Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida. Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.
Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith).
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure may be far more likely to show up on an English syllabus than in a political science lecture. But Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler thinks the play has more to offer the world than a few, lyrical lines.
Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green will be performing Measure for Measure at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre starting June 7th. Visit their website for more information.
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When Sergeant Stacy Blackburn-Hoelscher returned home from a two-year Army deployment in Iraq, she wanted to go back to the war zone. The Detroit, Michigan native served with an all-male tactical unit, a pioneering role for women at the time. In 2009, after switching over to the Marines, she deployed to Afghanistan. Stepping up to serve on a Female Engagement Team, she crossed over lines drawn for her male counterparts. In the last part of our series about the shifting roles of women in combat, WHQR’s Sara Wood brings us her story.
Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad tell us about breaking the world record for consecutive days at sea without seeing land. Their boat Anne is currently on the Cape Fear River by the Isabel Holmes Bridge! And Reid’s paintings are on display at The George downtown. To see photos from the amazing journey, go to www.1000days.net
Under North Carolina law, convicted criminals are only responsible for paying back attorney fees during their probation and if the probation is terminated. House Bill 388 would add those whose probation term expired as well.