Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews - 10/2/14
12:41 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Midday Interview: Lynn Seldon on "Virginia's Ring"

Travel and food writer Lynn Seldon, a 1983 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, has written his first novel- based on his experiences at VMI.  Called "Virginia's Ring," it is a moving story that spans two generations. One of the South's most respected authors, Pat Conroy, befriended Lynn and encouraged him to write a book about VMI after Lynn expressed his admiration for Pat's book "Lords of Discipline." "Lords of Discipline" is about another military academy, The Citadel in South Carolina. For more information visit LynnSeldon.com

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Midday Interviews - 9/30/14
11:01 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Midday Interview: Dr. Anne Berkeley and Dr. Charles Grimes on "The Doctor in Spite of Himself"

Dr. Charles Grimes and Dr. Anne Berkeley
Alexa Doran

Today's guests were Director Dr. Anne Berkeley and Dramaturge Dr. Charles Grime on their current performance of the play "The Doctor In Spite of Himself" originally by Moliere and translated by Anre Zaslove. The show opened last week and continues this Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and this Sunday at 2pm. Performances are held at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Center. For tickets call the Kenan Auditorium Box office at 910. 962. 3500. For more information visit uncw.edu.** 

Midday Interviews 9/26/14
1:49 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Midday Interview: Lynne Hugo on 'A Matter of Mercy'

Lynne Hugo

Lynne Hugo has written ten books, including six novels. Her latest novel is called 'A Matter of Mercy.' It's based on a 1996 lawsuit on Cape Cod in which a homeowner sued local aquaculturists (traditional sea farmers, oystermen and women) for "spoiling the view." Lynne will have several book signings and book readings around town this weekend including Friday from 6-8 PM at Quarter Moon Bookstore on Topsail, Saturday from 10 - 11 AM at Hampstead Library (coffee and pastries provided) and also at 4:30 PM at Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire Center.

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Midday Interviews 9/24/14
3:10 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Midday Interview: David T. Loudermilk and Emilia Torello on "Peter Pan"

David T. Loudermilk and Emilia Torrello

Thalian Association Community Theatre opens its 2014-15 Mainstage Season with Peter Pan, based on Sir J.M. Barrie's beloved story of the boy who "won't grow up." Emilia Torello stars as Peter along with a cast of 51. The show is directed and choreographed by David T. Loudermilk, Thalian Asoociation's new Artictic Director. It runs for two weekends- Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 (note the new time!), and Sunday at 3 at Thalian Hall. For tickets, call 910.632.2285 or visit ThalianHall.com 

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Midday Interviews 9/23/12
2:54 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Midday Interview: M.J. Cunningham "The Fifth Element" Exhibit

M.J. Cunningham leads a group of nine women who are artists from all parts of the media spectrum - from sculpture to encaustic paintings, from collage (2D and 3D) to windows "into our spiritual nature." Together the group synergistically creates The Fifth Element - a state that complements Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The Fifth Element Exhibit has its opening reception at Acme Art on Friday evening from 6-9 pm, during the Fourth Friday Gallery Walk. It will also be open this Saturday from 1-5 pm . Acme Art is located at 711 N. Fifth Street.  

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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