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
8:33 am
Fri June 27, 2014

The Arts Council and Power2Give Fund Local Creative Projects

Sculptor Vandorn Hinnant

Power2Give is an online fundraising platform used by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem to help support a variety of different programs offered by The Council’s 19 member organizations. It’s a fundraising vehicle that’s similar to Kickstarter in which the organization has up to 60 days to raise funds. This year, the Milton Rhodes Innovative Project Grant will provide some matching dollars to help each group meet their goals.

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Arts
8:35 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Eastern Music Festival Presents Lynn Harrell

Cellist Lynn Harrell
Eastern Music Festival

The 53rd annual Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro continues this weekend with a concert on Saturday night featuring world renowned cello soloist Lynn Harrell.  On the program will be Benjamin Britten’s Variations and Fugue on a theme of Purcell, and Ernst Bloch’s Schelomo; Hebraic Rhapsody for cello and orchestra. In addition to offering amazing concerts for all audiences, EMF is also one of the most highly sought after summer programs for talented student musicians to study.

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Arts
8:42 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Meet the Artist: Writer and Producer Mike Reiss

The Triad Jewish Film Festival in Greensboro builds bridges of understanding by showcasing Jewish identity through dynamic, contrasting films, community outreach, and comedy. Last year The Simpsons writer/producer and 4-time Emmy Award winner Mike Reiss presented “Jews in Toons: An Animated Evening” at Temple Emanuel. It was a hilarious evening featuring rare clips and inside stories from one of the longest running shows in TV history.

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Arts
11:48 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Casa Azul Presents Caribbean Night

Casa Azul, under the proud fiscal sponsorship of Arts Greensboro, was begun in 2011 by a group of Latino professionals in the Greensboro area who saw the need to share the best parts of their respective cultures and to promote Latino arts throughout the entire Triad community. Casa Azul board member Addy Jeffrey is not an artist, but her family arrived here from Cuba, and she’s heavily engaged in the Latino community, and excited to share Caribbean Night with Triad audiences.

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Arts
8:02 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Meet the Artist: Dancer, Yoga Instructor, Mime Jacob Felder

Jacob Felder
Doug Rice

Jacob Felder is a man of many, many talents. He’s a professional dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, circus style acrobatic balancing artist, AND a professional mime. Jacob began mesmerizing audiences as a traditional mime back in 1993.

For the past 12 years his repertoire has expanded to include robotic, living statues and a stilt walking fringe clowns as well. You can catch Jacob the living statue this fall during Raffaldini Vineyard’s Fiesta the third Saturday in September. 

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