For close to two decades we've been supporting the music of Anthony David on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. His rootsy, acoustic soul & R&B sound has captivated the hearts and ears of our listeners and even those of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. He's back with a new record coming out September 21 on Shanachie Entertainment entitled Hello Like Before: The Songs Of Bill Withers and it's a return to his down home musical roots. I had the opportunity to sit with him recently and talk in great detail about this project.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Toni Henson founder and executive director of The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.  The Festival is scheduled from October 3 - 6 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center.   Toni shares with us how she came to establish the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, her love of theatre and how the festival continues to grow. When asked which is the not to be missed production, Toni explains that "you should pick a day, not a play."

Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You

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Steve Turre is one of the most prolific Jazz musicians going, with over 20 albums as a bandleader, with countless other performances on recordings, television and film going back to the early 1970s. Turre has brought his trombone to sessions for nearly everybody in Jazz. He has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band for over 30 years.

September 23: Chris Standring At St. James Live

Sep 19, 2018

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from St. James Live, 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta(30331). St. James Live Presents Smooth Sundays with Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring on Sunday, September 23. WCLK listeners are very familiar with Standring's guitar style, filled with heavy 1970's-style musical nuances and dream-like ambience. Standring has recorded with Bebe & Cece Winans and toured with Rick Braun. Doors open at 6pm and showtime is at 7pm.

Saturday, September 15 on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Carter Womack about the upcoming Who's Who In Black Atlanta Networking Reception and Awards and Unveiling Ceremony taking place on September 2 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. 

This networking event encompasses African Americans from all walks of life and in all professions. 

Carter Womack shares what networking really is and why it matters. He also speaks to why representation is important and how this annual event celebrates achievement and excellence that many overlook. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Suite Food Lounge at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta.  The Suite Jazz Series presents Hammond B-3 Master Ike Stubblefield for one night only Thursday, September 20.  Doors open 6:30 p.m., dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.  Stubblefield has backed musicians from The Four Tops to CeeLo in an amazing career stretching over 50 years, collaborating with many artists from his Atlanta Studio base. More information including tickets is available at 404-577-2500 or click 

Georgia will continue using its touchscreen voting machines ahead of the midterms despite security concerns about the technology, a U.S. District Court judge ordered late Monday.

But Judge Amy Totenberg rebuked Georgia and state election officials over their handling of election security.

Georgia is one of 14 states using machines that lack a paper trail that voters can verify for themselves.

Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary QUINCY. The film chronicles the life and career of entertainment icon – Quincy Jones.

 

Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones’ inimitable gift to discover the biggest talents of the past half century is unprecedented. He has shaped the pop culture landscape for 70 years, mentoring and cultivating the careers of young talents, from Lesley Gore and Michael Jackson to Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

Support for WCLK programming comes from The Atlanta Business League, presenting their 34th Annual Super Tuesday Conference happening Tuesday October 2 from 8am until 4pm at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis Hotel Downtown. The conference features informative, interactive self-help business enhancement workshops, the Annual  Women of Vision Breakfast and the Super Tuesday Awards Luncheon, recognizing African American women entrepreneurs and professionals. This year's conference theme is One Great Day: The Power of The Woman.

The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is commorating its 30th Anniversary with a number of special curated events for art, theatre and music lovers. Check out the month-long celebratory events below:

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Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You

Steve Turre is one of the most prolific Jazz musicians going, with over 20 albums as a bandleader, with countless other performances on recordings, television and film going back to the early 1970s. Turre has brought his trombone to sessions for nearly everybody in Jazz. He has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band for over 30 years. On his latest release The Very Thought Of You(Smoke Sessions Records) he covers the Great American Songbook, Charlie Parker, plays original songs and...

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Local Take Profiles New Hope AME Church

This week on The Local Take I speak with Pastor David Richards of New Hope AME Church in Buckhead. The church will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019 and they are kicking off the festivities on Saturday, September 15th with a concert open to the public called Jazz On The Green. Pastor Richards explains how the church came to be in 1872 when James H. Smith, a white Buckhead farmer, willed three acres of his property for use as a church and school for newly freed "colored persons."...

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