Studio 619 for March 18, 2007

2007 Grawemeyer Award Winner Sebastian Currier

The Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition is among the most highly sought and revered prizes in music. It’s awarded annually, through an anonymous process, to a composer and their composition that has been premiered in the previous four years. Sebastian Currier was announced as the 2007 winner, with his composition Static. The announcement was made on March 8, 2007 in New York City at Carnegie Hall, during a concert featuring the University of Louisville School of Music.

Beverly Bartlett

Let’s face it; whether or not we want to admit it, most of us love celebrity gossip. But is the lure of celebrity or watching the famous fall? In her new novel, “Cover Girl Confidential”, local author Beverly Bartlett explores the nature of celebrity, and dishes a little fictional dirt. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Bartlett about her writing style and joys of celebrity watching.

Kim Lavine

Imagine you are a stay-at-home mom with two young children and your husband loses his job. Your mortgage is two hundred thousand dollars. Unfortunately, this story isn’t an uncommon one, but Kim Lavine decided to control her destiny and the destiny of her family by taking an original product she made at her kitchen table and turning it into a multi-million dollar business. Now Lavine shares her secrets in her book “Mommy Millionaire. How I turned my kitchen table idea into a million dollars and how you can too!”

Ali Basye

Poodle skirts. Mini Skirts. Throughout fashion history, skirt lengths and shapes have reflected the changing attitudes and fortunes of Western culture. This week, WFPL’s Laura Ellis speaks with Ali Basye, author of “The Long and Short of It: A Madcap History of the Skirt”, about great moments in skirt history.

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