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Inroads is a national non-profit organization that supports corporate internships for students. They are launching a new program in support of high school STEAM students. STEAM takes the existing STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and incorporates an Arts component.

The Local Take On WCLK welcomes Janet Hill, manager for the Inroads College Links program. Ms. Hill is a successful corporate executive will lead this new program that will expose high school students to the "culture" of Corporate America. 

Avichai Ornoy On Jazz Tones

Dec 19, 2016

Sunday December 18 on Jazz Tones on WCLK I interviewed Avichai Ornoy, a flautist from Israel. His international journey in classical music included Assistant Principal Flute of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Zubin Mehta. He has made solo appearances at the Radio France Festival, Rolandseck and is a National Flute Association Prize Winner. Avichai has only been on the scene a few years and has established himself as one of Israel's leading jazz artists. He has  worked with Branford Marsalis, Eric Revis, Eli Degibri and others. He performs regularly in Europe  with world renowned contemporary  Klezmer band Kolsimcha. Avichai currently leads his own quartet  and performs music  influenced by ethnic Mediterranean styles,traditional hard bop jazz, and modern jazz.

Frank Stewart/Jazz At Lincoln Center

Ring in the holidays with Jazz Night In America from NPR on WCLK Sunday evening at 7pm after Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards. This week's program features all holiday music from the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, featuring special guests Audrey Shakir and Denzal Sinclaire. The JLCO will debut new arrangements of familiar songs sacred and secular, from Count Basie’s “Jingle Bells” to classics like “White Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride.” Wynton Marsalis will be your guide.

The Local Take - National Black Arts Festival 2017

Dec 17, 2016

This week on The Local Take I speak with Grace Stanislaus from the National Black Arts Festival. She shares with us that the festival which began as a 3-day outdoor event executed by Fulton County is about to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2017.

Ms. Stanislaus shares with us several on-going NBAF programs that involve shoring up the arts education being offered in our public schools. 

December 17: Mayor's Masked Ball In Support Of UNCF

Dec 15, 2016

I spoke with Justine Boyd and Warren Hawkins representing the United Negro College Fund.  

Ms. Boyd shares with us the mission of UNCF using their famous slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste."  She reminds us that research proves that education makes the biggest difference in your earning potential. She speaks to education changing not only the recipient, but the entire family. 

Saturday, December 17,  7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I'll talk with Carol Crumby and Ella Davis, dedicated community leaders with the South Dekalb Improvement Association. 

This non-profit organization was created for the purpose of serving as a voice for the citizens of unincorporated DeKalb County about topics that affect the quality of and are common to life across the region. The organization is broken down into sections and Ms. Davis and Crumby represent the Education Section.

Holiday Music On WCLK: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas

Dec 12, 2016
Okeh Records

Kurt Elling is one of the very best Jazz vocalists of his generation, and you've heard his songs on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK since he began recording for Blue Note 20 years ago. He has now released Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on Okeh Records. These songs lean heavily on spiritual favorites we can all remember from childhood.  You can hear cuts from Kurt Elling Sings Christmas throughout the day on WCLK between now the rest of the year in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Join me Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a special 'foodie' edition of The Local Take.   Among others, I'll talk with with Dr. Stephanie Evans, chair, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies and History at Clark Atlanta University.  We will talk about her take on soup.

Join me on Jazz Tones on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, December 11 at  3:00 PM.  I will feature the  music of Brian Lynch.  Brian Lynch grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Nicolet High School; and, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He apprenticed with Buddy Montgomery and Organist Melvin Rhyne.  He also worked with alto master Charles McPherson.   Lynch moved to New York in 1981 and recorded and performed with Kirchner's nonet.  He was also a member of Horace Silver"s Quintet ( 1982- 1985 ) and the  Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra  ( 1982 -!988 ).

Support for WCLK programming comes from the High Museum of Art, presenting Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. This exhibition features more than 50 works by Lockett, including paintings and sculptures made from salvaged materials. Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett is on view now through January 8. Exhibition and ticket information is available at high.org.

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