My guests today were Joy Dupree Gregory, founder and artistic director of True 2 U Productions, and Tracy Byrd, the director and choreographer of the company’s latest show -- Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller.
The show runs Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 – this weekend and next – at the Scottish Rite Theater, 1415 S. 17th Street. Tickets / info: 910-515-3327
New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger--who was charged with a DWI in February--is likely looking at a four-month prison sentence. Following Berger’s arrest in Avery County this week for violating his parole, and possessing numerous weapons and drug paraphernalia, the commissioner made an appearance in court this afternoon—via video from the county jail.
Monday, June 16th is Bloomsday, on which James Joyce fans around the world celebrate the book Ulysses and its protagonist Leopold Bloom. At Old Books on Front Street at 7pm, a portion of the play-within-the-book will be performed by marionettes! Jazz pianist/composer James Jarvis has written music for the show; Gina Gambony and Christy Grantham will work the marionettes created by Nina and Bryan Cournoyer. Bookstore owner Gwenyfar Rohler and musician James Jarvis tell us all about it.
Financial behaviorist Syble Solomon gives a talk called DeMystifying Credit -- tonight at 6:00 at the Northeast Library. She has created The Good Credit Game, a colorful board game crammed full of surprising information on credit. For more information, you can call the library at 910-798-6306. To learn more about Syble, go to MoneyHabitudes.com
The North Carolina Pesticide Board recently made a declaration of moles as pests and established regulatory guidelines for their removal; a declaration that has commentator Andy Wood thinking about slippery slopes.
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Dozens of New Hanover County citizens are brainstorming ways to use local land, resources, and economic opportunities in the not-so-distant future. It’s all part of the Comprehensive Plan, a public engagement initiative to plot the development necessary to accommodate this region’s projected population swell. In November, when the planning department initially outlined this plan, they told their commissioners they would constantly be reevaluating their strategy, to ensure that all citizens had a voice. However, a significant sector of the population hasn’t been accounted for.
Joanna Cole, author of the The Magic School Bus series, will be at The Coastal Education Center next to Wrightsville Beach Museum on Saturday from 4 to 6. NC Coastal Federation is hosting a book reading and signing event with her to celebrate her latest book, The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge.
My guests were director Michelle Reiff and performer Rachel Walter. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre presents its last show of the season – TACT Radio: Hits Through the Ages, two hours of music from the 50s through today. With performances by youth aged 8-18, the two-hour show is directed by Michelle Reiff, with musical direction by Jonathan Barber.
The show runs this weekend only: Thursday and Friday at 7, Saturday at 3 and 7, and Sunday at 3 at the Hannah Block Historic USO. Tickets are available there.