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Check out my exclusive interview with the cast of Horizon Theatre's new musical The Ballad of Klook and Vinette. The sexy production stars Amari Cheatom as Klook, a drifter who's tired of drifting and Brittany Inge as Vinette, a young women on the run who doesn't know what's chasing her. Together, they make a tentative stab at love and reach for hope until the past catches up to the future and smacks them in the face.

Join me at a new time, Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 a.m.  for The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   I speak with WCLK's own Morris Baxter about his upcoming Birthday Celebration on February 15 at Revel, partially benefiting the Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra.   Morris explains that he became familiar with this organization when they reached out to him and his daughter, an aspiring cellist, about joining their group.  He was so impressed with this organizati

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with CAU-TV will provide exclusive, up close and personal interviews with leaders who have achieved greatness and inspired it in others in a Trumpet Awards Red Carpet Special.  The pre-show special, anchored by Ray Cornelius, host of UPFRONT on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, will air on Sunday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. on Comcast 23 (City of Atlanta).  UPFRONT‘s coverage of the Bounce Trumpet Awards Red Carpet is a 30 minute special that will feature conversations with 2018 Trumpet Awards honorees, presenters

Tell us what Jazz song reminds you of your significant other and why in 75 words or less by Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Twilight Productions 2 is proud to present the "12th Annual Valentine's Weekend Celebration for Lovers and Friends" with R&B Music Icon, Jeffrey Osborne and Jazz Vocalist, Rachelle Ferrell on Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The show is hosted by MC Lightfoot and will feature of an evening of soulful tunes and cool Jazz vibes. 

New Music: Laila Biali by Laila Biali

Feb 7, 2018

Vancouver-born  Pianist and Vocalist Laila Biali made her mark first as a child playing classical music and attending the Royal Conservatory.   As an adult she's played with Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She's toured the world playing at famous Jazz events and venues. Her new self released, eponymous Laila Biali includes originals, a Contemporary Jazz cover of David Bowie's Let's Dance, and a musical accompaniment to a 13th Century poem from Rumi.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Suite Food Lounge, home of the Suite Jazz Series, presenting legendary Saxophonist Ronnie Laws.   Laws is joined by the Suite Jazz Band for an evening of good food, good drinks and great Jazz music you've heard on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Check out the new poster for the upcoming romantic thriller—“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony.” It debuts in theaters on March 30, 2018.

 

“Acrimony,” features Taraji P. Henson as a faithful wife who is tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent, “She’s Gotta Have it”) and is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. The movie’s name was changed to  “She’s Living My Life” a few months ago but is now back to its original title.  

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Music legend—Quincy Jones—revealed in a recent GQ interview that he is working on several projects for his upcoming 85 birthday including a Netflix documentary, a ten-part TV biopic that he hopes will star Donald Glover (I can see that), and a star-studded TV special that will be hosted by Oprah Winfrey.  The 84-year-old entertainment icon is keeping busy these days with no plans of retiring…ever!

 

This week's edition of #UPFRONT is packed with a lot of star power! I'll be talking to  CAU alumni and star of BET’s The Quad, Larry RhemThe popular series is back for second season and airs Tuesday nights at 10 pm. The offspring of Hip Hop royalty are in the building. I'm talking about none other than the cast of WEtv's Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.  They stopped by to dish about their second season and the misconceptions of reality stars.

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NEW MUSIC: Metaphors by Alphonso Johnson

Alphonso Johnson has brought the fretless bass-line for generations of important groups and artists, including recording and touring with: Weather Report, George Duke, Santana, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Bob Weir and Phil Collins. His new record out on Embamba is called Metaphors. Metaphors features the late great Ndugu Chancler, Patrice Rushen, Airto Moreira and others. His sound is unmistakable.

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February 28: The Local Take Hosts PNC Bank Black History Month Program

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.

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