February 28, 2008...
Pam Sayle studied at the School of American Ballet and danced professionally in Connecticut, New York and eventually Birmingham. But none of that prepared her for what's going to happen in two weeks. Sayle's 11-year-old son Zach will move to Asia for 10 months to take the role of Kurt Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Zach is a community theatre veteran in Birmingham. Still, the grueling 8-show a week tour will be an adjustment for the entire family. Zach and Pam talked with WBHM's Tanya Ott.
Zach and Pam Sayle leave for China the week after next. If you want to keep up with Zach during his travels - check out his blog.
It's not an easy time to be a magazine editor, with headlines warning about "the death of print, in slow motion". Visits to magazine websites are up, but advertising in the print publications are down. And since the publishing industry hasn't yet figured out how to make money on the web, that's a scary equation for folks like Julie Keith. Keith is editor-in-chief of a new Alabama-based publication called Thicket, which she tells Tanya Ott, has been a labor of love.
Julie Keith is editor-in-chief of Thicket magazine new on newsstands this month. You can read more about the challenges facing the magazine industry and how some of the grand dames of the industry like Ladies' Home Journal and Bon Appetit are responding.
As Black History Month comes to a close, commentator Paul McDonald reflects on his childhood recollections of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X ... and what, as an adult, he's come to understand about the men.
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The song is Where You Will Always Be from the EP Broken Is Good. Adam Wright plays Java and Jams in Birmingham on March 21st.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall with help this week from Coleman Lipsey, Islara Vazquez and Steve Chiotakis. Next week on the program, John Flansburgh and John Linnell from the band They Might Be Giants. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.