Midday Interview

Midday Interview - May 23, 2013
2:31 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Midday Interview: "Brooklyn: The Musical"

City Stage presents Brooklyn: The Musical.  My guests were director Anthony David Lawson, and actor/singers Olivia James and LaRaisha Burnette.  The show opens tonight at 8, and runs at 8 every night through Sunday.  It then runs for two more weekends, Friday through Sunday May 31-June 2 and June 7-9), all shows at 8.  City Stage is at 21 North Front Street.  Tickets are available online.

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Midday Interview - May 17, 2013
2:33 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Midday Interview: "A Town of Empty Rooms" with Karen E. Bender

Karen E. Bender

Barbara Bush, WHQR’s finance manager and resident book-lover, talks with author Karen Bender about her new novel A Town of Empty Rooms.  Karen will be our guest for Prologue Monday at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery.

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Midday Interview - May 16, 2013
3:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Midday Interview: "Mozart, the Boy Genius"

The Wilmington Choral Society presents Mozart, the Boy Genius on Sunday at 4 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th Street.

The Hanover Singers from New Hanover High School will join the chorus, local orchestra members will also perform, and guest soloists will include Nancy King and Bob Workmon.

My guests were director Paula Brinkman (left) and president Penny Johnson (right).

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Midday Interview - May 14, 2013
3:55 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Midday Interview: "Pump Boys and Dinettes"

Thalian Association Community Theatre presents the country musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, starring the Brent Stimmel Band. The show opens Thursday on the main stage of Thalian Hall. It runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 for two weekends. My guests were director/choreographer Debra Gillingham, and band leader Brent Stimmel.

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Midday Interview - May 9, 2013
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Apothecary Garden

Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college.  The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.

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Midday Interview - May 8, 2013
3:25 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Midday Interview: "Longleaf: As Far As the Eye Can See"

Camilla Herlevich of Coastal Land Trust and David Paynter of Cape Fear Audubon tell us about a free gathering Friday night at 7:00 at the Northeast Library, hosting author Rhett Johnson.  Along with other authors and a nature photographer, he has created a coffee-table book about the South’s unique and diverse ecosystem based on the long leaf pine.  The book is Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North Ameri

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Midday Interview - May 7, 2013
2:14 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Midday Interview: "Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers"

Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street.  It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.

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Midday Interview - May 3, 2013
3:26 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Midday Interview: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida.  Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com    There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.

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Midday Interview - April 30, 2013
2:23 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Midday Interview: Cape Fear Clinc

Today I interviewed John Devaney, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Clinic -- which offers medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to the working poor who have no health insurance.  The clinic’s upcoming fundraiser will feature breakfast at the City Club at DeRossett, with members of the TheatreNow troupe performing vignettes throughout the historic home, depicting medical care of the past and present!  May 14, 7:30 to 9:30 am.  Reservations: 910-409-5627 or

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Midday Interview - April 26, 2013
2:51 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Midday Interview: World Record Holders Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad

Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad tell us about breaking the world record for consecutive days at sea without seeing land.  Their boat Anne is currently on the Cape Fear River by the Isabel Holmes Bridge!  And Reid’s paintings are on display at The George downtown.  To see photos from the amazing journey, go to www.1000days.net

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