The Local Take on WCLK

October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

Oct 21, 2016

The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park.   I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.

October 21: ITC Second Annual Global Transformers Gala

Oct 15, 2016

The October 15 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK I caught up with Atlanta's renowned Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).  ITC presents its Second Annual Global Transformers Gala on Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  The theme this year is Women of Power, Faith and Action. 

During The Local Take,  I speak with Cynthia Cherrey about the International Leadership Association's (ILA) annual conference being held in Atlanta, November 2 - 5. 

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 a.m on The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Kelli Bacote about BOOK, an Atlanta based non-profit organization that works for Better Outcomes for Our Kids.   Ms. Bacote shares how the organization came to be and the activities that they present allowing parents to learn about educational opportunities.

Horace Henry

Saturday, September 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Clark Atlanta University Alumnus Horace Henry, who as a student at CAU in 1969.  Henry took his new camera with him to attend the ecumenical service for Martin Luther King, Jr.   Henry's photos of that historic event, the first real birthday observance for Dr. King after his 1968 assassination, are now featured in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Dennis Matheson

On the Saturday morning, August 27 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talked with Dan Carroll about the 2016 Dragon Con event.  The event will run Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 2 through Monday, August 5 in Downtown Atlanta.  For the first time the  famous Dragon Con Parade will be televised live on the CW Network WUPA 69 at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3.  This year's star attendees are William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise; the stars of IZombie; and, familiar names from television, movies, music and comics.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is always proud to partner with Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company, presenting Smart People now through August 7 at Southwest Arts Center.   Four professionals are on the quest for love, achievement and identity in this romantic comedy by playwright Lydia Diamond.  Danielle Deadwyler stopped by the WCLK Studio to talk with Kiplyn Primus about Smart People during The Local Take.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from AMG Group, presenting ALIVE! 55 And Kickin', the new musical from Vy Higgiensen, creator of Mamma I Want To Sing . This event will be featured in one performance only at Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center on Saturday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Trey Anthony

'da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony is onstage at Atlanta's Horizon Theatre Company through August 28. This is a play about black women and their experiences with hair that speak to a much larger audience. Playwright Trey Anthony stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Kiplyn Primus about it on The Local Take.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to partner with Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta's Historic West End, which presents Forever Stars, a celebration and tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole, featuring Myrna Clayton.  Forever Stars takes place in the garden on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.    Admission to this event includes a gourmet dinner box.