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The WHQR Community Advisor Board Social

The MC Erny Gallery

Thursday, June 30th

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The WHQR Community Advisor Board will hold a mixer in the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, June 30th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to meet WHQR Community Advisor Board members and learn more about the board and the station. We'll will provide great wine and hors d’oeuvres!

The Shakespearean canon seems to address the entire spectrum of human foible and fallibility. Modern audiences continue to find meaning in the work to address humankind's existential struggle. Christopher Marino, a Shakespeare scholar, director, and actor, recently went to the Bard for assistance in a critique of North Carolina's HB2 law (the "Bathroom Bill").

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From vocal fry to uptalk, women’s voices have come under greater scrutiny in the media, with some calling these trends an epidemic.  But sociolinguists view these innovations much differently. 

You may have heard people complain about women’s use of uptalk—a rising intonation at the end of a phrase that sort of sounds like asking a question.  While some say uptalk has the effect of making women sound uncertain, Caroline Myrick, a sociolinguistics instructor at North Carolina State University, says all genders use it to indicate something else entirely:

Artist Kristen Crouch graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design  2 years ago; after graduation, she set up a studio in Wilmington's Acme Studios. Kristen has organized a group exhibit this month-it's called OMNI: An Interactive Art Experience, opening this Fourth Friday.  This multifaceted, experiential exhibit includes performance art and audience participation in addition to 2-D hanging art. 

It's hard to believe that Garrison Kellior's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion is less than two weeks away — and it's true what they say about time flying!

Join us in the MC Erny Gallery at 5 pm on Saturday, July 2nd as Garrison Keillor takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as Host of A Prairie Home Companion. We invite you to bring your favorite hot dish, libation, and fond Garrison Keillor memories to our listening party in the MC Erny Gallery. We’ll provide soft drinks, snacks, and FUN!

Filmmaking has been a big part of the Cape Fear region for years. The Cape Fear Museum in downtown Wilmington is giving a nod to the film industry with a special exhibit called Starring Cape Fear!, featuring over 100 items from a selection of movies and tv shows, spanning from the 1984 film Firestarter to the current tv series Sleepy Hollow.


The Sea Notes Choral Society is performing its summer concert, American Patriot, at the end of this month, on Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th.  The show is directed by the Sea Notes' new director, Lois Moore, who has brought new challenges to the singers. This concert promises to be something new for this group after 42 years of performing.  

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When you use a disposable diaper, some scientists would tell you the plastic in that diaper actually stays in the environment for hundreds of years.  The plastic bag you brought home from the grocery store?  Estimates vary, but some put the number of years it takes to decompose as high as one thousand.  Whether those numbers are accurate or more research needs to be done doesn’t change what we know about how plastics are showing up in oceans all over the world – and not only harming marine life – but becoming part of the human food chain. 

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