Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews - 8/13/14
2:55 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "Introducing Thalian Hall"

Joining us today was Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Rivenbark has just published "Introducing Thalian Hall" as part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. Something of a local celebrity, Rivenbark is known for his talent as an actor, director and raconteur and is the perfect person to write the captions for historical images of Thalian Hall.  Rivenbark will be hosting a book singing and chat in Thalian Hall's Ballroom at 3pm this Sunday.

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Midday Interviews 8/7/14
2:18 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Film Festival Programmer Shona Thomson

Shona Thomson and Jemila Ericson

Today's guest, film festival programmer Shona Thomson is with us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland.  Lucky us, Thomson is here for two weeks asartist-in-residence for the upcoming film festival, Cucalorus. In preparation for the much-beloved upcoming Cucalorus film festival, Thomson is here to tell us about two exciting events she has planned.

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Midday Interviews - 8/6/2014
2:25 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Midday Interview: Anthony Lawson and Claire Bennett on "Good People"

Director Anthony Lawson and Actress Claire Bennett

Today's guests, director Anthony Lawson and actress Claire Bennett, discussed the upcoming performance of "Good People"  at Thalian Association's Red Barn Studio. Performances will run from August 7 through August 30,  Thursdays-Sundays. For more information visit thalian.org.

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Midday Interviews - 8/5/2014
2:09 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Nina Danilova and Rafael Grigorian, Guest Teachers at City Ballet

From Left: Rafael Grigorian, Andrea Hill, Alex Hill, Nina Danilova
Alexa Doran

Today Jemila talked to Nina Danilova and Rafael Grigorian about their experience as artists -in- residence/guest teachers at the City Ballet. For more information - http://www.cityballetofwilmington.org/

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Midday Interviews - 8/1/14
1:33 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Midday Interview: James Kaufman on His New Book "The Concealers"

Former lawyer, judge, corporate executive and non-fiction writer James J. Kaufman has become a successful writer of fiction.  His first novel, The Collectibles, won several awards and prompted him to write two more books to create a trilogy.  Book 2 is out now, called The Concealers.  Jim has a knack for compassionately portraying characters undergoing life-changing challenges.  He will be at Barnes and Noble at Mayfaire on Saturday from 3 to 6 pm to sign copies.  For more information, visit his website Jamesjkaufman.com

 

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Midday Interviews - 7/31/14
2:45 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Midday Interview: Tiffanie Fipps of the Wilmington's Children Museum

Tiffanie Fipps and Jemila Ericson

Listen to Jemila interview the new Assistant Director of the Wilmington Children's Museum about upcoming events for kids, including Mud Days, which will take place  Friday and Saturday, August 8 - 9. For more details about this and other fun upcoming events at the Wilmington Children's Museum visit PlayWilmington.org or call 910.254.3534.

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Midday Interviews - 7/29/14
2:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Nygel Robinson on "Kiss Me, Kate!"

From Left: Nygel Robinson, Jemila Ericson, Ray Kennedy

 

Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson. 

Tickets: 910-632-2285 or Thalianhall.com 

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Midday Interviews 7-25-14
2:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday Interview: Gina Gambony and Opera Wilmington

Gina in the Studio

  Gina Gambony previews Opera Wilmington's inaugural performances this weekend, interviewing directors and cast members including Nancy King, Joshua Collier, Nancy Carson, and Mark Sorenson.

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Midday Interviews 7/23/14
3:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Gareth Evans on The Antiquity Dinner at Bellamy Mansion

Jemila and Gareth

 

Gareth Evans is the Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum.  On Saturday night at 6:30, the Bellamy is hosting an elegant Antiquity Dinner.  Chef Matthew Gould of Canape is providing a multi-course meal with cocktails and wine based on Victorian-era recipes from the Bellamy Mansion archives.  Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 20.  More info: BellamyMansion.org.  Reservations: 910-251-3700  

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Midday Interviews - 7/17/14
1:53 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Lan Nichols on the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival

Lan Nichols

 

Lan Nichols, host of WHQR’s Front Street Blues, is also the main organizer for the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival which is Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.  Find out more about the Blues Cruise, concerts and workshops at CapeFearBluesFest.org.  

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