Midday Interview

Midday Interviews - 2/18/15
2:28 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Midday Interview: Barbara McKenzie and Pat Marriott on "Zephyros Chamber Music"

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. 

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Midday Interviews - 2/17/15
3:26 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Midday Interview: Alexa Doran on Poetry and Life at WHQR

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.  

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Midday Interviews - 2/16/15
11:29 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Midday Interview: Christopher Marino and Luke Robbins on "Hamlet"

Christopher Marino and Luke Robbins
Gina Gambony

Christopher Marino has been in town for barely over a year, but he's already made an impact on the local theater community. He staged popular readings of Shakespeare's work almost immediately upon his arrival in Wilmington and was recently named the Artistic Director of Dram Tree Shakespeare Company. Mr. Marino teaches for the UNCW Theatre Department and is the director of the upcoming production of Hamlet - using a slightly different script than audiences would usually see staged. Marino visited us accompanied by Luke Robbins, the actor playing the title role. 

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Midday Interviews - 2/13/15
4:09 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Midday Interview: Wilbur Jones Jr.

"Hong Kong Girl"
Wilbur Jones Jr., 1957

Historian and author Wilbur Jones Jr. has traveled extensively throughout the past 50+ years, and his hobby of photography has led to the creation of a stunning collection of historical and artistic images. A collection of these photos is going up for display at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 120 S. 2nd Street. The opening reception is February 25 from 4- 8 PM, and the exhibit will be up for viewing until March 26. For more about Wilbur Jones Jr. click here 

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Midday Interviews - 2/11/15
3:17 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Midday Interview: Zach Hanner and Sydney Penny on an Oscar Event at Theatre NOW

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

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Midday Interviews - 2/10/15
1:37 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Midday Interview: Triassic Parq

Jake Stewart, Chandler Davis, and Alissa Fetherolf

Some cast members from City Stage's latest production stopped by to tell us about this absurd, yet philosophical and thought-provoking new musical, Triassiq Parq. The show tells the story of the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park from their own perspective - with a variety of adult themes, so leave the kids at home. For more information about the show click here

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Midday Interviews - 2/6/15
1:55 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Midday Interview: Reed Wallace and Stephen Errante on "Bachfest"

Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Stephen Errante enjoying the art at WHQR
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

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Midday Interviews - 2/5/17
2:45 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Midday Interview: Laura Crane on the "35th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival"

This weekend is the 35th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival, hosted right here at the Hilton Hotel on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. Laura Crane spoke with us about some of the events and guest performers. To see the whole story visit the festival website ncjazzfetival.com  

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Midday Interviews - 2/4/15
11:17 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Midday Interview: Lance Howell, Charlie Robertson, David Loudermilk on "Ring of Fire"

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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Midday Interviews 1/30/15
10:22 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Midday Interview: LaRaisha Bennette and Chiaki Ito on LaCi

LaCi Band

The founders of the new Wilmington band LaCi were in the studio this week to talk about their music and upcoming gigs. Keyboardist Chiaki Ito and singer LaRaisha Bennette also treated us to a little in studio performance. You can see them at Wild Wing Cafe on February 6 at 10 PM and at Theatre Now for Valentine's Day Brunch starting at noon. For more info on the band click here

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