David Ford

Reporter/Host

David Ford earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in clarinet performance at Northwestern University, where he also studied composition and jazz arranging. After a career as a principal clarinetist in orchestras throughout the interior of Mexico, David returned to the states and began a radio-announcing career in Austin, Texas. At 89.5 KMFA, David produced and hosted hundreds of programs. Three of them (Mind Your Music, The Basics and T.G.I.F. Thank Goodness It’s Familiar) won international awards in the Fine Arts Radio Competition.

At WFDD David writes, hosts and produces the 4-minute daily arts feature Triad Arts that airs Monday through Fridays at 8:35 AM and 5:44 PM. He also writes, hosts and co-produces the hour-long arts magazine Triad Arts Weekend on Fridays at 1:00 PM. David has written national features for KUSC and CPRN in Los Angeles and conducted interviews for Minnesota Public Radio's Weekend America.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing tennis, drinking Krankie’s coffee with his wife, and family walks in the woods with their eight-year-old son, Rafa.

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Arts
8:29 am
Wed October 1, 2014

UNC Greensboro Presents Performances Celebrating Shakespeare and Galileo

UNCG

This weekend at UNC Greensboro the campus-wide celebration of the 450th birthdays of Shakespeare and Galileo “The Message and the Cosmos” continues with a big thematic concert. The performance will feature the UNCG’s Symphony, 160 voice choir, acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Professor Clara O’ Brien, and 4 student soloists conducted by Assistant Professor of Choral Music Carole Ott, and Associate Professor of Conducting Kevin Geraldi.

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Arts
11:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Steep Canyon Rangers to Perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Steep Canyon Rangers

The Blue Ridge Music Center wraps up its stellar performance series Saturday, October 11th with the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers. They’ve performed at venues from Carnegie Hall to London’s Hammersmith Apollo Theatre and become one of the most successful bluegrass bands in the world. The Asheville-based bluegrass band was recently nominated for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards for the song "Graveyard Fields”.

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Arts
8:20 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Greensboro College Presents Rantoul and Die

Katy Duckstein
Greensboro College

Rantoul and Die by Mark Roberts comes to the Parlor Theatre next month courtesy of Greensboro College. Junior Directing major Katy Duckstein is joined by Sophomore Musical Theatre Major Brad McBride who plays Gary, and alumna actor Nicole Swofford who plays Debbie.

Rantoul and Die by Mark Roberts opens at the Parlor Theatre on the Greensboro College campus on Wednesday October 1st where it will run through October 5th with evening performances at 7:30 and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM.

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Arts
9:27 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Poet Joe Mills, Barbara Lister-Sink, the Write Motivation, and Paper Lantern Theatre Company

Cinny Strickland and Stephen Moore.
Paper Lantern Theatre Company

Poetry, music, literature, and theatre on the program today, beginning with This Miraculous Turning, a new book of poems by Joe Mills. And to all of the poetry naysayers out there groaning in the distance I say: you’re not gonna like it, you’re gonna LOVE it! And speaking of love, it’s a love story of a…different kind between Steinway artist Barbara Lister-Sink, the instrument that captured her heart decades ago, and why—I mean, aren’t all pianos the same? Then Bethany Chafin’ll cover books and blogs with established writers Chris Laney and Steve Cushman. They’re giving back big time with The Write Motivation—creative writing classes for everyone. And spit out your gum, sit up straight, and get ready to say “you’re welcome”, ‘cause Mrs. Mannerly is comin’ to town courtesy of Paper Lantern Theatre Company.

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Arts
9:12 am
Fri September 26, 2014

High Point University School of Art and Design Celebrates Year of the Arts

John Turpin
High Point University

High Point University’s School of Art and Design will be celebrating the spirit of art in all its forms during this academic Year of the Arts (YOTA). The eight-month series is led by the school’s Dean, Dr. John Turpin. YOTA will feature dozens of events demonstrating the myriad ways in which art and creativity enrich our lives. John says the focus will be on four main questions.

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