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.
I talked with author Sheila Webster Boneham, PhD, about her 17 books on animal care and animal rescue. She is working on her second book in her mystery series, the first of which is called Drop Dead on Recall which will be published in October.
Tom Briggs came in to talk with us today about directing La Cage aux Folles for Thalian Association Community Theatre. The performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM for two weekends on Thalian's Main Stage.
Today I talked with William Taylor about his 47 years with Scotland Yard and Interpol. He’s giving a talk tonight at 7 at St. James Episcopal Church (in the Great Hall). The talk is called “What is Justice?” and will address how to define fairness in a multicultural world. The lecture is free and open to the public; a reception follows.
I talked to Dorothy Hodder, Public Services Librarian, and Scooter Hayes, Children’s Librarian, both with New Hanover County Public Library. On Saturday from 10 am to 1:30 pm at Northeast Regional Library, there’s a great program called Story Extravaganza. There will be storytellers, theatre groups, dancers, magicians, musicians, a ventriloquist, and kid hip hop! Mr. Scooter will emcee.
Concert pianist Giorgi Latsabidze loves to share classical music, jazz, and rhythm and blues with diverse audiences of all races, ages and orientations – no limits! He was born and raised in the Republic of Georgia, and has a doctorate in music from the University of Southern California. He is briefly in Wilmington with his agent, Wayne Adams, to perform at Costello’s Piano Bar at 211 Princess Street. At 5 pm, it will be a classical program of Chopin, Ravel, Mozart and others. This evening, he’ll play two different sets in a jazzy vein at 9 pm and 10:15 pm.