Today on the show it’s all about the music with not one but two live in studio performances, and in between we’re off to the flickies with an eclectic group of screenings from one of our nation’s finest film schools. First, Bethany Chafin gets genuine with The Genuine LIVE in Studio A. Their new album is out, and it’s already making waves on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.
When it comes to music, the late great Duke Ellington may have said it best: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind”. Today on Triad Arts Weekend, you don’t have to worry about the latter because we’ve got blues, to ballads, Bach and beyond! It’s all part of 17 Days Festival with music, art, theatre and more coming to Greensboro September 20th through October 6th. 17 Days Festival is happening courtesy of Arts Greensboro and this year they’re bringing in more than 130 arts events including a concert by multi-platinum selling recording artist Joan Osborne. Joane Osborne is here today on TAW, as is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Aoife O’Donovan. Fresh of the road with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Aoife’s new CD Fossils was picked as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s "must-hear albums of the summer". And speaking of cellists, how about world renowned, multiple Grammy winner Matt Haimovitz? He’s got an amazing cello tribute to Jimmy Hendrix.
Knives were our ancestor’s first tools, one of the oldest forms of art, and among the first family heirlooms. This weekend, on September 21st and 22nd, some of the finest old world craftsmen from the U.S. and Canada will gather with their handmade knives at the SouthEastern Custom Knife Show, held in the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.
Today on the show we’ll take a Train Ride to Perugia with Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody as he shares a sneak preview of the orchestra’s exciting 2013-2014 Classic Series. But first, when it comes to growing in our understanding of one another, nothing helps ensure that humanity is central to the discussion than theatre, music and dance. Nobody knows that better than actor, and human rights activist David Fraccaro, and singer/songwriter Fredd Reyes. They’re turning strangers into neighbors at Faith Action International House in Greensboro, and you're invited.
Today, we begin with things wondrous and humble in one of America’s finest art museums. Then we’ll open up a can of dreams, and scale a treacherous mountain in shoes several sizes too large. And we wrap things up with a good case of the blues on the banks of a New River. Still life that’ll really knock your socks off at Reynolda House, Big Shoes by Open Dream Ensemble, and the 2013 New River Blues Festival are all coming your way.