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Nancy Andrews: artist and film maker

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. Nancy talks about her various film techniques, about writing and performing the film score and her cinema influences. Her films are haunting, surreal and very beautiful. Tune in and listen about this film and her work on a new feature length film.

Beat Hotel’s 1st Annual Thanksgiving Celebration!

Join us at Beat Hotel for our 1st annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 from 11am to 10pm (Dinner until 8pm)!

We will be hosting exquisite live performances from Frank Drake, Forrest O'Conner & Bobby Keyes all day long and putting a Beat Hotel twist on the traditional Thanksgiving menu.

Bring the whole family for food, libations and live music this Thanksgiving at Beat Hotel!

Frank Drake Trio 11am-2pm
Forrest O'Conner 2:30pm-5:30pm

No Cover



Event Date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:00 to 22:00

Lincoln Paine: The Sea and Civization

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:30am

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is maritime historian LINCOLN PAINE who has written a stunning new monumental book titled THE SEA AND CIVILIZATON: A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
Tune in and learn about how the peoples of Oceania navigated out-riggers and double canoes across the wide Pacific thousands of years ago.

The Rolling Stones Project

Featuring Rolling Stones world touring band members Tim Ries, Bernard Fowler and Darryl Jones. Groove to jazz, blues, rock and world versions of classic Stones songs. 

The Rolling Stones may be on break from touring, but their sidemen Tim Reis and Bernard Fowler are using the time off to perform blues, jazz, and world music arrangements of the Stones’ classic songs at Beat Hôtel.

No cover. Reservations suggested for dinner or join us at the bar.


No cover. Reservations suggested for dinner or join us at the bar. 

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 21:00
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 21:00

Scott Yanow: The Great Jazz Guitarists

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:30am

Tonight Inquiry welcomes SCOTT YANOW. Scott has been writing about jazz since 1975. He has written pieces for all the major jazz publications, has penned 750 sets of liner notes and reviewed more jazz CDs than anyone in history. So you can imagine what his new book THE GREAT JAZZ GUITARISTS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE is like. Tune in and find out.

Ethan Murrow: Flotilla

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:30am

Visual artist ETHAN MURROW stops by Inquiry tonight. His monumental drawing installation titled FLOTILLA is currently on view as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. ( ). Ethan talks about that work, his solo show in Paris and the importance of collaborations. To see more of his work, go to:

A Thanksgiving Treat: Soul Food Songs

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker for a tasty salute to Thanksgiving with a plate full ‘o” soul food songs. You can do the “Funky Chicken” with Rufus Thomas while you hunker down with some “Green Onions” with Booker T & the MGs. For the main course, it’s a “Jive Turkey” with the Ohio Players and some “Cornbread” with the Blackbyrds. Have some coffee from “The Sexy Coffee Pot” with Tony Alvon & the Belairs and join the Dynamics for “The Ice Cream Song.” The menu’s just right for some soul food on this week’s Thanksgiving edition of The Soul Serenade at 7pm!!


Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Old and new.

Maceo Parker: Funky Stuff

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Funk's living legend Maceo Parker brings red-blooded soul to the Allen Room.  He's played alongside James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince - but on his own, he's a force to be reckoned with. Maceo Parker's compositions burst with energy as he leads "the Tightest Little Funk Orchestra On Earth" through a set including Off The Hook, Georgia on My Mind, and Make It Funky.  Wendell Pierce Hosts.

Francis Cape and Zachariah Combs

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 9:00pm



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