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. 

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on May 6, 2015. 

Check out some of the photos from a gorgeous performance by the Williston Alumni Choir. They sang their hearts out and we couldn't be more thankful for their time and talent!

WHQR is sad to announce the loss of American radio broadcaster and voice of the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, Margaret Juntwait. Margaret passed away this morning after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Hailing from Nashville, North Carolina, Valerie's music is a silky hodgepodge of originals, jazz standards, blues and legendary songwriters. This dulcet combination of music is of the heart and for the soul. Do not miss out on this powerful Americana trio. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Doors 6:30

Show 7:30 

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

$10 suggested donation at the door


On the next CoastLine, Cokie Roberts is coming to Wilmington. The NPR news analyst’s new book, Capital Dames, chronicles the contributions of women in Washington during the Civil War. We’ll hear about the book – and her work as a political analyst.

We’re pre-recording this show, so send your questions and comments to us now by emailing Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. Follow us on Twitter at coastlinehqr.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who attracts three very different suitors; a sheep farmer, a reckless Sergeant and a prosperous, mature bachelor. This timeless, passionate story explores the nature of relationships and love. Do not miss this gorgeous adaptation marked by strong direction and a talented cast. (PG-13, 1 hr 59 min)

Monday-Wednesday, June 29 - July 1, 7 PM, Thalian Hall Main Stage

Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman's quest to reclaim her heritage. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna during World War II, returns to recover her family's possessions which had previously been stolen by the Nazis. Together with her inexperienced but plucky lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), Altmann embarks on a journey that leads her straight to the heart of the Austrian government and the U.S. Supreme Court. (PG-13, 1 hr 50 min)

Monday-Wednesday, June 15-17, 7 PM

Queen and Country is the hilarious follow up to Hope and Glory, John Boorman's Academy Award magnet from 1987 which featured 9-year-old Bill who rejoiced at the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. Queen and Country picks up almost a decade later when Bill (Callum Turner) is beginning basic training at the outbreak of the Korean War. Although Bill never sets foot in Korea, he is in a constant battle of wits with fellow army mate Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) and Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis).

Iris is an insightful, bittersweet documentary about legendary fashion icon Iris Apfel, directed by the widely admired documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. There is never a dull moment in the life of quick witted, flamboyantly dressed style maven Iris, who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Follow along as she exudes an enthusiasm for fashion, art and people that is truly contagious. (PG-13, 1 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 7 PM 

Wednesday, June 10, 4 PM

Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads (Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz) Clouds of Sils Maria is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with depth and intelligence. Watch as a veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of her self when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that helped launch her career 20 years earlier. (R, 2 hr 4 min) 

Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3, 7 PM Thalian Hall Main Stage

Elizabeth Singletary

WHQR welcomes local talents Elizabeth Singletary and Robert Salemme to the MC Erny Gallery for their amazing collaboration "Pieced Together."  Be sure to stop by and see this unique, once-in-a-lifetime collection. 

Opening Fourth Friday Reception: May 22, 6-9 PM 

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: June 26, 6-9 PM

Show Closing: Friday, July 10.  

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours:Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

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