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From June 22, 2006...
A former college football player finds his musical muse. Birmingham Festival Theatre takes the southern belle out of a brassy Bronx character. And, salsa, samba, and so much more. The swinging tunes of guitarist Holguer Pimiento. I'm Greg Bass and this is Tapestry.
You know those television ads the NCAA runs...the ones with college athletes who go on to pursue careers that aren't in athletics. Despite a name that's clearly ripped straight from the NFL, former college football player Reginald Jackson has made music his life's pursuit. Jackson eventually earned a PhD from Florida State University and now is music minister for two churches. He's also written two books that teach adults to read music and play piano. Jackson tells WBHM's Hunter Bell - his love of music started at a very early age.
Reginald Jackson plays the Spirit of American 2006 festival in Decatur, Alabama - on July 3rd.
The premise of Birmingham Festival Theatre's latest production is very simple. The play "Line" features five people, stuck - waiting in - Line. It's a motley mix of strangers - from a beer-drinking "everyman" to an alienated youth to a lusty woman with her wimpy husband. The fight that ensues for "first in line" - offers up a darkly comedic commentary about trust, pettiness and relationships. Director Dane Peterson and actress Carole Armistead tell WBHM's Tanya Ott that what appears on first glance to be a very simple one-act play is, in fact, a multi-layered human drama.
Carole Armistead plays Molly and Dane Peterson directs Birmingham Festival Theatre's production of "Line' - which runs through Saturday night. Details on our website.
To hear the audio portion of the Community Calendar from Tapestry, click here.
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Since moving to Vestavia Hills, Colombian singer and guitarist Holguer Pimiento has become quite a fixture in Birmingham's live music scene. He and his band, Los Broken Corazones, regularly share their authentic latin ballads and salsa with diners at Chez LuLu and occasionally pop up at coffee houses around town too. We invited Pimiento and his percussionist Greg Hendrick to our studios to talk and play. (AUDIO MONTAGE)
Holguer Pimiento and Greg Hendrick perform regularly at various local venues. You can hear more of their music on the Tapestry page of WBHM.org.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Hunter Bell handles musician relations and Francesca Rosko is our calendar gal. Next week on the program, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me luminary Mo Rocca comes to Birmingham. I'm Greg Bass...we'll see you next week.