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Artist Profiles - Bassist Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke is a jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever.

Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 1951. He was introduced to the bass as a schoolboy. He is a graduate of Roxborough High School in Philadelphia. Having graduated from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. During the...

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So Much Anxiety Over Sibling Rivalry

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Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety.

Today the Sugars hear from a woman who is thinking about having a second child, but terrified of the idea that the children could be cruel to each other.

Clyde Stubblefield, the funk drummer whose work with James Brown made him one of the most sampled musicians in history, died Saturday morning in Madison, Wisc., his publicist confirmed. Stubblefield was 73; his publicist did not provide a cause of death.

Walter "Junie" Morrison, a member of the funk group The Ohio Players, died February 16. Morrison joined the band in the early 70's as a keyboardist, producer and singer. He was involved in some of The Ohio Players' major hits and the albums “Pain,” “Pleasure,” and “Ecstasy.” He was largely responsible for writing and arranging the band's 1974 hit single, "Funky Worm.”

In the recent film, Moonlight, Mahershala Ali plays an unlikely father figure to a quiet young African-American boy named Chiron. At school, Chiron is bullied. At home, he is neglected by a mother who is addicted to crack. Ali's character, Juan, is a drug dealer who takes Chiron under his wing in an attempt to provide him with some stability.

Ali, whose performance earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that he knew men like Juan growing up.

"It is not an accident that there is a blackout on the Black man's contributions in America."
Dr. Melvin Chapman (1928-2015), educator, Detroit, Mich.

Beyoncé is no one's mammy.

So the record-scratching comments from Adele and Faith Hill shortly after Beyoncé's Grammy performance came across as absolutely bizarre. In her earnest acceptance speech for her album of the year win, Adele praised her fellow artist's vision for Lemonade, the album that Adele's 25 bested in the category. She also all but said Beyoncé deserved the Grammy.

The late James Baldwin was one of the most influential African-American writers to emerge during the civil rights era. During the late 1950s and 1960s, he traveled through the South and addressed racial issues head on.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that parsing the broader implications of The Bachelor/Bachelorette can feel an awful lot like examining the semiotics of mashed potato flakes. But can we not also agree that the fact that a narrative is ridiculous and phony doesn't mean it isn't both reflective of and influential upon the culture out of which it grows?

Grammy Awards 2017: The Full List Of Winners

Feb 13, 2017

The full list of winners from the 59th annual Grammy Awards:

GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year:

WINNER: "Hello" — Adele
"Formation" — Beyoncé
"7 Years" — Lukas Graham
"Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Album Of The Year:

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Jazzy 88.9 WCSU Salutes Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Jazzy 88.9 WCSU is paying tribute to African-Americans who have made a difference in the Miami Valley. Today we salute Wayman A.M.E Church .

Tune in for The Acid Jazz Experience Sundays At 2 PM

Join Trent Darby for upbeat, fresh and a rhythmic defined style of jazz with a different groove featuring artists from all over the world.

Listen for a special Bob Baldwin's New Urban Jazz Lounge this weekend

The loss of Al Jarreau stunned the jazz world. Bob Baldwin has packed in 2 hours of great collaborations with David Sanborn, Bob James and George Benson this Saturday at 8 PM & Sunday at 6 PM.

Jazzy 88.9 WCSU Presents

Get ready for a Jazz explosion on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 when the Fusion special meets the contemporary spotlight in jazz from the likes of Patrice Rushen and Weather Report.

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