The string band The Fox Hunt returns to Mountain Stage to dispense more dirt-laden tales of drinking, cheating and damnation around a single shared condenser microphone. Led by singer-songwriter John R. Miller, the Martinsburg, W.V., group assimilates influences that begin with early-20th-century string-band music and end with a variety of punk and rock.
Today marks the official release date of Linda Lavin’s ﬁrst CD, “Possibilities”. It features an eclectic mix of Broadway standards and cabaret songs, with musical direction, arrangements and piano by Billy Stritch. It’s a big day for the Tony- and Golden Globe winning actress and Wilmington resident...and although she’s celebrating tonight with a release party at New York City’s Birdland (the famous jazz club) she took some time out to talk with WHQR’s George Scheibner about the new CD.
Bob Workmon is running through his Smooth Landings checklist: Jane Siberry, k.d. lang, Spandau Ballet (yes!), Ana Laan, Rhett Miller...check and double check. We go live at 6:30 this evening, leading off with a nod to Clair Hartman's new exhibit in WHQR's M.C. Erny Gallery, Faithful: A Series of Dog Paintings.
Cleve Callison reports on the 2011 Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals in Charleston, SC
By Cleve Callison
Charleston, SC – The 35th annual Spoleto Festival began May 27th in Charleston, South Carolina and runs though June 12th. WHQR Station Manager Cleve Callison was there, and reports that the Festival continues to burst at the seams with offerings, including sacred music in sacred spaces, a vibrant Dock Street Chamber Music Series, and The Magic Flute -- among many, many others.
Pay-for-play is the new game at the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. For the first time in its 35-year history as a volunteer group, the Orchestra is moving toward paying stipends? to some of its players.
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – What does an eighty-dollar check mean for a Wilmington Symphony Orchestra player, after she's put in five weeks of rehearsals and given up a Saturday night to perform? WSO Executive Director Reed Wallace thinks it could mean everything.