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Thursday's CoastLine Rescheduled for May 3rd

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Today’s CoastLine on Thursday, April 19th will feature the rebroadcast: Marti Peterson, The Widow Spy, which originally aired on June 30, 2016. Click here for this rebroadcast: http://whqr.org/term/widow-spy#stream/0.  

The Originally Scheduled Thursday CoastLine: – OPIOID DEPENDENCY & PREGNANT MOTHERS is rescheduled for Thursday, May 3rd. 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents its final concert of the season Saturday, April 21 in cooperation with UNCW's Opera Outreach Program: Mozart's 2-act opera Don Giovanni, the part comic, ultimately tragic tale of the licentious "gentleman" Don Juan. 

 

The Coastal Carolina Cabaret of St. Paul's Episcopal Church holds its springtime fundraiser at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, April 21: An Evening in Paris. This fundraiser for 4 Wilmington charities is tres chic-food, drink, art, and dancing with Al DiMarco's Big Fat Accordion Band.

Wednesday's CoastLine Rescheduled for April 25th

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Wednesday’s CoastLine: – AN ORNITHOLOGIST’S QUEST TO FIND HARPY EAGLE NESTS USING DRONE TECHNOLOGY is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25th. Find more details here: http://whqr.org/post/wednesday-coastline-ornithologist-s-quest-find-harpy-eagle-nests-using-drone-technology

Sometimes you have to play the trump card. Especially if Jimmy Carter is involved.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing her family’s independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.

Commentaries on WHQR don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Media, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Cape Fear Jazz Society (CFJS) presents its 18th Annual Scholarship Concert this Friday, April 20  at 7:30pm at Beckwith Recital Hall. The feature this year is a celebration of UNCW's Jazz Department Faculty. 

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, June 18th
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On Monday, June 28th (Note: This will be the 3rd Monday rather than the 2nd), at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Beach House Reunion with the author, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, May 14th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 14th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss The Secret of Southern Charm with critically acclaimed author, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

The Center for Nanoscale Materials at the Advanced Photon Source. Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory / Matt Howard

North Carolina added more than 10,000 jobs in the tech sector last year alone.  That makes it seventh in the nation for job growth, according to a study by Computing Technology Industry Association, a nonprofit advocacy group.

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On WHQR News, we’ll be airing a special at 6pm on April 29th – A Change of World hosted by Meryl Streep - on 91.3fm. A Change of World tells the story of how poets who were swept up in the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s radically changed American poetry. 

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine, UNCW’s Jamie Rotenberg discovered the only harpy eagle nest in Belize. Using drone technology, he and a UNCW student are analyzing data to find other nests. We’ll dive into their research and learn about the effects of climate change on migratory birds.

There are three Democrats hoping to win the nomination for North Carolina House District 20 and face incumbent Republican Holly Grange in November: Leslie Cohen, John Bauer and Gary Shipman. This is Leslie Cohen’s first go at public office. 

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Imagine growing up in a world during a time in which it’s prudent to hide the fact that you’re Jewish because you might be barred from common public spaces or forced to attend schools that keep you apart from non-Jewish Germans. 

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Listen to Sydney Penny and Cathy Poulos talk about this year's Azalea Garden Tour from the Cape Fear Garden Club, April 13-15.  Eleven gardens are in the mix and tickets include entry to Cape Fear Museum.

North Carolina’s primary election takes place on May 8th – when voters decide on candidates for the general election. Janice Cavenaugh and Christopher Morgan are running for the New Hanover County Board of Education.  Morgan is a newcomer, while Cavenaugh has served on the board for 25 years.

The next edition of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! will feature local jazz ensemble The Jonathan Hill Quartet on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm (doors open 6:30 pm) in the MC Erny Gallery at 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington. Reserve a seat by sending an email to soup@whqr.org or call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours.

 

Off the beaten path of the Azalea Festival is ...  a play about the Azalea Festival: The Azalea Festival Queen is a comedy written by Joel Perry.  It's onstage at TheatreNow on 10th & Dock Streets through April 28.

Two Democrats – Kyle Horton and Grayson Parker - are battling for the chance to challenge Republican incumbent David Rouzer in the general election for the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 seat.  Healthcare is of particular importance to Kyle Horton.

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Sharecrop is a documentary featuring interviews with 10 individuals who were involved in sharecropping during the segregation era, from Wilmington, NC to the Mississippi Delta. Rare archival footage and photos are also presented throughout.  

This week's installment of Front Street Blues seizes on the latest wave of 21st century blues artists, weaving them between time-honored tracks from familiar voices of the genre. FSB host & producer Lan Nichols blends the classic work of Homesick James, Chick Willis, John Weston, and Chico Banks with the modern artistry of Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Delmark Record's Breezy Rodio, vocalist Carolyn Gaines, guitarist J.J.

North Carolina’s primary election takes place on May 8th – when voters decide on their November candidates for the general election. Frank Meares and incumbent Don Hayes are Republicans running for the New Hanover County Board of Education. 

HAYA Band

HAYA Band brings Mongolilan instruments and song for a concert at Thalian Hall on Sunday, April 8. The music is traditional (including the magical throat singing), yet has a contemporary "world music" feel. Listen here.

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When kids get into trouble, when they fail in school, and turn to destructive paths seeking power, money, and a sense of belonging, it’s easy to dismiss the child as a “bad kid”, write him off, cope with his presence in school, keep him out of the way of the students who are succeeding, wait it out until he’s no longer there.

If Ed Higgins wins a seventh term on New Hanover County’s Board of Education, he will have served nearly three decades.  Bruce Shell, also an incumbent, is seeking his second term.  In a Republican primary field of seven candidates, both men are competing for one of the four open seats.

The Vivaldi Project

 

Tallis Chamber Orchestra presents a concert Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church featuring two special guests: Cellist Stephanie Vial and Violinist Elizabeth Fields. Vial and Fields are founders of The Vivaldi Project.

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Big Dawg Productions presents the popular all-woman play by Nora & Delia Ephron: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, based on Ilene Beckerman's book by the same name. The show runs April 5-22 at Cape Fear Playhouse.

 April 4th, 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.  The news of King's murder reverberated around the world, but the loss for students, parents, and staff at Williston Senior High School in Wilmington was particularly wrenching.  Dr.

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The acclaimed Calidore String Quartet returns to Wilmington to perform at Beckwith Recital Hall on Sunday, April 7. The program includes Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Beethoven--and new music from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Bill Rivenbark for Board of Education

  

North Carolina’s primary election takes place on May 8th – when voters decide on their November candidates for school boards, county commissions, sheriffs, congressional representatives, and the state legislature.  Bill Rivenbark, who currently works at a New Hanover County ABC store, is running for a seat on New Hanover County’s Board of Education. 

Courtesy of Wilmington Regional Film Commission

North Carolina and Wilmington’s film industry got some good news this week. The North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants program has chosen to support productions in Wilmington and the High Point area.   

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