Black Nativity is a rendition of the Christmas Story with dance, song and gospel music. This annual inspirational holiday event will be in performance at various times beginning December 4 and running until December 21 at the Southwest Arts Center. Producing Director and guiding light for this production is Robert Connor. He discussed Black Nativity with Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
For more information about Black Nativity including tickets, click here.
WCLK's Midday Jazz Swing Host Rivablue will be joined by vocalists Kemba Cofield and JeanIsJasmine for an interpretation of the music of the late great Phyllis Hyman, in an event that is happening at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs on Wednesday November 12. They will be joined by Kevin Osborn on keys, Ray McMurty on bass and drummer Emrah Kotan.
Rivablue: Phyllis Hyman was a singer, songwriter, and actress. Her songs were filled with passion and emotion. Everybody loved her. The way she would interpret the lyrics to any song would captivate an audience.
Kimya Motley didn't imagine she would be the victim of a horrific act of domestic violence. But in 2011 she and her daughter were both shot in the head by her ex-husband and left for dead. She and her daughter survived and she has persevered to become an advocate for domestic violence survivors.
Motley joined Host Daphne Walker on WCLK Wednesday, November 5 at six pm for The Call To True Beauty, a live interactive talk program designed to help you find healthier, happier relationships.
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.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added Carmen Lundy's latest release on Afrasia Productions, a 13 song cycle of pure jazz vocal delight. Cohen feels that Lundy evokes the compelling emotional edge of the great Nancy Wilson. He's featuring Grateful throughout the day and especially on Serenade To The City, weeknights 10p-2a.
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead's Community Honors Program selects key Atlanta-area organizations making a positive difference in the community. The current honoree is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Founded in 1979, ACFB procures more than 50 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing the new release from legendary bassist Stanley Clarke, called Up. Up features a who's who of Clarke's favorite musicians, including guitarists Joe Walsh, Jimmy Herring and Paul Jackson, Jr.; drummers Stewart Copeland, Gerry Brown and John Robinson; keyboardist Greg Phillinganes; Phil Davis on synthesizer and keyboards; Chick Corea on acoustic piano; saxophonists Kamasi Washington, Doug Webb and Dan Higgins; vocalists Jessica Vautor, Natasha Agrama and Patrice Quinn; trumpeter Gary Grant and trombonist Andy Martin on horns; percussionist Lenny C
Stacy Abrams is the Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader. She is also one of the driving forces behind The New Georgia Project, which is designed to activate the significant number of eligible voters in Georgia ages 18-29, people of color, and single women. Kiplyn Primus talks with Abrams on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about the New Georgia Project, and the importance of voting(or early voting) in the November 4 elections.
The WCLK Public Affairs Block airs Saturday mornings from 7a-8a, just before The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International.
WCLK and BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta are two great cultural institutions in our city. We support each other, and WCLK encourages you to take in one of the many films and events going on now through October 26.
For more information about BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, click here.