This week on The Local Take I speak with Anisa Palmer founder of I Will Survive an organization created when her mother passed from breast cancer at the age of 38.  Ms. Palmer a veteran of the Iraq war, returned home and began assisting breast cancer patients with services that weren't being provided on a large scale.

Food, clothing, transportation and sometimes even rent maybe needed by women in our community fighting breast cancer.  Ms. Palmer wanted to make those burdens easier so that the focus could be on health.  

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the West Georgia Jazz Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 4pm at the Mill Ampitheatre in charming Downtown Villa Rica. Violinist Ken Ford will be the featured artist, with appearances scheduled for DynaGroove and Canelita Sabrosa. The West Georgia Jazz Festival features food and drink as well as other vendors on site. Jazz 91.9 WCLK's S.O.U.L. of Jazz Host Jamal Ahmad will be hosting this event.

This week on The Local Take I speak with marriage coaches Martez and Woodrina Layton about their work with Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe and the creation of Married4Life Walk

The marriage coaches explain that their marriage was in trouble and the tool they used to get back on track was an evening walk, holding hands. 

Join Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK for Jazz At The Movies and the Atlanta premiere of Bolden. Inspired by the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans, the film re-imagines the compelling, powerful and tragic life of an unsung American hero and the social context in which his revolutionary music was conceived. WCLK's Debb Moore will host this special screening on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00pm at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

Jazz Tones Insights - Etienne Charles

Apr 21, 2019

Join me Sunday on WCLK's Jazz Tones from 3pm-7pm.  My special guest will be Etienne Charles--Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at  Michigan State University, recording artist, and arranger. Etienne is a young Trinidadian who is an amazing trumpet, steel drum, and cuatro player. He graduated from Jazz programs at Florida State University and Juillard. Carnival The Sound of A People Vol 1 is his new release on Culture Shock Music.

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Today's UPFRONT show features my interviews with actors Chae Stephens and Reno Wilson along with playwright Joel King and actress/associate director Ptosha Storey. 

Chae Stephen is starring in the upcoming musical Pride & Joy about the life and love of R&B legend Marvin Gaye. The show opens at the Fox Theatre in June and follows his career at Motown as well as his relationship with Berry Gordy's sister Anna Gordy. Stephen will be playing the "older" Marvin in the show and talked to UPFRONT about Gaye's influence on his career and more. 

Marietta's New Theatre in the Square presents the theatrical production Real Life: An Original Hip Hopera now through May 5.  The  two-act production is being described as "Rent meets In the Heights" and explores the attitudes of urban living. 

Aretha Franklin's greatest album did not include her R&B, soul and pop music hits. It was her live gospel album, Amazing Grace that sold the most copies and still remains to be her most successful recording to date.

 

The life and love of Motown legend Marvin Gaye is coming to the Fox Theatre stage this June in a new theatrical production titled Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical. It plays June 6-9 and features actors Jarran Muse and Atlanta's own Chae Stephen. 

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I talk with Debbie Thomas and Greg Palmer from Toastmasters.  Toastmasters is an international non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills.  The Toastmasters District 14 conference for the state of Georgia is being held April 26-27, and WCLK’s own Morris Baxter will keynote their opening session. 

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Join me Sunday on WCLK's Jazz Tones from 3pm-7pm. My special guest will be Etienne Charles--Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, recording artist, and arranger. Etienne is a young Trinidadian who is an amazing trumpet, steel drum, and cuatro player. He graduated from Jazz programs at Florida State University and Juillard. Carnival The Sound of A People Vol 1 is his new release on Culture Shock Music.

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