Emily Fulbright

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Emily is a second-year student in UNCW’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and is seeking her Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is originally from the foothills of North Carolina and has received degrees in communications and creative writing. In her spare time when Emily is not traveling the world she volunteers as a cat foster for the All 4 Cats rescue organization, plays skee ball in the national Brewskee-Ball league, and shares her tales from the road in her travel blog; MyCarryOnLuggage.com.  

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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 

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.

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.

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!

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

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)!

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.

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.

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. 

Alexa Doran

Today's guest was Glenn Neighbour. Glenn and his wife Stephanie are bringing back Grooves in the Grove, a series of free concerts they presented last year at Poplar Grove Plantation in Scotts Hill that proved to be enormously popular. Folks are invited to bring a picnic, coolers, chairs and blankets for an evening of music and fun from 5 to 7 PM on Sundays. The series runs from Sunday, September 7 to Sunday, October 26. On some nights guests will be able to munch on food from Keith Rhodes' Catch Food Truck. There will also be raffles and prizes.

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film The Trip, director Michael Winterbottom reunites comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a new culinary road trip. In this version, our heroes retrace the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy, all while indulging in sparkling banter and various impersonation-offs. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay of Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, cooking up a biting portrait of modern day masculinity. (Unrated, 1 hr 48 min)

Opera House Theatre Company present the mesmerizing musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim called "Into The Woods." In the first act we meet many familiar fairy tale characters and see how their stories interweave. By intermission many have found their "happily ever after." In the second act the characters find out what happens AFTER they got what they wanted ...or what they thought they wanted.  Today's guests were director/choreographer Jason Aycock and actress/singer/dancer Kendra Goehring-Garrett (Cinderella in the show).

Alexa Doran

Tonia Lovejoy is an educator and explorer who has created an organization called the Beautiful Nation Project. Its website offers a hug array of tools on many platforms to expand our understanding of how where we live affects how we live. She will be taking an all female crew of scientists, explorers and educators on her sailboat for an around-the-world trip starting September 15. Their journey can be followed at BeautifulNationProject.org

Charlie Cazier

Friday night at the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR staff, members, volunteers and local art lovers/supporters gathered to see the absolutely magnificent debut of the art show "Hues of Juxtapostion," with work by talented local artists Mio Reynolds, Eunkyung Kim Cazier and Randy McNamara. Never before have such different styles come together to create such a vibrant, seamless arrangement. The night was filled with wine, delicious refreshments and best of all, great conversations with our featured artists.  View the slideshow to see pictures from this great night!

Charlie Cazier

Friday night at the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR staff, members, volunteers and local art lovers/supporters gathered to see the absolutely magnificent debut of the art show "Hues of Juxtapostion," with work by talented local artists Mio Reynolds, Eunkyung Kim Cazier and Randy McNamara. Never before have such different styles come together to create such a vibrant, seamless arrangement. The night was filled with wine, delicious refreshments and best of all, great conversations with our featured artists.  View the slideshow to see pictures from this great night!

  Today we had prolific artists Mio Reynolds, Randy McNamara and Eunkyung Kim Cazier talk about their work, which will be featured tonight at our very own MC Erny Gallery  at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor. Join the artists from 6-9 pm for an opening reception that will include wine, light refreshments and your chance to meet the artists and see their vibrant, intriguing collection of work. For further details visit http://whqr.org/post/coming-soon-hues-juxtaposition-mc-erny-gallery-1.

Alexa Doran

Today Barb Olson-Gwin and Jim Carey came to represent the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting Phlock to the Beach!: A Buffet Style Beach Bash. Unfortunately, the Friday night Pub and Grub Crawl is sold out BUT you can still get tickets to Saturday's events on Oak Island or at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. For more details visit southport-oakisland.com or call 910.457.6994.  Some of Saturday's Events are free and some require tickets.

Alexa Doran

The 2014 Landfall and Art show is Thursday through Saturday at the Landfall Dye Clubhouse. It runs from 10 am to 7 pm each day, with a cash bar provided from 5-7 pm. One hundred artists will be showing their work. Admission is free and 30% of the sales go to the Landfall Foundation, which helps support local non-profits. Today's guests were Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet and artist Jenny McKinnon-Wright.  For more details visit LandfallFoundation.org

Madeline Flagler is the Executive Director of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Every year they host a great fundraiser called Lumina Daze, which celebrates the spectacular Lumina Pavilion. The Lumina Pavilion was the star attraction on the beach from 1905 until 1973 when it was torn down. The event is this Sunday form 5-9 pm at The Blockade Runner Beach Resort. For more details visit wbmuseum.com.   

This tender drama, starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, begins with a 6 year old boy and follows the same group of actors over a 12 year period on a one-of-a-kind trip that is at once epic and intimate. Boyhood provides a vivid portrayal of the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of modern family and the inevitable passing of time. Critics are stunned at the breadth and depth of Boyhood's sprawling investigation of the human condition. (R, 2 hr, 44 min)

September 15-17, Monday - Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Based on a John le Carre novel, this extraordinary thriller starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe, will throw you head first into the high stakes world of international crime and intrigue. When a half-Chechen, half-Russian brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's illicit fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest.

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews as he chats it up with lauded author Karen Pullen, editor of the new steamy collection "Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love and Longing." 

"From sweet to sassy...and beyond. Whether you devour these luscious crimes tales all at once or dole them out to savor the nuances, you're in for a treat." - Kaye George, author of Death in the Time of Ice

Monday, December 8 at 7pm

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

The musically endowed Jesse Stockton is known both for his proficiency on various instruments such as the banjo, the mandolin and the guitar, as well as for his emotional intensity while performing. Naming influences such as Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Stockton's work falls under an American folk rock/Appalachian grassroots/blues genre of his own. 

For more information about Jesse Stockton click here.

Thursday, August 28

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

In the MC Erny Gallery - Hues of Juxtaposition: Work by Eunkyung Kim Cazier, Randy McNamara and Mio Reynolds.

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, September 26, 6-9 pm

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 4pm

This show will close on Friday, October 10. 

About the Artists:

Coming Soon: "Hues of Juxtaposition" with work by Eunkyung Kim Cazier, Randy McNamara and Mio Reynolds.

Opening Final Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, August 29, 6-9 pm

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, September 26, 6-9 pm

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 4pm

This show will close on Friday, October 3. 

Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and local author and history librarian, Beverly Tetterton to talk about her two recent publications "Maritime Wilmington" and "Wilmington, Lost But Not Forgotten."

Monday, October 13 at 7 pm

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

Today's guest, film festival programmer Shona Thomson is with us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland.  Lucky us, Thomson is here for two weeks asartist-in-residence for the upcoming film festival, Cucalorus. In preparation for the much-beloved upcoming Cucalorus film festival, Thomson is here to tell us about two exciting events she has planned.

Today's guests, director Anthony Lawson and actress Claire Bennett, discussed the upcoming performance of "Good People"  at Thalian Association's Red Barn Studio. Performances will run from August 7 through August 30,  Thursdays-Sundays. For more information visit thalian.org.

WHQR held its Annual Meeting on July 17, 2014!

WHQR staff, volunteers, board members, and our supporting public met in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR Studios for a wonderful night of celebrating the past year's triumphs and the next year's goals. WHQR wants to say thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to help support local public radio.

A special thank you to Paul Reinmann for catching this wonderful night on film - Don't forget to check out the slideshow!

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