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7:20 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

WCLK hosts screening of Clark Terry Documentary, "Keep On Keepin' On" [PHOTOS]

Credit Ray Cornelius

Atlanta's Jazz Station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK recently hosted a screening of the Clark Terry film, "Keep On Keepin' On." The documentary follows the late jazz legend over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.

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Arts
3:29 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

HBO & GA Film Office host ATL Premiere of ‘BESSIE’ [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

"Bessie" Producer Shelby Stone with the film's actor, Tory Kittles
Credit Ray Cornelius

The Atlanta screening of HBO's “Bessie” starring Queen Latifah was held last night at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The VIP event was hosted by the film’s producer Shelby Stone and the film’s star Tory Kittles. “Bessie” also features Tika Sumpter, Mo'NiqueMichael K. WilliamsKhandi Alexander and Mike Epps.

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Jazz
3:10 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Jill Scott announces 25-City Summer Tour

Credit Facebook/Jill Scott

Grammy winning-singer and noted actress, Jill Scott aka "Jilly from Philly" announced Monday a new summer tour. The 25 -date tour kicks off July 13 in Pittsburgh, PA with stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta's Chastain Park on August 2.

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Jazz
2:55 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Atlanta Jazz Festival + BLFF Present 'One Night With Blue Note' Film Screening

Credit ParisJazzCorner.com

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is proud to announce several important new partnerships this year.  In order to present the classic jazz film, One Night With Blue Note, the festival is working with the BronzeLens Film Festival and Blue Note Records; and to present three of the brightest young stars in jazz at this year’s festival, they are collaborating with Blue Note and Revive Music. 

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Community Engagement
9:11 am
Tue May 5, 2015

GA DOT Partners with WCLK To Share Georgia Commute Options

The Georgia DOT is a proud supporter of WCLK. Their current focus is on commute options that will achieve fewer cars on Atlanta roads, cleaner air for all of us, and less stress all the way around.

GA DOT Media Spokesperson Natalie Dale joins Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven to talk about it:

What can you do?

Courtesy of gacommuteoptions.com

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Community Engagement
5:55 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

2015 Human Rights Summit taking place at Nat'l Center for Civil & Human Rights

National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Credit civilandhumanrights.org

 

The Power to Inspire 2015 Human Rights Summit takes place on Tuesday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 6 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. The summit’s goal is to shine a light on current pressing human rights issues and solutions from those who are working for their eradication.  Panel discussions include environmental justice, ending human trafficking and lessons from the Atlanta Student Movement.

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Jazz
5:27 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Ester Rada brings "Ethio-jazz" to Atlanta's Breman Museum Thurs. May 7th

Ester Rada
Credit Pintrest

Israeli-Ethiopian singer Ester Rada brings her 3-piece band to Atlanta's Breman Museum Thursday, May 7 for an infectious blend of Ethio-jazz, funk and soul. The show is from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Rada has opened for Alicia Keys and headlined in concert halls around the world.  Rada’s self-titled debut album has been influenced by legends Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone and is described as a “cross-cultural sound that is a deep reflection of the Israeli-born Ethiopian’s heritage.” 

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Jazz
5:07 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Watch Official Trailer for "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Nina Simone
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Netflix has released the official 2-minute trailer for its highly anticipated documentary on the life and music of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. The film is titled, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and features never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together with Nina’s most memorable songs. Recorded over the course of 3 decades, Nina tells her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers.

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Jazz
11:48 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Najee Stops By WCLK, Talks With Morris In The Morning Before CAU Guild Performance

Morris and Najee

Najee stopped by WCLK this morning to talk with Morris Baxter on Morning Jazz before tomorrow evening's CAU Guild Jazz Under The Stars Fundraiser.

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Jazz
12:31 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Ben Williams New Release Coming Of Age On WCLK

At WCLK we know bass.  That's why bass players from Stanley Clarke to Bob Cranshaw to Marcus Miller have dropped by the station over the years. It's also why WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Coming of Age, the new release from Ben Williams, on Serenade To The City late nights and also throughout the day on the station. Who has Ben Williams played with over the years?

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