Jazz
9:15 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Tootie Heath and Matt Wilson Are Blowing Up JazzSet From NPR, Sunday at 7pm on WCLK

Don't miss JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sunday at 7pm on WCLK following The Savannah Music Festival Live.  This week's program is some great, evocative mainstream jazz from the Tootie Heath Trio and Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts.  For more information on JazzSet, click here.

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Community Engagement
9:04 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Fulton County and Sister Love Observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fri Feb 7

Friday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  There are a number of events taking place in and around Atlanta, including an event at Greenbriar Mall Friday afternoon.

As part of WCLK's Fulton Focus program we were joined by Fulton County Health Department Official Veronica Hartwell, and Dazon Dixon Diallo, founder of Sister Love.  Sister Love was founded in Atlanta in 1989 and is a volunteer group of women interested in educating Atlanta, and especially communities of women, about AIDS prevention, self-help and safer sex techniques.

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Community Engagement
8:31 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Got An Itch To Learn More? CAU Grad School Info Session Tue Feb 4 6-8p

Have you thought about taking your education and career to the next level by attaining a Masters or Doctoral degree? 

The Clark Atlanta University Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions is hosting an Open House, Workshop and Information Session on Tuesday, February 4th from six until eight pm at the Henderson Student Center. 

This is your opportunity to learn more about masters and doctoral programs at Clark Atlanta University and find out how to apply to graduate school. 

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Jazz
8:59 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Aaron Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band Bring New Orleans To Atlanta This Week

Join WCLK at Thursday night's Jazz Roots Presented By Kia Series concert featuring Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band incorporates Funk and Bebop into the traditional New Orleans style, extending the music from the Big Easy into the 21st century. Multi-Grammy winner Aaron Neville has moved seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers. Come join us for a 40-year celebration of this master's career.

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Arts
3:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Regina Carter @ Spivey Hall Saturday Night, Talks Jazz With Jamal Ahmad

Regina Carter and her Quartet are appearing at acoustically perfect Spivey Hall at Clayton State University Saturday night at 8:15pm.  Carter, one of the pre-eminent jazz violinists of her era.

Her mixtures of classical jazz and international music stylings have attracted listeners and admirers the world over, she received a Macarthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2006.

Her quartet for the Atlanta performance includes Xavier Davis on piano, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums.

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Community Engagement
2:35 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Tavis Smiley To Interview Dr. Louis W. Sullivan

Join us for the Tavis Smiley Show Saturday morning at 8am as Tavis previews next week's State of The Union Address from President Obama.  Tavis will also talk with Morehouse School of Medicine President Emeritus Dr. Louis Sullivan about his new biography "Breaking Ground-My Life In Medicine."

For more about The Tavis Smiley Radio Show, click here.

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Jazz
7:25 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week--T. K. Blue

Multi-instrumentalist T. K. Blue first learned to play tenor sax from Billy Mitchell, whose propulsive playing drove combos for both Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.  In the years since, T. K. Blue, aka Talib Kibwe has worked with a whose who of straight ahead jazz including stints with Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand.

His new release is called A Warm Embrace.  WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen has pulled the title track and When Sunny Gets Blue for some spins on Serenade To The City, Atlanta's Overnight Jazz Soundtrack(Mon-Fri 10p-2a).

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Jazz
12:53 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Save The Date--WCLK 40th Anniversary Concert May 9 With George Benson

George Benson is celebrating Atlanta's Jazz Station on our 40th anniversary with an exclusive benefit performance Friday May 9 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  Tickets go on sale next week!

Community Engagement
10:22 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Hosea Feed The Hungry Feeds 10,000 Monday For Dr. King

WCLK's Fonda Smith will be filing reports Monday morning with updates from the annual Hosea Feed The Hungry MLK Jr Day Festival Of Services at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  In the run up to Monday's event,  they can still use contributions from supporters.  If you would like to pitch in at the last minute as part of this annual King Day service event, reach out to HFTH by clicking here.

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Jazz
2:39 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Laura Coyle Chats With Jamal Ahmad in Advance of Friday Jazz @ The High

Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week.  WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance.  Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration.  We hope to see you there.

For more information on Laura Coyle, click here.

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