Of course, every month is Jazz Appreciation Month at WCLK. But April is officially dubbed so by the Smithsonian Institution.
Many of you will be receiving Jazz Appreciation Month posters as part of your pledge premiums during our recent drive. You can find out more about the Smithsonian's offical celebration by visiting their site here.
Thanks to all of our new and renewing members who made our Spring 2013 Membership Campaign a huge success. If your membership includes tickets to our 39th Anniversary Concert Wednesday featuring George Duke and Gerald Albright, you have two options with regards to getting your tickets.
WCLK is the Jazz AND public affairs of the city. We have been since 1974. Our current partnership with the Center for Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is designed to increase awareness of prostate cancer, which kills a disproportionate number of African American men.
Jazz 91.9 WCLKin partnership with the International Television Services will host the second in a series of beta field testings of OVEE, a new social screening platform for watching television starting April 1. OVEE is a digital engagement platform which allows Jazz 91.9 to better serve communities by administering live, online screenings of most public broadcasting programs while interacting with participants in real time.
Support The Jazz Of The City during our Spring Membership Campaign and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win our grand prize of a VIP package for two to the upcoming Seabreeze Jazz Festival. This package includes two tickets to the entire four day event, VIP parking pass and four night accomodations at the Seychelles Beach Resort.
Jay Edwards chatted with playwright and musician Jacqueline Clay Chester on Jazz Tones Saturday. Ms. Chester's play A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play, will be performed at the Southwest Arts Center March 15-17 at 8pm.
Chester's play suggests its plot in the title, with Malcom's ghost appearing in the White House and the conversation that ensues between these two transformative African American leaders.
The Tony Award-Winning Musical Fela! is in performance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre through March 6. This sight and sound spectacular tells the story of one of the most compelling figures in modern African music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Kuti, who essentially invented Afro-beat, blending jazz, funk, and African music stylings, attempted to live the live of a politically aware artist in the midst of military dictatorship in his native Nigeria. Fela! tells this amazing story through music and dance.