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 May 23-27:

Monday, 5/23:  Musician John Golden hosts a Hootenanny this week; he'll join Pat Marriott to tell us all about it.

Tuesday, 5/24: Lilac 94 Harp Duo is joining us to give us a preview of its concert this week at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. We'll hear the harps play for an extended interview on Classical HQR.

Wednesday, 5/25:  Time approaches for the Port City Music Festival.  We'll hear what's in store for music lovers this year.

Thursday, 5/26:  Tune in to hear about the artists behind the exhibit Lost & Found in the MC Erny Gallery. 

Friday, 5/27:  An aerialist-notably named Ariel Schmidtke-joins us to talk about her upcoming show Length of Rope featuring silks, puppets, and more.  

Student Learns Radio Skills At WHQR For Competition

May 10, 2016
Dmitri Maruta

  

Hoggard High School senior Matthew Smith has an interest in radio. He was able to pursue this interest through a club at school that helps students participate in Skills USA, a program that is focused on technical training for students through competition.  Matthew decided to come to WHQR to receive extra training to prepare for the competition.  

Unlocking Silent Histories

Donna DeGennaro, PhD is the founder and director of Unlocking Silent Histories (USH), an organization that provides critical and creative media opportunities for indigenous youth.  The organization, headquartered in Wilmington, NC, is being featured at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC in partnership with the Maya Traditions Foundation in September.  Listen to DeGennaro speak about the organization below.

Star Sosa, the owner of Spectrum Gallery, joined us in the studio along with Kimberly Exum from Cape Fear Garden Club.  The Garden Club just hosted the Azalea Garden Tour as part of the Azalea Festival.  During that tour, artists took root in the various local gardens for plein air painting, producing pieces capturing flower close-ups to large garden scenes to Azalea Belles.

Wesley Brown

Award-winning animator Michael Granberry visited WHQR just before Shakespeare's The Tempest opened.  Granberry came to Wilmington to direct the show for Dram Tree Shakespeare, bringing his creative approach to theatre and penchant for puppetry into play.  The show is now in it's final weekend and tickets only remain for the last performance on Sunday, May 1st.  


Lee Lowrimore has gathered some of Wilmington's finest actors for his upcoming project (see cast list below). They gather under Lowrimore's direction of The Real Inspector Hound.  This comic parody by award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard opens on Thursday, April 28 and runs through Sunday, May 15 at Big Dawg's Cape Fear Playhouse.  

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Old Books on Front Street celebrates poetry this month with its Couplet Poetry Festival.  Readings begin at 11:00 on the morning of Saturday, April 23 with Val Nieman, Sam Barbee, and NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson.

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Devin DiMattia is a local actor and founding member of the performance group, Pineapple Shaped Lamps (PSL).  While he's been comfortable writing skits and short scripts for stage performance, DiMattia has taken the leap to create a full play, one that reflects his appreciation of 20th century radio drama.  DiMattia's The Continuing Adventures of the Crimson Shadow opened last weekend at The Red Barn Studio Theatre and runs Thursdays-Sundays throu

Wilmington Premiere: "Green Day's American Idiot"

Apr 16, 2016

Thalian Association presents the premiere production of a relatively new rock opera (first staged in 2010), Green Day's American Idiot.  

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