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.
Atlanta Get Ready! On Saturday May 3 at 7pm, Grammy Award Winner Lalah Hathaway, The Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 21st Annual Jazz Under The Stars Concert. This event will be heldo on the campus of Clark Atlanta University at the Harkness Hall Quadrangle, rain or shine. This event is presented by the CAU Guild and UPS.
Citrus Sun is a band that includes Bluey from Incognito and legendary finger picking guitarist Jim Mullen. Their new record People of Tomorrow also includes most members of Incognito. You might guess that WCLK is all over this, and you would be right. People of Tomorrow is the Serenade To The City Pick of The Week, chosen by station PD Aaron Cohen, who is currently playing Yesterday Detroit and People of Tomorrow on the station.
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The Sunset Jazz Festival is back for another evening of contemporary jazz on Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. The show is part of the ASO's Delta Classic Chastain Series and features the hottest smooth jazz artists in the game including Boney James, Brian Culbertson and Summer Love featuring Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown & Alex Bugnon.
Presale tickets are available this Friday, April 11 beginning at 10 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m.
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Guitarist Earl Klugh returns to the Ferst Center For The Arts at Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 12, with a Night Of Guitars that includes solo, duo and trio performances with fellow guitarists Chuck Loeb and Norman Brown.
Klugh's latest record is Handpicked, a collection of his favorite cover songs. Klugh and WCLK's Jay Edwards chatted recently about the record, the upcoming Atlanta performance, and his role as an artist inside and outside of jazz.
Atlanta will play host to this year's UNCF An Evening of Stars and the performance lineup is nothing less than spectacular. Grammy-winning artist Jill Scott will headline along with R&B legends, The Isley Brothers. Also scheduled to perform is gospel superstar Ty Tribbett, R&B newbies Sevyn Streeter and August Alsina, soul music artist Alice Smith and YouTube sensation, Spoken Reason. Actor Anthony Anderson is back as the host.
April is National Poetry Month and Jazz 91.9 WCLK and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Department of English presents a poetry competition for poets ages 18 and up. Poets are invited to submit original poetry on topics ranging from the joy of being alive to commentary about social and political issues. Do you want to praise someone; heal a broken heart with your words; or, celebrate the future? Submit your poetry now through Friday, April 18, 5:00 p.m. to: CAUPoetryContest@cau.edu
WCLK, Clark Atlanta University, Verizon Wireless, and the Partnership Against Domestic Violence(PADV) began a compelling monthly series of radio programs designed to bring about healthy, violence free relationships. The Call To True Beauty's debut program featured Host Daphne Walker talking with Jennifer Bivins, President and CEO of The Georgia Network To End Sexual Assault(GNESA). April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month nationwide, and Walker and Bivins took several calls from a wide range of people with questions and experience with this issue.
Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring with a quartet including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, in conjunction with Shorter's new record Without A Net. They appear at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University downtown on Saturday, April 5.
Click here to preview the Jazzette, Jazz 91.9 WCLK newsletter, March issue – celebrate 40 with us - serenade w/ Dianne Reeves + mesmerize w/ George Benson = May 9 @cobbenergypac#WCLK40 Also in this issue, Wednesday WindDown in April - performers revealed; membership in March…Programming highlights, live event listing and more. ENJOY!