This edition of Friday Feedback is a little different. I’m actually away at a professional conference this week, so this was recorded early in the week, before many comments typically come in. Still, we’ve had some interesting messages with web pledges recently.
Daniella Murray wrote:
Clear, interesting, and local-I love our NPR station!
City Stage Company presents a new musical theatre version of the beloved film A Christmas Story. It opens and runs for three weekends - Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Today's guests were director Debra Gillingham and actor Harper Peterson (playing the grown-up Ralphie, who narrates the action). For tickets, call 910.342.0272 or email CityStageCoReservations@gmail.com
The Brunswick Concert Band, made up of a 50 volunteer musicians from teenagers to retirees in their 80s, will give two Autumn Concerts this weekend - on Friday at 7:30 in Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach; and on Sunday at 3:00 in Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College. Selections wil include some famous marches, an arrangement of Christmas carols, and Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto. George Bobeck will be conducting, and his wife, Jane Boberg will be the piano soloist.
Heroin busts have been in the headlines for the past month. Most notably, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office carried out the second largest heroin bust in the county’s history at the end of October. While busts like these address the supply of drugs, what is being done to reduce demand? The New Hanover County Drug Treatment Court focuses on permanently changing the behavior of addicts.
A recent New York Times Magazine section featured the latest in Candy-colored sunglassess including neon green sunshades by Marc Jacobs for only 350 dollars, says commentator Nan Graham. Who knew her husband was avant guard in eyewear?
Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute.
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Cape Fear Chorale presents Musical Morsels: Fall Concert. Board members Jim Glasenapp and Cindy Houck were my guests and told us about the diverse pieces that will be sung, including some patriotic favorites. A portion of the donations received will go to the local non-profit Step Up for Soldiers. The concerts are both at Winter Park Baptist Church; on Saturday at 7:30 PM and on Sunday at 4 PM. For more details visit Cape Fear Chorale.org