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3:05 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Cast of Fela! Stops By The Midday Jazz Swing With Nicole Sweeney

L-R Melanie Marshall, Adesola Osakalumi, Nicole Sweeney, Gelan Lambert
Credit Ray Cornelius

The Tony Award-Winning Musical Fela! is in performance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre through March 6.  This sight and sound spectacular tells the story of one of the most compelling figures in modern African music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Kuti, who essentially invented Afro-beat, blending jazz, funk, and African music stylings, attempted to live the live of a politically aware artist in the midst of military dictatorship in his native Nigeria.  Fela! tells this amazing story through music and dance.

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Jazz
1:53 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

February Jazzette - Jazz 91.9 WCLK Newsletter

…staying on track with your New Year’s goals?  Saxy Keys Showdown; create and give:  Shoebox Campaign 2013; trivia, live music , events and more in the February issue of the Jazzette.  Click here.  

Politics
12:35 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Amiri Baraka Stops By WCLK To Discuss Du Bois, The Movement, Django Unchained

Amiri Baraka is one of the most recognized and lauded writers and poets of his generation, and one of the most widely respected and published African American writers this side of James Baldwin.

Baraka was in Atlanta and at Clark Atlanta University for the CAU History Department's W. E. B. Du Bois and the Wings Of Atlanta 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference.

Baraka stopped in to chat with Jay Edwards about the challenges faced by all of those in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

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Community Engagement
11:47 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Women's History Month On WCLK

March is Women's History Month, and WCLK will acknowledge this with a series of vignettes about incredible women throughout the modern era.

These vignettes are made possible by The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, supporting strong women and supporting WCLK.  The vignettes are hosted by Tavis Smiley.

For more information about The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, click here.

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Jazz
10:50 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Nnenna Freelon Is Lena Horne @ Ferst Center, Talks With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Nnenna Freelon

Captivating jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon celebrates Lena Horne in an evening of song and story set against the backdrop of Lena Horne’s 92-year life and legacy. The recipient of numerous international honors, Freelon has earned a global fan base for her performances and recordings.  Freelon is at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech Saturday night, February 23 at 8pm.

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Jazz
11:06 am
Sat February 16, 2013

George Duke Checked In With Jamal Ahmad On The S.O.U.L Of Jazz

George Duke and Gerald Albright will be in ATL at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on April 3 for WCLK's 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert.  Duke himself called in this week to catch up with Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. of Jazz.  It was a meeting of like minds, as the conversation covered a whole lot of funk, among other things.

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Community Engagement
7:49 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Fulton Focus Features Discussions About New Ad Valorem Rules, Youth Enrichment, And Heart Health

Fulton Focus is WCLK's Monthly look at events and initiatives of our home county, and is a public affairs partnership between WCLK and Fulton County Government.  It airs each third Saturday morning at 7:30am, just before Tavis.

This month's program includes Tax Commissioner Dr. Arthur Ferdinand with a discussion about new Ad Valorem Tax rules, which will effect everyone purchasing a car statewide. 

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Jazz
9:25 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Ike Stubblefield Plays Friday Jazz @ The High Museum, Hosted by Nicole Sweeney

Ike Stubblefield will be joining Nicole Sweeney for Friday Jazz At The High Museum Friday, February 15 at 5pm.  Keyboardist Stubblefield has played on everything from Motown to Eric Clapton, with many stops in between.  He's a six time Grammy winner, based in Atlanta for over a decade now.  He'll be appearing with his trio Friday, with maybe some special guests dropping by.

He joined Nicole during her show Wednesday to talk Friday Jazz At The High, and what he's been up to.  You can listen to that audio by clicking on the audiofile below.

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Community Engagement
3:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Fill A Shoebox and Help the Homeless

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta 2013 Shoebox Project, March 1 through May 1, 2013.
Credit Shed Jackson

It’s amazing how much a simple note or gift of encouragement can mean to individuals who are in need.   For the second year,Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, encourages individuals to join in on creating personal care packages for Atlanta area homeless women and children during the 2013 United Way Shoebox Project.

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Jazz
10:20 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Victor Goines, Gary Motley Talk To Nicole Sweeney About Schwartz Center Show

Victor Goines

Victor Goines is one of Jazz music's most acclaimed and prolific horn players, his work appearing from Lincoln Center to Hollywood soundtracks.  He stopped by The Midday Jazz Swing with Gary Motley, who appeared with him at the Emory University Schwartz Center Friday night.  They chatted with Nicole Sweeney and caught WCLK listeners up with what they'll be doing at their performance.

Atlanta is a second home for Goines, and tonight's jam session should delight and challenge the serious jazz fans in attendance.

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