Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews - 2/11/15
3:17 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Midday Interview: Zach Hanner and Sydney Penny on an Oscar Event at Theatre NOW

The Theatre Network of Wilmington (TNOW) is throwing a red carpet Oscar Event at Theatre NOW on Monday night, February 22, 2015. Executive Director Zach Hanner and board president Sydney Penny came to our studio to talk about this fundraising event and explain the outreach work that TNOW is involved in. For more information about this local nonprofit organization and to get tickets for this event visit superstaracademy.org

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Midday Interviews - 2/10/15
1:37 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Midday Interview: Triassic Parq

Jake Stewart, Chandler Davis, and Alissa Fetherolf

Some cast members from City Stage's latest production stopped by to tell us about this absurd, yet philosophical and thought-provoking new musical, Triassiq Parq. The show tells the story of the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park from their own perspective - with a variety of adult themes, so leave the kids at home. For more information about the show click here

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Midday Interviews - 2/6/15
1:55 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Midday Interview: Reed Wallace and Stephen Errante on "Bachfest"

Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Stephen Errante enjoying the art at WHQR
Gina Gambony

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents "Bachfest"  on Saturday night at Kenan Auditorium. This concert features a variety of flavors of Johann Sebastian Bach's work, including choral music. We talked today with Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Stephen Errante. For more information about selections and performers visit wilmingtonsymphony.org

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Midday Interviews - 2/5/17
2:45 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Midday Interview: Laura Crane on the "35th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival"

This weekend is the 35th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival, hosted right here at the Hilton Hotel on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. Laura Crane spoke with us about some of the events and guest performers. To see the whole story visit the festival website ncjazzfetival.com  

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Midday Interviews - 2/4/15
11:17 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Midday Interview: Lance Howell, Charlie Robertson, David Loudermilk on "Ring of Fire"

Thalian Association is opening "Ring of Fire" this week and we were delighted to chat with the director, Lance Howell, the artistic director, David Loudermilk, and one of the actors Charlie Robertson. This show is a tribute to Johnny Cash, "the man in black," telling his story through music with an ensemble cast. Performances are Thursdays-Sundays through Feburary 15 at Thalian Hall. For more information please visit thalian.org

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Midday Interviews 1/30/15
10:22 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Midday Interview: LaRaisha Bennette and Chiaki Ito on LaCi

LaCi Band

The founders of the new Wilmington band LaCi were in the studio this week to talk about their music and upcoming gigs. Keyboardist Chiaki Ito and singer LaRaisha Bennette also treated us to a little in studio performance. You can see them at Wild Wing Cafe on February 6 at 10 PM and at Theatre Now for Valentine's Day Brunch starting at noon. For more info on the band click here

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Midday Interviews - 1/29/15
1:03 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Midday Interview: Basile and Marianna Stacy on the Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Basile and Marianna Stacy
Alexa Doran

The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is the primary fundraiser for VOCAL (Volunteer Older Citizen's Action League). The festival features music, comedy, children's activities, culinary demonstrations and best of all, wine and chocolate. All of this takes place at the Coast Line Event Center in downtown Wilmington. One of the festival organizers, Marianna Stacy, stopped by WHQR studios with comedian Basile to tell us more about this event.

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Midday Interviews 1/28/15
2:12 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Midday Interview: Grey Pascal on "A Word...with Grey Pascal"

Grey Pascal is a local artist with a reputation for experimentation in meaningful ways. For over a year, Grey has been working on a new kind of portrait...it's not simply visual it's about words and how they define us. The collection he's creating is called "A Word..with Grey Pascal: A Conceptual Portrait Series On Panel With Encaustic." If you are interested in participating in this series please contact Grey at volcanodweller@hotmail.com 

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Midday Interviews - 1/27/15
1:58 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Midday Interview: Steve Vernon on Big Dawg Productions' 2015 Theatre Season

Steve Vernon, the artistic director of Big Dawg Productions, gives us a review of Big Dawg's 2015 theatre season, including a hint at reviving "The Hermit of Ft. Fisher." For more information click here 

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Midday Interviews
12:58 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Elizabeth Darrow on "Life is But a Dream..."

Artist Elizabeth Darrow shared with us interesting details about her vibrant, textured work and talked to us about why a painting may never be finished. Darrow will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR tonight form 6-9 PM for the opening reception of her collection "Life is But a Dream..." Be sure you take a moment to come out and see this truly exquisite collection before the closing reception on Friday, February 27.

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