Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

Mon-Fri 11:58 AM-12:06 PM

Monday* through Friday at 11:58 AM, Gina Gambony hosts a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. She interviews artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events—all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.

*Monday Midday Interviews are hosted by Pat Marriott.

Please send requests for interviews to classical@whqr.org.

 

Tune in to our Midday Interview at 11:58 to hear from our guests each week.

Midday Interviews for May 23-27:

Monday, 5/23:  Musician John Golden hosts a Hootenanny this week; he'll join Pat Marriott to tell us all about it.

Tuesday, 5/24: Lilac 94 Harp Duo is joining us to give us a preview of its concert this week at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. We'll hear the harps play for an extended interview on Classical HQR.

Wednesday, 5/25:  Time approaches for the Port City Music Festival.  We'll hear what's in store for music lovers this year.

Thursday, 5/26:  Tune in to hear about the artists behind the exhibit Lost & Found in the MC Erny Gallery. 

Friday, 5/27:  An aerialist-notably named Ariel Schmidtke-joins us to talk about her upcoming show Length of Rope featuring silks, puppets, and more.  

The SilverArts exhibit is up, featuring 492 works of art from local artists aged 50 and over. The exhibit and sale of this art is this weekend, May 20-22: Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm at theArtworks at 200 Willard St.


This Weekend: The City Ballet Presents "Cinderella"

May 18, 2016
The City Ballet of Wilmington

The City Ballet presents its final show of the season this weekend, Cinderella.  The City Ballet has performed its season on the Cape Fear Stage at the Cape Fear Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC-Cinderella is also there, but note the name of venue is now The Wilson Center.  

4 More Performances: "A Few Good Men" Explores Status, Moral Responsibility

May 16, 2016

What is right or wrong based your status-particularly in the military? Does status make a difference? Wilmington's newest theatre company, Panache, explores this and more in its latest production, A Few Good Men.

Best-selling southern author Wiley Cash has one of his tales onstage in Wilmington: The Kudzu Queen, adapted by Gwenyfar Rohler.  This dinner theatre show is at Theatre Now on Friday and Saturday nights through June 4th. Gwenyfar and director Beth Swindell joined us in the studio to chat about the writing and directing process, listen above.

The North Carolina Chapter of the US Green Building Council is holding its signature social event on Thursday, May 12 at Bluewater Waterfront Grill in Wrightsville Beach: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, & Resilient Design.  The buffet dinner, beginning at 6:00 pm,  features a stude

Student Learns Radio Skills At WHQR For Competition

May 10, 2016
Dmitri Maruta

  

Hoggard High School senior Matthew Smith has an interest in radio. He was able to pursue this interest through a club at school that helps students participate in Skills USA, a program that is focused on technical training for students through competition.  Matthew decided to come to WHQR to receive extra training to prepare for the competition.  

Unlocking Silent Histories

Donna DeGennaro, PhD is the founder and director of Unlocking Silent Histories (USH), an organization that provides critical and creative media opportunities for indigenous youth.  The organization, headquartered in Wilmington, NC, is being featured at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC in partnership with the Maya Traditions Foundation in September.  Listen to DeGennaro speak about the organization below.

Star Sosa, the owner of Spectrum Gallery, joined us in the studio along with Kimberly Exum from Cape Fear Garden Club.  The Garden Club just hosted the Azalea Garden Tour as part of the Azalea Festival.  During that tour, artists took root in the various local gardens for plein air painting, producing pieces capturing flower close-ups to large garden scenes to Azalea Belles.

Wesley Brown

Award-winning animator Michael Granberry visited WHQR just before Shakespeare's The Tempest opened.  Granberry came to Wilmington to direct the show for Dram Tree Shakespeare, bringing his creative approach to theatre and penchant for puppetry into play.  The show is now in it's final weekend and tickets only remain for the last performance on Sunday, May 1st.  

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