Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

Tues-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.

 

Field Day for Hams! Learn about Amateur Radio

Jun 27, 2015

The first thing Bill Morine wants you to know about "Amateur Radio" is the meaning of the word amateur.  While it's often used nowadays to mean unskilled, amateur in this context simply means unpaid.

New Guardians at Airlie from Dumay Gorham

Jun 25, 2015

Dumay Gorham, III has been working with Metal for over 15 years.  You'll find his work all over town: the Seahawk at the front of UNCW, the Sundial in the Butterfly Garden at Ft. Fisher, and the Sea Serpent at the Arboretum are some notable examples.  While he does most of his work for individual clients, he just opened his first solo exhibit in 8 years:  Guardians of the Garden at Airlie Gardens.  The show includes 12 new pieces plus 2 pieces he created a few years ago. 

"We the People" from the Sea Notes

Jun 24, 2015

The Sea Note Choral Society has been singing for our region for 41 years.  That's quite an accomplishment, especially considering the performances are free of charge and the seats are filled every time.   This year, the Sea Notes have become the resident chorus for the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College; the 1,500 seat capacity ensures folks won't be turned away from attendance (at least for a while). 

It's easy to forget how much history is hidden in every corner of our area.  As a coastal port, so many people have been attracted  to this region over hundreds of years.  More recently, in the early 20th century, there was a resort near the Carolina Beach bridge that many people may not know about.  Back then, it was one of only 2 beaches available to African-Americans in North Carolina:  Seabreeze at Freeman Beach.  The area was devastated by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Community Music Academy at UNCW

Jun 16, 2015

Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi joined us to talk about the Community Music Academy (CMA) at UNCW.  She is the new artistic director of the Academy, which is a community outreach program of the UNCW Music Department. 

Bloomsday!

Jun 15, 2015

Old Books on Front Street joins thousands of bibliophiles in the yearly worldwide celebration of Bloomsday.   The event marks the date described in James Joyce's novel Ulysses, a stream-of-consciousness description of a day in the life of character Leopold Bloom: June 16.

Christine Farley and Stephen Framil met several years ago in Virginia when Christine decided to become a non-traditional student of the cello.  Stephen was teaching a workshop.  They became fast friends, and with their common love of music, they created the Port City Music Festival

Wilmington Premiere: "Mary Poppins"

Jun 10, 2015

We all know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down-and we learned it from Mary Poppins, the nanny we all wished we had.   For decades, our vision of the story and characters created by author P. L. Travers was defined through reading the series or watching Disney's 1964 film (most of us, the latter).

Connecting Veterans and Civilians through Story

Jun 6, 2015

Author Lawrence (Larry) Winters is a Vietnam Veteran and an author of two books:  The Making & Unmaking of a Marine: One Man's Struggle for ForgivenessBrother Keeper.  Dina Greenberg is a writer and facilitator of narrative workshops.  These two are teaming up this weekend at the Cameron Art Museum for a workshop called "The Stories We Carry," an opportunity for Veterans and Civilians to connect through stories and writing.

Bonsai Show at the Arboretum

Jun 5, 2015

Mary Recupero, the President of the Cape Fear Bonsai Society, is excited about the 2nd Annual Bonsai Show at the Arboretum on Saturday, June 6.  Last year, the Bonsai showcase attracted hundreds of visitors interested in seeing this living art and learning how to do it for themselves. 

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