The National Black Arts Festival Proudly Presents The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Music Director Wynton Marsalis on Friday, July 25, 8:00PM, at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Symphony Hall. Marsalis dialed up Rivablue, host of The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK, to talk about it.
If you would like to attand the July 25 NBAF event at Woodruff Arts Center, click here for information.
Rivablue joins forces with Tyra Atkins, Steve Moore and Mimi Johnson to pay tribute to the immortal Billie Holiday in a special dramatic musical performance Wednesday July 9 at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs. This tribute will include a dramatization of an evening in the life of Billie Holiday, and will feature a number of her classics, including Strange Fruit, Love For Sale, Don't Explain, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Them There Eyes, Good Morning, and God Bless The Child.
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.
Maya Angelou is the honored guest and keynote speaker for the Women 2 Women Conference: Intergenerational Lessons and Legacies. The conference takes place March 1 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Dr. Angelou took the time to chat with Rivablue recently. You can listen to that interview on demand below.
This day-long conference will convene women from across generations; empower attendees to transform their lives, and be a catalyst for change in the home, community and workplace.