Midday Interviews

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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Midday Interviews - 9/2/14
3:12 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Midday Interview: Susan Silver on Aging in Place Downtown

From Left: Susan Silver and Jemila Ericson
Alexa Doran

Susan Silver introduces us to Aging in Place Downtown, A Model Project in Wilmington, NC. Learn more about this project by visiting AgingInPlaceDowntown.Weebly.com. If you would like to attend their next event on September 16 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the downtown library call 910.805.4663. 

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Midday Interviews - 8/29/14
2:10 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Midday Interview: Steve Vernon on "The Hermit of Fort Fisher"

Steve Vernon and Jemila Ericson
Alexa Doran

Artistic Director of Big Dawg Productions, Steve Vernon is directing  the upcoming show  "The Hermit of Fort Fisher" by David Wright. Eben French Mastin stars as Robert E. Harrill, who lived in a WWII bunker at Fort Fisher for many years and became quite a tourist attraction. The show highlights interactions with the family he left behind and the visitors he enjoyed. It runs September 4-21, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundaya at 3pm at Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street.

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Midday Interviews - 8/28/14
3:46 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Midday Interview: Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits on The Piano Masterworks Series

Norman Bemelmans

Classical pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits will perform Thursday night, September 4th at Kenan Auditorium as part of the Piano Masterworks Series.  They will play works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Schumann.  For tickets, call 910-962-3500.

 

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Midday Interviews 8/27/14
4:12 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Jason Aycock and Kendra Goehring-Garrett on "Into the Woods"

Opera House Theatre Company present the mesmerizing musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim called "Into The Woods." In the first act we meet many familiar fairy tale characters and see how their stories interweave. By intermission many have found their "happily ever after." In the second act the characters find out what happens AFTER they got what they wanted ...or what they thought they wanted.  Today's guests were director/choreographer Jason Aycock and actress/singer/dancer Kendra Goehring-Garrett (Cinderella in the show).

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Midday Interviews - 8/26/12
2:18 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Midday Interview: Tonia Lovejoy on the Beautiful Nation Project

Tonia Lovejoy
Alexa Doran

Tonia Lovejoy is an educator and explorer who has created an organization called the Beautiful Nation Project. Its website offers a hug array of tools on many platforms to expand our understanding of how where we live affects how we live. She will be taking an all female crew of scientists, explorers and educators on her sailboat for an around-the-world trip starting September 15. Their journey can be followed at BeautifulNationProject.org

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