One of Atlanta's great family holiday traditions is the Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker, in performance this week November 20-23 at the Robert Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech. This trek down Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue includes ballet, tap, and other dance pieces and also reggae dolls spinning and black Russians leaping, all led by Brown Sugar.
Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Waverly T. Lucas II joined Rivablue on the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK to talk about it:
The Ferst Center For The Arts at Georgia Tech presents an evening of New Orleans Jazz on Friday, November 7 featuring Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Toussaint, a musician, songwriter, and producer, is one of the most influential figures New Orleans R&B.
Tune in to Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards Saturday afternoon as he talks with Toussaint about his career, his music, and the upcoming performance at the Ferst Center.
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.