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From April 5, 2007...
For nearly 25 years, Birmingham's Seasoned Performers - one of the largest and longest-running senior theatres in the country -- has offered opportunities to a host of older actors. Right now they're preparing for an "Evening with the Stars". Lissa LeGrand reports...
The "Evening with the Stars" concert reading of Blithe Spirit is Thursday, April 12th, in the Martha Moore Sykes Studio at the Virginia Samford Theatre.
Spring to Life is the theme of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's masterworks concert Friday and Saturday night. The program features seasonal music by Debussy, Prokofiev and Schumann. WBHM's Michael Krall talked with music director Justin Brown and pianist Yakov Kasman about the concert.
Music director Justin Brown and pianist Yakov Kasman...the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks concert is Friday and Saturday night at the Alys Stephens Center.
On a darker note - a much darker note - suspense novelist Lisa Jackson is out with another of her thrillers set in the south. "Absolute Fear" is the story of Eve Renner ... a young woman living in New Orleans who is brutally attacked, possibly by her lover Cole Dennis. As she tries to regain her memory and understand what happened to her the night she was nearly killed, she must confront her relationship with Dennis and her history with Our Lady of Virtues Hospital - the mental asylum where her father worked and she, as a child, witnessed unspeakable madness. Jackson was in Birmingham this week and talked with WBHM's Tanya Ott about the book and her writing process.
Birmingham musician Dan Sartain has tried just about every job you can think of. He's failed out of bartender school and barber school and just generally had a hard-knock life. But there's one thing that keeps the 25-year-old afloat: his music. Sartain has just returned from a European tour where he wore his southern heritage like an upside down badge, playing with pre-conceptions of the Deep South. Sartain talked with WBHM's Hunter Bell.
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Montevallo-based Nowhere Squares formed in 1996 when band members Justin Cordes and Paul Wilm discovered they both had a penchant for the music of the 60's and 70's. Groups like The Kinks, The Who and The Ramones were big influences on the music Cordes and Wilm created. But they're no throwback group. Nowhere Squares is solidly grounded in the here and now - playing their own brand of "Nerdcore" - punk rock for geeks. The band released its first full length album, "Evil Fiction", on Birmingham-based House of Love Records last year. This song, "PE Forever" is off that CD. Cordes and Wilm stopped by our studios to talk about creating geek rock.(AUDIO MONTAGE)
Nowhere Squares play Cave 9's Birmingham Music Fest April 15th.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell with help this week from Lissa LeGrand, Rosemary Pennington, and Islara Vazquez. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.
Support for Tapestry comes from the Jefferson County Commission through the Jefferson County Community Arts Funds administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.