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This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we're talking art and legacy with artist Steve Allen. Allen is part of a Multimillion-dollar HBCU Gifting Initiative to Demand Equity in the Business of Art. Allen was born in North Carolina. Although he didn't receive formal art training, his art is part of the founding and permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. He has served as the official artist for eight Olympic Games, including the 1996 Games held in Atlanta.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we’re talking Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. The program honors movers and shakers in the metro area. For the last thirty years, this organization and platform highlighted Black professionals in most major markets, including Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, and Washington, DC.  

Due to COVID19, this year’s event is closed to the general public, but the recognition and honor continue.

When you think of Jazz flute you may immediately think of Hubert Laws, Yusef Lateef and Bobbi Humphrey, who each made the flute popular within the Jazz world. Today the flute has three of Jazz’s hottest artists in Kim Scott, Ragan Whiteside and Athea Renee each scoring high on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. In fact, as of this writing, Ragan’s latest single which is still climbing the charts is her 7th straight Top 10. So can you imagine them together on one classic song?

Support for WCLK comes in part from The Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie Street Downtown, home of the Suite Jazz Series. Presenting for one night only Jackiem Joyner and The Suite Jazz Series Band on Thursday, September 16. Joyner performed with artists including George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, and Peter White, among others. Doors open at 6:30pm with showtime at 7:30pm.

Join Rushion McDonald live for Money Making Conversations on WCLK Tuesday at 6pm. This week Rushion is joined by renowned Networking Guru, Author and Entrepreneur George C. Fraser. He will provide practical tips on providing economic empowerment for the Black Community. Rushion will also be talking with Financial Educator and Wealth Coach Ash Cash. They'll take your calls and questions, live. That's Money Making Conversations with Rushion McDonald, information you can use, exclusively on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.