Midday Interview

Midday Interview -September 17, 2013
12:20 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Midday Interview: Celebrated Concert Violinist Ray Chen

Ray Chen at WHQR
WHQR

Ray Chen is a 24-year-old concert violinist who receives standing ovations wherever he plays.  He is in Wilmington this week as Artist in Residence at UNCW, giving master classes and demonstrations; he is also visiting many schools.  His public concert is Thursday night at 8 in the Beckwith Recital Hall in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building.  For more info and tickets, go to uncw.edu/arts

 

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Midday Interview -September 13th, 2013
7:00 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Midday Interview: Johnnie Sexton of the CARE Project

Johhnie Sexton in the WHQR Studios
WHQR

Johnnie Sexton is the founder and Executive Director of The CARE Project which offers support to families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.  He tells us all about their 3rd Annual Gala on September 21st from 6-11pm at The Terraces on Sir Tyler (across from Mayfaire).  

For details and tickets, visit TheCAREProject.me   Tickets are also available from Gravity Records on Castle Street.

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Midday Interview -September, 12 2013
1:06 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Midday Interview: Kim Ewonus, Carriage Man

Kim Ewonus in the WHQR Studios
WHQR

Kim Ewonus grew up in Kansas, but he worked summers as a cowboy on his uncle’s ranch and at rodeos.  He is now one of the costumed carriage drivers/tour guides for Springbrook Farms, steering a trolley pulled by two dapple-gray Percherons through downtown Wilmington.  He tells us about the 16 rescued horses he works with. 

For more information, call 910-251-8889 or go to horsedrawntours.com

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Midday Interview, September 11, 2013
4:34 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Midday Interview: Thalian Association Children's Theatre Presents 'Cinderella.'

Briggs and Thompson

Tom Briggs, Artistic Director of Thalian Association, wrote the stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre is producing the show. Tom joined me and director Mike Thompson to tell us all about it: 

It runs Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3 for two weekends, starting this Friday at the Hannah Block Historic USO (Community Arts Center). Tickets are $12.75, available by calling 910-251-1788.

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Midday Interview -September 6, 2013
11:16 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Concert Violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi
WHQR

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi is a concert violist and violinist who grew up in the former Yugoslavia during the Serbo-Croation conflict.  She lives in Wilmington now and teaches at UNCW.  She and her husband Paolo Andre Gualdi (a renowned concert pianist) give many concerts.  

Learn more at DZGviolin.com

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Midday Interview -September 4th, 2013
5:30 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Norman Bemelmans, Director of UNCW's Cultural Arts

Bemelmans
WHQR

Today I spoke with Norman Bemelmans.  He is Director of Cultural Arts at UNCW and a renowned concert pianist.  He and Elizabeth Loparits are giving a concert tomorrow night, September 4th at 8PM in Kenan Auditorium at UNCW. The show will feature solo and duo piano works of Beethoven, Debussy and Gershwin.  

Tickets: 962-3500 

More info at UNCW.edu/arts

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Midday Interview September 3, 2013
3:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Rabbi Robert Waxman

Rabbi Waxman
WHQR

Rabbi Robert Waxman, who has served the conservative B’nai Israel Synagogue at 2601 Chestnut Street for over 30 years, tells us about the Jewish High Holy Days.  Rosh Hashanah (New Year) begins at sundown tomorrow.  Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on Friday the 13th.  

If you’d like to attend one of the special services at the synagogue, call 910-762-1117.

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Midday Interview August 28, 2013
2:38 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Midday Interview: "The Returned" Author Jason Mott

Author Jason Mott (left) with WHQR Graduate Fellow Jason Hess
WHQR

Jason Hess interviews Jason Mott, UNCW graduate and author of The Returned. The novel is the inspiration for an ABC television series entitled Resurrection. Mott will be reading from The Returned tonight (August 28, 2013) at 7 at Pomegranate Books.

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Midday Interview, August 21, 2013
4:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Midday Interview: Artists Batanides and Weber on "Dreaming in Color"

Work by Mark Weber
Courtesy the Artist

WHQR's Pat Marriott interviews Mark Weber and Cammeron Batanides, two of the artists with work currently featured in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. The display of visual art, "Dreaming in Color," will make it's official debut this Friday for the Fourth Friday art walk.

"Dreaming in Color"
Friday, August 23rd, 6-9PM
MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR  254 N Front Street, 3rd Floor

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Midday Interview August 14, 2013
2:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "The Shakespeare Club" Film Series

Public Domain

Tony Rivenbark is the Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. His latest brainstorm is a films series called The Shakespeare Club, “Screening the films that you have never seen and the films you want to see again!” The series starts on September 5, and continues on the first Thursday of each month.  

For a list of films, visit ThalianHall.org

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