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From September 14, 2006...
Hollywood Director and former Southsider John Badham says the movie set can be quite the cantankerous place. Justin Brown makes his official debut as music director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra...and rediscovers the three B's. And psychedelic rock from The Grenadines. I'm Greg Bass and this is Tapestry.
John Badham is no stranger to Birmingham. While he left for a career in acting years ago, he returns to the Magic City regularly to see his family and his old Southside digs. He made his way to Hollywood looking for - well, looking for what everyone else who goes to Hollywood looks for - fame and fortune. He wound up in a corporate mailroom. At Universal Studios. But that job helped him make it onto the set, behind the camera as director, where he later gained notoriety with such hits as Saturday Night Fever, Blue Thunder and War Games. Badham's decades of directing gave him a lot of material for his new book, I'll Be in My Trailer - The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors, which he co-wrote with journalist and filmmaker Craig Modderno. Badham tells WBHM's Steve Chiotakis that the creative tension that can come between actors and directors can actually affect the content and even release date of a film.
John Badham co-wrote I'll Be in My Trailer - The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors, with filmmaker and journalist Craig Modderno.
Have you ever sat in a theater watching a movie, and had an overwhelming feeling that you were watching your own life on the big screen? Or viewed a particular scene and thought, "I've been there, and I know exactly how that person feels." A growing number of therapists are using the emotional impact of movies to help clients share their feelings. As Les Lovoy reports, cinema therapy may be coming to a counselor's couch near you.
This weekend, Justin Brown makes his official debut with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra -- his first concert since being appointed Music Director last November. In the first Masterworks concert of the season, Brown rediscovers the orchestral core repertoire...conducting music by Beethoven, Bach and Brahms. He spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall...
Justin Brown conducts the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Friday and Saturday night in the opening Masterworks concert of the season at the Alys Stephens Center.
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Eleven months ago a half-dozen musicians began meeting in a Birmingham warehouse. Eventually, The Grenadines would play their psycedelic throughout the Southeastern U-S. This is "Holding On". Lead singer Lauren Strain joined us in the studio. (AUDIO MONTAGE)
The song is "Holding On". The Grenadines are at work on their first CD, which they expect to release next year. They play the Bottle Tree Friday night (September 15th) as part of the Skybucket Records Showcase.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell. Francesca Rosko tracks community events. Additional reporting this week from Les Lovoy and Steve Chiotakis. I'm Greg Bass and we'll see you next week.