Alexa Doran

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Alexa Doran is a third year poet in UNCW's MFA program. Born in Syracuse, New York she moved to Clarksville, TN when she was 18 and completed both her B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University while living there. Two years ago she breezed into Wilmington, North Carolina and has been writing poetry by the sea ever since. 

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February 5-6, 2015
3:51 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

NC Jazz Fest Ticket Giveaway!

WHQR is giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the NC Jazz Fest!

We have TWO pairs for each night to give away. Please email contest@whqr.org with JAZZ in the subject line. Winners will be picked at random on Tuesday, February 3 at 10 am. Winners will be notified by email. Tickets must be picked up at WHQR Studios in downtown Wilmington. 

February 7, 2015
1:44 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Docutime Film Festival 2015 at UNCW

Saturday, February 7th marks Wilmington’s 13th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment.

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Midday Interviews - 1/29/15
1:03 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Midday Interview: Basile and Marianna Stacy on the Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Basile and Marianna Stacy
Alexa Doran

The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is the primary fundraiser for VOCAL (Volunteer Older Citizen's Action League). The festival features music, comedy, children's activities, culinary demonstrations and best of all, wine and chocolate. All of this takes place at the Coast Line Event Center in downtown Wilmington. One of the festival organizers, Marianna Stacy, stopped by WHQR studios with comedian Basile to tell us more about this event.

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Wednesday, February 4 at Noon
11:15 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Next CoastLine: Higher Education in Cape Fear

On the next Coastline we'll explore what's happening with Wilmington's institutions of higher education.

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Sunday - Tuesday, February 8-10
11:35 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Big Eyes"

Directed and produced by the legendary Tim Burton, BIG EYES is a timeless biopic based on the story of Walter Keane (Cristoph Waltz), a wildly successful artist whose heyday was in the 1950's and 60's. Keane revolutionized popular art with his entrancing paintings of waifs with big eyes. After years of being the front man for this widely adored collection, the truth comes out. Keane's art has never been created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams in a Golden Globe Best Actress award-winning performance).

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Midday Interviews
12:58 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Elizabeth Darrow on "Life is But a Dream..."

Artist Elizabeth Darrow shared with us interesting details about her vibrant, textured work and talked to us about why a painting may never be finished. Darrow will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR tonight form 6-9 PM for the opening reception of her collection "Life is But a Dream..." Be sure you take a moment to come out and see this truly exquisite collection before the closing reception on Friday, February 27.

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Wednesday, January 28 at Noon
12:31 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Long Term Plans for the Cape Fear Region

On the next CoastLine: We're taking a closer look at the future.

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February 9, 2015 @ 7 PM
11:45 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Prologue: "The Fire This Time" by Randall Kenan

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of the most distinguished African American authors of today, Randall Kenan, to discuss his most recent achievement, a collection of his essays titled The Fire This Time, which includes a tribute to legend James Baldwin. 

Praise for The Fire This Time

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February 16, 2015
1:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Soup to Nuts Live!: Travis Shallow

Travis Shallow

It might be cold outside, but it's going to be sizzling with the soul-filled sounds of Travis Shallow at our next Soup to Nuts Live! concert. WHQR welcomes Wilmington native singer/songwriter Travis Shallow, known for his soulful Americana, to the MC Erny Gallery on February 26 for a performance you will never forget. Formerly part of the critically acclaimed acoustic trio, A Few Good Liars, Shallow recently recorded his first solo album at Tweed Studios in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Inside WHQR
11:44 am
Wed January 21, 2015

WHQR Day Sponsor Party 2015!

Kate Brandis, Lan Nichols, Mary Bradley, Jarred Lee Welcome You to the Party!
Paul Reinmann

If you are one of our many WONDERFUL Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum last Friday night we want to say a huge THANK YOU for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, endlessly gorgeous artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Check out the slide show for a few snapshots from this most enchanting of evenings...

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