Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Arts in Education Program Manager Diana Green interviews Randy Foster, Program Manager for Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts
This program features Christmas songs selected from the Fretted Instruments Christmas CDs. In years past Herb Trotman, Wayne Anderson, and numerous Alabama musicians have put together CDs of Christmas music which are distributed each year at Fretted Instruments, Trotman's music store in Homewood. The project involves what Herb calls "the Large and Amorphous Group", made up of area bands and musicians who record Christmas music especially for each year's CD.
In this program Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Robert Haygens of Opp about making white oak baskets and teaching his traditional craft through the support of the Alabama Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. Mr. Haygens walks listeners through the entire basketmaking process from selecting the right tree, to weaving the oak splits, to attaching the rim and handles.
Yvette Jones-Smedley, Performing Arts Program Manager interviews Alabama Dance Council Executive Director Rosemary Johnson about the 2011 Dance Festival.