Tapestry, from 90.3 WBHM

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From April 26, 2007...



Celeste Burnam

Celeste Burnam has tackled many roles in her three decades in the theatre -- appearing in shows like Pump Boys and Dinettes, Always Patsy Cline, and the King and I on stages from New York to Birmingham and many stops in between. She's done comedy, musicals and drama...and currently, she's appearing in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III. When we talked this week about her life in the theater, I asked her about her role in what many consider to be among Shakespeare's best plays.

Celeste Burnam interview

Celeste Burnam plays the Duchess of York in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's production of Richard III. The play runs through Saturday, June 16 in Montgomery.



Christopher Confessore

Coming to America is the theme of this weekend's Masterworks series of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The program celebrates the classical idiom, American style. WBHM's Michael Krall spoke with conductor Christopher Confessore about the concert...

Christopher Confessore interview

Christopher Confessore leads the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in "Coming to America" -- the masterworks series continues Friday and Saturday night at the Alys Stephens center.



Magic City Art Connection

Magic City Art Connection is this weekend. The juried fine art exhibition and festival supports the advancement of contemporary art and living artists. It's become one of the Birmingham area's "must-attend" arts festivals. Dozens of artists will exhibit everything from 3-D mixed media to watercolors to jewelry. This year's Emerging Artist award goes to John Fields - who uses his deep knowledge of both film and the fine arts to inspire his paintings, animations and works on paper. In addition to all the visual arts, there's plenty to perk your ears as well. We asked WBHM's Hunter Bell to give us a sample of some of the musicians playing at this weekend's festival.

Music montage from Magic City Art Connection

That was jazz guitarist Eric Essix, followed by vocalist Marian McKay, the Pineapple Skinners, Red Mountain White Trash and closing out with singer-songwriter Stuart McNair. You can hear more from these bands this weekend at the Magic City Art Connection and online.



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The Martini Shakers

The Martini Shakers say they want to remind you about the music you forgot to love. Tunes from Buddy Holly to Hank Williams Senior to Johnny Cash and Elvis. Music with a twang that is rockabilly , infused into hip-swinging rock and roll. The band's been doing the local scene since 2001 and has caught on overseas. They've toured parts of the United States and have quite a following here at home. Guitarist and vocalist Jory Lee Heindel stopped by the Tapestry studio to talk about true rock-a-billy style...(AUDIO MONTAGE) The Martini Shakers play Saturday night at Dexter's Bar and Bistro.



Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell, with help this week from Francesca Rosko and Rosemary Pennington. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.

Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell, with help this week from Steve Chiotakis and Izlara Vasquez. I'm Greg Bass. If you're out at Magic City Arts Connection this weekend be sure to stop by the WBHM booth! Otherwise, we'll see you next week!