July 10, 2008...
In the last week, there've been at least ten reported murders in Birmingham. But while some residents try to ignore the violence and others stomach it with fear, two filmmakers explore it in a new short film called Six Blocks Wide. WBHM's Connor McCarty reports.
In 1936, a new film described the horrors that one drug could have on a community. Reefer Madness played in auditoriums across the country under the slogan "Women cry for it, men die for it." What better concept for a musical comedy? WBHM's Davis Haines has more.
The show runs through July 19th at Terrific New Theatre in Pepper Place
As the crow flies, it's not far from Memphis to Nashville. But the distance defined in music is vast. Memphis is famous for the rockabilly of Sam Phillips and Sun Records, the soul sounds of the Stax-Volt Review and, of course, Beale Street. But that's largely in the past, and indie-singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb wasn't being nurtured by the music scene in his hometown so he headed to Nashville. He's got a new band, called the Neighbors. I asked Holcomb what Nashville has to offer that Memphis doesn't....
The song is Fire and Dynamite from Drew Holcomb's new CD, Passenger Seat. Drew Holcomb and his wife Ellie perform at Veranda on Highland next Tuesday and Wednesday.
What to know what's going on around town? Activeculture.info is a one-stop source for finding out what's going on in the Birmingham metro area.
After a five-year hiatus, singer Natalie Moon returns to the Birmingham music scene with her second release, the EP Short Stories of Epic Proportion from Rebuilt Records. Moon freely mixes the Christian and folk genres… with a style that falls somewhere between Lori Chafer and Emmylou Harris. This is Come What May. (AUDIO MONTAGE) Catch Natalie Moon at her CD release party at Riverchase United Methodist Church, Saturday night.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall, with reporting this from Connor McCarty and Davis Haines and production assistance from Coleman Lipsey, Marlon Glenn and Islara Vazquez. Next week on the program, the producer of the new Batman film The Dark Knight talks about the challenges of moving graphic novels to the screen. I'm Greg Bass, and we'll see you next week.