Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews 9/22/14
1:52 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Midday Interview: Tracy Wilkes on "DREAMS Presents"

Tracey Wilkes is the founder and Executive Director of DREAMS of Wilmington which provides arts education and inspiration to children who have no other access to these valuable things. Their annual fundraising gala. called DREAMS Presents is Staurday, September 27 from six until whenever (!) at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside. An $85 ticket gets you a three course meal, drinks, participation in a live auction of three spectacular items, an art show featuring local stars of the art scene and the stars of DREAMS, and entertainment by the kids.

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Midday Interviews - 9/22/14
1:35 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Midday Interview: Cast of 'The Lady in Question'

A new theatre and arts events company called C'est la Guerre presents 'The Lady in Question' by Charles Busch. It stars George Domby in the title role, and it is a satire of 1940's romantic thrillers. Almost all of the female roles are played be men in drag. I spoke with co-founder/director/actor Bryan Cournoyer, actor George Domby , and actor Tom Briggs (playing two roles). FOUR SHOWS ONLY - Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, September 20 and Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. The venue is a speakeasy called The Blind Elephant, located at 21 N.

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Midday Interviews - 9/16/14
1:19 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Pike on the First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament

Today we heard from John Pike, the local representative for "Surfers Healing," a local surf camp for children with autism. For more information about this organization visit surfershealing.org. For more information about The First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament taking place November 7 at Castle Bay Country Club contact robkelly06@hotmail.com

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Midday Interviews - 9/12/14
3:22 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Gail Burke and Ginny Thompson on "The Secret Garden Tour"

From Left: Ginny Thompson and Gail Burke
Alexa Doran

On Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 4pm , the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society hosts the annual Secret Garden Tour.  The tour this year features 12 gardens, both large and small, Old South and new experimental. There are also workshops about creating a Fairy Garden and arranging flowers for a Memorial Garden. For details and tickets ($15) visit hslcf.org. Tickets are also available at The Latimer House at 910.762.0492, at all Harris Teeter stores, and at many garden centers.

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Midday Interviews - 9/11/14
2:51 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Midday Interview: Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das is an American-born teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He's in Wilmington to give a Dharma Talk on Friday night  from 7 to 9 pm at Unity Church of Wilmington, then a Retreat from 10 to 5 on Saturday, also at Unity. During the interview we touched briefly on his best-selling book Awakening the Buddha within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World. For more information visit Surya.org or the website for his teaching center Dzogchen.org

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Midday Interviews - 9/10/14
4:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Master Gardener Steve Bundy

Master Gardener Steve Bundy
Alexa Doran

The Pender County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association presents its Fall Plant Sale this Friday from 12-6 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am -12 pm at Hampstead United Methodist Church. Master Gardener, Steve Bundy, Event Chair told us what to expect - including the opportunity to buy plants that are pollinators, deer resistant, drought resistant and salt resistant. Proceeds will benefit programs that bring gardening into Pender County Schools.

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Midday Interviews - 9/9/14
4:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Tracey Varga and Rob Nathanson on "Cape Fear Arts in Motion"

For its annual show, Forward Motion Dance Company presents a collaboration between dancers, musicians, visual artists,  and a filmmaker - called Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Quartets, Pirouettes and Silhouettes. Founder, dancer and choreographer Tracey Varga and guitarist Rob Nathan (co-founder of the North Carolina Guitar Quartet) joined us. The shows are Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 AND 8 on Thalian Hall's Main Stage. For more information visit ForwardMotionDance.com.

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Midday Interviews - 9/5/14
3:18 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Filmmaker Joseph Johnson-Cami

From Left: Joseph Johnson-Cami, Jemila, Dr. Maria Cami-Vela
Alexa Doran

Filmmaker Joseph Johnson- Cami is in town to screen his two latest films: Line 9 (about the environmental impact of pipelines running through Alberta, Canada) and The Shift (an exploration of humans' disconnect from nature). They will be shown Tuesday night from 7-9 in the auditorium of King Hall at UNCW. The filmmaker will be there for a discussion and Q and A. For details visit UNCW.edu.  

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Midday Interviews - 9/4/14
1:52 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Midday Interview: Jess James on The Great Gatsby Gala

Jess James Gets Gatsby-esque
Alexa Doran

Jess James discusses what to expect from the 4th Annual Great Gatsby Gala including Prohibition style cocktails, 1920's music, a raffle, a wardrobe contest and Portraits in the Garden. The Great Gatsby Gala will be held on September 18 with the VIP cocktail hour starting at 6 and the rest of the events starting at 7.  For more information about the event you can visit stylegirljessjames.com  

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Midday Interviews - 9/3/14
3:20 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Midday Interview: Glenn Neighbour on "Grooves in the Grove"

Glenn and Jemila
Alexa Doran

Today's guest was Glenn Neighbour. Glenn and his wife Stephanie are bringing back Grooves in the Grove, a series of free concerts they presented last year at Poplar Grove Plantation in Scotts Hill that proved to be enormously popular. Folks are invited to bring a picnic, coolers, chairs and blankets for an evening of music and fun from 5 to 7 PM on Sundays. The series runs from Sunday, September 7 to Sunday, October 26. On some nights guests will be able to munch on food from Keith Rhodes' Catch Food Truck. There will also be raffles and prizes.

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