Thursday, February 04, 2016

Interviews and Blues music of Johnny Shines.

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Johnny Shines in Montgomery

In this program we feature an edited version of a great Radiovisions production done in the 1990s by Russell Gulley and the Bill Wills Arts Council of Fort Payne, AL. This program features biographical interviews and blues music of Johnny Shines

Shines received the Alabama Folk Heritage Award in 1989 by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. This award was established to recognize master folk artists who have made outstanding contributions to their particular artistic tradition. The award is intended to honor long-term achievement within art forms that are rooted in the traditional or ethnic culture of Alabama

Johnny Shines (1915 - 1992) was one of the last of the old style blues musicians and a colleague of the legendary Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf and others. His life mirrored blues history from his delta beginnings to his move to Chicago where he was part of the electrification of the blues to his rediscovery during the 1970's by a generation of mostly white blues fans.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Folklife Program Manager Anne Kimzey talks to 2016 Folk Arts Apprenticeship grantee and Sacred Harp singing teacher Bill Hogan.


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Bill Hogan

Folklife Program Manager Anne Kimzey talks to 2016 Folk Arts Apprenticeship grantee and Sacred Harp singing teacher Bill Hogan. Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants go to master artists to teach their traditional skills to students.

Hogan discusses his is participation in shape-note music and the teaching of a new class on the Sacred Harp singing tradition that is free and available to the general public every 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Jubilee Center, 432 S Goldthwaite St. in Montgomery at 5:30 to 7 PM

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Gina Clifford talks to Cathy Gerachis DesignAlabama board member, Cheryl Morgan retired professor of architecture at Auburn University, and Jay Lamar, Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, about Connect-Livity.


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In this program DesignAlabama Executive Director Gina Clifford talks to Cathy Gerachis DesignAlabama board member, Cheryl Morgan retired professor of architecture at Auburn University, and Jay Lamar, Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, about Connect-Livity.  

Connect-Livity is a series of six regional design charrettes to take place across Alabama in 2016 in association with Southern Makers' events.  Southern Makers is a curated group of artisans working in various fields such as fiber arts, food, wood crafts, fashion and other focus areas.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Deputy Director Barbara Edwards talks to Martha Lockett, Executive Director of Arts Revive In Selma, Alabama.

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Deputy Director Barbara Edwards talks to Martha Lockett, Executive Director of Arts Revive In Selma, Alabama. They discuss projects that Arts Revive is in the process of implementing and their success in the adaptive reuse of the old Carneal Auto Parts property on the Alabama River as their new center for arts in Selma. 

They talk about the ongoing phases of development of adapting other adjacent buildings into a larger arts complex.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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, December 30, 2015

Community Arts Program Manager Deb Boykin talks to Alabama Native musician and song writer Herschel Sizemore.

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Herschel Sizemore
Herschel Sizemore photo by deb boykin

Community Arts Program Manager Deb Boykin talks to Alabama Native musician and song writer Herschel Sizemore.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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, December 23, 2015

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through a woman's eye marian furman

In this program Anne Kimzey talks to author and photographer Marian Furman of Camden, Alabama about her new book, Through a Woman's Eye: The Early 20th Century Photography of Alabama's Edith Morgan.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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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Through a Woman's Eye presents an evocative collection of a hundred black and white photographs made by Edith Morgan of Camden, a small town in Wilcox County, Alabama, just after the turn of the twentieth century. Morgan was educated locally before attending the School of the Chicago Art Institute. Subsequently she returned to Camden where she spent the remainder of her life teaching art. She also taught illiterate blacks and whites to read.

Thirty years ago, Marian Furman, also of Camden and herself a professional photographer, discovered an album made by Morgan of photographs of her friends, students, and local African Americans. The latter, although somewhat stereotypical of photographs of blacks at the time, are sympathetic; they reveal the humanity of Morgan's subjects.

This volume collects Morgan's photographs, along with essays that put them in the context of time and place. Professor Hardy Jackson's essay presents a personal memory. Furman describes socioeconomic and political conditions in Wilcox County and offers biographical information on the Morgan family. Dr. Matthew Mason of Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library presents additional biographical information and offers a critical assessment of Morgan's photographs, comparing her work to that of contemporary photographers, especially her female peers.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas songs for your enjoyment

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ASCA Christmas pictuer

This program is the second of two radio shows that feature Alabama Musicians performing seasonal Christmas songs for your enjoyment.  Included in the show are recordings from the Large and Amorphous Group of Christmas CDs produced each year by Herb Trottman of Fretted Instruments in Homewood, featuring a wide variety of Alabama musicians and singers.  Also included are selections from the instrumental group Act of Congress, the bluegrass band Iron Horse, multi-instrumentalist and arranger Bobbly Horton,  Gospel Quartet the Swan Silvertones with Claude Jeter and Birmingham a cappela quartet the Fairfield Four.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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, November 18, 2015

Community Arts program manager Deb Boykin talks with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Spooner Oldham.

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Spooner Oldham by Joe Wheeler Lake
Community Arts program manager Deb Boykin talks with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Spooner Oldham. Spooner discussing growing up in Center Star, his work as a teenaged session musician at FAME studios, songwriting, and his experiences performing with a diverse group of artists including Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, the Drive-By Truckers, and the Everly Brothers.
This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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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Monday, November 16, 2015

Joey Brackner interviewing Alabama's curator of historic song - Bobby Horton

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Bobby Horton playing a guitar

This program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner interviewing Alabama's curator of historic song - Bobby Horton.  Best known for his CDs of Civil War era music and membership in the popular band Three On a String, Mr. Horton also discusses his family's musical heritage and his work composing songs for numerous Ken Burns' documentary films. Bobby Horton was a recipient of a 2005 Governor's Arts Award.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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, November 04, 2015

Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight talks with wood craftsman Robin Wade about his inspirations and processes.

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furniture by Robin Wade

This week on Alabama Arts Radio, Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight talks with wood craftsman Robin Wade about his inspirations and processes. 

Wade lives in the Shoals area of north Alabama and produces a wide range of one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and sculpture using ethically-sourced native Alabama hardwoods. Learn more about Robin and his work here: http://robinwadefurniture.com/

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:   bsp;
  • 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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Thursday, October 29, 2015

This program originally aired in 2004. It is a repeat of ASCA Deputy Director Barbara Edwards interviewing Jazz musician Eric Essix

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Eric Essix from his facebook page

This program originally aired in 2004. It is a repeat of ASCA Deputy Director Barbara Edwards interviewing Jazz musician Eric Essix about his work with the rural schools touring program (now called Alabama Touring Artist Program) and his work as a producer, songwriter and musician.  The show includes his musical arrangements and composition.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 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.