Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is a beacon of art and African American Culture and also a friend of WCLK.  Their latest production of Dominique Morriseau's Detroit '67 runs through March 8 at the Southwest Arts Center and is a story about life and growing up in the middle of Motown and the riots of 1967.

Actors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Enoch King stopped by the station to talk with Jamal Ahmad about this play, which asks some hard questions about what we learned from the 1960s and where we're headed.

Diane Krall's latest release Wallflower brings together smooth jazz, strings, her languid, liquid vocals, and the pop songs of her youth in a record that is both homage and musical catnip to female vocalist devotees.  WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing cuts off of Wallflower at various times, but especially after dark during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays 10p until 2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.

JaQuitta Williams returns with the February edition of Your Health Connection on Wednesday, February 18 at 6pm for an hour of live, vital talk radio on the subject of financially coping with cancer.  Fighting cancer happens on many fronts, emotional, physical, and in a for-profit healthcare system, financial struggles as well.

Fahamu Pecou Talks Life, Art, New High Exhibit

Feb 12, 2015

Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum.  He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture.  You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.

For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.

Become A WCLK Volunteer Today, Keep Jazz Alive

Feb 11, 2015

WCLK listeners, would you like to help make a difference and have fun doing it?  We’ve got the perfect opportunity.  Become a Jazz 91.9 WCLK Volunteer during our “Power Of One” Spring Membership Campaign March 18 through March 29.

Not only will you get to schmooze with our staff and on-air personalities, you can never tell what celebrity or special guest will stop by to say hello.

Bill Frisell's Guitar In The Space Age On WCLK

Feb 11, 2015

Baltimore-born Bill Frisell has been a jazz leader since the 1980s, melding various tones and styles with a willingness to explore the boundaries of the amplified guitar.   Atlanta fans have followed him avidly since that time.  His latest release on Okeh is called Guitar In The Space Age, and features his takes on rock-era classics like Pipeline, Tired of Waiting For You, and Telstar.  WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10a-2p, so watch out for that whammy bar.

Bills pending in the current Georgia Legislature include several impacting sex trafficking, stalking, harassment and domestic violence.  Georgia law covering these issues is woefully out of date in ways that cost lives annually.  Is there bi-partisan support to change this session? 

Allan Harris Is Back with Black Bar Jukebox

Feb 4, 2015

Allan Harris is back with a new record that features some of his very favorite songs, everything from My Funny Valentine to Take Me To The Pilot to John Mayer's Daughters and a whole lot in between.  WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is giving this one some spins, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri nights 10p-2a.

You can purchase Black Bar Jukebox via Amazon at the link below and part of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK.  Thank you.

The Call To True Beauty returned for February on Wednesday February 4 at 6pm as we celebrated Valentine's Day a little early by talking about how to practice healthy dating. Do you know the difference between dating and courting?  What expectations do you have when you go on a date, versus your date's expectations?

Call To True Beauty Host Daphne Walker was joined by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Lincensed Psychologist and Director of the Counseling Center at Clark Atlanta University.  They talked about it and took your calls.

Black History Month Celebrated On WCLK

Jan 30, 2015

Throughout February you can count on WCLK to bring you some of the very best programming depicting the African American journey in America.  Black History Month Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.

Each day on WCLK you will hear short vignettes about African Americans who have contributed significantly to the fabric of our society and world.

Featured vignettes for the last week of February are as follows:

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Jazz 91.9 WCLK 44th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert Featuring Bobby McFerrin

Support WCLK At This Special Performance November 30 At Atlanta Symphony Hall

New Music On WCLK

Jazz Tones Insights: Kevin Bales, Beyond The Neighborhood

Jazz Tones is your home for the latest and the greatest in straight ahead Jazz and African and Brazilian rhythms. Listen each Sunday afternoon from 3pm-7pm on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. Pianist Kevin Bales recently joined me on Jazz Tones. He is a pianist, teacher and composer. Kevin has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Louie Bellson, James Moody, Eddie Daniels, Marcus Printup and many others. He toured and recorded with vocalist René Marie for ten years. Kevin has performed at The...

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The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take Talks Midterms With Dr. Maurice Hobson

Join me Saturday morning at 8am on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK for community engagement on The Local Take as I talk with Dr. Maurice Hobson, professor of African-American studies at Georgia State University and author of The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta.

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