Jay Rodriguez: your sound

Apr 18, 2018

Colombian-born, New York City-raised Jay Rodriguez has earned multiple Grammy nominations playing flute, saxophone and clarinet on various records and stages over the years. He is a graduate of the famed New York City High School. Over the years he has accompanied and shared the state with, among others, Phil Woods, Tito D'Rivera, Michael Henderson, Modeski Martin & Wood, Tupac Shakur, Isaac Hayes, The Roots, B.B. King, Clark Terry, and Wynton Marsalis. He is a founding member of Groove Collective.

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant on Wednesday at 6pm exclusively on WCLK for the April edition of Your Health Connection. Our topic this month is Cancer In The African American Community. April is National Minority Health Month and we will talk about it, live, with guests including Health Advocates Shay Traylor and Monica Ponder, as well as Aprille Belgrave, Study Monitor for Georgia NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program) for Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia.  We’ll also take your calls, live, during the 6pm hour. Your Health Connection is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

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Support for WCLK programming comes from Georgia State University's Rialto Center, presenting Vocalist Rene Marie with the Georgia State University Jazz Band on Friday, April 20 at 8pm. Marie will perform a wide range of songs including Jazz, Blues and Folk. Ticket information is available here.

Win A Trip For Two To St. Lucia Jazz From WCLK

Apr 14, 2018

Thanks to everyone who made a donation during our Spring Membership Campaign. Although the campaign has ended, you can still make a donation, and when you do, you'll be automatically registered to win our St. Lucia Tropical Island Grand Prize Getaway. This exclusive travel package for two adults includes: round trip airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, and a choice of St. Lucia Jazz Festival performances. Just click here or at the donate button above and make a donation in any amount during the month of April.

This week’s edition of UPFRONT features my one-on-one interview with celebrity hairstylist, Victor Jones-Moore. He stopped by the studio this week to chat about his current TV and film projects as well as working with Queen Latifah on HBO's award winning film, Bessie

 

The lives of mathematicians Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson were so beautifully displayed in the 2016 hit film Hidden Figures that it may just become the subject of a new TV series.

Reportedly, executive producers of the film—Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping—are in the “early stages of development” on a scripted drama with National Geographic (Nat Geo).

Lucasfilm has released a hot new trailer and poster for the upcoming film SOLO: A Star Wars Story. It arrives in theaters nationwide on May 25.

 

The Local Take Talks WALK TO END LUPUS NOW April 21st

Apr 14, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Steve Evans, President and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America - Georgia Chapter. He shares that  Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects 55,000 Georgians, mostly women aged 18 - 45.  He goes on to explain that the disease can impact anyone at any age including men and even teenagers.  Like most disease's LUPUS impacts communities of color disproportionally.  Evans shares that over 55,000 Georgians are impacted by the disease.

St. James Live presents a birthday celebration for Jazz saxophonist and flutist Nelson Rangell, Sunday April 15th at 7P.M. Nelson has played with artist like Eric Marienthal, Tom Browne, and David Sanborn. There will be a meet and greet for St. James Live club members and VIP ticket holders. St. James Live is located at 3220 Butner Rd Atlanata Ga, 30331. For information click here.  

May 5: CAU Guild Presents Jazz Under The Stars 2018

Apr 13, 2018

The C.A.U. GUILD presents the 25th Annual Jazz Under the Stars 2018 on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 pm on the Clark Atlanta University Campus at the Harkness Hall Quadrangle. Jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright is set to headline the concert with featured performances by Selina Albright, Gerald Albright's daughter, the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble, and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra. This is a rain or shine event.

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