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We kicked off the show with a broadcast of an interview looking at the musicality of Langston Hughes's poetry. On what would have been the poet's 111 birthday. When the Weary Blues Met Jazz, Langston Hughes's collaboration with Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather, is a part of the wonderful Poetry Foundation--audioitem/713. We follow this recording with a live interview with narrative features programmer for SF Indie Fest, Holly Roach, who will speak to us about this 15th Anniversary. Visit http://sfindie.com/ There is a special Superbowl event on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Roxie Theatre. Joy Elan, poet, teacher, writer, scholar, whose book Signs of Life, Past, Present, and Future (2011), is next. I first met Joy at the Empowering Women of Color Conference March 2012 at UC Berkeley. Visit http://www.joyelan.webs.com/  Guetty Felin, joins us to talk about her latest film, Broken Stones, which creatively uses an edifice to depict the tragic events and her people's resilience during and since the earthquake three years ago, concludes, the African Film Festival at UC Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive, Feb. 5, 2013, 7 p.m. Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs, BAJABA Showcase & Idris Akamoor, Cultural Odyssey, join us to update the Street Gallery, on current programs, one tonight, a tribute to Billy Higgins, at the 57th Street Gallery. Idris gives us an update on The Pyramid's European Tour and the release of the boxed set of music and six concerts which lead up to the formation of a community ensemble begin Feb. 10, 2013 at Floyd Pellom’s 57th Street Gallery, 5701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. The other concerts at SF State Knuth Hall Creative Arts Bldg. (2/13, 1 p.m.), the Jazz Heritage Center (2/15-16, 8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore), and the AAACC (2/21 8 p.m.) and Brava (2/22 8 p.m.) are free.  Music: Dwight Tribble's "I've Known Rivers"; Donald Duck Bailey

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