Friday, December 09, 2016

William Christenberry at his home in Washington D.C in 2007, program 1

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Joey Brackner and Williams Christenberry

This program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner, Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, interviewing Alabama native, and renowned artist, William Christenberry at his home in Washington D.C in 2007.  William Christenberry died Monday, November 28, 2016 in Washington, DC at the age of 80.

This is the first of two interviews with Christenberry discussing his life's work as an artist that includes drawing and painting as well as his unique dream house sculptures and acclaimed photographic documentation of rural Alabama.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. central, on the Troy 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

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Alabama visual artist Chintia Kirana

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Chintia Kirana

ASCA Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight talks with Alabama visual artist Chintia Kirana about her artistic inspirations and career as well as her role as Editor in Chief for Expose Art Magazine. 

Chintia was born in Indonesia, but grew up in Montgomery and recently returned to Alabama’s Capitol City after moving away to earn her Masters of Fine Arts in Illinois. 

Check out Chintia’s artwork on her website at http://www.chintiakirana.com/

Learn more about Expose Art Magazine at http://exposeartmagazine.com/ and keep up to date about events happening at the Art House, an alternative art space and studio run by Chinita in Montgomery: https://www.facebook.com/exposearthouse

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 P.M., on the Troy 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

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Diana Green, visits Good Hope High School

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Arts in Education Program Manager, Diana Green, visits Good Hope High School, where English Teacher, Anita Richter, coordinates a school wide poetry recitation competition.

This is Phase One of Alabama’s Poetry Out Loud program, and the winner of this competition moves forward to a regional competition and then to ASCA’s state finals at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Green interviews three students that just finished participating and placed at the top in their school program. Jacob Smith won third place, Chris Parker won second place, and Maggie Stewart became the school champion. As a bonus, we hear from Peyton Hall, who is a self-taught banjo player, who entertained during the scoring interludes of the competition.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 P.M., on the Troy 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

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Cast King and Matt Downer

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Cast King portrait by marc gooch

This program is a rebroadcast of a 2005 interview by Anne Kimzey with musicians Cast King and Matt Downer from Sand Mountain. Guitarist and songwriter Cast King and his former band The Country Drifters recorded with Sun Records of Memphis in the 1950s. Matt Downer, a young musician, worked with Mr. King for a few years to learn his guitar style and to record his music and life history. During the program Mr. King performed three of the approximately 500 songs he wrote in his lifetime. Cast King died in 2007.

Cast King and Matt Downer

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 P.M. Central, on the Troy 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

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ASCA Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient Curtis Benzle

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This program is a repeat from 2015 of Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight interviewing ASCA Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient Curtis Benzle about his work as a porcelain artist and teacher.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8 to 8:30 P.M. central, on the Troy 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
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Friday, October 07, 2016

Deborah Boykin talks with Al Head, ASCA Executive Director and Nick Spitzer, host and producer of American Routes

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Nick Spitzer and Al Head

Deborah Boykin talks with Al Head, ASCA Executive Director and Nick Spitzer, host and producer of American Routes, heard on Saturday nights on Troy Public Radio. They discuss working together in Louisiana when Al, as Executive Director of the Louisiana State Council on the Arts, hired Nick as the agency’s folklorist. Other topics include the growth of public folklore in the Southeast and the rich musical traditions found in the region.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 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

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Byzantine-style iconographer Elias Katsaros of Huntsville

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Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Byzantine-style iconographer Elias Katsaros of Huntsville about his long career decorating the sanctuaries of more than 40 Orthodox churches across the country. Mr. Katsaros is a master artist with the State Arts Council’s Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program and is passing on his art to three students in his Greek Orthodox community.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 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

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Below is the Alabama Public Television Program, Journey Proud featuring Elias Katsaros with Anne Kimzey and Joey Brackner.
Iconography from Alabama Public Television on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

John Davis

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This program is a rebroadcast of pianist John Davis talking with Community Arts program manager Deborah Boykin about his interest in the music of Blind Tom, a 19th Century composer who was born a slave in Columbus, Georgia and who went on to tour the country playing his compositions in opera houses, concert halls, and other performance venues. In 2015 Mr. Davis visited Alabama on a tour arranged by the Southern Literary Trail in partnership with the Mobile Arts Council. He played from Blind Tom’s repertoire in Mobile, Tuskegee, and Demopolis and gave a multi-media presentation about Blind Tom’s life.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 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

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Peter Prinz

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Barbara Edwards, Deputy Director, interviews Peter Prinz, ASCA’s 2016 Arts Administration Fellowship recipient. Peter talks about his work at Space One Eleven and Space One Eleven’s participation in the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Change Capital in the Arts program. This program helps arts organizations adapt their programming, operations and finances to thrive in a changed and changing economic and cultural landscape.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 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

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David Davis talking to Deborah Boykin

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This program is a repeat of a 2009 interview with Bluegrass musician David Davis talking to Deborah Boykin about his musical influences, including shapenote singing, Charlie Louvin, and his uncle, Cleo Davis, one of Bill Monroe's original Bluegrass Boys. He also discusses his experiences as leader of the Warrior River Boys, one of Alabama's most prominent bluegrass bands. The program includes music from their  CD, Two Dimes and a Nickle.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aaron Head, Gallery Manager at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment in Huntsville

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Aaron Head and Deb Boykin
Deb Boykin talks with Aaron Head, Gallery Manager at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment in Huntsville. Aaron describes the on-going activities at Lowe Mill, including the studios where working artists demonstrate their techniques and sell their work, the Concerts on the Dock, and the exhibitions and gallery talks he curates.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:00 to 8:30 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.

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