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From April 27, 2006...
A musician tells Civil War history in a unique way... What do origami boats have to do with outer space? Believe it or not, our featured band this week isn't pretty or polished. But they are punk. Still a SKEPTIC? Well, they are... I'm Greg Bass and this is Tapestry.
History can be much more than names and dates. No one knows that better than Bobby Horton, a self-made expert in Civil War era music. In Ken Burns' documentaries and at local festivals, Horton gives us history through song. Next week in Blountsville, Horton will dress in period costume and even use period instruments as part of a living history event. Horton gave WBHM's Roseanne Pereira a sneak preview of his music from his home in Vestavia Hills.
Horton performs at the living history event in Blountsville, May 5th and 6th.
When you're an artist who's planning to exhibit at an outdoor art event so large that it covers an entire city park, there's a tendency to...well, think big. Reporter Dale Short spent some time this week with a pair of local artists who are doing just that...
For schedules and other information about the Magic City Art Connection, visit our website, WBHM.org
This weekend, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra goes international, contemporary and traditional. Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the ASO this weekend in the Masterworks series. Born in Nicaragua and raised in Costa Rica, Guerrero is the music director of the Eugene Symphony. The diverse program includes contemporary works by John Adams and Paul Hindemith and more traditional works by Haydn and Mozart. Guerrero spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall.
Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this weekend in the Masterworks series.
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SKEPTIC? Made up of ex-members of past Birmingham punk bands, SKEPTIC? -- that's with a question mark -- is a force of anger, anguish, and non-nonsense punk rock n' roll. Lead vocalist Barron Bethea and guitarist Emmanuel Ellinas dropped by our studios. This is the song "Scars" from their seven inch vinyl record, "No Body Cared". (AUDIO MONTAGE)
SKEPTIC? plays at Hot L Birmingham, June 2nd. We've got more of their music available for download on the Tapestry page of WBHM.org
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall, with guest production this week by Roseanne Pereira. Hunter Bell produces our musician profiles and Francesca Rosko tracks community events. Additional reporting this week by Dale Short. Thanks for joining us.