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From March 22, 2007...
Certain events in life have a way of defining us. For French artist Antoine Vit It was the day he suffered a severe head injury and lost his right eye. The accident taught him that life is precious and that this world filled with color and light is very special.
Antoine Vit's art is on dispaly at the Loretta Goodwin Gallery through April 15th.
The public radio program This American Life tells dramatic stories of people who are changed by unusual situations. The show pioneered a unique way of telling stories on the radio and it hopes that success translates to television's Showtime network where it premiered this week. WBHM's Michael Krall chatted with host Ira Glass..
Ira Glass speaking with WBHM's Michael Krall. The television version of This American Life airs on the Showtime network Thursday nights at 9:30 with rebroadcasts throughout the week. The radio version of This American Life airs Sunday nights at six on WBHM.
The term 'Red Light District' conjures up a couple of images: Amsterdam, maybe New Orleans. But Birmingham is home base for the hip-hop and R&B sound of the group Red Light District. Like their name, their music is a little raw...but members say they focus more on illumination - "creative energy" as they call it. Ten years ago, the group released its debut CD "Welcome to the Red Light, Volume 1". They expect to release Volume 2 in a couple of months. Founder and singer Patrick Johns -- a.k.a. S. Fly, reflects on the first album and the state of hip-hop in Birmingham. (AUDIO MONTAGE)
The song is "I Know" by Birmingham hip-hop group Red Light District. A follow-up to their "Welcome to the Red Light, Volume 1" is expected this year, the ten year anniversary of their debut CD.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell with help this week from Islara Vazquez. I'm Greg Bass. If you like what you hear on Tapestry, please help support us with your pledge during Spring Overture 2007.
Support for Tapestry comes from the Jefferson County Commission through the Jefferson County Community Arts Funds administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.