Lucky us! The highly acclaimed jazz duo Lisa and Galen are joining us, along with special guest and student Sean. The talented Lisa Rankin is known for her dexterity on the piano, the keybass, the flute, the recorder, the tin whistle, the harmonica, the six string guitar, the twelve string guitar and her amazing vocals. Galen Hunsucker is magnificent on the electric and acoustic guitars, and after spending more than 30 years in the music business captivates audiences with his stellar vocals.
Artistic Director of Big Dawg Productions, Steve Vernon is directing the upcoming show "The Hermit of Fort Fisher" by David Wright. Eben French Mastin stars as Robert E. Harrill, who lived in a WWII bunker at Fort Fisher for many years and became quite a tourist attraction. The show highlights interactions with the family he left behind and the visitors he enjoyed. It runs September 4-21, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundaya at 3pm at Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street.
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/
On August 21-24 2014 the much anticipated Sarus Festival will be back in Wilmington! The Sarus Festival started primarily as a dance festival and has now grown to include various forms of art, focusing especially on experimental and site specific art. Activities at this year's festival will range from performances to workshops to lectures. Listen to the interview to find out more!
Zeb Mims and Nick Reed talk about their part in the new theater production company, Up All Night Productions. Their first performance is a play written by Mims and directed by Reed called 'Forget About It.' The play is about a man who wakes up one morning unable to recall the past 7 months of his life. The play follows the internal struggle of the protagonist as he grapples with whether to uncover the past 7 months of his life or not. Further details and tickets are now available at BrowncoatTheatre.com.
On today's Midday Interview Jemila Ericson spoke with young and aspiring actress Lexi DiBenedetto. At 15 years old, she already has a prolific acting career, including roles in such diverse films and television shows as "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Fallen Down Dead." DiBenedetto is most well known for starring role in the film "Love is All You Need?" for which she received Special Recognition for Best Actress Performance at the 2012 Sonoma International Film Festival.
The second production of Red Barn Studio's Summer Season is here! In the play 'Red' by John Logan viewers will follow the path of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and his assistant Ken as they try to design a series of murals for what is lauded as the biggest commission in the history of modern art. The production will run from July 3-July 26 with showings Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm and 3 pm on Sundays.
Director and choreographer Judy Greenhut and actor James Ellison discuss their upcoming performance of the Broadway musical "On the Town." The musical takes place in NYC in 1944 and follows three sailors on 24 hour leave who are ready to let loose in The Big Apple. Tickets are on sale at the Center Box Office , located in the lobby of Thalian Hall. They are open Mon-Sat 2 pm to 6 pm. Tickets can also be ordered by phone (910) 632-2285 as well as online at www. thalianhall.org when you click on their calendar. Listen in to find out more.