Midday Interview with Jemila Ericson

Tues-Fri 12:06-12:15

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events--all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.

 

Upcoming guests: 

Friday, June 13th
Nancy King tells us how plans are shaping up for the July debut of Opera Wilmington.

Tuesday, June 17th
Jimmy Pierce of Kids Making It invites us all to The Hippie Ball.

Wednesday, June 18th
Donna Moore and Georgia Mastroieni give a preview of Cameron Art Museum’s summer classes.

Thursday, June 19th
Linda Lytvinenko, departing Director of Cape Fear Literacy, sings her swan song before she moves away.

Friday, June 20th
Tom Smicklas is a clarinetist and director of the Brunswick Concert Band.  He tells us about their upcoming concerts.

Tuesday, June 24th
Artist Billy Cone opens his new exhibit in our MC Erny Gallery on Friday, June 27th.

 

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Midday Interview -6/17/14
2:04 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Jimmy Pierce on Kid's Making It's Third Annual Hippie Ball

Jimmy Pierce in-studio at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Jimmy Pierce is the founder and director of Kids Making It (KMI), a wonderful non-profit that gives at-risk youth a place to learn woodworking skills and then sell their products to the public.  

The Third Annual Hippie Ball, held this Friday, 7PM at the Brooklyn Arts Center, is a fundraiser for KMI.  “Dust off your flower-power clothes and let your freak flag fly!” 

Details and tickets: KidsMakingIt.org or 910-763-6001, ext. 108

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Midday Interview -5/13/2014
1:45 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Nancy King and Wendy Fingerhut on the Wilmington Opera Premiere

Nancy King and Wendy Fingerhut
WHQR Staff

The premiere of Opera Wilmington is coming up with a fully-staged production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Artistic Director Nancy King and Executive Director Wendy Fingerhut talk about how this long-held dream of a local opera company is coming to pass. 

Performances are July 25 and 26 at 8pm, plus July 27 at 3pm – in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, Mainstage. 

Details at Opera-Wilmington.org.  Tickets available through Etix and the Kenan Box Office.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Friday Feedback for June 13, 2014

Grace Evanko Sullivan wrote on the website for Andy Wood's Tuesday commentary on moles:

I love this story! We recently moved and the previous owners had mole poison in the garage. I threw it out immediately- poor guys [smiley face].

Todd Berliner wrote:

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Midday Interview -6/12/14
4:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Joy Dupree Gregory and Tracy Byrd onTrue 2 U Productions Latest Show

Joy Dupree Gregory and Tracy Byrd
WHQR Staff

My guests today were Joy Dupree Gregory, founder and artistic director of True 2 U Productions, and Tracy Byrd, the director and choreographer of the company’s latest show --  Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller.

The show runs Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 – this weekend and next – at the Scottish Rite Theater, 1415 S. 17th Street.  Tickets / info: 910-515-3327 

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Midday Interview -6/11/14
10:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Gwenyfar Rohler and Musician James Jarvis On Bloomsday Performace

Gwenyfar Rohler and James Jarvis
WHQR Staff

Monday, June 16th is Bloomsday, on which James Joyce fans around the world celebrate the book Ulysses and its protagonist Leopold Bloom.  At Old Books on Front Street at 7pm, a portion of the play-within-the-book will be performed by marionettes!  Jazz pianist/composer James Jarvis has written music for the show; Gina Gambony and Christy Grantham will work the marionettes created by Nina and Bryan Cournoyer.  Bookstore owner Gwenyfar Rohler and musician James Jarvis tell us all about it. 

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Midday Interview -6/10/14
2:31 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Financial Behaviorist Syble Solomon

DeMystifying Credit
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Financial behaviorist Syble Solomon gives a talk called DeMystifying Credit -- tonight at 6:00 at the Northeast Library.  She has created The Good Credit Game, a colorful board game crammed full of surprising information on credit.  For more information, you can call the library at 910-798-6306.  To learn more about Syble, go to MoneyHabitudes.com

Note: the website she recommends in the interview is AnnualCreditReport.com

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Midday Interview -6/5/14
3:52 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Midday Interview: director Michelle Reiff and Performer Rachel Walter

Michelle Reiff and performer Rachel Walter
WHQR Staff

My guests were director Michelle Reiff and performer Rachel Walter. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre presents its last show of the season – TACT Radio: Hits Through the Ages, two hours of music from the 50s through today.  With performances by youth aged 8-18, the two-hour show is directed by Michelle Reiff, with musical direction by Jonathan Barber. 

The show runs this weekend only: Thursday and Friday at 7, Saturday at 3 and 7, and Sunday at 3 at the Hannah Block Historic USO.  Tickets are available there. 

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Midday Interview -6/3/14
4:56 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch

Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch

Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch who play a married couple in Dearly Departed for Big Dawg Productions.  (They’re married in real life too!)T

The show runs through June 22nd. More information on the show at bigdawgproductions.org 

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Midday Interview -6/4/14
12:22 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Director Suellen Yates and Actor Tony Rivenbark on "The Wizard of Oz"

WHQR Staff

Opera House Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz.  This stage version was created by the Royal Shakespeare Company and follows the classic 1939 film almost exactly, but making all those cinematic special effects work on stage is a challenge!  Director Suellen Yates and actor Tony Rivenbark (who plays Professor Marvel and The Wizard) tell us about this huge undertaking. 

The show opens June 4th and runs through June 22nd.  Tickets available at ThalianHall.org or 910-632-2285.

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Midday Interview -5/29/14
2:23 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Midday Interview: Christine Farley on the Port City Music Festival

From Left: Virginia Hardy, Jemila Ericson, Christine Farley, and Alane Savod
WHQR Staff

On Thursday, I talked with Chris Farley about the Port City Music Festival coming up June 8 – 15 at various venues around town.

Details: Portcitymusicfestival.org

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