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Midday Interviews - 8/1/14
1:33 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Midday Interview: James Kaufman on His New Book "The Concealers"

Former lawyer, judge, corporate executive and non-fiction writer James J. Kaufman has become a successful writer of fiction.  His first novel, The Collectibles, won several awards and prompted him to write two more books to create a trilogy.  Book 2 is out now, called The Concealers.  Jim has a knack for compassionately portraying characters undergoing life-changing challenges.  He will be at Barnes and Noble at Mayfaire on Saturday from 3 to 6 pm to sign copies.  For more information, visit his website Jamesjkaufman.com

 

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5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 1, 2014

Costume by Mark Sorensen

Wendy & Jerry Fingerhut are Executive Director and Treasurer respectively of Opera Wilmington. They wrote to Gina Gambony following a report and interview last week:

Thank you SO MUCH, Gina, for this wonderful interview and exposure for our new opera company, Opera Wilmington, showcasing the fabulous homegrown and local talent.

And Artistic Director Nancy King of UNCW wrote:

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Local
5:56 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

NC House Moves to Maintain Current Film Tax Rebate

Representative Davis' Amendment to Senate Bill 763 aims to keep film crews working in North Carolina.
AiClassEland at en.wikibooks [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons

A film incentive grant program is included in the current budget compromise. But an amendment proposed by Republican Representative Ted Davis from New Hanover County would maintain the existing structure of the film tax rebate for one year. The proposal passed the House during Thursday's session by a wide margin.

Ted Davis’ amendment to Senate Bill 763 would extend the current tax rebates for one year, which would allow time for an independent study to be completed.

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Midday Interviews - 7/31/14
2:45 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Midday Interview: Tiffanie Fipps of the Wilmington's Children Museum

Tiffanie Fipps and Jemila Ericson

Listen to Jemila interview the new Assistant Director of the Wilmington Children's Museum about upcoming events for kids, including Mud Days, which will take place  Friday and Saturday, August 8 - 9. For more details about this and other fun upcoming events at the Wilmington Children's Museum visit PlayWilmington.org or call 910.254.3534.

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Local
9:36 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

CoastLine: Arts & the Economy - What Will CFCC's Fine Arts Center Mean for Competing Venues?

Listen to Segment 1 here -- featuring Tony Rivenbark (Thalian Hall) and Shane Fernando (CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center).

Listen to Segment 2 here -- featuring Tony Rivenbark and Shane Fernando.

Listen to Segment 3 here -- featuring Gwenyfar Rohler on "Deathbed: The Bed That Eats"

Arts and the local economy:  will a new performing arts venue, the largest in the region, edge out smaller theater companies in the competition for ticket buyers? 

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Local
9:01 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

CFCC's Performing Arts Center Projected to Keep More Entertainment Dollars in Local Economy

Artist's Illustration of Cape Fear Community College's Humanities and Fine Arts Center. The building is slated to open in 2015.
Cape Fear Community College

Listen to the audio version here.

Construction of southeastern North Carolina’s newest performing arts venue is well underway in downtown Wilmington.

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Local
3:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Wilmington Housing Authority Opened Waiting List for Housing Voucher Program

WHA

A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.

The Wilmington Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for the first time in three years. Under the program, the housing authority pays a subsidy to the landlord while the renter pays the difference. When a voucher becomes available, the housing authority gives it to those on the waiting list.

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Midday Interviews - 7/29/14
2:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Nygel Robinson on "Kiss Me, Kate!"

From Left: Nygel Robinson, Jemila Ericson, Ray Kennedy

 

Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson. 

Tickets: 910-632-2285 or Thalianhall.com 

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2:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington

Jonathan Schleier (left), founder of Public Archaeology Corps, Justin Freeman (right), and volunteers work to excavate the historic cistern.
Isabelle Shepherd

Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.

A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:

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November 10, 7pm @ WHQR
12:58 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Prologue: "Southern Holidays: A Savor the South Cookbook" by Debbie Moose

Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.

“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.  

Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

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