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
8:24 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Piedmont Wind Symphony Presents Noir Fantasies

Matthew Troy
matthew-troy.com

The Piedmont Wind Symphony—one of the region’s finest adult ensembles for winds—has been thrilling audiences for 25 years. The tradition continues this Thursday night in a concert titled Noir Fantasies with guest conductor Matthew Troy.  Selections will showcase the masterful orchestrations created especially for wind ensemble, influenced by the film noir genre, and it’s hey days of the 1940s.

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Arts
1:11 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Mipso at the Piedmont Land Jam, First Impressions, The Seven Stages of Anger, Hanes Gallery and More

Mipso
Piedmont Land Conservancy

Mipso and the Piedmont Land Jam

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Arts
8:49 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Globe & Cosmos Series Continues with Keyboard Music from the Era of Galileo and Shakespeare

Andrew Willis
Stacey Haines

The University of NC Greensboro continues its Globe & Cosmos series with Keyboard Music from the era of Galileo & Shakespeare. The program for harpsichord and organ will feature 20 contrasting pieces by several 16th century composers from both Italy and England. Pianist, UNCG Professor of Music, and recording artist Andrew Willis has maintained his keen interest in the history of the piano and its performance practice for several decades.

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Arts
9:31 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Mipso, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Laurelyn Dossett to Perform at Piedmont Land Jam

Mipso
http://www.piedmontland.org/

The 6th annual Piedmont Land Jam features Steep Canyon Rangers, and Mipso with special guest Laurelyn Dossett. It’s the Piedmont Land Conservancy’s most successful education outreach event.

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Arts
8:49 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Twin City Stage Presents "The Outsiders" as Part of Youth Production Series

(l-r): Trevor Britt (Two-Bit), Stephen Howard (Dallas), Beau Reneger (Johnny), Quinn Bankson (Ponyboy), Patrick Burke (Sodapop), and Michael Stewart (Darry)
Shawn Hooper

Twin City Stage’s Youth Production Series is back with The Outsiders by Susan Eloise Hinton. The Youth Production Series aims to develop young, motivated theatre enthusiasts with storylines that interest them. Director Cheri Van Loon says The Outsiders, written when S.E. Hinton was just 16 years old says the powerful play about rival gangs in 1960s Oklahoma hits the mark. Actor Stephen Howard agrees.

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