovative pieces, mostly original but with covers of Bill Withers and classic pop gem "Somewhere Out There" done as a dreamy, timeless, Bill Evans meets Debussy way.  NPR Jazz Night In America Host Christian McBride and occasional bandmade drops in to play a bass solo on Sands' version of "Use Me." You can hear cuts from Reach on Jazz 91.9  WCLK during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association has announced its search for HBCU students from the AUC who are pursuing careers as writers, photographers and social media specialists to award their 2017 NNPA Fellowship. The program is designed to support the next generation of African American journalists and storytellers to blaze new trails in journalism. Fellows will be paired with professional advisors at leading NNPA newspapers in Washington D.C, Atlanta, New Orleans and Raleigh.

Join me and special guests including Ragan Whiteside, Sweet Lu Olutosin, North '2UNES' Woodall, Phil Adair, and Che G. Marshall on Wednesday, April 12 at Cafe 290 for a special performance celebrating the music of Al Jarreau and Dave Valentin. Al Jarreau made his debut recording on Reprise Records in 1975 with “We Got By”  and “Moonlighting was the theme song to the ABC comedy crime drama of the same name, which ran from 1985 to 1989. Al Jarreau is the only vocalist to win Grammy Awards in three different categories jazz, pop, and R&B. He was born Alwin Lopez Jarreau, and he started singing early in the church and continued through college. He worked as a rehabilitation counselor and first appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. He was known as the “Acrobat of Scat” for his bebop vocal style called vocalese.  Following a long and illustrious career, in early February 2017, Al Jarreau cancelled tour dates and announced that he would be retiring. Unfortunately Al Jarreau died on February 12, 2017.

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If progressive Jazz is your thing then you probably already know about Christian Sands. His debut record for Mack Avenue is called Reach , and features a dynamite quintet on a series of inventive, innovative pieces, mostly original but with covers of Bill Withers and classic pop gem "Somewhere Out There" done as a dreamy, timeless, Bill Evans meets Debussy way. NPR Jazz Night In America Host Christian McBride and occasional bandmade drops in to play a bass solo on Sands' version of "Use Me." You can hear cuts from Reach on Jazz 91.9 WCLK during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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