Southwest Arts Center

September 12: Hammonds House Honors

Sep 5, 2019

Support for WCLK programming comes from The Hammonds House Museum, celebrating artistic excellence, culture and community by presenting Hammonds House Honors. This event recognizes artists, curators and arts practitioners who elevate black visual art. The event takes place on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm at the Southwest Arts Center. Ticket information is available at hammondshouse.org.

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by ASA Music Production, presenting a special event on Sunday, August 18 at the Southwest Arts Center at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is 7pm for an evening of classic Jazz featuring the 24 piece West Side Winds Jazz Orchestra conducted by Jody Mayfield. Featured artists include Myrna Clayton, Kim Cummings, Phillip Rogers, and Kevin Tucker performing the music of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole and more.

Freddie Cole called in to Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK during Midday Jazz to talk about his upcoming performance on Sunday afternoon at Southwest Arts Center in observance of the Centennial of the birth of his brother Nat King Cole. I've known Freddy Cole since the 1980s when I was at Washington DC Jazz Radio Station WDCU. Cole was close to Guitar Bill Harris, who I had befriended. When Harris fell ill, I helped produce a fundraiser and tribute show in his honor and Freddy appeared at the tribute.

Join jazz and soul vocalist Latrese Bush for the musical extravaganza Latrese Bush Live: Songs in the Key of My Life on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Arts Center.  It will feature the beloved singer/songwriter along with special guests Tony Tatum and many more. 

Latrese Bush's melodic vocal range has supported such big name acts as Tony and two time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday, Grammy Award winner Gloria Gaynor, Jazz Icon Phil Perry, R&B star Bobby Valentino and Pop Phenom Justin Bieber. 

Alliance Theatre Mellon Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage offers two one-act plays separated by 30 years but connected by the presence of Jenny Anderson. Jenny's longing to understand her mother in Hospice has become the center of her life in Pointing at the Moon. As the world changes around her, Jenny must decide what she knows for sure and find a way to pass it on. Hospice was first performed in 1983 and was honored with five AUDELCO awards for achievement Off Broadway.

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