Cinematique

June 24-26, 7:30 PM @ Thalian
10:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Cinematique Presents: "The Sapphires"

The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set at the height of the Vietnam War about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices - called The Sapphires - are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam.

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June 17-19, 7:30 PM @ Thalian
12:17 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Cinematique Presents: "Starbuck"

In this film festival mega-hit Patrick Huard stars as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named "Starbuck." (Rated R. 1 hr. 49 mins)

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June 10-12, 7:30 PM @ Thalian
3:04 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

2001: A Space Odyssey

Experience Thalian’s new projection and sound system with a restored version of this mind-bending sci-fi symphony. Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 epic pushed the limits of narrative and special effects toward a meditation on technology and humanity. Based on Arthur C. Clarke's story The Sentinel, Kubrick and Clarke's four-part screenplay centers on astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) on their mission to discover the origin of a mysterious space monolith.

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Listeners share their views
7:13 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Friday Feedback for February 1, 2013

Wheel of Fortune from Carmina Burana
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Listener Nancy wrote:

Some may say it's an overused standby, but thank you so much … for playing Carmina Burana on Wednesday! I will never grow tired of it and always turn up the volume real high listening at home or in the car. There's a past NPR story in which  Scott Simon talks about why so many artists have performed the piece. Were the words really written by monks?

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7:13 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Friday Feedback for November 16, 2012

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Listener Juanita of Carolina Beach wrote:

I seldom listen to HQR because I detest ‘chatter radio’, i.e. Talk of the Nation and Diane Rehm. And when I accidentally catch A Smooth Landing I do NOT recognize this as my station. I really enjoy Wait Wait. That’s my 2 cents, for what it’s worth.

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7:09 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Friday Feedback for February 10, 2012

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Listener Paul wrote:

Please move the Diane Rehm show off of WHQR or to a late night time slot. My afternoon commute is ruined now that I have to choose between right-wing propaganda and the left-wing Rehm.

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Bouquets, brickbats and more
12:05 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Friday Feedback for January 27, 2012

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Susan Smith Sims wrote:

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Friday Feedback
12:05 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Friday Feedback for December 2, 2011

Heliogen galena shortwave radio receiver. Made in Germany, 1935
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Listener Paul from Oak Island is not a fan of Diane Rehm. He tweeted:

...sure do wish [Science Friday] was still 2-4pm! . . . thank goodness for podcasts!

And we had a similar message from Ron Cohen, but he prefers that her show

...should be dropped and music substituted. Less irrelevant and purposeless ventilation and more life-affirming music.

Listener Bob wrote what he called his “humble opinions”:

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Inside WHQR
10:50 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Formula 1

Looking toward next week's Cinematique showing of Senna at Thalian Hall, I'm taken back to the craziness of my teenage fascination with driving fast in fast machines. But unlike other Southern  boys I was enthralled by sports cars and European Formula One racing rather than dragsters and stock cars. My heroes were Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Jackie Stewart. My first car was a 1957 Triumph TR-3 that I found under a tarp in a neighbor's garage.  Over the years, my admiration for the athleticism, intuition and intelligence of the great drivers has never waned.

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