Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Southern Spring Show And FELA!

Part One: Southern Spring Home And Garden Show. Earlier this month, the groundhog told us that spring is on its way, but if there were any question about that, the approach of the annual Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in Charlotte would have confirm that spring is almost here. We'll be joined by Joan Zimmerman, co-founder of Southern Shows, the company that puts on the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show, along with son David who is the president of that company to talk about why consumer shows are still so popular with attendees, and about the difference between consumer shows and retail stores, not only for the consumer but for the vendors. And we'll also be joined by one of the headlining garden expert who will give us some tidbits to get us ready for spring planting.

Guests
Joan Zimmerman
- Co-founder of Southern Shows Inc., the company that runs the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show
David Zimmerman - President of Southern Shows, Inc.
Carmen Johnston - Garden Lifestyle Expert for The Southern Living Plant Collection and the founder of the garden event company Nectar and Company.

  • Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is Thursday February 28 - Sunday March 3 at The Park Expo and Conference Center. Details.

Part Two: FELA! One of the most critically acclaimed musicals of the 2010 Broadway season has made its way to the Queen City. FELA! is the story of the life of Fela Kuti, activist and creator of the blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies known as Afrobeat. Audiences are taken to the days when Kuti was a target of government soldiers who were assigned to keep him from performing. We'll hear about the story, the music and meet the stars of the show, including former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams.
Guests
Michelle Williams
- "Sandra Izsadore" in FELA!, multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and actress, best known as one-third of Destiny's Child
Adesola Osakalumi - "Fela Anikulapo-Kuti" in FELA!, Actress, choreographer, singer, dancer

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