Emily Colin, Wilmington resident and Assistant Director of D.R.E.A.M.S., has written her first novel. It’s been published by Random House / Ballantine Trade Paperbacks. I sat up and read it all night! It’s called The Memory Thief. You can meet her at a Book Event tomorrow night at 6:00 at D.R.E.A.M.S., which is at 10th and Fanning in Wilmington. She will sign copies of her book and she will also do a reading. You can also visit her website EmilyColin.com and watch a trailer!
In honor of Fourth Friday Gallery Night, which is this Friday from 6 to 9, I spoke with two photographers from the Cape Fear Camera Club about their exhibit in the MC Erny Gallery called The Collection: Triptych Photographs. My guests were Jo Ann Tomaselli and Barbara Synder. Capefearcameraclub.org
Today's guests: Cathy and Bill Furpless of the Historic Amuzu Theatre in Southport, hosting Rock ‘n Roll Is Here to Stay! The shows are this weekend and next weekend, Fri and Sat at 7:30 and Sun at 3:00.
I spoke with Melissa Franklin, a 20-year old high-functioning autistic woman. She has been approved to get a service dog from Autism Service Dogs of America, and is currently raising funds to pay for her dog. She needs $6,500… and has about $3000 in hand. A series of fundraisers are planned, including one tomorrow from 4 to 8 pm at BrrrBerry’s Ice Cream in Mayfaire (next to the Harris Teeter).
My guests today were director/choreographer Ray Kennedy, and actor/singer/dancers Dylan Fowler and Mary Stewart Evans. Opera House Theatre Company opens Hello, Dolly! Tomorrow night on the mainstage of Thalian Hall. The musical runs Wed-Sat @ 8, Sun @ 3. It runs for 2 weekends after that, Fri & Sat @ 8, Sun at 3.
The Dance Element presents an original adaptation of E.B. White’s classic story Charlotte’s Web. Director/choreographer Ashley Barnes and composer Brian “Juice” Raynor joined us today to chat about it.
River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit. She’ll be at Pomegranate Books tonight at 7:00. For more information about this book and her many other books, just go to PrayingForStrangers.com
Gloria Crist stars as Maria Callas in Terrance McNally’s award-winning play Master Class. Gloria will give 3 performances – Friday, July 20 at 7:30 (followed by a black-tie gala, tickets $75)…Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 (tickets $20). All performances are at the new Fine Arts Building of Cape Fear Academy, 3600 S. College Road. For more information or to buy tickets, go to thalian.org or call 910-251-1788.
Joan Leotta, author of Giulia Goes to War, set in Wilmington in 1942. The USO is prominently featured in the book, and Hannah Block is mentioned. Available as an e-book through Desert Breeze Publishing. Joan's personal website can be found here.