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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1:41 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

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Midday Interviews 9/24/14
3:10 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Midday Interview: David T. Loudermilk and Emilia Torello on "Peter Pan"

David T. Loudermilk and Emilia Torrello

Thalian Association Community Theatre opens its 2014-15 Mainstage Season with Peter Pan, based on Sir J.M. Barrie's beloved story of the boy who "won't grow up." Emilia Torello stars as Peter along with a cast of 51. The show is directed and choreographed by David T. Loudermilk, Thalian Asoociation's new Artictic Director. It runs for two weekends- Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 (note the new time!), and Sunday at 3 at Thalian Hall. For tickets, call 910.632.2285 or visit ThalianHall.com 

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Midday Interviews 9/22/14
1:52 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Midday Interview: Tracy Wilkes on "DREAMS Presents"

Tracey Wilkes is the founder and Executive Director of DREAMS of Wilmington which provides arts education and inspiration to children who have no other access to these valuable things. Their annual fundraising gala. called DREAMS Presents is Staurday, September 27 from six until whenever (!) at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside. An $85 ticket gets you a three course meal, drinks, participation in a live auction of three spectacular items, an art show featuring local stars of the art scene and the stars of DREAMS, and entertainment by the kids.

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Midday Interviews - 9/22/14
1:35 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Midday Interview: Cast of 'The Lady in Question'

A new theatre and arts events company called C'est la Guerre presents 'The Lady in Question' by Charles Busch. It stars George Domby in the title role, and it is a satire of 1940's romantic thrillers. Almost all of the female roles are played be men in drag. I spoke with co-founder/director/actor Bryan Cournoyer, actor George Domby , and actor Tom Briggs (playing two roles). FOUR SHOWS ONLY - Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, September 20 and Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. The venue is a speakeasy called The Blind Elephant, located at 21 N.

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Inside WHQR
1:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

It's Official!!!: HQRNews and ClassicalHQR Are Born

Barb and Mary
Paul Reinmann

IT'S OFFICIAL! As of 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 WHQR  gave birth to HQRNews 91.3 FM and ClassicalHQR 96.7. Joined by several of our listeners, volunteers, staff and some special guests including Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commissioner Woody White, we heralded in this exciting event with the flip of a giant switch and plenty of champagne. Be sure to check out the slideshow above to see pictures from this truly historic night!

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Midday Interviews - 9/16/14
1:19 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Pike on the First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament

Today we heard from John Pike, the local representative for "Surfers Healing," a local surf camp for children with autism. For more information about this organization visit surfershealing.org. For more information about The First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament taking place November 7 at Castle Bay Country Club contact robkelly06@hotmail.com

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Inside WHQR
1:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Recap: WHQR Staff and Volunteer Picnic

Paul Reinmann

THANK YOU to the WHQR Board!!!! 

The Friends of Public Radio Board threw a cookout for WHQR's volunteers, staff and their families on Sunday, September 14 at Hugh McRae Park. Our terrific board members baked cookies, made salads and grilled delicious hot dogs and burgers for some very thankful staffers and volunteers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful board. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

Be sure to check out the slideshow of this great event (special thanks to Paul Reinmann for all the gorgeous images)!

Midday Interviews - 9/12/14
3:22 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Gail Burke and Ginny Thompson on "The Secret Garden Tour"

From Left: Ginny Thompson and Gail Burke
Alexa Doran

On Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 4pm , the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society hosts the annual Secret Garden Tour.  The tour this year features 12 gardens, both large and small, Old South and new experimental. There are also workshops about creating a Fairy Garden and arranging flowers for a Memorial Garden. For details and tickets ($15) visit hslcf.org. Tickets are also available at The Latimer House at 910.762.0492, at all Harris Teeter stores, and at many garden centers.

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Midday Interviews - 9/9/14
4:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Tracey Varga and Rob Nathanson on "Cape Fear Arts in Motion"

For its annual show, Forward Motion Dance Company presents a collaboration between dancers, musicians, visual artists,  and a filmmaker - called Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Quartets, Pirouettes and Silhouettes. Founder, dancer and choreographer Tracey Varga and guitarist Rob Nathan (co-founder of the North Carolina Guitar Quartet) joined us. The shows are Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 AND 8 on Thalian Hall's Main Stage. For more information visit ForwardMotionDance.com.

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Events 9/25/14 @ MC Erny Gallery
4:07 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Soup to Nuts Live!: Lisa and Galen

Lisa and Galen

Lucky us! The highly acclaimed jazz duo Lisa and Galen are joining us, along with special guest and student Sean. The talented Lisa Rankin is known for her dexterity on the piano, the keybass, the flute, the recorder, the tin whistle, the harmonica, the six string guitar, the twelve string guitar and her amazing vocals. Galen Hunsucker is magnificent on the electric and acoustic guitars, and after spending more than 30 years in the music business captivates audiences with his stellar vocals. 

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