Tapestry, from 90.3 WBHM

From May 12, 2005...

Arts news

In his short life, Felix Mendelssohn composed several symphonic and chamber works, but the piece he was perhaps best known for during his life – is NOT well known today. Next week, a Birmingham group will make the first-ever professional "English" recording of Mendelssohn's Saint Paul. I'm Greg Bass, tonight on Tapestry we also talk to a local poet who's bringing to life the story of a Comanche Medicine Woman. And – the eCello with Craig Hultgren. After this arts news, from Tanya Ott.

Arts news



Bobby Hornton (Photo credit: Lynda Hornton)

General Robert E. Lee said you can't have an army without music. And Vestavia Hills musician Bobby Horton has made a career out of historical music from the "War Between the States". Horton's gathered a lot of kudos for his work, including this year's Governor's Arts Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. For more than 30 years Horton has been one-third of the musical-comedy trio "Three on a String" and he also has a very active solo career. This is the reprise from "Stories to Tell" – from his latest CD "Homespun Songs of the Apostle Islands".

Bobby Horton interview

Bobby Horton's latest CD is "Homespun Songs of the Apostle Islands" -- a soundtrack for a National Park Service film.



Sanapia: Comanche Indian Woman

Laura Secord's resume is an interesting read. She's a family nurse practitioner at UAB's clinic for HIV-positive patients. She's taught "sex ed" to more than two-thousand urban teenagers and advocated for adolescent health in Washington DC. She's also Mojo Mamma -- a poet and actress, who represented Birmingham in the New York Tour of the Vagina Monologues and founder of Birmingham's first monthly women's performance event, My Sister's Translation. This weekend, she debuts her new one woman show, Sanapia's Courage Medicine, based on the life of Comanche Medicine woman, Mary Poafpybitty who lived from 1895 to 1986. Laura Secord shared some of the show with WBH's Tanya Ott.

Laura Secord interview

Actress and poet Laura Secord performs her new show "Sanapia's Courage Medicine" Sunday night at 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Birmingham. For more information on the performance and photos of Sanapia, visit the Tapestry page of our website, WBHM.org.



What's going on in and around the Birmingham area. For additional details, go to our online version of the Community Calendar.

Community Calendar



Craig Hultgren

Birmingham cellist Craig Hultgren plays with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, but he's also considered one of the best experimental cellists in the country. What's an experimental cellist? Check this out... That's Hultgren playing "un_Learn" – a cello and tape composition written for him by composer Brian Moon. Hultgren plays the eCello. He stopped by our studios to talk about it.

Music and interview with Craig Hgultgren

Intrigued by the eCello? Craig Hultgren presents an exhibition of recent compositions Saturday at 3 at the Altamont School. We've also got a couple of exclusive downloads of Hultgren's recordings on our website, WBHM.org.



Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Hunter Bell handles eCellos and all other things musical. I'm Greg Bass. Thanks for joining us!