January 29, 2009...
It's a familiar story for some. You take a few piano lessons as a child but you're not really interested. Then, as a teenager, a record lights your fire, so to speak, and you're hot to learn to play. The rock group the Doors inspired pianist George Winston. But his career took off in the 1980s with piano solo recordings titled Autumn and December. Along the way, he also developed his chops on acoustic guitar and harmonica. Eleven albums later, he's a mainstay of what some dismissively call new age or atmospheric music. How does he describe his piano style?
Most people think folk music as a thing of the past. It seemed to disappear in the sixties when rock and roll and the Beatles swept the music scene. But if you search hard enough, folk music and the musicians who play it are still around. Art Rosenbaum's life's work is to find and record it. He's become the Indiana Jones of folk music. Reporter Philip Graitcer traveled with Rosenbaum to visit a few traditional musicians...
He's been in more than 50 movies and television shows, including his most famous stint as Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Leonard Nimoy comes to town next week to talk about his other passion - photography. The Full Body Project is a series of works examining the concepts of female beauty through full-figured women. Nimoy spoke with WBHM Michael Krall...
Leonard Nimoy gives a free lecture about his photography, Friday, February 6th at UAB's Volker Hall. His work will be on display through February 28th.
T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King is an epic tale of love, battle and betrayal. The drama continued when it was translated to the stage and screen as the musical Camelot. Nearly 50 years after Camelot opened on Broadway, it's not playing at the Birmingham's Virginia Samford Theatre. Natalie Bonner reports.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall, with help this week from Natalie Bonner and Phil Graitcer. Next week on the program, the life of early civil rights leader Booker T. Washington. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.