E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, former President of the City Court of Tehran, and a Professor of Law at the University of Tehran “True Islam: Human Rights, Faith, and Women”
For the 11th consecutive year KIOS will air highlights of the Detroit Jazz Festival prior to Labor Day Weekend. Highlights of the 2012 gathering will air on the afternoons of Thursday August 29th and Friday August 30th at 2:00PM. The programs are hosted by Ed Love of WDET and Linda Yohn of WEMU.
The artist lineup includes Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Poncho Sanchez, Fred Hersch, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many more!
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Alpha Sigma Nu Annual Lecture – Betsy Fischer Martin, Senior Executive Producer of NBC’s Meet the Press, and Managing Editor for NBC News’ Political Programming “Meeting the Press: Headlines and History from the Longest Running Television Program”
CENTER FOR FAITH STUDIES LECTURE – Douglas Blackmon, author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black American from the Civil War to World War II”, and Chairman of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center Forum “Slavery by Another Name”
Certainly one of the most potent dates in recent years by some of the today's top Chicago avant-garde players. Frank Rosaly leads this group of top notch instrumentalists in a program of dense rhythm and unusual musical conversations.
Jazz legend George Duke, a visionary keyboardist, producer, composer and arranger, died in Los Angeles on Monday. He was 67.
In a career spanning nearly 50 years, the Grammy-winning artist collaborated with Don Ellis, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, and many others.
As a child, George Duke watched a performance by Duke Ellington that inspired a his own trajectory as world-renowned keyboard artist. He released more than 40 albums and was a successful producer and bandleader, hitting gold with a megahit 1977 record, Reach For It .
Etienne Charles is a trumpeter from Trinidad whose three previous albums have featured calypso music as interpreted through an engaging post-bop focus. Charles continues to grow as an artist as evidenced on his latest, Creole Soul. His latest recording reflects his interest in Carribean music and the music of New Orleans.