Ray Chen is a 24-year-old concert violinist who receives standing ovations wherever he plays. He is in Wilmington this week as Artist in Residence at UNCW, giving master classes and demonstrations; he is also visiting many schools. His public concert is Thursday night at 8 in the Beckwith Recital Hall in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building. For more info and tickets, go to uncw.edu/arts
Johnnie Sexton is the founder and Executive Director of The CARE Project which offers support to families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. He tells us all about their 3rd Annual Gala on September 21st from 6-11pm at The Terraces on Sir Tyler (across from Mayfaire).
For details and tickets, visit TheCAREProject.me Tickets are also available from Gravity Records on Castle Street.
Kim Ewonus grew up in Kansas, but he worked summers as a cowboy on his uncle’s ranch and at rodeos. He is now one of the costumed carriage drivers/tour guides for Springbrook Farms, steering a trolley pulled by two dapple-gray Percherons through downtown Wilmington. He tells us about the 16 rescued horses he works with.
Tom Briggs, Artistic Director of Thalian Association, wrote the stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre is producing the show. Tom joined me and director Mike Thompson to tell us all about it:
It runs Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3 for two weekends, starting this Friday at the Hannah Block Historic USO (Community Arts Center). Tickets are $12.75, available by calling 910-251-1788.
Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi is a concert violist and violinist who grew up in the former Yugoslavia during the Serbo-Croation conflict. She lives in Wilmington now and teaches at UNCW. She and her husband Paolo Andre Gualdi (a renowned concert pianist) give many concerts.
The Cape Fear Literacy Council, in partnership with Bee Keeper Sponsor Dr. Kavita Persaud, is hosting the 26th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy on September 19, 2013 at 7 PM at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church.
Today I spoke with Norman Bemelmans. He is Director of Cultural Arts at UNCW and a renowned concert pianist. He and Elizabeth Loparits are giving a concert tomorrow night, September 4th at 8PM in Kenan Auditorium at UNCW. The show will feature solo and duo piano works of Beethoven, Debussy and Gershwin.
Rabbi Robert Waxman, who has served the conservative B’nai Israel Synagogue at 2601 Chestnut Street for over 30 years, tells us about the Jewish High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah (New Year) begins at sundown tomorrow. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on Friday the 13th.
If you’d like to attend one of the special services at the synagogue, call 910-762-1117.
Jason Hess interviews Jason Mott, UNCW graduate and author of The Returned. The novel is the inspiration for an ABC television series entitled Resurrection. Mott will be reading from The Returned tonight (August 28, 2013) at 7 at Pomegranate Books.