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2:40 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

Jazz Junction August Reviews

EVERETTE DEVAN – For the LOVE of YOU – Henry Records  

Tip Top! The likeability index on this new one from organist Everette DeVan is like the heat index on a mid-summer day in the Heartland. But don't worry much about that because DeVan has the burners on his Hammond B-3 turned up to 'way cool' for seventy-one minutes of the sweetest organ combo music to come our way recently. 

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10:08 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

KIOS Jazz CD of the Month: Joe Magnarelli / Lookin' Up! / Posi-Tone Records

Joe Magnarelli, who grew up in Syracuse, New York and has resided in
New York City for over 25 years.He has played with some of the best in
the business including Jimmy Cobb, Lionel Hampton and Brother Jack
McDuff. He has led his own bands for twenty years and has released
nine recordings of his own as a leader.

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3:35 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Metropolitan Community College Lecture, 7/28/14

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Baba Jallow, Assistant Professor of African History, and Director of the African Studies Program at Creighton University “Great Kings and Queens of Africa”

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4:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

An Interview With Karrin Allyson

Karrin Allyson, a jazz vocalist well known to fans of the genre in Omaha, will perform at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival in August.  It's another accomplishment for the veteran vocal artist who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, released 14 recordings and entertained audiences worldwide, including in Omaha, for many years.

Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke recently spoke with Karrin Allyson. Click on the link below to hear their conversation. Recording engineer: Mike Hansen/KIOS.

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1:24 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Omaha Press Club, 7/21/14

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Lieutanant Ken Kanger, head of the Omaha Police Department’s Gang Unit; Janee Pannkuk, Executive Director of Impact One “Gangs in Omaha”

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1:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Creighton University Lecture, 7/14/14

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MICHAEL G. LAWLER LECTURE – Paul Lakeland, Aloysius P. Kelley S. J. Professor of Catholic Studies, and founding Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut “A Short Voyage for a God: The  Grace of Creative Writing”

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1:22 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

College of Saint Mary Lecture, 7/7/14

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY GREAT CONVERSATIONS LECTURE – Jenna Blum, author of “The Stormchasers”, “Grand Central”, and “Those Who Save Us”

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10:29 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART JUNE 2014

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5:50 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Jazz CD of the Month: Gerald Beckett / The Messenger / Summit Records

Flautist Gerald Beckett has recorded another fine addition to his growing catalogue as a leader. His fifth release, The Messenger, on Summit Records, features his working quintet burning through hard bop pieces by Lee Morgan, "Aniticlimax", and Bud Powell's "Tempus Fugit". He leads the group on quieter works such as the Duke Pearson line" Idle Moments" and Beckett's own "Sunset Place", co-written with Eugene Pilner. There is also a nice Latin tune on the program titled "Lupe's Ride", written by Sharman Duran, the daughter of guitarist Eddie Duran.

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5:45 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Remembering Horace Silver

One of the most influential and popular of jazz artists, Horace Silver, passed away on June 18 at the age of 85. Born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver in Norwalk, CT in 1928, his father was an immigrant from the Cape Verde Islands. The creole rhythms from these islands were to have profound impact upon Silver's music and his successful career. 

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