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8:14 am
Thu April 24, 2014

An Evening Of Song @ MLK Chapel WCLK Digs Sacred Music

Wendall P. Whalum Community Chorus, 2009 performance @ MLK International Chapel.

Lovers of sacred music and choral music are in for a treat on Sunday April 27 at 7pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.  An Evening of Song is the title of a program that will feature the soaring voices of the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, the combined Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs, the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society, and the Sister Thea Bowman Scholars from the Lyke House, the Catholic Center for the AUC.

The event is open to the public.

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Jazz
11:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick of The Week-Harvey Mason's Chameleon

Drummer and Composer Harvey Mason has provided the beat for an astounding list of artists, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend, but he's probably best known for playing as part of the Headhunters, with Herbie Hancock.  He's also a founding member of Fourplay.

Mason's new release Chameleon has a little something for everyone, if you are a fan of great beats.

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Mason's new release on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.  You can also hear the new record throughout the day.

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Community Engagement
10:23 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Thanks To Everyone Who Joined Us At Wednesday Winddown. See You Again May 23

Morris Baxter, William Green at WCLK Wednesday Winddown 4/23/14
Credit Gracie Brown

Thanks to everyone who joined us  for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series.  Thanks especially to William Green and Kipper Jones, who brought the vibes on a perfect spring evening.

So make your plans to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy Wednesday May 23 as we continue to celebrate 40 years of providing great Jazz Public Radio to Atlanta!

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Community Engagement
10:18 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Hammonds House Museum Hosts The Gathering April 27

Radcliff Bailey
Credit Sue Ross

One of West End's finest jewels is the Hammonds House Museum.  Board Chair Imara Canady stopped by WCLK to talk about the museum and their upoming event The Gathering, taking place on April 27.

Here's the press release, with more info on The Gathering--

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Jazz
9:35 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Dave Bass, Jazz Musician and California Deputy Attorney General, Guests on Jazz Tones

From Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards comes words--"Dave Bass is an extraordinary individual who has co-branded himself as  Deputy State Attorney General of California and a Jazz Pianist who leaves a indelible footprint in Jazz, Latin Jazz and Blues. He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and left after few months to study with the famed Madame Margaret Charloff. He also studied composition with George Russell." 

Jay Edwards and Dave Bass will talk on Jazz Tones today about his career in jazz and as California Deputy Attorney General in Civil Rights Enforcement. 

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Community Engagement
9:08 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Fulton Focus on WCLK features Job Fair, Aviation Community Cultural Center, Upgraded 911

Fulton County is your county at your service.  As part of the monthly Fulton Focus program in the WCLK Public Affairs Block, Rob Maynard caught up with several Fulton County knowledge experts.

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Jazz
1:33 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Joe Gransden Swings Friday Jazz @ The High Museum, Checks In With Jamal Ahmad

Joe Gransden is the April artist for Friday Jazz At The High Museum.  Atlanta's best remedy to Friday traffic jams is to head to Atlanta's great art museum for art and jazz jams.  This Friday's event takes place from 5p-10p.   WCLK's Jamal Ahmad is your emcee, and Joe Gransden is one of Atlanta's foremost players, singers, bandleaders and arrangers.  He's also a friend of WCLK, so we can assure you this will be a great event for the WCLK family.  You can also check out the current High Museum exhibits.

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Community Engagement
11:47 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Atlanta Streets Alive Lets Bicycles Rule The Road In West End Sunday, April 20

Attention Atlanta:  The city will temporarily shut down miles of Atlanta streets to cars, opening them exclusively to bicyclists and pedestrians as part of Atlanta Streets Alive by Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and friends.  So bring your bicycle or just your feet and get ready to explore your community streets in a whole new way. Join us Sunday, April 20, from 2-6 p.m. on 3 miles of car-free streets in the Historic West End and Adair Park.

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Community Engagement
10:44 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Your Health Connection Features Young People and Cancer on WCLK

Your Health Connection on WCLK on Wednesday, April 16 featured a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people.  JaQuitta Williams hosted as we were joined by guests including Pediatric Oncologist Dr. John Bergsagel of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, 20-year-old leukemia survivor Daniel Blues, and Daniel's father Ezell Blues.

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Arts
12:28 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Afro-Futurism and Octavia E. Butler On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Octavia Butler
Credit Leslie Howle

Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College.  The Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism will take into account the career and lasting work of Butler, considered by most the greatest African American Science Fiction writer.

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