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This week on The Local Take I speak with Leah Daughtry, one of the founders of the Power Rising conference taking place in Atlanta February 23  - 25 at Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. 

Leah shares with us how the conference came to be, explaining that they are reaching out to African American women who are the largest and most consistent voting block in the country.  Black women in the USA command 1.3 Trillion in spending power. 

Join me at a new time, Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 a.m.  for The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   I speak with WCLK's own Morris Baxter about his upcoming Birthday Celebration on February 15 at Revel, partially benefiting the Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra.   Morris explains that he became familiar with this organization when they reached out to him and his daughter, an aspiring cellist, about joining their group.  He was so impressed with this organizati

Tell us what Jazz song reminds you of your significant other and why in 75 words or less by Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

New Music: Laila Biali by Laila Biali

Feb 7, 2018

Vancouver-born  Pianist and Vocalist Laila Biali made her mark first as a child playing classical music and attending the Royal Conservatory.   As an adult she's played with Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She's toured the world playing at famous Jazz events and venues. Her new self released, eponymous Laila Biali includes originals, a Contemporary Jazz cover of David Bowie's Let's Dance, and a musical accompaniment to a 13th Century poem from Rumi.

Join me Saturday, February 3,  8:00 a.m. at a new time on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as I speak with Atlanta's own Tayari Jones, award winning writer of  Leaving Atlanta  and  Silver Sparrow.  We discuss her new novel An American Marriage and her upcoming program at the Alliance Theatre where she will speak with her mentor Pearl Cleage.

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