E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University; Derek Chollet, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs “The American Military: War and Peace, Spending and Politics”
Roy Orbison cared about two things in life more than anything else-music and family. Often, those two combined, but Roy's sons never got the chance to share the stage with their dad. They did find a tape of a song that Roy never finished, and as a family Roy's boys completed it as his backup band.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Orit Bashkin, Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Chicago, and author of “New Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern Iraq” “Modern Babylonians: Iraqi Jews, Arab-Jewish Identity, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict”
FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives. Panel: Kathleen Scott, Lydia Rhodes, April Nelson, and Pamela Schaffert, all Certified Nurse Midwives from the Olson Center for Women’s Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
One of the most adventuresome and dynamic guitarists in jazz or rock is Nels Cline. Active since 1977 in a wide variety of genres, he is the guitarist for the alternative rock band, Wilco. Cline's command of the guitar is such that Spin magazine in 2012 named him the 43rd greatest guitarist of all time. He is also the leader of the Nels Cline Singers, a band which has explored the frontiers of jazz music on several recordings over the last decade.
On Chicago Fire, Eric Alexander demonstrates again why he is one of the busiest saxophonists on today's jazz scene. Alexander has a fully developed voice on the saxophone and can blow with the best of them. Harold Mabern, one of the greatest jazz pianists ever, is in the studio, as is bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Additionally, special guest Jeremy Pelt steps in for a few tracks and demonstrates his mainstream credentials. This gathering of total professionals creates a smoking session!
An hour of great jazz from legendary drummers of yesteryear and some that are making an impact on today's jazz scene. Art Blakey, Shelly Manne and Winard Harper are just a few of the artists we have for this show.