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December 4, 2008...

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American is a fast-food country and that extends all the way to the arts. The 10-minute play is gaining popularity in theatre departments and festivals nationwide. And this month, Huntsville's Panoply Arts Festival is sponsoring a 10-minute play competition. WBHM's Tanya Ott talks with the Huntsville Arts Council's Jim Zielinski.

Jim Zielinski interview...

The script deadline for their 10-minute play competition is December 31st.

Birmingham doesn't have one...but Huntsville does: a Tuba Christmas. Lots of tuba players coming together to share the holiday spirit. Some are really good. Some...not so much. But remember, it's about "the spirit"! At least that's what commentator David Giffels kept telling himself when he was invited to be the guest soloist at the Akron, Ohio Tuba Christmas... which attracts more than 500 tuba players. The problem was, Giffels didn't know how to play the tuba! Huntsville's Tuba Christmas is Sunday at 3 p.m..

Milk poster The film Milk - about the life and death of the first openly gay politician in the United States - opens on movie screens nationwide this weekend. It stars Sean Penn as Harvey Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, the fellow elected official who assassinated Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone. If you want a primer before going to the theater, one option is the documentary film The Times of Harvey Milk. It screens Monday night at the Bottletree Cafe, as a fundraiser for Shout: Birmingham's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the spring. Shout organizer Billy Ray Brewton spoke with WBHM's Tanya Ott.

Remembering Harvey Milk...

It's the holiday season and each year about this time the Advent Episcopal school presents its festival of lessons and carols at the Advent Cathedral in downtown Birmingham.

Music for the holidays...

The 40th Anniversary Service of Lessons and Carols at Cathedral Church of the Advent is tomorrow morning at 9 and again on Sunday at 3

Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. I'm Greg Bass and we'll see you next week.