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9:27 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Henry Threadgill Pushes Boundaries This Weekend On Jazz Night In America, Exclusively On WCLK

Henry Threadgill conducts Vocalist Fay Victor and the Society Situation Dance Band at Harlem Stage.
Credit Shahar Azran/Courtesy of Harlem Stage

Saxophonist, Flutist, and Composer Henry Threadgill consistently pushes boundaries as a jazz artist.  This weekend on WCLK you can hear Threadgill on Jazz Night In America from NPR.  The program airs at 6a Saturday morning and 7p Sunday evening. These performances were recorded live at Harlem Stage, and feature a collection of Threadgill's works curated by Pianist Jason Moran.

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Community Engagement
8:22 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Gail Tusan-Washington On Why We Must Fight Human Trafficking In Atlanta

Gail Tusan-Washington addresses panel including Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves at Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc., Community Conversation on Human Trafficking, 11/15/14.

The Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc., led a community conversation about Human Trafficking on November 15, designed to make everyone aware of the costs and destruction created by this modern-era American slavery.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan-Washington talked with Kiplyn Primus about takeaways from this event on a Local Take segment airing Saturday morning at 7a on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Want some sad facts about human trafficking?

Human Trafficking is basically modern day slavery.

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Jazz
4:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Friday Night Music Remix At The High Museum Features Laura Coyle Quintet

Laura Coyle

Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host.  Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro.  The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.

Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.

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Arts
1:37 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Ballethnic Dance Company Presents Urban Nutcracker @ Ferst Center Nov 20-23

One of Atlanta's great family holiday traditions is the Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker, in performance this week November 20-23 at the Robert Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech.  This trek down Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue includes ballet, tap, and other dance pieces and also reggae dolls spinning and black Russians leaping, all led by Brown Sugar.

Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Waverly T. Lucas II joined Rivablue on the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK to talk about it:

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Community Engagement
10:13 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Your Health Connection Discusses Issues Related To Pregnancy and Cancer

Perrie Adams

The November 19 edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK featured Host(and Cancer Survivor) JaQuitta Williams discussing the issues involved with pregnancy and cancer. Her guest was 10 year cancer survivor and mom Perrie Adams, who endured a pregnancy with twins at the same time she went through chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment. Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Here are relevant links to articles on the topic suggested by CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis:

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Jazz
11:02 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Carmen Lundy Talks Jazz Vocals With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Vocalist Carmen Lundy is familiar to WCLK listeners and members.  We're playing her new release Soul To Soul throughout the day.  This afternoon on Jazz Tones host Jay Edwards will talk with Lundy about her music and her muse.  Tune in to Jazz Tones for Carmen Lundy and all of the Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and straight ahead jazz that you can handle.

You can pick up Soul To Soul from Amazon and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on the banner below.  Thank you!

Jazz
8:30 am
Sat November 15, 2014

WCLK Pick of The Week-Marquis Hill's Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1

Chicago-born, 27-year-old trumpet player Marquis Hill is establishing a solid jazz career at an early age.  Just last week Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition.  His latest release, Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1,  is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's choice for new jazz music worth your listen.  You can hear cuts from it throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, 10p-2a Monday through Friday.

For more about Marquis Hill, click here.

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Community Engagement
9:30 am
Thu November 13, 2014

ISB Atlanta Educates and Informs About Muslims, Invites All To Thanksgiving Ecumenical Celebration

The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta/ISB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, apolitical educational organization that provides certified Muslim speakers to promote awareness about Islam and Muslims. Its mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against Muslim Americans by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity, while building relations between American Muslims and other groups.

ISB Board Member Bassem Fakhoury stopped by to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

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Arts
12:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Black Nativity Returns December 4-21 @ Southwest Arts Center

Black Nativity is a rendition of the Christmas Story with dance, song and gospel music.  This annual inspirational holiday event will be in performance at various times beginning December 4 and running until December 21 at  the Southwest Arts Center.  Producing Director and guiding light for this production is Robert Connor.  He discussed Black Nativity with Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

For more information about Black Nativity including tickets, click here.

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Community Engagement
12:54 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

CAU Graduate School Open House Event November 20

Have you thought about taking your education and career to the next level by attaining a Masters or Doctoral degree? 

The Clark Atlanta University Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions is hosting an Open House, Workshop and Information Session on Thursday, November 20 from six until eight pm at the Henderson Student Center on the CAU Campus. 

This is your opportunity to learn more about masters and doctoral programs at Clark Atlanta University and find out how to apply to graduate school. 

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