John Maxwell is a storyteller, actor and playwright who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. He is in town to perform his one-man show (one of many he has created) about the apostle Peter. It’s titled Fish Tale, The Story of Peter. The free show was at 7:00 Friday at St. James Episcopal Church in the Lee Parish Hall at 4th and Dock.
Today I talked with Dan Brawley, Director of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and Cucalorus Film Festival. They have a fundraiser coming up Sunday night from 7:30 to midnight at EUE Screen Gems called An Evening on the Red Carpet. Tickets available at Cucalorus.org
UNCW’s Department of Music presents Brahm’s German Requiem on Sunday afternoon at 4 at Beckwith Recital Hall. Joe Hickman conducts the UNCW Combined Choirs, pianists Elizabeth Loparits and Bettsy Curtis, soprano Nancy King and baritone John Callison.
Rick Olsen (Dr. Richard Olsen) is Chair of the Department of Communications Studies at UNCW. He tells us all about the faculty symposium It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere – UNCW Faculty Discuss the Lighter & Darker Sides of Alcohol. Monday, February 24 from 7 to 9 pm, Morton Hall Room 100, UNCW.
Today I talked with director Nick Smith and actress Susan Auten about Big Dawg Productions’ staging of Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade. It opens Thursday and runs for three weeks – Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Full Information: BigDawgProductions.org
WHQR graduate fellow Jason Hess interviewed Carole K. Fink about her book Cold War. They spoke about the writing and research processes involved with nonfiction writing, and the importance Fink puts on sharing history as a teacher. Carole is our featured author for Prologue with Ben Steelman this coming Monday at 7 in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.
Singer, choir director, educator, and guest artist Marva Robinson tells us about a special concert by the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra this Saturday at 8 at Kenan Auditorium. The Williston Alumni Community Choir and the Student Concerto Competition Winners join the symphony for A Change is Gonna Come, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (in July 1964 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson).
In a special edition of WHQR's midday interviews, classical music host Pat Marriott spoke with Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona. Sazanne will be a special guest in Wilmington this weekend for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend," featuring various musical and social events with the long-time, popular radio host.