From August 18, 2005...
Forty years ago this weekend, a young seminarian gave his life for racial justice in Alabama. Tonight on Tapestry, we share the story of Jonathan Daniels. Also - those Bottom Dollar Girls are at it again! Author Karin Gillespie pops in for a visit. And, music from 13 Ghosts. After this round-up of arts news...
At the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, there's an elegant black granite table designed by architect Maya Lin where you can trace with your fingers the names of 40 people who were killed during the civil rights movement. Among them is Jonathan Daniels, a 26 year old Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire, who was shot to death in Hayneville, Alabama on this day forty years ago. Greg Bass has this remembrance...
Each month thousands of aspiring novelists lay their egos on the line to share their latest writing and find support among kindred spirits in writer's groups. Some see writing as therapy. But many quietly hope that their creations will find a larger audience - that their books will be published. For author Karin Gillespie, the road from unknown - to published - author was fairly straight and short! Her first novel, Bet Your Bottom Dollar, was picked up by the first publisher she pitched and now her second novel in the Bottom Dollar Girl series is hitting bookstore shelves. She joined WBHM's Tanya Ott in the studios this week to talk about the new book and how things have changed from the first go-round.
Author Karin Gillespie's new book is A Dollar Short. Her third book in the series should be out in time for beach reading next year.
The lazy beach days are over for area school kids, who are now back to reading, writing and 'rithmatic. For commentator Francesca Rosko, the beginning of school means one more thing: the scourge of school picture day.
When Francesca's not suffering the injustices of picture taking or keeping us laughing here in the studios, she's tracking down interesting things for YOU to do! Here's this week's offering...
What's going on in and around the Birmingham area. For additional details, go to our online version of the Community Calendar.
It sets a dreamy, lounge-like atmosphere. That's how the Birmingham Buzz describes 13ghosts latest CD "Cicada". The group itself is hard to categorize... alt-country rock? Alt-rock country? Gothic, with a dark fire in the belly? This tune is Worldshaker. Brad Armstrong and Sammy Boggin of 13ghosts (AUDIO MONTAGE). The song is Worldshaker from the CD "Cicada". 13ghosts plays Cave 9 tomorrow night. Next Friday, they join another band you're heard here on Tapestry, Through the Sparks, for their record release party at the Nick. You can find more music from 13ghosts available for download on our website, wbhm.org
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Hunter Bell books our musicians and Francesca Rosko tracks community events AND keeps up laughing! I'm Greg Bass. Thanks for joining us!
Support for Tapestry comes from the Jefferson County Commission through the Jefferson County Community Arts Funds administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.