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11:16 am
Wed August 21, 2013

WCLK Wishes Peace And Heavenly Music To Marian McPartland, R.I.P.

WCLK joins jazz and music fans across the world in wishing a peaceful passage for Marian McPartland, longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz, heard weekly on the Jazz of The City Sundays at 8pm.  For more information about her fascinating history and lasting legacy go to NPR Music by clicking here.

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Community Engagement
11:59 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Fight The Mosquitos, Help The Children, and Learn All About Fulton County TV on Fulton Focus

Fulton Focus is a public affairs partnership between Fulton County and Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK.  This month's program includes a talk with Fulton County Health Department about the current peak of the mosquito season.  We'll find out what kind of programs are available from the Fulton County Department of Children and Youth.  And we'll discuss everything going on on Fulton County TV.

Fulton County is your county at your service.  Find out more by clicking here.

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Politics
11:52 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Women Flying High Present We March On

Women Flying High is a civic organization paying tribute to the lasting memory and impact of the March On Washington they are presenting a series of vignettes about it between now and the 50th Anniversary on August 28.  You can hear these vignettes on WCLK at various times throughout the day and we will post them online here as well.

You will hear:

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Community Engagement
5:16 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The Africa Horizon Lecture Series, Conference and Awards Coming To Atlanta September 12-15

The Africa Heritage Foundation is presenting the Africa Diaspora Conference, lecture and celebration in Atlanta September twelfth through fifteenth.  Events include a Taste of Africa, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African States, and the Africa Horizon Celebration and Award Gala event.

You will be hearing more about these events on WCLK over the next few weeks, including a WCLK Profiles interview with Ambassador Tunde Adetunji next week.

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Jazz
10:07 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Will Downing Talks Sunset Jazz With Riva Blue

Will Downing headlines tonight, beginning two nights of Sunset Jazz at Chastain Park this weekend.  He'll be joined by Najee.  Downing stopped by WCLK and talked with Riva Blue about tonight's show.

Want to see Sunset Jazz at Chastain?  Click here for more information.  Catch up with Will Downing by clicking here.

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Jazz
3:06 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Mace Hibbard Quartet Jams Friday Jazz At The High Museum with Jamal Ahmad

Mace Hibbard dropped by WCLK today and talked for a while with Riva Blue about Friday Night's Friday Jazz At The High Museum performance, beginning at 5pm.  Y0u can beat the traffic, swing hard to some mainstream jazz and take in The Girl With The Pearl Earring.  Get your Vermeer on and hear Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Hibbard, playing with Melvin Jones on trumpet, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Marc Miller on bass, and Marlon Patton on drums.

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Jazz
9:23 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Dig Kevin Eubanks From The 2011 Detroit Jazz Fest Sunday at 7pm On NPR's Jazz Set on WCLK

 

August 9, 2013 At the annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day 2011, an amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band — outdoors, free, and in Surround Sound on JazzSet. Hear Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater Sundays at 7pm on The Jazz of The City, 91.9 FM WCLK.  More about Jazz Set, click here.

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Community Engagement
7:07 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Overcoming The Odds-Successful Strategies For Young Black Men This Weekend On WCLK

Kiplyn Primus continues her look on The Local Take on WCLK into the issues facing young African American men in the turbulent, early days of the 21st Century.  This week she welcomes Norma Joy Barnes from the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, who is hosting a Workshop Saturday at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.  They are joined by Levi, a young black man struggling to learn the skills and gain the acceptance required in a tough above-ground economy.  Hear the local take at 7:30am Saturday before Tavis and on demand below.

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Arts
12:13 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Neo-Soul To Blues and Jazz @ Bessie Smith Heritage Festival This Weekend In Chattanooga

The 6th Annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival goes down this weekend in the heart of Chattanooga, and features two days  of Blues, Jazz, Neo Soul and R&B.  ATL's own (and friend of WCLK) Joey Sommerville will be blowing his horn there, too.  Joey stopped by to talk a little with Mark Angel about this weekend's festival, just a hop, skip and jump up I-75 to celebrate the life of American Blues original Bessie Smith, a native of Chattanooga.

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Jazz
1:18 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

National Reaction To WCLK-Soul of Jazz George Duke Tribute

Ethnomusicologist Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., wrote a moving piece on the importance of George Duke, in which he writes about listening to Jamal Ahmad's Soul of Jazz show Tuesday on WCLK, which was a tribute to Duke.

Guthrie is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Follow him on Twitter at @DrGuyMusiqology and Musiqology.com Click here to read the post.

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