Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews
1:12 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Cape Fear Chordsmen are Going to the Dawgs

Jim Benson, Bob Lucas, Rusty Brewer, Larry Reinhart

We hope you were as delighted as everyone in the WHQR studio-and perhaps for blocks around-to hear the

 Cape Fear Chordsmen sing for the station last week.  A quartet, called Hazardous Moving Parts, came in to tell us about the upcoming Chordsmen show,  Dawg Gone: A Story of Puppy Love, live at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, May 16. 

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Midday Interviews
7:01 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

"Cuckoo's Nest" Returns to Kesey's Original Perspective

J.R. Rodriguez, Deb Bowen, Hal Cosec

Author and counter-cultural figure Ken Kesey was inspired to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by his experiences working the night shift at a VA Hospital and taking part in scientific experiments exploring the effects of hallucinogenic drugs.   Take a moment to digest that-and consider how such a fringe experience could inspire a novel that was an immediate success when published in 1962.  It then went on to sweep the Academy Awards for the film adaptation released in 1975. 

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Midday Interviews
2:36 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

"Silver Arts" Exhibit + Competition

Erika Lawrence

Senior Games began in North Carolina over 30 years ago, promoting a holistic approach to body, mind,

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Midday Interviews
1:13 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway

Nancy King & Bella Stollenmaier

Opera Wilmington has crafted a Mother's Day Brunch that features the top vocal talents in our area.   Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway is a showcase for Golden Age show tunes from Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, just to name a few.  Phil Furia from WHQR's Great American Songbook is the

well-versed musical genius emceeing the event.

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Midday Interviews
9:08 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Brunswick Concert Band: Traditional & Contemporary

Tom Smicklas, Clarinetist

The Brunswick Concert Band is celebrating 30 years of performance with style-"The Sound of America" salutes Count Basie, marches with Sousa, and takes us to the movies, from The Wizard of Oz to The Hunger Games.   The president of Brunswick Bands, Tom Smicklas, tells us this community band boasts 72 member, aged 13-87.  This concert is conducted by Michael Stringer. 

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Midday Interviews
9:48 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Wine and Food (and Bourbon and Beer) Festival!

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans, the executive director of Bellamy Mansion, stopped by to tell us about the main events May 1-3 at the Bellamy during the 3rd Annual Wilmington Wine and Food Festival.   The website also lists smaller events leading up to big weekend.  

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Midday Interviews
6:49 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

C'est La Guerre-What's up their furry sleeves?

Nina Bays Cournoyer & her Piggy friend

The new art production company, C'est La Guerre, has  a secret that's under wraps until Saturday night.  And the only way to hear the announcement about their next project is to wear an animal mask to their Outsider Art Celebration Animal FARMraiser Saturday, 4/2

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King and Papparozzi
3:33 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Mozart's "Magic Flute" at Kenan Saturday 4/26

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On Saturday April 26th the Wilmington Symphony and the UNC Wilmington Opera Outreach Program (UNC WOOP) will present a fully-staged production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Associate Professor of Music Nancy King is the stage manager and freshman tenor Daniel Papparozzi is Prince Tamino. They were the guests on this edition of Midday Interview. They discussed

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Midday Interviews
6:02 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Cape Fear Chorale: Cherubini's Requiem

Libby & Larry Oldham, Cape Fear Chorale Singers

Larry and Libby Oldham are both singers with the Cape Fear Chorale and had many interesting things to say about the spring performance, Requiem in C Minor by Luigi Cherubini.  Larry Oldham earned his DMA in Church Music, so he had a deep knowledge about this music and the history-for instance, which great composer requested this Requiem for his funeral, and why the church banned this music.  We also hear about the fall concert in this informative interview. 

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Midday Interviews
2:47 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

9 Films: Wilmington Jewish Film Fest Expands

Beverly Schoninger, Peggy Pancoe Rosoff, Bucky Stein

In 2013, the folks who wanted to begin a Jewish Film Festival in Wilmington were careful:  to test the waters, they presented just one film.  Last year, they presented 4...and this year, the Festival offers 9 films over two weeks:  6 feature length films + 3 short films, all at Thalian Hall

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