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This week The Local Take speaks with Stepp Stewart about his upcoming holiday play and the Georgia Independent Playwright Coalition. 

Stepp Stewart has been bringing his brand of Broadway to Atlanta for five years. A Soulful Christmas, a holiday family favorite and staple of the holiday season returns to the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center with performances from December 1-4.

WCLK congratulates Winifred Watts Hemphill—among the newest inductees into the Atlanta Business League Hall of Fame. A graduate of Howard University Law School, this great grand-daughter of a former Georgia slave is president of South-View Cemetery. The cemetery was developed on a 25 acre property her grandfather and four other freedmen purchased in 1886. This historic cemetery now sits on 100 acres and is the final resting place for Rev.

Legendary Vocalist, Patti Austin called in to the SOUL of Jazz and I have to say, it was one of the most refreshing interviews I've done in my 21 years in radio.  She was so humble, funny and graceful.   Atlanta, you got to see her live on 11/17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre along with Spyro Gyra at the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Benefit Concert. It's like seeing one of your favorite stand-up comedians, who also just so happens to sing. Think Eddie Murphy in reverse.

The Local Take speaks with Harold Franklin the regional vice chair of The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law about their national program Election Protection

Mr. Franklin shares with  listeners what they should do if they are challenged at the polls. He explains the steps for using a provisional ballot and how to get a ride to the polls

Jazz 91.9 WCLK has been playing Lindsey Webster's music as long as she's been putting records out. When she plays in Atlanta she always stops by the station to catch up. The Woodstock, New York native is a singer and lyricist whose style has been compared to Sade, Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery and Carole King, among others. Back To Your Heart, her debut record on Shanachie, was funded by close to 200 people  via Kickstarter. Good work, Lindsey. We knew you when.

The Local Take speaks with Daryl Foster, dance and choreographer who created a project to capture the voices of young men of color regarding their thoughts on voting. 

Daryl shares why he thought it was important to capture these voices and explains how Citizen Lift came about. We discuss the participants Xavier Durman, Charles Guyton, Cory Hartzol, Nicolas Almonar and Jay Battle and their thoughts on voting.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK Programming comes from Arts At Tech, presenting Jazz Pianist Hiromi on November 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ferst Center For The Arts. This Contemporary Jazz concert features Anthony Jackson on bass and the legendary Simon Phillips on drums.  Jay Edwards, host of Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK will emcee the show.  Ticket information is available at 404-894-9600 or by clicking here.

Sweet Auburn Seafood

Nov 4, 2016

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Sweet Auburn Seafood, located at 171 Auburn Avenue at Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive in Downtown Atlanta.   Sweet Auburn Seafood features:  lunch weekdays from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; live music Wednesday through Sunday evenings; and, brunch is served 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.   Featured tapas and bar offerings begin at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Sweet Auburn Seafood is available for your holiday party.

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It is with immense sadness that we, the Jazz 91.9 WCLK family, send our condolences to the family of legendary Jazz Bassist, Bob Cranshaw.   He passed away November 2, 2016.   I was extremely blessed to be able to speak to the man on the air about his life and legacy. His work with legends like Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins and so many more, simply can't be ignored by anyone who claims to be a fan of this music.

Join Rivablue, host, Midday Jazz and Mark Angel, host, Saturday Afternoon Jazz and Jazz 91.9 WCLK in the Atrium of the Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the second annual Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson on Wednesday, November 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  This is an amazing opportunity to sample food, desserts and beverages from some of the vast array of dining establishments located inside the world’s busiest airport.

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