Summer Stealth Drive 2016 Contests

Our 2nd Summer Stealth Drive is on! Check out all the great prizes you can win below. The earlier you donate and enter the more great gifts you will be eligible for. YOU COULD WIN: $500 Gift Certificate to Learning Express Toys$500 to Spectrum Fine Jewelry$500 Gift Certificate to Wilmington Optometry Eyewear$500 Gift Certificate to Whole Foods MarketWe're giving these three prizes away between Monday, June 27th at 12:01 am. and Monday, July 4th at 7 pm. YOU COULD ALSO WIN: $500 Gift...
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The band Dirty White Rags has been playing original music for the past 5 years. The band has just released a long-awaited EP, Junk Mail For Strangers featuring 5 original songs; a full-length album is in the works for the end of the year. The group got started when classically trained musician David Vaughn heard Callan Trippe sing at an open mic night. Listen to Vaughn and Trippe talk about that meeting-and Trippe's favorite song-above.

North Carolina Coastal Federation

The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) has created a way for folks to enjoy fresh air, exercise, and learn skills to help our ailing waterways all in one walk. The ribbon is being cut on Walk the Loop for Clean Water, a new Wednesday activity inviting folks to walk the Wrightsville Beach Loop with 7 special points of interest along the way.

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The Orlando shooting has reignited talk of gun control measures… Republican U.S. Senators are grappling with whether and how to get behind the presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.  And a three-judge panel is considering the legality of voting law changes in North Carolina… Could that case wind up in the Supreme Court? 

Edison Strange is a reluctant spirit channeler whose spectral talent brings him to a breaking point. You've never heard of Edison? That's because he's a brand new character in a brand new play.

Any given weekend, most stages in Wilmington are likely to host plays we've heard about-likely that we know and love. But major theaters across the country are staging new works throughout their seasons (sometimes an oldie dressed up in new clothes). In the Port City, there has been a steady rise in readings and productions of new works. Case in point: Nick Gray, playwright and Artistic Director of City Stage Co., decided to use the month of June to host new play readings. Hence The Reading Room at City Stage.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on HQR 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7; however, we are working hard to fix these issues. Some programming may be affected this weekend as a result. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to notifying you when these issues are resolved.

Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits.  But is language so different between the sexes? 

The Shakespearean canon seems to address the entire spectrum of human foible and fallibility. Modern audiences continue to find meaning in the work to address humankind's existential struggle. Christopher Marino, a Shakespeare scholar, director, and actor, recently went to the Bard for assistance in a critique of North Carolina's HB2 law (the "Bathroom Bill").

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From vocal fry to uptalk, women’s voices have come under greater scrutiny in the media, with some calling these trends an epidemic.  But sociolinguists view these innovations much differently. 

You may have heard people complain about women’s use of uptalk—a rising intonation at the end of a phrase that sort of sounds like asking a question.  While some say uptalk has the effect of making women sound uncertain, Caroline Myrick, a sociolinguistics instructor at North Carolina State University, says all genders use it to indicate something else entirely:

Artist Kristen Crouch graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design  2 years ago; after graduation, she set up a studio in Wilmington's Acme Studios. Kristen has organized a group exhibit this month-it's called OMNI: An Interactive Art Experience, opening this Fourth Friday.  This multifaceted, experiential exhibit includes performance art and audience participation in addition to 2-D hanging art. 

It's hard to believe that Garrison Kellior's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion is less than two weeks away — and it's true what they say about time flying!

Join us in the MC Erny Gallery at 5 pm on Saturday, July 2nd as Garrison Keillor takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as Host of A Prairie Home Companion. We invite you to bring your favorite hot dish, libation, and fond Garrison Keillor memories to our listening party in the MC Erny Gallery. We’ll provide soft drinks, snacks, and FUN!

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Wednesday On CoastLine: Hypermasculinity

On the next CoastLine, in the wake of the Orlando shootings, people are searching for solutions through gun control and mental health. But some researchers say we should examine the role of hyper-masculinity. We'll discuss these issues with two guests, Andrew Smiler and Joseph Simons-Rudolph.
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On Thursday's CoastLine, The story of the Widow Spy. Marti Peterson is one of the first women spies for the CIA assigned to Moscow in the 1970s. We'll hear about her covert operations -- and what led to her ambush and arrest by the KGB.
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Recent events have had many of us searching for signs of basic human goodness. But finding such a sign in the plastic wave of a mannequin? Commentator Annie Gray Johnson explains.
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