Tapestry, from 90.3 WBHM




June 4, 2009...



Reining Nails

The Man with the Apple Shaped Boxing Gloves is one of four short films by Reining Nails - a project created by Jason LaRay Keener and Jeremiah Ledbetter. They're surrealist films, a collage of images and scenes where viewers are left to draw their own conclusions. Keener and Ledbetter have assembled their films on a DVD called Catfish With Falcon Wings. WBHM's Bradley George spoke with the two filmmakers about their work.

Interview with Jason LaRay Keener and Jeremiah Ledbetter...

Reining Nail's DVD, Catfish With Falcon Wings, will be released next Monday evening at Bottletree Cafe.



Big Table Poets

Imagine a poet at work and you might conjure up images of Henry David Thoreau surrounded by nature or Emily Dickson penning verses in her room. In other words, a solitary pursuit. But for a group of Birmingham poets, it's a group effort. WBHM's Andrew Yeager introduces us to the Big Table Poets.

Big Table Poets



Abby Road

The musical Pippin opened on Broadway in 1972. It was directed and choreographed by musical theatre legend Bob Fossey, but many people just aren't familiar with the production. Carl Dean is artistic director of Magic City Actor's Theatre - which stages Pippin at the Virginia Samford Theatre this weekend. He talked with WBHM's Tanya Ott.

Pippin...

Magic City Actors Theatre's production of Pippin is on stage at the Virginia Samford Theatre through this weekend.




Forbes

In 1889, Ernest Erastus Forbes founded the Forbes Piano and Organ Company in Birmingham. Now, after 120 years, the family business will close in the next month. WBHM's Michael Krall spoke with French Forbes III, great grandson of the founder.

Interview with French Forbes III...



Tapestry is produced by Bradley George and Michael Krall, with help this week from Tanya Ott and Andrew Yeager. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.

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