Friend of WCLK Joe Gransden and a combo of friends will appear at Friday Jazz At The High Museum this Friday, March 15.

Nicole Sweeney from The Midday Jazz Swing will be your emcee for a Friday late-afternoon/early evening wind down, beginning at 5:00pm.

Admission is free to High Members and admission to the Museum will get you in for Friday Jazz.

Joe stopped by this afternoon to chat with Nicole about Friday Jazz At The High Museum.

Joe Gransden--

Jay Edwards chatted with playwright and musician Jacqueline Clay Chester on Jazz Tones Saturday.  Ms. Chester's play A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play,  will be performed  at the Southwest Arts Center March 15-17 at 8pm.

Chester's play suggests its plot in the title, with Malcom's ghost appearing in the White House and the conversation that ensues between these two transformative African American leaders.

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take Saturday morning at 7:30a on WCLK.

The Atlanta Falcons want to build a new stadium to replace The Georgia Dome, part of it paid for with tax dollars.  Will the club build it downtown or will it be in the suburbs?

What do the Atlanta Falcons owe the communities surrounding their proposed stadium, our neighborhood?

Ray Cornelius

The Tony Award-Winning Musical Fela! is in performance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre through March 6.  This sight and sound spectacular tells the story of one of the most compelling figures in modern African music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Kuti, who essentially invented Afro-beat, blending jazz, funk, and African music stylings, attempted to live the live of a politically aware artist in the midst of military dictatorship in his native Nigeria.  Fela! tells this amazing story through music and dance.

February Jazzette - Jazz 91.9 WCLK Newsletter

Feb 28, 2013

…staying on track with your New Year’s goals?  Saxy Keys Showdown; create and give:  Shoebox Campaign 2013; trivia, live music , events and more in the February issue of the Jazzette.  Click here.  

Amiri Baraka is one of the most recognized and lauded writers and poets of his generation, and one of the most widely respected and published African American writers this side of James Baldwin.

Baraka was in Atlanta and at Clark Atlanta University for the CAU History Department's W. E. B. Du Bois and the Wings Of Atlanta 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference.

Baraka stopped in to chat with Jay Edwards about the challenges faced by all of those in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

Women's History Month On WCLK

Feb 28, 2013

March is Women's History Month, and WCLK will acknowledge this with a series of vignettes about incredible women throughout the modern era.

Each day throughout March, throughout the day, you will hear about great women including Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisolm, Roslyn Carter, Whoopie Goldberg and others.

These vignettes are made possible by The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, supporting strong women and supporting WCLK.  The vignettes are hosted by Tavis Smiley.

Captivating jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon celebrates Lena Horne in an evening of song and story set against the backdrop of Lena Horne’s 92-year life and legacy. The recipient of numerous international honors, Freelon has earned a global fan base for her performances and recordings.  Freelon is at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech Saturday night, February 23 at 8pm.

George Duke and Gerald Albright will be in ATL at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on April 3 for WCLK's 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert.  Duke himself called in this week to catch up with Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. of Jazz.  It was a meeting of like minds, as the conversation covered a whole lot of funk, among other things.

Fulton Focus is WCLK's Monthly look at events and initiatives of our home county, and is a public affairs partnership between WCLK and Fulton County Government.  It airs each third Saturday morning at 7:30am, just before Tavis.

This month's program includes Tax Commissioner Dr. Arthur Ferdinand with a discussion about new Ad Valorem Tax rules, which will effect everyone purchasing a car statewide. 

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