The "All Eyez on Me Experience" Cine-Transformer Tour is coming to Atlanta Saturday, May 20-Monday, May 22. The state-of-the-art mobile cinema features 91 seats with a full projection and space inside for guests to enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic.

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Don’t forget to check out this morning’s edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. In this week’s show, we go on the set of TV One’s new original movie, “Downsized” starring Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker. The two actors play a young couple who were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenaged parents while putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, they manage to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves.

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Join us Saturday morning at 7am for The Local Take On WCLK as we celebrate Mothers Day with Denene Millner, author of  My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children.

WCLK programming is supported in part by The Wade Ford Concert Series presenting a Mother’s Day Show featuring The Whispers and Keyboardist Alex Bugnon plus ATL’s own Joey “Papa J” Sommerville. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Mable House box office. Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14th with Joey Sommerville, Alex Bugnon and The Whispers. More info is available here.

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Dr. Judi The People's Advocate returns Saturday morning at 7:30am on WCLK with a compelling discussion about how chess can help young people learn mental discipline and an attitude to help them overcome obstacles in life. Hudson provides chess lessons and motivational support for young people across the country as part of his organization besomeone.org.

WCLK congratulates Grace Fricks, President & CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. on her selection to receive the prestigious Visions of Excellence Award at the 2017 Atlanta Business League CEO Awards Luncheon. In 1999 Fricks founded Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) to help underserved business owners start or expand their businesses through capital, coaching and connections.

Thanks to our members and listeners who donated to Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a fabulous evening of Jazz at the Movies on Friday May 12, 7:00 p.m. at Landmark Midtown Theatre.  Response was overwhelming and this event has been sold out! Stay tuned to WCLK for more opportunities to celebrate Jazz music in Atlanta.

Chasing Trade:  The John Coltrane Documentary accounts the life and work of legendary Jazz musician, John Coltrane.  The film includes commentary from:   Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Common, Cornell West, Bill Clinton and others.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Dana L. Lemon, State Transportation Board Member of Georgia/13th Congressional District Georgia Department of Transportation on her selection to receive the prestigious Catalyst Award at the 2017 Atlanta Business League CEO Awards Luncheon.

New Music (VIDEO): The Musician By Chick Corea

May 8, 2017

Chick Corea via Concord Music, has released a multidisc, multimedia collection documenting his 2011 series of 70th Birthday celebration performances at the famed Blue Note.  Corea is featured in 10 different bands featuring some 30 different musicians, including:   Herbie Hancock, Bobbie McFerrin, Gary Burton, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea Electrik Band and Return To Forever, among others. You can hear select cuts from The Musician 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. 

Laila Biali (VIDEO)

May 7, 2017
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Laila Biali is an award-winning Canadian pianist and vocalist who is earning accolades for her distinctive Jazz vocals.Laila's growing world recognition includes performances at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo's Cotton Club, as well as Carnegie Hall. She's recorded with Sting and toured with Chris Botti and Paula Cole. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, garnered a Juno nomination in 2011 for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. Her follow-up album, Live in Concert, earned a four-star review and was named one of The Best Albums of 2013 by Downbeat magazine. Laila has just premiered the video for her new release, Love. Learn more at Lailabiali.com

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(VIDEO) New Music: Parking Lot Symphony By Trombone Shorty

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners knew about multi-talented Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) way before most people in Atlanta. WCLK has played his music from the beginning of his recording career. His new release on Blue Note is called Parking Lot Symphony. Like all of his records it is full of horn-filled jams testifying to his Treme upbringing.

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The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take Talks With Emory Healthy Aging and Emory Brain Health Centers

Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Dr. Aaron Anderson and Dr. Monica Parker from the Emory Healthy Aging and Emory Brain Health Centers. Dr. Aaron Anderson, Asst. Professor of Neurology at the Emory University College of Medicine speaks about healthy aging and using research to understand what factors can be intervened for better outcomes.

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Your Health Connection With Pattie Walden

Community Engagement From The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at CAU.

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