Congratulations goes out to Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The Grammy-winning singer, actress and activist has been added to the live-action version of Disney’s “The Lion King.” The announcement was made this week with Bey’s image posted amongst all of the other film stars.

 

Beyoncé has been in serious talks with Disney about the role since this past spring and it’s now official! She joins a star-studded cast including Donald Glover as Simba along with James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.

 

Join Judge Penny's SisterTalk Women's Leadership & Empowerment Conference for an evening of R&B and Soul music on Saturday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature live performances from legendary vocalist---Eddie Levert---along with award winning soul music crooner Eric Benet, the iconic Tempations Review and The SOS Band. 

Swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy found fame with their remarkable arrival on the music scene in the swing revival of the 1990s. Co-founded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, the band blends a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Lee Reid, Executive Director and Myola Smith, Project Manager at the Atlanta Citizens Review Board(ACRB).

Mr. Reid explains that the ACRB is an independent organization that works with both citizens and the Atlanta Police Department. The last time we spoke with the ACRB it was to launch their anonymous tip line.  Mr. Reid provides an updates and encourages citizens to use this option if needed. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Renard Murray, the Consortium Administrator with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He shares that the open enrollment period is now until December 7th. 

He explains that everyone who uses Medicare should sit down with an advisor to go over any healthcare needs that have changed over the last 12 months. You can reach a customer service advisor by calling 1-800-MEDICARE. Additionally you can request the new Medicare book.

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Nov 3, 2017

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Nearly 4 million Americas have Hepatitis C, but many don't know they have the disease, because it doesn't have symptoms. But eventually it will shorten your life, resulting in cancer or liver failure. Baby Boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are particularly susceptible. There are now drug therapies available that can cure most people of Hep C, but you can't get cured until you are diagnosed. Join us on WCLK Saturday morning at 7:30am for The CheckUp with Dr. Courtney Shelton. He'll be talking about this insidious disease with Dr.

The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs presents the inaugural Emerging Jazz Icons on Saturday, November 4th at the Woodruff Arts Center. The series is designed to promote up-and-coming Jazz artists and the original Southern art form. Vocalist Charenée Wade, a featured artist on WCLK, kicks off the series. More information is available here.

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by Positive Growth Inc., celebrating 20 years of service with an awards ceremony and evening of Jazz and entertainment featuring Comedian Griff, Jazz Vocalist Julie Dexter, and Jazz Trumpeter Joey Sommerville. This event happens Friday, November 3 at 6pm at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center in Decatur. Ticket information is available here. Julie Dexter, Joey Sommerville and Positive Growth Inc CEO Joseph T.

November 2: Suite Jazz Series Presents Lindsey Webster

Nov 1, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. Lindsey Webster's voice has been compared to Mariah Carey, Anita Baker, and Sade. You've heard her music on WCLK from the beginning. The Suite Jazz Series presents Lindsey Webster, one performance one night only, Thursday November 2. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm. More information is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

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