Midday Interviews

Oak Island Art Guild

It's time for the 27th Annual Island Arts and Crafts Festival. The Festival is this Saturday, September 3rd, featuring  120 vendors in the soccer field behind Middleton Park. There is a possibility of rain on Saturday; the rain date is Sunday. Check the website regarding any changes.

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is holding its 29th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy. Teams of 4 are invited to compete; the deadline to register a team is September 9th. The cost per team is $400, but it's free to watch the competition.

Kendra Goehring-Garret stars in Opera House Theatre Company's latest offering, City of Angels. The story, set around 1940, is about a writer named Stine crafting a screenplay. The script of the film comes to life right before the eyes of the audience as Stine types it out-the audience even gets to see edits as they happen. The main character in the film is a detective (think film noir) named Stone, who is basically a better version of Stine himself.

The Rosannah Sisters

Sisters Rebecca and Roxanna Goudarzi are musicians from Wilmington, now working in Charlotte, NC and Los Angeles. They perform together as The Rosannah Sisters. These young women have been singing together since they were young children (they are about 15 months apart in age) and they both play piano and guitar. Rebecca and Roxanna were in Wilmington this past weekend before heading to Nashville to record a new EP with Randall Kent.

Coastal Designer Glass

Coastal Designer Glass incorporates glass into architecture and home furnishing in ways you might never expect. They also restore stained glass panels. Owners Cynthia DeVita Cochrane and Nathaniel Cochrane joined us to share the surprising work they do and opportunities for novices to experience creation with glass.

A Strike Within

On August 6, musician Drake Murphy from Moore County, North Carolina, won Best Rock Male in the Carolina Music Awards. This award covers North and South Carolina. Two songs from Murphy's first album, Feel Better, are below. The first is what Drake says is his best song; the second is his favorite song from the album. 

Artists Candy Pegram and Kirah Van Sickle are opening Insider/Outsider: Art Two Ways in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on Friday, 8/26 as a part of 4th Friday Gallery Walk. These 2 very different artists decided to have an inspiration for each piece of art in the exhibit and each make a piece based on that inspiration.

It's that time again-the Landfall Foundation is holding its 17th annual Art Show & Sale. Foundation Board president Marilyn Gunther and artist & organizer Jenny Wright joined us to tell a little bit about the show-but not too much.

Elizabeth Kehn, Kini Lynn Johnson, Dare Ellis, Pasha Krise, Courtney Matheson, Amy Hawkins and Kim Henry (not pictured)
WCS

At the old church at Castle Street & 5th Avenue-now called Terra Sol Sanctuary-a new Wilmington school held a fundraiser on Sunday: Yoga Fest, featuring short introductory yoga experiences, music, and a vegan buffet. The Wilmington Cooperative School is opening its doors for students on September 6, offering an alternative for elementary-aged students.

Development Manager Lindsey Champion and volunteer Gala Chair Kelly Thomas joined us to talk about the work Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) is doing and the big fundraiser the organization throws every year- Last Chance for White Pants.

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