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.  

This weekend: Stuff the Bus!

Aug 5, 2015

Bethany Leighton, the Resource Development Director with Communities in Schools, visited our studio to tell us about the Stuff the Bus campaign.  School supplies are being collected for students in all grade levels, so items ranging from crayons to calculators to composition books are needed.  These supplies are funneled through social workers at area schools for distribution to students in need.  

"Simply Classical" from Chamber Music Wilmington

Aug 4, 2015

Barbara McKenzie, the Artistic Director of Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW), joined us along with outgoing president Pat Marriott to announce the performers CMW is bringing to Wilmington over the next several months.   

Phil Stine is the incoming president; hopefully, we'll hear from Phil later this season.

"Miss Firecracker" at Cape Fear Playhouse

Jul 30, 2015

Big Dawg Productions has 2 productions staged simultaneously-The Hermit of Fort Fisher is at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre through August 2, while "The Miss Firecracker Contest" is on the stage of the Cape Fear Playhouse.

Luncheon for Literacy with Guest Dean Norris

Jul 27, 2015

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is holding its 6th annual Literacy Luncheon.  This fundraising event offers entertainment, success stories from students, and special guest speaker Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome).  

Verdi's RIGOLETTO by Opera Wilmington

Jul 17, 2015
Erik Maasch

Opera Wilmington premiered last summer with The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar; this summer, they present their second production Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.   Artistic Director Nancy King and young baritone Joshua Conyers joined us to talk about the production. 

On Saturday, July 18, a free "Behind the Scenes" tour is open to the public at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.  The show opens on Friday, July 24. 

National Philanthropy Day

Jul 17, 2015

Vicki Dull is the Executive Director of the Harrelson Center in downtown Wilmington, while Bethany Leighton is the Resource Development Director for Communities in Schools.  They work together in the Association for Fundraising Professionals, or AFP. 

Director Anthony Lawson and actor Katherine Vernon (Martha) discuss the award-winning play by Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  The Thalian Association presents this play as a part of their summer series at the Red Barn Studio Theatre downtown.   In addition to Katherine Vernon, other actors include Ron Hasson (George), Hal Cosec (Nick) and Maria Katsadouros (Honey).

Listen to our interview with Michael Wolfe of the Wolfe Gang, singing and playing an original tune on the guitar "Overcoat Blues" along with double bassist Rob Harrington.  Wolfe Gang is playing at Ted’s Fun on the River next Saturday, July 18th at 7:00 with Michael, Rob, and drummer Gene Carmen.  Michael and Rob came in to chat with us about the music.  At the end of the interview you can the song "Yellow Moon" by the Nevill

The Newest Gershwin Musical: Crazy for You

Jul 10, 2015

In 1992,  a Gershwin musical from 1930, Girl Crazy, was adapted into Crazy for You.  This musical has been extraordinarily popular since its release, at least partly because audiences hear some of the most beloved songs from Ira & George Gershwin over the years, including "I Got Rhythm," "Bidin' My Time," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," and "Embraceable You."

The North Carolina Poet Laureate has written a play-of course, this play began as a collection of poems. 

Local playwright Anne Russell encouraged Shelby Stephenson and provided assistance in reshaping his poetry about growing up in rural Johnston county into text ready for performance.  Maytle's World was just published in March.  

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