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Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Housing Authority, presenting The Return To Community Farmers Markets and Fairs Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 137 Elm Street SW, Atlanta 30314.  Elm Street is runs between Parsons Street and Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard between Northside Drive and the Atlanta University Center (AUC).

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Saturday, July 15 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, we'll catch up with The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.  Our featured guests are:  Public Affairs Officer Rachel Daniels; Public Relations Manager Claudia Strange; and, Librarian Cheryl Small.  Small is working on this year's Summer Reading Program

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by The Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. Bassist Julian Vaughn's music is typified by finesse and funk, which fuels his 4th cd release Bona Fide. The Suite Jazz Series presents Julian Vaughn one night only Thursday, July 13, doors open at 6:30pm, with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I spoke with Quinnie Jenkins, Regional Leader for Community Affairs and Grassroots at Southwest Airlines, about the 11th Annual Atlanta Business League (ABL) Men of Influence Reception and Induction Ceremony.  The ceremony takes place on Tuesday, July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  Each year, the Atlanta Business League honors African American men business leaders and designate several to be "Men of Influence."

New Music: Color Theory By Josh Lawrence

Jul 9, 2017

Philadelphia's Josh Lawrence is one of Jazz music's pre-eminent young composers, leading the Fresh Cut Orchestra and gigging in smaller combos at Jazz clubs throughout the world.  On his new release Color Theory (on Posi-Tone Records), he plays with a smaller combo that includes:   Keyboardist Adam Faulk; Pianist Orrin Evans; Alto Saxophonist Caleb Curtis; and, Lawrence on trumpet.   The songs are original compositions by Lawrence and reflect the moods of various colors while expressing the finest in Straight-Ahead modern Jazz.  You can hear cuts from Color Theory at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK HD2 in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

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Check out a few photos from the New Orleans premiere of FX’s new drama “Snowfall.” The screening took place at the Theaters at Canal Place.

 

  The project’s co-creator John Singleton was attendance along with R&S singer, songwriter and actor Tank, film actor Dennis White and “Basketball Wives L.A.” star Angel Love. Singleton was also joined by New Orleans radio personalities Wild Wayne and Angel Saunders of Q93.

 

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Check out photos from the recent New Orleans premiere of “Girls Trip.” The advanced screening took place at the luxurious Theaters at Canal Place on historic Canal Street.

 

The films four stars—Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish—looked absolutely amazing on the red carpet along with their co-stars Larenz Tate and Kofi Soriboe. The film’s director Malcolm D. Lee and producer Will Packer were also in attendance.

 

 

 

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Don't forget to tune into today's special edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." This week's show is part one of our exclusive coverage of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. We got an opportunity to be a part of the Festival's Radio Row and chatted with stars from the hit series, "Orange Is The New Black" - Selenis Leyva, Adrienne Moore and Dascha Polanco.

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Oscar nominee and everyone’s favorite Barbie Doll—Ava DuVernay—helped to present the “WOKE Women Awards” duiring the recent ESSENCE Festival in New Orleand, LA. The 11 a.m. ceremony took place on the Empowerment Stage before a packed room of DuVernay’s family, friends and fans. The accomplished writer, director and “Queen Sugar” creator helped to recognize fellow activist Patrice Cullors, one of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement. During the ceremony DuVernay described what the pop culture term #WOKE has really meant to her.

 

 

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New Music: Paris In The Rain By Sarah McKenzie

Australian Singer, Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Sarah McKenzie has a strong sophmore record out on Impulse called Paris In The Spring . Produced by Brian Bacchus - who Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know from his work with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter - Paris In The Spring features Jazz classics including: Tea For Two and Jobim's Triste , as well as her own original compositions. You can hear songs from Sarah McKenzie at various times on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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The Local Take acknowledges July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month by speaking with Dr. Sheila Williams about her life journey that led her to a career in the mental health. She shares that her mother was diagnosed with clinical depression. Growing up she understood that something was wrong with her mother, but she was repeatedly misdiagnosed.

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