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9:18 am
Thu December 4, 2014

David Benoit Brings A Christmas Tribute To Charlie Brown @ Ferst Center Dec 5

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying the classic Vince Guaraldi Christmas tunes performed by David Benoit, one of the greatest contemporary jazz pianists. Benoit appears at the Ferst Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia Tech on Friday, December 5. For information on tickets to this holiday jazz event, click here. Want to purchase Benoit's  Remembering Christmas album?  Click on the Amazon banner below and part of the proceeds will go to

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Jazz
3:17 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Jazz Holiday Music Is Here on WCLK, Featuring It's Christmas On Mack Avenue

It's that time of year, and you will hear holiday jazz cuts on WCLK throughout the day to get you in the festive mood.  A new release currently featured by WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is "It's Christmas On Mack Avenue", featuring artists including Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Christian McBride and others.

You can purchase It's Christmas On Mack Avenue from Amazon, and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on the banner below.  Happy Holidays from WCLK!

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Community Engagement
2:39 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

U.S. Dept of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell Visits CAU On Listening Tour

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell visited Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday for a listening session with CAU students, as part of a national tour highlighting the Obama Administration's Higher Education Agenda.  He also stopped by WCLK to discuss college affordability and opportunity, as he leads efforts to reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, for our nation to once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world.

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Jazz
3:05 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Rivablue Appears In When Snow Falls, A Nat George Christmas

Nat George is joined by WCLK's own Rivablue for a special holiday performance of works by composer Arthur Turner in "When Snow Falls" Saturday evening December 6 at 7pm at the Whispers Lounge Banquet Hall, 8002 Rockbridge Road, SW, Lithonia GA 30058.

For more information about this special holiday performance featuring our own Rivablue, call 404-839-3772 or click here.

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Community Engagement
12:13 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

What Is Your Relationship Deal Breaker? The Call To True Beauty Wants To Know

What is your deal-breaker in a relationship?  How do you set boundaries and create an expectation of happy, healthy relationships in your life? 

The Call To True Beauty returned Wednesday, December 3 at 6pm on WCLK with some answers. 

Host Daphne Walker was joined by CAU Psychologist Dr. Christopher Bass for this live, interactive talk show featuring your calls.  The Call To True Beauty deals with the real world issues of domestic and dating violence with the goal of helping you find happy, healthy relationships.

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Jazz
1:44 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

WCLK Pick of The Week--Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, The Art of Conversation

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron has been a mainstay of the WCLK sound for years now.  His latest release on Impulse is with Bassist and Composer Dave Holland, who have performed as a duo for a couple of years now.  The record is called The Art of Conversation, and you can hear it at various times on WCLK.

You can purchase The Art of Conversation from Amazon and support WCLK at the same time by clicking on the banner below.  Thank you!

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Jazz
11:39 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Dave Koz And Friends Christmas Tour Starts Your Jazz Holiday Celebration Wed Dec 3

The Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2014 helps kick off the Atlanta Holiday Season Wednesday night, December 3 at one of the South's best jazz venues, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  The 2014 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour will feature Koz along with three special guests: Jonathan Butler, who has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, plus two artists who are new to the run – GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Christopher Cross, known for such Top 10 hits as “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You C

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Community Engagement
4:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Mercedes Benz of Buckhead gives donation to Atlanta Community Food Bank

l to r: Wendy Williams, WCLK General Manager; Sarah Fonder-Kristy, ACFB Development Director and Grene Baranco.
Credit Ray Cobb

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead gave a contribution to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Grene Baranco, daughter of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead  CEO's Gregory and Juanita Baranco, was there to present the check to ACFB's Development Director, Sarah Fonder-Kristy and Sr. Communications Manager, Amy Hudson. Also present was Jazz 91.9 WCLK's General Manager, Wendy Williams.

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Jazz
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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