Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews - 8/26/12
2:18 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Midday Interview: Tonia Lovejoy on the Beautiful Nation Project

Tonia Lovejoy
Alexa Doran

Tonia Lovejoy is an educator and explorer who has created an organization called the Beautiful Nation Project. Its website offers a hug array of tools on many platforms to expand our understanding of how where we live affects how we live. She will be taking an all female crew of scientists, explorers and educators on her sailboat for an around-the-world trip starting September 15. Their journey can be followed at BeautifulNationProject.org

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Midday Interviews 8/22/14
2:08 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Midday Interview: Artists Mio Reynolds, Randy McNamara and Eunkyung Kim Cazier

  Today we had prolific artists Mio Reynolds, Randy McNamara and Eunkyung Kim Cazier talk about their work, which will be featured tonight at our very own MC Erny Gallery  at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor. Join the artists from 6-9 pm for an opening reception that will include wine, light refreshments and your chance to meet the artists and see their vibrant, intriguing collection of work. For further details visit http://whqr.org/post/coming-soon-hues-juxtaposition-mc-erny-gallery-1.

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Midday Interviews 8/21/14
2:22 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Midday Interview: Barb Olson-Gwin and Jim Carey on "Phlock to the Beach!: A Buffet Style Beach Bash"

Jim Carey and Barb Olson-Gwin
Alexa Doran

Today Barb Olson-Gwin and Jim Carey came to represent the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting Phlock to the Beach!: A Buffet Style Beach Bash. Unfortunately, the Friday night Pub and Grub Crawl is sold out BUT you can still get tickets to Saturday's events on Oak Island or at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. For more details visit southport-oakisland.com or call 910.457.6994.  Some of Saturday's Events are free and some require tickets.

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Midday Interviews - 8/20/14
4:02 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Bill Hamlet and Jenny McKinnon-Wright on the Landfall Art Show and Sale

Artist Jenny McKinnon- Wright and Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet
Alexa Doran

The 2014 Landfall and Art show is Thursday through Saturday at the Landfall Dye Clubhouse. It runs from 10 am to 7 pm each day, with a cash bar provided from 5-7 pm. One hundred artists will be showing their work. Admission is free and 30% of the sales go to the Landfall Foundation, which helps support local non-profits. Today's guests were Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet and artist Jenny McKinnon-Wright.  For more details visit LandfallFoundation.org

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Midday Interviews 8/19/14
2:48 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Midday Interview: Madeline Flagler on Lumina Daze

Madeline Flagler is the Executive Director of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Every year they host a great fundraiser called Lumina Daze, which celebrates the spectacular Lumina Pavilion. The Lumina Pavilion was the star attraction on the beach from 1905 until 1973 when it was torn down. The event is this Sunday form 5-9 pm at The Blockade Runner Beach Resort. For more details visit wbmuseum.com.   

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Midday Interviews - 8/14/14
3:22 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Midday Interview: Rhonda Bellamy

Rhonda Bellamy at WHQR
Alexa Doran

Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, tells us all about Regional Artist Project Grants. The application deadline is September 19. Bellamy will hold an information session Monday, August 18 at 5:30 pm at the New Hanover County Public Library downtown. For additional information visit artscouncilofwilmington.org  or call 910.343.0998

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Midday Interviews - 8/13/14
2:55 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "Introducing Thalian Hall"

Joining us today was Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Rivenbark has just published "Introducing Thalian Hall" as part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. Something of a local celebrity, Rivenbark is known for his talent as an actor, director and raconteur and is the perfect person to write the captions for historical images of Thalian Hall.  Rivenbark will be hosting a book singing and chat in Thalian Hall's Ballroom at 3pm this Sunday.

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Midday Interviews 8/7/14
2:18 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Film Festival Programmer Shona Thomson

Shona Thomson and Jemila Ericson

Today's guest, film festival programmer Shona Thomson is with us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland.  Lucky us, Thomson is here for two weeks asartist-in-residence for the upcoming film festival, Cucalorus. In preparation for the much-beloved upcoming Cucalorus film festival, Thomson is here to tell us about two exciting events she has planned.

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Midday Interviews - 8/6/2014
2:25 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Midday Interview: Anthony Lawson and Claire Bennett on "Good People"

Director Anthony Lawson and Actress Claire Bennett

Today's guests, director Anthony Lawson and actress Claire Bennett, discussed the upcoming performance of "Good People"  at Thalian Association's Red Barn Studio. Performances will run from August 7 through August 30,  Thursdays-Sundays. For more information visit thalian.org.

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Midday Interviews - 8/5/2014
2:09 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Nina Danilova and Rafael Grigorian, Guest Teachers at City Ballet

From Left: Rafael Grigorian, Andrea Hill, Alex Hill, Nina Danilova
Alexa Doran

Today Jemila talked to Nina Danilova and Rafael Grigorian about their experience as artists -in- residence/guest teachers at the City Ballet. For more information - http://www.cityballetofwilmington.org/

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