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Dan Kennedy: THE WIRED CITY

Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Many of the print newspapers that we grew up with are declining or even going extinct. Where will we now get news and information that maintains the current high standards of print journalism? In some cities, new Internet news sites are springing up and are the “digital response to the collapse of the newspaper business.” Are they succeeding? Our guest tonight is DAN KENNEDY, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and working journalist for almost 40 years. His new book is THE WIRED CITY: REIMAGINING JOURNALISM AND CIVIC LIFE IN THE POST-NEWSPAPER AGE.

The Fitchburg Art Museum: STILL LIFE LIVES!

Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Inquiry welcomes back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She talks about the exciting new exhibition STILL LIFE LIVES! Which combines still life artworks from the museum’s collection with works from a number of contemporary artists. Also in the studio are two artists whose work is this exhibition.  TARA SELLIOS, an artist who uses large format photography to record fascinating still life works made of animal flesh and blood (see : http://www.tarasellios.com/.

Arts on the Green - “Fun With Keyboards” kickoff event!

The Arts on the Green series in the heart of Shrewsbury launches the 2013-2014 season with eleven outstanding performers of central Massachusetts presenting a wide range of music showcasing the Steinway piano and two pipe organs of the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury at 19 Church Rd, Shrewsbury, MA. The concert will include not only solo works for the different keyboard instruments, but also the keyboard instruments in varying combinations, as well as with other instruments, including clarinet, trumpet and voice.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:00

Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars featuring Dorado Schmitt Return!

The DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL carries on the legacy of legendary gypsy guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT, but with some new songs and new interpretations keeping it fresh, exciting, cutting-edge…but true to the HOT JAZZ, ROMANTIC, style which has exploded across the US.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 19:30
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 22:00

Hugh Aldersey-Williams & Matthew White

Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 9:00pm
Program: 

“Our body is a site of continual invention” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS. His new book ANATOMIES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY is a wonderful and surprising look at our bodies and it’s various parts, and what people through the centuries have thought about them.

Terence Blanchard with Miles & Gil: Still Ahead at Monterey Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend Miles Davis — steered their projects into a new era for jazz.

Their first album was Miles Ahead. This Monterey Jazz Festival concert is "Still Ahead," with music from the pair's second and third records, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.

Debo Band

Debo Band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye.

Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 22:00

"NUMBER #1"

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

THE MUSIC & THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL HIGHWAYMEN -- looking back at the half-century career of the 1960s folk group whose recording of "Michael" was the number one song in the world in 1961, and who performed their last concert together in 2008,  some 50 years after they first joined forces.

James Ingram

Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

R&B singer/songwriter James Ingram rose to prominence with the 1982 hit “Baby, Come To Me” (a duet with Patti Austin) and continued a string of successful partnerships with hit-makers including Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, and Barry White. He has been nominated for 14 Grammy awards, including a 1987 win for “Somewhere Out There.” This week Ingram shares the inspiration for his chart-topping collaborations.

Dave Green

Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:00pm
Program: 

British bassist Dave Green and I recorded this conversation at the 2012 I LOVE JAZZ FESTIVAL in Brazil and discussed his long career playing with everyone from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, to his band with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

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