One of Atlanta's great family holiday traditions is the Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker, in performance this week November 20-23 at the Robert Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech. This trek down Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue includes ballet, tap, and other dance pieces and also reggae dolls spinning and black Russians leaping, all led by Brown Sugar.
Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Waverly T. Lucas II joined Rivablue on the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK to talk about it:
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.
Rivablue, host of The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK, interviewed Dr. Maya Angelou on air in February, in advance of one of Dr. Angelou's final public appearances. She shares her thoughts on what is a difficult day for her and for many of us around the world who have been inspired by Angelou:
As I received the news of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing I struggled to hold back the tears. I was going on the air in less than 3 minutes.
Hillgrove High School students participated in Jazz in the Classroom yesterday featuring jazz vocalist Janis Siegel. The two-hour program chronicles Jazz history and its significance to pop, R&B and hip-hop music. The assembly was presented on behalf of Cobb Energy Centre’s Foundation ArtsBridge program and Atlanta’s jazz station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK.
You can join Nicole Sweeney and Justin Chesarek for this month's edition of Friday Jazz At The High Museum. Chesarek will be joined by a hot trio for the perfect way for you to avoid the traffic jam. Catch the Dutch masterpiece paintings of the "Girl With A Pearl Earring" exhibit and fill your head with straight ahead Jazz At The High.
For more information about Friday Jazz At The High click here.
Jazz Vocalist Nikki Yanofsky called in to The Midday Jazz Swing to talk about her career and her performance Thursday night May 23 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre as a part of An Evening With Quincy Jones and Friends, a benefit for the American Cancer Society celebrating their 100th birthday.
WCLK will be there live Tuesday May 7 during the Midday Jazz Swing as the Atlanta Business League(ABL) celebrates their 35th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon honoring Renee Lewis Glover, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority.
The event will start at 11:30am at the Hyatt Regency Downtown-Atlanta.
Each year the ABL recognizes chief executive officers for outstanding participation in minority vendor development and community activities. This year’s “Ceo of the Year” is Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Renee Lewis Glover
In your car, home or office - tune into Midday Jazz Swing with Nicole Sweeney, weekdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM for an eclectic mix of mainstream jazz fused with familiar tunes, standards, vocals and Atlanta based Jazz artists. That's The Midday Jazz Swing with Nicole Sweeney, weekdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.