Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

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

During our Classical block on 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.


Midday Interviews for August 18th through August 21st:

Tuesday:  Folks from the Landfall Foundation will visit to talk about the 16th Annual Art Show & Sale-happening this Thursday.

Wednesday:  The Sarus Festival Exhibit is closing this weekend.  Curator Janette Hopper will tell us what to expect at the closing reception.

Thursday:  What will the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra perform this year? Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Steven Errante will join us to talk about the 2015-16 season.  

Friday:  Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center is having a Gala-and it's all about White Pants. Tune in to find out why.  

Oak Island Arts & Crafts Fest

12 hours ago

On Saturday, September 5th, the Oak Island Arts Guild presents the 26th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.  Over 120 vendors are a part of the festival this year, featuring photography, paintings, fabric arts, printmaking, wearable art, and more. 

Making a Splash for the New Hope Clinic

Sep 2, 2015

While changes to national and state health care laws have expanded the reach of health care coverage, there are still folks without insurance  facing difficulties obtaining  medical attention.  The New Hope Clinic is one of the long-standing providers serving Brunswick County residents in need of health & dental care.

It was kismet that counselor, photographer, mindfulness teacher, and writer Jen Johnson met with Dr. Kyle Horton.  They both had a deep interest in helping veterans suffering with post-war adjustment issues, and they both had special skills that could be intertwined to do something about it.  They joined forces and created Invisible Wounds of War.  

Expect Symphonies from the WSO

Aug 27, 2015

According to Reed Wallace, September is the "I like the Wilmington Symphony" month.  Mr. Wallace is the Executive Director of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and arguably its biggest fan, so whether he is joking or not remains a mystery.  Still, when you take a look at the Masterworks series the WSO is producing this season, you might be inclined to join him in the like--or even Love.

White Pants for Cape Fear Hospice

Aug 27, 2015

Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center is having a Gala: Last Chance for White Pants, so named in honor of summer fashion coming to a close.  This fundraising event is on Saturday, August 29th at the Audi Cape Fear on Eastwood Road.  In addition to the party, a limited number of raffle tickets are available to enter the drawing for a 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet convertible.

100 Artists in the Landfall Foundation Art Show

Aug 20, 2015

The Landfall Foundation is a non-profit charitable distribution organization providing hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding to projects for the past 20 years.   Granting goes to Arts, Health & Welfare, and Education initiatives by organizations in our area.  When the Foundation isn't granting money, it's busy raising it.

Misadventure is Better

Aug 19, 2015

David Campbell graduated from Hoggard High School, went to college, and planned to spend a year in France.  Somehow he ended up living abroad for 7 years. 

Mr. Campbell has written a book about his travels, particularly relishing mishaps and accidents-basically, embracing the unexpected:  Misadventure is Better (Adventure is good. When it goes wrong, it's Great)

Eryn Roberts is the new Community Ambassador for Yelp Wilmington.  The new local entity is having a launch party on Wednesday, August 19 at A Tasting Room.  


Aug 17, 2015

The 4th Annual Sarus Festival is underway!  We were delighted to have founder/director Karola Luttringhaus in the studio last week, along with dancer/choreographer Rachael Goolsby and artist/curator Janette Hopper.  

There are performances, workshops, lectures, and general happenings in downtown Wilmington through Sunday, August 23.  Check out the schedule to find out all the details.  

Recovery Rock Fest: Folk & Rock / Clean & Sober

Aug 12, 2015

Nyla Petruccione founded Recovery Rock Fest not just for people in addiction recovery; it's also for anyone who loves rock and folk music, but who would like to experience it without the alcohol/drug culture.  Nyla put on a similar festival in Florida, but this is the first one  she is directing in Wilmington.  Performers are Melissa Ferrick, Stray Local,