Midday Interviews

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.  

Kids Making It

Kids Making It is holding its Annual Breakfast on Tuesday, June 21st at the Coastline Convention Center by the river on Nutt Street. The Building Kids Up Breakfast is a fundraiser, but it doesn't cost a dime to attend.

Jim Downey

Jim Downey had a career as a scientific glassblower, creating glass components for electronics applications in Princeton, New Jersey. After 30 years, Jim retired from scientific glasswork and shifted his focus to glass art.  He works in miniatures-particularly holiday ornaments, jewelry, statuettes-even glass straws and stirrers. Each month, Jim's creations are put toward charity with an open house sale at Jim Downey Glass  with 10% of revenue going to local non-profits.

Wilmington Symphonic Winds (WSW) performs its final concert of the 2015-16 season on Father's Day at 7:00 pm at Kenan Auditorium. Music From Around the World features Italian, French, Russian, Cuban, and American pieces conducted by Dr. John LaCognata.

Brunswick Little Theatre

This weekend, Brunswick Little Theatre (BLT) in Southport opens a show that's a real departure from its usual fare. Stop Kiss is a play that is structured unusually with a non-linear timeline, and the story is about two women in love who are physically attacked at their first kiss.  The play was written by Diana Son, who has writing credits with SatellitesLaw & OrderCriminal Intent, Southland and Blue Bloods.

Zach Hanner, Artistic Director of TheatreNow, has adapted another book by Celia Rivenbark into a stage play. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier (Rivenbark's most popular book) is onstage at TheatreNow on Friday and Saturday nights now through July 30.

Cameron Art Museum is holding a race: Art Moves Midtown, 5K & Minnie's Fun Run.  The race begins at 7:30 am Saturday, with the 5K course beginning at CAM's Pyramid, through Forks, Halyburton Park, and finishing under the Mel Chin sculpture.  Minnie's Fun Run is a truncated course of 1 mile. Folks can sign up as late as Saturday morning. 

Opera House Theatre Company is kicking off its summer season with Monty Python's Spamalot. This award-winning musical-3 Tonys, 3 Drama Desks, 1 Theatre World, and 1 Grammy-is onstage at Thalian Hall through June 26th.  Director Jason Aycock joined us to talk about the show.

Frank Trimble is a local actor, director, a professor in Communications Studies, a lyricist, and a composer. He has authored several musicals, including Fly Right, Ebeneezer, and Noah. Trimble's Extra! Extra! The Musical premiered in 2013; since then, he's reshaped the piece, now produced by Big Dawg Productions.  The show has 4 more performances June 9-12, Thursday-Saturday at 8:00, Sunday at 3:00.