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.  

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.  

Please Touch the Art: Mail Art @ ACME

Jul 2, 2015
ACME Studios

Local artist Fritzi Huber curated a show called "If It Fits, Mail It" at ACME Studios downtown.  The show has one simple stipulation:  if the postal service would deliver the piece, it would be hung in the show.  Two-hundred pieces of art were mailed to ACME from 10 countries. 

The opening reception for this exhibit was at the end of June, but the exhibit is open until the third week in July.  The closing reception will be on Friday, July 17th. 

Learn Art at the CAM

Jun 30, 2015

Georgia Mastroeini is the director youth and family education at the Cameron Art Museum (CAM).  She joined us, along with instructor Sara Richter, to talk about opportunities for youth and adults to learn art skills and art history at the Museum.

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

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