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12:47 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

R&B singer Anthony David to star in Blues Musical 'Chasin' dem Blues'

Anthony David

R&B/soul vocalist, Anthony David is making his theatrical debut this summer in Kevin Ramsey’s Chasin’ dem Blues: The Untold Story of Paramount Records.  Best known for his 2008 song “Words”, a duet with contemporary R&B singer India.Arie, David will play the role of bluesman, Blue. This is David’s first time working with Kenny Leon’s True Color’s Theatre Company.

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Jazz
10:06 am
Thu July 2, 2015

George and Chico Freeman Keep Chicago Jazz Family Tradition Alive On 'All In The Family'

Chico Freeman

Saxophonist Chico Freeman and Guitarist George Freeman have never recorded together before All In The Family, released on the Chicago-based Southport, an independent label out of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studios.

This is traditional acoustic jazz with George's signature electric jazz guitar and vintage amp, featuring all original compositions that remind many of us here at WCLK of everything from Getz to Hancock to Montgomery, while remaining wholly new.

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Jazz
6:51 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Get Ready for Power of Love Experience: A Tribute to Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

The Luther Vandross Estate announced a partnership with Hidden Beach Experiences and Marcus Miller today to create The Power of Love Experience – A Tribute to the Life of Luther Vandross.  Commemorating 10 years since the world lost the multiple award-winning vocalist, all three entities have engaged in an exclusive agreement to produce this musical narrative that will tour 15 U.S. markets.

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Community Engagement
11:00 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Mandela Washington Fellows At CAU, Featured On The Local Take On WCLK

Funme Ilori, Munya Dodo, Kiplyn Primus,Selly Kane, Napoleon Nyanhi(L-R)

Clark Atlanta University is proud to host the 2015 Washington Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders for the second straight year. During June and July, 50 ‪#‎MandelaFellows‬ will participate in academic and leadership institutes in Atlanta, Georgia!

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Community Engagement
9:02 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Thanks To Everyone For Celebrating Natalie Cole, WCLK At Our 41st Anniversary Concert

Natalie Cole
Credit Moses Robison / Getty Images

      

Thanks to friends of WCLK and fans of Natalie Cole for packing Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for our 41st Anniversary Concert. If you were there you were part of a magical performance. Congratulations also for our WCLK Jazz Legacy Award winners. The 2015 recipients of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazz Legacy Awards are: Juanita Baranco, CEO, Baranco Automotive Group for Mercedes Benz of Buckhead; John Eaves, Ph.D, Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners; Jazz Legend Freddy Cole.

Your support of WCLK and jazz in Atlanta is a beautiful thing to behold. Thank you.

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Jazz
10:59 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Saxophone Giant David Murray On Jazz Night In America From NPR Sunday 7pm

David Murray
Credit John Rogers for NPR

David Murray is a saxophonist who has played on records across the musical spectrum. Join us for Jazz Night In America With Christian McBride from NPR Sunday at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK as we feature  his four man clarinet summit, recorded at the 2015 Winter Jazzfest. Winter, ahh. WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz.

For more about Jazz Night with Christian McBride from NPR and this performance, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:42 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Giwayen Mata Salute To Men Featuring African Drums Sunday 3pm @ Drew Charter

WCLK would like to thank our new Business Member Giwayen Mata, presenting a Salute To Men, an African drum and dance concert honoring the struggles, victories and celebrations of manhood. This event takes place Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Drew Charter Senior Acadamy Theater, 300 East Lake Boulevard in Atlanta 30317.

Giwayen Mata Member Zuri Jordan stopped by the station to talk about this inspiring event with Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take.

For more information on Giwayen Mata and this event, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:38 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Prostate Cancer Survivors Fight For Cure At CCRTD Prostate Cancer Registry

African American men die from prostate cancer at a rate twice that of caucasian men. However, prostate cancer is not always fatal, especially if detected early on.  The Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is dedicated to unlocking the genomic key to curing this cancer, and also committed to training the next generation of leading African American biologists.

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Jazz
9:40 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Need A Little Gil Scott-Heron? Check Out Charenee Wade's Offering On WCLK

Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.

ABOUT CHARENEE WADE...

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Community Engagement
12:24 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

WCLK Celebrates Fathers On The Local Take, Saturday at 7am

Credit Sukanto Debnath / Creative Commons

WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.

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