Arts & Life
1:52 pm
Sun March 5, 2006

Alabama Life - March 5, 2006

Two classical performers talk about their concerts and Auburn's Wayne Flynt talks about To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee and Truman Capote.

Richard Glazier, Steinway Artist, performed at Forbes Piano Company in Homewood, Alabama. He paid tribute to the Gershwins and Birmingham's own Hugh Martin. Before the concert, though, he spoke with our classical music host, David Duff.

Joshua Bell also talked to David Duff. He will be in Alabama on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. Click the MP3 link above to hear both interviews, then check the Events Calendar to find out the specifics of Bell's visit to the state.

Also on Alabama Life this week was an interview heard originally during All Things Considered on March 3, 2006. New evidence may end the decades-old speculation that Truman Capote (not Harper Lee) wrote the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Dr. Wayne Flynt, retired professor of history from Auburn University, discussed the basis for the persistent rumor and explained why it is false. This story is not in the web version of Alabama Life or its podcast, but can be heard here on NPR.org.