Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with Dr. James Lillard, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Immunology at the Morehouse School of Medicine.  The Morehouse School of Medicine is the only HBCU participating in the American Association of Cancer Research 2020 By 2020 Program To Cure Cancer.  

Check out a recent edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry featuring actor Aldis Hodge, filmmaker Sophie Huber, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and the cast of FX's Snowfall - Isaiah John and Amin Joseph. 

Aldis Hodge has teamed up with Kevin Bacon for a hot new drama on Showtime titled City on a Hill. He also chats with me about starring in The Brian Banks Story, Underground and more. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Marietta's Theatre In The Square. Now through Sunday you can take in August Wilson's play Gem of the Ocean. This play is the first installment of his decade by decade 10 play chronicle The Pittsburgh Cycle, dramatizing the African American experience in the 20th Century. The play is set in 1904 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazzette * July Issue

Jul 17, 2019

Click here to read the Jazz 91.9 WCLK July Jazzette.  Inside this issue:  A BIG Thank You  +  *Swings* +  WCLK Supports Hosea Helps No Summer Hunger  + Shop Amazon. Support WCLK +  Live Music and Events  +   Jazz Profile and CD Poll Winners  +  more…   Enjoy!

New Music: Allen Carman Project-Carisma

Jul 17, 2019

Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is featuring Carisma by The Allen Carman Project, which is a contemporary Jazz echo of classic Brazilian Bossa Nova from what can truly be considered a supergroup of musicians. Bass Player Carman has enlisted keyboardist Phillippe Saisse, Al Dimeola percussionist Gumbi Ortiz and drummer Luis Alicea, Andy Snitzer on saxophone, Guitarist Marc Antoine, Rick Braun on trumpet and none other than Nile Rodgers on guitar. They all come together on Carman's self-released record Carmanology.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Deborah Scott, the Executive Director for Georgia Stand-Up. This non-partisan organization is a "Think and Act Tank for Working Communites;" they promote civic engagement and leadership. Ms. Scott speaks directly to the upcoming 2020 Census and what it means for our communities.  

July 17: Karla Harris At City Winery

Jul 15, 2019

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Go By Kar, presenting Karla Harris live in concert on Wednesday, July 17 at 8pm at City Winery. Karla Harris has performed at Jazz festivals in Sarasota, Portland, St. Petersburg and others. She will be singing selections from her latest release Certain Elements, including Cherish, which you can hear on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK. More information and tickets are available at citywinery.com or at 404-946-3791.

Support for programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK comes in part from J D Entertainment, presenting The Gentlemen of Soul Show featuring Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, and Howard Hewitt on Saturday, July 20 at the Mablehouse Barnes Ampitheatre. Gates open at 6pm with showtime at 7pm. Drinks and lawn chairs are allowed. The evening will be hosted by MC Lightfoot.
Ticket information is available at 800-745-3000 or click here.

TV One

Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features my interview with rising actress Chyna Layne. She will be appearing in TV One's original movie In Broad Daylight. It airs tomorrow night at 8 p.m. and is part of the network's month long series - Love, Lies and Murder.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with Yvette Cantrell from Bridgebuilders about their upcoming conference on Preparing for Caregiving, taking place on Saturday, July 20 from 9am until 2pm at the Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College. 

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Midwestern Guitarist Art Ruprecht is a Berklee-trained musician whose initial fascination with bluegrass music makes him one of the few artists heard on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK who cites both Ricky Skaggs and George Benson as influences. His new release on his own label is called Cast Your Care . You can hear his song Walk The Talk on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a chilled out serving of Smooth Jazz guitar certainly more like Benson. https://youtu.be/ggSsWNEpG3I

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Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with Mason Wright, Founder and CEO of Mason Enterprises , which runs Mason's Super Dogs, a craft hot-dog cart with specializes in tasty toppings which is a recent winner of the PETA Foundation Top 10 Vegan Hot Dogs in America . Mason shares that he was cutting grass, walking dogs and performing other errands to earn money for science kits. After visiting New York City and waiting in line for an "ok" hotdog, he knew he could do better...

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