From June 2, 2005...
Memory is the mother of all wisdom...and oh, the stories Marvin Whiting can tell about Birmingham! Tonight on Tapestry we talk to the city's longtime archivist. Also ? the memory of a southern writer, taken too soon. And the music of Jesse Payne. I?m Greg Bass...those stories and more after arts news.Arts news
For 20 years, Dr. Marvin Whiting was archivist of the City of Birmingham. He collected, organized and preserved documents, photographs and other items that tell the story of this city. Whiting had the opportunity to learn more about this place than anyone else and recently he shared some of that with me.Dr. Marvin Whiting interview
Dr. Marvin Whiting, Archivist for the City of Birmingham from 1975 to 1995. You can learn more about Dr. Whiting by clicking on the Tapestry section of our website, WBHM.org.
Looking for a great book to take on your summer vacation? Dale Short has some recommendations and, a personal remembrance of a very unusual Southern writer.The Past is a Dream
WBHM's Dale Short. Dale is the author of several novels. You can learn more in the reporter bio section on the Tapestry website.
Pulitzer prize-winning Alabama author Rick Bragg has published four well-received books and is finishing up his fifth one. But as most authors would agree, some of your best stories never quite make it into the final draft. Bragg talks about one of those 'lost' stories, to an audience at Snead State Community College in Boaz...Rick Bragg
A little bit of storytelling from Alabama author Rick Bragg.
What's going on in and around the Birmingham area. For additional details, go to our online version of the Community Calendar.Community Calendar
Jesse Payne was born and raised in Birmingham and was admittedly, obsessed with "something larger". For years, he collected stories about his town and his life. He turned them into lyrics and tucked them away in notebooks, until just two years ago he decided to go public with his aspirations to form a band. The result can be heard on "Humming the Tunes of Luxury", Jesse Payne's first CD. This is "Don?t Go Home".Music and interview with Jesse Payne
"Don't Go Home" from the CD "Humming the Tunes of Luxury" We've got more of Jesse Payne?s music available for download, as well as links to his performance schedule on the Tapestry page of wbhm.org.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Hunter Bell produces our musician profiles. Additional reporting this week from Dale Short. I'm Greg Bass. Thanks for joining us!
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