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 February 1st through February 5th:

Monday, February 1- Pat Marriott will speak with Rachel Bodkin Fox about the film Wilma Daniels: Living a Life of Legacy.

Tuesday, February 2- The earliest years of childhood are critical in human development. We’ll speak with Mebane Boyd about how Smart Start of Wilmington impacts early childhood development.

Wednesday, February 3- Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is now at Thalian Hall. We’ll discuss this thrilling work with someone from Thalian Association.

Thursday, February 4- Opera Wilmington will be performing L’Amore. We’ll talk to Nancy King about this exciting production.

Friday, February 5- Dram Tree Shakespeare will be bringing “The Tempest” to the stage. We will discuss this classic romantic comedy and audition opportunities.

Patrick Basquill and Adrian Monte from Fake Brothers joined us in the studio today-and if you listen closely, you may hear the thoughtful musings of Stellar Stellan, the head writer for this comedy sketch group. 

Michael Escobar/uncw

Norman Bemelmans gave his first public solo concert at the age of 7; that was surely a few decades ago and he's still at it.  After studying with such luminaries as Jean Houpt, Stefan Bardas, Richard Cass, Patrizia Benkman, and Ozan Marsch, Bemelmans toured under the sponsorship of Pobitzer Artists International and the Franz Liszt Foundation.  


The musical The Lambda has cult-classic status in the Wilmington theater community.  The show, set in a 1970s gay bar in Carolina Beach, premiered in 1992.  The show was penned by former Wilmingtonian Steve Cooper with music by another former local, Brad Moranz.  Cooper's work has lived on locally through Thalian Hall's yearly Pied Piper shows.  The Lambda is steeped in history, both locally and in the larger arc of social acceptance for gays.

One More Youth Play: "The Coffee House" This Weekend

Jan 19, 2016


Liz Flint-Somerville is a Nutrition Consultant with the Wilmington company,  This is Grub.  Liz and Integrative Health Coach Ryanna Battiste are co-owners of the business, both working to help clients have a healthy relationship with the food they eat.

Science instructor Jared Pinkston from Pender High School joined us to talk about science programs going on at Pender High-and in Pender County in general.  For instance, Pender County Schools received a grant that makes it possible for high school students to take part in a world-wide robot competition called 1st Inspire Robotics.  The work on a robot for the challenge is centered at Pender High, but students from other high schools are invited to participate.  

Up All Night Theatre Company presents a new play by Zeb Mims: The Holiday Wrighters.  The show follows two playwrights (played by Nick Reed an Arianna Tysinger) as they attempt to work together on a script over the space of a year.  This intimate tale is aptly being performed at Old Books on Front Street.  

This year, the New Year's show produced by City Stage Co. at Thalian Hall is Memphis, a Tony Award-winning musical that opened on Broadway in 2009.  The show is based loosely on the life of Dewey Philips, the first white DJ to play black music back in the 1950s. 

Cube Theatre: Last Night for "Christmas Carol"

Dec 21, 2015

Cube Theatre is a new company emerging from Thalian Hall, focused on using the intimacy of the renovated Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre to create meaningful productions.  A sold-out run of A Christmas Carol directed by Rob Zapple is closing out the season for Cube, starring Wilmington's perfect Ebenezer: Tony Rivenbark.

Pages