Thursday, September 25, 2014

This week on Alabama Arts, Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight talks to visionary visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley.

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This week on Alabama Arts, Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight talks to visionary visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley.

lonnie holley playing piano

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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 17, 2014

Randy and Deborah Beason Neely Arts Center

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Randy Beason     Deborah Beason   
Randy and Deborah Beason are native musicians from rural Alabama, with a passion to provide arts learning to Alabamians of all ages. In Oneonta, AL they have taken an historical theatre and transformed it to the Neely Arts Center, where they are reaching hundreds of students, young and old. Diana Green, arts in education program manager, speaks with them about why they remain so busy giving to others and how they are planning to do more.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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 10, 2014

Bethanne Hill

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Bethanne Hill

This week, visual artist Bethanne Hill of Birmingham talks about her work with Community Arts program manager Deb Boykin. Hill discusses influences that range from her parents’ stories of growing up in rural communities, lush-growing Southern landscapes, and tales of tornados and UFO abductions. She describes the evolution of her distinctive style and talks about her creative process.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sacred Harp Book Company (Cooper revision)

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This program is a rebroadcast of Steve Grauberger interviewing Stanley Smith, John Etheridge, and Bill Aplin, elected officers of the Sacred Harp Book Company (Cooper revision), includes Sacred Harp singing examples. In memory of John Etheridge who passed in 2008 andBill Aplin who passed in May of this year.

Travelers Rest Primitive Baptist Church Samson Alabama

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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: 

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, August 28, 2014

The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rodgers

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This program is a repeat from a 2012 interview with the Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rodgers. They have, in the past, secured record deals, released an album produced by noted producer T-Bone Burnett, toured much of the United States, Europe, and Australia, and opened for Paul Simon.

Folklorist Deborah Boykin talked with the sisters before a November appearance at Decatur's Princess Theater. They discussed their early influences, the audition that led them into the music business, their recent songwriting efforts, and their touring and performing experiences.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Anne Kimzey interviews writer Brooke Bullman of Huntsville



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Brooke Bullman

This week Anne Kimzey interviews writer Brooke Bullman of Huntsville, recipient of a 2014 Literary Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. During the program Bullman discusses her daily writing discipline and reads an excerpt from her novel in progress.


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Artistic Director in Theatre Arts at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Jonathan Fuller

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Jonathan Fuller

In this program Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews Alabama School of Fine Arts, Artistic Director in Theatre Arts,  Jonathan Fuller about his acting background and of recieving his Individual Arts Fellowship in Theatre for 2015 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ralph "Soul" Jackson


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Ralph “Soul” Jackson is a singer and song writer whose career began when he was still in high school in Phenix City. He talks with Deborah Boykin about his first recording session at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, where he got his nickname from producer Rick Hall and teamed up with legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham.  Jackson also discusses his songwriting technique and performance style, as well as his recent CD.
This program is a repeat from 2012.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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, July 31, 2014

Barbara Edwards, Deputy Director, interviews Mrs. Winifred Cobb, President of the Greensboro Opera House, Inc.

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Winnie Cobb Greensboro Opera House
Barbara Edwards, Deputy Director, interviews Mrs. Winifred Cobb, President of the Greensboro Opera House, Inc. In the interview Mrs. Cobb talks about the restoration of the opera house, which was built in 1903 and what it means to have a cultural facility in this small black belt town.
This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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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William Bailey of the Poarch community of Creek Indians


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This show in a repeat from 2006 of William Bailey talking to ACTC Director Joey Brackner. 

The Poarch community of Creek Indians near Atmore is Alabama’s only federally recognized Native American tribe. For more than a decade, William Bailey has been instrumental in bringing Creek elders from Oklahoma to teach the language and to help reintroduce traditions that were no longer practiced in Alabama. The Creek language, a foundation of tribal culture, was the focus of early apprenticeship projects. William built on this effort, working with other tribal members to reestablish the stomp dance and traditional ceremonies in his community. He visited Oklahoma to work with Creek elders such as George Bunny and Sam Proctor, learning about medicinal herbs, making ball sticks and blow guns, and other traditional practices and teaching these skills through the Apprenticeship Program.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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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Susie Bowman of The Kiln Studio and Gallery in Farihope, Alabama.

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In this program Arts Education Program Manager Diana Green talks to ceramic artist and gallery owner Susie Bowman of The Kiln Studio and Gallery in Farihope, Alabama. They discuss the collaborative, curriculum based, arts education project that Bowman produced with a local Fairhope elementary school teacher using ceramic tiles decorated by students that were made into a mosaic now displayed at the school.
This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 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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