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Artist Profiles - Drummer Lenny White

Lenny White is a jazz fusion drummer. He was born in New York City on December 19, 1949 and is best known for being the drummer of Chick Corea's Return to Forever. A resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, White has been described as "one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion". He taught himself how to play the drums and collaborated with Miles Davis on Davis’ “Bitches Brew” in 1969. Lenny also performed with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s album, “Red Clay” in 1970 along with Herbie Hancock, Joe...

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Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who defied categorization for decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 76. Earlier this week, Jarreau had been hospitalized in Los Angeles "due to exhaustion," according to his official Facebook page.

The country's largest African-American beauty show turns 70 this weekend. The hair product company Bronner Bros. holds the show at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The event's formal name, the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show, might sound masculine. But behind it is a league of black women. They overcame Jim Crow laws to lay the groundwork for the industry.

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President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." The president's muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive with a galloping Twitter following – provoked some mirth on social media. But the spotlight on one of America's great moral heroes is a welcome one.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Better

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Doctors often take a patient's race into account when making a diagnosis--or ruling one out. Professor Dorothy Roberts says this practice is both outdated and dangerous.

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The Fred Hersch Trio brings a seductive and crafty intelligence to its version of "We See," the Thelonious Monk tune. Articulating its melody at the piano, Hersch slips in a few leisurely pauses, which slow down and stretch out the form. Then, in the bridge, he ratchets up to twice the speed, evoking the frenetic whir of the factory machinery in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.

Ooo-Whee: It's Been a Full One

Starting with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on Thursday evening to not intervene to lift the temporary restraining order of District Judge James L. Robart. The Seattle-based judge instated the TRO to allow continued travel for people from the seven predominately Muslim countries. The three-panel jurists' decision was unanimous. The president reacted by tweeting "I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT."

In an interview with Detroit's NBC affiliate Local 4 news on Tuesday, Aretha Franklin said she is planning to retire... kind of.

Three stories beneath the streets of Washington, DC, I stood on the bottom level of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture — for just a moment alone — as people flowed in all around me.

In front of me stood a stone block. Dating from the 19th century, the block, made of marble, once could be found in Hagerstown, Md. On it, enslaved people brought to the U.S. from Africa were sold at auction.

To go to space we need math. Lots of it.

Most of us look in awe at the towering rocket ship strapped to the launching platform and forget the tremendous amount of work it took for it to get there — and, from there, to get into Earth's orbit and beyond. Engineering, math, physics, chemistry, computer science: It's all there, waiting for blast-off.

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Coming To WCSU In April

Mondays at Noon. "Catch the Flo" is a weekly music show hosted by contemporary jazz keyboard artist, Marcus Johnson.
Tuesdays at Noon. "Return to the Source" provides the presentation & insightful selections that you'd expect from a straight-ahead jazz show with Doug Turner.
Wednesdays at Noon. “The Groove,” with host Rufus Harrison, The show features contemporary jazz artists like Gerald Albright, Marion Meadows and George Benson.
Thursdays at Noon. Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD with host Richard (Gene) Knight.
Fridays at Noon. "The Soul of Jazz" combines the best in classic and contemporary soul/jazz with host Jamal Ahmed.

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