Midday Interviews

Midday Interview -6/20/14
2:22 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Conductor Tom Smicklas on Brunswick Concert Band's Summer Concert Series

Tom Smicklas at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Tom Smicklas is a clarinetist, saxophonist and conductor.  He is directing the Summer Concert Series for the Brunswick Concert Band.  It is presenting a week of patriotic concerts, June 27th through July 3rd at various venues in Brunswick County.  Tom is also involved in the creation of the new Wilmington Symphonic Winds. 

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Midday Interview -6/19/14
1:50 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Linda Lytvinenko Introduces the New Literacy Council Director Susan Pomeroy

The Midday Interview
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Cape Fear Literacy Council has a new Executive Director.  Linda Lytvinenko is moving away, so she brought the new director, Susan Pomeroy, to our studios to introduce her to our audience and talk about future plans.  Details at CFLiteracy.org

[In the photo, Susan is the one with the dark tan, even tho’ she just moved here from NY!]

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Midday Interview -6/18/14
2:21 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Donna Moore and Georgia Mastroieni on CAM's Summer Classes and Workshops

Georgia Mastroieni (left) and Donna Moore at WHQR
WHQR Staff

The Cameron Art Museum offers great summer workshops, classes and camps for youth and adults.  Donna Moore (The Museum School Director) and Georgia Mastroieni (Director of Youth and Family Education) give us the rundown.  

Details available at CameronArtMuseum.org or 910-395-5999.

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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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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 Interviews -5/6/14
5:54 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Midday Interview: The Magic School Bus Author Joanna Cole

Studio 1 at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Joanna Cole, author of the The Magic School Bus series, will be at The Coastal Education Center next to Wrightsville Beach Museum on Saturday from 4 to 6. NC Coastal Federation is hosting a book reading and signing event with her to celebrate her latest book, The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge.

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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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