Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, known as "GiGi," died in a Sunday morning helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. They were among nine people on board, all of whom were killed in the crash.

The news of Bryant's death sent shock and sadness throughout the sports world and beyond. Stars from across the NBA, fans and friends poured their emotions into tributes on social media to honor one of the greatest players in basketball history.

The conventional wisdom about Voodoo, in a few big ways, is wrong. Released on Jan. 25, 2000, the second album by D'Angelo was hailed as a high point of the neo-soul era. The music video for the single "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" — featuring the singer crooning shirtless with perfect white teeth, perfect muscles, perfect cornrows — announced him as the moment's new sex symbol.

Tell us what Jazz song reminds you of your significant other and why in 75 words or less by Friday, February 7, 2020  at 5:00 p.m.

January 25: Kenny Barron Quintet At Spivey Hall

Jan 23, 2020

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK Programming comes from Spivey Hall, presenting Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron and his Quintet on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30pm. The evening will feature music from Kenny's Quintet's 2018 release Concentric Circles and other selections from his repetoire. Spivey Hall is located on the campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, just 10 minutes south of the perimeter off of I-75. More information is available at spiveyhall.org.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take, I talked with Dionne Lucas, Director, Marketing and Communications with the National Museum of African American Music.  The museum located in Nashville is set to open in Summer 2020.  

Ms. Lucas, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, shares that the museum is in the process of collecting memorabilia. Their team has been visiting living legends collecting items that will be on exhibition. 

Keith McKelley is a young artist on the move. Over the course of the last seven years he has accompanied, among others, Phillip Bailey, Logic, Usher, Tyrese, Marcus Johnson, Mark de Clive-Lowe and others, playing his soulful style of saxophone and aerophone. His latest release features Bob James, and is called Legend. You can hear it at various times on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK, including during Serenade To The City with David C. Linton, Monday-Fridays 10pm-Midnight.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Resources For Residents And Communities (RRC), presenting homebuyer education classes at 100 Flatshoals Avenue SE, Atlanta. The classes run from 9a-5p and feature information about down payment assistance, budgeting, credit, insurance, financing a home and other topics related to financial management and homeownership readiness. Lunch is provided and registration is required. More information is available at rrc-atl.org or call 404-525-4130

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I spoke with artist, actor and author Masud Olufani about his exhibition at the Hammonds House Translocation and Transfiguration.  

Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK celebrates the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday on Monday, January 20 with our traditional simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta's coverage of the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Live coverage will begin at 10:00am. We will also re-broadcast several of Dr. King's most famous speeches, including "I've Been To The Mountaintop" at the conclusion of the commemorative service coverage, "The Drum Major Instinct" at 6pm, and "I Have A Dream" at 10pm.

Check out today's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features Stephanie Heydt from the High Museum of Art, AAFCA's Ed Adams plus Tyler Perry and the ladies of the Netflix movie, A Fall from Grace: Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb and Phylicia Rashad. 

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Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I spoke with artist, actor and author Masud Olufani about his exhibition at the Hammonds House T ranslocation and Transfiguration . I ask Olufani to share with us the idea behind the two words. He spoke to Translocation being about the human journey, specifically the movement of people including African brought to the United States. He talks about the fact that humans are always moving. Olufani then speaks about Transfiguration having bibilical...

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Keith McKelley is a young artist on the move. Over the course of the last seven years he has accompanied, among others, Phillip Bailey, Logic, Usher, Tyrese, Marcus Johnson, Mark de Clive-Lowe and others, playing his soulful style of saxophone and aerophone. His latest release features Bob James, and is called Legend . You can hear it at various times on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK, including during Serenade To The City with David C. Linton, Monday-Fridays 10pm-Midnight. https://youtu.be...

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