Jazz at Lincoln Center is accepting applications for "The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad," a collaboration with the U.S. State Department. Participating acts tour internationally as cultural ambassadors. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
On Wednesday, October 20, "Mr. Personality" Lloyd Price will visit Billy Delle at WWOZ at around 7 p.m. Price is a legendary New Orleans-based R&B singer whose hit "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" brought him national fame in 1952.
This month's recipe for barbecue shrimp and sweet potato grits comes from Priscilla Yee of Concord, California. Use Louisiana shrimp if you can get 'em, and you barbecue them in your oven instead of outdoors — perfect if you live somewhere with cold fall weather. Asian chili garlic sauce adds some extra spice to this mouth-watering dish.
On Oct. 10, singer and composer Solomon Burke — known as the King of Rock 'N Soul — passed at age 70. Spanning gospel, soul, and blues, Burke's songs and style have won him several film and TV appearances and a Grammy Award, as well as numerous other honors.