Tapestry, from 90.3 WBHM

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From March 8, 2007...

Victoria Ott

War is always a difficult time for the folks back home. But during the American Civil War, the home front was also the front line of combat in the South. Birmingham Southern College historian Victoria Ott wondered how this affected young girls growing up in the south in the midst of the conflict. She turned her wanderings, first written as a college paper, into a book that will be published in early 2008. The book is called...

Victoria Ott interview

The actors were Jessica Clark, Amber Quick, Kyle Holman and Jane Trechsel with music from Birmingham band Afterclass. Victoria Ott's book, A Generation at War, will be published in early 2008. There's a longer version of this conversation on the Tapestry page of WBHM.org.

In small towns across the South, it's long been a tradition for neighbors to bring over dishes of home-cooked food to a household that's had a death in the family. Commentator Dale Short believes this may not be just a social custom...the instinct could actually be in our blood.

Caring for the family of the deceased

Commentator Dale Short. The music is from Kenny and Suzy Spencer of Bessemer.

Justin Brown

They'll be no premiers, or soloists...just a conductor and his orchestra. Justin Brown is about three-quarters of the way through the Masterworks series with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. And, this weekend's concert features music by Dvorak, Bartok and Brahms. Brown says he feels that the ASO is beginning to have a better understanding of what he wants when he steps on the podium. He spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall...

Justin Brown interview

Justin Brown leads the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in "Serenades and Diversions" -- the Masterworks concert is Friday and Saturday night at eight o'clock at the Alys Stephens Center.

To hear the audio portion of the Community Calendar from Tapestry, click here.

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R-Tist Pell City hip-hip poet R-Tist is focused on presenting rap as an art form - saying it's no different than the more socially acceptable art of writing poetry. He's trying to redefine hip-hop - take it away from the "gangsta" image. That doesn't mean the lyricist doesn't use salty language in his music. R-Tist's newest album "A Date with Pepper Hamilton" is more raw than past offerings, because he says this album is a progressive rap odyssey. This song, "Under Here", isn't so salty. In fact it's a song you'll hear no where else but Tapestry. (AUDIO MONTAGE)

Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell ... with help this week from Francesca Rosko, Dale Short, Rosemary Pennington, and Islara Vazquez. I'm Greg Bass - see you next week!

Support for Tapestry comes from the Jefferson County Commission through the Jefferson County Community Arts Funds administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.