Today I talked with director Nick Smith and actress Susan Auten about Big Dawg Productions’ staging of Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade. It opens Thursday and runs for three weeks – Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Full Information: BigDawgProductions.org
WHQR graduate fellow Jason Hess interviewed Carole K. Fink about her book Cold War. They spoke about the writing and research processes involved with nonfiction writing, and the importance Fink puts on sharing history as a teacher. Carole is our featured author for Prologue with Ben Steelman this coming Monday at 7 in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.
Author Wiley Cash will be WHQR's guest on March 17th for a Prologue Book Talk. He talks about his experiences as a writer, and about his second novel which was just released a week ago –This Dark Road to Mercy.
More information about Wiley Cash and his writing available at WileyCash.com
Singer, choir director, educator, and guest artist Marva Robinson tells us about a special concert by the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra this Saturday at 8 at Kenan Auditorium. The Williston Alumni Community Choir and the Student Concerto Competition Winners join the symphony for A Change is Gonna Come, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (in July 1964 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson).
In a special edition of WHQR's midday interviews, classical music host Pat Marriott spoke with Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona. Sazanne will be a special guest in Wilmington this weekend for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend," featuring various musical and social events with the long-time, popular radio host.
Regular classical host and guest interviewer Pat Marriott interviws Olympia Yarger, who leads a group that supports families of Marine Special Operations Command. They’re having a Valentine’s Day Dance and fundraiser and want WHQR listeners to have all the event details.
Paul Teal plays Huck Finn and Khawon Porter plays Jim in the Tony Award-winning musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, being presented by Thalian Association Community Theatre. It opens Thursday night and runs for two weekends on the mainstage of Thalian Hall. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. For tickets, call 910-632-2285.
Note: The Opening Night Performance for Thursday, Jan 30th, has been cancelled due to dangerous road conditions.
Joyce Edwards and Marianna Stacy are co-chairs for the annual Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival, taking place this year from January 31 - February 2 (this Friday through Sunday) at the Coastline Event Center, 503 Nutt Street.