Today's UPFRONT show was fit for a Queen! It features a salute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died this week at the age of 76. Singers Avery*Sunshine, Keisha Jackson, Trina Broussard and WCLK's own RivaBlue talk about the impact of Franklin's music and her enduring legacy. 

I also have one-on-one interviews with Mile 22 star and Atlanta-based actor Keith Arthur Bolden and Mahisha Dellinger, the star of OWN's new series Minding Your Business with Mahisha.

Check out the trailer for MILE 22 starring Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich and ATL's own Keith Arthur Bolden. It opens in theaters this weekend.

CIA operative James Silva leads a small but lethal paramilitary team on an urgent and dangerous mission. They must transport a foreign intelligence asset from an American embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for extraction -- a distance of 22 miles. Silva and the soldiers soon find themselves in a race against time as the city's military, police and street gangs close in to reclaim the asset.

Check out the new trailer for Green Book starring Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali and Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen. 

Watch the hilariously funny trailer for What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Erykah Badu and more.

Programming on  WCLK is made possible in part by the City of Norcross, presenting Jazz In The Alley on Saturday, August 18 from 7:30pm-9:30pm in Betty Mauldin Park, 65 Lawrenceville Street in Downtown Historic Norcross. Appearing live on stage Producer-Lyricist-Vocalist Remey Williams, who has worked with various artists including Jill Scott. Also appearing is Jazz Vocalist Greg Robbins. Limited seating and tables are available. Lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcomed. Food and beverages are available from local restaurants.

Programming on WCLK is made possible by St. James Live, 3220 Butner Road in Atlanta, home of Smooth Sundays. This Sunday, August 19 for one performance only St. James Live presents Keyboardist Oli Silk. Silk has performed with Gerald Albright, Boney James and Dave Koz. He has composed music for Oprah and MTV. Doors open 6pm, with showtime at 7pm. Ticket information is available at stjamesliveatl.com

Student Services and Campus Life at CAU (Audio)

Aug 16, 2018

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is excited to welcome new and returning students to the campus for the start of the Fall 2018 semester.   CAU provides high quality resources and creates superior educational experiences for students, staff and faculty.  Dr. Michael J. Marshall, Ed.D., Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services and Interim Dean, Student Services and Campus Life at CAU, talks with Morris Baxter, Host of Morning Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, about how the university is equipped for student centered servicing.  

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from the 2018 Gulf Coast Summer Fest taking place Saturday, September 1 at Pensacola Community Maritime Park.  Enjoy the Gulf waters and ocean breezes as you enjoy a great day of live music including:  Boney James, Host Nick Colionne, Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp, Brian Simpson, Jay Rowe, Julian Vaughn, Paul Jackson, Jr., Oli Silk and Earnest Walker, Jr. 

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK programming comes from our friends at The Suite Food Lounge. The Suite Jazz Series presents for one night only Thursday, August 16, Saxophonist Marcus Anderson with the Suite Jazz Band.   Anderson has 10 studio albums and has played with the likes of Prince and the New Power Generation, CeeLo Green and Stevie Wonder.   Doors open for this event at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m.   

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