Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews - 2/6/15
1:55 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Midday Interview: Reed Wallace and Stephen Errante on "Bachfest"

Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Stephen Errante enjoying the art at WHQR
Gina Gambony

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents "Bachfest"  on Saturday night at Kenan Auditorium. This concert features a variety of flavors of Johann Sebastian Bach's work, including choral music. We talked today with Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Stephen Errante. For more information about selections and performers visit wilmingtonsymphony.org

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Midday Interviews - 2/5/17
2:45 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Midday Interview: Laura Crane on the "35th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival"

This weekend is the 35th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival, hosted right here at the Hilton Hotel on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. Laura Crane spoke with us about some of the events and guest performers. To see the whole story visit the festival website ncjazzfetival.com  

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Midday Interviews - 2/4/15
11:17 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Midday Interview: Lance Howell, Charlie Robertson, David Loudermilk on "Ring of Fire"

Thalian Association is opening "Ring of Fire" this week and we were delighted to chat with the director, Lance Howell, the artistic director, David Loudermilk, and one of the actors Charlie Robertson. This show is a tribute to Johnny Cash, "the man in black," telling his story through music with an ensemble cast. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays through Feburary 15 at Thalian Hall. For more information please visit thalian.org

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Midday Interviews 1/30/15
10:22 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Midday Interview: LaRaisha Bennette and Chiaki Ito on LaCi

LaCi Band

The founders of the new Wilmington band LaCi were in the studio this week to talk about their music and upcoming gigs. Keyboardist Chiaki Ito and singer LaRaisha Bennette also treated us to a little in studio performance. You can see them at Wild Wing Cafe on February 6 at 10 PM and at Theatre Now for Valentine's Day Brunch starting at noon. For more info on the band click here

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Midday Interviews - 1/29/15
1:03 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Midday Interview: Basile and Marianna Stacy on the Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Basile and Marianna Stacy
Alexa Doran

The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is the primary fundraiser for VOCAL (Volunteer Older Citizen's Action League). The festival features music, comedy, children's activities, culinary demonstrations and best of all, wine and chocolate. All of this takes place at the Coast Line Event Center in downtown Wilmington. One of the festival organizers, Marianna Stacy, stopped by WHQR studios with comedian Basile to tell us more about this event.

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Midday Interviews 1/28/15
2:12 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Midday Interview: Grey Pascal on "A Word...with Grey Pascal"

Grey Pascal is a local artist with a reputation for experimentation in meaningful ways. For over a year, Grey has been working on a new kind of portrait...it's not simply visual it's about words and how they define us. The collection he's creating is called "A Word..with Grey Pascal: A Conceptual Portrait Series On Panel With Encaustic." If you are interested in participating in this series please contact Grey at volcanodweller@hotmail.com 

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Midday Interviews - 1/27/15
1:58 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Midday Interview: Steve Vernon on Big Dawg Productions' 2015 Theatre Season

Steve Vernon, the artistic director of Big Dawg Productions, gives us a review of Big Dawg's 2015 theatre season, including a hint at reviving "The Hermit of Ft. Fisher." For more information click here 

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Midday Interviews
12:58 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Elizabeth Darrow on "Life is But a Dream..."

Artist Elizabeth Darrow shared with us interesting details about her vibrant, textured work and talked to us about why a painting may never be finished. Darrow will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR tonight form 6-9 PM for the opening reception of her collection "Life is But a Dream..." Be sure you take a moment to come out and see this truly exquisite collection before the closing reception on Friday, February 27.

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Midday Interviews - 1/16/15
3:14 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Midday Interview: Brian Nunnelly on the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Fort Fisher

Kurz and Allison

Fort Fisher is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the great Civil War Battle that was a turning point for the Confederacy - and America. Brian Nunnelly, a board member of the Friends of Ft. Fisher, visited outr studio to talk about the evnets running all weekend, most notably the battle reenactments on Saturday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 10:00 am. For more information please click here  

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Midday Interviews 1/15/15
10:30 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Midday Interview: Rachael Moser and John Staton on the Wilmington Theatre Awards

The Wilmington Theatre Awards will take place on the evening of Wednesday, January 14th at Thalian Hall. Gina Gambony interviewed John Staton from Star News Media (one of the sponsors for this year's event) and Rachael Moser, this year's host.  They discussed the difficulty in judging art, what to wear, and a very special award for Lou Criscoulo. For more information about this event visit thalianhall.org.http://www.thalianhall.org/

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