March 2, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
Last week's gallery reception for Lady Bird Strickland had a great turnout, and everyone enjoyed Eli Yamin's performance. His guests included Keith Martin on trumpet, an 8th grader from Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented.
Lady Bird spoke with the crowd, and the art filled the station to the brim!
The exhibit is on display at WBGO until April 3, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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November 4, 2008. Posted by Andrew Meyer.
Usually, going to vote at my polling station in Glen Ridge doesn't take a whole lot of time, a matter of minutes. It's an in and out affair. This morning, it was a very different story.
From the time I walked in the door at the Linden Ave School, it took me a half hour! Everyone seemed good-natured about the wait, which I was told by poll workers had been as long as 45 mintues earlier. All I can say is it's great to see so many people getting out and taking care of their civic duty!
Looking for the latest information on the elections? You can find it on our website. Also tune in tonight beginning at 8pm as WBGO and NPR bring you wall-to-wall coverage of the results of Election 2008!
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June 10, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
We're soundchecking Los Guachos at the Village Vanguard right now.
I just learned that Jeff Ballard and his honey, Lourdes Delgado, are moving.
To Spain. There's only one catch - they need to sell their apartment in Brooklyn.
So if you or someone you know is in the market for a 2BR pad in the
Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn, here's the listing.
Let me know if you buy it, so I can collect my broker fee.
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May 7, 2008. Posted by Jennifer Spiegler.
Well, April showers have brought May flowers and the May Fund drive. I am still amazed at Gary Walker's and Doug Doyle's ability to raise what seemed to be an impossible amount in the opening four hours of the drive. And here we are again, enjoying what I fondly call " Dinner at Sylvia's" and being amused, in between calls, with the antics of Awilda and Brian.
Looking back, the winter drive came fast on the heels of the demise of CD 101.9 and I personally answered many pledge calls from sad former WQCD listeners who often would say " we have to support WBGO - it's all we have left" and would pledge generously. In the May drive I have answered similar calls. Interestingly, one such former WQCD listener asked, as he opted for a straight ahead jazz thank-you gift, if we had anything by Alex Bugnon. It occurs to me that, just as we now have four hours' programming on Sunday night aimed at this newest addition to our audience, we also have some thank-you gifts for items that may appeal to them as well!
More to come as the bandwagon moves along. Hop on and contribute!
Your trusted volunteer,
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