The Local Take will host PNC Bank Second  Annual Black History Month Breakfast on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.  This year the focus is on African American Athletes who succeeded on and off the field of play. Throughout February you can hear daily vignettes from PNC Bank on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK saluting Atlanta's African American athletes.   I talked about the salutes with PNC Regional President for Georgia, Eddie Meyers.

The Suite Jazz Series presents this Thursday, February 15, the Morris Baxter Birthday Bash at Revel, Suite's new West Midtown venue. Morris will be joined by Maysa, Kim Waters, The Suite Jazz Band and special guests for music including a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Clark Atlanta University Alumna Amy Sherald, whose portrait of Michelle Obama was unveiled along with Barack Obama's portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC on February 12, 2018.  Sherald and fellow artist Kehinde Wiley (who painted Barack Obama's portrait), are the first Black artists to receive presidential portrait commissions from the museum.  For more information about the Obama portrait and the ceremony, click

Pianist Phil Davis and his band will present Headhunters Revisited on Thursday, February 15 at 6pm at the Performance Hall at Park Street, located on the Campus of Clark Atlanta University. The evening will include a fusion of Jazz and Afro-Caribbean music. More information is available at 404-880-8211.

February 11: Jazz Tones Insights - Eric Wyatt

Feb 11, 2018

Tune into Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m. as I feature the straight ahead music of Eric Wyatt.   Wyatt is blazing his own trail on his new release Look to the Sky.   It is his debut for the Whaling City Sound label. The Brooklyn born saxman is the godson of saxophone collossus Sonny Rollins. Wyatt's playing is both harmonic and creative in the style of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Rollins.

Join WCLK's Mark Angel has he heads to St. Lucia Jazz May 10-14 for sunny Caribbean beaches and great jazz vibes, with performances from Avery Sunshine, Lalah Hathaway, Jazzmeia Horn, Denys Baptiste, Robert Glasper and others. L.T. Travel is our partner for this great trip, with all inclusive, Adults-only packages including flights, accommodations at The Hideaway At Royalton St. Lucia Resort, tickets to St. Lucia Jazz, and personalized amenities that will make this a getaway to remember. Join us as Mark Angel broadcasts the WCLK Contemporary Jazz Showcase live, from St. Lucia.

Today's UPFRONT is another exciting one! We continue our celebration of Black History Month with interviews from the cast of TV One’s original movie Behind the Movement. Isaiah Washington, Loretta Devine and Roger G. Smith open up about their characters that helped shape the iconic Civil Rights Movement. The film airs tomorrow night at 7 p.m. EST. 

UPFRONT also catches up with the cast of Horizon Theatre Company's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette. Brittany Inge and Amari Cheatom discuss their sexy new musical production that has everyone talking. 

Check out a first look trailer for TV One’s new doc-series UNCENSORED. It premieres during Black History Month on Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. EST.  

Bounce TV is celebrating Black History Month with a special installment of Ed Gordon called Am I Black Enough?  The program will examine the nuances of cultural identity within the Black community to define exactly what it means to “be Black.” The award-winning journalist and series producer/host Gordon explores this interesting subject matter with influencers such as Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Anderson, Wayne Brady, Yara Shahidi, Taye Diggs, Charlamagne Tha God, Misty Copeland, Boris Kodjoe and others. 

 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Leah Daughtry, one of the founders of the Power Rising conference taking place in Atlanta February 23  - 25 at Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. 

Leah shares with us how the conference came to be, explaining that they are reaching out to African American women who are the largest and most consistent voting block in the country.  Black women in the USA command 1.3 Trillion in spending power. 

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