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Soul Train Music Award winner and R&B Soul-Jazz vocalist, Maysa Leak had fans “spellbound and speechless” Wednesday night during the Atlanta premiere party for her new CD, Back2Love.  The event took place at the Museum Bar as part of a new “Wednesday Night Live Series” and featured a live performance by Maysa and Q&A session with Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s Jamal Ahmad.

Savion Glover appears this weekend as part of the National Black Arts Festival. The Sole Sanctuary performance takes place Sunday, July 19 at 6pm at Georgia State University's Rialto Center For The Arts. Glover will perform and lead a conversatoin as he honors his mentors Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as discussing the history of tap.

WCLK's Jamal Ahmad spoke with Glover about the performance.

National Black Arts Festival Welcomes Savion Glover

“SoLe Sanctuary”

 

Join your WCLK family Friday July 17th at 2pm as we broadcast live from the Fresh MARTA Market at West End Station. There will be live food demonstrations, giveaways, and you can be part of a live, with the people edition of The Soul of Jazz with Jamal Ahmad. Jamal will be joined live by DJ Mark Angel.

Bring your bag and pick up some fresh produce as MARTA introduces fresh vegatables to the West End Station.

Everyone is welcome. For more informatijon click here.

Bob Cranshaw played bass on all those records. Monk, Montgomery, Fitzgerald, Gordon, Hubbard, McLean, Mobley, Shorter, Silver, Tyner and many, many more. He's recorded and toured on bass for Sonny Rollins since 1962. With Composer Joe Raposo he helped create the musical accompaniment to Sesame Street and The Electric Company, bringing a jazz and funk vibe to generations of children's entertainment.

Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.

We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC.  He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.

Join us Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 at Piedmont Park for the 79th Atlanta Dogwood Festival Presented by PNC Bank. WCLK will be broadcasting live both days along with plenty of giveaways, on-air interviews and more. This year's festival includes art, music, a new 5k run and a barbecue tasting event.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival Board of Directors Co-Chairperson Leslie Frappier stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad about it.

For more information on the 79th Atlanta Dogwood Festival Presented by PNC Bank, click here.

Actor's Express Theatre presents Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet through April 26. As an epic storm gathers in the distance, the currents of young Marcus’ life swirl toward a passage of self-discovery. As he comes to grips with his own burgeoning sexual identity, Marcus must look to the secrets of his family’s past to understand his future. From the staggeringly talented playwright of Choir Boy and In the Red and Brown Water, this uncommonly magical play will draw you into a world like nothing you’ve ever seen on the AE stage.

Incognito returns to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 26 at 8pm on their Amplified Soul Tour.  This time around the band is re-joined by Maysa. Special guests includ Khari Cabral Simmons and Chatae Cann  Tickets are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Maysa checked in with Jamal Ahmad during The Soul of Jazz to show her support for WCLK's Spring Membership Campaign and talk about her work with Incognito.

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is a beacon of art and African American Culture and also a friend of WCLK.  Their latest production of Dominique Morriseau's Detroit '67 runs through March 8 at the Southwest Arts Center and is a story about life and growing up in the middle of Motown and the riots of 1967.

Actors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Enoch King stopped by the station to talk with Jamal Ahmad about this play, which asks some hard questions about what we learned from the 1960s and where we're headed.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle stopped by to talk with Jamal Ahmad in advance of performances by the group at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre February 11-15.

This visit during Black History Month will celebrate the inspiring legacy of Alvin Ailey and the inspiring life of civil rights icons in a rotating series of performances.

For ticket information about these performances and more information about The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, click here.

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