Thursday, January 08, 2015

Anne Kimzey interviews poet Kyes Stevens, director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project

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Anne Kimzey interviews poet Kyes Stevens, director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project and a 2014 ASCA Literary Arts Fellow. Stevens reads a few poems and discusses her fellowship year and the rewards of teaching poetry-writing and visual arts classes in Alabama’s prisons.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Deputy Director Barbara Edwards visits Roanoke to talk with Kesa Johnston Dunn

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Kesa Dunn and Barbara Edwards at the Main Street Theater
in Roanoke, Alabama
Deputy Director Barbara Edwards visits Roanoke to talk with Kesa Johnston Dunn, who led the efforts to transform the site of a burned-out movie theater into an open air performance space with the help a Cultural Facilities grant from ASCA. 

Ms. Dunn explains the theater’s importance to several generations of community members who recall it as a gathering place as well as a movie house. Ms. Dunn and other members of the Roanoke Rotary Club took on the project so that the site of the old theater will once again be a gathering place for people in Roanoke to enjoy the arts.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Joey Brackner interviews singers David Ivey and Tim Eriksen about Sacred Harp Singing in the Movie Cold Mountain

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David Ivey (top), Tim Eriksen (below)

To help promote our annual Saturday before the First Sunday in February Shape-Note Singing at the Alabama Archives in Montgomery, we are repeating a 2003 interview of Joey Brackner with singers David Ivey and Tim Eriksen about Sacred Harp Singing in the Movie Cold Mountain. Musical examples are included in the program

The Rotunda, 4-Book, Shape-Note singing will take place at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery on Jan 31st, 9:30 AM to 3 PM. It is open to public participation.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Buddy Palmer, president and CEO of Create Birmingham

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This week on Alabama Arts, Buddy Palmer, president and CEO of Create Birmingham, talks about the ways in which his organization has become more responsive to opportunities presented by the city’s growing creative economy.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Arts Education Program manager Diana Green interviews Andy Meadows, Arts Education Specialist for the Alabama State Department of Education

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In this program Arts Education Program manager Diana Green interviews Andy Meadows, Arts Education Specialist for the Alabama State Department of Education, about the administration of Alabama Arts Education Initiative grants (AAEI) and his background as a photographer and educator of photography.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Alabama Dance Council's Executive Director Rosemary Johnson interviews Kyle Abraham

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Alabama Dance Council's Executive Director Rosemary Johnson interviews Kyle Abraham, artistic director of Abraham.In.Motion Dance Company, about the Alabama Dance Festival that will take place January 9 - 18, 2015. 

The Festival offers a variety of performances and classes for all ages and levels.  

Kyle Abraham talks about his work as a dancer and choreographer along with Maritza Mosquera, Director of Outreach and Community Programs for Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion who discusses their free Teacher Workshops that will take place in Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham area where teachers receive movement-based arts integration tools and materials.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Friday, December 19, 2014

This is the second of two consecutive programs that includes musical examples of holiday standards and original songs.

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Herb Trotman of Birmingham is well known as a banjo player, bandleader, Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame member and proprietor of Fretted Instruments, a music store and gathering place for acoustic musicians in the area. Each year, Herb and what he refers to as a “Large and Amorphous Group” of performers produce a CD of Christmas music.

This is the second of two consecutive programs that includes musical examples of holiday standards and original songs. The selections range from sacred to sentimental to downright funny. For many people in Alabama the appearance of the new Christmas CD at Fretted Instruments means the holidays have begun. 

This week’s program features selected music from the four most recent holiday CDs from Herb Trotman and the Large and Amorphous Group.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Herb Trotman and his “Large and Amorphous Group” perform Christmas Music

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Herb Trotman of Birmingham is well known as a banjo player, bandleader, Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame member and proprietor of Fretted Instruments, a music store and gathering place for acoustic musicians in the area. 

Each year, Herb and what he refers to as a “Large and Amorphous Group” of performers produce a CD of Christmas music. The music includes holiday standards and original songs. The selections range from sacred to sentimental to downright funny. 

For many people in Alabama the appearance of the new Christmas CD at Fretted Instruments means the holidays have begun. This week’s program features selected music from the four most recent holiday CDs from Herb Trotman and the Large and Amorphous Group.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx
If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov
Listen first hand using the link below.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Elliot Knight discusses the New South Maker’s Emporium Holiday pop Up Shop in Montgomery.

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This week on Alabama Arts Radio, Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight discusses the New South Maker’s Emporium Holiday pop Up Shop in Montgomery.

The pop up shop, presented by Helicity MGM, will feature the work of 25 river region artists and makers. The holiday pop-up shop will be open from Dec. 1-Dec. 19 at New South Books, which is located at 105 S. Court Street in Montgomery.

Elliot talks with Helicity Executive Director Johnny Veres, Foomatic maker Space founding member Joe Birdwell, and local artists Winfred Hawkins and Kellie Newsome about the shop and the art that will be on sale.


This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kevin Nutt, Folklife archivist for the Alabama Department of Archives and History, interviewing Birmingham native Andrew Nelson,

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To promote the ongoing exhibit of Shackelford photo exhibit at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery we are rebroadcasting Kevin Nutt, Folklife archivist for the Alabama Department of Archives and History, interviewing Birmingham native Andrew Nelson, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland at College Park, about an historic collection of glass plate negatives housed at the Birmingham Library. 

This photographic collection was produced by the Shackelfords, an African American family from the Covin community near Fayette in western Alabama in the early 20th century. The Shackelfords offered photographic services to railway travelers as well as their neighbors.  

Through Nelson’s research a close friendship developed with one of the family’s relatives, Annie Shackelford,  also from the Covin Community.  Together they produced a traveling exhibit of curated photographs called, “Both Sides of the Lens: Photographs by the Shackelford Family (1900-1935).

In this interview Nelson tells the story of his meeting with Annie Shackelford. Also discussed is the Shackelford’s history as photographers and the cultural importance of the collection to Alabama history.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.