The Williston School is celebrating its centennial. The graduates of the former Williston Senior High have gone on to become leaders in the local community, state, and nation. WHQR spoke with Dorothy DeShields, who was inspired by her teachers at Williston to pursue a career in education.
Isabelle Shepherd: What was the educational experience like at Williston?
The UNCW Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chamber Orchestra are performing Franz Joseph Haydn's "Creation" under the direction of Dr. Joe Hickman, the Director of Choral Activities. Nancy King has been rehearsing the soloists for the performance, and Bob Workmon is a guest artist performing with the choirs. Nancy and Bob came to the studio and talked about the performance, and a bit about the history of this work, thought by many to be Haydn's masterpiece.
On the next CoastLine: The Williston School is celebrating its centennial. Grammy nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon is working with current Williston students to develop a history of the school through art. We'll talk with her about the Clothesline Muse and the legacy of Williston Senior High.
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Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, July 6 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry about her new novel "The Idea of Love."
In honor of artist, educator and WHQR commentator's Claude Howell's 100th Birthday we have been saluting him with clips from his commentaries. Check out this rather thrilling commentary, in which he describes his arrest in Paris.
Today we welcome some special visitors to Wilmington’s friendly shores. Staff members from many of North Carolina’s other public radio stations are in town for a conference on station growth. This is the first time in several years that the North Carolina stations have gotten together. Thanks to Jeff Hunter of our staff for his tireless efforts at putting this event together, and to the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach for hosting the group. We welcome our colleagues to town!
Artist, educator and WHQR commentator Claude Howell was born 100 years ago this week. Howell played key roles in establishing UNCWilmington's art department and the Cameron Art Museum, where a celebration of his life is scheduled tomorrow night at 7 PM. We've been celebrating with some of Claude's WHQR Commentaries this week on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, June 8 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with Civil War buff and widely acclaimed author, Chris Fonvielle, about his newest novel "To Forge a Thunderbolt."
"Dr. Fonvielle is a most entertaining historian...he commands a truly encyclopedic knowledge of Wartime Wilmington. " - Kemp Burpeau, Civil War News
Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, May 11 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery as he chats with worldwide traveler and photographer, Lynn Seldon about one of his life's greatest challenges, his recent novel Virginia's Ring.