Tapestry, from 90.3 WBHM




October 2010...



NASCAR fans are gearing up for the next big race at the Talladega Superspeedway. October 31 - Halloween. But Talladega doesn't need the holiday to generate mystery and intrigue. In fact, some say the track is cursed. WBHM's Andrew Yeager explains.

The curse of Taladega Superspeedway...



Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever had that creepy feeling that someone or something is watching you? Maybe it's all just a bump in the night or shadows on the wall. For those who do believe, there's a team of ghosts hunters, right here in Alabama. WBHM intern Kevin Lehner introduces us to N.I.G.H.T. Hawks Paranormal.

Meet some ghost hunters...




Can you imagine what you're wearing today still being in fashion, say, 200 years from now? The traditional Japanese clothing known as kimono has been a part of life in that country for hundreds of years. The Birmingham Museum of Art is host to an exhibit of kimonos from the early 20th century. WBHM's Bradley George takes a look.

An exhibit of kimonos...





Many of the world's religions have a creation story-a history of how the world began. For Christians, it's the Book of Genesis. But what if someone came along with a new version of the creation story, one that calls into question the basic assumptions the world's great religions? Throw in proof of life on other plants, add fundamentalists determined to make sure that this new information never sees the light of day, and you have the plot line of Sena Jeter Naslund's new novel.

Adam and Eve is set in the year 2020, a year that could provide some earth-shaking discoveries that challenge many of our cherished beliefs.

Interview with Sena Jeter Naslund ...

Sena Jeter Naslund is a native of Birmingham and an graduate of Birmingham-Southern College.



Three to See logo

We've talked about ghosts and curses, but there are some fun things to do for Halloween-like see a stage version of a classic horror film or get dressed up for a fancy costume party. Election Day is around the corner too, and there are some candidates in Birmingham with more personal issues than political ones. It's all part of this month's 3 to See with WBHM's Bradley George...

Three events you shouldn't miss...




Background music can make or break a party. The music played in restaurants and coffee shops is not as critical, but it can definitely enhance your dining experience. So what's the best music to play? Well, the folks at Crestwood Coffee Company think it should be your music. That's the idea behind their Open Vinyl Night. We sent WBHM intern Collin Kurre to scope it out.

Radio from the perspective of a valet...




Kelli Johnson

Kelli Johnson was raised on Southern gospel and bluegrass music. And the Pell City native has been performing that music for more than half her life. She's the lead singer for the group Distant Cousins - and has also made a name for herself as a solo singer-songwriter. She's been compared to Allison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent, but her mix of gospel, bluegrass, country and Southern rock is a sound all its own. (AUDIO MONTAGE)







Anthony McGill

Clarinetist Anthony McGill is only 31, but he's already made a name for himself in the world of classical music. In just a few years, he went from playing with the Cincinnati Symphony to principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Later this month, McGill will be in Birmingham for a performance with the Alabama Symphony. He spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall about his career so far.

Anthony McGill interview...

Clarinetist Anthony McGill performs the Mozart Clarinet concerto with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, October 15th and 15th.



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Tapestry is produced by Bradley George and Michael Krall. This month, we had help from Collin Kurre, Kevin Lehner, Tanya Ott, and Andrew Yeager. We always want to hear your feedback on the show and your ideas for what we should cover. You can find wbhm on Facebook and Twitter, too. I'm Greg Bass. Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next month.

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