The State of Things - Live from the UpStage Cabaret in Greensboro.
Highlights from this show include:
Integrating The Navy Through Music: The United States military today has a diverse array of service men and women. But in the early 20th Century, that was far from the case. In World War II, African-American men were still predominantly relegated to minor roles. The B-1 Navy band began to change that. It was made up of the first African-American men to hold a position higher than messman in the United States Navy. And it was the first of many black World War II Navy bands. Host Frank Stasio talks to Alex Albright about his book, “The Forgotten First: B-1: And the Integration of the Modern Navy”
The Singing Waiter Takes On Greensboro: You may have seen him at Fincastles in downtown Greensboro. He’s dubbed “the singing waiter” for his profession and his passion. Bobby “Jaybird” Williams and the Soul Central band bring the funk, as well as the R & B and soul, to the Triad. Host Frank Stasio talks to them, and they play live on the Triad Stage.