Midday Interview -2/25/14
1:09 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Dan Brawley on "An Evening on the Red Carpet"

Mary Bradley and the Cucalorus Guys at WHQR!
Staff

 

Today I talked with Dan Brawley, Director of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Cucalorus Film Festival.  They have a fundraiser coming up Sunday night from 7:30 to midnight at EUE Screen Gems called An Evening on the Red Carpet.  Tickets available at Cucalorus.org

 

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Local - February 26
11:24 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development?

Wilmington's Greenfield Park

As New Hanover County launches its comprehensive plan to accommodate the region’s projected growth, leaders are looking into the future of open spaces and parks. Tuesday night, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, or CFEDC, assembled a panel of green space proponents from the county--as well as from the City of Wilmington--to discuss ideas for new and improved public spaces.

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Local - February 26
11:15 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Citizen Action to Propel Housing Authority's Choice Neighborhood Grant Application

WHA board members discussed committee activity during a Monday meeting at Wilmington's Houston Moore community.

In gearing up to apply for a ninety-million-dollar grant to revitalize a huge swath of the city, the Wilmington Housing Authority made a loud plea for citizen involvement. And it’s now being answered. Nearly one hundred people—from public housing residents to local business leaders—are volunteering to serve on sub-committees dedicated to making Wilmington’s application as competitive as it can be.

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Dude, Poetry!

National Poetry Month
poets.org

 

April is National Poetry month!  Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler encourages us to celebrate year round. 

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.

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

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Local
3:56 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Candidate Profile: David Rouzer (R), 7th Congressional District

David Rouzer (R), Candidate for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
David Rouzer

David Rouzer, a native of Johnston County and former State Senator, is battling Woody White, also a former State Senator and current county commission chair, for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. 

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Local
3:35 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

New Hanover County Seeks Public Participation for Comprehensive Plan Launch Thursday

Talk of regional branding, what to do about gang violence, how to re-write New Hanover County’s special use permit… it’s all part of the current public dialogue.
 

NHC Planning

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April 21-23, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:43 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "Enemy" (New Time, 7PM)

"Enemy" Official Poster

Nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards, well in advance of it's official release, Enemy is already dazzling international audiences. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky, Brokeback Mountain) and directed by Acadamy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, is a sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller about a man who discovers an exact physical double of himself.

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April 14-16, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:34 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "Gloria" (New Time, 7PM)

"Gloria" Official Movie Poster

Gloria, Chile's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, stars Paulina García in a tour de force performance that captured the Silver Bear Best Actress Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults.

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April 7-9, 7:00 @ Thalian Hall
12:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "The Past" (New Time, 7PM)

Official Movie Poster

An official Selection at Cannes, Telluride, and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2013 and winner of Best Actress (Berenice Bejo) at Cannes, The Past is one of the season's best foreign films. Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran in order to finalize a divorce from his estranged wife Marie (Bejo) so she can marry her boyfriend (Tahar Rahim).

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March 31- April 2, 7:00 @Thalian Hall
12:17 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Cinematique: "The Invisible Woman" (New Time, 7PM)

"The Invisible Woman" Official Poster

The Invisible Woman is the beautiful and compelling new film directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes with Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. This multilayered portrait of Charles Dickens, his young mistress and the 19th century Victorian society in which they carried out their secret affair, is winning critical raves. (R, 1hr, 51min)

March 31- April 2, Monday-Wednesday, 7:00PM (NOTE TIME)
at Thalian Hall's Main Stage

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