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.

 

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Midday Interviews
2:17 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Robinhood: A Tale of Two Hoods

Dorothy Reynolds & Danille Bringard

Dorothy Reynolds and Danielle Bringard visited WHQR to tell us about the original play adaption, "Robinhood: A Tale of 2 Hoods."   These young ladies have been involved in Journey Productions' PET project since they were young, and they enjoy taking leadership roles in this production now that they are in college.  Dorothy is a Performance Educator with the cast and Danielle facilitated input from young writers for the script.

The show is at the Community Arts Center Thursdays-Sundays through March 15. 

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Midday Interviews
7:07 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

The Backyard Naturalist Program

Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

Sam Marshall from the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension came to the station to tell us about a brand new 12-week program called the Cape Fear Backyard Naturalist Program.  Sam is a horticulturist involved in bring this program to fruition. 

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Midday Interviews
3:50 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" at the Playhouse

Jamey Stone & Anthony Lawson

Director Anthony Lawson and actor/comic Jamey Stone joined us to talk about the latest play by Big Dawg Productions, Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."

The comedy runs March 12-29, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm at the Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street.   For information on tickets and more about the show, visit Big Dawg

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Midday Interviews
6:28 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Harpists Provide Therapeutic Music

Julie Rehder and Carole Green

Local harpists Julie Rehder and Carole Green visited our studio today-we were in for a treat because they brought their instruments along! 

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Midday Interviews
12:00 pm
Sun March 8, 2015

"Gracious Plenty" for Local Collage Artists

Ruth Brune & Etta Breit

The Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW) are having an opening reception for their exhibit "A Gracious Plenty" on Sunday, March 8 from 5:00-7:00 at Caprice Bistro downtown.

Etta Breit and Ruth Brune met at a collage class at the Cameron Art Museum and they are on the CAW steering committee.  They came in to talk about their love of this medium, the upcoming exhibit, and the the interesting second meaning of "CAW." 

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Midday Interviews
8:20 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Top of the Mornin' to Ya!

Chandler Davis & Penny Kohut admire Elizabeth Darrow's work.

Penny Kohut was the playwright for shows about Irish wakes the past few years, but she wrote a new play for St. Patrick's Day this year.  The show "Top of the Mornin' to Ya with Faith and Begorrah" is an over-the-top comic farce that centers on a morning talk show with two Irish women.  Penny stopped in to chat about the show with the actor playing Begorrah this weekend, Chandler Davis. 

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Midday Interviews
2:10 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Midday Interview: The Coastal Federation & Progressive Gardens

Becky Peter/Coastal Federation, Evan Folds/Progressive Gardens

The North Carolina Coastal Federation holds a Coastal Speakers Series, where experts address various topics,  from oysters to organic gardens to local avian diversity.  Becky Peter is the Community Engagement Fellow with the NCCF and spoke with us about the series.  The upcoming topic is organic gardening and we heard from Evan Folds, the founder and owner of Progressive Gardens about healthy soil and a few things we need to know to grow plants locally.  

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Midday Interviews -3/2/15
11:27 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Midday Interview: Yasmin Tomkinson and Erin Payne on "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party"

Gina Gambony

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with "A Gala in Wonderland." Interim Executive Director Yasmin Tomkinson  and Outreach Coordinator Erin Payne came in to tell us about the work the organization does in our community - the Mad Hatter's Tea Party will help raise money for this work to continue. The Gala is at Audi Cape Fear on Staurday, March 7 at 6:30 PM. To find out more about the Cape Fear Literacy Council and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party visit their website here

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Midday Interviews - 2/27/15
3:17 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Midday Interview: Actor's Arsenal

Allie McCulloch and Ron Fallica moved to Wilmington 2 years ago from Los Angeles. Within two weeks of their arrival they started a business serving local screen actors through workshops, classes, and one-on-one help with everything from resumes to headshots to websites. In their interview, they share their love of Wilmington and the local acting community. To find out more about their services click here

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Midday Interviews - 2/25/15
12:27 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Jeff Phillips on "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Opera House Theatre Company presents the macabre musical "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Director Ray Kennedy talked to us about the beauty and complexity of Stephen Sondheim's musical score, and actor Jeff Phillips (performing the title role) gives us his interpretation of the psychological pressures inflicted upon the Demon Barber.  Show opens on Wednesday, February 25 at 8 PM at Thalian Hall and runs through March 8th, with 8:00 shows Thursday-Saturdays and 3 PM matinees on Sundays.

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