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.  

Michael Granberry won an Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Animation last year for his work on Amazon's children's program, Tumble Leaf.  

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) invites the community to its 31st Gala-Take Me to Neverland!  The party is Saturday, March 5 at Events at Watermark, featuring live music, creative cuisine and cocktails, plus vocal and silent auctions.  Most importantly, this yearly gala provides a large portion of the funds needed to support the work of CFLC. 

Super Saturdays! With Zach Hanner

Mar 3, 2016

Super Saturday Fun Time! is a Saturday afternoon live variety show hosted by local actor, director, and musician Zach Hanner geared toward ages 4-10. Doors open at 3:00 pm at TheatreNow on the corner of 10th and Dock Streets in downtown Wilmington.  

Barry Crimmins is a man who has worn many hats in his life-peace activist, political satirist, stand-up comic, columnist, correspondent, and general iconoclastic agitator.  

Scott Davis: A Storyteller Going Digital

Feb 23, 2016

After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts (acting), Scott Davis spent many years first working in technical theater, then creating a career in technical film.  

Dr. Natalie Boeyink is new to UNCW's Music Department, a jazz and bass instructor who joined the music faculty in August.  Her first faculty recital is Sunday, 2/21 at Beckwith Recital Hall at 4:00.  The Box Office in the Cultural Arts Building will open at 3:00.  

"Burial at Thebes" is "Antigone" Reimagined

Feb 15, 2016

Dr. Paul Castagno, directing the play with an "Etruscan take," joined us in the studio to discuss the show:

Patrick Basquill and Adrian Monte from Fake Brothers joined us in the studio today-and if you listen closely, you may hear the thoughtful musings of Stellar Stellan, the head writer for this comedy sketch group. 

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Norman Bemelmans gave his first public solo concert at the age of 7; that was surely a few decades ago and he's still at it.  After studying with such luminaries as Jean Houpt, Stefan Bardas, Richard Cass, Patrizia Benkman, and Ozan Marsch, Bemelmans toured under the sponsorship of Pobitzer Artists International and the Franz Liszt Foundation.