Midday Interviews

100 Artists in the Landfall Foundation Art Show

Aug 20, 2015

The Landfall Foundation is a non-profit charitable distribution organization providing hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding to projects for the past 20 years.   Granting goes to Arts, Health & Welfare, and Education initiatives by organizations in our area.  When the Foundation isn't granting money, it's busy raising it.

Misadventure is Better

Aug 19, 2015

David Campbell graduated from Hoggard High School, went to college, and planned to spend a year in France.  Somehow he ended up living abroad for 7 years. 

Mr. Campbell has written a book about his travels, particularly relishing mishaps and accidents-basically, embracing the unexpected:  Misadventure is Better (Adventure is good. When it goes wrong, it's Great)

Eryn Roberts is the new Community Ambassador for Yelp Wilmington.  The new local entity is having a launch party on Wednesday, August 19 at A Tasting Room.  


Aug 17, 2015

The 4th Annual Sarus Festival is underway!  We were delighted to have founder/director Karola Luttringhaus in the studio last week, along with dancer/choreographer Rachael Goolsby and artist/curator Janette Hopper.  

There are performances, workshops, lectures, and general happenings in downtown Wilmington through Sunday, August 23.  Check out the schedule to find out all the details.  

Recovery Rock Fest: Folk & Rock / Clean & Sober

Aug 12, 2015

Nyla Petruccione founded Recovery Rock Fest not just for people in addiction recovery; it's also for anyone who loves rock and folk music, but who would like to experience it without the alcohol/drug culture.  Nyla put on a similar festival in Florida, but this is the first one  she is directing in Wilmington.  Performers are Melissa Ferrick, Stray Local,

Don Skinner launched Phoenix Employment Ministries in 2002.  He just retired from his post as the Executive Director and by December, he'll be fully retired.  We had the opportunity to chat with Don as he reflects on the work he's done and how to release it as he leaves the organization in able hands.  

The Real Thing

Aug 7, 2015

Thalian Association (TA) has spent the summer staging plays at the intimate theatre on 3rd Street, the Red Barn Studio Theatre.  The offerings have been different than the popular musicals TA often produces; instead, thoughtful and sometimes intense dramas have been on the ticket.

Ray Kennedy is wearing the director's hat and the choreographer's cravat for Chicago, produced by Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall.   Ray and actress Michelle Braxton (Mama Morton) came into the studio to tell us all about the show-a fun conversation about the history of the show, Reality TV, and the top-notch performers in this production. 

This weekend: Stuff the Bus!

Aug 5, 2015

Bethany Leighton, the Resource Development Director with Communities in Schools, visited our studio to tell us about the Stuff the Bus campaign.  School supplies are being collected for students in all grade levels, so items ranging from crayons to calculators to composition books are needed.  These supplies are funneled through social workers at area schools for distribution to students in need.  

"Simply Classical" from Chamber Music Wilmington

Aug 4, 2015

Barbara McKenzie, the Artistic Director of Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW), joined us along with outgoing president Pat Marriott to announce the performers CMW is bringing to Wilmington over the next several months.   

Phil Stine is the incoming president; hopefully, we'll hear from Phil later this season.