Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Green's world forever changed when his daughter Ana died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. He has taken his feelings and produced a jazz opus called Beautiful Life. Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sunday at 7pm on WCLK and will feature a live performance of Beautiful Life.
WCLK's ongoing discussion about restorative justice issues continued on The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus on June 13 when she welcomed Georgia's new Commissioner of the Department of Community Supervision, a new Georgia state department tasked with eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and enhancing communication among the probation and parole divisions of state government.
In May, Governor Nathan Deal named Michael Nail, executive director of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, as commissioner of the new agency.
Programming this week on WCLK is made possible in part by Bridgebuilders, a proud WCLK Business Member, presenting "Your Brain's Health, a Forum of Caregiving and Aging Successfully" in partnership with Emory's Alzheimer Disease Research Center.
This forum takes place Saturday, June 20th, 9a until 2p at the Hilton Garden In, 3437 Bobby Brown Parkway in East Point. The forum is open to the public and registration includes lunch.
More information is available at 404-765-4300 and online by clicking here.
Join Host JaQuitta Williams and Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Sumaya Taliaferro Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm on 91.9 WCLK as Your Health Connection returns with a timely look at issues surrounding melanoma and skin cancer. It's summertime, and a sunburn this summer could yield bad health outcomes decades from now. Which skin cancers are minor and which can be fatal? What is the course of treatment and outcomes in 2015 for this pernicious form of cancer?
The state of Georgia dedicated a special highway this week to multi Grammy award-winning vocalist, author, actress and restaurateur, Gladys Knight. The legendary Motown singer, who is affectionately known as the “Empress of Soul,” was in attendance along with her famous brother, Merald “Bubba” Knight, and a host of family members and close friends. The event took place at the Senate Chambers of the State Capitol.
Arranger and Composer Maria Schneider is back with her orchestra and her first release in eight years. The Thompson Fields reflects the power of nature and art to create moods that transport the listener. WCLK's Aaron Cohen has added cuts from The Thompson Fields overnight on WCLK during Serenade To The City.
Natalie Cole called in to Midday Jazz on WCLK to talk with Rivablue. They discussed her upcoming June 26 Appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on behalf of 91.9 WCLK. They also talked about ignoring the critics, her recent foray into Latin music, and the fact that WCLK listeners and members who are going to the concert better be ready for a lot of songs from her long history in music.
The 18th Annual Duke Pearson Summer Jazz Camp takes place M0nday-Friday June 8-12 at the Clark Atlanta University Park Street Music and Arts Complex. This camp, started by CAU Professor Dr. James Hardy Patterson in honor of his friend and colleague Duke Pearson, offers elementary through high school students a variety of approaches to performing jazz and other African American expressions.
For additional information about attending or volunteering for this great annual summertime event you can call 404-880-8208.
WCLK is finishing out our fiscal year and we need your help to start next year with a solid foundation. Call Pledge Central at 404-880-9255 beginning Friday Morning, June 3 during Morning Jazz. Make a sound investment and make your commitment to keeping Jazz Public Radio alive in Atlanta.
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