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Stephen R Palumbi: The Extreme Life of the Sea Hot and Cold

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi. Tonight we talk about creatures that live in the hottest parts of the oceans and others that live in the coldest. These include Pompeii Worms, Rift Shrimp and Icefish. We also talk about how the animation Little Nemo could have been a lot weirder. 

Lyanda Lynn Haupt: Crow Planet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:00pm

Writer LYANDA LYNN HAUPT returns to Inquiry to talk about her book CROW PLANET: ESSENTIAL WISDOM FROM THE URBAN WILDERNESS. Crows are all around us even in cities and as Lyanda writes they are the single most often encountered native wild animals we are likely to see. And everyone has a crow story. Part of the reason is that crows are very intelligent and display elements of reasoning and even imagination. Crows also allow us to enter the world of wild nature that is right outside our door.

Jazzing in Cuba

Do you finally want an opportunity to visit Cuba after decades of limitations? Come to Cuba with WICN! We depart May 4, 2016 for a seven-day Getaway.

Special Trip

Karen Frisk Jazz

Karen Frisk is a jazz vocalist who has performed across the country with both local and world-renowned jazz artists. Frisk had studied with both Merrill Doucette at the Hartford Conservatory for jazz piano and jazz/pop vocals and performance with Roberta Peck-Vater, a music educator and Capitol Records recording artist.

Kent Hewitt, piano
Brian Torff, bass
Rich Tortorigi, drums

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:00

Not Without My Guitar – Attila Vural Live in Concert

The Swiss performer Vural has a long standing excellent reputation in the circle of renowned acoustic innovators. Not as filigree as his famous peer Andy McKee but with more courage for experimental art, he showcases an extravaganza of twelve new pieces from Atmo over Blues to Experimental and Ethno sounds all featured on his six, twelve or even fourteen string guitar! (Guitar Acoustic Magazine)

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 20:00

Mattabesett String Collective

Mattabesset is a 5-piece acoustic ensemble playing an eclectic mix of bluegrass, blues, folk, country and rock, all in a string band style. The band has played in various configurations around central Connecticut for over ten years.  Its present lineup includes Barry Chernoff (guitar), Marc Eisner (mandolin), Rebecca McCallum (fiddle), Chad Reddick (bass), and Gil Skillman (banjo, cuatro, and dobro).

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 20:00

Orice Jenkins Trio

Orice Jenkins – vocals, Dan Liparini – guitar, Tom Sullivan – bass

Orice Jenkins is a vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger from Hartford, CT. His music ranges from Lauryn Hill-like hip-hop anthems to powerful Beethoven-like piano pieces, and encompasses nearly everything in between. His newest project, “Around the Piano,” is actually not new at all; it’s a collection of songs that were put together in his early stages of musical development in 2008. The album will finally be released in 2014.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 20:00

Ricky Alfonso

Trumpeter Ricky Alfonso has been a mainstay on the East Coast jazz scene since the early 1970s. A product of the modern jazz movement with a unique trumpet style steeped in the blues with plenty of swing.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 20:00

Cricket Tell the Weather

Based in the New York-Connecticut area, Cricket Tell the Weather is an indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, and expands to include rock, pop, and chamber ensemble elements.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 20:00

Sissy Castrogiovanni & INTRA LU MUNNU

Pure fire on stage. Sissy Castrogiovanni's stunning energy comes as much from her home as it does her unique spirit. Born in Sicily (Italy) into a musical family, Sissy is firmly planted between the Mediterranean Sea and Volcano Etna in an island with a long history of foreign domination, from the Greeks to the Romans, from the Arabs to the Spanish, from the African to the Normans.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/10/2014 - 20:00


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