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Tales from the South 001

From: Paula Morell
Series: Tales from the South: Fall 2010 Season
Length: 29:00

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Travel offers new experiences; some more pleasant than others. Dottie Lou Norwood shares an unusual nightly ritual, Brittany Edwardes escapes school life for a summer of gardening, and May Griebel faces down a German guard of the "loo." Southern-style storytelling in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Everyday people telling all kinds of different stories: all true, all told by the Southerners who lived them. Music by blues guitarist Mark Simpson.

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Travel offers new experiences; some more pleasant than others. Dottie Lou Norwood shares an unusual nightly ritual, Brittany Edwardes escapes school life for a summer of gardening, and May Griebel faces down a German guard of the "loo." Southern-style storytelling in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Everyday people telling all kinds of different stories: all true, all told by the Southerners who lived them. Music by blues guitarist Mark Simpson.

Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.

Piece Description

Travel offers new experiences; some more pleasant than others. Dottie Lou Norwood shares an unusual nightly ritual, Brittany Edwardes escapes school life for a summer of gardening, and May Griebel faces down a German guard of the "loo." Southern-style storytelling in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Everyday people telling all kinds of different stories: all true, all told by the Southerners who lived them. Music by blues guitarist Mark Simpson.

Tales from the South is a 29-minute weekly radio show recorded in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Each week, everyday Southerners read their own true story, unrehearsed and live. Local musicians play during dinner, and blues guitarist Mark Simpson plays on the show. Stories range from funny to sad, to enlightening to touching. Writers are all from the South. Although the show itself is unrehearsed, the literary memoirs have been worked on for weeks leading up to the recording. All stories are true and told by the Southerners who lived them.

Broadcast History

Tales from the South has been on the air for 6 years on UALR Public Radio (KUAR). This show aired on KUAR on October 7, 2010, and on World Radio Network on October 10, 2010.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Tales from the South Mark Simpson :02

Additional Files

Additional Credits

William F. Laman Library
The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
The Argenta Arts Foundation
AY Magazine

Related Website

http://www.talesfromthesouth.com