Bradley Carter and Jason Parker are very different artists-one works with spray paint and stencils, while the other uses acrylics to create abstract expressionist works. The exhibit joining these collections together, "Memories of the Past," opens in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Friday, March 27 as a part of 4th Friday Gallery Walk. Join us for the opening reception from 6:00-9:00.
Jerald Shynett is directing the UNCW JAZZFEST for the third year this spring. The event was launched 30 years ago by Frank Bongiorno, now the department chair of UNCW's Music Department. In this interview, Jerald Shynett talks about the opportunity 20 high school students are getting through this program and he describes the two guest artists this year-Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson (saxophone) and Tom Garling (trombone). We got Warmaddy on the phone, and part of that conversation is at the end of the interview.
Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Kehane (Frankie) visited the studio to tell us about the play "A Lie of the Mind" by American playwright Sam Shepard. Nicole explains how a story that is set in motion with violence and tragedy can still exhibit humor, and why the core of the story is really love. You don't want to miss Jacob Kehane's expressive radio ode to Sam Shepard.
The UNCW Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chamber Orchestra are performing Franz Joseph Haydn's "Creation" under the direction of Dr. Joe Hickman, the Director of Choral Activities. Nancy King has been rehearsing the soloists for the performance, and Bob Workmon is a guest artist performing with the choirs. Nancy and Bob came to the studio and talked about the performance, and a bit about the history of this work, thought by many to be Haydn's masterpiece.
The Cape Fear Contra Dancers hold community dances twice a month, but on Saturday, March 21 they are having a special contra party featuring the band Big Celtic Fun from Chapel Hill.
Linda Thomas, a dancer and contra caller, visited us in the studio along with dancer and hammer dulcimer player, David Shucavage. Linda and David have both been involved in contradancing for decades, so they shared their knowledge of the history of the dance and music as well as information about the Saturday event.
Dorothy Reynolds and Danielle Bringard visited WHQR to tell us about the original play adaption, "Robinhood: A Tale of 2 Hoods." These young ladies have been involved in Journey Productions' PET project since they were young, and they enjoy taking leadership roles in this production now that they are in college. Dorothy is a Performance Educator with the cast and Danielle facilitated input from young writers for the script.
The show is at the Community Arts Center Thursdays-Sundays through March 15.
Sam Marshall from the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension came to the station to tell us about a brand new 12-week program called the Cape Fear Backyard Naturalist Program. Sam is a horticulturist involved in bring this program to fruition.
Director Anthony Lawson and actor/comic Jamey Stone joined us to talk about the latest play by Big Dawg Productions, Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."
The comedy runs March 12-29, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm at the Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street. For information on tickets and more about the show, visit Big Dawg.
The Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW) are having an opening reception for their exhibit "A Gracious Plenty" on Sunday, March 8 from 5:00-7:00 at Caprice Bistro downtown.
Etta Breit and Ruth Brune met at a collage class at the Cameron Art Museum and they are on the CAW steering committee. They came in to talk about their love of this medium, the upcoming exhibit, and the the interesting second meaning of "CAW."