Wilmington, NC – As Wilmington grows at a rapid pace, there's one residential neighborhood in the heart of the city that's trying to find its own identity amongst the empty lots. WHQR's Catherine Welch has more.
The quirky ensemble, Gelato Quartetto plays at Thalian Hall this coming Sunday night at seven-thirty. And to whet your appetite, WHQR's General Manager Susan Dankel got the group's oboist, Cynthia Steljes the phone to learn more about their unique sound...
By Susan Dankel
Wilmington, NC – Cynthia Steljes is the oboeist for Quartetto Gelato. Learn more about the group at their website.
UNCW's Jazz Festival gets underway today... This year's featured composer is drummer Duffy Jackson. Jackson would be famous enough in his own right, after all, he's made a career playing with the likes of Artie Shaw and Dizzie Gillespie... But he's also the son of legendary bassist, Chubby Jackson. Duffy Jackson recently got on the phone with WHQR's own jazz host, Gano Evans, to talk about everything from running afoul of Count Bassie to teaching the next generation of musicians...
There's little left of the "weedy" South commentator Nan Graham remembers. But she's always on the lookout for vanishing specimens in today's landscape of carefully-tended trees and manicured hedges... she loves her landscape on the wild side.
By Nan Graham
Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham, our life-long Southerner, has her own website at www.nangraham.com.
UNCW's Creative Writing department has just released the second issue of its literary magazine, Ecotone, and celebrates with a launch party tonight. WHQR's Megan Williams sat down with the journal's editor to talk about what the journal means to his department and the writers it publishes.
For the first time ever, there's competition to manage Wilmington's Community Arts Center, but the impact of who gets the contract could be felt far beyond the U-S-O building that houses it. WHQR's Megan Williams looked into it...