Motown

Check out this week's new edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features my conversation with Canadian hip hop star OG Compass plus excerpts from recent AAFCA Roundtable Discussions with Stephen Satterfield, Karis Jagger and Fabienne Toback from the Netflix series High On the Hog and iconic hip hop star QuestLove from the documentary, Summer of Soul

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Marietta's New Theatre In The Square. Presenting Stepp Stewart's Motown Motor City Revue now through August 1. This production features an hour and forty minutes of the music of Motown, from all of the Motown legends, featuring local Atlanta talent. Live performances are back again at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square. More information and tickets are available at mariettatheatreinthesquare.net or call 770-426-4800.

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry.

It features my salute to "Black Music Month" with the Daughters of Legacy: Keisha Jackson, daughter of Millie Jackson; Heather Hayes, daughter of Isaac Hayes; Namphuyo Aisha Wright, daughter of Betty Wright; and Issa Pointer, daughter of Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters and Dennis Edwards of The Temptations.

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features my salute to Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Donnie and his classic album, THE COLORED SECTION.

The 2002 Motown release recieved critical-acclaim and was applauded for its timely messages about race, gender, spirituality, black male sexuality and freedom. It was praised by such musical icons Prince and Stevie Wonder and gospel diva Kim Burrell and was even featured in the 2002 hip-hop romance "Brown Sugar". 

Mark Mixx is back with his Street Jazz Cartel, and well the name of the group alone evokes  images of something from the roaring 20’s or your favorite gangster movie.  Morning Rize is the featured cut off of his release Cartel Drive(Isis Style Music) is gangster with its funky grooving Jazz texture. Mark, a Detroit native demonstrates he took advantage of growing up in the shadows of Motown,  the home of the Funk Brothers, the renowned band that backed many of the Motown greats.

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