Thursday, January 27, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Christophe Jackson

Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews Christophe Jackson. In this program Jackson talks about his research project involving an innovative sound booth that is used to record and analyze physical stresses that a singer encounters during and after a vocal performance or practice. Growing up in the heart of Montgomery, Jackson  studied both classical and jazz music. With a double major in biology and music, Jackson blends his love of music and his fascination with science with his goal of becoming a doctor.
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Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Quilter Bettye Kimbrell

Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Jefferson County quilter Bettye Kimbrell about her work with 4-H Club students and their quilt exhibit at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Kimbrell is a 2008 recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Inspired by Diane Bentley's interest in quilting the Alabama State Council on the Arts has organized an exhibition of quilts titled Alabama Quilts: Stitched for Warmth and Beauty.  The exhibition is on display until March 18th, 2011 at the Alabama Artists Gallery, 201 Monroe Street in Montgomery.  There are works by 28 quilters, including the Cathedral Window quilt panel made by Dianne Bentley while traveling with her husband during his campaign.

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, David Ivey, Tim Erikson

This program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner interviewing David Ivey and Tim Eriksen about Sacred Harp Singing in the Movie, Cold Mountain. Sacred Harp musical examples are included in the program
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Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Mark Gooch

Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Birmingham photographer Mark Gooch about his career and an important publication documenting Alabama folk artists for the exhibition called; Carry On: Celebrating Twenty Years of the Alabama Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. (click here for PDF) This program is a rebroadcast from 2008.
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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio,Priscilla Hancock Cooper

This program is a 2006 rebroadcast of Randy Shoults, Community Arts, Literature and Design Program Manager for the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviewing Priscilla Hancock Cooper about her literary works. Cooper is the coordinator for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and she is also a teaching writer with the Writing Our Stories Project (Chalkville Campus), an anti-violence creative writing program for incarcerated youth. Writing Our Stories takes place through a cooperative arrangement between the Alabama Writers' Forumand the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS).  Cooper is the Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature recipient for 2005. She reads samples from her literary works.