Midday Interview with Jemila Ericson

Tues-Fri 12:06-12:15

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson 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.

 

Upcoming guests: 

Friday, July 25  Gina Gambony discusses Opera Wilmington.

Tuesday, July 29  Director Ray Kennedy and singer/actor Nygel Robinson tell us all about Opera House Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate!

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Midday Interviews - 7/29/14
2:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Nygel Robinson on "Kiss Me, Kate!"

From Left: Nygel Robinson, Jemila Ericson, Ray Kennedy

 

Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson. 

Tickets: 910-632-2285 or Thalianhall.com 

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Midday Interviews 7-25-14
2:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday Interview: Gina Gambony and Opera Wilmington

Gina in the Studio

  Gina Gambony previews Opera Wilmington's inaugural performances this weekend, interviewing directors and cast members including Nancy King, Joshua Collier, Nancy Carson, and Mark Sorenson.

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Midday Interviews 7/23/14
3:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Gareth Evans on The Antiquity Dinner at Bellamy Mansion

Jemila and Gareth

 

Gareth Evans is the Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum.  On Saturday night at 6:30, the Bellamy is hosting an elegant Antiquity Dinner.  Chef Matthew Gould of Canape is providing a multi-course meal with cocktails and wine based on Victorian-era recipes from the Bellamy Mansion archives.  Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 20.  More info: BellamyMansion.org.  Reservations: 910-251-3700  

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Midday Interviews - 7/17/14
1:53 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Lan Nichols on the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival

Lan Nichols

 

Lan Nichols, host of WHQR’s Front Street Blues, is also the main organizer for the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival which is Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.  Find out more about the Blues Cruise, concerts and workshops at CapeFearBluesFest.org.  

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Midday Interviews - 7/15/14
1:47 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Midday Interview: Karola Luttringhaus on the Sarus Festival

Sarus Crane

On August 21-24 2014 the much anticipated Sarus Festival will be back in Wilmington! The Sarus Festival started primarily as a dance festival and has now grown to include various forms of art, focusing especially on experimental and site specific art. Activities at this year's festival will range from performances to workshops to lectures. Listen to the interview to find out more!

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Midday Interviews 7/9/2014
3:55 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Midday Interview: Zeb Mims and Nick Reed discuss Up All Night Productions, their new theatre company

Zeb Mims and Nick Reed

Zeb Mims and Nick Reed talk about their part in the new theater production company, Up All Night Productions. Their first performance is a play written by Mims and directed by Reed called 'Forget About It.' The play is about a man who wakes up one morning unable to recall the past 7 months of his life. The play follows the internal struggle of the protagonist as he grapples with whether to uncover the past 7 months of his life or not. Further details and tickets are now available at BrowncoatTheatre.com

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Midday Interviews - 7/8/14
2:56 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Midday Interview: Actress Lexi DiBenedetto

Lexi DiBenedetto, Actress

On today's Midday Interview Jemila Ericson spoke with young and aspiring actress Lexi DiBenedetto. At 15 years old, she already has a prolific acting career, including roles in such diverse films and television shows as "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Fallen Down Dead." DiBenedetto is most well known for starring role in the film "Love is All You Need?" for which she received Special Recognition for Best Actress Performance at the 2012 Sonoma International Film Festival.

   

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Midday Interviews - 7/2/14
5:09 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Interview: Sam Robison, Robb Mann, Patrick Basquill Discuss the Upcoming Production of 'Red'

Director and Cast of 'Red'
WHQR Staff

The second production of Red Barn Studio's Summer Season is here! In the play 'Red' by John Logan viewers will follow the path of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and his assistant Ken as they try to design a series of murals for what is lauded as the biggest commission in the history of modern art.  The production will run from July 3-July 26 with showings Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm and 3 pm on Sundays. 

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Midday Interview - 7/2/14
3:07 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Midday Interview: Judy Greenhut and James Ellison discuss "On the Town"

Director and choreographer Judy Greenhut and actor James Ellison discuss their upcoming performance of the Broadway musical "On the Town." The musical takes place in NYC in 1944 and follows three sailors on 24 hour leave who are ready to let loose in The Big Apple. Tickets are on sale at the Center Box Office , located in the lobby of Thalian Hall. They are open Mon-Sat 2 pm to 6 pm. Tickets can also be ordered by phone (910) 632-2285 as well as online at www. thalianhall.org when you click on their calendar. Listen in to find out more.

  

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Midday Interview -6/27/14
5:07 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Midday Interview: Cindy Sellers on Sea Note Choral Society's 2014 Patriotic Concert

Studio 1 at WHQR
Staff

Cindy Sellers, Director of the Sea Notes Choral Society joined WHQR's Bob Workmon to speak about an upcoming patriotic concert: "To Those Who Serve." Listen to the interview and get all of the good details on the performances from Sellers, who was the series' first director forty years ago. 

Saturday, June 28th at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 29th at 3:00pm

Odell Williamson Auditorium
Brunswick Community College, 
Hwy 17 - Bolivia, NC

More information is online at Sea-Notes.com

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