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 30th-Decemeber 4th.

*Monday 11/30:  Merry Ann Wright and David Tousignant will join us to talk about a candlelight tour, jazz caberet, and Handel's Messiah-all part of the Coastal Carolina Christmas at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Tuesday 12/1:  We'll hear from Captain Dae Kim, Conductor of the Army Ground Forces Band.  The well-loved musicians are visiting Wilmington Friday for a free Holiday Concert at CFCC.

Wednesday 12/2:  Zach Hanner from Theatre Now joins us to talk about Trailer Park Christmas and other shows coming up in the New Year at the dinner theater.  

Thursday 12/3:  Gareth Evans of the Bellamy Mansion visits the studio to tell us about the candlelit Christmas Stroll Through the Past.  

Friday 12/4:  Auntie Mame has transitioned from the silverscreen to the stage.  The Thalian Association presents the inaugural Wilmington production of Mame, the Musical and we'll get a sneak peak.  

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. 

Funny Things Happen with Anthony Lawson

Sep 4, 2015

Opera House Theatre Company has one more show before the 2014-15 season is put to bed:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  The company's season has been successful with audiences and critics so far...will this production rise to the occasion?  That's on director Anthony Lawson's mind the day before the opening of the show. 

Oak Island Arts & Crafts Fest

Sep 3, 2015

On Saturday, September 5th, the Oak Island Arts Guild presents the 26th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.  Over 120 vendors are a part of the festival this year, featuring photography, paintings, fabric arts, printmaking, wearable art, and more. 

Making a Splash for the New Hope Clinic

Sep 2, 2015

While changes to national and state health care laws have expanded the reach of health care coverage, there are still folks without insurance  facing difficulties obtaining  medical attention.  The New Hope Clinic is one of the long-standing providers serving Brunswick County residents in need of health & dental care.

It was kismet that counselor, photographer, mindfulness teacher, and writer Jen Johnson met with Dr. Kyle Horton.  They both had a deep interest in helping veterans suffering with post-war adjustment issues, and they both had special skills that could be intertwined to do something about it.  They joined forces and created Invisible Wounds of War.  

Expect Symphonies from the WSO

Aug 27, 2015

According to Reed Wallace, September is the "I like the Wilmington Symphony" month.  Mr. Wallace is the Executive Director of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and arguably its biggest fan, so whether he is joking or not remains a mystery.  Still, when you take a look at the Masterworks series the WSO is producing this season, you might be inclined to join him in the like--or even Love.

White Pants for Cape Fear Hospice

Aug 27, 2015

Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center is having a Gala: Last Chance for White Pants, so named in honor of summer fashion coming to a close.  This fundraising event is on Saturday, August 29th at the Audi Cape Fear on Eastwood Road.  In addition to the party, a limited number of raffle tickets are available to enter the drawing for a 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet convertible.

100 Artists in the Landfall Foundation Art Show

Aug 20, 2015

The Landfall Foundation is a non-profit charitable distribution organization providing hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding to projects for the past 20 years.   Granting goes to Arts, Health & Welfare, and Education initiatives by organizations in our area.  When the Foundation isn't granting money, it's busy raising it.

Misadventure is Better

Aug 19, 2015

David Campbell graduated from Hoggard High School, went to college, and planned to spend a year in France.  Somehow he ended up living abroad for 7 years. 

Mr. Campbell has written a book about his travels, particularly relishing mishaps and accidents-basically, embracing the unexpected:  Misadventure is Better (Adventure is good. When it goes wrong, it's Great)

Eryn Roberts is the new Community Ambassador for Yelp Wilmington.  The new local entity is having a launch party on Wednesday, August 19 at A Tasting Room.