First Guest: Gayle Wald Associate Professor in the English Department at George Washington University and Author of SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Non-Fiction). A Beacon Press book.
Second Guest: Yvette Christiansë Associate Professor of African-American Literature at Fordham University and Author of Unconfessed (Historical Fiction). An Other Press book. She is appearing Thursday, February 15th at 4:00 PM, 7191 Helen C. White Hall on the UW-Madison Campus.
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe
God Don't Like Itand
Shout, Sister, Shout!
- February 15 - 18 - Freedom Fest at Madison Center for the Cultural and Creative Arts - a four-day festival of live improvisational and inspirational music. World-class artists from Midwest and East Coast America featuring Sonny Fortune New York Quartet and with performances by First Liberation Saxophone Choir, the Joan Wildman Trio, the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet, the Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, a solo performance by Professor Richard Davis, the Steve Nelson-Rainey Trio from Milwaukee, a special concert by the Madison High School All-Star Jazz Ensemble and a Sunday Gospel Sing-Out.
- February 17th 11AM - Noon - Peace Vigil at West Town Mall - Picketing at the intersection of Odana and Gammon Roads. For more information, see madpeace.org
- Saturday, February 24 10AM - Noon - Celebrating Black History Month By Honoring the Life and Legacy Of Dr. Zachary Cooper Breakfast at The Wisconsin Youth and Family Center, 1201 McKenna Blvd in Madison - Fundraiser for Project JAMAD. Food, Fun and Prizes - $3 children 12 and under, $5 adults