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Community Engagement
3:11 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Jazz 91.9 celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with special social screenings featuring music greats

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in 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.

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Arts
10:47 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Kirk Franklin Appears As Musical Co-Host On The American Bible Challenge

Kirk Franklin

WCLK Joy In The Morning Listeners take note--Support for WCLK programming comes from The American Bible Challenge - returning for its second season March 21 at 9pm eastern on the Game Show Network(GSN). The show pits teams who are playing for charity against one another and includes an entertaining mix of pop culture and questions from the Bible.

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Jazz
1:18 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Become A WCLK Member Today And You're In The Running For A VIP Experience At Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Boney James

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.

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Jazz
2:34 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Joe Gransden and Nicole Sweeney = Friday Jazz @ The High Museum

Friend of WCLK Joe Gransden and a combo of friends will appear at Friday Jazz At The High Museum this Friday, March 15.

Nicole Sweeney from The Midday Jazz Swing will be your emcee for a Friday late-afternoon/early evening wind down, beginning at 5:00pm.

Admission is free to High Members and admission to the Museum will get you in for Friday Jazz.

Joe stopped by this afternoon to chat with Nicole about Friday Jazz At The High Museum.

Joe Gransden--

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Arts
2:01 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play

Jay Edwards Hosts Jazz Tones On WCLK Saturdays 2-6p

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.

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Arts
3:05 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Cast of Fela! Stops By The Midday Jazz Swing With Nicole Sweeney

L-R Melanie Marshall, Adesola Osakalumi, Nicole Sweeney, Gelan Lambert
Credit Ray Cornelius

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.

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Community Engagement
11:47 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Women's History Month On WCLK

March is Women's History Month, and WCLK will acknowledge this with a series of vignettes about incredible women throughout the modern era.

These vignettes are made possible by The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, supporting strong women and supporting WCLK.  The vignettes are hosted by Tavis Smiley.

For more information about The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, click here.

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Jazz
10:50 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Nnenna Freelon Is Lena Horne @ Ferst Center, Talks With Jay Edwards On Jazz Tones

Nnenna Freelon

Captivating jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon celebrates Lena Horne in an evening of song and story set against the backdrop of Lena Horne’s 92-year life and legacy. The recipient of numerous international honors, Freelon has earned a global fan base for her performances and recordings.  Freelon is at the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech Saturday night, February 23 at 8pm.

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Jazz
11:06 am
Sat February 16, 2013

George Duke Checked In With Jamal Ahmad On The S.O.U.L Of Jazz

George Duke and Gerald Albright will be in ATL at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on April 3 for WCLK's 39th Anniversary Benefit Concert.  Duke himself called in this week to catch up with Jamal Ahmad during The S.O.U.L. of Jazz.  It was a meeting of like minds, as the conversation covered a whole lot of funk, among other things.

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Community Engagement
7:49 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Fulton Focus Features Discussions About New Ad Valorem Rules, Youth Enrichment, And Heart Health

Fulton Focus is WCLK's Monthly look at events and initiatives of our home county, and is a public affairs partnership between WCLK and Fulton County Government.  It airs each third Saturday morning at 7:30am, just before Tavis.

This month's program includes Tax Commissioner Dr. Arthur Ferdinand with a discussion about new Ad Valorem Tax rules, which will effect everyone purchasing a car statewide. 

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