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 2-6:

Monday 5/2:  The Historic Wilmington Foundation kicks off Preservation Month with us by sharing events planned for HWF's 50th anniversary.  

Tuesday 5/3:  The Cape Fear Garden Club raises money all year in order to give it back to the community in grants.  As the June deadline to apply approaches, we'll find out how organizations can be considered for funding.

Wednesday 5/4:  The Wilmington Choral Society has a special anniversary concert this month.  We'll hear about the music chosen for its 65th anniversary concert.  

Thursday 5/5:  Tune in to hear Donna DeGennaro discuss "Unlocking Silent Histories," an organization that supports the expression of indigenous youth through the media. 

Friday 5/6:  Hoggard High School senior Matthew P. Smith has the radio bug. After spending many hours learning some skills from WHQR staff, Matthew and a teammate competed in a state radio competition.  Tune in to find out the result.    

One More Youth Play: "The Coffee House" This Weekend

Jan 19, 2016


Liz Flint-Somerville is a Nutrition Consultant with the Wilmington company,  This is Grub.  Liz and Integrative Health Coach Ryanna Battiste are co-owners of the business, both working to help clients have a healthy relationship with the food they eat.

Science instructor Jared Pinkston from Pender High School joined us to talk about science programs going on at Pender High-and in Pender County in general.  For instance, Pender County Schools received a grant that makes it possible for high school students to take part in a world-wide robot competition called 1st Inspire Robotics.  The work on a robot for the challenge is centered at Pender High, but students from other high schools are invited to participate.  

Up All Night Theatre Company presents a new play by Zeb Mims: The Holiday Wrighters.  The show follows two playwrights (played by Nick Reed an Arianna Tysinger) as they attempt to work together on a script over the space of a year.  This intimate tale is aptly being performed at Old Books on Front Street.  

This year, the New Year's show produced by City Stage Co. at Thalian Hall is Memphis, a Tony Award-winning musical that opened on Broadway in 2009.  The show is based loosely on the life of Dewey Philips, the first white DJ to play black music back in the 1950s. 

Cube Theatre: Last Night for "Christmas Carol"

Dec 21, 2015

Cube Theatre is a new company emerging from Thalian Hall, focused on using the intimacy of the renovated Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre to create meaningful productions.  A sold-out run of A Christmas Carol directed by Rob Zapple is closing out the season for Cube, starring Wilmington's perfect Ebenezer: Tony Rivenbark.

Matt Carvin, Executive Director of the Dreams Center of Wilmington, joined us to talk about the final stretch of creating a performance space on Fanning Street.  Dreams is a nationally recognized youth development arts program for youth, with a focus on providing performing and visual art instruction to underserved communities.  Over the past 2 years, Dreams moved into the renovated warehouse on the North side of downtown Wilmington.

"Santa's Spider" by Theatre for All!

Dec 17, 2015

Theatre for All! was conceived and put in action about a year and a half ago through the Superstar Academy at Theatre Now.  The project was created to provide performance opportunities for youth and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and Williams Syndrome.

"Mame" at Thalian Hall: the Power of Personality

Dec 13, 2015

Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade was written 60 years ago by Patrick Dennis, Mame's nephew. The book was on the New York Times best seller list for 112 weeks and spawned the popular movie starring Rosalind Russell.  Now you can see the popular musical created in 1965 on the mainstage of Thalian Hall, produced by Thalian Association.

Pat Marriot sat down with Merry Ann Wright and David Tousignant to talk about the Coastal Carolina Christmas concerts.  The  event is happening at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 16 North 16th Street in downtown Wilmington.  On Friday night, the Wilmington Boys Choir sings carols while the Choir of St. Paul's sings selections from Handel's Messiah along with soloists and chamber orchestra.  A sparkling Chocolate Reception follows.  On Saturday, keyboardist and accordionist Al DiMarco hosts a cabaret performance with appetizers and drinks.  

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