WCLK http://wclk.com en Joe Gransden Swings Friday Jazz @ The High Museum, Checks In With Jamal Ahmad http://wclk.com/post/joe-gransden-swings-friday-jazz-high-museum-checks-jamal-ahmad <p></p><p>Joe Gransden is the April artist for Friday Jazz At The High Museum.&nbsp; Atlanta's best remedy to Friday traffic jams is to head to Atlanta's great art museum for art and jazz jams.&nbsp; This Friday's event takes place from 5p-10p. &nbsp; WCLK's Jamal Ahmad is your emcee, and Joe Gransden is one of Atlanta's foremost players, singers, bandleaders and arrangers.&nbsp; He's also a friend of WCLK, so we can assure you this will be a great event for the WCLK family.&nbsp; You can also check out the current High Museum exhibits.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:34 +0000 Rob Maynard 1559 at http://wclk.com Joe Gransden Swings Friday Jazz @ The High Museum, Checks In With Jamal Ahmad Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year http://wclk.com/post/jazz-journalists-association-recognizes-its-musicians-year Longtime friends and collaborators <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294441/herbie-hancock" target="_blank">Herbie Hancock</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294444/wayne-shorter" target="_blank">Wayne Shorter</a> headline the winners of the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement, which were announced today.<p>The awards, annually nominated and voted upon by members of the Jazz Journalists Association, recognize individual musicians, ensembles and recordings of the calendar year 2013. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 1558 at http://wclk.com Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year Atlanta Streets Alive Lets Bicycles Rule The Road In West End Sunday, April 20 http://wclk.com/post/atlanta-streets-alive-lets-bicycles-rule-road-west-end-sunday-april-20 <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:47:58 +0000 Rob Maynard 1557 at http://wclk.com Atlanta Streets Alive Lets Bicycles Rule The Road In West End Sunday, April 20 Your Health Connection Features Young People and Cancer Wednesday at 6pm on WCLK http://wclk.com/post/your-health-connection-features-young-people-and-cancer-wednesday-6pm-wclk <p></p><p>Your Health Connection on WCLK returns Wednesday at 6pm with a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people.&nbsp; JaQuitta Williams is your host as we take on the topic with guests including a pediatric oncologist, a young person living with cancer, and their parents.</p><p>When you are in high school or college, mortality and disease are the last things on your mind.&nbsp; But for many families living with cancer, chemotherapy takes the place of the prom, or life altering surgery takes the place of a summer by the pool.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:44:03 +0000 Rob Maynard 1556 at http://wclk.com Your Health Connection Features Young People and Cancer Wednesday at 6pm on WCLK Afro-Futurism and Octavia E. Butler On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus http://wclk.com/post/afro-futurism-and-octavia-e-butler-local-take-kiplyn-primus <p></p><p>Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College.&nbsp; 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.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:28:46 +0000 Rob Maynard 1555 at http://wclk.com Afro-Futurism and Octavia E. Butler On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus Tax Day Is Tuesday April 15. Here Are Some Last Minute Tips http://wclk.com/post/tax-day-tuesday-april-15-here-are-some-last-minute-tips <p></p><p>Mark Green from the Internal Revenue Service stopped by WCLK to remind our listeners and members that Tuesday is Tax Day.&nbsp; He also gave us some good last minute tips to ensure that you pay what you owe, receive back what is due you, and keep things straight with Uncle Sam.</p><p>For plenty of information about e-filing, the Earned Income Tax Credit, extension forms and more, you can find the IRS by clicking <a href="http://www.irs.gov/">here</a>.&nbsp; You can also phone them up for last minute information at 800-829-1040.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:53:44 +0000 Rob Maynard 1554 at http://wclk.com Tax Day Is Tuesday April 15. Here Are Some Last Minute Tips Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz http://wclk.com/post/marie-marcus-piano-jazz Marie Marcus was a remarkable stride pianist and a protégé of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15342292/fats-waller">Fats Waller</a>. A native of Boston, Marcus played in all the jazz hot spots before settling down in Cape Cod, where she became known as the Cape's "First Lady of Jazz." On this 1993 program, she talks about Waller, her mentor, and performs a medley of his most famous tunes.<p>Marcus died in 2013 at age 89.<p><em>Originally recorded May 5, 1983. Originally broadcast Oct. 15, 1983. </em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 editor 1553 at http://wclk.com Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz Dee Dee Bridgewater On 'Song Travels' http://wclk.com/post/dee-dee-bridgewater-song-travels Jazz vocalist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15296069/dee-dee-bridgewater">Dee Dee Bridgewater</a> has worked with legends such as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15368367/dizzy-gillespie">Dizzy Gillespie</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15131378/sonny-rollins">Sonny Rollins</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404943/horace-silver">Horace Silver</a>. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:17:00 +0000 editor 1552 at http://wclk.com Dee Dee Bridgewater On 'Song Travels' 5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz http://wclk.com/post/5-points-where-poetry-meets-jazz <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6bKgljhvR0</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Pamela Espeland 1551 at http://wclk.com 5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz Join WCLK At The Atlanta Dogwood Festival In Piedmont Park This Weekend http://wclk.com/post/join-wclk-atlanta-dogwood-festival-piedmont-park-weekend <p></p><p>WCLK Staff and personalities will be enjoying the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park this weekend.&nbsp; Come see us at the WCLK table, meet various announcers and staff-members, and hear on the air updates from the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Saturday and Sunday.&nbsp; An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, taking place Fri-Sat-Sun April 11-13.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:33:33 +0000 Rob Maynard 1550 at http://wclk.com Join WCLK At The Atlanta Dogwood Festival In Piedmont Park This Weekend