Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

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

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 11:58 AM, Gina Gambony and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events—all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.   

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

 

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. 

When you come in contact with the brilliance of the performers from Camerata Philadelphia, you will likely be amazed that these artists are again coming to Wilmington, and that again, performances are FREE.   Listen to a recording here of the ensemble performing music by Dmitri Shostakovich. 

Youth Development through Golf: 1st Tee

Jun 3, 2015

Randy Hofer is the new Executive Director of First Tee of the Cape Fear Region, a program serving youth from New Hanover, Pender, and Duplin counties.  Randy was a leader of another First Tee in Philadelphia before moving to Wilmington.

The aim of the program is to help youth develop life skills, including self-management, goal-setting, and resiliency.  They accomplish this through the game of golf and connected character-building activities.

Local athlete Solomon Harvey seems to have been preparing for Ninjahood since childhood. When he heard about the American Ninja Warrior competition on NBC, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.  

The Wilmington Symphonic Winds (WSW) is wrapping up its first season this Sunday, May 31 with a 7:00 concert at Kenan Auditorium. Conductor John LaCognata visited to talk about the formation of the band last year and the success of their concerts so far.  WSW just received  501(c)3 non-profit status, a great accomplishment providing continued momentum into next season.

The band boasts over 70 performers for this spring concert and an eclectic selection of music:

"Singin'" Goes on, Despite the Sunshine

May 29, 2015

Singin' In the Rain by Thalian Association is performing 3 more times this weekend.  Based on the more-than-usual rain we've seen in our region in recent times, it's a show we can all appreciate.  Wilmington is predicted to boast fair skies this weekend, which is a great time to visit your local theatre.  After you've soaked up all the sunshine you can take, "Singin' in the Rain" might be a most refreshing treat.

Steady Recovery for the Wilmington YMCA

May 27, 2015

After a fire devastated the Wilmington YMCA in early February, President Dick Jones and the entire YMCA staff was faced with a daunting task:  How could they possibly serve over 7,000 fitness, program, and activity members without a space?  Many organizations and individuals have become involved in helping the Y continue to fulfill its mission.  Listen to Dick Jones talk about how it's been po

The presentation of Box and Cox has been a tradition at Thalian Hall for 35 years.  All this time, Executive Director Tony Rivenbark has directed and performed the role of Mr. Cox, with a variety of memorable actors playing Mr. Box and Mrs. Bouncer (including Tommy Hull, Don Ansell, Jason Hatfield and Suellen Yates).   Rivenbark is only directing this round, casting Shane Fernando as Cox, Paul Teal as Box, and Caitlin Becka as Mrs. Bouncer.   

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