Creativity, innovation, and artistry help define the rich body of work that cornetist Rob Mazurek has released. Mazurek's relentless exploration of the frontiers of jazz in recent years has put him at the forefront of adventuresome music. In a career spanning over 25 years, Mazurek has written nearly 200 original compositions. His latest work may be his most ambitious yet. Mazurek has returned with his Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble on one of the most profound discs in recent memory, The Space Between(Delmark Records).
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years is a touching, biographical, story that chronicles Bessie and Sadie's Delany’s struggles and triumphs over race and gender challenges. Veteran actors and real-life sisters Camille Metoyer Moten and Lanette Metoyer Moore sat down to give us an inside look at the play and how it parallels their own lives growing up in civil rights-era Omaha.
NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION LECTURE – Herman Cain, former Chief Executive Officer of Godfather’s Pizza, former President of the National Restaurant Association, former member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, , and former Republican candidate for President of the United States “The Power of Broadcasting: To Inform, Entertain and Inspire”
GOVERNOR’S LECTURE IN THE HUMANITIES – Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard School of Law, and author of “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy” “The Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination”
Shauli Einav is a saxophonist from Israel based in New York. His new cd, Generations, captures him and his band burning brightly on a varied program of jazz standards and two original tunes from Einav. The sound harkens back to the Blue Note sessions of the 1960's and if you didn't know this was a new album, you might think you were listening to some long lost Blue Note bop session from the vault.
An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since 1979, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It's jazz you can party to, all night from coast to coast,with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the musical feast. Toast of the Nation is co-produced by WBGO FM in Newark, New Jersey and NPR Music.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – 20TH ANNUAL MARKOE-DEPORRES SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE – David Hollenbach, University Chairman in Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College “Pacem in Terris at 50: Catholics and Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century”