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.
Beverly Andrews is the Concert Master for Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. She is also Chair of the fundraising committee for the Thursday Morning Music Club. Each year, that group offers two $500 scholarships to young musicians to further their studies. The application deadline is this Sunday, February 23.
Juniors and seniors in high school in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties may apply by contacting Beverly directly: Beverlyhandrews@gmail.com
Director Ray Kennedy and actress Kendra Goehring-Garrett visited with Jemila to talk about the upcoming presentation of Evita, the opening production for the 2014 season from Opera House Theatre Company.
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.