Jazz
1:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

WCLK teams up with Jazz Roots for Jazz in the Classroom featuring Janis Siegel

WCLK's Riva Blue with vocalist Janis Siegel and the students of Hillgrove High School
Credit Ray Cornelius

Hillgrove High School students participated in Jazz in the Classroom yesterday featuring jazz vocalist Janis Siegel. The two-hour program chronicles Jazz history and its significance to pop, R&B and hip-hop music. The assembly was presented on behalf of Cobb Energy Centre’s Foundation ArtsBridge program and Atlanta’s jazz station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

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Jazz
12:47 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Jazz Tones' Jay Edwards Talks Jazz Roots With Count Basie Jazz Orchestra Director Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart, Atlanta native, author and Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Florida State University, is also the the Director of the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, which performs Wednesday evening as part of the Jazz Roots Series at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  He called in to chat with Jay Edwards, jazz educator and host of Jazz Tones, Saturdays 2p-6p on WCLK.

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Community Engagement
5:37 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Fulton Focus Touches On Career Development and Preventive Health

Fulton Focus is a joint production by Fulton County Communications and WCLK Public Affairs.  It airs on WCLK Saturday morning at 7:30a just before the Tavis Smiley show from PRI.  On this week's program we feature a September 25 Career Gathering and Job Fair at the Fulton County Government Center.  We'll also catch up with the Fulton County SPARC program, designed to provide preventive care to Fulton County's Elderly residents.

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Jazz
4:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Gary Motley Brings Friday Jazz To The High Museum

The High Museum of Art is pleased to present Gary Motley for September's Friday Jazz artist.  Sit out the Friday traffic and join your host Jamal Ahmad for some hot jazz and cool art.  Motley stopped by WCLK to rap with Jamal about the gig.

Friday Jazz is an evening of art and music every third Friday of the month with extended hours with full gallery access including special exhibitions.

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Jazz
4:20 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Thanks To You Atlanta, WCLK Benefit Concert Featuring Gregory Porter Is SOLD OUT!

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets to our September 28 Benefit Concert featuring Gregory Porter.  We'll See you at the Ferst Center!

Jazz
4:08 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Kevin Mahogany Talks Jazz Roots With Riva Blue

Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is on the line, talking to Midday Jazz's Riva Blue about his upcoming turn Wednesday, September 25 at Cobb Energy Performance Centre's Jazz Roots Series Tribute To Ella, Joe and Basie.  Count Basie’s music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-singers. This show honors two great singers whose performances with the Count reached legendary proportions.

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Community Engagement
2:46 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

WCLK Is Your Health Connection For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Join WCLK this evening at 6pm or on demand here to hear Your Health Connection as we discuss prostate cancer.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  JaQuitta Williams is our host, and is a cancer survivor herself.  She's joined by Ralph C. T. Franklin, a prostate cancer survivor, and Dr. Walter Falconer, a urologist.  They'll take phone calls live and also take questions via Twitter @jaquittaw and @CCRTD.

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Arts
10:41 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Jamal Ahmad Brings Joi to WCLK, Talks One Music Fest

One Music Fest happens Saturday at Masquerade Music Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park near downtown.  This event features an amazing cross pollination of artists and genres, separate states curated by notable DJs(including WCLK's own Jamal Ahmad).  The tag line for One Music Fest is Unity Through Music.  This year's lineup includes Snoop Lion, D J Kemit, Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, Amel Larrieux, Quadron, Luke James, Res, and a re-union of ATL's legendary Goodie Mob.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Isabel Wilkerson Joins Kiplyn Primus On The Local Take On WCLK

Coming up Saturday morning at seven thirty on The Local Take we’ll talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author Isabel Wilkerson.  Wilkerson’s 2010 book The Warmth of Other Suns, tells a compelling story of the African American 20th century diaspora.  

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