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2:21 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Wilmington & New Hanover County Work Together to Support Small & New Businesses

New Hanover County commissioners and Wilmington City Council members collaboratively identify barriers to business in the region.

Businesses have to juggle a lot to stay afloat—permits, taxes, start-up loans, and more.  In an economic development report commissioned recently by New Hanover County, "Pathways to Prosperity: New Hanover County's Plan for Jobs and Investment," consultant Jay Garner cautions that small and new businesses must be better supported by the region’s government to spur development.

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Midday Interviews - 8/29/14
2:10 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Midday Interview: Steve Vernon on "The Hermit of Fort Fisher"

Steve Vernon and Jemila Ericson
Alexa Doran

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.

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Inside WHQR
12:45 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

WHQR's Saturday Night Blues Party

Ian Siegal & The Youngest Sons

Front Street Blues (Fridays & Saturdays at midnight on WHQR 91.3fm) has a weekend blues party cookin' on the front burner, just for you.

On Saturday, August 30th, listen for Deanna Bogart, Rocky Fuller, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Albert Castiglia, Sena Ehrhardt, Ian Siegal & The Youngest Sons, The Delta Generators, Grady Champion, and more. 60 minutes of Blues begins at midnight on 91.3fm. Listen online at our website.

  WHQR's Lan Nichols is your host. Tune in and get some Blues!

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October 20-22, 7pm @ Thalian Hall
12:31 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Land Ho!"

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law (Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson) set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picturesque adventures, from trendy Reykjavik to the rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship. The film has an exuberance and a chemistry that will have you shouting Land Ho! (R, 1 hr 36 min)

Monday-Wednesday, October 20-22, 7:00 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

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October 13-15, 7pm @ Thalian Hall
12:29 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Cinematique Presents "The Trip to Italy"

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film The Trip, director Michael Winterbottom reunites comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a new culinary road trip. In this version, our heroes retrace the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy, all while indulging in sparkling banter and various impersonation-offs. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay of Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, cooking up a biting portrait of modern day masculinity. (Unrated, 1 hr 48 min)

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October 6-8, 7pm at Thalian Hall Main Stage
12:26 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Calvary"

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a priest who receives a death threat during confession and must find out who in his congregation is responsible before it's too late. Although he continues to comfort his daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister forces closing in. Will he have the courage to face his own personal Calvary? A brilliant performance by all, Calvary faces weighty issues with humor, intelligence, and sensitivity. (R, 1hr 40min)

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 29, 2014

Ronnie Gonzalez posted on our Facebook page:

Do you guys honestly not play the Echoes or Hearts of Space radio shows? Holy moley.

Honestly, Ronnie, we don’t. We’ll take your comment as a vote in favor of those shows, though.

Turning to another type of music, classical, by now you have probably heard about our plans to start a new, all-classical FM station. We’re expecting that to happen next month – stay tuned to the station for more details as we get closer

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Midday Interviews - 8/28/14
3:46 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Midday Interview: Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits on The Piano Masterworks Series

Norman Bemelmans

Classical pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits will perform Thursday night, September 4th at Kenan Auditorium as part of the Piano Masterworks Series.  They will play works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Schumann.  For tickets, call 910-962-3500.

 

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Features
3:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Gina Gambony Visits The Sarus Festival

The Sarus Festival featuring site-specific and experimental art is underway!Dozens of local and visiting artists are creating public performances, often held outdoors. WHQR's Gina Gambony visited the rehearsal for one event: an unusual interpretation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," happening in the backyard of Jengo's Playhouse on Princess Street.

GG: So, what’s going on with this piece, Helena dancing?

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Local
1:13 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Wilmington & New Hanover County Officials Reach Out to Gov. McCrory Regarding Economic Incentives

CIE Executive Director Jim Roberts addresses the Wilmington City council members and New Hanover County commissioners to start off the joint meeting, which focused on recommendations made by the Garner Economic Development Report.
Isabelle Shepherd

The legislature is out of Raleigh, but, the jury may not be out on economic incentives, including those supporting North Carolina’s film industry. 

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders plan to write to Governor Pat McCrory, asking him to reconvene the legislative session to make a final decision on economic incentives.  Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says this is a bigger issue than just film; he wants to protect job development grants, which incentivize companies to bring their business to North Carolina:  

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