September 11, 2008...
It's the true story of a professor and a student who were very close in college. After graduation, the student - Mitch -- gets so wrapped up in life that he loses touch with his professor - Morrie. They reconnect only after Mitch sees Morrie on the evening news, talking about how he's dying of Lou Gehrigs disease. Of course the book - Tuesdays with Morrie - is more about Morrie's life than his death. That's especially true for the play - which opens this weekend at Birmingham Festival Theatre.
Soul singer Otis Redding's stardom was short; he died less than five years after his first hit. This week, Redding would have been 67, and at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, there's a special exhibit that celebrates his life. Reporter Philip Graitcer takes a look...
Many local arts groups begin their fall seasons soon and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is no exception. With the Masterworks series starting this weekend, WBHM's Michael Krall spoke with conductor Justin Brown about playing music over the summer, some new faces at the ASO, and this weekend's Masterworks concert.
What to know what's going on around town? Activeculture.info is a one-stop source for finding out what's going on in the Birmingham metro area.
Members of the Birmingham rock trio Slow Masters are fans of early seventies rock and approach it with an indie band spirit. This means sharing music with friends, not chasing record deals. The group began two years ago when songwriter Brandon Smith gave a demo tape to bassist Madison Stubblefield. When Brandon's girlfriend - now-wife, Brandi Cordell, started playing drums for them, the trio was complete. From their upcoming CD is the song "Elephant". (AUDIO MONTAGE)
Slow Masters play at Bottletree on November 5th.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall, with help this week from Phil Graitcer, Coleman Lipsey, and Islara Vazquez. Next week on the program, the Leeds Folk Arts Festival and Stories & Songs at the Virginia Samford Theatre. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.