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Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at 7am as she talks with Denene Milner about the start of the school year and the phenomenon of African American parents homeschooling in greater numbers.

Even if you aren't fully homeschooling, parents today must augment what their children are learning in the classroom to provide a better view of history, particularly as it relates to the black experience in America. Technology is making it easier for parents, You Tube classroom videos even explain algebra.

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Soul Train Music Award winner and R&B Soul-Jazz vocalist, Maysa Leak had fans “spellbound and speechless” Wednesday night during the Atlanta premiere party for her new CD, Back2Love.  The event took place at the Museum Bar as part of a new “Wednesday Night Live Series” and featured a live performance by Maysa and Q&A session with Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s Jamal Ahmad.

TV One’s show-stopping series LexusVerses And Flow  kicks off its fifth season TONIGHT beginning at 10 p.m. EDT.  Actor Laz Alonso returns to host the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show that blends electrifying musical performances from chart-topping music stars alongside more than 28 talented poets offering soul-stirring spoken word pieces.

The gifted voice of two-time GRAMMY® Award winning songstress Lalah Hathaway reinforces the stunning artistry that continues to make her a beloved fixture in music.  Following sell-out shows in Los Angeles and Chicago, Lalah Hathaway brings her signature style to Anita Baker’s hit song “Angel” and to her father Donny Hathaway’s live song “Little Ghetto Boy” on her dual singles.

Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette about the upcoming Atlanta crime drama, Captive, starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara. The film is based on the book, Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero.

 

BroadwayWorld is reporting that actors—Isaiah Johnson, Joaquina Kalukango and Kyle Scatliffe—have been added to the cast of Broadway’s upcoming revival of "The Color Purple." Johnson will play the role of “Mister” while Kalukango will play “Nettie” and Scatliffe will star as “Harpo.”

 

Atlanta playwright and rising filmmaker, Gabrielle Fulton, makes her Horizon Theatre debut with a sweeping journey of freedom and romance in "Uprising." 

The show is running now through August 23 and stars Atlanta favorites Cynthia Barker, Enoch King, Margo Moorer and blues guitarist, Theodus EalyThomas W. Jones II serves as the show's director. 

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Grammy-winning pianist, Robert Glasper returns to his acoustic jazz roots with the new single Stella By Starlight

The song comes from his new album, COVERED and reunites him with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid, the two musicians who also appeared on his first two Blue Note record releases Canvas and My Element.

WCLK listeners who have missed hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater hosting Jazz Set, the late, great NPR show, will be happy to know that she's back with a new record on Okeh featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Dee Dee's Feathers. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added this record and you can hear it at various times during the day and overnight, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10p-2a.

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Join Jay Edwards for Jazz Tones on WCLK Saturdays from 2p-6p as he creates the mainstream and latin jazz soundtrack to your afternoon. Jay is joined this week by Master Percussionist Sammy Figueroa.

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