Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews - 7/2/14
5:09 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Interview: Sam Robison, Robb Mann, Patrick Basquill Discuss the Upcoming Production of 'Red'

Director and Cast of 'Red'
WHQR Staff

The second production of Red Barn Studio's Summer Season is here! In the play 'Red' by John Logan viewers will follow the path of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and his assistant Ken as they try to design a series of murals for what is lauded as the biggest commission in the history of modern art.  The production will run from July 3-July 26 with showings Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm and 3 pm on Sundays. 

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Midday Interview - 7/2/14
3:07 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Midday Interview: Judy Greenhut and James Ellison discuss "On the Town"

Director and choreographer Judy Greenhut and actor James Ellison discuss their upcoming performance of the Broadway musical "On the Town." The musical takes place in NYC in 1944 and follows three sailors on 24 hour leave who are ready to let loose in The Big Apple. Tickets are on sale at the Center Box Office , located in the lobby of Thalian Hall. They are open Mon-Sat 2 pm to 6 pm. Tickets can also be ordered by phone (910) 632-2285 as well as online at www. thalianhall.org when you click on their calendar. Listen in to find out more.

  

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Midday Interview -6/27/14
5:07 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Cindy Sellers on Sea Note Choral Society's 2014 Patriotic Concert

Studio 1 at WHQR
Staff

Cindy Sellers, Director of the Sea Notes Choral Society joined WHQR's Bob Workmon to speak about an upcoming patriotic concert: "To Those Who Serve." Listen to the interview and get all of the good details on the performances from Sellers, who was the series' first director forty years ago. 

Saturday, June 28th at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 29th at 3:00pm

Odell Williamson Auditorium
Brunswick Community College, 
Hwy 17 - Bolivia, NC

More information is online at Sea-Notes.com

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Midday Interview - 6/26/14
3:49 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Artists on The Budding and Blooming Art Show at Mayfaire Town Center

Budding Artists in the MC Erny Gallery
WHQR Staff

  Wilmington Art Association presents The Budding and Blooming Art Show at Mayfaire Town Center on the Green, Saturday, June 28, from 10 to 4. Forty young “budding” artists will display and sell their work alongside twenty adult “blooming” artists. There will be young musicians performing too, plus Big Al Hall and his group. My guests were visual artists Dorian Hill and Wiio Meinheit and musician Caroline Lemley. 

Details at WilmingtonArt.org

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Midday Interview -6/25/14
1:31 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Midday Interview: Barbara Raab on Pawsitive Partners Prison Program

Raab and Ericson at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Barbara Raab is co-founder and president of Monty’s Home, a non-profit based in Burgaw that rescues and adopts out animals.  Its Pawsitive Partners Prison Program takes dogs from the Pender County Animal Shelter who are about to be euthanized and pairs them up with prisoners in Pender and New Hanover County correctional institutions.  The men and dogs go through an 8-week training program together, after which the dogs are adopted by families, and the prisoners have a new set of skills. 

More info online at Montyshome.org

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Midday Interview -6/20/14
2:22 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Conductor Tom Smicklas on Brunswick Concert Band's Summer Concert Series

Tom Smicklas at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Tom Smicklas is a clarinetist, saxophonist and conductor.  He is directing the Summer Concert Series for the Brunswick Concert Band.  It is presenting a week of patriotic concerts, June 27th through July 3rd at various venues in Brunswick County.  Tom is also involved in the creation of the new Wilmington Symphonic Winds. 

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Midday Interview -6/19/14
1:50 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Linda Lytvinenko Introduces the New Literacy Council Director Susan Pomeroy

The Midday Interview
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Cape Fear Literacy Council has a new Executive Director.  Linda Lytvinenko is moving away, so she brought the new director, Susan Pomeroy, to our studios to introduce her to our audience and talk about future plans.  Details at CFLiteracy.org

[In the photo, Susan is the one with the dark tan, even tho’ she just moved here from NY!]

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Midday Interview -6/18/14
2:21 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Donna Moore and Georgia Mastroieni on CAM's Summer Classes and Workshops

Georgia Mastroieni (left) and Donna Moore at WHQR
WHQR Staff

The Cameron Art Museum offers great summer workshops, classes and camps for youth and adults.  Donna Moore (The Museum School Director) and Georgia Mastroieni (Director of Youth and Family Education) give us the rundown.  

Details available at CameronArtMuseum.org or 910-395-5999.

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Midday Interview -6/17/14
2:04 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Jimmy Pierce on Kid's Making It's Third Annual Hippie Ball

Jimmy Pierce in-studio at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Jimmy Pierce is the founder and director of Kids Making It (KMI), a wonderful non-profit that gives at-risk youth a place to learn woodworking skills and then sell their products to the public.  

The Third Annual Hippie Ball, held this Friday, 7PM at the Brooklyn Arts Center, is a fundraiser for KMI.  “Dust off your flower-power clothes and let your freak flag fly!” 

Details and tickets: KidsMakingIt.org or 910-763-6001, ext. 108

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Midday Interview -5/13/2014
1:45 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Nancy King and Wendy Fingerhut on the Wilmington Opera Premiere

Nancy King and Wendy Fingerhut
WHQR Staff

The premiere of Opera Wilmington is coming up with a fully-staged production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Artistic Director Nancy King and Executive Director Wendy Fingerhut talk about how this long-held dream of a local opera company is coming to pass. 

Performances are July 25 and 26 at 8pm, plus July 27 at 3pm – in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, Mainstage. 

Details at Opera-Wilmington.org.  Tickets available through Etix and the Kenan Box Office.

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