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.

This week on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with former North Carolina Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who was appointed by the White House as Regional Director of Region 4 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May 2017.

In her role, Ms. Ellmers is responsible for the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as six federally recognized tribes; making Region 4 the largest of ten regions.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Join Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK as we broadcast live from the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park this weekend, Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15. Stop by the WCLK table near the 14th Street park entrance. Meet and greet WCLK announcers and staff, enter to win prizes or sign up to become a new WCLK member. This year's festival includes artist booths, live entertainment, a kids village and a 5k run. Backyard Bites & Brews is also back. More information and a full schedule of events is available here.

Azar Lawrence-Elementals

Apr 9, 2018

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence has played as sideman for McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Lawrence was the tenor saxophonist Tyner used following John Coltrane's death. He has also played on record with Earth Wind & Fire and Marvin Gaye, among many others. His latest release on High Tone Records is called Elementals, and features Benito Gonzales, Jeff Littlejohn, Marvin "Smitty" Smith and Munyungo Jackson.

Coming up Saturday morning at 8:00 on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Stephanie Jackson, Education Specialist with LifeLink Foundation about the need for organ donors. Ms. Jackson explains that LifeLink assists the more than 5,000 citizens in our state in need of organ, tissue or eye transplants.  She tells us that an organ donor can assist 8 people with life. Tissue and eye donors can assist up to 75 people to make their lives better. 

This week on The Local Take I spoke with Becky Raffalovich with Atlanta's Dogwood Festival about the Annual High School Art Exhibition. The 82nd Annual Dogwood Festival is taking place April 13 - 15 at Piedmont Park.  The festival will begin at 12noon on Friday, April 13 and run through  Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. WCLK will be broadcasting live from the festival on Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15, so come by our tent and say hello.

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Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my one-on-one interviews with actress Chrystale Wilson, music mogul Dr. Mathew Knowles and the cast from Bounce TV's hit drama series Saints & Sinners

2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the cult classic film, The Players Club and Wilson opens up about her role as 'Ronnie.' She also talks about her new TV projects including The Rich & the Ruthless and much more. 

Magnolia Pictures has teamed up with Magnet Releasing for the upcoming documentary on fashion maven André Leon Talley titled The Gospel According to André. It opens in select theaters nationwide on April 27.

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