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News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Directed and produced by the legendary Tim Burton, BIG EYES is a timeless biopic based on the story of Walter Keane (Cristoph Waltz), a wildly successful artist whose heyday was in the 1950's and 60's. Keane revolutionized popular art with his entrancing paintings of waifs with big eyes. After years of being the front man for this widely adored collection, the truth comes out. Keane's art has never been created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams in a Golden Globe Best Actress...

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of the most distinguished African American authors of today, Randall Kenan, to discuss his most recent achievement, a collection of his essays titled The Fire This Time , which includes a tribute to legend James Baldwin. Praise for The Fire This Time "Insightful, taut, elegantly written...One cannot read this book without coming away with feelings of hope. We may continue to stumble at times in what Wynton Marsalis has called this dance we've been...

Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and one of the South's best up-and-coming fiction writers, Taylor Brown, to talk about Brown's debut novel Fallen Land, as well as his recently published collection of short stories, In the Season of Blood and Gold . Monday, January 12, 7 PM
MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor About the Author: Taylor Brown, originally from Brunswick, GA has recently settled in Wilmington, NC after working in such far flung areas as Buenos Aires and San...

In early 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about post 9/11 surveillance when she began receiving mysterious emails from someone who would only identify themselves as Citizen Four. The emails revealed a plot to expose several covert surveillance operations that were run by the NSA at the time. In June 2013, Poitras flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who would eventually be identified as Ed Snowden. The film that resulted from this series...

Follow the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, Stephen Hawking, an astrophysicist with an astronomic love affair to match. Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) meets Cambridge beauty Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) in college and they quickly become inseparable. At age 21, Hawking received an earth shattering diagnosis, rendering him physically inept for most of his life. However, together Hawking and Wilde were able to surmount impossible odds, break medical and scientific...

Taking the nation by cinematic storm "BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)" starring Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Zack Galifanakis and Emma Stone is this year's most ambitious black comedy. Michael Keaton plays a famous actor whose identity has started to blend with that of the superhero he so often portrays. In an attempt to break out and mount a Broadway play, Keaton battles his own ego in order to save his family, his career and ultimately himself. (R, 1 hr 55 min) Monday...

HOLIDAY SHORTS IS SOLD OUT. PREPAID TICKETS ONLY. NO NEW TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR. Ring in the Holidays with WHQR's Annual Storytelling Event and Broadcast LIVE on HQRNews 91.3fm! It's our favorite time of year again - and we are gearing up for the best Homemade Holiday Shorts yet! Join us on Sunday, December 14 at 6pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR for an evening of memorable storytelling, live music, intimate conversation and holiday treats. This year we are spoiled ...

Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and local author Diane Chamberlain to talk about her most recent novel "The Silent Sister." "The Silent Sister is a powerful and thrilling novel. This tautly paced and emotionally driven novel will engross Chamberlain's many fans as well as those that read Sandra Brown and Carla Buckley." - Booklist "Chamberlain has written an excellent novel with well-thought-out plot lines that never lose the suspense lover's interest for one solitary second." - Suspense...

Soup to Nuts Live!: Stray Local

Oct 27, 2014

In honor of the release of their new album " The Sun Still Shines," WHQR will be featuring Wilmington's favorite trio, Stray Local. Stray Local is a dynamic acoustic trio comprised of Jamie Rowen (guitar/fiddle), Hannah Lomas (mandolin/Vocals), and Nick Simon (percussion). With influences ranging from Southern old time to R&B, this trio sees no boundaries while collaborating and writing songs. Rowen and Lomas studied music together at UNCG, honing their classical chops while falling in...

Cinematique Presents "The Skeleton Twins"

Oct 24, 2014

In this charismatic and critically acclaimed dramedy, estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) both feel like they are at their wit's end, but an unexpected reunion between the two forces them to take stock of what so went wrong in their lives. As the twins get closer, they realize that the key to fixing their lives lies in repairing their relationship. (R, 1 hr 33 min) Monday-Wednesday, November 17-19, 7 pm Thalian Hall Main Stage http://youtu.be/ll0pjiOjSiU "Warm, funny,...

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