Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

Tues-Fri 11:58 AM-12:06 PM

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 11:58 AM, Gina Gambony and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events—all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.   

Please send requests for interviews to classical@whqr.org.

 

Gina Gambony

The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with "A Gala in Wonderland." Interim Executive Director Yasmin Tomkinson  and Outreach Coordinator Erin Payne came in to tell us about the work the organization does in our community - the Mad Hatter's Tea Party will help raise money for this work to continue. The Gala is at Audi Cape Fear on Staurday, March 7 at 6:30 PM. To find out more about the Cape Fear Literacy Council and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party visit their website here

Allie McCulloch and Ron Fallica moved to Wilmington 2 years ago from Los Angeles. Within two weeks of their arrival they started a business serving local screen actors through workshops, classes, and one-on-one help with everything from resumes to headshots to websites. In their interview, they share their love of Wilmington and the local acting community. To find out more about their services click here

Opera House Theatre Company presents the macabre musical "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Director Ray Kennedy talked to us about the beauty and complexity of Stephen Sondheim's musical score, and actor Jeff Phillips (performing the title role) gives us his interpretation of the psychological pressures inflicted upon the Demon Barber.  Show opens on Wednesday, February 25 at 8 PM at Thalian Hall and runs through March 8th, with 8:00 shows Thursday-Saturdays and 3 PM matinees on Sundays.

Alexa Doran

Dr. John LaCognata is the director of bands at UNCW and conducts a variety of performances each semester. Recently he became the director/conductor of the new performance group, the Wilmington Symphonic Winds. These performers from our region, including such cities as Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, and Fayetteville, are in the midst of their first season.

The upcoming performance is on Sunday, March 1st at Kenan Auditorium.

For more information or videos of their work click here

Gina Gambony

  Kevin Lee-Y Green, the artistic director of Techmoja Dance Company, created a humorous and poignant love story by weaving together classic love songs. Kevin visited us, bringing the musical director of the show, Marcus Suber and two performers, Adrienne DeBouse and Terrill Williams. The show runs February 19-22 at Theatre NOW. Tickets available at the theatre or here 

Zephyros Winds and Barbara McKenzie are performing on Sunday, February 21 at the Church of the Servant  as a part of the Chamber Music Wilmington Season.  Barbara and Pat Marriott came in to tell us about the performance and the concert. 

Alexa Doran is one of WHQR's Graduate Fellows working in the Web Services department. She is studying poetry through the graduate school at UNCW. She is originally from Syracuse, NY and enjoys living in Wilmington with her poochy, Jude. During this interview, she read her poem After you said an artist can inspired by  the photograph Self Portrait with Dada-Kopf by 1920's Dada artist Sophia Tauber. You can catch more of her poetry in upcoming issues of The James Franco Review, Cactus Heart, Educe and CALYX literary magazine.  

The Theatre Network of Wilmington (TNOW) is throwing a red carpet Oscar Event at Theatre NOW on Monday night, February 22, 2015. Executive Director Zach Hanner and board president Sydney Penny came to our studio to talk about this fundraising event and explain the outreach work that TNOW is involved in. For more information about this local nonprofit organization and to get tickets for this event visit superstaracademy.org

Gina Gambony

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents "Bachfest"  on Saturday night at Kenan Auditorium. This concert features a variety of flavors of Johann Sebastian Bach's work, including choral music. We talked today with Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Stephen Errante. For more information about selections and performers visit wilmingtonsymphony.org

Thalian Association is opening "Ring of Fire" this week and we were delighted to chat with the director, Lance Howell, the artistic director, David Loudermilk, and one of the actors Charlie Robertson. This show is a tribute to Johnny Cash, "the man in black," telling his story through music with an ensemble cast. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays through Feburary 15 at Thalian Hall. For more information please visit thalian.org

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