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.


Tune in to our Midday Interview at 11:58 to hear from our guests this week- November 23-27.

Monday 11/23:  Joan McLoughlin & Kathy Stovall, the artists behind the "Paper & Paint" exhibit opening this Friday, November 27 in the MC Erny Gallery. 

Tuesday 11/24:  Author and storyteller Joan Leotta, talking about latest publications and work that's on the way.

Wednesday 11/25:  Actor Anthony David Lawson, bringing Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris to life this year with his new theatre company, Panache.  

Thursday 11/26:  Unless pumpkin pie can speak, don't expect a guest today.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friday 11/27:  Laurie Taylor, giving us all the details about The Festival of the Trees 2015 from the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center.

Museum Park Open on Market Street

Sep 26, 2015

The Cape Fear Museum has created new green space on Market Street. Funded by the 2006 bond referendum and additional community fundraising, the Museum was able to take its parking lot and turn it into an educational park.  Visitors can learn about plant species, watercraft, weather forecasting, and about the interactions of people, land, and water in our region.  

Pat Marriott interviewed the two artists hanging the new show in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery:  Diana Jamison and Celia McGuire.  The show is called Under the Canopy-Two Women's Journey.  WHQR is having an opening reception for the show on Friday, September 25th, 6:00pm-9:00pm (4th Friday Gallery Walk), so stop by for refreshment and beautiful art.  The show will hang through November 13th.  

The Care Project Gala: "The Art of Healing"

Sep 21, 2015

When Dr. Johnnie Sexton worked as an audiologist, he realized there was a missing piece in services for families dealing with hearing impairment: social and emotional needs were not being met.  This inspired him to create The Care Project, a non-profit organization serving families beyond their medical audiological needs.  The Project is throwing its 5th Annual Gala at Union Station in downtown Wilmington to keep the work rolling.   

Emily Louise Smith is a senior lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at UNCW and the Founder/Publisher of Lookout BooksLookout is the sister book imprint of Ecotone Magazine.  Anna Lena Phillips Bell is also a lecturer with the Creative Writing Department and the editor of both publications.

Forward Motion Dance is ready to perform its yearly bonanza.  As always, a collection of diverse talents have been weaved together to create this multimedia show, called  Cape Fear Arts in Motion:  Duets, Pirouettes, and Silhouettes.

Kim Henry moved to Wilmington about 4 years ago and within 2 weeks began teaching drama workshops for children.  She had started a company several years earlier in Spain, called Luv2Act, and she wanted to continue her work here.  She knew she was doing the work she loved most.

The Warehouse Macbeth: Site-Specific & Intimate

Sep 10, 2015
Joel Vannfuller

Christopher Marino is the Artistic Director of Dram Tree Shakespeare, the (relatively) new Shakespeare production company founded last year.  While Dram Tree has produced performances as a part of other events (such as Wilmington's 275th birthday bash and for the Midsummer debut party), this is the company's first full production:  The Tragedy of Macbeth.  Marino is directing the show.

Hank Toler's been writing since he was a child-mainly stories.  At some point he felt the urge to write for performers, something that would thrust his stories into 3 dimensions for all to see.  Toler started with sketch comedy several years ago and eventually moved into writing full-blown plays.  His third play, We Can Be Heroes, opens this weekend under his own direction. 

Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sara Ruhl debuted 5 years ago.  Interpretations of the meaning of the show go in various directions...Absurd.  Existential.  Post-modern contemplative examination of human relationship in this age of ubiquitous technology.  It depends on who you talk to.

The City Ballet of Wilmington is already preparing for its winter holiday production-you guessed it: The Nutcracker.  But as the Ballet's Music Director told us, this Nutcracker might be something brand new for all of us.