The Local Take on WCLK

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.

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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.

Project Q Atlanta

The deadline to register to vote in the November election, including the presidential vote, is Tuesday, October 11. On The Local Take we are featuring various voter registration efforts between now and the registration deadline.  Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 a.m., I'll speak with Jerry Gonzalez, executive director, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO ).

Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, I speak with the newly appointed Rainbow PUSH Executive Director for the Southern Region, Calvin Vismale. 

Vismale, a graduate of Morehouse College, shares with us his family background and the history of Rainbow PUSH, the beginning of which was created in 1971 by Rev. Jessie Jackson.  Vismale has a finance background and previously worked with Merrill Lynch and Lehman Bros.  He shares his thoughts on why this makes him an excellent person to lead the organization at this time.

Atlanta Braves Looking For Community Heroes

Jul 11, 2016
Atlanta Braves

I spoke with Atlanta Braves  Director of Community Affairs, Ericka Newsome about their upcoming  joint promotion with Fox Sports South to honor community heroes. Between now and July 22,  you are encouraged to nominate a community hero to be honored by the Braves.

July 16: Sisters By Choice Pink Ribbon 5k

Jul 7, 2016

Sisters By Choice is an Atlanta, GA grass roots organization designed to help women in the community take control of their health relative to breast cancer. On The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m.,  I'll talk with Dr. Yara Robertson of Sisters By Choice.  She shares with us information about how the organization started as a support group for young cancer survivors and then became so much more. 

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