The first annual Atlanta Black Family Expo will take place in February 23, 2014 11a-8p at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. This historical expo brings the African-American family and individuals together to experience seminars, entertainment and business opportunities. Come together as African-Americans celebrating the enduring strengths and traditional values of the African-American Family.
From Motown to Cee Lo and most places in between, Ohio native Ike Stubblefield's iconic Hammond B-3 keyboard sound abides and endures across scenes and decades. He plays live for Friday Jazz At The High Museum this Friday, Feb starting at 5:30pm. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee for Atlanta's best traffic jam escape hatch.
For more information about Stubblefield's amazing career, click here.
JaQuitta Williams was joined last night on Your Health Connection by Tiffany Cochran, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan for a roundtable discussion of how to cope with cancer from the perspective of a survivor and a caregiver.
Tiffany Cochran was caregiver for her father Johnny Cochran through his battle with terminal brain cancer. Ezell Blues is a nine year prostate cancer survivor who is also caring for a teenage son who has leukemia. Publicist Christal Jordan is an ovarian cancer survivor.
Stand by Me: A Celebration of African-American Song, features new arrangements of traditional African American spirituals and includes performances by the Morehouse and Spelman College Glee Clubs and the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society. This special African American History Month program is produced by WCLK, hosted by Program Director Aaron Cohen and it features Stephen M. Lee, arranger and composer of the music.
In addition to a special serenade by Dianne Reeves, the Jazz Legacy Gala includes dinner and tributes. Ticket purchase to the Gala includes a ticket to the George Benson Concert. Reserve your table seats by clicking here.
Wednesday night at 6pm Jamal skates an hour early and the Cancer Center at Clark Atlanta University presents Your Health Connection, a live talk show about facing up to cancer.
This month our topic is "coping with cancer" and JaQuitta is joined by guests including Tiffany Cochran, who cared for her father Johnny Cochran through terminal cancer, and Christal Jordan, an ovarian cancer survivor.
Some WCLK listeners managed to catch Kenny Barron live in November at Spivey Hall. In case you missed him, be sure to tune in for JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater from NPR on WCLK Sunday at 7pm. You'll be glad you did.
For more about JazzSet and Kenny Barron, click here.
Tune into Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Sunday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. as we air a special musical tribute by Atlanta Native Rufus Reid honoring Sculptress Elizabeth Catlett with “Quiet Pride.” Each movement of the Reid’s musical salute corresponds to a sculpture by Catlett, the late African American artist whose grandparents on both sides were emancipated slaves. That's this Sunday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. for “Quite Pride.” For more information about Reid click here.