Thursday, October 24, 2013

Julius Pryor III

This week, Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews motivational speaker and Montgomery, Alabama native, Julius Pryor III. Pryor was the keynote speaker at this year's Bill Bates Leadership Conference for Alabama Arts Administrators held at Cheaha State Park.  (more)

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Priscilla Crommelin Ball, and Adria Ferrali, River Region Ballet School and Youth Company

Diana Green interviews Priscilla Crommelin Ball, director of the newly formed River Region Ballet School and Youth Company; and Adria Ferrali, previously a Martha Graham Company dancer and choreographer from Florence, Italy.  Priscilla and Adria are working on a new production about Alabama ghosts, inspired by Kathryn Tucker Windham’s ghost stories. Adria talks about her inspiration and her friendship with Bobby Horton, who has arranged music for the production. This entire collaboration stems from the Cultural Exchange program instigated by the Council during an initial trip to Pietrasanta, Italy in 2008.(more)

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Shana Berger and Nathan Purath, Co-Directors of the Coleman Center for the Arts in York, Alabama

This week Community Arts Program Manager Deborah Boykin interviews Shana Berger and Nathan Purath, Co-Directors of the Coleman Center for the Arts in York, Alabama.  They discuss the history of the Center and various artistic projects produced through the years in their artists- in- residence program. This includes the well received Open House Project created by former artist-in-residence, Matthew Mazzotta(more)

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