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This week on #UPFRONT, iconic filmmaker Mario Van Peebles and his daughter, Morgana, talk about their new SyFy series, "Superstition." The show features Mario as the patriarch of the Hastings family, the only funeral home owners in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Ga., which is known for its haunted houses, odd residents and unusual phenomena. The series is written, produced and directed by Mario and also stars Demetria McKinney and Brad James. 

Makoto Ozone On Piano Jazz

Oct 27, 2017

In 1984, when pianist Makoto Ozone was Marian McPartland's guest for the first time, he had become known as a rising jazz star. In his early 20s, he was already a master technician with many keyboard influences, including Oscar Peterson, but he first heard jazz from his father at home in Kobe, Japan.

What do The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner, Nine Inch Nails, Luther Vandross and Yo-Yo Ma have in common? Lisa Fischer! With astonishing range, perfect intonation and full mastery of the stage, Grammy winner Fischer sings Soul, Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Folk and Classical with equal facility and authority.

Thank You For Your Support of WCLK

Oct 26, 2017

The Jazz 91.9 WCLK 2017 Fall Fundraising Campaign was a huge success!   We are beaming with great pride as we welcome so many new members to the Jazz 91.9 WCLK family of supporters.  Members keep alive the great Jazz, Gospel and information programming you hear each day on Jazz 91.9.

Because of your support in this campaign, we will be able to provide thousands of families in need with meals, thanks to our campaign partner, the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

October 26: Suite Jazz Series Presents Alex Bugnon

Oct 24, 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. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only Thursday, October 26, Composer and Pianist, Alex Bugnon.  Bugnon is influenced by Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal and McCoy Tyner, reflected in his decades of recordings and live performances. Doors open 6:30 p.m. with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m. More information including reservations is available at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Jazz Vocalist, Keyboardist and Composer Carol Albert grew up in Hiram, Georgia in nearby Paulding County. She has been making music in Atlanta, around the country and in Europe for a while. In Atlanta she has played as an accompanyist for the Atlanta Ballet, among others.

On her new release Fly Away Butterfly on the Cahara label, Albert interprets influences as diverse as Al Jarreau and Gilberto/Getz.  You can hear the title cut Fly Away Butterfly on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Veteran screen actors Morgan Freeman, Sheryl Lee Ralph and George Wallace are starring in a new comedy for Broad Green Pictures titled, “Just Getting Started.” It debuts in theaters December 8, 2017.

 

CONGRATS to music diva—DIANA ROSS! The Motown legend and Grammy-award winning singer, actress, fashion icon and philanthropist will receive this year’s coveted “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.”

 

Miss Ross will be recognized for her five-decades of outstanding artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture.  She attended the very first show in 1974 and has since gone on to win seven awards of her own and even served as host in 1986 and 1987.

 

Check out the exciting new trailer for Tyler Perry‘s dramatic thriller “Acrimony” starring “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson. It arrives in theaters on March 30, 2018.

 

In “Acrimony,” Henson stars 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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