Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 3:54 pm
Clark Terry plays the trumpet and flugelhorn, sings and composes — that's what he's done for more than 60 years. His earliest band experience was on the bugle with the Tom Powell Drum and Bugle Corps. In high school, he took up the valve trombone. Prior to entering the service, he played riverboat jobs in St. Louis, and then was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station from 1942 to 1945.
The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns
Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis considers environmental art at the Asian Arts Initiative in Center City, Philadelphia, and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
The name of Henry Cowell (1897-1965) may be unfamiliar to many classical music listeners, but Cowell is one of the biggest influences on modern American music, inspiring composers as disparate as John Cage, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, and generations down to this day. His own music isn't heard that often, but on this month's Discoveries we'll listen to three fascinating pieces out of his gargantuan and stylistically surprising catalog. We'll also talk to musicologist Gary Galvan, who will share some of the facets of Cowell's life and music that made him the important figure that he is.
Susan Lewis considers the intersection of environmentalism and art with a visit to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Asian Arts Initiative. The two venues are now hosting work by environmental artists from Taiwan.
Jim Cotter speaks with legendary pop artist Claes Oldenburg. The creator of two of Philadelphia's most iconic works of public art, he's been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to create a third.
Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice
Philadelphia, PA – As a result of witness intimidation incidents becoming increasingly more frequent, the City of Philadelphia dedicated $200,000 to a new witness-protection program in late June 2010. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the ways that city, state, and federal lawmakers are planning to combat and tackle the problem.