January 17, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.
The Katrina Project tells the story of the infamous hurricane and its affect on the arts and cultural life in New Orleans. Tonight's standing-room-only gallery reception featured a discussion with photographers Douglas L. Adams, Jr. and Norman DeShong. Moderator David Cruz was also joined by panelists Tanisha McHarris, Roland Angland, and Yanada Essex.
The conversation was frank and honest - the kind we should hear more of, since the Crescent City's troubles continue. I encourage you to take a listen.
The hauntingly beautiful gallery continues for just a short time more, so check it out - you can find out more here.
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January 8, 2008. Posted by Grey Johnson.
WBGO staff were invited to attend a game at the new Newark Arena as guests of the NJ Ironmen. Membership Manager Grey Johnson brought his ten year old daughter and avid soccer player, Georgie. This is her report.
I went to the Newark Arena last night to see a professional soccer game. Let me tell you something, it was the best night of my life! The teams were the New Jersey Ironmen against the Detroit Ignition. Unfortunately, the NJ Ironmen lost. But the competition was still great! The soccer field was huge but the teams were very good at the passing, goalkeeping and kicking, [they could kick the ball across the whole field with one kick!] I loved this building, everything is so modern! They do concerts, hockey, soccer, and more in this building. When I heard this news, I wondered how they changed the arena from a stage into a soccer field into an ice rink in only two hours! Luckily, I came across a woman who worked at the arena that could tell me the answer. She said that the soccer field was a rug that people roll up after the game is over. Under that soccer field, is a coat of ice, and under the ice is wood. If they want to make it into a stage, they melt the ice and put in a stage. Everyone was very nice to me too.
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December 27, 2007. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Welcome to WBGO's newest addition - our very own blog. We were planning to start this project on January 1st, but frankly, we're just too excited. So why wait?
Keep visiting this space to learn more about the people that drive this broadcast bus each and every day. We'll talk jazz, culture, and whatever else comes to mind. And if you like what you see, you can subscribe to the blog, as you would a magazine. Best part? It's free.
We're very excited to present this new way of communicating to our listeners, our friends, our members, and to those of you who are none of the above.
Whatever your status, we simply say "Welcome," just like one of my favorite Coltrane pieces...
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