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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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Arts
6:26 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Every Tongue Confess Cast Stops by WCLK

The summer heat is rising and flames are flying high in this fantastical whodunit set in 1996 Alabama. Wrapped in combustible comedy and the sweat-soaked music of the Deep South, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Gardley blends ancient myth and magical realism with the local TV news to create a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged, and the truth cannot escape.

Cast-members Victor Love, Deborah Bowman, and Minka Wiltz dropped by WCLK and talked about Marcus Gardley's play with Jamal Ahmad.

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Jazz
10:58 am
Tue August 6, 2013

WCLK Remembers George Duke

The passing of George Duke hits all of us hard at The Jazz of The City.  WCLK has played his music from day one, and it was a joy to bring him to our members and listeners for last Spring's WCLK benefit concert.  WCLK's announcers will be playing a lot of his music today and in the days to come, remembering that part of George Duke that will never die, his music.

Join WCLK on our Facebook or on twitter to let us know your favorite George Duke memories and songs.

WCLK on Facebook click here.

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Community Engagement
1:14 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Operation PEACE Serves Atlanta's Old 4th Ward, Featured On WCLK

Operation P.E.A.C.E. after school program

PEACE stands for Partnerships In Education And Community Enrichment.

Operation P.E.A.C.E was founded in 1995 when Edna Moffett and 25 college students residing at Bedford Pine in Atlanta met to discuss how to improve the lives of the children in this low income community.

Their first step was to develop an innovative after-school program, with the help of Wingate Management and HUD.

Since then, Operation P.E.A.C.E has expanded to include a youth summer academy, adult computer and job search training, and seniors programs.

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