The Arts Underground

Can you manage a mambo? Or perhaps a waltz? The Arts Underground with Beth Norwood takes your mind places it didn't know it wanted to go.

This two-hour, free-form program seeks to delight the senses. You'll hear interviews with artists, and music from across time and space...and maybe you'll find a few hidden musical treasures.

The Arts Underground airs Saturday from 1-3pm ... or listen to a podcast below.

The Arts Underground "Funny Things" (July 4, 2015) Hour 1

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sam McLeroy is a comedienne who also writes funny songs; she often sings and plays the guitar during her sets. She only consented to be interviewed for this show if I promised her that I would play music from Paul Simon's Graceland  I had to sign in blood. It was horrible!!! Fortunately, I survived. 

The Arts Underground "Funny Things" (July 4, 2015) Hour 2

Monday, July 6, 2015

Just kidding, I didn't really have to sign in blood. I did play music from Paul Simon's Graceland though, and also music by Cesaria Evora, Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate. Haha.

The Arts Underground "Doing What You Love" (June 27, 2015) Hour 1

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sandra Lasater is a painter with an unusual story. We'll hear about how she began her art career, along with some music she likes to listen to for inspiration while she paints. Also, we'll have music of Havergal Brian, Gustav Mahler, Erik Satie, and Domenico Scarlatti.

The Arts Underground "Doing What You Love" (June 27, 2015) Hour 2

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sandra Lasater is a painter with an unusual story. We'll hear about how she began her art career, along with some music she likes to listen to for inspiration while she paints. Also, we'll have music of Havergal Brian, Gustav Mahler, Erik Satie, and Domenico Scarlatti.

The Arts Underground "Pretty Pictures" (June 20, 2015) Hour 1

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pretty pictures in music by Maurice Ravel, Robert Schumann, W. A. Mozart, Yip Harburg and The Moody Blues. Also, photographer Jennifer Tarkington of the Lowe Mill talks with Beth Norwood about her work. 

The Arts Underground "Pretty Pictures" (June 20, 2015) Hour 2

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pretty pictures in music by Maurice Ravel, Robert Schumann, W. A. Mozart, Yip Harburg and The Moody Blues. Also, photographer Jennifer Tarkington of the Lowe Mill talks with Beth Norwood about her work.

The Arts Underground "Southern Music and Art" (June 13, 2015) Hour 1

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chad Burton Johnson does art in the South, and it's somewhat controversial. We'll hear him talk about his work, and we'll hear a good bit of Southern music as well. Y'all come on in.

The Arts Underground "Southern Music and Art" (June 13, 2015) Hour 2

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chad Burton Johnson is a Southern artist, and we'll hear him talk a little bit about his somewhat controversial work on today's show. Also we have a good bit of music for the American South. Y'all make yourselves at home, now. 

The Arts Underground "All Kinds of Music" (May 30, 2015) Hour 1

Monday, June 1, 2015

Comedienne Sharon Singletary shares her observations on starting a career in comedy. She likes all kinds of music, and that's what we'll hear, featuring works by the Beatles, Ravi Shankar,  Erin Miley, and Gilbert & Sullivan, among others.

The Arts Underground "All Kinds of Music" (May 30, 2015) Hour 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

Comedienne Sharon Singletary shares her observations on starting a career in comedy. She likes all kinds of music, and that's what we'll hear, featuring works by the Beatles, Ravi Shankar,  Erin Miley, and Gilbert & Sullivan, among others. 

The Arts Underground "Music for the Modern and the Smart" (May 23, 2015) Hour 1

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An interview with Tarra Anzalone and Amanda Blanton of the design firm Modern and Smart, at the Lowe Mill. Also we'll hear some of Amanda and Tarra's most recent favorite modern music, and some music by Mozart to make you smarter.

The Arts Underground "Music for the Modern and the Smart" (May 23, 2015) Hour 2

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An interview with Tarra Anzalone and Amanda Blanton of the design firm Modern and Smart, at the Lowe Mill. Also we'll hear some of Amanda and Tarra's most recent favorite modern music, and some music by Mozart to make you smarter.

The Arts Underground "David Nuttall's Artimaps" (May 16, 2015) Hour 1

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lowe Mill artist and cartographer David Nuttall makes things called Artimaps. He'll explain to us exactly what those are. We'll also navigate our way through some musical places such as Chris Potter's Imaginary Cities, Jennifer Higdon's City Scape and some music by the Alloy Orchestra for the silent film Metropolis. Stand in the place where you are!

The Arts Underground "David Nuttall's Artimaps" (May 16, 2015) Hour 2

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lowe Mill artist and cartographer David Nuttall makes things called Artimaps. He'll explain to us exactly what those are. We'll also navigate our way through some musical places such as Chris Potter's Imaginary Cities, Jennifer Higdon's City Scape and some music by the Alloy Orchestra for the silent film Metropolis. Stand in the place where you are! 

The Arts Underground "Claire-ly Glass" (May 9, 2015) Hour 1

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Music about glass, music for glass harmonicas, an interview with glass artist Claire Mikkelsen of HAL and Lowe Mill, and music by Philip Glass, of course.

The Arts Underground "Claire-ly Glass" (May 9, 2015) Hour 2

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Music about glass, music for glass harmonicas, an interview with glass artist Claire Mikkelsen of HAL and Lowe Mill, and music by Philip Glass, of course.

The Arts Underground "Watercolors" (May 2, 2015) Hour 1

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lowe Mill and Huntsville Art League artist Terri Shows loves to paint in watercolors. She tells the story of how this happened and I found some watercolory music to go with her interview. We'll hear works of Gustav Mahler and Claude Debussy, and Trout Fishing in America.

The Arts Underground "Watercolors" (May 2, 2014) Hour 2

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lowe Mill and Huntsville Art League artist Terri Shows loves to paint in watercolors. She tells the story of how this happened and I found some watercolory music to go with her interview. We'll hear works of Gustav Mahler and Claude Debussy, and Trout Fishing in America.

The Arts Underground "Tom Hand and Shahrazad" (April 25, 2015) Hour 1

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Huntsville comedian Tom Hand talks about comedy to the tunes of Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, and the Igor Butman Orchestra. What's so funny about that, ha ha ha yourself. 

The Arts Underground "Tom Hand and Shahrazad" (April 25, 2015) Hour 2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Huntsville comedian Tom Hand talks about comedy to the tunes of Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, and the Igor Butman Orchestra. What's so funny about that, ha ha ha yourself.

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