My guests were Ben and Amy Wright, parents of four children, two of whom have Down Syndrome. Amy has written a song to be used by the campaign Spread the Word to End the Word, which encourages people to stop using the words "retard" or "retarded," and speak of intellectual disability instead.
Philip Gerard talks about The Patron Saint of Dreams, a book of true essays which just won the National Gold Medal for non-fiction essays in the Independent Publisher Awards in NYC. He’ll be our guest for Prologue Monday night at 7 here in the MC Erny Gallery.
I spoke with Ray Kennedy and Erin Sullivan from Opera House Theatre Company about Legally Blonde: The Musical. Ray is directing and choreographing with co-director/choreographer Jason Aycock. Erin Sullivan stars as Elle Woods.
Margaret Miles, Youth Services Librarian for New Hanover County Public Library, talked about all the cool summer programs starting this month in all the libraries. For more info, check out NHCLibrary.org
Today I spoke with Dick Roberts and Pam Toll about 20 years of Acme Art on North Fifth. There is an opening reception Friday from 6-9 pm for the retrospective show called Home, which features the work of many of the 130 artists associated with Acme over the years. For more information, see their website.
Rylan stars in and Trey directs I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, a Pulitzer and Tony Award winning one-man show about Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte began life as a male, but lived as a female in the time of Nazi Germany and the later Communist takeover of East Germany.