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From September 28, 2006...
When Keith Harrelson opened the Moonlight Music Café in Vestavia three years ago, he wanted to offer an intimate environment with the focus on original acoustic music. Over the years, Moonlight has featured more than a thousand performances and developed a fan base, but not enough - Harrelson says - to make it financially sustainable. This weekend, Moonlight Music Café will present its final concert...then close the doors. Harrelson tells WBHM's Tanya Ott that running a live music venue has been an education - both in the music and the business of music.
Keith Harrelson says he's looking for a way to re-open Moonlight Music Café -- perhaps elsewhere in Birmingham, but maybe another city. In the meantime, he's devoting himself to another passion: changing the radio landscape in Birmingham. Hear Harrelson's thoughts on what's wrong with Birmingham radio and how he thinks it should be fixed in an interview on the Tapestry page of WBHM.org.
T.S. Eliot said that playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. That's a feeling shared by several UAB Theatre students who've poured their hearts -- and lots of late nights -- into this weekend's Festival of 10 Minute Plays. Under the guidance of UAB playwright-in-residence Lee Shackleford, Senior Hannah Boyd debuts a play called "Nora", about a woman who confronts her rapist in prison.
Hannah Boyd and several other student playwrights present their work at UAB's Festival of 10 Minute Plays, which runs through Sunday at the Alys Stephens Center.
Two weeks ago, Justin Brown made his debut with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. This weekend, in the second Masterworks concert of the season, Brown is not only the conductor but the pianist as well. The program is titled "Dances" and features works by Michael Torke and Rachmaninoff. Sandwiched in between is the Shostakovich Piano Concerto number two featuring Brown as both conductor AND soloist. He spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall...
Justin Brown is the conductor and soloist this weekend with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. You can hear Justin Brown's thoughts on contemporary music in an extended this interview.
To hear the audio portion of the Community Calendar from Tapestry, click here.
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What do Guns n' Roses, Linkin Park, and Rage Against the Machine have in common? They're all among the diverse musical influences on a young hard rock band named Within Reason, who played their first show about a year ago at the Copper Top in Tuscaloosa. This week, vocalist Chris Dow and bass player David Koonce joined us in the studio to talk about their new CD, "Cycle A Smile". This song is "Change for You" (AUDIO MONTAGE)
The song is "Change for You" from the new CD "Cycle A Smile". Within Reason celebrates the release of their new CD with a concert Friday night (Sept. 29th) at Café Firenze, and plays Chestnut Station in Gadsden on October 7th.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell...with Dale Short guest producing this week. Francesca Rosko tracks community events. Next week on the program, can a drumming session a day keep the doctor away? We examine the therapeutic value of drum circles. I'm Greg Bass and we'll see you next week.